Goin' Coastal
SweetWater Brewing Company

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IPA - American
Ranked #4,334
Ranked #24,277
3.84 | pDev: 8.33%
SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
Very Good
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Notes: Slide into summer and step off the grid by Goin’ Coastal with this pineapple laced IPA. The bright aromas of the five citrus hop additions are accentuated by the tropical fruit of the pineapple- and just like those three day weekends, its finish is quick.

45 IBU
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Peach63 from New York

4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy light amber with a 1.5" white head, which lasts. Moderate lacing to the end.

Aroma: pineapple hits you right off. Also, mango, orange, floral.

Taste is pineapple, mango, orange zest.

Medium bodies, light carbonation. Dry, resinous finish.

One of the better pineapple beers.

Jul 05, 2021
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NiceTaps from New Jersey

3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can in an oversized nonic pint glass.

So the large glass afforded an aggressive pour yielding a 3-plus F head. Lots of light linen colored fluff over a see through brew, copper in color. Heavy snowfall lacing.

Aroma is mostly citrus; orange and lemon. There’s a touch of pineapple sweetness and grains.

Pineapple flavor comes through. A bit of lemon and malt.

Medium bodied with noticeable abv. Finishes easy with tropical sweets. Slight hop bitterness at the tail end.

Good tropical and citrus fruit IPA. Tastes natural rather than juice infused. A beer it is.

Jul 03, 2021
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jimbrinkruff from Indiana

4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I am still amazed that this brewery gets treated so poorly by many beer connoisseurs. They are mostly independent and have been brewing great beer for a long time. This pineapple IPA is excellent. No overwhelming pineapple flavor which in my mind is a good thing. Goes down easily and Has a very drinkable quality. I love IPA’s between 6-7 ABV and this is one that I will purchase if I can find it. If you haven’t tried it you should.

Jun 28, 2020
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Singlefinpin from North Carolina

4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drinking this at home since all the tap rooms and breweies are shut down for serving due to Covid 19 Pandemic.
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.
Appears orangish, slightly hazy with a nice white tall foamy head.
Smells citrusy, orange, pineapple.
Taste follows the nose, with enough piney notes to balance citrus and sweetness.
Mouth feel is medium for the style with really good carbonation.
Overall, a nice pineapple IPA that I would definitely order again.

Mar 25, 2020
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TheBierdimpfe from Canada (QC)

3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Medium: Canned + fat tulip glass.
Opacity: Hazy and veiled with floating detritus.
Color: Golden with low activity.
Head: Foamy and fluffy 2 finger.
Legs: Decent with good swirl reaction.
Smell: Ripe pineapples/Butter/Barley.
Taste: Orange/Caramel/Herbal.
Feel: Tropical/Juicy/Piney.
Body: Medium oily and slick, decent smoothness but a bit watery.
Carbonation: Moderately crispy and prickly.
Overall: Very good quality IPA, slightly dry and resinous, almost feels like a session.

Visual 8/10 - Flavors 7/10 - Sensations 7/10 - Balance 7/10 -
Freshness 6/10 - Intensity 6.5/10 - Complexity 7/10 - Appreciation 7/10

Nov 27, 2019
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WYeates from North Carolina

3.81/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Goin' Coastal is an amber color with a light head. Smell is of light fruit and citrus. It does not have a direct pineapple aroma, but there is an interesting blended fruit scent.

Taste contains a bitter hoppiness with a pear, pinneaple, and peach blend. It has a light finish and faint bitter after taste.

A well done IPA. However I wish the pineapple had a stronger flavor profile. Yet, I would definitely recommend this offering to IPA fans.

Jun 13, 2019
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Buckeye55 from North Carolina

3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an almost clear light amber with solid head.
Aroma is citrus and fruity, with a mix of them and hop bitterness on the taste.
Light coating mouthfeel with hops dominating the aftertaste. Well above average but not quite outstanding. Kinda like a poor man's Jai Alai.

May 24, 2019
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Dr_Gonzo from Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tall clear pint glass. Glowing golden-orange, many floaters, great retention and lacing. Moderate carbonation.

