Boy King Double IPA - COAST Brewing Company
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Reviews by nhindian:
4.5/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Provided by dtx00 at a recent, small tasting. Thanks, Sam!
Growler poured into a pint.
A - Pours a dark amber with a clear, deep orange body. There's a big, active head on here, about 2.5-fingers, with soapy bubbles and rocky peaks. Very nice retention, and as it dwindles, it leaves elegant streaks of foam behind to make up some nice lacing.
S - The nose on Boy King is quite clean, with a bit of caramel from the malts at first, but is quickly replaced with a big burst of fresh hops. A bit floral, but for the most part the hops are almost all citrusy and tropical. Tons of pineapple with mangoes and grapefruit rounding out the rest. A bit of pine dankness as well.
T - As was the case with the nose, this is like drinking a tropical getaway. Besides the mild malt backbone at the start, this is all a demonstration in hop juiciness. You can almost get the impression that they freshly squeezed the juice right into the glass before serving it, which is a nice vision on a fairly chilly night. Pineapples and mangoes create the bulk of flavor, with supporting acts from the pine resin and citrus. Almost no alcohol heat to be found, which is impressive for a beer nearing 10%.
M - Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with decent carbonation. The mouthfeel has definitely held up, despite being in a growler for a few days (I'm not sure if this was counter-pressure filled, but I have a hunch it wasn't), unlike other IPAs I've gotten in growlers... Again I find myself repeating that it just feels clean on the palate, with the lack of alcohol heat and juiciness keeping the mouth refreshed.
D/O - Drinkability is high. I greatly enjoyed the two pours I got of this and could definitely see this one being an ass-kicker with how easy it drinks while completely hiding the alcohol. A very finely crafted DIPA that brings tons and tons of tropical hops.
Serving type: growler
10-12-2011 02:09:15 | More by nhindian
More User Reviews:
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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