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Hop Zealot - Twisted Pine Brewing Company

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Hop Zealot
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88
very good

41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 9.64%
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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Reviews by spoony:
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4.05/5  rDev +2.8%

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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of woodchipper
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of juicebox
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of jminch
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of justalexis
5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This new beer from Twisted Pine Brewing really takes Hops to a new level. The strong California style hops bring this to a great taste in the mouth. The color and smell all add to the excitement of drinking this new IPA. After drinking this beer, you might find Hoppy Boy the flagship IPA to be mild. Love the citrusy flavor.

Photo of Basoos1
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Cpastor1119
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of quindog
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of jaydoc
4.04/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Immortale25
3.51/5  rDev -10.9%
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.

Photo of JimmyAloysius
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of jeffstinson
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Solid all around. Great nose, taste is the same. Tropical fruits, citrus, some zest, and a sutle dankness.

Photo of ninaturner
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of BGsWo22
3/5  rDev -23.9%

Photo of Mikexw
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of ucsbmullet
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

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

Photo of BMESSER88
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: Dirty burnt amber color with an eggshell colored head. A film of retention with pretty good lacing.

Aroma: Malty, spicy, fruity, with a finishing hoppy note.

Taste: More bitter from the start than the nose suggests. The malts are submerged under all of the citrus and hops. Wood and spice notes are present. A lot of bitter grapefruit rind in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy, dry.

Overall: Pretty balanced with just about every typical IPA flavor in it somewhere. Very bitter.

Photo of baklo
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of timmy2b
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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Hop Zealot from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 41 ratings.