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 I’ve 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. I’ve 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 judges’ 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
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 Green’s 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 isn’t in the works already!
regspeir (199) - 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 didn’t 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.
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 muthafukin’ real deal strong India pale ale. growler from Green’s 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 (4176) - 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 Sam’s 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 it’s a bit too fizzy at times, but hey this is still a great beer.
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy orange with a good white head that fades into a thin white layer.
Smells of grapefruit and orange with some sweetness and a touch of biscuit.
Starts out with a sweet burst of citrus rounding out into a piney bitterness then a earthy spicy bitterness that lingers on the tongue long after the taste. Finishes very dry.
Maybe a touch too much carbonation, but pretty good. Mouthfeel is just about perfect.
This is a top notch DIPA alright, but just a couple things prevent it from getting the to the top of the heap. Still a great beer, I’d love to have again if the opporitunity arises.
mallen386 (20) - OKC, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 8, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I don't know that you'll find many better than this. Bottle. Copperish burnt orange color. Light head, traces and almost a soap bubble characteristic. Sharp bouquet, opens the nostrils and causes the mouth to water. Deliciously bitter, makes you want more, with plenty on the back end. Lighter mouthfeel. Which is appropriate.