Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from notes.
Poured into a snifter. Appearance is a nice orange color that is slightly cloudy. Nose is loaded with citrus hops. A good dose of orange. The taste scales back a bit on the hops with the flavor not quite leading to the strong profile that was in the nose. Feel is nice with a good level of bitterness. Overall, nice hop flavor and bitterness and a really great nose.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-09-2010
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - APR 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Courtesy of CarolinaKevin on BA. Bottled on date of 03/08/11 Poured into a DFH snifter glass. The appearance is a cloudy apricot orange with a light tan 1 finger head. Decent lace as the head slowly settles. Danky citrus and tropical fruit notes in the nose of orange, grapefruit, and mango. Medium mouthfeel with a nice amount of carbonation. Sweet upfront with a building bitterness. The sweetness is a nice combo ot the tropical and citrus flavors mentioned in the nose. Some alcohol notes present as well. Ends with a lingering bitterness. Pretty decent overall and th bottle art is pretty sweet!
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2011 Cloudy pour, nice floral aroma. Taste is muted hops, decent balance. Not bitter, somewhat full.
chibuck (3504) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours a very murky opaque ugly light brown. There is a light white head.
The aroma is light hops along with the taste. Pretty hoppy as well.
Pretty decent overall but nothing I would search out.
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mellow Mushroom. Amber pour, small bubbly head. Aroma is rife with resinous and leafy hops, along with citrus notes. Flavor brings more evergreen and orange rind, along with an increased earthy presence. Sticky, slightly syrupy mouthfeel, and having finished the pint before my food came I definitely felt that 7.7%. Pretty good stuff.
williamstome (1640) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange pour. Spicy hop aroma. Flavor is spicy and citrusy hops. not overly prickly on the tongue.
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2011 Drinking HopArt is akin to chewing on a fresh cascade hop. The hops concentrated into this single IPA are deliriously potent, with a smooth malt backing that keeps things from reaching Ruination-like levels of bitterness. HopArt is a dry, piney, gorgeous pint of beer, and it keeps us Charlestonians satisfied while we wait for the next batch of COAST’s nigh-perfect DIPA, Boy King.
Chickencoop (188) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big amber pour, chunky fluffy head. Nice citrusy piney nose...taste was the same, but a nice sweeter maltiness that is sometimes missed in our beloved west coast ipa’s. This was way to drinkable, almost finished it without enjoying it. Overall, i have had a ton of the east coast ipa’s but this is up there with the best, and pretty close in my top 10 for all IPA’s.big thanks on this, need more.
larrewl (4) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 5, 2011 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2011 2/3/11. Light, cloudy orange color. moderately malty aroma. hints of caramel and citris. good lacing.
woodychevy (810) - - FEB 3, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2016 Perfect color for an IPA- really solid beer. Not quite excellent- really good, almost too simple. A solid IPA. Can’t decide what it is missing to make it excellent. Would definitely have again- available in growlers at Mt. Pleasant Whole Foods for 12$
Can at Xiao Bao. Still good- Edmunds Oast calls it "arguably the flagship IPA of Charleston". Dank and malty and slick mouthfeel. Bitter at the end. Lives up to style unapologetically. Respect.