A gentle, welcoming aroma consists mainly of pineapple and citrus, along with peaches, pears, mangos, cantaloupe, light biscuit, grassy notes, and grapefruit.

Mild tasting fruits like peach and cantaloupe, other tropical fruits and other fruity flavors are in the background. Mild 'stingy' aftertaste from the hops. So overall the malts win here, along with the biscuit masking it all together very well with its smooth composition.

Feb 12, 2019
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brewale4me from Pennsylvania

3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: hazy gold with a white fluffy head
Aroma: citrus, pineapple, light biscuit
Taste: citrus, mango, pineapple, pears and peaches, with grassy notes, and light biscuit notes
Mouth feel: highly carbonated, which opens up the softer flavors
Overall: this is a easy drinking beer. I was pleasantly surprised that the added pineapple wasn't over done.
Glad I bought this one.

Jan 29, 2019
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teromous from Virginia

3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

From the back label, on a dark blue rectangle: "BEST IF ENJOYED BY: 03/12/19"

Appearance: The beer has a slightly hazy golden-orange body with a very thick and large white head with excellent retention.

Aroma: The beer smells a bit like gummy peach rings and pineapple chunks. It smells nice but it's very soft.

Taste: It has a bit of a fruit cup flavor starting with peach and tangerine with a bit of pear in there towards the end. Although the beer touts that this is an "IPA WITH PINEAPPLE" it doesn't seem to make an appearance in the flavor.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel in this beer is superb. It is astoundingly drinkable. The bitterness and the acidity to the beer are perfect. It has a gentle texture which is enhanced by the carbonation. It just does wonders for this beer.

Overall: This was an enjoyable beer. It isn't something I would highly recommend running out and finding, but it definitely has a nice flavor and character that I would recommend drinking it if you can find it. I would buy it again.

Jan 26, 2019
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BeerAndGasMasks from Virginia

3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the bottle, it pours a lightly hazy golden amber with a lustrous thick head that leaves lacing as you enjoy it - even on an out of date bottle like the one I am enjoying! Pleasant scent of pineapple and citrus in the nose. The mouth gets a solid malt with a light "sting" of citrus. nice!

Nov 25, 2018
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Brad007 from Vermont

4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy golden hue with a thick head into my glass. Sweet pineapple essence in nose with a mellow citrus vibe. Big pineapple bite upfront that dominates the palate, finishing with sweet malt. Mouthfeel confirms that this is a burster, a pop of flavor that quickly dissipates. Well worth a try if you like pineapple.

Oct 24, 2018
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hman43 from North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: It pours golden and clear. Head retention is excellent.

Smell: The aroma has pineapple and grapefruit up front. There are other tropical fruits and cantaloupe.

Taste: It has pineapple flavors with cantaloupe and grapefruit. Other tropical elements and low in the background. There is a bit of sweetness in the flavor from beginning to end.

Feel: It has a medium body. The sweetness carries through the finish. It is not really all the bitter.

Overall, a nice tropical IPA with a lighter bitterness than the average IPA.

Oct 13, 2018
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sharkwarriorben from Florida

4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Where do I start? Ah! Remember going to the grocery store and buying those gummies (fruit snacks), more so those shark bite gummies? Now you can experience it again but this time in beer. This beer gives off a nice pineapple flavor but a gummie pineapple flavor. Don't expect the real thing, if referring to pineapple, but expect the real thing when referring to gummies!

Aug 28, 2018
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KMillard from North Carolina

3.86/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Good balance of IPA hoppy dryness and pineapple sweetness. A no brainier in the case of tall boy cans. Camping, beach, feeling "tropical" in your underwear. This is easy drinking, good party beer as a starter IPA and good enough for IPA fans.

Aug 07, 2018
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Jay_Dee from Tennessee

3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

At 6.1, this one will sneak up on you if you aren't careful. Totally sessionable and extremely tasty. On a hot day or around the pool, I think you would enjoy it, if you like IPA's. I must also add that it is very "user-friendly". I popped 5 of these at the pool one night and woke up feeling real 5 hours later. Very clean beer.

