Boy King Double IPA | COAST Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
524
Reviews:
197
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
9.79%
 
 
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406
Gots:
45
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 524 |  Reviews: 197
Photo of jeschaefer
3.1/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.62/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mriley1984
4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VG71
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 PorterLambic
3.99/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hop_junkie
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of capnamerica
3.42/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SlothB77
4.34/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks rbradley.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of xt0n1cx
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Oakley
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zekeman17
4.16/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jakl15
3.87/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 BeerBeast
4.01/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Liberatiscioli
3.79/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MonkeyBread
4.62/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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 HeartofMiami
3.82/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrob21
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Boy King Double IPA from COAST Brewing Company
4.29 out of 5 based on 524 ratings.
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