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HopArt IPA - COAST Brewing Company

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HopArt IPAHopArt IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

444 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 444
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.95%
Wants: 93
Gots: 39 | 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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Photo of ne0m00re
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a 22 oz bottle (dated 04/20/10) into an oversized red wine glass. Big thanks to beernerd81 for this one.
A: Cloudy golden with a sticky white creamy head that died to a thin lace and film, but is easily revived.
S: Musty and yeasty sweet bread with apricots and piney hops.
T: Odd resin bitterness, musty and moldy bread, orange juice and blackberry. Overall it is kind of dry. The flavor is good, but not very impressive.
M: Thinner with a frothy crispness.
D: Pretty good.

ne0m00re, May 18, 2010
Photo of ktrillionaire
3.4/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Big thanks to Bobby8405 for the bottle.

A - Hazy orangey-gold, with a small white head but tons of lace.

S - The aroma is hoppy orange-citric; strangely faint.

T - It is a mild or reserved flavor; more heavy on dryness and bitterness than specific flavor.

M - The very bitter and astringent finish lingers extensively.

D - In my opinion, COAST is consistently unimpressive. Somehow the product is just a step away from being 'there'.

ktrillionaire, May 17, 2010
Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to funkydelic for this one. Poured from a 22oz. bomber labeled with a 4/20/10 born on date, into a Sam Adams perfect pint. Shared with a couple of my housemates.

A: Moderate pour yields a .5 finger fine white head with decent retention. Beer is a cloudy, unfiltered orangy-yellow. Lacing is spotty at best with little cling.

S: Outstandingly outrageous nose of citrus, grapefruit, pine, grass, and hops. This one really blows me away and is one of the most aromatic and pleasant I've come across in a long time. My mouth waters at thoughts of the upcoming hop-liciousness...

T: Pine, astringent hops, citrus, earth, and grass. Hoppy bitterness becomes more and more pronounced through the middle to the end. Definitely more of a west coast style IPA. Big and bitter. Messy finish with a big kick that leaves a very hoppy aftertaste that lasts for a long time.

M: Medium bodied, slightly carbonated, and smoother that I would like. Slightly dry in the mouth with an extremely messy finish and lingering aftertaste.

D: Being a fan of balance in IPAs, I'd definitely say that this is a one and done for me. Too hoppy and the smooth body just makes the flavor stick on the tongue even more. Still, I appreciate it as a finely crafted beer of its style. Seek this one out if you're a hophead.

SpeedwayJim, May 13, 2010
Photo of javincik
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle dated 04/20/10 courtesy of softcough. Thanks.

A-Poured into a nonic pint glass. Cloudy yellow in color. Towering, foamy white head settles slowly. This leaves an absolutely beautiful lacing as it slow recedes. Fabulous.

S-Floral hops predominate. Some pine in there as well with citrus/apricot notes and light grass underneath.

T-Starts out oily and piny with a citrus assault following. Malt presence is subdued - enough to balance out the hops, but not much more. Huge hop bitterness rounds out the finish with a hint of alcohol burn at the end. IMHO this beer reminds me of Sculpin; very hop heavy IPA despite the 7.7% ABV.

M-Carbonation is toward the high side, but I think it works. Medium to medium heavy in body. Great texture. Despite the 7.7% ABV (which pushes into IIPA territory) it is not syrupy in the least. Again, I have to say the mouthfeel is similar to Sculpin - except perhaps a bit fizzier.

D-It's somewhat of a palette shredder. While I didn't find it difficult to finish the bomber, I don't think I would want another immediately. Definitely recommended if you're looking for a hop fix.

It's an exceptional IPA and one that I will be seeking out again. One of the strongest efforts I've seen in this style from a southeast brewery.

javincik, May 08, 2010
Photo of beer2day
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours deep orange gold with a light, but substantial, 2-finger head. Nice retention and lacing. Insanely active carbonation.

Nose is a little weaker than most. Slight pine, but mainly yeasty bread. More appropriate for a hoppy amber than an IPA.

Very fizzy up front. Pine comes in early and finishes with a big hop presence. Nice burn well after the beer clears your throat. Tastes much better than it smells.

Fizzy and chewy feel. Quite substantial.

Easy enough to drink, but the fizziness is a tad bit annoying.

beer2day, May 07, 2010
Photo of nickd717
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Dunt on BA at DLD.

Pours a slightly hazy copper color with a nicely formed white head.

Aroma is very nice and hoppy. Citrusy and piney with some sweet malt to balance.

Flavor is sort of like a less intense version of Boy King DIPA. Sweet pale and caramel malts along with citrus, pine, and resinous hops.

