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HopArt IPA - COAST Brewing Company

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Ratings: 400
Reviews: 216
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 91
Gots: 33 | FT: 4
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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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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz. bomber into Sam Adams glass on 9/3/08. Thanks to Deuane for sharing this with me!

A - Hazy orange body with one-finger creamy white head that retained quite well throughout and left some decent lacing around the glass. Modest amount of carbonation present.

S - Well-balanced nose with sweet and bready malts paired with citrus hops and an underlying spiciness. There is also mild burnt caramel aspect and a bit of alcohol present.

T - Interesting potpourri of hops including citrus, spicy/peppery and floral flavors backed by a burnt caramel sweetness. Finish is malty and sweet with a moderate hop bitterness.

M - Medium body with a smooth, creamy texture and mild carbonation. Emits a warming sensation of the palate.

D - Really impressed with this one, which was consequently my first COAST brew. This is a well-balanced IPA with a pleasant hop profile that's even fairly complex. Well done!

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2008 16:25:08 | More by ffejherb
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glid02

Georgia

4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this on-tap at Charleston Beer Works in Charleston, SC.

Pours a very cloudy light copper color with a one-finger white head that dissipates into a wispy layer of bubbles on top. Lacing is very sticky.

The biggest smell is the bitterness. There are also some sweet malt and citrus aromas.

Tastes great. Solid hop flavors, very robust citrus and bitter notes throughout. The backbone of the beer is the sweet maltiness. Everything works together very well.

Mouthfeel is very good. It's got a solid thickness, and the carbonation is just right. Slides down very smoothly.

This is a very drinkable beer. Nothing is too overpowering, and as the bitter flavor increases throughout the sip it gets better and better.

Overall I was very happy while drinking this beer. Done very well, and seeing the 7.7% ABV surprised me, I would not have guessed it was that high. Definitely worth a shot.

Serving type: on-tap

08-31-2008 17:15:26 | More by glid02
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brewmudgeon

Wisconsin

4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

deep amber with a one finger head and lasting lace
pine, citrus and some earthiness in the scent--very nice but could be just a little bolder
taste is wow. powerful but restrained, moody but lovable. not sure i can drink another bell's two hearted, as this reminds me of that brew, yet tastes pleasantly amped up.

Serving type: on-tap

08-29-2008 21:23:53 | More by brewmudgeon
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Scoobydank

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Softcough for this treat out of a growler
L:Light browish off white 1/2 finger head. Cloudy light brown color. Just a touch of orange color.
S:Light piney grapfruit with just a ubtle hint of caramel.
T:Very light on the hops. Although they do pop in and out often through out. Those light hops are very piney resiny. A touch of caramel. Seems a tad watery.
M:Thick and fat. A nice roundness even though those tight tiny bubbles keep calmping to the sides of my mouth.
D:Good. I would love to try this beer out of a tap or bottle. I have a feeling it may have lost something out of the growler. PArtly my fault, I kept it around to long.

Serving type: growler

08-09-2008 20:09:58 | More by Scoobydank
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corey0212

Connecticut

4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Won this in the first weekly mikesgroove LIF!! Thanks, Mike!

Pours a nice hazy orange color, darker through the middle, big & fluffy beige head settles into a layer of foam on top of the beer, plenty of lacing left in its wake. Bitter citric hop aroma, grapefruit rind, and a serious caramel malt aroma, everything balanced out nicely. Big, juicy citrus blast hits the tongue, with an almost candy-like sweetness to the malt, slightly grassy on the back of the tongue. Tightly carbonated, busy little bubbles in this one, some stickiness, and nice, not-too-bitter lingering hop aftertaste. This is an IPA you could drink all the time.

Really glad to get the opportunity to try this!!!

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2008 00:12:27 | More by corey0212
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to grub for sharing this rare bottle.

Pours a cloudy amber, thin off white head forms, drops to a thin ring with a lot of lace spots on the glass. Smell is nice, floral and grapefruit, pine, some caramel, spicy tropical fruit, alcohol, not bad. Taste is similar, neat tropical fruit hopping, grapefruit, honey/caramel malty middle, wheat, citrus and orange peel, some spicy bitterness, decent balance. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low to medium carbonation, quite bitter, some warmth. Not bad but kind of in the middle of the IPA/DIPA spectrum and could have been better if it stuck to one end or the other. Thanks Russ!

