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Boy King Double IPABoy King Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
COAST Brewing Company
South Carolina, United States
coastbrewing.com

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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
195
Ratings:
514
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
16.08%
 
 
Wants:
406
Gots:
42
For Trade:
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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 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 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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Photo of SomethingClever
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can poured into snifter canned on 7/20

A: Deep amber caramel body with good clarity small tan off white head that disappears quickly.

S: Light fruits, mango, cantaloupe, smells malty bready as well.

T: Nice fruity cantaloupe, mango, a little pineapple, honey, bready malts, a little floral.

M: Very low carbonation, lends it to a very soft mouthfeel makes the beer feel heavy.

O: This beer almost drinks like a barleywine with the low carbonation. Has a great meld of malts and hops. I do get a slight bit of body odor from the nose though. This is a beer you don't want to pass up if you see it.

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Photo of GaryJR
4.84/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Oh man the Carolinas have become second to none when it comes to craft breweries. This is a Great DIPA. As hoppy as you please with a little citrus.

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

Poured from a growler into a 10oz snifter

Look: cloudy, slightly dark red color. Full white head about 1 inch that dissipates at a moderate rate.

Smell: Mild in intensity; Piney, slightly grassy, moderately hoppy, orange and citrus with tropical fruits and perhaps coriander. Smell gets less hoppy and more fruity with a boozier smell.

Taste: Moderately hoppy with strong citrus along with tropical fruit. It has a nice amount of bitterness. Slightly boozy alcohol finish with a bit a spice.

Feel: A bit thick and boozy going down but otherwise very smooth; medium carbonation.

Overall a very enjoyable local DIPA with some nice flavor and drink-ability. I look forward to enjoying more of it in the future.

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Photo of tillmac62
4.17/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

BOD 10/14/15. Slightly hazy medium amber pour. Outstanding head volume, world class lacing and retention.

Outstanding nose of citrus hops (orange, grapefruit), tropical hints (mango, melon) and a nice dose of pine coupled with a spicy spruce element.

Heavy light body with a smooth texture that has oily aspects. Slightly above normal carbonation with a touch of effervescence in the middle and a fairly prickly finish.

The flavor profile is outstanding. Intensity is solid, but not over the top. The beer is nicely complex and quite well balanced. Orange rind and pine are the dominate flavors, with tropical notes appearing in the middle over a solid biscuit sweetness with a heavy caramel influence. The middle bitterness is moderate and is balanced with a rising sweetness as the bitterness fades. Here, also, is where the tropical notes are at their peak yielding a blended burst that fades into a nice sweet orange. The sweetness fades as the finish approaches and allows the spicy spruce to shine. Unfortunately, this is where the alcohol becomes uncovered yielding an astringency that prevents this quite outstanding beer from attaining world class status. The finish leaves that alcohol burn at the back of the throat and an astringent bitterness that lingers.

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

On tap

Pours a hazy golden-red with a small creamy white head that has good retrntion. Citrus and pine-forward aroma with some grapefruit peel and grassy notes. Taste follows the nose with loads of citrus up front and hints of tropical fruit, piney resin mixes with earthy grass before finishes with just a bit of bready malt. Medium heavy body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues to the finding, solid DIPA

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Photo of cvm4
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - Pours a hazy orange body with a one finger head. Good retention and not much lacing.

S - Balanced nose of citrus, bitter orange rind and sweet malts.

T - Tropical fruits, sticky sweetness, malty and a medium hop bite.

F - Medium bodied and medium carbonation.

O - Very solid IIPA here. I would definitely drink again.

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

2 oz bomber purchased at the source in No. Charleston.

Body is deep reddish gold. Thick, sticky white head.

Nose is fresh citrus and sweet hops, crusty with resin and oils.

Flavor is heavily sweet, but also intensely hoppy and complexly flavorful. A real mouthful!

Mouthfeel is chewy and sticky. Serious carb gives extra body.

Overall: A really, really nice East Coast DIPA. A touch too sweet for my personal taste, but not enough to lose marks.

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Photo of Scarfer_Brad
3.79/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a good beer from an instate brewery. had good look and feel. taste was good not great. i drink a lot of the big IPAs and IIPAs so it didn't hold up against them to me. Would definitely drink again and would like to find on tap

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Definitely a maltier dipa but it's very tropical hop forward. Citrus rind bitterness, but balanced beautifully, some sticky sweetness. Almost a creamy mouthfeel. Dense. Pleasantly surprised by this offering.

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Photo of JamesStreet
3.94/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 5/12/15
A- pours an opaque orange with a solid off-white finger's worth of head. Really lacy. S- malt, resiny, oily hop smell. Kind of disappointing. T- malt dominant with a hint of resiny dankness and booze. M- medium feel moderate carb. Sweet on the finish with not much bitterness. O- a bit underwhelming. Was expecting a bit more. Still, though, I would try again. Perhaps a bit fresher.

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Photo of Mikec1115
4.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great beer. Had it on tap and didn't see the pore but when it came to me it had a double finger head that lasted and laced very nicely. Clear orange color that was quickly overwhelmed by the aroma... awesome Orange and Grapefruit aroma that showed not just a large quantity of Citra, but also had some Amarillo and maybe some Cascade in there.

