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HopArt IPA - COAST Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

505 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 505
Reviews: 231
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 92
Gots: 56 | 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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Ratings: 505 | Reviews: 231
Photo of ckeegan04
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Lightly hazed orangish brown with a thick, foamy head. Foam is about 4 fingers after a gentle pour and slowly fades t about one finger. Spiderwebs of lace left on the glass.

S - Citrus fruits with hints of orange and a touch of grapefruit. Caramel malts come through and provide just a touch of sweetness in the nose.

T - Citrusy hoppiness with just a touch of bitterness. Tangerine and grapefruit. Just a faint caramel sweetness underneath. Bitterness lingers for a long time.

M/D - Medium bodied and just a touch sticky. Rather easy drinking. A decent enough IPA, but nothing spectacular.

Photo of welldigger888
4.7/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured a pint glass, nice white head with very good lacing down glass.Hazed (unfiltered) orange copper color.
Very much a hoppy beer though the malt does not take a back seat. Piney citrus with a solid biscuity aroma.
Again a very hop forward elixer that delivers on pine reson and some citrus, nice and in your face here. The malts are in this strong too, nutty toasty malt tones hold strong.With a touch of alchol before the dry bitter finish.
Nice smooth creamy oily mouthfeel on this brew.
I love this stuff, the abv is the only thing holding this back from session beer. But my god 3 or 4 pints are all the way around awesome.Coast hits'em out of the park folks, seek and drink. DO IT!!!

Photo of Sideswipe
3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This came in a great box from Palmej1. Thanks Jacob! Bomber into my Alpine pint glass. A hard pour results in a half inch of white head which recedes quickly. Decent lacing. The beers a clear golden orange color. Looks good! The nose is citrus, a bit faint, with a tinge of biscuity malt. Taste is bitter grapefruit all the way, to the point of being one dimensional, hence the slight hit, but not unpleasant. I like my IPAs bitter and this certainly falls into that category. Malt attempts to make it's presence known, but grapefruit puts a smackdown on it. Finish is dry and bitter. Mouthfeel is good with pleasant carbonation and a light refreshing quality to it. Drinkability is good due to the refreshing character of the beer. Bitterness masks the alcohol.

A pretty good offering from Coast. Glad I had the opportunity.

Photo of morimech
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden to amber color, slightly hazy with two fingers of head that had good retention before settling to a thick cap. This is a lace making beer with plenty of sticky lacing left down the glass. Some particulate matter is floating in the glass. Hoppy aroma with notes of citrus and pine. A little sweet malt is also detected. Upfront the flavor seems to have high bitterness but near the finish the sweetness from the malt comes through. Not balanced but that sweetness helps keeping the hops in check. The hops give flavors of grapefruit, pineapple, and some grassy notes. Bitterness is approaching DIPA levels. The body is a notch above medium with good carbonation. The carbonation seems a littl high for a beer with this level of bitterness but it is acceptable. Good American IPA with bitterness a little higher than most others that packs plenty of flavor into the package.

Photo of hawks10
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle - Bottled September 7th, 2010 - Poured into an imperial pint glass...

Dark for an IPA, a very murky golden/brown color with a couple floaties dancing around. Three fingers of fluffy, meringue-like white head forms and leaves a lot of lacing behind...

Nice strong aroma on this one. Tropical and fruity. Juicy, startburst scented hops dominate. A bit of an earthy and slightly piny scent comes forward after a bit too. Good amount of malt cuts into the hops a bit, but this one is pretty hop-centric...

Taste falls a little short given the nice aromas of this one. Bitter and dry, all of the tropical hop aromas I smelled seemed to have disappeared in the taste. More piny, earthy and dry than expected. Sweet and heavy malt finish...

Medium bodied with good carbonation. A bit resinous, borderline heavy. Finishes bitter, dry and astringent...

Been wanting to try this one for a while, pretty good IPA, aroma was fantastic, but that also increased my expectations for the taste which I felt was a little thin, lacking some citrus/sweetness upfront, bitter hops needed a little twist...

Photo of fear025
3.57/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to mikeincharleston for this bottle.

Aroma:Sweet, malty, grapefruit, apricot. Smells really good.

Appearance:Slighty hazy, gold in color. Great white head.

