Boy King Double IPA
COAST Brewing Company

Boy King Double IPABoy King Double IPA
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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #113
ABV:
9.7%
Score:
95
Ranked #925
Avg:
4.3 | pDev: 9.77%
Reviews:
202
Ratings:
546
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COAST Brewing Company
 
South Carolina, United States
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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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Reviews by Hopyard57:
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4.17/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Photo of AFCPar-tie-ers
4.96/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

what what in the butt?! just look at the number rating cause this shit rocks

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Photo of scbeerman
4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really good DIPA. Very similar to Stone Enjoy By to my palate, plenty of citrus rind, resin, and weed both in the nose and taste. Definitely try this one, it would be extremely well recognized nationally with wider distribution.

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Photo of Zach136
4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Orange body, little head/lacing

Aroma: big tropical fruit, orange, citrus and bready.

Flavor: more citrus peel and and pine.

Mouthfeel: full bodied, light carb. Not too sticky, bitterness in check.

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Photo of zac16125
4.55/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

COAST Boy King DIPA
bomber poured into a snifter
Bottled 9/12 (released today and I believe it was bottled either today or yesterday)

A: Pours a hazy amber orange, with just under 1 fingers width of sea foam white colored head, which dissipates down fairly quickly to a thin film and outer ring.  Leaves lots of pillared lacing down the sides of the glass.  

S: Aroma is big dank, sticky, resinous hops.  Pine, a hint of citrus zest is present but certainly takes a back seat to the other hop aromas.  A swirl of the snifter brings out some sweet malts and tropical fruits.  Lovely.  

T: Follows the nose.  Resinous, piney bitterness is prominent.  A sweet, sugary flavor providers a backbone and some balance, and hints of tropical fruit juiciness, citrus zest, and a bit of booze are noted. Gets more balance as it warms.  The sugary sweetness becomes more prominent and pairs wonderfully with the huge bitter hop notes.  Really fantastic.  

M/D: Mouthfeel is delightful.  It reaches a smoothness that rarely is present in the style, but at the same time is on the higher end of the carbonation spectrum which allows it to coat the palate perfectly.  ABV is noticable, but not to a fault, and drinkability is exceptional.  

O: This is a massively hop forward beer.  In a world full of mediocre malt heavy DIPAs, this one certainly doesnt get lost in the crowd.  Total hop bomb with enough balance to keep it from being one dimensional.   I'm glad I moved to Charleston so I can enjoy it.  In fact, this and Westbrook IPA alone would be a reason to move to Charleston! This is a home run in my book. My favorite COAST offering to date.  Well done.  

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Photo of Bhoward0698
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aasher
4.42/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big props to my buddy Calton (thagr81us) for this growler, fresh from the release. It was also perfectly filled exactly to the brim! The growler was opened with zep9865 and poured into my Bell's tulip.

The beer pours a nice copper in color with fluorescent orange highlights with a two finger cream colored head. The head looked great and sat there for about two minutes. The aromas are initially of pineapple and grapefruit, somewhat reminiscent of Double Trouble. It has a nice sweet citrus malt backbone and doesn't give off any aroma of alcohol despite being 9.5%. The flavors are of grapefruit, oranges, sweet resinous pine, with a moderate amount of alcohol in the finish. It's very good but the alcohol present takes away from what it could be. It drinks light for the style but isn't overly sticky. The lighter body increases the drinkability as this one goes down easily. Overall it's a fine beer and well worth your time. Imagine a darker, maltier Double Trouble.

I'm convinced COAST can do no wrong.

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Photo of Nichols33
3.6/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bendurgin
3.46/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks a lot for this one Brent. Split into two tulips. Pours a honey amber color with three fingers of creamy and lasting white head. It sticks around for a while and leaves lots of soapy lace.

Combination of piney hops with orange citrus hops in the aroma. Hints of caramel malts linger in the background. Much like the aroma the pallet delivers a blend of citrus and caramel with a little bit of a bitter pine finish. Pretty good here but seems a little weak on the pallet.

Nice light body here with soft carbonation. Overall nothing bad here bt just seems like a standard run of the mill DIPA. Enjoyable, but not rocking my socks.

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Photo of TylerKitchens
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cadaugherty
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of TmKeisySC
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zep9865
4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into aecht tulip courtesy of aasher, who always manages to pull in the most stellar of brews. Pours a rusty copper with two fingers of foam head. Most of the foam recedes with mild lacing.

Pineapple and orange stand out a little more on the front end with a hint of grapefruit. Floral hops are abundant and the alcohol is detectable but not overbearing.

Beer is surprisingly tart when it hits the palate and immediately flows into a grapefruity dry hopped aftertaste

Mouthfeel of this beer is very defined as an ipa should be. Can't quite figure out what's in the aftertaste but it's unique and I like it.

Very appreciative for the opportunity to try this. Alcohol is masked well and this beer is very easy to drink.

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Photo of Stephenjtorres
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of zekeman17
4.16/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbriggs7
4/5  rDev -7%

Photo of jsanford
4.82/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh growler filled at the COAST Brewery.

A - Pours a hazy copper/orange with a huge creamy off-white head. Lots of sudsy lacing sticking to the side of the glass. Looks great!

S - Smells mainly of light caramel malt and grapefruit, with pleasant hues of mandarin orange and pine resin. Very juicy and crisp, like the citrus was just squeezed into the glass.

T - Tastes very similar to the nose with the grapefruit, light caramel, orange and pine. Still very juicy and crisp, with a pleasant and balancing bitterness towards the finish.

M - Creamy with a medium body and medium-heavy carbonation that just dances on your tongue.

D - Incredibly drinkability despite the ABV (which is completely masked), I think this growler is going to disappear quickly. Easily one of the juiciest DIPAs I've ever tasted, just an amazing offering from the great crew over at COAST!

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4.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mtpHokie
5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of SCanthony
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of nhindian
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Provided by dtx00 at a recent, small tasting. Thanks, Sam!

Growler poured into a pint.

A - Pours a dark amber with a clear, deep orange body. There's a big, active head on here, about 2.5-fingers, with soapy bubbles and rocky peaks. Very nice retention, and as it dwindles, it leaves elegant streaks of foam behind to make up some nice lacing.

S - The nose on Boy King is quite clean, with a bit of caramel from the malts at first, but is quickly replaced with a big burst of fresh hops. A bit floral, but for the most part the hops are almost all citrusy and tropical. Tons of pineapple with mangoes and grapefruit rounding out the rest. A bit of pine dankness as well.

T - As was the case with the nose, this is like drinking a tropical getaway. Besides the mild malt backbone at the start, this is all a demonstration in hop juiciness. You can almost get the impression that they freshly squeezed the juice right into the glass before serving it, which is a nice vision on a fairly chilly night. Pineapples and mangoes create the bulk of flavor, with supporting acts from the pine resin and citrus. Almost no alcohol heat to be found, which is impressive for a beer nearing 10%.

M - Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with decent carbonation. The mouthfeel has definitely held up, despite being in a growler for a few days (I'm not sure if this was counter-pressure filled, but I have a hunch it wasn't), unlike other IPAs I've gotten in growlers... Again I find myself repeating that it just feels clean on the palate, with the lack of alcohol heat and juiciness keeping the mouth refreshed.

D/O - Drinkability is high. I greatly enjoyed the two pours I got of this and could definitely see this one being an ass-kicker with how easy it drinks while completely hiding the alcohol. A very finely crafted DIPA that brings tons and tons of tropical hops.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of CarolinaKevin
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Brihon
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

Boy King Double IPA from COAST Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 546 ratings