HopArt IPA | COAST Brewing Company

very good
252 Reviews
HopArt IPAHopArt IPA

Brewed by:
COAST Brewing Company
South Carolina, United States

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

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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?


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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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Photo of GossageBrewery
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served this American IPA on tap at the brewery. Poured a hazy orangish amber color, produced a very thick creamy off white head, excellent retention and lacing. The aroma consisted of fresh baked bread, and large doses of citric grapefruit from the hops. Full bodied, this AIPA had a foundation of toasted malt, citric grapefruit, and green tea. Excellent mouthfeel, very smooth , a dominate amount of hop flavor throughout the session. Excellent American IPA- A must try if you can find it.

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Photo of Gavage
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a hazy orange color with a one inch head that lasts a while. Nice lace paints the glass.

Smell: caramel, orange, floral hops, and some fruitiness comes through to the nose.

Taate: follows the nose as caramel, floral hops, orange, grapefruit, pear, and a nice bitterness create a well balanced IPA.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout with a mild dry finish.

Overall: this is a very easy to drink beer - nicely refreshing too. Well worth seeking this one out.

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

HopArt IPA
COAST Brewing Company
Style: American IPA
ABV: 7.70 %

Pours a light orange color. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, and herbs. A rather enticing hoppy aroma. In the taste, mild resinous hop character with faint pine, sage, and citrus notes. Light caramel flavor from the malts and a bit bready. Light to medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Drinks very easily and a very sessionable IPA. Hides the 7.7% very well, this could be dangerous if it was always on hand.

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Photo of theveganbrewer
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bought in a Growler at Whole Foods in MT. Pleasant. Fresh keg.

Pours a cloudy hazy yellow/orange with large sticky head. Head lingers to the last drink with plenty of thin lacing. Looks like one of my homebrews. Far from clear.

Aroma is a mix of citrus, fruit, and pine. Grapefruit also present.

Medium body, lingering bitterness that isn't overpowering. Hop taste well infused into body, probable FWH candidate with citrusy hop. Feels a little sweet.

Pleasant taste for a 7.7% brew. Alcohol slightly noticeable at such a fresh age.

Overall, a very good IPA but a step behind the best in appearance and mouthfeel.

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

Thank you Msquared2!!

Appearance. Poured a murky gold-amber with almost two fingers of thick, sticky off-white head that leaves some great lacing.

Smell. Big yellow and ruby-red grapefruit rinds, toasty light grains, just a little pine sap and tropical fruits.

Taste. Massive citrus hops, but not the huge amount of bitterness I was expecting, just a nice level of medium bitterness. Lightly floral, some lightly sweet, toasty grains. A little booze, but nothing excessive.

Mouthfeel. Medium-full body with medium-low, smooth carbonation.

Overall. Nice big ipa with lots of citrus and still drinks easy.

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Photo of brstls4drmrs
4.47/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - pours an light orange, yellowish color with a heavy 3" froth. Great lacing with a lot sticking on the glass.

S - pleasant pine aroma with some sour apple and fresh lemon zest. Hops are teasing my nostrils in addition to some sugary, caramel malts.

T - very nice blend of hops, pine and some apple zest on the finish. Just a really great blend of taste in here. Very appealing.

M - crisp and refreshing with medium to high carbonation. It sticks around for just a little bit beggin you to have more.

O - what an excellent iPa. Wish I bought more.

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to dogdoc for this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into pint glass.

A: Orangey gold in color with some haze, about 1/2-finger's worth of white head. Not a whole lot of visible carbonation. Nice lacing as the head recedes.

S: Aroma on the whole is a little muted. Flowery hops, some orange citrus as well, with pale & caramel malts.

T: The elements in the taste follow the nose but better. The flower & citrus hops with a bready caramel malt and ending with pine & citrus pith bitterness. The bitterness does hang for a bit.

M: Nice medium mouthfeel, great carbonation sensation. Alcohol not particularly noticeable.

O: Good, solid IPA; maybe not quite to the level of outstanding. This bottle was about 2 months old. I would certainly have another, although I'd like to see what it's like even fresher. Of course, I'm pretty sure I think that about all IPAs.

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Photo of thegodfather2701
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle Date-6-19-12 consumed on 7-16-12

A-Pours a cloudy orange with tons of floaties. It does have a nice thick white head that lasts for a while, but there is no lacing or cascading.

S-Hoppy, mostly grapefruit.

T-Hoppy dominated by grapefruit with a significant malt backbone. As it warms it becomes slightly more complex with some fruit notes. It has a lingering somewhat harsh grapefruit aftertaste and a dry finish.

M-Fairly thick and heavy.

D-The aftertaste cuts into the drinkability for me personally, but overall not a bad beer.

Overall, this beer slightly disappointed me after reading the reviews. I would love to have it on tap sometime and would drink it again though.

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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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Photo of Cyberkedi
3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Gotta love the homage to Andy Warhol on the label. Hoppy aroma has a nice fruity undertone, mainly apple with hints of pear and banana. It pours a clear amber with a frothy and rather persistent white head. Flavor is fairly hoppy, but almost as malty as hoppy - not quite what I expect from an IPA. Still tasty, though, with a nice fruity undertone. Texture has plenty of fizz and good body. A respectable IPA, if not a spectacular one.

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Photo of Steasy66
3.14/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber into pint glass, purchased at Charleston Beer Exchange.
A- Straw yellow, small head
S- Not much here
T- A bit sweet, nice bitterness, not a ton of hop flavor
M- Slightly thin, good crisp carbonation
O- Not bad, not special, wouldn't buy again at the price.

