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HopArt IPA - COAST Brewing Company

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HopArt IPAHopArt IPA

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very good

236 Reviews

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Reviews: 236
Hads: 595
Avg: 3.97
pDev: 17.63%
Wants: 94
Gots: 88 | FT: 3
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:
Beer added by: MarkSCCOT on 10-21-2007

Walking a fine line of sweet malt and assertive hop character. A hop presence so enticing it truly is a work of art.
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Reviews: 236 | Hads: 595
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.8/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to cw577enfield for the bottle. Bottled 6/14/2013. (He sent it at 3 weeks old. The additional age is my fault.)

Appearance: Hazed, obviously unfiltered, burnt orange/amber. Small off-white collar with faint wisps of head. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Slightly toasted malt with some solid caramel and biscuit notes. Hops are decidedly heavy on ruby red grapefruit and orange peel with some dank elements in the back. A touch of vague tropical flavors in the back. Juicy Fruit. Overall fruity sweetness with some pine oil. Mango and a touch of alcohol. Slight herbal/floral component.

Taste: Restrained bitterness builds a little over the course of the beer. Pronounced hits of grapefruit flesh and rind with some mango and orange influence. Even pushes a bit of pineapple. Malts carry a toasted biscuity sweetness coupled with a solid caramel malt sweetness. Some caramelization as well. Some backing almost mint with a soft flora/herbal edge. Ends up nicely balanced.

Mouthfeel: Smooth up front with a slight creaminess. Gives way a slightly dry finish with a moderate carbonation. Medium body overall.

Overall: Better than Thomas Kinkade, but not Monet.

Throw this in a 6-pack smaller format bottle (or better yet a 4-pack of 16oz cans), and I'm sold. A great drinking IPA with everything you could expect from the style. Not abrasive or aggressive, but bitter enough to not be messing around. Nicely balanced with a solid overall drinkability.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.61/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. Served in a taster.

Appearance - Hazy copper. Almost no head, but the glass was wet. Minimal lacing.

Smell - Nondescript hop aroma. Slight citrus. Equally strong malt backing. Hint of sweetness.

Taste - Hops up front, again a blend of flavors. Citrus most prominent, but otherwise indiscernable. Malty. Not too strong, but some sweetness. Minimal bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Easiest to drink of the hoppy varieties I had today. Medium body. Smooth.

Overall - I can see why this is year round. Everyman IPA. Not specific in any category, but good all around.

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Photo of Arithmeticus
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured chilled in hotel glass (Greenville, SC)

A: dark copper color; huge bloom; good carbonation; good lacing
S: roses, pine (all hops)
T: bright hoppy ipa; pleasant mix of sweetness and bitterness; very intense; flavor overtones of rosewater, grapefruit; very complex; quite boozy (or rather it comes through

a fine, delicious ipa; cheers!

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Photo of smakawhat
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head Ale glass. Bottled March 28 2013.

A gorgeous crystal clear dark copper amber body, with a little bit of dark color character. A big middle column of tiny carbonation, capped with a nice tan evenly pinhead bubbled three finger head that settles to a thick crown and cap. Aggressive and impressive.

Nose is a bit muted. Pine and spruce airy, but not large, hints of earth also but with not much dank quality. Not much sweet malt or caramel, or backbone to this either, but pleasant.

A real juicy palate on first sip. Palate has a hidden thickness and big resiny coating in the mouth. Hop angle comes mostly in aftertaste of pine and spruce, with hints of lots of oily grapefruit. Citrus and juice tropics on first seem to fill the palate but dissolve and disappear very quickly. Some faint biscuit aroma really wants to come out in the swallow but is quite burried also.

Overall though it has such easy drinking ability, and maybe not the most memorable IPA but quite tasty and one I would easily drink again.

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Photo of dlcoblen
4.62/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A great IPA!

A: It is a cloudy beer with orange tint. The off white head lingers.

