Boy King Double IPA - COAST Brewing Company
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Reviews by Hojaminbag:
4.55/5 rDev +4.4%
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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4.64/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Big thanks to JISurfer for hooking me up with this. Bomber poured into a snifter. The brew appears a hazy copper color with a finger of tan froth that fades back leaving thick patchy webs of lacing effect on the glass. A swirl effortlessly revives the cap.
The aroma is chock full of hops smelling pine-like and resinous. Quite dank and catty with a fruity inclusion mixing with pulp and zest. Overall this is a very deeply complex set of aromatics centric to the character of the hops and a very mild inclusion of fruity to floral alcohol.
The taste is all sticky hop resins. Flavors of pine, pulp and citrus zest with minor grassy and dank appeal. A bit of an herbal component and a fruity to floral edge. The flavors here run the full gauntlet of enjoyable hop aspects with a minor hint of caramel malt sweetness and faint suggestion of alcohol.
This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. The bottled on date was approaching 3 months by the time I secured this to drink but holy hell was it still remarkable. I cant wait until this is released again, I would love to have more. A LOT more. So easy drinking and enjoyable, a bomber was a tease, I could have drank a growler of this and would be looking for more. This far exceeded all expectations.
Serving type: bottle
11-18-2013 15:20:15 | More by stakem
3.74/5 rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 22oz bottle into Southampton Publick House pint glass. Bottled 8/27/13, so about 4 wks old. Acquired thru trade. Thanks beerbyrd!
A - Hazy burnt orange. Eggshell head leaves minimal lacing.
S - Peach, orange, a little catpiss. Doesn't overwhelm in the aroma department.
T - Peach and orange flavors really come thru with the right amount of alcohol notes to compliment them and not be harsh. Big bitterness in the aftertaste, as well as a malty backbone.
M - Medium with a nice creaminess. Carbonation is on the low side of medium.
O - A gave this a low rating when I had it last year. I didn't write down any notes and I can't remember why. It is a good beer. Wished it had a bigger nose and all the flavor and alcohol notes could've blended nicer, but still a solid drink and would have it again.
Serving type: bottle
09-26-2013 00:13:40 | More by jeff1973
4.61/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
While I'm not a huge fan of hoppier beers, this one is the exception for me. I saw that they used Citra hops, which are tropical in taste and smell, rather than citrusy. I was impressed with the nice head, around 2 fingers thick, as well as the retention time it had. It did eventually die out to a thick lacing, but that was long after the pour. Smell was of hops up front, but not the rich smell that is normally associated with DIPAs, then the tropical, almost starburst-like tropical smell was the finisher. The taste was very similar to the smell, but the finish was like a tropical fruit rush, that you could pick out different fruits, each time you tasted it. Had a nice coating feel to the mouthfeel and didn't leave a bitter taste. Like I said in the beginning, I'm not really a fan of hoppier beers, but this one is a gem. Get your hands on it if you can.
Serving type: growler
09-13-2013 14:25:55 | More by JISurfer
Boy King Double IPA from COAST Brewing Company
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