HopArt IPA | COAST Brewing Company

BA SCORE
88
very good
671 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
Ratings:
671
Reviews:
253
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
10.86%
 
 
Wants:
93
Gots:
124
For Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 671 |  Reviews: 253
Photo of Bluecrow
3.92/5  rDev -1%
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.

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Photo of qcghost
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JoshuaShort13
3.69/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MasterRigger
2.9/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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 rodlavers
3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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 wertschy
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of PHarm
3.64/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of riderwbd
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DebSab
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Invinciblejets
3.27/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.45/5  rDev -12.9%
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.

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Photo of smithj4
4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MPSTARR
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tjmiller718
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of shoretaxi
4.6/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bostonryan
3/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Scarfer_Brad
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
3.96/5  rDev 0%
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

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Photo of xt0n1cx
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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HopArt IPA from COAST Brewing Company
3.96 out of 5 based on 671 ratings.
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