nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 27, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler thanks to Dunt on BA at DLD.
Pours hazy copper with a large lasting white head.
Aroma is very hoppy and citrusy. Lots of grapefruit. Not much malt.
Flavor is really good. Rough grapefruit, pine, tropical fruit, and a little sweet malt.
Pretty harsh palate in a good way. Lots of hop resins. Sticks with you.
Drinkability is good. This is a great DIPA overall and ALMOST lives up to the hype it gets on BeerAdvocate.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2010 growler. Heavy fruity floral nose. Yeah its hop driven, but there are so many layers: oils/resin, citrus fruits, and booze. My kinda DIPA, deeply drinkable. Shit.tons.of.sophisticated.hops, but in perfect union. Definitely more than Hop Art on steroids. A grand slam. ~Coast, bottle this and brew more DIPAs... I like your style.~
reviewed, drunk, 7/23/10
Different than I remembered. Fruits are still strong, just not as backed w/ piney punch. Yeast. Still a muthafukiní real deal strong India pale ale. growler from Greenís again. Heard kegs were flipped... to distribute yeast??? IMHO a perfect DIPA.
Next evening, (mostly empty) 2nd day growler (one huge pint), pretty close to flat (too drunk to properly twist lid nite b4). Still DEEP in hop heaven. BUT... after that switched to Stone 14 (higher rated, DIPA)... no fucking comparison. The Stone could not keep up w/ the chewy body of Coast is on brewing enhancing drugs.
cdizinno (6) - Gastonia, North Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2010 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a growler into a tulip glass. Growler purchased at Greenís Discount in Columbia, SC.
From their website, a correction to the ABV should be 9.7%;
Ingredients: 2-Row*, Munich* and Wheat* Malt, Citra, Chinook, Nugget, Cascade, Centenniel and Columbus Hops. *denotes organic ingredient
9.7% abv. Seasonal- Spring
Appearance: Cloudy amber color with a nice fluffy off-white head. Moderate lacing.
Aroma: Citrus hops are prominent. Mixture of sweet citrus and floral scents. Some underlying pine hops are also present.
T&P: Mixture of floral, pine, and citrus hop flavors with a strong mildly sweet malt presence. Fades to a slightly bitter, resiny flavor. Medium to heavy body. Very smooth with a bit of a fluff from the carbonation. Actually, as the temperature of the beer warms, the carbonation also lightens dramatically. It may be that my fridge is too cold?
This stuff is excellent considering the ABV and how the alcohol is completely masked by the well-balanced taste. Definitely worth trying and Coast really needs to consider offering this year round if it isnít in the works already!
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler from Charleston Beer Exchange. Hazy orange red with thin but consistent head. Aroma is fresh hop grapefruit citrus, grassy, and spiced. Flavor is big citrus bitter, oily and thick. Well-balanced. Really a great beer. Thanks to the guys for recommending it to me at Beer Exchange.
decaturstevo (4414) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazed orange pour with fluffy white head and lace. Nice citrus aroma. Sweet malt with a nice citrus bitter. Medium bodied with good carbonation. A very nice beer.
pantanap (3323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
sampled at brewgrass festival 2009.... poured a mostly transparent apple cider brown with a thin soapy white head.... aroma of floral and citrus hops with aome background maltiness to boot....flavors of tropical and citrus hops, a little bit on the sweeter side with a mild bitterness in the finish....i remember enjoying this at the festival
Suttree (4736) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange, huge white head. Lots of piney hops in the nose, but also a weird medicinal note, which is also in the flavor. Lots of hops in the flavor, as well, and oddly quaffable for a big beer. Sampled at Brewgrass 2009.
lb4lb (2112) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy orange with a light head. Nicely hoppy and very grassy. Dry finish. Pretty good beer.
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler. Huge fresh hop nose- grassy, herbaceous, and spicy. Subdued citrus. Cloudy orange-amber with a thin patchy head. Nice flavor, mild bitterness with good citrus character. Well-balanced. Thick, chewy but not cloying.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from the Charleston Beer Exchange. Slightly hazy amber with a rather small white head. Big, fresh, hoppy aroma of pine and citrus with hints of caramel underneath. Medium body, lightly carbonated, resinous, quite dry. The bitterness comes on mid palate after an initial fruity sweetness. Long, bitter finish. This had been in a refrigerated growler for about a week, and probably suffered a little from that. Still, itís a solid DIPA, and I look forward to having it again the next time Iím in Charleston.