Boy King Double IPA | COAST Brewing Company

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Boy King Double IPABoy King Double IPA
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Boy King Double IPABoy King Double IPA

Brewed by:
COAST Brewing Company
South Carolina, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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!

Added by mikesgroove on 04-14-2009

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Photo of gopens44
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

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Photo of Reef
4.58/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

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Photo of Snowcrash000
4.16/5  rDev -3%
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.

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Photo of TonyStines
3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lewith
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ksimons
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
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

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Photo of Tim725
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerBucks
4.19/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerbom
4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vabeerguy
4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

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Photo of ananddullabh
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sposter4
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
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.

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Photo of alexsergio
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kavinci
4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vfgccp
3.67/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Damian74
4.07/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rayme_Otto
4.77/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chinchill
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
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.

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Photo of Newbeergeek1
4.32/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of glf60
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WesMantooth
4.2/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.27/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of jhavs
3.73/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

nice to see these guys show up a little bit here in colorado, thats pretty cool. they make good beer, and this is one of their more exciting ones i think. its a very good, but also pretty classic double ipa, very much in the west coast tradition. its deep golden brassy colored with an obvious oily viscosity and a foamy white head that leaves near perfect rings, its real pretty. the aroma is citra driven, but also some simcoe maybe, and something a little more bitter and piney, its big for sure on the hops, and you can smell a little of the alcohol too. i almost get a belgian yeast waft for a second, but that part isnt there at all in the taste. the citra very clearly isnt the only one going on here, i definitely get more bitter and almost woody strains in here, some slight fruitiness, peach and maybe apple too, juicy and sweet, oily and thick. its bigger feeling, the alcohol isnt that subtle, and its very good, but maybe not as distinct as i expected it to be with ratings this high. its nice beer, but im not sure it warrants near perfect scores, very much modeled on some of the better california big ipa...

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Boy King Double IPA from COAST Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.29 out of 5 with 532 ratings
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