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Boy King Double IPA - COAST Brewing Company

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Boy King Double IPABoy King Double IPA

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332 Ratings
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Ratings: 332
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 394
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
COAST Brewing Company visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A highly hopped, yet still balanced, double IPA. Multiple hop varieties, emphasizing Citra Hops, were used. We're lovin' the tropical goodness of this hop variety!

(Beer added by: mikesgroove on 04-14-2009)
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kkipple

South Carolina

4.33/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ahh, Boy King. I have found my copious reviews of this this gem from the initial Batch 1 we knocked back on 4/30/2009. Grabbed a growler with my buddy Juan down from the legendary CBX and took it upstairs to the window seat of the Mellow Mushroom on King street in downtown Charleston to watch the world go by. The cute stoner waitress didn't even bat an eye when we told her "we're gonna drink this upstairs". Beautiful.

From notes:
**Batch 1**

A. Hazy, unfiltered rust-orange. Dirty. 3cm tall, fat, light tan head with minor lace that runs down the glass as you drink.

S. Hmm, weed! Raw, untamed HOP (yes, I got carried away) and massive 'green' nose. Grapefruit pith, sweet caramel malt supporting. xxxtreme. <--- ( I think it began to take hold right about here. - ed ). Big and lush, but balanced.

T. Initial huge lip-smacking hop rush; grapefruit & green. Hop flavor out the wazoo, whatever that is. Shockingly low actual bitterness, just a hophophippityhop flavor bludgeoning - in the best way. Ultimately, sweet and succulent.

M / D. Mid-high body, but not thick. Sweet, with layered, lush hop flavor. Stupidly drinkable for 9.5%. Coast hides their booze well, but this is just silly. We drank the growler in under a half hour if memory serves.

In sum: Boy King is a super drinkable, hop flavor bomb that avoids being bitter (Moylan's Hopsickle) or too sweet (Hopslam)
and is instead something you just want to horde to yerself. I must have more.

Serving type: growler

11-05-2010 02:40:53 | More by kkipple
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Boy King Double IPA from COAST Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.