Same Old, Same Old | COAST Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
COAST Brewing Company
South Carolina, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by zac16125 on 03-30-2013

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Photo of chinchill
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of imbibehour
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Bottled March 15, 2013.

A bit of a slightly murky copper amber body, hints of dark chestnut brown with some minor floaties in the body. Head is a nice billowing three fingers tall with lots of swiss cheese bubbles and good staying power, off tan in color. Speckled lacing as well.

Nose is quite surprising, a very hop dank forward earthy character, but not IPA territory. Some faint clove and dry nutmeg like spices and caramel sensing malts. Quite dry but noticeable and just a touch of sweetness maybe. Very solid. Never smelled a dank amber before.

Palate reaches for something different. First impression is biscuity, nearly cracker dry, then it goes to a real nice hop dryness in the mid palate. Mild sweetness but a ripping grain quality comes on the aftertaste. Earth and pine mix nicely with a mild sweet caramel but more of a dominant husky and extremely aromatic grain. Mouthfeel has just enough body to carry the flavors with medium carbonation.

This is a real interesting amber, and unlike anything I've had, and I find it very drinkable on top of it.

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Photo of jsanford
4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy copper-red with a creamy white head that settles to a thin head, leaving nice lacing clinging to the glass. Crisp hop aromas of tangerine, grapefruit, and peach with a moderately sweet amber malt profile. Fresh and typical of a COAST brew. Similar taste to the nose, superbly fresh, with more peach, tangerine, and grapefruit. Very drinkable, with a medium body and ample carbonation. Another damn fine COAST brew

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Photo of FUwolfpacker
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of hopkrid
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

Photo of fehrminator
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of BeerBucks
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of zac16125
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

growler into a perfect pint glass

COAST's new "Red Pale Ale"

A: Pours a slightly hazy amber with faint reddish hues. One fingers width of off white colored head quickly dissipates down to a thin film. Leaves a few small patches of lacing.

S: Spice and minty hops, burnt grass and caramel malts. Juniper and piney notes. Really great balance of hops and malt.

T: Piney hops, some roasted notes, an herbaceous burnt grass flavor, caramel malts.

M/D: Lighter side of medium bodied, carbonation on the higher side, good drinkability.

O: Another solid beer from COAST. Tasty, with a great aroma. A flavorful sessionable beer. Id gladly drink this again. Recommend.

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Photo of mikeincharleston
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of NoCurse2012
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of BlackBelt5112203
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter at fridge-cellar temperature.

L – Deep amber color with a 2-finger bubbly, rocky, cream-colored head. Pretty nice retention and great rings of lacing. Mostly clear – maybe the slightest bit of haze – with a moderate amount of bubbles.

S – Mostly bittersweet hops with orange (not quite on the grapefruit end of the spectrum), peach, and a touch of pineapple. There’s some caramel malt here, too, but not as much as I was expecting from an amber ale.

T – Here’s where all that caramel went. It starts off sweet with a strong bready and caramel malt presence and gradually shifts toward orange, peach, and pine hop bitterness. Once the bitterness fades, caramel and toffee come back into view.

F – Medium-bodied with good carbonation, a sticky, slightly chewy, and mouth-coating feel, and a wet, bittersweet finish. Caramel sweetness and citrus hop bitterness both linger for a bit.

O – This is a nice amber ale. The sweeter malt notes aren’t quite as prominent in the nose as I would expect but they’re certainly there in the taste. At 5.5% ABV, it is very drinkable and efficient, as it packs quite a punch taste-wise. Another solid beer from COAST.

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.66/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

A: Hazy rich bronze in color, with some flocculent hop particles in suspension. One finger's worth of off-white head and just a little bit of visible carbonation. Honestly, not terribly pretty.

S: Sweet toasty malts, citrus (lemon) and resinous pine hops - not a big nose here.

T: Hoppier than the nose would suggest. Starts with a solid toasty malt background, with good pine resin, citrus rind, and grapefruit hop flavors over the top of it. This is seriously bitter for a red, and the bitterness lasts into the hang. There's a thin, almost tinny, flavor as it warms that I can't quite place.

M: Decent carbonation sensation, moderate alcohol. The body is a bit on the light side.

M: This is a decent beer. The tinny flavor wasn't particularly pleasant, but it was fairly subdued and I couldn't quite figure out where it was coming from. I do think this could use a bigger malt presence, and more late addition hops or dry-hopping could add more hop flavor and aromas to offset the amount of hop bitterness. Still, decent beer.

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Photo of JohnnyK
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of marine1975
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of MacQ32
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours an amber with an orange tint, nice finger of caramel head. Very good lacing as well as retention.

S - Grassy hops, lifts of sweet caramel and lots of lemon.

T - slightly dry grassy bitterness and mild spice/pepper up front followed by a sweet but refreshing caramel sweetness. aftertaste repeats the initial taste.

M - lightish bodied, very refreshing, well carbonated.

O - somewhat mild, lots of citrus lemon and grassy flavors. A very solid well balanced brew

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Photo of ksimons
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-orange amber with two fingers worth of white head that sticks to the glass

S-citrus hops, a bit of pine, and a bit of caramel malt

T-taste is similar to the smell with a caramel malt backbone and pine and citrus hops

M-medium body, medium carbonation, bitter taste left in the mouth

Overall a good balance of malt and bitterness, very refreshing

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Same Old, Same Old from COAST Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 16 ratings
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