Boy King Double IPA - COAST Brewing Company
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Reviews by nhindian:
4.5/5 rDev +3.4%
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:
4.21/5 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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