Taste:Sweet malt flavor, mild hoppiness. Hops are citrus, apricot. Aftertaste has a lingering bitterness

Mouthfeel:Medium body, low carbonation. A little creamy. No astringency.

Drinkability:This one is an easily sessionable IPA. It doesn't have hugely unique flavors, but it's quite pleasant.

Photo of Thorpe429
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes.

Poured into a snifter. Appearance is a nice orange color that is slightly cloudy. Nose is loaded with citrus hops. A good dose of orange. The taste scales back a bit on the hops with the flavor not quite leading to the strong profile that was in the nose. Feel is nice with a good level of bitterness. Overall, nice hop flavor and bitterness and a really great nose.

Photo of Wisconsinality
3.32/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to beerwolf77 for splitting this one with me.

A- Pours an uber cloudy, totally suspended burnt orange. A half finger worth of head that recedes quickly but leaves some good lacing.

S- Big hops but there is about 4 months of age on it so it has started taking on some barleywine characteristics. Some nice malts and tropical fruit shine through all else.

T- Some nice piney hops but again you can tell they have faded quite a bit. With that being said, the malt has really started to take a hold of this beer.

M- Medium to full bodied that is full on the tongue but the carbonation isn't too prevalent. A little dry on the finish.

D- Pretty much average in all aspects but again, this wasn't a fresh bottle. I would like to try it fresh.

Photo of beerwolf77
3.46/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks goes to kkipple for this bottle. A nice extra in our recent trade.

Bottle split and poured into my standard pint glass.

A: Golden yellow, one finger of off white head, tons of sticky lace

S: Mild citrus hops, just a hint of malt, rather muted overall in the nose

T: light citrus and pine, sweet malty finish, nothing really exciting

M: Medium body light carbonation

D: Overall decent. Nothing real memorable.

Photo of atlanta
2.9/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 1 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

I feel like I must have gotten a different beer from everybody else. My sister and brother in law love this beer and told me and other sis to go to Poe's on Sullivans Island (cool place!) and drink the Coast IPA. What showed up in our glasses was a big disappointment, it was thick and murky, like Inishuk IPA, couldn't see anything through it. Please people, learn the art of brewing! My sister had a couple sips and pronounced she couldn't drink it so I had her's, not cause I wanted it but I didnt want to waste the money! The taste and aroma had elements of a good beer but it was completely let down by the appearance and lack of drinkability. I would not order another one. We could have had a bad keg but the other reviewers noted its cloudiness, may be it doesnt bother other people.

Photo of drabmuh
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 7/28/10, served in an imperial pint glass. Amber, mild haze, white head of medium bubbles, heavily carbonated and moderate lacing. Looks good for an IPA.

Sweet citrus hops aroma, could use a little more volume but it smells good.

Beer is quite bitter with a nice forward hoppiness to it. Strong citrus fruit characters and a bright beer. Carbonation is nice in the mouth and the overall experience is good. Drinkability is nice as well. I'd have it again but ultimately its a second tier IPA overall. Comparable to local IPAs for sure.

Photo of ZacHart
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dense, hazy orange color with a thick, creamy head that fades slowly and leaves a fair amount of lace. The aroma pops with citrusy, slightly piney hops and a hint of alcohol. The flavor delivers the same but is followed and well balanced by solid, slight caramel malt. The flavor then reverts back to hops, coating the palate with thick bitterness. Mouthfeel is thick and slighly grainy. Overall a solid and interesting IPA.

Photo of BarrytheBear
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of Jason. Thank you!

22 oz bomber split with the wife and milwaukeeclassic while watching the Badger game.

Pours quite hazy medium orange with a nice head and consistent bubbles throughout.

Slightly faint on the nose. Sawdust, bitter tangerine, and plenty of bready malt. Continual agitation reveals the bottom of a Del Monte tin and a fair share of alcohol fumes. Good, but not as vivid as I'd hoped for.

HopArt comes ready to fight. Rough and tumble bitterness and citric rind on a heavy wave of malt that shows itself as caramel and wafer crackers. Finish is slightly boozy, but appropriately so for the abv and never really detracts.

Sticky and slightly chewy body makes this near full bodied. Carbonation is well done and helps carry this pummeling fight through to the finish.

Thanks again for opportunity Jason. I'm glad to have had the chance.

Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume III, Issue II:

Massive and dense cream-colored head, completely hazy orange-amber color that is most likely from the amount of hops used and obviously not filtered. Big whiffs in the nose of mango, ruby red grapefruit and lime zest from the hops, then there is a bit more fruitiness from the alcohol and a hint of toasted biscuit from the malt. Smooth and bitty with a creamy, slick mouthfeel and a medium to full body. The hops pop with a slightly coarse bite, pleasant but rough around the edges. Big toasted cracker maltiness throughout lays down a solid foundation. Hops stay dominant for the most part with a heavy- handed flavor that keeps on dropping citrus rind, hemp seed oil and blond tobacco flavors. The alcohol comes through after several sips to let you know it's there; warmth and a ripe fruitiness hit middle to end. Finishes bittersweet with a thick layer of hop flavor that sticks to the taste buds.

There is no fine line separating IPAs and Double IPAs, so this ends up being a hefty American IPA, a lovely one at that. Old-school rough-and-tumble style with hop bitterness and flavor fighting it out, and the blatant unfiltered look. If "punk rock" was a beer, it would be HopArt IPA.

Photo of theghost3
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on 5-31-10.

Pours a hazy, gold/orange with a 2-finger white/yellow-highlighted, frothy head. Moderate web-like lacing.

Smell is piney and grapefruity hops with some biscuity and caramel malts. Not as hoppy upfront as I would expect from an IPA, but still good. The taste is bitter from the piney hops. There are some citrusy flavors along with slight caramel malts and yeast. Mouthfeel is crisp and dry, medium-bodied. There's some lasting acidity.

This is a drinkable IPA. It's more balanced than a lot of the West Coast IPAs, so it comes across as close to an APA with a high ABV. Would go well with a spicy Italian dish.

Photo of CooperEllis
3.43/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

In an all IPA trade with, shockingly, HeadyHops81

22oz - bottled 7.28.10 - consumed 8.30.10

The color is lovely. A milkier auburn than I'm used to seeing from a bottle. Pours more like from a brewpub draught.

The smell is pleasent, but initially all pine. Not overpoweringly PINE, but pine. That fades and a grapfuit aroma is more present.

The taste is distinctly "ipa", but more traditionally "ipa" not the cram-in-every-hop ipa/dipa/iipa. It's good. Solid high-average tasting ipa with a flavor that doesn't stick around for too long.

The mouthfeel is a bit on the watery side, but not unpleasant about it. Excellent carbonation.

I'd keep going back to it. I don't think I'd personally grab it over a FinestKind, but I'd not pass it by and would grab one out of the fridge happily most days.

(9th)

Photo of mtstatebeer
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, bottled on 01/29/10. Pours a hazy golden-orange color with a lot of floaties, a big frothy off-white head, lacing throughout. Aroma is crystal malts, orange, grapefruit, earthy hops, and grass. Flavor is caramel, grapefruit, resiny hops, a good balance of bitter and sweet. Mouthfeel is medium, oily, with a dry and bitter finish. Great IPA!

Photo of cbak999
4.47/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this beer up at Green's Beverage Warehouse in Columbia, SC. Bottle date appears to be 6-21-10.

A: Pours a deep amber - very cloudy with yeast floating. A nice 1/2 inch head comes with the pour.

S: Smell is all hops. Citrus and pine. Not much malt.

T: Very hop forward. I get a little malt, a little caramel, but mostly the piney hops. Nice bitter finish.

D: Very drinkable for 7.7%. The hops stay throughout the session. I could drink this daily.

Photo of regspeir
3.3/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle (courtesy of BrewerDan) into a standard pint glass. Poured a cloudy light copper color with a large off-white head which settled slowly and left a nice amount of lacing. Nose was citrus (grapefruit, apricot, pineapple and orange) with some floral notes. Taste had hints of caramel, brown sugar, and citrus but was pretty slanted toward dry and bitter. There was an odd musty flavor that I didn't care for. Body is medium, resinous and sticky. Alcohol is well hidden. I guess my previous encounter with Boy King set too high a standard but, for whatever the reason, this was a disappointment. I will try it again since there is always a chance I got a bad bottle but...I won't go out of my way for it.

