HopArt IPA
COAST Brewing Company

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IPA - American
Ranked #1,176
Ranked #9,230
3.98 | pDev: 10.8%
COAST Brewing Company
South Carolina, United States
Very Good
HopArt IPAHopArt IPA
Notes: Walking a fine line of sweet malt and assertive hop character. A hop presence so enticing it truly is a work of art.
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aBosslyElephant from Florida

3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L- Deep yellow haze, slight orange tint
S- Smells like a beer
T- Hint of bitter hops, sweetness from the malt
M- Medium body with light carbonation for an IPA
O- A great IPA, usually not a fan of IPA but its overall of the better ones I've had so far. Nice ABV percentage to go with it

Jan 09, 2021
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patre_tim from Thailand

3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Neon yellow with 4 fingers of white head.

Smells like beer, malt.

Tastes malty with a tropical punch background and a hint of bitterness.

Medium bod with moderate carbonation.

I got this in Columbia yesterday and am drinking it in Summerville, June 28th, 2020.

Jun 29, 2020
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Gatch from Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

An old school balanced IPA but with an impressive malt bill. Pairs with the resinous hops well. Not sweet nor bready, just...providing that malt backbone to make this a splendid beer.

Sep 03, 2018
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Johnny_Hops from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Had this beer on vacation in South Carolina. It pours kind of medium orange with some carbonation. The aroma includes pine, resin and some tropical fruit. Tastes smooth with a bitter finish. Very enjoyable.

Jun 02, 2018
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Apellonious from North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 596 Canned 12/21/17 into an IPA glass. Orange with crimson highlights and a three finger fluffy tan head that retains well and leaves a soapy lacing on the side of the glass. Pine, mild citrus, and malts on the aroma. The taste is well balanced between the citrus/tea of the hops and the subtle sweetness of the malts. Borders on IIPA. The mouthfeel is medium to heavy, with moderately low level of carbonation. A tasty one for folks who like some balance in their IPA.

Jan 16, 2018
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DeanWormer from Georgia

4.31/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Just went to a wedding with limited beer selections - some uninspiring lagers and grocery store beers and then Hop Art. I chose it by default and because it had " hop" in the name. It was a great surprise - well-balanced hop and malt, easy drinking, appropriate ABV for having two. I'm going to try to take some home when I leave Charleston.

Dec 10, 2017
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Griffin2 from Virginia

3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can dated 6/14/17 into a beer mug.
L - Pours a deep Amber with a white head.
S - Smells of hops, citrus and some caramel maltiness.
T - Has a nice bitter hoppy taste with some sweetness from the malt.
F - Medium body and carbonation.
O - Pretty tasty IPA.

Jul 05, 2017
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CernMatt from Ohio

4.59/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was our second beer choice of our first night on vacation. It was a darker gold colored IPA. It was very flavorful and had a great finish. It was not a strong hoppy beer, more malty. Can't wait until this evening to have another.

Apr 23, 2017
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TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick but spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains grassy hops, citrus and caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out with a burst of grassy hops bitterness that is followed by mildly sweet flavors of caramel and citrus. The malt character is hearty and brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly hoppy and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a solid IPA to drink for a while.

Mar 09, 2017
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ordybill from Georgia

4.27/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the tap at the Renaissance Hotel in Charleston, SC. The appearance is a cloudy orange color with a large white head. The aroma is a very good mix of malt and hops. The taste matches the aroma

Dec 04, 2016
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JayQue from Virginia

3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had this at the Oyster House on Market Street in Charleston. Poured into a pint glass from a 12 oz. can, this beer is a hazy bright orange color with a fairly small, average lasting head (chilled glass). Some bands of lacing on the glass. Aroma and flavor are slightly sweet caramel and bready malt and piney and earthy hops. Fairly balanced brew with some understated bitterness. Mouthfeel is rich, smooth, crisp with some bitterness. A solid East Coast IPA, but not a hop bomb.

Oct 26, 2016
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Prager62 from Colorado

3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A 12oz. can dated 13 SEP 16 poured in a twelve ounce snifter/tulip for the review.

Look- Pours a cloudy dark gold with a brownish tint leaving a generous finger of white foam. Some medium lacing is left behind as it slowly settles.

Smell- Pine, grapefruit and something mint-like. Some weak floral aromatics and malt emerge in the back.

Taste- Very floral to begin, followed by grapefruit and a healthy amount of malt sweetness.

Feel- Slightly creamy to start, then finishes quite dry.

Overall- A good beer, but it falls a little short for this hophead. While it leans on the maltier side of the IPA spectrum, the pleasant floral notes give it a degree of redemption for me. If you prefer your IPA's more malt forward, this is your beer.

Oct 09, 2016
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rudzud from Massachusetts

3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Received in a can as an extra. Dated 8/30

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a nice slightly hazy honey amber hue with a three finger off white head that faded slowly to leave sticky side lacing and a nice blanket.

S - Aromas of light malty sweetness and breadiness, decent soft pine, decent earthy hops.

T - Taste is similar to the nose. Fair amount of malty sweet and crackery grains, loads of generic bitterness. Caramel, some fainter earthy hops.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, some thinness, very light alcohol.

O - Overall the appearance on this was very nice but it was all downhill from there. Rather heavy malts mixed with earthy hops created a rather lackluster flavour.

