Thursday, February 25, 2010

Coast Brewing HopArt IPA

Oh yeah, I still have a beer blog don't I?? Apologies for the lack of posting, the chaos of daily life has gotten to me recently. Well, I am back and this time with a bomber of IPA from Coast Brewing in North Charleston, South Carolina.

Pours into my glass a super hazed dark orange with a half inch of creamy bone white head on top that leaves spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas are a mix of pine, grass and citrus upfront with herbal accents. Slightly spicy with a caramel and mild grainy kick.

First sip brings a mix of pine and citrus fruits upfront with spicy herbal hop oils. Slightly grassy it is met by a solid creamy malt featuring caramel and a light toast. Flows down and finishes with a solid bitter kick but is well balanced overall. A tasty IPA.

Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth with a great body that goes down easy. Overall, a tasty IPA that brings the hops but doesn't go overboard. Glad I had a chance to try it!!

Overall, I gave this a rating of Enjoyable. Tasty IPA!

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