Medium-bodied with a nice hoppy oiliness on the palate. Somewhat lively mouthfeel.

A very solid IPA overall. COAST is legit it seems. Good to see some good beer coming out of the South.

nickd717, May 04, 2010
Photo of thagr81us
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Spaten Mug. The brew poured golden amber with a one finger white head. The aroma of this brew was overwhelmed by hops and was difficult to pick up any other aromas. The taste was pretty bitter as would be expected with an IPA, with a potently crisp bitter aftertaste upon swallowing. It had a medium body with moderate carbonation. There was slight lacing throughout. Overall this was a nice bitter and crisp IPA, but not one of my favorites as the flavor of the hops were a little overwhelming and probably masked quite a few of the other flavors. While I say this, it is still worth a try for an IPA-lover as you will most likely appreciate the crisp bitter aftertaste.

thagr81us, May 03, 2010
Photo of firkinhophead
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

pours a golden brown, with a lovely glow. lots of yeast in the bottom that pours out in the second glass. light, airy head sticks a bit, but not significantly.

aroma is mostly grapefruit, with a touch of coastal longleaf pine (just waxing poetic based on the brewery location). A touch of lemon in there as well.

taste is dry, bitter and crisp. Juicy grapefruit with a healthy dose of pith, and a minerally bite. Crackery grain and a faint honey sweetness is the only hint of malt. A bit of warming alcohol and yeasty tang in the puckering finish.

medium-light body and moderate carbonation are spot on. Somewhat astringent mouthfeel that is nevertheless fairly smooth for such a hop bomb.

drinkability is dropped a notch by the lingering bitterness, but if you have a hop-tooth, you will love it.

I prefer a bit more balance in my IPA, but this one is well structured, full of flavor, and pleasingly dry. Paired it with some salmon in an orange juice and honey marinade. Quite nice. My first taste of Coast's well-regarded beers and it is impressive. Glad to add this top-notch brewery to the ranks of Southern craft brewers.

firkinhophead, Apr 28, 2010
Photo of Mistofminn
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to kbutler1 (for sharing the bottle) and Mothman (for some of his pour).

Poured into Duck-Rabbit snifter. Pours a hazy orange color. I'm really liking how hazy this is, and the color is beautiful. About a half inch of slightly off-white head, with decent retention while not a ton of lacing is left behind.

The nose is very fruity. I get mangos and oranges mostly. Big fruity character without being citric and acidic, it's like tropical. Floral and light.

Taste is much of the same as the nose, big tropical fruity notes, almost sticky and syrupy. Light malt backbone at best.

Mouthfeel is medium in body, with an appropriate carbonation level. Drinkability is pretty good.

Overall, this has to be one of the fruitiest IPA's I've ever had. It's interesting and I'd like to try more of it. Thanks for the chance, guys!

Mistofminn, Apr 27, 2010
Photo of mothman
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to kbutler1 for sharing this!

Poured into CCB Snifter

Pours 1/2 finger of white head. Color is a very appealing peach orange. Very hazed.

Aroma: A lot of sweet fruits. Mandarins, peaches, and tangerines. Big floral hop profile. Very minimal hop presence. I like this.

Taste: Big floral hop profile with hop resin going on. Lots of sweet fruits again. Mangoes and mandarins. Again, little malts showing. It reminds me a big of CCB Humidor jai alai.

Mouthfeel: Bitter, but not over the top. A bit creamy as well. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends relatively clean.

Overall, a very solid IPA. A bit bigger than most single IPAs. Fairly drinkable as well. I don't know much on the background of this beer, but it was great getting to try it.

mothman, Apr 26, 2010
Photo of duluoz
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

bottled 3/16/10

A - a little hazy for an IPA, but nicely colored.

S - aroma was fresh, pure quality hops -- lots of citrus.

T - at the first sip i thought it was going to be on the sweet side, but then the hops blast kicked in to balance it out, followed by a beautiful dryness.

M - again like the appearance, a little thicker than i prefer my IPA's, but still very smooth.

D - extremely drinkable, thanks to the great balance.

really a well-done beer, and one of the best balanced IPA's i can think of. would've scored higher if it was tipped more towards the hops... i'm a west coast IPA lover.

i got it through a trade with a buddy, but i'd love to see them distribute this widely.

duluoz, Apr 23, 2010
Photo of jlindros
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Got this interesting looking IPA as an extra from kkipple the great trader.

A: A large 2 finger fluffy head rises up and shows no signs of even starting to fade. This thing just wants to hang out and enjoy the tasty beverage as much as me. It's actually kinda eerie. Well... after waiting a bit it starts to fade and leaves a heavy lacing on the glass. Meanwhile the color is a hazy golden wheat to orange tangerine color.