Jul 13, 2018
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kevin3046 from Arkansas

3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sweet fruity, hoppy smell. Thick white head that dissipates to a thin wisp. Very good lacing. Thick and decent creamy mouthfeel, and moderate carbonation. Nice and hoppy with a malty and fruity sweetness. The pineapple notes add to the sweetness. Crispy and sweet, with the taste of a pretty good IPA. A good summery offering. Give it a try!

Jul 08, 2018
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hoptheology from South Dakota

4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz can poured into snifter.
Nice hazy honey-amber color with a tall fluffy head of 3 fingers, receding to a thick ring and leaving lace on the sides.

Bright pineapple aromas and some nice citrus-grapefruity hop. Orange and orange peel. Slight caramel malt.

Flavor is great! Really nice fruity explosion with pineapple, grapefruit, mango, and orange. A crisp pilsner malt base cuts straight up the middle to give both sharpness and acidity.

Feel is crisp and semi-creamy, semi-sticky. Slightly resinous finish matched with crispness.

Overall a very solid IPA I'd have again given the chance.

Jul 08, 2018
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RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Goin' Coastal has a thick, off-white head, a murky, sediment-filled, orange appearance, and minimal glass lacing. Aroma is of tropical fruit and pale, sweet malt. Taste is of that, with white bread crust and low-level bitterness. Mouthfeel is high medium, and Goin' Coastal finishes mostly dry.


Jun 28, 2018
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schoolboy from Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This Sweetwater looks pretty good in the glass, with nice lacing and a deep golden color (that falsely says I'm strong). The aroma is a nice fruit enhanced hops smell. The taste is a combination of bitters from hops and fruit, I think, that does not totally work. The grapefruit is just OK. The aftertaste is bitter mostly from fruit.

Not recommended. There are plenty of better fruit enhanced AIPA's.

Jun 13, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

the flavor here is tasty, but it definitely tastes a little artificial and cheap, like the pineapple is sort of candied and heavy in here, but its cool that its an ipa and not a blonde ale or something super light, the hops are really nice with it, also rather tropical which gives this a real summery and vacation sort of vibe, but a more natural pineapple profile would lend a lot to drinkability, and if it were on the drier side it would be a better beer. hard to be too critical though, this is a mass appeal summer thing that is well hoppy and pretty distinctive, very pineapple forward but its real compatible with the hops too. i think its cool that its a little stronger too, sturdy for something warm weather. its not as sweet in the finish as it is in the middle, and the pineapple lingers long with the hops which is kind of neat. well carbonated and best when ice cold, short of fully refreshing, but good overall and in line with a lot of the other sweetwater stuff in terms of quality. everyone should like this, its rad thats its hoppy!

Jun 09, 2018
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DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3.48/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I was prepared not to like this beer, as often with the infusion of a sweet fruit like pineapple, hop bite is replaced with cloying sweetness. But the Sweetwater team went easy on the sweetness, leaving a pleasant light, hoppy effort with just a touch of fruit sugar. Nice job!

May 30, 2018
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JayQue from Virginia

3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very good IPA!!!! Had two on tap at the Surf's Up restaurant in Emerald Isle, NC. Poured a slightly hazy, mostly golden color with a fairly big frothy white head and good rings of lacing. Strong aroma and flavor of citrus hops (orange and pineapple) and a nice level of bitterness. Mouthfeel is crisp and dry, featured more biscuity malt rather than caramel. No major alcohol presence. I lke this one and would have it again!!!!

May 27, 2018
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KTCamm from New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2/5/18...pours gold, semi-bright, thick 1/4 inch of white foam. Pineapple juice nose, fruity. Slight bitter open, twists tropical and then closes with an earthy bitter. Creamy mouthfeel, sharp fast bitter. A little disjointed.

Apr 08, 2018
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EMV from Pennsylvania

3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip

L: Nearly clear golden brown pour. 2 fingers of foamy white head leave great sticky lacing.

S: Citrus and pineapple... tropically oriented hops.

T/F: Biscuity grains and malt backbone. Moderately bitter tropical hops. Pineapple for sure... lighter citrus and mango. Melon and mild mint. Light bodied... well carbonated and tropical fruit/pineapple in the aftertaste.

O: A very solid pineapple IPA. Relatively sessionable at 6%... tasty and very drinkable.

Mar 23, 2018
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