Monday, October 22, 2012

Beer Review: Boy King

Reviewing Boy King from COAST Brewing Company out of South Carolina.
Score: 92

Bottle is from May 2012. Served in a Surly Darkness snifter and enjoyed on 05/29/12. A huge thanks to Ryan Bradley for sending me this beer!

Appearance: Pours a sunset orange color with two fingers of creamy cream colored head that settles to a thin layer. Excellent lacing and retention. 4.5/5

Smell: Candied orange, mango and a light amount of onion and caramel malt. A little bit of cornmeal and pine too. A little more malty and less citrusy than expected, though more citrus comes out as the beer warms up. 4/5

Taste: Earthy caramel-and-onion upfront, then malty orange citrus and musty pineapple. Some fresher candied citrus flavors as it warms. There is a perky piney bitterness. Hint of spice. No booziness whatsoever despite being 9.5% ABV. 4/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Nice bitter zesty hop kick on the tongue. Super oily mouthfeel. Bitter, slightly malty sweet finish. 4.5/5

Overall: A nice, earthy double PA with a high degree of drinkability

Recommendation: While I think this beer is a little overhyped, it is well-priced and readily accessible. This makes it one to seek out for you IPA lovers out there.

Pairings: Grilled chicken.

Cost: $XXXXXX for a 22 oz (bomber) bottle.

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