The taste followed the aroma with a very intense citrus flavoring that finished very well. My only problem with the beer is that I had 3 at the bar and it really put a hurting on me. It's a Pliny "wanna be" and while they did a great job copying it, I wish they hadn't gone so high on the ABV so that I could have had more... but that's why it's a double IPA right? Yeah, I get it... the alcohol really helps with the flavor and tones down the sweetness but it does put a hurting on you. So don't flame me with any comments about it because I already get enough of that from my posse.

So proceed with caution. This beer is kinda like the prom queen that has an STD... you start knowing that you won't be able to stop and you'll regret it in the morning. But it leaves you wanting to do it again. lol

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Photo of Zach136
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
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 scbeerman
4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
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 KevSal
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

fantastic beer, just how i like my dipas. juicy, floral and not over the top bitter. i cant believe this is 10%. great football watchin beer, go niners!!


update: drinking a second bottle 2 weeks later, just as delicious as the first bottle. very nice!

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Photo of jshusc
4.57/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Definitely a more malty DIPA than I typically prefer, but the citrus notes that come through really balance the beer nicely. Like most COAST beers, the mouthfeel is true to style and the nose on the beer is incredible. Not surprising given it's malty backbone, but the beer is a little darker than I would have expected for a DIPA. Great beer nonetheless.

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.56/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured bottle dated 8/7/14 into New Belgium globe. Thanks goingbrokeonbeer for helping me find this gem!

A-Pours a chilled hazy amber with a fluffy and soapy looking white head. Bubbly in nature and leaves some nice sticky lace on the way down.

S-Smell fruity, floral, sweet, has a little malt character and finishes with a slight bitterness.

T-More pine and caramel malt flavors come out than in the nose. There is still a subtle sweetness and fruitiness though. Finish is slightly bitter.

M-Medium bodied, creamy, nicely carbonated with a high drinkability

O-Overall a great DIPA was lucky enough to found this awesome beer! Thanks again to goingbrokeonbeer!

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Photo of rjp217
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 4/24 and poured into my Teku...

A - Dark orange appearance, super sticky lace is all over the glass throughout consumption

S - Nice floral aroma, some muted cluster of fruits, grass and very dank

T - Citra wallops you in the face, grapefruit, oranges and the malt backbone is pretty significant

M - Medium body, mild carbonation, decent hop bite on the palate

O - This is a pretty great DIPA, which seems to be the common saying these days. I love the citra and malt combination as they balance each other out greatly both upfront and on the finish. Excellent beer.

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Photo of StrongRepublican
4.44/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from the bottle into a small snifter.

A: Rich golden color with a short light tan head. Very honey-blonde in appearance.
S: Big juicy hop aroma with some caramel and light fruit.
T: Lots of citra hop flavor and some caramel with a lasting bitterness that isn't overpowering; plenty of fresh juicy fruit notes.
M: Smooth and semi-sweet with a dry, slightly bitter finish.
O: This was a very fresh bottle, less than three weeks old and I was very impressed. I am not typical an IPA fan, let alone DIPA, but I would drink this again in a heart beat. Gotta love those big citra-hop beers!

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Photo of Sandbarunner
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This heavy citrus nosed DIPA is a keeper. I always thought I didn't like IPA's. Its turns out that I didn't like bad IPA's.

This limited release DIPA is worth looking for. Has a deep straw color and smooth to dry mouth feel. The aroma is almost tropical. Really gets you in the nose. I wish I could have this beer when the Pollen was gone from SC and I could really smell it!

With a 9.7% ABV this smooth beer packs a hidden upper cut!

Go look for this and if you can find a bottle of it get it. This is not a hyped up beer from the toddler market in Charleston.

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Photo of stakem
4.63/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to JISurfer for hooking me up with this. Bomber poured into a snifter. The brew appears a hazy copper color with a finger of tan froth that fades back leaving thick patchy webs of lacing effect on the glass. A swirl effortlessly revives the cap.

The aroma is chock full of hops smelling pine-like and resinous. Quite dank and catty with a fruity inclusion mixing with pulp and zest. Overall this is a very deeply complex set of aromatics centric to the character of the hops and a very mild inclusion of fruity to floral alcohol.

The taste is all sticky hop resins. Flavors of pine, pulp and citrus zest with minor grassy and dank appeal. A bit of an herbal component and a fruity to floral edge. The flavors here run the full gauntlet of enjoyable hop aspects with a minor hint of caramel malt sweetness and faint suggestion of alcohol.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. The bottled on date was approaching 3 months by the time I secured this to drink but holy hell was it still remarkable. I cant wait until this is released again, I would love to have more. A LOT more. So easy drinking and enjoyable, a bomber was a tease, I could have drank a growler of this and would be looking for more. This far exceeded all expectations.

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Photo of jeff1973
3.73/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle into Southampton Publick House pint glass. Bottled 8/27/13, so about 4 wks old. Acquired thru trade. Thanks beerbyrd!

A - Hazy burnt orange. Eggshell head leaves minimal lacing.

S - Peach, orange, a little catpiss. Doesn't overwhelm in the aroma department.

T - Peach and orange flavors really come thru with the right amount of alcohol notes to compliment them and not be harsh. Big bitterness in the aftertaste, as well as a malty backbone.

M - Medium with a nice creaminess. Carbonation is on the low side of medium.

O - A gave this a low rating when I had it last year. I didn't write down any notes and I can't remember why. It is a good beer. Wished it had a bigger nose and all the flavor and alcohol notes could've blended nicer, but still a solid drink and would have it again.

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