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2008 21:17:42 | More by Viggo
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.55/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22ounce bottle with a date of 3/18/2008. Consumed on 07/07/2008.

I was lucky enough to pick this one up right from the source several months back and have enjoyed it a couple of times since. I felt last night it really needed a proper review, so I busted out the glassware and went at it right. Served initially right out of the fridge, but allowed to warm up to room temp over time and poured into a nice pint glass.

The pour was very nice. A rich, and hazy amber tone came out of the bottle and splashed down into the glass. Nice carbonation coming up from the bottom of the glass gave way to a full two inches of foam across the top. Very nice retention as this one did not really let down at all, and even still left copious amounts of side glass lace all over the place. Sticky would be a good word for the look of this one. The aroma was very well balanced. Resin like pine notes coming across first and then changing over into a mix of sugary malts and a biscuit like middle. The flavor though was a little bit more focused on the hops. Perfect balance here with a rich, thick feel and a wonderful sense of completeness in the profile. Nice use of pine hops and a fresh grass like flavors. Smooth with a coating texture that really made the flavor stick to your mouth and did not let you forget what the taste was like. I was shocked by how good this was the first time I had tried it. Alcohol was completely buried and it was utterly smooth as silk. I could have drank this one for days, it was the perfect balance and ideal session ale for me from the very first taste.

Overall to say that I was impressed with this would be doing it an injustice. This was easily one of the best IPA's I have had, and to know it was coming from a good local brewer just makes it all the better. I would have no issue with having this one on tap in my house everyday of the week! I would seek this out if you come through town, it is definitely worth it!

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2008 10:29:48 | More by mikesgroove
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

It came with a small, off-tan head both because it was trying to overcome the chilled glass into which it had been poured and also because the server filled it right to the rim. The color was a slightly hazy deep amber. Nose was decently hoppy with a citrus/Cascade scent. Mouthfeel was medium with a solid hop bite on the tongue. Finish was dry, hoppy, but still seemed to be wanting for hops.

Serving type: on-tap

07-05-2008 01:10:47 | More by woodychandler
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Imstillthegman

Delaware

3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Hbang for this bomber.

This one pours out a dark amber color with a big, frothy off white head. Nice lacing sticks to the glass. Thick ring of rocky, sea foam looking lacing surrounds the top 3/4 inch of the glass.

The aroma is a tad light on the hops, but they are there in a bitter citrus form. They are backed up by a strong caramel malt backbone.

The flavor is both bitter and sweet. They hops shine, but the caramel sweetness knocks it back a few notches rather quickly. Very balanced, but I would prefer the hop flavor to last a bit longer.

Nice medium body and good carbonation. This one gets better as it warms up a little. Cool looking bottle with a good beer inside of it. I could see this being a purchase of mine if I lived in the area.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2008 17:17:09 | More by Imstillthegman
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drseamus

New York

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

Thanks for this beer from softcough.

A: Decently dark amber body with a nice thick and fluffy white head. The beer appears to have a bit of chill haze.

S: Nice bitter citrus aroma with a bunch of caramel malt. Tiptoes the border between a regular and double IPA.

T: Nice thick hoppy flavor with a huge malty backbone. The balance is great with a lean towards bitterness.

M: Very thick and syrupy. Perhaps a bit too thick for me but not out of style.

D: Not a bad IPA at all. Perhaps almost more of a double IPA, but pretty decent indeed.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2008 04:57:35 | More by drseamus
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grub

Ontario (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

ncvbc hooked me up with this one in a recent trade. thanks walter!

220z bottle. bottled 03-2008. sampled june 7/08.

pours hazy orange with a hint of white head. the head drops fast and leaves a bit of spotty lace.

aroma is nice. alcohol. caramel. orange and tangerine. grapefruit. bread and crackers. a bit powdery. bit of pine.

taste is good. alcohol. medium bitterness level. bit of pine. grapefruit. orange. tangerine. bit powdery again. bread and crackers. light citrus sweetness.

mouthfeel is good. medium-low fine carbonation. medium body. super smooth.

drinkability is good. slightly unbalanced toward alcohol, with not quite the hop punch that i'd expect. with a touch less alcohol or a bit more hops it'd be a a champ. otherwise it's just a solid option.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2008 20:13:28 | More by grub
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled in March 2008, a big thanks to Grub for sharing this 650ml bomber, whose label has the Warhol-esque serially reproduced, bright coloured silkscreens of hops... "art" you say?