S: Citrus fruits, piney and floral. (typical IPA smells)

T: The taste is very balanced between the bitterness and sweetness of the malts. It is a perfect combination and is very refreshing.

M: Carbonated, but not too much. It seems to be just right.

O: This was my first time trying Hopart and will be buying it again. It is a great IPA and it is brew locally for me which is always a plus. Anyhow if you see it give it a try. I doubt there will be any regrets.

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Photo of xseanprimex
3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a Sam Adams pint glass.
Bottled 1-22-13

Appearance- Poured a hazy gold. Started with a big head that diminished and left a nice lace.
Aroma- At first the piny smell of the hops hits. The biscuity malt character is apparent.
Taste- The hops are not as overpowering as the smell had me thinking. Balanced pretty well by the malts and spicy yeast.
Feel- Pretty average. The carbonation is nice and prickly.
Overall- Pretty good brew. More balanced than the smell made me think. The bitterness is absolutely perfect, leaving the best aftertaste.

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Photo of csparace
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance (4.25) – Pours from a bomber into a pint glass. Nice two finger head of large bubbles. Loads of carbonation coming up. Very light brown color. Fairly clear. Some bubbles have accumulated on the side of the glass. Lacing is actually really nice.

Smell (3.50) – Very hoppy with a huge pine presence. Hints of grapefruit and lemon.

Taste (3.75) – Lots of hop crunch at font. Definiely brings the pine and woody smell that was present in the smell. The crunch stays present well into the body of the taste. There's not much of an finish to the beer. I don't get a ton of maltiness. The biggest presence is really the hops and pine. Even so though, I'm really satisfied with the way it tastes. Though its not complex, its a really satisfying IPA.

Mouthfeel (4.0)– The carbonation is really great in this beer and I think completes the beer. Paired with the crunch of the hops it is really quenching. A good candidate for a hot day by the pool.

Overal (3.75) – I'd say this is an above average IPA. Its not really outstanding or complex, but it does the job really well. For cheaper bomber, this seems spot on to me.

I think colder is better for this beer.

Bottled on Jan 22, 2013.

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Photo of Treebs
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle served in Solemn Oath snifter. Bottled 2/27/13. Thanks to rnorgart for the bottle!

A: Pours a murky dark orange color with a yellowish head forming on the pour. it recedes to thick ring with some sticky sheets of lace left down the glass.

S: Bready malts with some earthy hop spice. A little dried grass with some mild citrus peel.

T: There are a ton of flavors going on in this one. There's a dark bread spiciness with some herbal hops. Very earthy in nature. White bread sweetness from malts as well with a light piney bitterness. Light lemon zest with a little orange pith as well.

M: Medium bodied with a little heft to it. Moderate chew, but easy drinking with a medium soft carbonation. Slight bitterness to the finish without too much drying.

O: Definitely more of an English style IPA in my opinion, but pretty balanced between the earthy and spicy hops and sweet bread malts.

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Photo of jmarsh123
3.52/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours cloudy dark orange with a big sticky off white head.

Not much hop character in the aroma. Very grainy and yeasty although more like a British IPA.

Similar flavors. Leans more toward the malt side of the ledger. Grainy bready malt. Not much hop character up front although it does finish a bit spicy with some floral notes.

Medium body and carbonation.

Decent beer, but profile didn't really do it for me especially as an American IPA. Hop character was way too restrained and this bottle was super fresh so drop off was not an issue. IPA lovers go seek out Carnie Fire. Tremendous beer and hoppier than this IPA.

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Photo of AlexFields
3.54/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours cloudy amber color with a nice head.

Aroma is surprising--only subtle hop character, this is dominated by yeast. Smells like a dubbel or strong saison or something.

Also doesn't taste like an IPA at all. Yeasty, spicy, some mild English hop flavors, moderate floral notes, bitterness in the aftertaste. I can't figure this beer out.

Good carbonation, drinks like a Belgian style.

This is such a strange beer, really does not seem like an IPA. Pretty good though...I wonder if this is faded some or just an odd beer to begin with?


