Boy King Double IPA - COAST Brewing Company
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Reviews by Hojaminbag:
4.55/5 rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
I got this growler from Beernerd81, he not only taped the cap, but he also waxed it. Despite the week since Ben filled this jug, it tastes like it was filled today. Thanks a lot Ben, I know shipping growlers can be a pain in the ass, but I really appreciate getting to try this beer.
COAST Boy King IIPA has a very hazy orange body that features a ton of fast moving carbonation bubbles. The head is a dull shade of white and about two fingers in height. Retention is fairly good, and the lacing leaves a pretty solid sheet of foam on my glass.
The aroma has a distinct and rather large citrus aroma to it, but it doesn't smell like the typical grapefruit aroma; it is made up of notes of orange, clementine and tangerine. A little bit of grapefruit is in there, but the rest of the citrus family does most of the heavy lifting here. I also smell a touch of pine resin and bitterness. Underneath all of that hop aroma is just a bit of sweet malt.
Although I only notice a touch of bitterness in the aroma, the flavor is full of it. First I notice a strong grapefruit hop flavor, but underneath that I get a taste of the orange and tangerine from the aroma. Beyond grapefruit, the other citrus fruits aren't as powerful as they were in the aroma. The middle has a touch of a malt backbone that has a very lightly toasted, biscuit-like flavor to it. The finish has a ton of hops, even more than the beginning of the beer. Some pine resin, a big dose of grapefruit and bitterness and some more of the other citrus fruits. The finish has just a little bit of warming to remind you that this beer may taste nice, but the alcohol makes it pretty mean on the inside. The malt in Boy King doesn't really do much to balance out the big hop profile, it's just kind of there, adding only a touch of sweetness; as far as I'm concerned, that is a good thing.
Boy King's mouthfeel really shows the work that COAST put into this beer. The beer is fairly highly carbonated, which works for me. The body pairs well with the carbonation because it feels like it is going to melt your teeth, but at the same time has a big oily feel on the tongue.
Boy King is a great IIPA that lays off the malt and allows the hops to do their job. At 9.50% ABV, it's a beer that you will force you to slow your drinking down. Boy King is another great beer from COAST. So far all three COAST beers I've tried have been excellent and I look forward to drinking a few more.
Serving type: growler
04-03-2010 02:28:15 | More by Hojaminbag
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4.21/5 rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Bottled 4/24 and poured into my Teku...
A - Dark orange appearance, super sticky lace is all over the glass throughout consumption
S - Nice floral aroma, some muted cluster of fruits, grass and very dank
T - Citra wallops you in the face, grapefruit, oranges and the malt backbone is pretty significant
M - Medium body, mild carbonation, decent hop bite on the palate
O - This is a pretty great DIPA, which seems to be the common saying these days. I love the citra and malt combination as they balance each other out greatly both upfront and on the finish. Excellent beer.
Serving type: bottle
06-04-2014 20:35:30 | More by rjp217
3.88/5 rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from the bottle into a small snifter.
A: Rich golden color with a short light tan head. Very honey-blonde in appearance.
S: Big juicy hop aroma with some caramel and light fruit.
T: Lots of citra hop flavor and some caramel with a lasting bitterness that isn't overpowering; plenty of fresh juicy fruit notes.
M: Smooth and semi-sweet with a dry, slightly bitter finish.
O: This was a very fresh bottle, less than three weeks old and I was very impressed. I am not typical an IPA fan, let alone DIPA, but I would drink this again in a heart beat. Gotta love those big citra-hop beers!
Serving type: bottle
06-02-2014 20:04:51 | More by StrongRepublican
Boy King Double IPA from COAST Brewing Company
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