Boy King Double IPANovember 1, 2011 North Charleston, SC
Coast Brewing Co.
North Charleston, SC
COAST Brewing Company is a family-owned craft brewery in the burgeoning beer state of SC. We believe in using alternative means to brew unique beer while using choice organic and local ingredients. We don’t brew to what the mass market dictates. We brew beer that we like to drink and those tastes are ever changing and evolving.
Bitterness: we aim for about 80 ibu’s but have never had it professionally tested.
Original gravity: 1090
A glowing amber beer greets the eyes with a big, frothy off-white head that caps this beer nicely. Grassy aromas thump you right in the nose before being joined by a parade of fruit—lemon, grapefruit and even a bit of mango—and, finally, a hint of pine. Expect similar flavors at first sip, with a sweet malt backbone that sturdily supports all the rest of the typical DIPA shenanigans that this beer has to offer. Many DIPAs can borderline on being thick and sticky-sweet, which can make drinking one a real commitment. But Boy King is a lot more nimble and leaves you thirsty for more.
- Lisa Morrison
If you ever need a lesson in producing a double IPA, take one from Coast. They’ve really hit the target with this amber beauty. The key is harmony. It’s no good having booming hop flavors if they’re out there on their own. The malt base has to be substantial enough to keep them in line. Here, Coast has nailed it. Hops dominate, of course, loading the tongue with burning, tangy, sappy resins and juicy orange notes, but the malt foundation does its job brilliantly, allowing the hops to sing but never shout. An impressive beer that cleverly understates its strength.
- Jeff Evans
Lisa Morrison, aka The Beer Goddess, writes about beer whenever she can and also gets to talk about it on a weekly radio show in her hometown of Portland, OR.
Author of the Good Bottled Beer Guide and The Book of Beer Knowledge, Jeff Evans is an eight-time editor of the CAMRA Good Beer Guide and one of Britain's best-known beer writers.
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