A peachy white head that leaves no lace. Lovely toasted orange colour but its murkiness makes this an awfully dreary looking beer. Normally this kind of appearance might come across as unappetizing, but the HopArt is strangely tantalizing...

If you close your eyes and smell, you enter a magical South Carolina forest. This is a forest where the trees have hops for leaves and ooze hop juice from their bark. A hot sun toasts the malty ground beneath them. Eventually, it rains citrus. This forest is awesome!

The taste has chewy malts and notes of toffee and wafer. The aroma smells like fruit, but the flavours taste like rinds. Acidic notes of dried orange peel and the last scoops of grapefruit from the bottom of the skin. Flavours disappear but the bitterness lingers.

This beer seems to find itself in a trough, a kind of beer purgatory. At 7.7% this isn't quite IPA nor is it DIPA. The beer has elements of both but neither seem to shine through, and if anything, they work against one another.

It is very hoppy - but not quite to DIPA scale. It is somewhat quenching - but the alcohol and bitterness prevent this from being sessionable... While other brewers have blurred the boundaries of these two styles and succeeded, I don't think Coast quite has with this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2008 22:18:09 | More by biegaman
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brewdlyhooked13

Ohio

3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on 3/20/08, Acquired 4/26/08 in Munster.

Appearance - cloudy, dull orange, if it were brighter it might look like orange juice. Two fingers of creamy off-whte foam. Thick and sticky, leaving dots and drapes of lace scattered around the glass.

Aroma - biscuity malts and fresh pine and citrus. Good stuff all over the place. Lightens up a bit after a minute and the sweet florals kind of dominate, but they don't have so much oomph to be sugary smelling.

Taste - starts with a sweet malty kick and some pineapple like citrus. The bitter component steps up at the swallow, but isn't overly pushy. It's no slouch, and starts to push the medicinal edge a bit, enhanced by some warming alcohol. The intensity wanes on the flavor before the bitterness takes hold, and as it thins out, the citrusy florals and some finishing malt sweetness bring things almost full circle. The abv plays a substantive role, amping flavors up without creating a fusel bomb. Nicely balanced to keep this from being a DIPA in disguise. I think it's possible to bring a little more cone to the party (aromatic and flavoring), but this is plenty good.

Mouthfeel - smooth, crisply carbonated, very nice feel here though might be a tad to the thin side.

Drinkability - an easy beer to drink. Not quite the everday IPA but close. Much thanks to kkipple for setting me up with this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2008 01:36:53 | More by brewdlyhooked13
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blackie

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a: hazy orange in color, with a white head that shows great retention and moderate lacing

s: juicy tropical hops (orange citrus, passionfruit) and some florals, flavorful but clean caramel malt base, moderate sweetness, love a high-hop moderate-malt balanced IPA

m: soft yet full-medium carbonation, with a body just on the heavy side of medium

t: very similar to the aroma, fresh hop flavors reminiscent of various tropical fruits and sweet citrus, clean flavors of caramel provide a strong malt base, high bitterness with hop flavors lingering long, quite delicious

d: drinks more like a 5%, a very enjoyable beer, might be able to drink a six but this one does creep after a few

on-tap at High Cotton and Charleston Beer Works...sampled the Red Legs, but this was so good I had to stick with it

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2008 04:54:34 | More by blackie
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wcudwight

North Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazy sunset orange with a solid lasting 1/2" cream colored head. Lot's of sticky lacing clings to the glass in chunks.
Very assertive hop aroma. Citrus and tropical smells. Also some floral aromas. With a larger and more prolonged whiff I detect some caramel.
The flavor walks a fine line between IPA and DIPA with out falling off. More sweetness than most IPA's. Candy sugar and caramel. More hoppy bitterness than most DIPA's. I think this is the flavor profile the brewers were after, and if it was....they hit the nail on the head.
Supurb mouthfeel as the hops coat the toungue with there stickiness and provide some prickle with the bitterness. I love the way this one feels in the mouth.
Very drinkable and ranks right up there with the better IPA's I've had. It's a bit different though so be forewarned. Different is a good thing with this beer. Congrats Coast!!

