HopArt IPA | COAST Brewing Company

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HopArt IPAHopArt IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
COAST Brewing Company
South Carolina, United States | website

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
Reviews:
248
Ratings:
648
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
17.68%
 
 
Wants:
93
Gots:
114
For Trade:
3
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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.06/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks Darrell. Orange body, mild haze, quarter inch of off-white cap. Oranges, hops, grain. Grainy with mild alcohol heat. Medium bodied with some sticky resinous hops. Eh...

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Photo of GlassOfHops
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Something off with this batch? Pour created a crazy saison-like head, a very murky dark orange, smelled and tasted a little funky. Okay, but not very happy with the pickup.

Canned 12/18/2014

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Photo of ZorroZ
4.69/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is, indeed, very much a work of art. It has a nice, hoppy punch, but not the kind that whacks you over the head with bitterness and intensity. Oddly enough, the hops taste almost sweet in this IPA. Well done.

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Photo of rajendra82
4.32/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Andy Warhol inspired label on the can, but instead of Marilyn Monroe faces, it's a bunch of hop cones. The beer pours out cloudy, amber, and forms a craggy head. The smell is quite an intense mix of juicy fruits like grapefruit, passion fruit, pineapple, and melon. The taste is also more of the dank, resinous hops, which are tropical in character, but have a little lower bitterness. There is a hit of big spice and earthy herbs in the finish.Body is quite dense, and the alcohol is not attempted to be hidden much. I picked up a four pack of this during a visit to Charleston. I hope they expand distribution to Atlanta area soon, because my first impression of this offering is quite good.

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Photo of TylerKitchens
3.66/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This review may not be giving this beer justice as I believe it may have been an older bottle. Then again there was no date stamp so there was no way to tell, definitely less hop forward than expected.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fruity, a little bit bitter, crisp and really easy drinking.........................................................................................................

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured bomber dated 7/17/14 into New Belgium globe

A-Dark orange pour with a frothy 1 finger off-white head. Very excellent lacing.

S-Aroma of pine, wet grass, and grapefruit rind.

T-Nice hop flavor with pine, wet grass, and grapefruit rind.

M-Mouthfeel is well balance nice carbonation with a long lasting bitterness.

O-Overall a very nice IPA, my first time having Coast won't be my last. Nice beer.

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Photo of curasowa
3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Hazy, golden-orange color with one finger of head that fades slowly with thick lacing.

Aroma: Caramel malt, floral hops, some grassy earthyness, a little pine

Taste: Just a flash of creamy malt sweetness, then a rush of strong, piney bitterness. Some sweetness reappears on the the back end, but that trails off in the lingering, bitter finish. There is a definite green hop, slightly harsh quality to the finish which boarders on unpleasant.

The Rest: A decent IPA lacking in the balance department. Not enough else going on to balance out the massive hop bill. Drinkablity suffers a bit from the harsh finish as well.

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Photo of MNishCT77
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 oz. pint poured on tap at the brewery; unknown brewing/bottling date; drank over 30 minutes

A: 2/3 - yellow-orange coloration; initial frothy white head settles into a subtle glass lacing; medium alcohol legs

S: 9/12 - some moderate citrus and pine aroma; distinct malt character - toasty, bready, doughy; some mild alcohol notes as well

T: 15/20 - moderate bitterness up front that opens up for a balanced hop and malt battle - some grapefruit, pine and resiny characters - with some malt character and alcohols; the malt character continues to develop in the middle of the mouth; finishes generally dry and inviting

M: 4/5 - light-to-moderate body, moderate carbonation, some alcohol presence but not fullness

O: 8/10 - don't think that this is a 90+ beer but it's a solid IPA for those who like balance in their IPAs; for $5/pint at the brewery, the price point is right too

TOTAL - 38/50

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

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint, the beer is a bright, hazy, copper-gold coloring with a bright, white halo of bubbly head. Nose of pine pitch, caramel backbone, and subtle grapefruit notes. Flavors are toasted forward, with resinous hops, dank, and a blast of tropical fruit. The aftertaste is more bitter and resinous, with hints of tropical fruit. Light bodied and smooth, with a bitter, tropical fruit linger on a smooth finish. Good brew.

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Photo of tillmac62
4.31/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 11/15/13. Pours a medium amber against a golden hue. Average head and lacing. Nice nose of balanced pine and citrus hops. Almost medium body with good carbonation. The taste is artfully balanced of hops against a light malt background. As the nose, the flavor profile is pine hop followed by grapefruit citrus. A nice bitterness, but this brew focuses on hop flavor. Clean finish with a lingering grapefruit flavor and slight bitterness. Hats Off to my brewing brethren on the SC coast and the guys at Greenville Beer Exchange that recommend this. This is an art of using hops and is better than SN Celebration in a side by side.

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Photo of bum732
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to james582!

S: Raw, resiny, fresh hop aroma, some grapefruit candy.

L: Murky, yellowish brown, creamy whit head that dissipates.