N: I could smell this from a couple feet away as soon as I popped the top. Very aggressive hop aroma. Lots of chewy earthy hops, combined with tons of spicy hops, citrus, orange peel, fresh musty wet hop, and all the good stuff (not very piny though). Some tangerine and fresh orange, slight malty sweetness.

T: Mmmhmmm, just as I suspected... hoppy! Very juicy too, like fresh squeezed hop juice. Lots of fresh musty wet hops, spicy hops, tons of citrus again. Theres a little grapefruit, some tangerine, orange, and even a slight pine. Chewy hops behind all that somehow. It's pretty bright. A pretty solid bitterness that doesn't get overwhelming and seems to increase as it goes. But that's not all, sip now and it'll give me a free light malty sweet base. A slightly thick malty sweet base that could be confused with alcohol, but it's only 7.7% so the alcohol bite never comes.

M: Medium body, heavier than expected. Tons of carbonation with all that.

F: Dries off quite a bit, accentuated with the heavy hops. Speaking of which, yep, lots on the finish too. More earthy and musty fresh hops, tons of citrus and spicy hops. The bitterness really ravages the mouth, and won't go away. This time some real pine comes through too, like chewing on fresh hoppy pine tree, the kind that keeps your car fresh, and smelling like delicious hops. Hmmm, I think I just got an idea for a patent... brb...

jlindros, Apr 21, 2010
Photo of woosterbill
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber, bottled 3/18/10, into a Duvel tulip. Big thanks to taylorhamrick for providing me with this (and other COAST goodness) in a recent trade.

A: Pours a hazy orange-amber body underneath a perfect two inches of dense, creamy tan foam; amazing retention and lots of sticky lace. Absolutely gorgeous.

S: Fresh, juicy hop aroma is simply redolent of creamy citrus - more grapefruit than orange, but not the least astringent. A bit of pine as well, and a bit of mild caramel malt. Spectacular at first, but the malts become more dominant as it warms. Lovely.

T: Starts out with creamy orange and grapefruit hops, followed by some fairly strong caramel malt, and then a hugely bitter, slightly boozy finish. Delicious, if not quite as seamlessly integrated as the heavenly nose.

M: Medium body with a moderate dose of carbonation that starts sharp and becomes creamier. Solid.

D: Drinks just about right for an IPA this strong; I'm loving every bit of the bomber, but it's impossible to ignore the bite on the aftertaste.

Notes: This is simply wonderful, well-balanced IPA that doesn't skimp on the hops. I fell in love with this beer when spending a week at Folly Beach for my best friend's wedding (finding out how strong it is makes a few of those nights at Surf Bar make a bit more sense), and I was thrilled at the opportunity to try a fresh bottle of it. HopArt does not disappoint, and I'd gladly put it up side by side with some of the big-name IPAs. I can't wait to try the Boy King that was also part of the trade!

Cheers!

woosterbill, Apr 12, 2010
Photo of wagenvolks
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber into a beer mug...sexy Warhol-esque label. Bottled on 1/29/10; thanks to brentk56 for the trade!

The Texas brewery Southern Star has the motto "clarity is overrated", and I couldn't agree more. Hopart IPA looks more like a hefeweizen in the glass, with its glowing tangerine body and dense yeasty haze. A thick cap of light tan bubbles are tightly packed and slow to recede, staining the glass with spackles of lacing. Fresh hops, pine, and mint leap out of the mug alongside sugary citrus notes of mandarin orange and grapefruit. Lots of yeasty tropical fruit esters, too, with a healthy balance from caramel malts.

Whoa, momma--this beer comes to town looking for a fight. Hefty IBUs slam the tastebuds with a dose of bitterness that lingers long into the finish alongside notes of pine sap and crushed aspirin. Citrus fruit, bubblegum, and a caramel-vanilla sweetness are detected at the front of the palate, but the hops take over quickly. Very bitter, and very good. Some ethanol heat in the finish surprised me, although I guess at 7.7% this falls in the 'IPA-and-a-half' zone. Mouthfeel is medium-thick and resinous with a light carbonation level and a chewy finish. All in all, an excellent representation of the style, but I would like just a bit more balance and/or hop flavor to offset all that bitterness. Still, I recommend it. Thanks again, Brent!

wagenvolks, Apr 07, 2010
Photo of Ineedabeerhere
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for sending me this one, Mike! From notes on 3.23.

Pours a dark golden color, with some haze. Creamy foam fades very slowly to create a cloudlike-cap. Nice lacing.

