ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2012
On tap at Grapevine. Orange colored pour with a white head. Huge hop aroma with citrus, pine, grapefruit, orange and even lemon. Taste is smooth and easy drinking, light carbonation, fairly bitter. Good beer, but nothing stands out as impressive. Probably goes bad pretty quick; apparently this keg was 6 days old. Id recommend as fresh as possible. scottyshades (130) - Parkland, Florida, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Growler from Greenville Beer Exchange, glad to see more COAST stuff on the growler stations!
A: Awesome pour, absolutely gorgeous pour. Copper in color with a huge fluffy/billowy head. Retention is excellent
S: Less West Coast-y than I remember and more citrusy this time around...maybe its the growler, maybe the bottle I had earlier wasn’t as fresh. Either way, seemingly sturdy bitterness backed by a graham cracker-like malt. Some pine and resin, but more citrusy
T: Similar to the nose, the bitterness is bumped up a little with a well hopped flavor. Citrusy again (grapefruit, lemon?), pine, light resin, and balanced by malts well
MF/O: Smooth carbonation, medium body, very nice feel. Very drinkable, but I prefer the growler version to the bottle
COAST has never disappointed me, I hope they will get the outstanding recognition that they deserve nick76 (4399) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2012
The aroma is hoppy and has a sweet sugary quality. The hops are grassy and herbal. There is also an earthiness to it. The appearance is amber gold with a small head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall not bad. Palidor19 (3186) - Brandon, Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2012
the beer has a very specific flavor with a nice balance of hops and malt. it has a very clean tasting flavor with nice grainy malts. the hops are clean with a nice grassy like flavor. Steasy66 (1155) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Bomber into pint glass, purchased at Charleston Beer Exchange.
A- Straw yellow, small head
S- Not much here
T- A bit sweet, nice bitterness, not a ton of hop flavor
M- Slightly thin, good crisp carbonation
O- Not bad, not special, wouldn’t buy again at the price.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-09-2012 03:53:04
mar (5410) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2012
bottle thanks to blutt59. gold pour with a white head. nose is grapefruits, fresh, and bitter. nice palate, fruity, bitter, and sticky. bubbleflubber (2214) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Pours ever-so-slightly hazy golden amber into the glass, with an initially frothy head that reduces to a nice cap leaving light soapy lacing. The nose is of woody pine and light floral accents. Flavors show plentiful hops and some light citrus, through sweet caramel malt. The finish shows some really nice flowers and lavender subtly behind a solid pine hopping. The small trace of alcohol just squeaks in at the end of the pull. The body is exquisite, with a round mouthfeel embedded in soft carbonation. The quaff is easy and the palate still feels quite active. Super easy drinking for the summertime, but complex enough to be a substantial IPA. Very tasty indeed, and a solid offering.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone sharkweek (119) - Statesboro, Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2012
This beer is a delicious treat. It pours a cloudy golden with some white head. It smells very citrusy and floral. When you taste it you will be in IPA Ecstasy. The flavor is a very well balanced hop and malt note. I love this beer and wish I had bought more than one bomber. Cybercat (5747) - Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Gotta love the homage to Andy Warhol on the label. Hoppy aroma has a nice fruity undertone, mainly apple with hints of pear and banana. It pours a clear amber with a frothy and rather persistent white head. Flavor is fairly hoppy, but almost as malty as hoppy - not quite what I expect from an IPA. Still tasty, though, with a nice fruity undertone. Texture has plenty of fizz and good body. A respectable IPA, if not a spectacular one. BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Bottle thanks to blutt59. Pours with a hazed golden hued body with a small, but lasting white head. Aromas are hop forward, citrusy, spicy, resin, tangerine, and grapefruit. Light toasted malt. Flavors are equally hop forward with notes of citrus, tangerine, grapefruit and a bit of a grassy dry hop character. Lively bubbles, moderately dry, with a bit of a lasting bitterness.