Serving Type: Can

Sep 27, 2016
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NolaHopHead from Louisiana

4.02/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz can. Hazy deep orange color, two finger head fades slowly, rings of spotty lace. Aroma full of melon, toasted bread. Similar taste with sweet malt and melon, plenty of hop bitterness comes in, herbal, oniony, piney. Very solid IPA, lots of flavor.

Aug 20, 2016
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TonyLema1 from South Carolina

3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: cloudy, orange color, with a thin white lacing head
S: malty, with some earthy hops
T: Malt, citrusy hops, some bitterness
F: great mouthfeel
O: canned on 8/2/16, great taste and feel. Great beer when fresh

Aug 07, 2016
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Omnium from Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Can > Tulip Pint

A - Clear orange gold with a thick foamy two finger head, medium lacing.
S - Nice aroma, lots of grapefruit, floral notes, tangerine, big resinous hop notes, caramel malt.
T - Fairly balanced, caramelt and bread malt are pretty predominant then you get some big bitter citrus and pine, light floral notes, orange juice, some grape.
M - Kinda chewy, lingering bitterness, a little more intense than your average IPA.
O - Aroma is good, but it doesnt match up in flavor.

May 29, 2016
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Bluecrow from New York

3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Medium orange pour with a half cm of fine foam. Aroma includes pine and some tropical fruit. The flavor is deeply dank with a crisp finish. This is a really pleasant pint.

Apr 24, 2016
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mntlover from Tennessee

4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy murky darker amber color with a big fluffy cream colored head that falls slow and leaves some good gobs of lace.

Aroma is nice and fruity soft mango, sweet pineapple, and touches of sweet malts. Smell is nice hoppy but not overly bitter smelling.

Taste is like the nose but more starts dank fruity, moves to light tobacco almost vegetable notes . Finish fairly bitter hop resins coating the mouth. A nice deep dank IPA just like the color.

Mouthfeel is only medium smooth carbonation makes for easy drinking.

Overall an enjoyable IPA that I would probably buy on occasion if it was available locally.

Mar 28, 2016
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can

orange amber colored, white head. nice huge hop aroma - citrus flavors. great hop flavor, and only moderate bitterness. good mouthfeel - a little sticky.

Mar 25, 2016
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DavoleBomb from Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Tallboy can into a snifter.

3.0 A: Murky copper plum color. Not quite one finger of frothy off-white head. Retention is below average, especially for the style and a short ring of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Mix of a few different hop components - pine and grapefruit, nondescript spiciness, orange with a touch of lemon zest, and floral. Mild bready yeastiness with honey and caramel notes. Despite the complexity, it's not as vibrant as I'd like.

3.5 T: Moderate bitterness. The bready yeastiness is pretty strong and distracting at times. Caramel and a slight toastiness. The hops are primarily piney with grapefruit. The other components listed in the smell are there as well, but all pretty subdued.

3.25 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lacking creaminess but it is rather chewy due to the yeastiness.

3.5 D: It's not bad, but I prefer cleaner, less yeasty IPAs as a general rule.

Jan 12, 2016
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metter98 from New York

3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy yellowish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down, consistently leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of piney hops are present in the smell along with notes of caramel malts and hints of grapefruit hops.
T: The taste follows the smell, having flavors of piney hops and caramel malts along with notes of grapefruit hops. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a very good balance between the malts and hops.

Serving type: can

Dec 25, 2015
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Wilphaite from South Carolina

4.48/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Can date 6/3/15!

Look: Orange and hazy

Smell: Yum! this could be REALLY good!

Taste: Quick alcohol up front, soon over-taken by a robust IPA that delivers the goods with balanced hoppiness that goes on and on with luxurious splendor... Oh, and a mellow bitterness that ascends from the palate to the olfactory allowing further rumination is so desired.

Feel: Don't care, taste is in my sweet spot and i like it. If pushed, I'd say "smooth"... If shoved, I'd say "silky" on a sip, "velvety" on a mouth-full, and "velour" on a hasty gulp (which you can do, cuz it's a big can!)

Overall: The first Coastal offering I tried was a Carne Fire (meh...no defining character) The HopArt however, is worlds away a superlative brew for me (taste, character, boldness). Which, I guess attracts me to that style. Right now, If I can't find an Enjoy By, or Shane's Big DIPA, or a Pliney, or a Hercules, then hopefully, a HopArt will be available. Then again the HopArt may be my first choice!

Dec 13, 2015
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WoodBrew from Ohio

4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

HopArt was a very good IPA offering from Coast Brewing. The beer poured a hazy copper with white head that left some lacing. The scent and taste had good pine and citrus notes. The mouthfeel was medium in body with good carbonation. Overall.....quite nice.

Nov 28, 2015
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CotterEU from Illinois

4.29/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The malts are well balance with a nice citrus zest hop bitterness. Undertones of mango are present to begin and after a bit, some pine notes finish it out. A superb IPA. Well balanced and unique.

Nov 17, 2015
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gcamparone from Rhode Island

3.51/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16oz can into a pint glass. Acquired as an extra in a trade with Briana, thanks!

Pours a hazy Amber body with a big white head that reduces slowly to leave some nice chunky retention and lacing.

Aromas are bready, biscuity, slightly floral but muted, a subtle caramel malt aroma dominates though with some faded hops in there.

On the tongue is caramel mixed with a light piney hop flavor, floral notes, finished by a light bitterness. Medium body, medium carbonation, not too smooth.

Overall mediocre. Maybe it wasn't fresh, but I'm not sure because there's no canned on date.

Oct 08, 2015
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