Aromas of herbal, grassy and some spicy(?) hops, with a big sweet malt backbone, accented by some booze (wow this is 7.7%! ), giving it a bit of an edge. Grapefruit peel. The taste is really assertive. Right upfront hop character, substantial malt backbone with a good amount of residual sweetness, really lasting long bitter finish with some alcohol, making you aware of the ABV.

Wow this is pretty robust. I had the bomber with dinner and it certainly was satisfying but is definitely intense. Not something I would reach for as a day-to-day IPA.. it's a little brash for that. Looking forward to trying more COAST brews.

Ineedabeerhere, Apr 03, 2010
Photo of heliosphann
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 2/23/10. 22oz Bomber from funkadelic. Thanks Cameron! Served in a Pint Glass.

A: Pours a very cloudy golden orange. Can you say Unfiltered? A small half finger of white head vanishes quickly, leaving a spill zone behind.

S: Orange, pineapple and other citrus flavors mix with some light grassy hop notes. A little malty sweetness.

T: A nice mix of citrus and piney hops, balanced with a decent amount of malts. There's a slight bit of spicyness present as well. The bitterness really kicks on the finish, leaving a fairly strong aftertaste of grassy hops and orange zest.

M: Medium bodied. Carbonation is good, allowing a nice creaminess. Maybe a little thinner than I'd prefer.

D: Considering I just put down a bomber in under 30 minutes, this IPA is pretty drinkable. The 7.7 is bordering on a DIPA, but isn't even in the equation. Bitterness is a factor though, and my palate is pretty beat up after 22oz.

Overall a good, solid IPA. Seems to be lacking a little bit in the flavor department, as nothing really stands out.

heliosphann, Mar 20, 2010
Photo of beachbum1975
3.15/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Mikesgroove was kind enough to throw in this bonus beer in a recent trade. It's been sitting in my fridge about a week waiting for my buddies to come by and share, but I can't wait any longer to try it!

(Reviewed on the fly)

1 pint 6 fl oz bottle with a fantastic pop art label of hop buds - Andy Warhol would have been proud! Hand stamped date of the beer is marked "01-17-10". Server at fridge temp into my Lost Abbey tulip.

Poured aggressively, I see a gorgeously dark and cloudy apricot beer with a big bubbled, off-white head. Nice, sticky legs run up the sides of my glass.

I get a fresh zing of bitter grapefruit, pine needs and lemon peels when taking a deep whiff. This nose is large on this one and quite appealing!

Oddly enough, I don't get as much grapefruit and pine bitterness when tasting it. The flavors sort of dropped off and got strange on me... The beer itself starts moderately bitter. I get a watery, astringent alcohol taste at first, almost like a band aid flavor, followed by subtle orange zest. Only in the aftertaste, does the familiar grapefruit and bitterness I was expecting in the forefront. It's a rather strange sensation... I also taste the malts trying to make their presence known in a light caramel and spicy essence, but they definitely stay in the background, allowing the watery grapefruit mixture to take center stage.

The beer is considerably thick in the mouthfeel for it's single IPA style, but the carbonation is right on.

Final note regarding the taste of this beer: After smelling it and moving onto the tasting - it's almost like the bottom dropped out... The taste just wasn't on par with what I was expecting. In fact, I've had a similar sensation (though more vivid) when smelling, then tasting Stone's Levitation. Maybe the hops were fading after 2 months? This may be the case...

beachbum1975, Mar 20, 2010
Photo of jrallen34
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I drank this from a 22oz bottle into my Orval glass.

The beer pours a very murky opaque ugly light brown. There is a light white head.

The aroma is light hops along with the taste. Pretty hoppy as well.

Pretty decent overall but nothing I would search out.

jrallen34, Mar 19, 2010
Photo of BEERchitect
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very nice IPA that shows no frills or gimicks, just plain and simple, a quintessential American delight.

A solid look of medium copper, froathy foamstance of white foam with great retention and lacing. Mild haze from dry hops. The look certainly fits the bill.

Aromas are dominated by citrus hops. Graham cracker maltiness offers a bit of a bready-sweet aroma that doesn't quite approach caramels. Alcohol and a estery mix of citrus and ethynol give some intrigue.

Flavors closely mimic the aromas: Dominated by grapefruit and orange zest, the hops take the foreground while light caramel maltiness buffers the hops and gives a sweeter and breadier taste. Hop bitterness does more than just balance the beer by showcasing the resiny a-acids that make these beers so great. light nail polish remover taste emits from the alcohols and becomes also quite bitter in the finish.

Froathy and medium bodied up front, while the malts still make a presence. But from mid palate on, the beer is all about hop bitterness and an increasing dry crispness. Finishes airy and light; kinda evaporative with only a memory of malt sweetness left on the lips.

