Boy King
COAST Brewing Company

Boy KingBoy King
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From:
COAST Brewing Company
 
South Carolina, United States
Style:
Imperial IPA
Ranked #229
ABV:
9.7%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,584
Avg:
4.28 | pDev: 9.58%
Reviews:
204
Ratings:
550
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 18, 2023
Added:
Apr 14, 2009
Wants:
  392
Gots:
  51
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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Reviewed by GrumpyGas from Illinois

4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
12oz can dated 04/??/23 and poured into a teku glass shows a gorgeous dark yellow/orange, with a slight haze, and a voluminous, fluffy 2+" head of white bubbles leaving the glass caked in webbed lacing.

Aromas of orange, pineapple, and grapefruit with pine resin above a strong biscuit malt. Citrus pith and peel notes, join.

Flavors match with a bit of booze heat and cedar.

Mouthfeel is sticky, full, and lasting, yet finishes almost wet.

Overall a strong beer loaded with oomph. Thanks, Dave.
May 18, 2023
 
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
Boy King from COAST Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 550 ratings