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HopArt IPA - COAST Brewing Company

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HopArt IPAHopArt IPA

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very good

487 Ratings

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Ratings: 487
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 92
Gots: 47 | 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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5/5  rDev +25%

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5/5  rDev +25%

Photo of thadbme
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coast Hopart IPA

A: Pours a golden cloudy yellow with a finger of head. Appears to have low carbonation. Its a good looking beer with a small amount of head.

S: Smell of hops are up front with some of the wheat behind it. Does not smell overwhelming in any facet, and its blended very well.

T: Hoppy and Bitter up front with a smoother finish. It is an IPA after all. Its an easy drinking beer, has a medium amount of carbonation but an easy drinker anyway.

M: Bitter and medium carbonation. Medium body but goes down easy.

O: A pretty good IPA to try, haven't had a ton of experience with them but I'd recommend this and heck its local to me.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bastu for sending me this one!

Bottled on 8/25/11.

Pours a hazy light orange with a 2 inch puffy white head that settles to a small cap. Thin foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is primarily of herbal and citrus zest hops and maybe some citrus fruits. Taste is of grapefruit/citrus fruits, citrus zest, and some slight malt flavors. A medium level of bitterness lingers on the tongue after each sip. This beer has a crisp and somewhat dry mouthfeel with a good level of carbonation. Overall, this is a good IPA with a nice hop kick in the flavor.

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4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber poured into Tripel Karmeliet tulip. Bottled 10/12/11. About as fresh as you can get.

A - Pours a bright orange color. Close to copper. A small but dense white head that leaves great lacing down the glass.

S - Strong smell of orange, maybe pineapple as well. Nice hoppy scent. Rounded off with a little malt sweetness. A little bit of an alcohol bite on the end.

T - One of the few beers that tastes identical to the smell.

M - Medium bodied. Good carbonation. Seasonable tasted IPA that can sneak up on you

D - Great drinkability. Wouldn't guess that the alcohol percentage was close to 8%.

Stumbled across this today at Grapevine (Fort Mill, SC) and had to buy a few. I've had this a few times now but first time I have found it so close to home. Nice to see.

Photo of SykDoc
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass. It pours a minimally translucent golden-copper color. A 1 inch off-white head forms and slowly reduces to a nice lacing. Carbonation is visible.

The aroma is a solid hops presence, primarily orange rind with an orange sweetness with just a bit of bitter notes.

The taste is similar with a citrus hops, which comes across as a blend of pineapple and orange. There is more of a malty backbone present, than in the nose. Rindy bitterness is again present.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a solid level of carbonation. This is sturdier than the average IPA. It is smooth and leaves a nice dryness on the upper palate.

Overall, this is a solid beer. The components are good in all respects and you can drink it without feeling like you lose your mouth. A solid beer.

Photo of Holland
3.95/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 8/25/11.

A: beautiful orange/amber color, cloudy and deep looking. Decent lacing across the top. Looks pretty thick for an IPA.

S: smells of very earthy hops, bitter hops, and malt. Nothing excellent here.

T: Tastes of pale and caramel malt, bitter hops, and pine.

M: smooth, then crisp. Medium body, good malt backbone for an IPA. Love it.

O: solid, not spectacular beer. It was around $7 at the brewery in North Charleston.

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4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a tulip glass poured from a bomber direct from Coast.

A: Dark yellow but not quite golden, hazy, with a thick creamy white head. Amazing retention. Head remained for 5+ minutes till I hit the bottom of the glass.

S: Balance is apparent in nose. Lets you know there is something different about this IPA. Citrusy and floral hops meets malty sweet smell.

T: Has to be the most balanced IPA I have put to my lips. Yes it is hoppy but the malts are step forward to make an amazing malt-sweetened balance. Hops are primarily floral with a tiny hint of pine on the back.

M: Medium to heavy body, especially so for the IPA style.

O: Very different for an IPA. Not overwhelmed by hops but rather very good balance. Lots of other "IPA"s I prefer more, but have not had one with the same character as HopArt. I would say it is in a class of its own. I will certainly return to this beer.