T: Clean, hop laden maltiness up front. Candy like hop flavor. A very fresh hop flavor into a medium low, slightly spicy bitterness. A cracker-like maltiness in the background. Prominent herbalness as it warms, leafy almost.

M: Medium bodied, medium low carbonation.

Really interesting hop combo, cascade and Mt. Hood. Never had anything quite like it. Could use a bit more carbonation, but a very unique IPA.

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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to cw577enfield for the bottle. Bottled 6/14/2013. (He sent it at 3 weeks old. The additional age is my fault.)

Appearance: Hazed, obviously unfiltered, burnt orange/amber. Small off-white collar with faint wisps of head. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Slightly toasted malt with some solid caramel and biscuit notes. Hops are decidedly heavy on ruby red grapefruit and orange peel with some dank elements in the back. A touch of vague tropical flavors in the back. Juicy Fruit. Overall fruity sweetness with some pine oil. Mango and a touch of alcohol. Slight herbal/floral component.

Taste: Restrained bitterness builds a little over the course of the beer. Pronounced hits of grapefruit flesh and rind with some mango and orange influence. Even pushes a bit of pineapple. Malts carry a toasted biscuity sweetness coupled with a solid caramel malt sweetness. Some caramelization as well. Some backing almost mint with a soft flora/herbal edge. Ends up nicely balanced.

Mouthfeel: Smooth up front with a slight creaminess. Gives way a slightly dry finish with a moderate carbonation. Medium body overall.

Overall: Better than Thomas Kinkade, but not Monet.

Throw this in a 6-pack smaller format bottle (or better yet a 4-pack of 16oz cans), and I'm sold. A great drinking IPA with everything you could expect from the style. Not abrasive or aggressive, but bitter enough to not be messing around. Nicely balanced with a solid overall drinkability.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.61/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. Served in a taster.

Appearance - Hazy copper. Almost no head, but the glass was wet. Minimal lacing.

Smell - Nondescript hop aroma. Slight citrus. Equally strong malt backing. Hint of sweetness.

Taste - Hops up front, again a blend of flavors. Citrus most prominent, but otherwise indiscernable. Malty. Not too strong, but some sweetness. Minimal bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Easiest to drink of the hoppy varieties I had today. Medium body. Smooth.

Overall - I can see why this is year round. Everyman IPA. Not specific in any category, but good all around.

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Photo of Arithmeticus
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured chilled in hotel glass (Greenville, SC)

A: dark copper color; huge bloom; good carbonation; good lacing
S: roses, pine (all hops)
T: bright hoppy ipa; pleasant mix of sweetness and bitterness; very intense; flavor overtones of rosewater, grapefruit; very complex; quite boozy (or rather it comes through

a fine, delicious ipa; cheers!

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Photo of smakawhat
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head Ale glass. Bottled March 28 2013.

A gorgeous crystal clear dark copper amber body, with a little bit of dark color character. A big middle column of tiny carbonation, capped with a nice tan evenly pinhead bubbled three finger head that settles to a thick crown and cap. Aggressive and impressive.

Nose is a bit muted. Pine and spruce airy, but not large, hints of earth also but with not much dank quality. Not much sweet malt or caramel, or backbone to this either, but pleasant.

A real juicy palate on first sip. Palate has a hidden thickness and big resiny coating in the mouth. Hop angle comes mostly in aftertaste of pine and spruce, with hints of lots of oily grapefruit. Citrus and juice tropics on first seem to fill the palate but dissolve and disappear very quickly. Some faint biscuit aroma really wants to come out in the swallow but is quite burried also.

Overall though it has such easy drinking ability, and maybe not the most memorable IPA but quite tasty and one I would easily drink again.

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Photo of dlcoblen
4.62/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A great IPA!

A: It is a cloudy beer with orange tint. The off white head lingers.

S: Citrus fruits, piney and floral. (typical IPA smells)

T: The taste is very balanced between the bitterness and sweetness of the malts. It is a perfect combination and is very refreshing.

M: Carbonated, but not too much. It seems to be just right.

O: This was my first time trying Hopart and will be buying it again. It is a great IPA and it is brew locally for me which is always a plus. Anyhow if you see it give it a try. I doubt there will be any regrets.

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Photo of xseanprimex
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a Sam Adams pint glass.
Bottled 1-22-13

Appearance- Poured a hazy gold. Started with a big head that diminished and left a nice lace.
Aroma- At first the piny smell of the hops hits. The biscuity malt character is apparent.
Taste- The hops are not as overpowering as the smell had me thinking. Balanced pretty well by the malts and spicy yeast.
Feel- Pretty average. The carbonation is nice and prickly.
Overall- Pretty good brew. More balanced than the smell made me think. The bitterness is absolutely perfect, leaving the best aftertaste.

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Photo of csparace
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance (4.25) – Pours from a bomber into a pint glass. Nice two finger head of large bubbles. Loads of carbonation coming up. Very light brown color. Fairly clear. Some bubbles have accumulated on the side of the glass. Lacing is actually really nice.

