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HopArt IPA - COAST Brewing Company

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HopArt IPAHopArt IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

429 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 429
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 92
Gots: 36 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
COAST Brewing Company visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Walking a fine line of sweet malt and assertive hop character. A hop presence so enticing it truly is a work of art.

(Beer added by: MarkSCCOT on 10-21-2007)
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

AlCzerik, May 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

ejw127, May 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

ahatcher78, May 04, 2012
Photo of alpinebryant
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 3/23/12, brought back by my family from a trip down south.

A: Pours a light straw hazy gold with a healthy white head.

S: Aroma of mostly pale malt, not a ton of aroma/ drop hopping in here. To be honest the aroma is slightly underwhelming comparatively when I have had a sip or two.

T: Mostly bitter slightly astringent hop profile. I pick up a bit of malt, but really it is overwhelmed by a ton of bittering with mid to late boil hop additions. I taste a bit of grass and that whole cone hop profile I get in Sierra Nevada's brews. Its a pretty dry IPA and not extremely balanced, but the hop profile is very pleasant once this warms a little.

M: Great mouthfeel, good carbonation. A nice full bodied American IPA with a very pleasant carbonation.

O: This is a good american IPA. I was slightly overwhelmed with the bitterness and lack of malt contributions. Some astringency, which I think if removed would make this a lot better.

alpinebryant, May 04, 2012
Photo of nickfl
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a hazy, golden-copper colored body. The head dissipates slowly and leaves nice lace on the glass.

S - A hoppy aroma of pine, lemon, and some spicy notes with bread and a little toffee in the background.

T - Bready malt and some spicy hop character up front. Lemon, grapefruit, pine, and some sweaty notes in the middle. Finishes with pungent, kind of harsh bitterness as well as light malt sweetness and pine flavors that linger.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - The hop character is fairly done with a nice combination of pine and spicy notes as well as some malt to balance. My only complaint is that the bitterness is a bit of the harsh, chemical side which does the drinkability no favors. Not bad, but not Coast's best.

nickfl, Apr 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

DANABF2, Apr 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

cardern, Apr 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Callmecoon, Apr 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

jminch, Mar 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

mikalveli, Mar 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

heffnate77, Mar 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Heff19, Mar 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

PthPndr, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle purchased at the brewery into New Belgium snifter picked up earlier in the day. Bottled 3/8/12 - that's fresh!
Pours a golden orange, slight haze; nice head and great lacing.
Smell is of piney hops, slight citrus, but not overpowering.
Taste is of bitter piney hops with a slight sweet citrus aftertaste. Very bitter and piney...it is very similar to a west coast IPA eventhough it was brewed within literal feet of the east coast. Its very sticky, and chewey, but has a lot of character. Really nice brew and by far my favorite from COAST.

DrinkSlurm, Mar 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

UltimateLivewire, Mar 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Tackle42, Feb 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

sincereNc, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of THECPJ
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes: Growler from the Source. Thanks Jacob.

appearance: copper orange with a 2 finger off white head

smell: orange, grapefruit, caramel, malts,

taste: citrus hops, sweet malts, well balanced

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: great IPA so glad to have a connection in the south that can send me fresh growlers whenever I fell the need.

Cheers,
The CPJ

THECPJ, Jan 31, 2012
Photo of mdaschaf
3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes. Thanks to Jay for opening.

A: Pours a nice orange/copper color with a one finger off-white head. Decent lacing down the sides.

S: Some citrus aromas, mostly grapefruit and pineapple, with a good bit of caramel and bready malt.

T: Kind if a disappointment actually, not as hoppy as I was hoping. Not bad at all, just a bit on the malty side. Lots of caramel, graham cracker, and some bready malt. There was a little bit of citrus mixed in.

M: Medium bodied, slightly grainy, moderate carbonation with a slightly dry/sticky finish.

O: Had higher hopes having already sampled Boy King. Not sure on the age of the bottle, so would love to try it again based off other reviews.

mdaschaf, Jan 31, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Got this beer from thagr81us in a trade! Thanks man!

Poured from bomber bottled 1-13-11 into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

A - The beer pours a hazy orange-amber color with a nice 1 1/2 finger nice white creamy head which slowly fades to a thin foamy film with great lacing.

S - Somewhat disappointed in the aroma of the beer. I didn't detect a whole lot aside from a mild piney hop aroma with a slight citrus note but not much.

T/M - The beer starts immediate bready/earthy hop flavor upfront with some mild caramel flavors hidden in the middle. Medium bitterness with good carbonation and medium mothfeel.

D - Solid.

Overall, I had never heard of this beer so it was awesome to try a local beer from South Carolina. It was a pleasure and this is a good IPA. It wasn't my favorite as it had a slightly unique malty character in the flavor but it was good and I would recommend it to try!

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 02-03-2011 02:33:11

hopfacebrew, Jan 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

SaCkErZ9, Jan 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

ygtbsm94, Jan 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Skye1024, Jan 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

UnderPressure, Dec 28, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

whartontallboy, Dec 27, 2011
HopArt IPA from COAST Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 429 ratings.