Single Hop Series: All Chinook Pale Ale
COAST Brewing Company

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American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #379
Ranked #10,739
4.12 | pDev: 12.86%
COAST Brewing Company
South Carolina, United States
Very Good
Notes: Classic American Pale but also brewed with Munich, Wheat and Rye Malts for a smooth body and a bit of rye spiciness. Only Chinook hops were used throughout, from the boil to dry-hopping. Highly Hopped! Classic Chinook grapefruity-ness. A bit more Rye than other Single Hop series.
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 24
Photo of zac16125
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

COAST All Chinook Pale Ale
growler into a pint glass

A: Very hazy, dark apricot color with less than 1 fingers width of bright white head. Head dissipates down fairly quickly and leaves a few small patches of lacing.

S: Lots of citrus, grapefruit, citrus rind, piney bitterness, spicy rye, some sweet malts for a backbone.

T: Resinous piney bitterness, citrus rind, grapefruit, dank. Lots of great citrus notes, a bit of tropical fruits. Pretty big degree of spicy rye. Excellent.

M/D: Medium body, very smooth for the style, somewhat dry, drinkability is very good.

O: Awesome beer. I love these Chinook hops.

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Photo of jsanford
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler to a Pint Glass.

Poured a hazy orange-brown with a fluffy white head that fades to a slight ring, leaving lots of sticky lacing. Crisp, fresh hops aromas that are all Chinook ; lots of grapefruit, mandarin orange, and pineapple with a lightly sweet caramel malt profile. Taste follows the nose nicely, very resinous, citrus-heavy hop profile with a nice bitter finish. Mouthfeel is smooth and quenching, with a medium body and good, crisp carbonation. Overall another amazing COAST single-hop Pale Ale, can't wait to see what's next!

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pale golden yellow. Tons and tons of sediment were apparent right from the beginning, swirling around in the glass and eventually coming to rest near the bottom. A large two inch head of sticky and foamy lace formed on the top and had great retention,

sharp dose of citrus hops, however they were not so bitter, but rather sweet and floral with a very pleasing overall aura about it. Large amounts of yeast were also present and gave it a rather light, fruity feel. Small doeses of apples, appears and even some peaches were apparent as was a slightly fresh cut grass of sort.
T – Wow, what the crap is thisbfull robust flavor just overwhelmed the taste buds from the first moment I sipped this. I was really blown away by the depth in the flavor here. Lots of floral hops, but not overbearing, kinda muted on the bitterness and replaced with more of a sugary sweetness. Lots of yeast in the flavor as well. Nice fruity flavors, but very light and full of apples and pears. A good backbone of light grain malts was present and really helped push everything else to the front. There was a touch of some lemon almost, something with a bit of a twang and very bright.

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Photo of thagr81us
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared this one with my buddy caSSino. Served from growler into a Samuel Smith imperial pint. Poured a very hazy yellow-orange with a two finger pure white head that subsided half a finger slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, earth, earthy hop, and litter box. The flavor was of sweet malt, pine, earthy hop, earth, and litter box. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. Litter box in my beer!? What is this!? Hmmm, not too bad. This was pretty much my response to the aroma and flavor on this one. The flavor I described as litter box wasn't an overpowering one, but it was definitely present. It did however seem to fit in with the other things going on in this one almost seamlessly. A really good single hop APA offering from COAST.

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Photo of bigdrewsmoove
4.54/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a growler on my first trip to Coast Brewery on a Thursday afternoon. It doesn't get any fresher than this. All of the Coast growlers I've purchased have almost ruined bottle beer for me because nothing can compare to the smell and fresh taste of these beers... Anyhow, to the review.

A- Pours a hazy light amber with a nice head. Lots of thick lacing on the glass as this one goes down. Looks nice.

S- Fruity hops are the first things that hit you. Juicy citrus fruit is what I smell and it is making my mouth water. I could sit and smell it all day if I wasn't so anxious to taste it.

T- The hops smack you in the face. Sweet malt is present but this is for the hop heads. Finishes more bitter than I've maybe ever tasted, but I'm not complaining.

M- At 6.6 it isn't too overpowering on the tongue, just right.

Overall, Coast has yet to disappoint me. Not quite Boy King, nothing is, but this is solid. This is not for someone who does not like the hops, but is great for hopheads. Going to be hard to make this growler last.

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Photo of jpro
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a growler at da brewery last weekend, and cracked it a few hours later... into a DFH shaped pint glass -

A: Pours a cloudy, orange-amber; the two-finger, off-white head slowly recedes, leaving a bunch of sticky lace; lookin’ pretty good.

S: Piney, citrus rind hops; some sweet malt in the background; the hop aroma on this beer is almost intoxicating (and a sip has yet to be taken).

T: What a hoppy pale ale! Citrus resin and pine sap dominate; there’s some nice bready malt in there, and I heard it was brewed with some rye malt - which lends to a little spiciness that peeks through. Very tasty.

M: Full bodied; moderate carbonation; a little prickly, yet oily, too; a pretty big mouthfeel for a pale ale.

D/O: This is very hoppy pale ale - more so than many I can think of - so the drinkability may get notched down a click due to the robust bitterness present; the fuller mouthfeel also leads to a feeling of slightly tougher drinkability. But, all of that being said, this is one delicious pale ale - a must try for any hop head out there. Chinook is definitely a hop I’m more interested in now.

Another great single hop pale ale from Coast, and probably one of the better pale ales I’ve ever had - please make more of this!

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Single Hop Series: All Chinook Pale Ale from COAST Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 24 ratings