Boy King Double IPA
COAST Brewing Company

Boy King Double IPABoy King Double IPA
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From:
COAST Brewing Company
 
South Carolina, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #279
ABV:
9.7%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,583
Avg:
4.28 | pDev: 9.58%
Reviews:
203
Ratings:
346
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 13, 2022
Added:
Apr 14, 2009
Wants:
  393
Gots:
  51
SCORE
95
World-Class
Boy King Double IPABoy King Double IPA
Notes: A highly hopped, yet still balanced, double IPA. Multiple hop varieties, emphasizing Citra Hops, were used. We're lovin' the tropical goodness of this hop variety!
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Rated: 3.93 by 2beerdogs from California

Jul 13, 2022
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Reviewed by padan7 from Pennsylvania

4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Wow. Just had a funky wonderful beer experience.
Look. The beer has a deep copper hue and two fingers of lacing
Smell hazy hop Oder
Taste hops balanced so the abv is undetectable. Slightly sweet
Feel rich and balanced and smooth
Experience this is a 99% organic beer for $14 a 6-pack. A funky fantastic experience that Bootsy Collins would relish. Some of the nicest people I have ever met were enjoying a draft. A diamond in the rough.
Oct 15, 2021
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Rated by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

4.06/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Reminds me of a Pipeworks DIPA. Solid
Sep 28, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Dec 14, 2019
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Reviewed by pubscout from New Jersey

4.74/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
In The PubScout’s time, the number of DIPAs that have slaked his gullet are probably too numerous to count. But this one, Boy King from Coast Brewing in N. Charleston, SC may be the chart-topper. Beautiful color, sweetish, citrusy nose, laden with hops and flavors of grapefruit, orange, lemon and pine, this resiny, 9.7% DIPA is very dangerously drinkable. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel masks the booziness so well, you’ll likely not be aware that you’re going down a road laden with chicanes. But Ron and Maria have navigated plenty of chicanes, and they know chicanery when they taste it. May be the best DIPA in my experience, and that covers a lot of beers.
Jun 17, 2019
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Rated by MrCruz23 from South Carolina

4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
King boi
Dec 01, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by markjarema11 from Alabama

Nov 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Bloodbuzz99 from Georgia

Aug 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by MrJuengling from Pennsylvania

Aug 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4.21 by 3rdLargest from South Carolina

Aug 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.16 by CollinaTiger from South Carolina

Aug 02, 2018
 
Rated: 3.99 by DMC43 from Connecticut

Jun 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Dillinger from Mississippi

Jun 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.37 by Wrigfen from South Carolina

May 17, 2018
 
Rated: 3.81 by aalmeida from South Carolina

Feb 23, 2018
 
Rated: 4.08 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada

Feb 04, 2018
 
Rated: 3.72 by Justdoit1234 from Minnesota

Jan 27, 2018
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Reviewed by gopens44 from Virginia

4.28/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Deep golden hue, clear as a bell under a foamy beige head that leaves a really nice full curtain of equally foamy , sticky lacing. Nose is immediately sweet with a secondary wave of pineapple and just a hint of veggie. Taste is full of grapefruit peel (got that from another review, but it's actually pretty nailed) and alcohol heat. Finally, the feel. It's just incredibly creamy, not like any DIPA I've had before. Guess it takes the edge off the heat. After taste is alcohol bitter and not too much else. Finish isn't as nearly dry as the taste would have suggested.
Jan 17, 2018
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Reviewed by Reef from South Carolina

4.58/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Dated 12/12/17 on the 12 oz. can

Copper, clear appearance once chill haze lifts. Barely 1 cm head after an active pour. Full ring of carbonation and islands of bubbles on the surface. Curtain lacing.
Prominent citrus and yeasty scents upon cracking the can. Tangerine, pine, light apricot, molasses.
Well-balanced hop and malt combination. Pine, grapefruit pith, pineapple, caramel, light nectarine.
Full bodied, no alcohol tingle, lasting carbonation. Lush first sensation with a bitter finish on the back of the tongue.
Still a favorite IIPA, withstands changes in taste and fashion.
Jan 12, 2018
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Reviewed by Snowcrash000 from Germany