Photo of jeddsp
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Just got this beer in a 64oz growler from The Lodge down in Hilton Head SC. Brought it home anxiously back to Atl to try it out. It didn't disappoint me at all. Poured coppery but clear, thick head which held through the 1st half of the beer. I have always liked sweet hops and that is what this was to me. A sweet hoppy IPA in both smell and taste. I'll be heading back to HH to pick some more of this up...put it into the fridge rotation. Try it, I don't think you will be disappointed.

Photo of DefenCorps
3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I got a bottle of this in a trade with thagr81us. Thanks, Calton! I'm going to be drinking Boy King tomorrow, so let's see what the regular COAST IPA is like. Bottled 23 May 2010.

Pouring a mildly hazy copper with a dense, beige head with good retention and some lacing, this is a good looking IPA. The nose is a great expression of hops, bursting with ripe oranges and pineapple, along with a rather noticeable malt character. To me, it seems like they've used an English base malt in this beer, with the characteristic sweetness, mildly toasty, mildly caramel-like, but distinct from the sweeter American IPAs. Bringing it up to cellar temp does make the alcohol noticeable.

The palate opens with a blend of caramel and toasty sweetness with a moderate bitterness with grapefruit and orange rind characteristics being particularly strong. Hop flavor is tamer than the nose would suggest, with the potential fruity brightness being lower than necessary, especially to balance the bitterness. Mildly sweet on the finish, there's some caramel and bready sweetness, along with the rather pungent hop bitterness. Medium in body, this beer is moderately carbonated. With a touch of alcohol on the finish, this beer is decent, and one that I'm glad I got a chance to try.

Photo of mikey711
3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Cloudy orange color with a soapy white head that leaves decent lacing. the head poured a big thicker than i would have liked.

S: Slightly sopay smelling hops with a fair amount of caramel and breadiness in the background.

T: There is a slight pine bitterness and hints of soapy lemon. decent amount of balanced and nothing off, but nothing spectacular

M: Slightly thin with a bit of an oily feel. No heat

D: easy to put down and i am glad i got to try this one

Photo of tpd975
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pale yellow slightly cloudy with a tall off white head. Nice retention with some solid lace.

S: Aromas of nice sweet malt. Pine, and mild grapefruit. Mild floral hops.

T: Malty with a nice dose of hops. Hints of caramel and mild bread. Lots of floral hops with dashes of wet hay. Citrus and Pine notes round things out. Not aggressive, drinkable.

M: Medium in body, smooth tasty.

D: Nice and drinkable. Pretty solid.

Photo of Gtreid
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fresh bottle thanks to beernerd81. Review from notes. Poured into my Short's pint glass.

A: Light Burnt orange color. The pour dropped a big three finger head that left tons of sticky lace.

A: Big pine forrest hops. Some grapefruit and orange, but the piney, grassy hops dominate. I get a nice biscuity, caramelly malt backbone to give this some balance.

T: More of the sweet citrus and pine sap. There is just enough caramel malt to balance this one nicely. It finishes very dry and bitter, just as it should.

M: Crisp and clean. Medium body and aggressive carbonation.

D and overall impression: Drinkability is throught the roof. IPA is my favorite style, and this one does not dissapoint. If I had access to this, it would be in my regular rotation. Skal.

Photo of portia99
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle (bottled on 5/17/10) received in trade with beernerd81. Thanks! Poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass.

A - Pours a hazy, orangey amber color with a thick finger of fluffy white head with excellent staying power. Nice sheets of lacing left behind on the glass as the beer level descends...don't think the foam is ever going to completely disappear.

S - Very nice citrusy aroma up front full of grapefruit with some sweet oranges thrown in. Some mild caramelly malt on the side. Also some light pineapple and some sugary sweeetness.

T - Crisp bitterness up front mixed with grapefruit, oranges, some pine and light toffee and bread like malt. Hints of sweetness around the edges, mildy noticeable alcohol.

M - Just on the lighter side of medium bodied and somewhat light in carbonation. The carbonation is very smooth and creamy, not quite like its from a nitro tap, but leaning in that direction. A nice change of pace from the norm, and quite good.

D - This is an excellent IPA. Hop flavors dominate the overall profile and the bitterness is appropriately crisp and just enough malt to balance things out. The extra smooth feel increases the drinkability of this one...seems to just glide over the tongue into the swallow - could drink this one all day long.

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HopArt IPA from COAST Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 505 ratings.