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HopArt IPA - COAST Brewing Company

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HopArt IPAHopArt IPA

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very good

241 Reviews

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Reviews: 241
Hads: 608
Avg: 3.96
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 92
Gots: 92 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
COAST Brewing Company
South Carolina, United States | website

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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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.


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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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Photo of harrymattcody
3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle, but I've had it pretty much any way you can get it.

The pour is a hazy orange color with some highlights around the edges. A nice foam cap forms and leaves some sticky lace down the side of my glass. The nose favors citrus but also has some pine notes and a little sweetness. Taste is pretty much spot on in regards to the aroma. Bit citrus, pine and caramel notes. Maybe a little heavy on the sweetness for me, but still tasty. Very creamy and thick in the mouth.

Not necessarily my go to IPA but one that I would drink without hesitation.

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Photo of pburland23
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bomber (bottled on 8/25/11) into my Great Divide Brussels glass.

Beer pours a hazy orange with two solid fingers of dense white head. Really thick and sticky lacing. Looks nice in the glass.

Numerous citrus notes on the nose (lemons, orange, grapefruit) and some malty sweetness lurking in the background. Aroma isn't as powerful and full as I expected.

This is a great tasting beer. Opens up with some pretty aggressive piney hops bitterness, but is immediately followed by some really mellow and tasty malt sweetness. It finishes with some grapefruit hops bitterness. A really well rounded and balanced IPA.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a pleasing creaminess. As for drinkability, the 7.7% ABV inhibits making this a session beer but it's certainly an enjoyable sipper.

Overall, a very well balanced IPA. It's a bit more malty than I usually prefer my IPAs, but it really works.

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Photo of Satchboogie
3.63/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber (dated 8/25/11) poured into a pint glass. (thanks rnorgart!)

A: Pours dark/dirty yellow (almost golden), hazy, with a 2 finger white head (moderately tight bubbles), great retention, leaves a little lacing.

S: Good mix of citrus and floral notes (orange, grapefruit, lemon) with a little pine. Some sweet malt is noticeable.

T: Not as citrus forward as the nose indicated. Mainly floral and herbal with some citrus to round out the edges and a little pine bitterness. Very grainy middle with moderate sweetness. Hop presence turns very earthy towards the finish. Finish is bready and somewhat wet without much bitterness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation. Very chewy for an IPA, a little sweet, not a crisp or dry finish. Very malty.

O: Perhaps my taste buds were deceiving me, but I found this very malt and grainy with a hop character I wouldn't expect to find in an American IPA. Still something I enjoyed drinking.

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Photo of dubinsky
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into a snifter. Bottled on 08/10/11. Thanks to EClayton08 for this awesome extra.

A – First off this is a cool looking label. Very Andy Warhol-ish. The beer pours a hazy orange color with a foamy, two finger white head that seems to show some solid retention. The head sticks around for a while eventually falling to the edges of the glass leaving a few archipelegos of foam. Nice lacing.

S – Citrusy and piney. Not what I have come to expect from the East Coast. This definitely has a West Coast aroma with some nice honey sweetness to round out the finish.

T – Again, this beer surprises me as it really tastes like a West Coast IPA. Nice hop bitterness followed by a lightly sweet honey and caramel biscuit end. Mostly orange and grapefruit flavors give it that citrus edge while the pine flavors give it that nice bitterness. The finish is a bit sweet, but it leaves a great hop bitterness on the tongue.

M – Medium bodied with a nice medium carbonation. The beer is fairly sticky with a nice semi-dry finish.

O – I was really surprised by this beer. This is a great IPA and I would buy this on a regular basis if the opportunity presented itself. Very well balance and the ABV is not an issue with this beer. Good work Coast. Now I just hope that bottle of Boy King is at least as good as this.

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HopArt IPA from COAST Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.