HopArt IPA | COAST Brewing Company

HopArt IPAHopArt IPA
BA SCORE
3.96/5
678 Ratings
HopArt IPAHopArt IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
COAST Brewing Company
South Carolina, United States
coastbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Walking a fine line of sweet malt and assertive hop character. A hop presence so enticing it truly is a work of art.

Added by MarkSCCOT on 10-21-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,805
Reviews:
253
Ratings:
678
pDev:
10.86%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
94
Gots:
125
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 678 |  Reviews: 253
Reviews by tewaris:
Photo of tewaris
2.66/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Thanks for another one Ryan!

Looks ok, straw golden with slight haze. There's not much to the aroma... take that back, there's nothing actually. Only reason it gets 2/5 instead of 1/5 is that the aroma is not disgusting.

Crisp and somewhat flavorful taste on a medium body. Good carbonation. You can tell that something is wrong with an IPA if crispness is its best feature.

Neither hops, not art; this beer is brewed with mediocrity.

3, 2, 3, 3, 2.5

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ordybill
4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
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

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Photo of mntlover
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

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Photo of Wilphaite
4.48/5  rDev +13.1%
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!

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Andnkuhn
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Gets my #1 vote as best label design. :).
(Note: the label shown in photo is not the most current design)

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine Volume III, Issue II:

Massive and dense cream-colored head, completely hazy orange-amber color that is most likely from the amount of hops used and obviously not filtered. Big whiffs in the nose of mango, ruby red grapefruit and lime zest from the hops, then there is a bit more fruitiness from the alcohol and a hint of toasted biscuit from the malt. Smooth and bitty with a creamy, slick mouthfeel and a medium to full body. The hops pop with a slightly coarse bite, pleasant but rough around the edges. Big toasted cracker maltiness throughout lays down a solid foundation. Hops stay dominant for the most part with a heavy- handed flavor that keeps on dropping citrus rind, hemp seed oil and blond tobacco flavors. The alcohol comes through after several sips to let you know it's there; warmth and a ripe fruitiness hit middle to end. Finishes bittersweet with a thick layer of hop flavor that sticks to the taste buds.

There is no fine line separating IPAs and Double IPAs, so this ends up being a hefty American IPA, a lovely one at that. Old-school rough-and-tumble style with hop bitterness and flavor fighting it out, and the blatant unfiltered look. If "punk rock" was a beer, it would be HopArt IPA.

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Photo of orbitalr0x
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours into my glass a super hazed dark orange with a half inch of creamy bone white head on top that leaves spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas are a mix of pine, grass and citrus upfront with herbal accents. Slightly spicy with a caramel and mild grainy kick.

First sip brings a mix of pine and citrus fruits upfront with spicy herbal hop oils. Slightly grassy it is met by a solid creamy malt featuring caramel and a light toast. Flows down and finishes with a solid bitter kick but is well balanced overall. A tasty IPA.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth with a great body that goes down easy. Overall, a tasty IPA that brings the hops but doesn't go overboard. Glad I had a chance to try it and thanks to RyanC84 for the opportunity.

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Photo of marvin213
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A murky orange like a forming dawn sits with suds slipping down the sides of the glass. It's a beautiful IPA. Heady hops drip on the lacy sides. Kudos for the HopArt HopArt sticker! The only thing boring is the bottle cap.

Smells balanced, about which I'm uncertain because I yearn for more hop. It smells good an organic--there's a 'naturalness' to the nose and the taste. It's like perfectly balanced! It's odd. The taste is definitive (east coast) IPA: smooth assertive malt with leafy, earthy hop cones to it. This is a well-crafted beer.

Do I consider it in context of East Side IPAs or all IPAs? The category reads "American IPA" so I side with only the good side of great. Like other vegetation, there's factors within that west coast climate that provide its products an unfair advantage. Minus any sense of citrus, the beer feels good.

HopArt's a pretty awesome beer, and Coast is a pretty awesome brewery. Cheers!

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Photo of Shagator
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Callmecoon
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of mmcurran
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of badbeer
3.36/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hazy amber color with an off-white head with decent retention and lacing. Light grapefruit and biscuit aromas. Seemed kind of light in the aroma department. Some grapefruit, a touch of lemon, and some biscuit in the taste. Light body with medium carbonation. A decent beer, but seemed like a Pale Ale with the alcohol of a IIPA.

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Photo of Skye1024
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of jaminjohnson
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of dankjohn
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hiphopipa
5/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of PatLarsen
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this a couple of times. It's good. It has a amber red appearance. On the last one, the smell was a bit muted for an IPA. The taste was a little sweeter with a big carmel taste. It might be because of the higher ABV. I had a good mouthfeel with good carbonation. Overall, I felt it was a good representation just not one of my favorites.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jminch
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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HopArt IPA from COAST Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 678 ratings
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