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2008 23:07:48 | More by wcudwight
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BeerRun13

California

3.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a fairly cloudy orange-gold color with a compact white head that hangs around a bit, but gives off no real lacing.
Citrusy and fruity nose with what would seem as some solid malt in the background.
Hops are definitely a bit resiny with some citrus grapefruit character. A little sweetness to help with the balance, but not much. Decent medium to light body mouthfeel with a good carbonation level.
Decent overall impression, resiny hops skew this one towards a Double IPA, but it's not out of it's league. I could drink this one again.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2008 06:11:53 | More by BeerRun13
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tigerdoc

South Carolina

4.6/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a golden copper color with a thick white head that sticks around for a little while. Moderate carbonation that remains while I enjoy. The aroma is definatly unique in hop character, several different hops are likely being used. I definately get the typical floral and citrus hop aromas from American hops as well as some more earthy notes and the sweet malt comes through to balance. The beer flavor is very balanced, one of the most balanced IPAs I've ever had which may be a testement to the freshness as well as the brewing practices. The malt body and slight sweetness comes through first with the nice floral and citrusy hop flavor coming in next with a crisp bitterness and carbonation for the finish. The flavor lasts for a while in my mouth but leaves me wanting another sip shortly after. The beer has gotten better since I first tried a year ago (it was good then as wee). This is likely due to the brewers getting their system and recipe nailed down. Excellent beer.

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2008 02:52:26 | More by tigerdoc
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ncvbc

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep copper color, somewhat murky with a gorgeous off-white head capping it off. It remains and barely gets to a ring before it's gone. Sticky lacing down the glass. It appears to be a potent IPA.

Smell is very nice and quite unique. Definitely some Amarillo in here. Some good juicy, sugared, fresh citrus scents. Also, it's quite earthy. A light floral and spicy scent. Good malt presence also, reinforcing the load of hops. It's got a good biscuity tone with a light sweetness of caramel. While it's great, it's subtle, and it only makes me want to take a sip even worse!

Boom! Taste provides an explosion of flavors. A very nice combination of hops. While I'm not the biggest Amarillo fan, this has a great supporting cast: Cascade is the other main culprit with Nugget and Simcoe helping out big time. It's a wonderful hoppy bouquet and the malts do just enough backing if not too much. That said, it was supposed to be a more balanced IPA, so you can't hate it for that. The sweetness of the caramel combines with the hop profile very well, and a great biscuity flavor stays with me longer than anything else.

Mouthfeel is crazy. It has a certain bitterness to it that coats the tongue. It's more full than others but still provides the same bittering sensation minus a tickle to the tongue. Not overly thick or oily, just smooth and easy on the way down.

Damnit, I can't decide on this one. As others have said, it walks a fine line between IPA and IIPA...not quite so boldly hoppy as an IPA and not as much malt as a IIPA. Still, it's bigger than your typical IPA and smaller than your typical IIPA. Overall, this second individual bomber serving was not enough to satisfy my craving.

Personally, I like where this one stands as-is. Consider it the 75 Minute IPA of the present. Who cares what side it stands on, to me it's just a damn good brew. I just wish I hadn't sent my only other bottle to a very deserving person...

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2008 21:05:18 | More by ncvbc
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BeerTruth

Connecticut

3.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

mikesgroove sent this as an extra, thanks man!

22 oz. bomber bottled on 3-12-08, poured into a nonic. Very impressive art on the label, me likey.

Pours a murky sunset orange with a huge two finger off-white head that has no intentions of leaving. A good amount of lacing is left behind on the sides of the glass. Smell is weaker than I was hoping for. Dirty earth like hops, a touch of citrus, and some pine. There's also a good amount of caramel malt in the nose as well. I wish I could say I enjoy the smell of this one, but it was pretty much average IMO. Slick oily hops up front followed by a dry and bitter earthy flavor. A touch of alcohol can be detected on the tongue with a fair amount of malt as well. A bit more sweetness in the flavor department would definitely help this one out. Aftertaste is a combination of dry grass and hay. Nice mouthfeel, medium body with a creamy texture. Carbonation is solid throughout. Not a bad IPA, but like I said before, make it a touch sweeter and this could be a top notch IPA. Thanks again Mike for the opportunity, I look forward to trying more from these guys.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2008 00:53:27 | More by BeerTruth
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softcough

South Carolina

4.83/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Tasted from bottle, tap and growler.

This beer represents what all American IPA should be.

