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COAST Brewing Company HopArt

Friday, January 13th, 2012
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COAST HopArt

The usual Thursday night get together was interrupted by the first snow storm of the season. Rich, being an American craft beer trooper, made it out in his over sized, 4-wheel drive vehicle. So we shared three American craft beers. We had:

All three beers were solid but I am choosing HopArt as today’s beer. Why? Hopslam is just coiming out in my area and I will have my fill tonight 🙂 and I picked up six of the Daly Double (not all for myself), placing my thoughts in an earlier sips entry.

HopArt has a nice compliment of citrus, fruity, and pine hops that play perfectly together in the aroma and taste. The malt sweetness is held back by the hops while allowing a bitterness that lingers without being obtrusive.

It has been a year since my first and only other HopArt tasting. The experience was equally fulfilling but hopefully I won’t have to wait another year for my third helping. Enjoy!

Aroma: 10 (25%), Taste: 9 (25%), Look: 9 (15%), Drinkability: 8 (35%), Overall: 8.9

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COAST Brewing HopArt IPA (365 Day 52)

Saturday, January 22nd, 2011

COAST HopArt IPA

HopArt IPA by COAST Brewing Company was American craft beer number 52. This was part of a few reviews Rich and I did on Friday in lieu of the typical Thursday night get together as we were both preoccupied by family. Rich has been a huge IPA kick: the bolder the better, so the last few get togethers have involved a large amount of hops.

Friday was not different and we ended the evening with the best beer of the night: HopArt IPA. Not intentionally as my wife was making pasta sauce and the garlic aromas were burning our noses like some type of strong acid. Try your hand at picking up beer scents when your nose feels like it stuck in the Stinking Rose in San Francisco, California.

HopArt is big on citrus hops, they almost seem to fall out of your glass. There is plenty of malts to balance in both the aroma and taste, balancing nicely and making the big beer quite drinkable. Almost dangerously so as the 7.7% ABV will light you up. The bottle I had was about a month old and definitely was in its prime; the only way to drink IPAs. If you have the occasion, don’t pass it up. Enjoy!

Aroma: 10, Taste: 9, Look: 9, Drinkability: 8, Overall: 8.9

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