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HopArt IPA - COAST Brewing Company

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HopArt IPAHopArt IPA

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

428 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 428
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 92
Gots: 36 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Trish, Apr 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

acurtis, Apr 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

djrn2, Apr 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Kurmaraja, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of curasowa
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%

Appearance: Hazy, golden-orange color with one finger of head that fades slowly with thick lacing.

Aroma: Caramel malt, floral hops, some grassy earthyness, a little pine

Taste: Just a flash of creamy malt sweetness, then a rush of strong, piney bitterness. Some sweetness reappears on the the back end, but that trails off in the lingering, bitter finish. There is a definite green hop, slightly harsh quality to the finish which boarders on unpleasant.

The Rest: A decent IPA lacking in the balance department. Not enough else going on to balance out the massive hop bill. Drinkablity suffers a bit from the harsh finish as well.

curasowa, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of MNishCT77
3.89/5  rDev -3.2%

16 oz. pint poured on tap at the brewery; unknown brewing/bottling date; drank over 30 minutes

A: 2/3 - yellow-orange coloration; initial frothy white head settles into a subtle glass lacing; medium alcohol legs

S: 9/12 - some moderate citrus and pine aroma; distinct malt character - toasty, bready, doughy; some mild alcohol notes as well

T: 15/20 - moderate bitterness up front that opens up for a balanced hop and malt battle - some grapefruit, pine and resiny characters - with some malt character and alcohols; the malt character continues to develop in the middle of the mouth; finishes generally dry and inviting

M: 4/5 - light-to-moderate body, moderate carbonation, some alcohol presence but not fullness

O: 8/10 - don't think that this is a 90+ beer but it's a solid IPA for those who like balance in their IPAs; for $5/pint at the brewery, the price point is right too

TOTAL - 38/50

MNishCT77, Mar 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

zekeman17, Mar 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

cbeck6523, Mar 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

markpiperlovesbeer, Mar 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

CRJMellor, Mar 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

tylerthetiger, Mar 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

ToddBeans, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

teamwiggum, Mar 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

dbrauneis, Mar 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, hazy, copper-gold coloring with a bright, white halo of bubbly head. Nose of pine pitch, caramel backbone, and subtle grapefruit notes. Flavors are toasted forward, with resinous hops, dank, and a blast of tropical fruit. The aftertaste is more bitter and resinous, with hints of tropical fruit. Light bodied and smooth, with a bitter, tropical fruit linger on a smooth finish. Good brew.

GarthDanielson, Feb 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

lupercmda, Feb 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

mtpHokie, Feb 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

huntermop, Feb 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

LancetherealLeader, Feb 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Furley80, Feb 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

dotes_on_dipas, Jan 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Shagator, Jan 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

MastaShonuf, Dec 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Houser, Dec 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

jbear68, Dec 17, 2013
HopArt IPA from COAST Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 428 ratings.