Smell (3.50) – Very hoppy with a huge pine presence. Hints of grapefruit and lemon.

Taste (3.75) – Lots of hop crunch at font. Definiely brings the pine and woody smell that was present in the smell. The crunch stays present well into the body of the taste. There's not much of an finish to the beer. I don't get a ton of maltiness. The biggest presence is really the hops and pine. Even so though, I'm really satisfied with the way it tastes. Though its not complex, its a really satisfying IPA.

Mouthfeel (4.0)– The carbonation is really great in this beer and I think completes the beer. Paired with the crunch of the hops it is really quenching. A good candidate for a hot day by the pool.

Overal (3.75) – I'd say this is an above average IPA. Its not really outstanding or complex, but it does the job really well. For cheaper bomber, this seems spot on to me.

I think colder is better for this beer.

Bottled on Jan 22, 2013.

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Photo of Treebs
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle served in Solemn Oath snifter. Bottled 2/27/13. Thanks to rnorgart for the bottle!

A: Pours a murky dark orange color with a yellowish head forming on the pour. it recedes to thick ring with some sticky sheets of lace left down the glass.

S: Bready malts with some earthy hop spice. A little dried grass with some mild citrus peel.

T: There are a ton of flavors going on in this one. There's a dark bread spiciness with some herbal hops. Very earthy in nature. White bread sweetness from malts as well with a light piney bitterness. Light lemon zest with a little orange pith as well.

M: Medium bodied with a little heft to it. Moderate chew, but easy drinking with a medium soft carbonation. Slight bitterness to the finish without too much drying.

O: Definitely more of an English style IPA in my opinion, but pretty balanced between the earthy and spicy hops and sweet bread malts.

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Photo of jmarsh123
3.52/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours cloudy dark orange with a big sticky off white head.

Not much hop character in the aroma. Very grainy and yeasty although more like a British IPA.

Similar flavors. Leans more toward the malt side of the ledger. Grainy bready malt. Not much hop character up front although it does finish a bit spicy with some floral notes.

Medium body and carbonation.

Decent beer, but profile didn't really do it for me especially as an American IPA. Hop character was way too restrained and this bottle was super fresh so drop off was not an issue. IPA lovers go seek out Carnie Fire. Tremendous beer and hoppier than this IPA.

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Photo of AlexFields
3.54/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours cloudy amber color with a nice head.

Aroma is surprising--only subtle hop character, this is dominated by yeast. Smells like a dubbel or strong saison or something.

Also doesn't taste like an IPA at all. Yeasty, spicy, some mild English hop flavors, moderate floral notes, bitterness in the aftertaste. I can't figure this beer out.

Good carbonation, drinks like a Belgian style.

This is such a strange beer, really does not seem like an IPA. Pretty good though...I wonder if this is faded some or just an odd beer to begin with?

7.0/10

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

I poured from a bomber into a snifter, deep copper pour, big sticky head. The lacing is great. The aroma is piney, biscuity. There is a ton of pine resin up front, more bitter than expected. It finishes bisquity, braeady, some pine. The body is medium, good carbonation, the higher than expected abv is not noticeable. A good IP, my bottle was 3 months old, would have liked to try a fresher bottle.

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Photo of BlackBelt5112203
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a mug at fridge-cellar temperature.

L – Medium-amber color with a 4-finger frothy white head. Awesome retention and great lacing. Clear with a moderate amount of bubbles.

S – Caramel and bready malt with a good hop bouquet with grapefruit, pineapple, mango, and some pine notes.

T – Starts off sweet with caramel malt and some orange flavors, but bitterness quickly builds all the way to the finish with grapefruit, pineapple, mango, and definite pine notes.

F – Medium-bodied with decent carbonation, a sticky and mouth-coating feel, and a bitter and slightly dry finish. Bittersweet grapefruit and mango hops linger nicely. There’s a tiny bit of a pleasant throat-warming from the alcohol.

O – This is a really good IPA. The ABV pushes it out of the sessionable range, but the flavor and mouthfeel make for a very drinkable beer. As far as IPAs go in South Carolina, this is one of the best. Another solid beer from COAST.

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Photo of jeonseh
4.36/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a GI tulip

A - Hazy, glowing orange with light carbonation. Huge white foamy head that left nice lacing as it settle down

S - Strong citrus nose with orange, tangerine and pineapple. There is a slight sweet malt backbone as well that you pick up in the nose

T - Bitter pine hits you initally before the orange peel and tangerine comes through in the middle. There is a nice malt backbone that gives it a slight caramel sweetness. The finish is bitter as pine and grapefruit linger on. Well balanced betweenmalt and hops and actually reminds me of a slightly more bitter Dreadnaught

MF - Medium body with a lot of carbonation to make it full and smooth. Has a nice hop resin that remains on the tongue in the finish.

O - A delicious almost DIPA like IPA that has a strong bitter hop presence with enough of a malt backbone to keep it balanced. Definitely pick up a bottle if you see it!

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HopArt IPA from COAST Brewing Company
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