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HopArt IPA - COAST Brewing Company

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HopArt IPAHopArt IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

453 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 453
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 93
Gots: 41 | 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 +12.2%

TrickkyGangsta, Sep 01, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought in a Growler at Whole Foods in MT. Pleasant. Fresh keg.

Pours a cloudy hazy yellow/orange with large sticky head. Head lingers to the last drink with plenty of thin lacing. Looks like one of my homebrews. Far from clear.

Aroma is a mix of citrus, fruit, and pine. Grapefruit also present.

Medium body, lingering bitterness that isn't overpowering. Hop taste well infused into body, probable FWH candidate with citrusy hop. Feels a little sweet.

Pleasant taste for a 7.7% brew. Alcohol slightly noticeable at such a fresh age.

Overall, a very good IPA but a step behind the best in appearance and mouthfeel.

theveganbrewer, Aug 30, 2012
Photo of Rutager
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thank you Msquared2!!

Appearance. Poured a murky gold-amber with almost two fingers of thick, sticky off-white head that leaves some great lacing.

Smell. Big yellow and ruby-red grapefruit rinds, toasty light grains, just a little pine sap and tropical fruits.

Taste. Massive citrus hops, but not the huge amount of bitterness I was expecting, just a nice level of medium bitterness. Lightly floral, some lightly sweet, toasty grains. A little booze, but nothing excessive.

Mouthfeel. Medium-full body with medium-low, smooth carbonation.

Overall. Nice big ipa with lots of citrus and still drinks easy.

Rutager, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of RussBecker1
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

RussBecker1, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of Billakowski
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Billakowski, Aug 11, 2012
Photo of brstls4drmrs
4.48/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - pours an light orange, yellowish color with a heavy 3" froth. Great lacing with a lot sticking on the glass.

S - pleasant pine aroma with some sour apple and fresh lemon zest. Hops are teasing my nostrils in addition to some sugary, caramel malts.

T - very nice blend of hops, pine and some apple zest on the finish. Just a really great blend of taste in here. Very appealing.

M - crisp and refreshing with medium to high carbonation. It sticks around for just a little bit beggin you to have more.

O - what an excellent iPa. Wish I bought more.

brstls4drmrs, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of macrosmatic
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to dogdoc for this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into pint glass.

A: Orangey gold in color with some haze, about 1/2-finger's worth of white head. Not a whole lot of visible carbonation. Nice lacing as the head recedes.

S: Aroma on the whole is a little muted. Flowery hops, some orange citrus as well, with pale & caramel malts.

T: The elements in the taste follow the nose but better. The flower & citrus hops with a bready caramel malt and ending with pine & citrus pith bitterness. The bitterness does hang for a bit.

M: Nice medium mouthfeel, great carbonation sensation. Alcohol not particularly noticeable.

O: Good, solid IPA; maybe not quite to the level of outstanding. This bottle was about 2 months old. I would certainly have another, although I'd like to see what it's like even fresher. Of course, I'm pretty sure I think that about all IPAs.

macrosmatic, Aug 05, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

LibrariansLoveBEER, Aug 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

fehrminator, Jul 30, 2012
Photo of thegodfather2701
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle Date-6-19-12 consumed on 7-16-12

A-Pours a cloudy orange with tons of floaties. It does have a nice thick white head that lasts for a while, but there is no lacing or cascading.

S-Hoppy, mostly grapefruit.

T-Hoppy dominated by grapefruit with a significant malt backbone. As it warms it becomes slightly more complex with some fruit notes. It has a lingering somewhat harsh grapefruit aftertaste and a dry finish.

M-Fairly thick and heavy.

D-The aftertaste cuts into the drinkability for me personally, but overall not a bad beer.

Overall, this beer slightly disappointed me after reading the reviews. I would love to have it on tap sometime and would drink it again though.

thegodfather2701, Jul 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Marti403, Jul 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

jaminjohnson, Jul 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

bpfrush, Jun 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

hockenbeer, Jun 29, 2012
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2.7/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks for another one Ryan!

Looks ok, straw golden with slight haze. There's not much to the aroma... take that back, there's nothing actually. Only reason it gets 2/5 instead of 1/5 is that the aroma is not disgusting.

Crisp and somewhat flavorful taste on a medium body. Good carbonation. You can tell that something is wrong with an IPA if crispness is its best feature.

Neither hops, not art; this beer is brewed with mediocrity.

3, 2, 3, 3, 2.5

tewaris, Jun 15, 2012
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3.55/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Gotta love the homage to Andy Warhol on the label. Hoppy aroma has a nice fruity undertone, mainly apple with hints of pear and banana. It pours a clear amber with a frothy and rather persistent white head. Flavor is fairly hoppy, but almost as malty as hoppy - not quite what I expect from an IPA. Still tasty, though, with a nice fruity undertone. Texture has plenty of fizz and good body. A respectable IPA, if not a spectacular one.

Cyberkedi, Jun 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

SlowWideTurns, Jun 10, 2012
Photo of Steasy66
3.2/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber into pint glass, purchased at Charleston Beer Exchange.
A- Straw yellow, small head
S- Not much here
T- A bit sweet, nice bitterness, not a ton of hop flavor
M- Slightly thin, good crisp carbonation
O- Not bad, not special, wouldn't buy again at the price.

Steasy66, Jun 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

redfox405, May 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

resistdefy, May 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

marine1975, May 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

claaark13, May 26, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Cane4Beer, May 22, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a pint glass
Bottle on 5/3/12

A:  translucent light amber, 1.5 fingers of sea foam white head, real good retention , leaves tons of lacing all the way down the glass

S: biscuity, caramel malt, citrus hops including lemon lime and grapefuit, some piney hop bitterness

T: piney hop bitterness, lemon zest, pineapple, hints of Orange, grapefruit, a solid malt backbone to balace it out.  Nice

M/D: really smooth even though it has a decently heavy carbonation, medium bodied, great drinkability

O: quite good. Nothing spectacular but well above average from top to bottom, I would definitely recommend

zac16125, May 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

AlCzerik, May 14, 2012
HopArt IPA from COAST Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 453 ratings.