Looks perfect. Great head, nice lacing in the glass. Deep golden color with the faintest hint of amber.

Bright hoppy aromatics. Smooth, but not too smooth to boast its big Hop intensity. Notes of citrus pith and piney herbs.

Want more.

I feel that this is the perfect American IPA. Perfect, seriously. It walks the line of bordering a double IPA without really stepping onto it which also clearly defines itself well beyond American Pale Ale which not enough breweries can do.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2008 18:02:29 | More by softcough
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jp62099

South Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I don't do many reviews, but since I was one of the few folks to be able to get some in it's bottled form I figured I would give it a review.
First release 22oz. from Teds, hand written bottled date 03/12/08.
Poured a murky deep orange, white 1/2" head. Smell was a little more subtle than I would expect, but nice. Citrusy and some malt sweetness. The taste was not as in your face as some big American IPAs, pine and citrus notes give way to the sweet malt for a pretty balanced taste and feel.
I am not a huge fan of the hopbombs out there so I enjoyed this IPA for it's more subtle character. It is somewhat like an English IPA, which I like.
I would love to drink this often, but at the current price $8, It will be more of a special occasion beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2008 21:43:24 | More by jp62099
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czfreeman

California

3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on-tap at the Mellow Mushroom. I went in intending to sample the Kolsch, but they only had the IPA and Stouts. I wish the bartenders in SC would learn not to discard the head! Smells of citrus, grapefruit zest, and hops. Piney aromas. the flavor matches the scent, citrus, pines, hops. Not overwhelming, but good. This finish is a little sweet, kind of sticky. I would expect a little more tartness given the scent profile. Drinkablitliy is good, nice to sip. Great to see local effort!

Serving type: on-tap

01-11-2008 04:51:33 | More by czfreeman
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Floski

South Carolina

4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm not a huge connoisseur of beer, but I had this a few weeks ago and to me it's as good an IPA as I've ever had. I ordinarily go for the darker beers, but this was a fine surprise. It had a very nice aftertaste, which is what sold me. I also tried their Stout and Kolsch, but the IPA was the best to me.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2007 03:07:18 | More by Floski
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kkipple

South Carolina

3.45/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap in Charleston.

A. Hazy red-orange, white head, low retention, a little thick lookin'.

S. Cascade or something like it, lots of malt sweetness, oranges, booze, sugar. Two main notes here: sweet malt and grapefruit hops. Sorta like a less aromatic version of a Foothills Seeing Double (another fine beer). Needs more in the aroma department in my opinion... a little timid. At 7.7% it needn't be.

T. Sweet, with a relaxed citrus hop presence. Lots of malt here, the hops are there but could be dialed up a bit... it's smooth, boozy, and warming... Hop Art ain't overly sweet, but could've used more oomph from the hops and maybe a little less alcohol... it's in that grey zone between an American IPA and a Double IPA.

M. Very clean, average carbonation, smooth, and goes down easy. Finish is sweet sugary malt with a lingering hop bitterness.

Hop Art plays it safe, and I'm sorry to say that. It's a decent beer, (in fact there's very little wrong with it) but I was spoiled by Coast's other two successes. There's a good beer in here somewhere, but more risks need to be taken to bring it out. Still worth a shot, and if you're local to Charleston it'll likely be fresher than anything else on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

10-22-2007 05:28:52 | More by kkipple
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MarkSCCOT

South Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this beer at the Grand Opening of Coast Brewing, Charleston, SC. The brewery is run by Jamie and David Merrit. These two individuals were active in the legislative movement to "pop the cap" in SC and raise the allowable abv in our State.

A. A beautiful amber with a slight head and moderate lacing.

S. A slight malt backbone and a dominate hop profile. Very impressive in it's boldness.

T. Great!!! This is an IPA, faithful to the style. It has a bold hop taste but with a smooth finish.

M. This is a very smooth and balanced IPA. The carbonation is full but not overwhelming.

D. As IPA's are a staple in my cellar, this beer will always have a place with me. When it is bottled and locally available it will never be be far from my refrigerator.

A staple IPA that will always be in the same league as 60 MIN and Bell's Two Hearted for me. A GOOD BEER! Thanks Jamie and David!

Serving type: on-tap

10-21-2007 00:00:07 | More by MarkSCCOT
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HopArt IPA from COAST Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 400 ratings.