PINTandPUFF (4) - CHARLESTON, South Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2011 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Seriously good IIPA, nothing else needs to be said. this beer needs to be on everyones to drink list. Only brewed twice out of the year, this bad boy is sure to please!
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)
carolinakev (6) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured from a growler from COAST brewery. Poured nice orange hazy hue with about a 2 fingers head. Sweet malty aroma with pineapple, mango and pine hints. Taste is very citrusy and follows scent; pineapple grapefruit and more piney taste. Small hint of alcohol present. Mouthfeel with medium body and moderate carbonation with nice lingering bitterness. Overall my favorite, I would love to do a side by side taste test of maharaja, Hopslam and boyking. For now, this is my favorite DIPA.
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regspeir (194) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2010
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Thanks to a great BA friend for sharing his growler...
Poured a dark cloudy gold or amber with a two-finger off-white head with good retention for an DIPA. Lacing was lasting but thin. Nose was grapefruit, pineapple, tangerine but clearly some sweetness. Taste follows. This is very well balanced and not a DIPA which hits you with bitterness or big beer ABV. Grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, orange are there but so is a very nice, sweet malt. Not cloying at all and not even overly sticky. Aftertaste is unusual and hard to describe but definitely some interplay between dry and sweet. I love interesting beers and this is one. Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated which gives it a nice edge. WHile I didnít have the opportunity, I could have had a LOYT more of this. This is a beer and brewery that needs to grow FAST! Just 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.
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!
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.
nearbeer (3073) - 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.
mixmasterob (837) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 11, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Draught @ The Lodge on Hilton Head Island. I must have had three. Hazy orange pour with a nice white head, lots of lace. Aroma was a blast of all kinds of fruits, citrus, apricot, peach, absolute goodness. Flavors were right on point, all of the fruit with a big bittersweet finish. Mouthfeel was slick and big yet this remained drinkable. I recall a lot of peach. This was almost too drinkable. Top notch.
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - AUG 24, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle courtesy of eclayton8, and let me start by saying this is an all around great iipa. pours a nice just slightly cloudy bright orange with a nice orange white head whioch is very creamy and leaves great lacing. terrific aroma, moderate bitterness in the nose, tons of fruity floral things going on, smells like candy, and also has a detectable bready malt profile to balance it out. the taste is terrific, the citra shines here, with all the other cís contributing to make it a very multi dimensional and complex hop profile. terrific finish, drinks like a frickin pale ale, very smooth and short finish, terrific. overall an impressive and very nice ipa. its not the most bitter of the bunch, only maybe a 6 on bitterness, but the terrific bouquet of flavors makes up for it for my palate.