4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a deep amber, coppery coloration. Smells quite intensly of caramel, biscuity malt, tropical/citrus fruits: mango, passion fruit, grapefruit, orange, and pine, with just the slightest hint of booze. Taste follows the nose, with a quite malt-forward taste and lots of resinous pine and bitterness, supplemented by notes of tropical and citrus fruits: mango, passion fruit, grapefruit orange. A little boozy, but really not too bad. This is a total pine bomb, quite resinous and bitter, but nicely balanced with a solid caramel, biscuity malt backbone and rich fruit notes. Loved it even though the can was slightly damaged, which caused the beer to turn a little flat. I might have rated it even higher otherwise. It's also why I'm not mentioning the head or mouthfeel.
Jan 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.9 by TonyStines from Virginia

Dec 30, 2017
 
Rated: 4.31 by lewith from South Carolina

Dec 28, 2017
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Reviewed by ksimons from Illinois

4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A-a clear dark amber color with a thin layer of white head

S-caramel, some tropical fruits, and a bit of pine

T-caramel malt back bone with pine and tropical fruits

M-medium body and crisp carbonation

Overall a very malty DIPA but still enough pine bitterness so it is not overwhelming
Nov 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.38 by Tim725 from New Jersey

Sep 17, 2017
 
Rated: 4.19 by BeerBucks from New York

Aug 27, 2017
 
Rated: 4.09 by Beerbom from California

May 01, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by vabeerguy from Virginia

Apr 22, 2017
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Reviewed by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance - Pours semi transparent golden color with thick soapy head.

Aroma - Lots of tropical fruit aromas, orange, pineapple and grapefruit. Seems to have a nice malt/bready aroma at the back end along with a touch of pine resin.

Taste - The tropical flavors are stronger than the nose let on. Lot of mango, pineapple, orange and grapefruit. nice caramel and malt flavors as well. Bitter orange peel finish. Would not know this is 9.7% from the flavor.

Feel - Medium bodied well carbonated slightly dry finish and no sign of the alcohol which is impressive.

Overall - An excellent DIPA, great tropical flavors with a touch of malts. nice touch of bitterness.
Apr 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4.02 by ananddullabh from California

Apr 08, 2017
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Reviewed by sposter4 from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Golden witj a light hazy. Nose is full of tropical fruits mainly mango. Taste follows with some floral character poking through. Very smooth for 9.7%. Very drinkable ipa.
Mar 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by alexsergio from New York

Mar 25, 2017
 
Rated: 4.09 by Kavinci from California

Mar 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3.67 by vfgccp from New York

Mar 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.07 by Damian74 from South Carolina

Feb 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4.77 by Rayme_Otto from South Carolina

Dec 21, 2016
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
On tap in Greenville, SC.

Pours with a clear copper body topped by a bubbly white head.
Aroma: piney hops with herbal, floral and bready aspects.
Flavor: much hoppy but with enough malts to create a good bitter/sweet balance and to add some toffee and bread notes. Moderate complexity.
Feel: medium+ body.
Nov 13, 2016
 
Rated: 4.32 by Newbeergeek1 from Maine

Oct 30, 2016
 
Rated: 4.02 by glf60 from Virginia

Sep 06, 2016
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Reviewed by WesMantooth from Ohio

4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Canned 7/20. Got to it a little later than planned, but still relatively fresh.

A very dark amber orange to copper color with a decent sized frothy, tan head. A little light gets through, but it is very thick and cloudy.

Smells very much like citra hops. Very musty rind/melon skin like with mango, cantelope, stone fruit, and candied orange. Some significant bready caramel malts too.

I taste as much orange as anything. Pretty sweet. Also some sharp, ripe cantelope/melon and rind, and piney- floral hops. There is a bit of a spicy bite before it all settles into a sweet, doughy bread flavor with a dull, lingering bitterness.

The body is resinous and creamy. Full, but not difficult to drink. Quite opposite in fact. A lip smacking beer.

This reminds me of an old school, big malty monster of an ipa, and it is very good.
Sep 06, 2016
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Reviewed by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
12 oz can. Deep clean orange amber Olof with thin white head, fades to a ring, spotty lace. Aroma of ripe stone fruit, melon, citrus. Big sweet resiny taste, ripe melon, dank piny hops. Very clean taste n finish. Thin slick feel.
Aug 21, 2016
Boy King Double IPA from COAST Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 549 ratings