Boy King Double IPA | COAST Brewing Company

Boy King Double IPABoy King Double IPA
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4.29 w/ 526 ratings
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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Ratings: 526 |  Reviews: 197
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Photo of khensley
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden orange in color, light lacing, light glass rings.

Smells like prunes, some hints of burnt rye bread. Interesting!

Taste is very similar to the smell, with notes of grapefruit under a cloak of pancakes and syrup. Acceptable transition of sweet to bitter. Thank you! Not many double ipa's get that right.

Feels thin and lacks the heartiness of a big IPA, but does pack some tingle in the end of the finish, most likely due to the content of alcohol content rather than the lack of carbonation.

I could make a hobby out of drinking beer this good, perhaps I should....

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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3/5  rDev -30.1%

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of macrosmatic
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to dogdoc for this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into TBBC pint glass.

A: A glowing deep orange-gold with medium visible carbonation and a small white head.

S: Citrus (orange primarily), grass, tropical fruit, pine, melon, and spice hop character.

T: Follows the nose. Huge hops character, heavier on tropical fruit, melon, and spice, with the light cracker malt flavors.

M: Medium body, good carbonation sensation, and minimal alcohol presence.

O: Wow, this is tasty. This isn't generally my favorite hop profile, but it works for me in this instance. Big winner from COAST.

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Photo of Gobzilla
3.8/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured a bright translucent golden orange in color with yellow highlights and had a half finger of head that left some good frothy lacing sticking to the glass.

S: some good citrusy notes upfront in the aroma with piney grassy hop character hints of tangerine and light malty sweetness.

T: the grassy hoppy character was more dominent on the palate alongside tangerine fruit, some good citrusy accents, a little piney but with good malty sweetness that helped on the balance.

M: the brew was light to medium in body with a fair amount of carbonation which had a sweet, hoppy, piney, grassy, citrusy, and slight bitter finish.

O: I thought it was just ok for a DIPA, I huess I have to stick with these west coasr hop bombs.

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5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of HiltonHeadMike
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A= Fairly translucent, orange, finger head, nice lacing.

S= Pine and melon.

T= well balanced, piney, grapefruit, orange, melon.

M= excellent mouthfeel, good body and depth. Appreciate the toffee notes. Lingers on the palate, nice finish. Oily

O= excellent example of DIPA, with interesting hop structure.

Glad I have a growler full to enjoy of this fresh monster!

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3.21/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle came courtesy of Johnqvegas. Bottled 09.12.12.
Thanks Dustin!
Shared with about 6 customers/staff members at the FFF brewpub.

So this is boy king? How wildly unimpressive.

Looks great-- golden orangey body, nearly white head. Decent retention and lacing.

Smells a little summit hoppy... I detect a hint of garlic/liver & onions.

9.5% ABV? I would not have guessed. The beer does a great job hiding the ABV. So... Props?!

The flavor is rather boring. Lightly sweet malt with a seemingly mild hop flavor and a very subdued bitterness.
This drinks more like a daily ipa than a limited release DIPA.

Overall-- call me Kayla Maroney, cuz I'm pretty unimpressed. (but nothing about this beer is subpar. If anything, I would call this an instance of the beer not living up to its hype).

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4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A great beer- very fresh tasting and bright with loads of citrus character and enough sweetness from the malt to keep things balanced. This pour is from a growler I picked up yesterday from Greenville Beer Exchange. Pours a nice orange amber with a moderate head and some lacing. Nice sweet citrus nose, with honeyed notes of tangerine, candied grapefruit peel, and a touch of pine in the background. The taste is great- more bright citrus, but with an herbal backbone and some nice citrus peel bitterness. Very layered and well integrated, and nicely made. Delicious!

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4.42/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to mike for tossing this one my way yesterday just because...simply amazing! bottled 9/12. enjoyed from a hill farmstead wine glass.

a - brew poured a transparent orange with a finger of foamy white ipa head. the head hung out for a bit and left some creamy lacing on the side of the glass. steady soft carbonation can be seen.

s - as soon as i popped the bottle i could smell it. smells pretty awesome. dank fresh hops with a hint of caramel toffee. pine resin grapefruit and butterscotch...kind of resembles a fresh hoppy american barleywine.

t - as the nose suggests, dank fresh hops. nice bitterness on the finish, but not overly so. the toffee and butterscotch that i found in the nose is not really present in the flavor.

m - easy drinker not too bitter...medium bodied. the heat leaves a tingle in my mouth.

o - overall, this is a solid IIPA. can certainly hang with the big names in the category, but doesn't lead the pack, but certainly up there with the best.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I've been in the mood for a good IPA as the last few were a little disappointing. Thought I'd give this one a go.

A: Bold pumpkin color. Crystal clear. Lots of bubbles look nice.

S: Super fruity, super floral. Orange peel, lemon, a little bitterness in there. Well balanced and alcohol is well masked.

T: Hits with lots of citrus, then sharp floral hops, and then a more gritty bitterness for the finish which is also very sharp. What really makes this beer so good is the balance. Each flavor is identifiable and well separated from the others.

M: The bitterness develops very quickly here which doesn't let the other notes develop. A good finish, medium body.

Overall a great beer. The bitterness masks the other flavors a little but but not too much. Otherwise great fruit notes to this one. I'll grab this beer any day.

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Boy King Double IPA from COAST Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93.2% out of 100 with 526 ratings
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