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HopArt IPA | COAST Brewing Company

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89
very good
245 Reviews
BEER STATS
Reviews:
245
Ratings:
630
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
17.68%
 
 
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HopArt IPAHopArt IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
COAST Brewing Company
South Carolina, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

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.

Added by MarkSCCOT on 10-21-2007

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Reviews: 245 | Ratings: 630
Photo of theveganbrewer
4.04/5  rDev +2%
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 +1.8%
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 +12.9%
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 -1.3%
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 -3.3%
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 -32.8%
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 -10.4%
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 -20.7%
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 +1.8%
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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Photo of alpinebryant
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 3/23/12, brought back by my family from a trip down south.

A: Pours a light straw hazy gold with a healthy white head.

S: Aroma of mostly pale malt, not a ton of aroma/ drop hopping in here. To be honest the aroma is slightly underwhelming comparatively when I have had a sip or two.

T: Mostly bitter slightly astringent hop profile. I pick up a bit of malt, but really it is overwhelmed by a ton of bittering with mid to late boil hop additions. I taste a bit of grass and that whole cone hop profile I get in Sierra Nevada's brews. Its a pretty dry IPA and not extremely balanced, but the hop profile is very pleasant once this warms a little.

M: Great mouthfeel, good carbonation. A nice full bodied American IPA with a very pleasant carbonation.

O: This is a good american IPA. I was slightly overwhelmed with the bitterness and lack of malt contributions. Some astringency, which I think if removed would make this a lot better.

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Photo of nickfl
3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a hazy, golden-copper colored body. The head dissipates slowly and leaves nice lace on the glass.

S - A hoppy aroma of pine, lemon, and some spicy notes with bread and a little toffee in the background.

T - Bready malt and some spicy hop character up front. Lemon, grapefruit, pine, and some sweaty notes in the middle. Finishes with pungent, kind of harsh bitterness as well as light malt sweetness and pine flavors that linger.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - The hop character is fairly done with a nice combination of pine and spicy notes as well as some malt to balance. My only complaint is that the bitterness is a bit of the harsh, chemical side which does the drinkability no favors. Not bad, but not Coast's best.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle purchased at the brewery into New Belgium snifter picked up earlier in the day. Bottled 3/8/12 - that's fresh!
Pours a golden orange, slight haze; nice head and great lacing.
Smell is of piney hops, slight citrus, but not overpowering.
Taste is of bitter piney hops with a slight sweet citrus aftertaste. Very bitter and piney...it is very similar to a west coast IPA eventhough it was brewed within literal feet of the east coast. Its very sticky, and chewey, but has a lot of character. Really nice brew and by far my favorite from COAST.

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Photo of THECPJ
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes: Growler from the Source. Thanks Jacob.

appearance: copper orange with a 2 finger off white head

smell: orange, grapefruit, caramel, malts,

taste: citrus hops, sweet malts, well balanced

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: great IPA so glad to have a connection in the south that can send me fresh growlers whenever I fell the need.

Cheers,
The CPJ

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes. Thanks to Jay for opening.

A: Pours a nice orange/copper color with a one finger off-white head. Decent lacing down the sides.

S: Some citrus aromas, mostly grapefruit and pineapple, with a good bit of caramel and bready malt.

T: Kind if a disappointment actually, not as hoppy as I was hoping. Not bad at all, just a bit on the malty side. Lots of caramel, graham cracker, and some bready malt. There was a little bit of citrus mixed in.

M: Medium bodied, slightly grainy, moderate carbonation with a slightly dry/sticky finish.

O: Had higher hopes having already sampled Boy King. Not sure on the age of the bottle, so would love to try it again based off other reviews.

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Photo of hopfacebrew
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Got this beer from thagr81us in a trade! Thanks man!

Poured from bomber bottled 1-13-11 into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

A - The beer pours a hazy orange-amber color with a nice 1 1/2 finger nice white creamy head which slowly fades to a thin foamy film with great lacing.

S - Somewhat disappointed in the aroma of the beer. I didn't detect a whole lot aside from a mild piney hop aroma with a slight citrus note but not much.

T/M - The beer starts immediate bready/earthy hop flavor upfront with some mild caramel flavors hidden in the middle. Medium bitterness with good carbonation and medium mothfeel.

D - Solid.

Overall, I had never heard of this beer so it was awesome to try a local beer from South Carolina. It was a pleasure and this is a good IPA. It wasn't my favorite as it had a slightly unique malty character in the flavor but it was good and I would recommend it to try!

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 02-03-2011 02:33:11

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.76/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: enjoyed on tap at the brewery. Single finger head and nice lace. Cloudy golden with crimson hues. Nice head retention.

S: mild wet sock hop aroma. Some malt. Wood and vanilla but otherwise overall not a very strong aroma.

T: nice complexity to the hop character. Initially the pine is mild but it progresses to a sharply bitter finish. Caramel malt initially.

M: moderate carbonation and medium body.

Overall: nice hop character but lacking in the aroma category. The bitterness builds throughout the experience Which is enjoyable.

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Photo of thadbme
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
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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Photo of GehenHerzog
4.36/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

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Photo of SykDoc
4/5  rDev +1%
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.

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Photo of Holland
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
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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Photo of brewcore
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
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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Photo of MacQ32
4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
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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Photo of aasher
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
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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Photo of azdback
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
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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HopArt IPA from COAST Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 245 ratings.