Hop Art is what IPA's should be: A showcase for hops but with supporting malts that don't bring attention to themselves. Thanks Mikesgrove!

BEERchitect, Mar 11, 2010
Photo of RustyDiamond
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 022310 on label purchased from CBX. Hazy orange pour into a Duvel stem, with a pretty two fingers of near white froth.

Bright aroma of grapefruit, very complex and deep. Dash of honey in there to counter balance the fruit.

Fragrant grapefruit-navel orange fresh hop flavor up front. A touch sweet, again citrus with a dash of tangerine. Very fresh and hop forward.

Spicy, bitter mouthfeel yet very citric. Pleasant leftover rind chewiness in the palate. A touch dry.

Bitter citric finish with an underlying maltiness which surprises me. Maybe cracker or sourdough pretzel?

Delicious, packed with flavor and very easy to drink.

RustyDiamond, Mar 09, 2010
Photo of mdfb79
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes, had on 3/6/10 at a local DC tasting.

a - Pours a murky, pale golden color. Little head and carbonation evident.

s - A srong pine hop smell is the first thing that really jumps out at you. After that there are also traces of sweet fruits. Nice mix.

t - Taste is also very full of hops and is very bitter. Lots of pine. Not getting as much of the fruit taste in from the smell, but not bad.

m - Medium body with little carbonation.

d - Overall I thought this was an ok IPA; not bad but nothing amazing. I thought the smell was much more balanced than the the taste, and that the piney hops and bitterness dominated the taste.

mdfb79, Mar 07, 2010
Photo of branimal9
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a growler procured at Green's in Greenville into my old reliable New Belgium tulip glass...

appearance - a nice golden orange color with half inch bone-colored head. very nice lacing tags the side of the glass as you make your way through.

aroma - citrusy, fresh-ass hops hit you immediately. if they made a HopArt cologne, i'd live in it. grapefruit, lemon...glorious.

taste - soapy, wet hops hit the tongue. flavors of orange & pine follow. malts make an appearance as well, evening the scales, with a dry hop bitterness on the finish.

mouthfeel - full bodied and creamy. tart & bitter. sticky on the tongue.

drinkability - very high. i could knock back several of these. hops aren't so over-the-top as to make this guy a "one n' done", but there's still more than enough flavor here to keep you coming back for more.

i'm a big fan of this beer. in South Carolina, we aren't exactly used to getting beer as fresh as this, so finally getting COAST in Greenville is quite a treat. David, whatever you're doing out there in Charleston, keep it up, dude.

branimal9, Mar 06, 2010
Photo of saintwarrick
4.55/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Murky off-orange brew has a thick white head on it with tons of grapefruit and tangerine in the aroma. Taste has a good bit of fresh earthy and leafy hops, very fresh taste. Starts citrusy before a fresh bitterness overwhelms. A nicely crafted hop bomb that doesn't overload the palate. Finish is clean and bitter. Very good beer here from a local brewery, ranks among some of the best IPAs I have had.

saintwarrick, Mar 02, 2010
Photo of Jmoore50
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance pours a golden color with a darker heart. It starts with a one finger head that is sticky sweet. It is a white head that does leave after a while. Medium lacing.

The smell is of marijuana, citrus hops, and more marijuana.

The taste is not really what I was expecting. This was bottled on 12-17-09, making it somewhat fresh. It has a mellow fruit flavor with some oily pine hops. Nothing outstanding, but incredibly drinkable. Maybe the freshness is playing a part, but the hops were expected to be more pronounced. Some malt sweetness in the tasting as well, paired with the oily character of the hops is very enjoyable.

The mouthfeel has oil, and I love my hop oil. It coats the mouth very nicely and creates a tongue smacking enjoyment. It is nicely carbonated.

The drinkability is good, as I can drink this bomber no problem.

J

Jmoore50, Mar 02, 2010
Photo of orbitalr0x
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours into my glass a super hazed dark orange with a half inch of creamy bone white head on top that leaves spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas are a mix of pine, grass and citrus upfront with herbal accents. Slightly spicy with a caramel and mild grainy kick.

First sip brings a mix of pine and citrus fruits upfront with spicy herbal hop oils. Slightly grassy it is met by a solid creamy malt featuring caramel and a light toast. Flows down and finishes with a solid bitter kick but is well balanced overall. A tasty IPA.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth with a great body that goes down easy. Overall, a tasty IPA that brings the hops but doesn't go overboard. Glad I had a chance to try it and thanks to RyanC84 for the opportunity.

orbitalr0x, Feb 26, 2010
HopArt IPA from COAST Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 444 ratings.