The Craft Beer All Star Showdown lets City Paper readers choose between two Charleston beers in our weeklong showdown. Check out the full bracket below. Today's first match-up is Palmetto's Home Front IPA vs. Coast's HopArt.Voting for this match-up ends at 9 p.m. TODAY.
Homefront IPA by Palmetto Brewing
American IPA, 7.3% ABV
HopArt by COAST
American IPA, 7.7% ABV
Like your IPA with a touch of fruit? Then COAST’s HopArt is the ticket. The mauve-hued pour gives off sweet flavors of grapefruit and orange peel with a touch of melon in there too. The hop flavor — a combination of Cascade and Mt. Hood hops — is more subtle. The essence of pine emerges at the end. And there’s balanced bitterness, so that’s a plus.