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Photo of bonkers
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured from a bomber into a snifter, deep copper pour, big sticky head. The lacing is great. The aroma is piney, biscuity. There is a ton of pine resin up front, more bitter than expected. It finishes bisquity, braeady, some pine. The body is medium, good carbonation, the higher than expected abv is not noticeable. A good IP, my bottle was 3 months old, would have liked to try a fresher bottle.

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Photo of BlackBelt5112203
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a mug at fridge-cellar temperature.

L – Medium-amber color with a 4-finger frothy white head. Awesome retention and great lacing. Clear with a moderate amount of bubbles.

S – Caramel and bready malt with a good hop bouquet with grapefruit, pineapple, mango, and some pine notes.

T – Starts off sweet with caramel malt and some orange flavors, but bitterness quickly builds all the way to the finish with grapefruit, pineapple, mango, and definite pine notes.

F – Medium-bodied with decent carbonation, a sticky and mouth-coating feel, and a bitter and slightly dry finish. Bittersweet grapefruit and mango hops linger nicely. There’s a tiny bit of a pleasant throat-warming from the alcohol.

O – This is a really good IPA. The ABV pushes it out of the sessionable range, but the flavor and mouthfeel make for a very drinkable beer. As far as IPAs go in South Carolina, this is one of the best. Another solid beer from COAST.

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Photo of jeonseh
4.36/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a GI tulip

A - Hazy, glowing orange with light carbonation. Huge white foamy head that left nice lacing as it settle down

S - Strong citrus nose with orange, tangerine and pineapple. There is a slight sweet malt backbone as well that you pick up in the nose

T - Bitter pine hits you initally before the orange peel and tangerine comes through in the middle. There is a nice malt backbone that gives it a slight caramel sweetness. The finish is bitter as pine and grapefruit linger on. Well balanced betweenmalt and hops and actually reminds me of a slightly more bitter Dreadnaught

MF - Medium body with a lot of carbonation to make it full and smooth. Has a nice hop resin that remains on the tongue in the finish.

O - A delicious almost DIPA like IPA that has a strong bitter hop presence with enough of a malt backbone to keep it balanced. Definitely pick up a bottle if you see it!

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Photo of GossageBrewery
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served this American IPA on tap at the brewery. Poured a hazy orangish amber color, produced a very thick creamy off white head, excellent retention and lacing. The aroma consisted of fresh baked bread, and large doses of citric grapefruit from the hops. Full bodied, this AIPA had a foundation of toasted malt, citric grapefruit, and green tea. Excellent mouthfeel, very smooth , a dominate amount of hop flavor throughout the session. Excellent American IPA- A must try if you can find it.

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Photo of Gavage
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a hazy orange color with a one inch head that lasts a while. Nice lace paints the glass.

Smell: caramel, orange, floral hops, and some fruitiness comes through to the nose.

Taate: follows the nose as caramel, floral hops, orange, grapefruit, pear, and a nice bitterness create a well balanced IPA.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout with a mild dry finish.

Overall: this is a very easy to drink beer - nicely refreshing too. Well worth seeking this one out.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

HopArt IPA
COAST Brewing Company
Style: American IPA
ABV: 7.70 %

Pours a light orange color. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, and herbs. A rather enticing hoppy aroma. In the taste, mild resinous hop character with faint pine, sage, and citrus notes. Light caramel flavor from the malts and a bit bready. Light to medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Drinks very easily and a very sessionable IPA. Hides the 7.7% very well, this could be dangerous if it was always on hand.

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Photo of theveganbrewer
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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Photo of Rutager
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of brstls4drmrs
4.47/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

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Photo of thegodfather2701
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

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Photo of tewaris
2.66/5  rDev -33%
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

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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.55/5  rDev -10.6%
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.

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Photo of Steasy66
3.14/5  rDev -20.9%
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.

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Photo of zac16125
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
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

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HopArt IPA from COAST Brewing Company
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