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4.4/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a nice orange copper with a pretty dense light head, amazing lacing great retention

S - Nice malty sweetness, orange/pineapple citrusy and earthy hops. A wee weak

T - Like it smells, very well balanced. Stronger than the nose would suggest

M - Medium to light's bodied, very drinkable. Seasonable tasted IPA that can sneak up on you

O - One of my go to session IPAs along with Stone, Hop Wallop, and Two Hearted.

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3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up in Greenville, SC this past weekend. The bottle is dated 8/25/11. I feel I should state that I LOVE this label and that it's one of my favorite of all time.

The beer pours a medium bodied dull orange in color with a one finger soapy white head that laces my snifter. Good, I prefer my IPAs lighter in color. The aromas consist of citrusy hops with a faint aroma of pineapple and an ever so light bitterness. It's pretty easy on the nose and kind of subtle overall. The flavors too consist of citrusy hops, light pineapple, some malty sweetness, and a light bitterness. Again, pretty subtle. It drinks kind of thick for an IPA, with is surprising. It's pretty drinkable since it is as subtle as it is, in multiple aspects. I just expected it to be more of everything. It's solid. I'd probably want to try it again but would make sure it was a fresher bottle, not that a month is really that old.

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3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Stone Imperial glass. Cloudy, bright, yellowy orange color. Trillions of tiny carbonation bubble to the top and leave a very frothy two finger head that is bright white in color. Lace is pretty weak for the style and ABV.

Smell pretty earthy. Malts and bread are all I get from this. I get just a bit of yellow grapefruit and a bit of lemon brightness and the smallest hint of alcohol.

Taste is quite bitter. That of grapefruit rind. Some lemon and malty sweetness. I have never eaten an over ripe or rotting orange, but I have smelled plenty as a child, and this has the aftertaste of that smell. Not at all bad but really sweet bitter and sourdough bread flavors too.

Mouth is rich and full to the end. Just as the style should be. The bitterness beats up on the tongue a bit but as a West coaster I'm okay with it.

Overall I enjoyed this East Coast IPA. I kid a lot about the East not having any decent IPA's but this one can come to the Left side any time. Thanks to McNuts for this bottle.

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3.55/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle, but I've had it pretty much any way you can get it.

The pour is a hazy orange color with some highlights around the edges. A nice foam cap forms and leaves some sticky lace down the side of my glass. The nose favors citrus but also has some pine notes and a little sweetness. Taste is pretty much spot on in regards to the aroma. Bit citrus, pine and caramel notes. Maybe a little heavy on the sweetness for me, but still tasty. Very creamy and thick in the mouth.

Not necessarily my go to IPA but one that I would drink without hesitation.

Photo of pburland23
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bomber (bottled on 8/25/11) into my Great Divide Brussels glass.

Beer pours a hazy orange with two solid fingers of dense white head. Really thick and sticky lacing. Looks nice in the glass.

Numerous citrus notes on the nose (lemons, orange, grapefruit) and some malty sweetness lurking in the background. Aroma isn't as powerful and full as I expected.

This is a great tasting beer. Opens up with some pretty aggressive piney hops bitterness, but is immediately followed by some really mellow and tasty malt sweetness. It finishes with some grapefruit hops bitterness. A really well rounded and balanced IPA.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a pleasing creaminess. As for drinkability, the 7.7% ABV inhibits making this a session beer but it's certainly an enjoyable sipper.

Overall, a very well balanced IPA. It's a bit more malty than I usually prefer my IPAs, but it really works.

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3.63/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber (dated 8/25/11) poured into a pint glass. (thanks rnorgart!)

A: Pours dark/dirty yellow (almost golden), hazy, with a 2 finger white head (moderately tight bubbles), great retention, leaves a little lacing.

S: Good mix of citrus and floral notes (orange, grapefruit, lemon) with a little pine. Some sweet malt is noticeable.

T: Not as citrus forward as the nose indicated. Mainly floral and herbal with some citrus to round out the edges and a little pine bitterness. Very grainy middle with moderate sweetness. Hop presence turns very earthy towards the finish. Finish is bready and somewhat wet without much bitterness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation. Very chewy for an IPA, a little sweet, not a crisp or dry finish. Very malty.

