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Hop Zealot - Twisted Pine Brewing Company

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Hop Zealot
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BA SCORE
88
very good

29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 9.48%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Twisted Pine Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JuicesFlowing on 08-02-2014)
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3/5  rDev -25.2%

BGsWo22, Sunday at 02:03 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

timmy2b, Saturday at 09:44 PM
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4.04/5  rDev +0.7%

woodchipper, Saturday at 09:13 PM
Photo of Immortale25
3.51/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Duvel tulip. No freshness date.

A- Pours a orangeish medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam.

S- Grassy, piney (surprise, surprise) hop aroma with some sweet malt backing.

T- Moderate bitterness and some leafy hop flavor plus a decent malt backbone. The hops end up being a bit generic and almost plastic-y. The malt sweetness does its best to try and maintain some character but ends up failing.

M- Lingering hop bite with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- I had high hopes for this one since the score was actually decent for a Twisted Pine beer...if you're on the fence about it, don't buy it. Much better IPAs out there.

Immortale25, Saturday at 04:12 AM
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

AngusOg, Oct 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

HopsForBrains, Oct 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

baklo, Oct 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

akang, Oct 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Chucker17, Oct 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

BMESSER88, Sep 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

ninaturner, Sep 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

wildlife, Sep 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19%

markgugs, Sep 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Mikexw, Sep 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

One of the best Colorado IPAs that you can buy in stores. On the sweeter, hop-forward side with light malt.

ucsbmullet, Sep 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

dsigmon, Sep 11, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +3.7%

Cpastor1119, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Kramerbarthomer, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

zeff80, Aug 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

eawolff99, Aug 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

mikerieder, Aug 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

cozmo, Aug 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

jcb7472, Aug 21, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev +1%

From a 355 ml bottle into a tulip.

A-A normal pour produces about two fingers of sticky, eggshell head. The head leaves nice lacing and has pretty good retention. The beer is light-golden in color and nearly clear. I can see a few streams of carbonation in the brew, but its not "active."

S-The aroma is a nice mixture of slightly sweet, juicy tropical fruits (pineapple and mandarin orange, mostly) and light caramel hops. There is a bit of leaf, pine, and floral flavor lurking in the background. I also sniff a bit of pepper as the beer warms.

T-The taste is more spicy, pine-forward, and bitter than the scent would suggest. There is still some juice and orange, but the flavor is more woodsy with pine and spice being the more prominent hop flavors, especially on the finish, which is long and bittering. A nice bit of caramel balances things out.

M-The feel is a bit light for my preference with an odd, ultra-fine carbonation that dissipates on the palate without much of an impression.

O-This is a surprisingly good IPA. (Surprising mostly because I had not heard any buzz about it). Anyway, this beer packs a decent amount of that infamous "West Coast" hop flavor without overdoing it and losing balance. I will definitely drink this again and if the mouthfeel were more substantial, I would have rated it higher.

spoony, Aug 18, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +0.7%

jaydoc, Aug 15, 2014
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Hop Zealot from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.