50belair (1822) - Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler courtesy of Maltzilla. Clear golden pour with a white head. Tropical fruit and piney hop aromas. Bitter florally hop flavors that kinda dominate the taste. The malt backbone is a little thin for my liking.
nearbeer (3374) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 23, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
22 oz. bottled on 07-11. Thanks to Fred, at Samís Beer and More in Lexington for this gem! Mostly clear, orange-amber body with a lasting disc of cream above. Luscious aroma blend of peaches, resin, pineapple, mango, and grapefruit. Wow! The flavor delivers on the fantastic promise of the nose. Pretty much the same mix, but more resiny herb, grapefruit and some minty notes on the long, clean finish. Very drinkable, soft medium body. Only knock is itís a bit too fizzy at times, but hey this is still a great beer.
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
FRESH 64oz growler from greenville beer exchange courtesy of my kick-ass mom! pours a gorgeous, hazy, peach-gold with a massive, creamy, eggshell head leaving soapy rings of lace. aroma is absolutely stunning with huge tropical fruit notes of pineapple, tangerine, and mango backed by south carolina peaches, apricot, and pink grapefruit with sublte hints of dank, herbal grass, gummy bears, pine esters, and vanilla cookies. flavor is marvelous, damn what a hop bomp, with huge, juicy citrus notes of tangerine, pink grapefruit, and lime zest backed by sweet tropical notes of pineapple, guava, and apricot and finishing with spicy pine esters, peach flesh, and light, biscuity malts. palate is medium bodied with a smooth, creamy texture, perfect carbonation, and a bitter yet juicy, fruity finish. overall, an absolute world class double ipa.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 21, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In short: A great fruity/leafy IIPA that is way too easy to drink.
How: Fresh growler, improvised HF 1rst anniversary camping tasting
The look: Almost clear glowing rusty orange body topped by a small white head
In long: Intense nose of leafy and tropical fruits hops. I am surprised to read here that Citra is at the center of this hop-bomb because I didnít get the car urine aroma component that I get from most heavily Citraed IPAs. Taste has a nice pale malt backbone that is part plain cookies and part crackers. But it is a malt backbone that leaves plenty of breathing room which are the main attraction here. Fresh and vibrant, very leafy and with plenty of tropical fruits. Bitterness level is pretty high but not aggressive. Almost 10% but drinks like a session IPA. I loved that beer. That Hill Farmstead anniversary party and post-part-tasting was another day where I was reminded that alcohol can be use to preserve many things, unfortunately dignity is not one of them.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler received in a recent trade with funkydelic. Thanks again Cameron!
Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color with a one finger foamy white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lacing left behind.
Sweet citrus hop aroma with hints of floral, earthy pine, pale malt and sweet alcohol. Lots of citrus and tropical fruit notes with hints of pineapple, grapefruit and orange peel. This is countered by a dank, resinous pine character and a grainy malt presence with some biscuit and graham.
Chewy medium body with a blast of dank, earthy hops that give off a nice dry bitterness that lingers over the sweeter notes and pale malt into a nice dry finish. The bitterness isnít overpowering because it is excellently countered by a blast of juicy tropical and citrus hops. Hints of mango, papaya, grapefruit, pineapple and orange peel provide sweetness and great balance. Underneath all of the hops thereís a nice malt backbone that is slightly grainy with some biscuit and graham cracker. Toward the back end there is some boozy heat but the high ABV is very well masked, making it extremely quaffable. This growler went quick and I want more!
beernovice39 (3076) - Montana, USA - JUL 11, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at brewer. Amber with a white head. Scent is wonderful and complex with citrus, spices and fruits. Taste is balanced with hops, citrus and pine notes. Good stuff!
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Chris for this 7 day old growler... nice medium orange, great light tan head, especially for a growler... really sweet nose, oranges, sugar cookie, light pine on the back but also a touch of vomit... the taste is really bland, light pine and oranges, finish is almost dead, this is super easy to drink, tastes like its 6% so Iím thinking boring, but for 10% it pumps up the rating quite a bit... a super easy to drink dipa, that doesnít taste like a dipa, but doesnít like much, Iíd have again but wouldnít give up much of anything
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2011
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The only negative thing I can say about COAST Brewing is that they make me feel like a total homer. This beer truly ranks as amazing, one of the purest, best DIPAs Iíve tasted. Gorgeous pour, hazy brown-orange with a head that refuses to back down. The nose is all grapefruit and herbs and sticky, potent $200 weed. Iíve had DIPAs with killer looks and amazing aromas, but nothing has prepared me for the herbal, citric wonder that is Boy King. Malty sweetness starts things off, but quickly things submit to the massive Citra hops, bitter and lingering and bounteous in their presence. Finishes like a grapefruit honeybun consumed at the judgesí table at the Cannabis Cup. Firm, creamy, with no trace of the ABV, Boy King stuns me. Worth arranging a trip to Charleston that converges with the release date. As close to perfect as a DIPA can get. (4/23/09)
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured into a snifter. Big thanks to thagr81us for this. Iíve been lucky recently, having scored this and Kern Citra in the past couple weeks. The Kern was great, but this tasting will determine which is better.
4.5 A: Hazy dark orange amber color. Two fingers of thick creamy beige head with average retention and tons of lacing.
4.0 S: Hops are quite floral and citrusy. Orange and pineapple with a touch of grapefruit and pine. Not quite the hop kick that Kern delivered, but this one has some malty goodness as well. Really nice caramel character in there.
3.5 T: Interesting. More malty that I was expecting. I dare say the malts are stronger than the hops. Caramel and plenty of breadiness in the malt department. Hops give orange, grapefruit, a general citrus, pine, and a healthy bitterness.
4.0 M: Heavier medium body. Reasonably creamy and bit chewy, especially for a DIPA. Good moderate carbonation.
3.5 D: There are better malty DIPAs (Double Crooked Tree) and there are better hoppy DIPAs, and this is in the middle and doesnít have the wow factor because of that. That said, the second glass wasnít as good as the first, but it was still tasty. This was definitely a good brew, but the Kern Citra blew this out of the water, given that I understand that they were going for different things.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 08-13-2010 01:52:01
SSKD814 (854) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Chris for sharing this!
A-Body is a very densely foggy translucent pale amber hue. Pours with a nice 1 finger or so head that has great retention and leaves plenty of lacing behind in the glass.
S- Nose is very hoppy-but more raw than bright. Green grass, herbal notes, and slightly earthy. The herbal hoppy notes are most prevalent and overpowering. Nose is all hops with a minuscule malt backbone.
T- Lots of herbal and grassy hop flavors upfront with a plethora of other mixed greens and slight medicinal characteristics. The flavor, like the nose is very raw. A little bit of citrus and exotic fruit flavors are there but are muted behind the green profile. The hops become quite bitter for the finish and leave a big long-lasting hop bitterness behind making this IPA somewhat crass and harsh.
M- Medium to high prickly carbonation and a light to medium weight drinkable body with no alcohol or oily consistency present.
D- This is a decent DIPA overall that is very hoppy and very bitter. I prefer IPAs that are much brighter in flavor profile. This is an enjoyable IPA nonetheless that I am very happy that I had the opportunity to try!
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 07-24-2010 16:46:18