O: Perhaps my taste buds were deceiving me, but I found this very malt and grainy with a hop character I wouldn't expect to find in an American IPA. Still something I enjoyed drinking.

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4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into a snifter. Bottled on 08/10/11. Thanks to EClayton08 for this awesome extra.

A – First off this is a cool looking label. Very Andy Warhol-ish. The beer pours a hazy orange color with a foamy, two finger white head that seems to show some solid retention. The head sticks around for a while eventually falling to the edges of the glass leaving a few archipelegos of foam. Nice lacing.

S – Citrusy and piney. Not what I have come to expect from the East Coast. This definitely has a West Coast aroma with some nice honey sweetness to round out the finish.

T – Again, this beer surprises me as it really tastes like a West Coast IPA. Nice hop bitterness followed by a lightly sweet honey and caramel biscuit end. Mostly orange and grapefruit flavors give it that citrus edge while the pine flavors give it that nice bitterness. The finish is a bit sweet, but it leaves a great hop bitterness on the tongue.

M – Medium bodied with a nice medium carbonation. The beer is fairly sticky with a nice semi-dry finish.

O – I was really surprised by this beer. This is a great IPA and I would buy this on a regular basis if the opportunity presented itself. Very well balance and the ABV is not an issue with this beer. Good work Coast. Now I just hope that bottle of Boy King is at least as good as this.

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3.7/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy orange-amber hue with a small, frothy, beige colored head. The foam is well retained, and leaves sticky sheets and spots of lacing behind. Grass and citrus hop aromatics boom from the glass, but are quickly subdued by a counterpoint of sweet grain, buttery toffee, and an unfortunate hint of diacetyl. Flavors too show balance, again featuring strong notes of green grass and bitter grapefruit, with sweet cereal grain and toffee in the malt bill. The diacetyl is mild, but present, and serves to detract from an otherwise fine brew. Medium bodied, with balanced carbonation, the finish dries out and shows dusty, peppery grass notes. Decent.

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4.85/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

What can I say, FRESH is BEST. The bottle is good, but way better when the keg is less than 2 weeks old.

A: Slightly cloudy golden amber color with a nice fluffy off-white head. Moderate to heavy lacing.

S: Fragrant fruity hop scent with mild pine and citrus undertones.

T&M: Nice and smooth, tastes better than the smell. Nicely balanced with a mild taste of malts that offset the heavy hop bitterness. Hoppy, hoppy, hoppy. Medium bodied with a slight roughness due to the high hop content.

Excellent local brew in SC. I'm an IPA fan and on-tap this is definitely one of my top five!

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3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on 7/11/11, so this puppy is less than a month old. I'm super stoked to try this since 32/50 blew me away. This one was solid, but not as exciting for me. The first smells are classic IPA, but toned down a bit from the West Coast IPA's and Surly brews I've been recently spoiled with. Muted citrus and floral notes linger throughout the glass. The hops show up a bit more in the taste. As I first sip, there is a light caramel opener, followed by a middle reliever of wheat bread, then a closer of bitter hops. They shut everything down in a nice, "thank you for coming" way. Certainly this is high on the IBU scale. I like a sweet IPA with lots of hops, and this is a solid one. I do think they nailed the viscosity. I like the sweeter, fuller body with the nice bitter finish. Final thoughts: This is a quality IPA, but with the vast array of exceptional IPA's out there, it would not be my "go-to" choice.

Photo of ManVersusBeer
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drink Fresh! Bottled 6/22/2011.

A good looking orange hued body with some rusty highlights. A firm, off-white head lasts, leaving a nice web of lace.
Loads of tangy citrus, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, and peaches with a slight drizzle of caramel honey.
Not a hop bomb in the taste. It leans toward mellower malts and lemon resin imparting an interesting taste of bitter melon into a solid IPA.
Smooth, but a little creamy with ample carbonation and a mildly sticky feel, finished with hints of toast.
This is a quality IPA at 7%, a great balance between the standard and the DIPA's. Drinks easy and quite refreshing on a warm summer evening.

HopArt IPA from COAST Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 487 ratings.