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Photo of zac16125
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber poured into a pint glass
Bottle on 5/3/12

A:  translucent light amber, 1.5 fingers of sea foam white head, real good retention , leaves tons of lacing all the way down the glass

S: biscuity, caramel malt, citrus hops including lemon lime and grapefuit, some piney hop bitterness

T: piney hop bitterness, lemon zest, pineapple, hints of Orange, grapefruit, a solid malt backbone to balace it out.  Nice

M/D: really smooth even though it has a decently heavy carbonation, medium bodied, great drinkability

O: quite good. Nothing spectacular but well above average from top to bottom, I would definitely recommend

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Photo of alpinebryant
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 3/23/12, brought back by my family from a trip down south.

A: Pours a light straw hazy gold with a healthy white head.

S: Aroma of mostly pale malt, not a ton of aroma/ drop hopping in here. To be honest the aroma is slightly underwhelming comparatively when I have had a sip or two.

T: Mostly bitter slightly astringent hop profile. I pick up a bit of malt, but really it is overwhelmed by a ton of bittering with mid to late boil hop additions. I taste a bit of grass and that whole cone hop profile I get in Sierra Nevada's brews. Its a pretty dry IPA and not extremely balanced, but the hop profile is very pleasant once this warms a little.

M: Great mouthfeel, good carbonation. A nice full bodied American IPA with a very pleasant carbonation.

O: This is a good american IPA. I was slightly overwhelmed with the bitterness and lack of malt contributions. Some astringency, which I think if removed would make this a lot better.

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Photo of nickfl
3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with one finger of white foam on top of a hazy, golden-copper colored body. The head dissipates slowly and leaves nice lace on the glass.

S - A hoppy aroma of pine, lemon, and some spicy notes with bread and a little toffee in the background.

T - Bready malt and some spicy hop character up front. Lemon, grapefruit, pine, and some sweaty notes in the middle. Finishes with pungent, kind of harsh bitterness as well as light malt sweetness and pine flavors that linger.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - The hop character is fairly done with a nice combination of pine and spicy notes as well as some malt to balance. My only complaint is that the bitterness is a bit of the harsh, chemical side which does the drinkability no favors. Not bad, but not Coast's best.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle purchased at the brewery into New Belgium snifter picked up earlier in the day. Bottled 3/8/12 - that's fresh!
Pours a golden orange, slight haze; nice head and great lacing.
Smell is of piney hops, slight citrus, but not overpowering.
Taste is of bitter piney hops with a slight sweet citrus aftertaste. Very bitter and piney...it is very similar to a west coast IPA eventhough it was brewed within literal feet of the east coast. Its very sticky, and chewey, but has a lot of character. Really nice brew and by far my favorite from COAST.

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Photo of THECPJ
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes: Growler from the Source. Thanks Jacob.

appearance: copper orange with a 2 finger off white head

smell: orange, grapefruit, caramel, malts,

taste: citrus hops, sweet malts, well balanced

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: great IPA so glad to have a connection in the south that can send me fresh growlers whenever I fell the need.


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Photo of mdaschaf
3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes. Thanks to Jay for opening.

A: Pours a nice orange/copper color with a one finger off-white head. Decent lacing down the sides.

S: Some citrus aromas, mostly grapefruit and pineapple, with a good bit of caramel and bready malt.

T: Kind if a disappointment actually, not as hoppy as I was hoping. Not bad at all, just a bit on the malty side. Lots of caramel, graham cracker, and some bready malt. There was a little bit of citrus mixed in.

M: Medium bodied, slightly grainy, moderate carbonation with a slightly dry/sticky finish.

O: Had higher hopes having already sampled Boy King. Not sure on the age of the bottle, so would love to try it again based off other reviews.

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

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Got this beer from thagr81us in a trade! Thanks man!

Poured from bomber bottled 1-13-11 into a Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

A - The beer pours a hazy orange-amber color with a nice 1 1/2 finger nice white creamy head which slowly fades to a thin foamy film with great lacing.

S - Somewhat disappointed in the aroma of the beer. I didn't detect a whole lot aside from a mild piney hop aroma with a slight citrus note but not much.

T/M - The beer starts immediate bready/earthy hop flavor upfront with some mild caramel flavors hidden in the middle. Medium bitterness with good carbonation and medium mothfeel.

D - Solid.

Overall, I had never heard of this beer so it was awesome to try a local beer from South Carolina. It was a pleasure and this is a good IPA. It wasn't my favorite as it had a slightly unique malty character in the flavor but it was good and I would recommend it to try!

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 02-03-2011 02:33:11

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.76/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: enjoyed on tap at the brewery. Single finger head and nice lace. Cloudy golden with crimson hues. Nice head retention.

S: mild wet sock hop aroma. Some malt. Wood and vanilla but otherwise overall not a very strong aroma.

T: nice complexity to the hop character. Initially the pine is mild but it progresses to a sharply bitter finish. Caramel malt initially.

M: moderate carbonation and medium body.

Overall: nice hop character but lacking in the aroma category. The bitterness builds throughout the experience Which is enjoyable.

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

Coast Hopart IPA

A: Pours a golden cloudy yellow with a finger of head. Appears to have low carbonation. Its a good looking beer with a small amount of head.

S: Smell of hops are up front with some of the wheat behind it. Does not smell overwhelming in any facet, and its blended very well.

T: Hoppy and Bitter up front with a smoother finish. It is an IPA after all. Its an easy drinking beer, has a medium amount of carbonation but an easy drinker anyway.

M: Bitter and medium carbonation. Medium body but goes down easy.

O: A pretty good IPA to try, haven't had a ton of experience with them but I'd recommend this and heck its local to me.

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HopArt IPA from COAST Brewing Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 663 ratings.
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