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Twisted Pine Hoppy Boy IPA - Twisted Pine Brewing Company

Twisted Pine Hoppy Boy IPATwisted Pine Hoppy Boy IPA

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360 Ratings
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Ratings: 360
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.31
pDev: 15.71%


Brewed by:
Twisted Pine Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Hoppy Boy India Pale Ale is Twisted Pine Brewing Company’s flagship beer. With a rocky ivory head, star-bright golden orange color, and massive hop aroma, Hoppy Boy is the quintessential American IPA. Citrus, resin, and a hint of malt not only greet your nose, but also your taste buds, while a smooth, lingering bitterness leaves your palate refreshed with every sip. Hoppy Boy IPA is a perfect marriage of malts and hops that is as bold as it is balanced, and thus exemplifies what American craft beer is all about.

65 IBU

(Beer added by: mentor on 01-08-2005)
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Reviews by RonfromJersey:
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RonfromJersey

New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -32%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

$2.75 tall boy can from Abe's.

Light orange hazy body, a dull finish. Topped by four fingers of snow white rocky foam made up of bubbles of all sizes. Very good lacing.

Aroma of apricot and orange, put followed by an off putting whiff of cleanser, which blunts all else.

The whole taste hits at once. Hugely bitter and not in a good way, mixed with a touch of cleanser, any sweetness and fruit is nuked away. Very one dimensional.

I love bitter and abrasive in an IPA, but this doesn't work at all for me. Not recommended.

Serving type: can

08-09-2012 03:54:28 | More by RonfromJersey
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hvy1

Maine

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

04-18-2014 21:35:49 | More by hvy1
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RoyalT

Ohio

2.93/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Appearance – This one has a big, white head, too foamy actually, with a thin, light orange, weak=-ooking body.

Smell – It’s pine alright and little else.

Taste – It’s namesake resiny pine is there but no malt whatsever. This beer is very one-dimensional.

Mouthfeel – This is a little better than light-bodied with some mild bitterness.

Dirnkability – Not a bad ale but nothing of substance.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 21:33:33 | More by RoyalT
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Dank26

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-15-2014 06:43:57 | More by Dank26
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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Florida

5/5  rDev +51.1%

04-12-2014 18:31:29 | More by RockinRich
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RWACKO

New York

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-12-2014 17:40:39 | More by RWACKO
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3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

04-07-2014 22:14:20 | More by zero_signal
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3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

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GreesyFizeek

New York

3.45/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Acme Bar and Pizza in Rochester, NY.

Pours a clear amber, with a half inch head and not much lacing.

Smells piney, without any other real discernible aromas.

The tastes include pine and other earthy hop flavors, some toasted bready malt flavors, and a bit of an alcohol sting, which is weird considering the 6% ABV.

Medium bodied, crisp mouthfeel, less than drinkable to the aforementioned alcohol sting.

Not one of the better IPAs I've had. Pass.

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2014 12:55:52 | More by GreesyFizeek
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RTrain12

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +13.3%

03-28-2014 22:10:25 | More by RTrain12
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

03-28-2014 17:16:02 | More by JohnK17
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Evarigan

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2.5/5  rDev -24.5%

03-11-2014 19:05:57 | More by Evarigan
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PrivateEquity

Kansas

3/5  rDev -9.4%

03-11-2014 03:54:45 | More by PrivateEquity
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chefduff2

New York

2.75/5  rDev -16.9%

02-27-2014 05:35:59 | More by chefduff2
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spencerg293

Florida

4/5  rDev +20.8%

02-26-2014 20:11:42 | More by spencerg293
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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Kansas

3/5  rDev -9.4%

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Billolick

New York

3.48/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16 ounce "tall hoppy can"

A fairly elegant one inch head is lifted above its hazed dull golden amber liquid. Slowly the head goes to a thicker film and nice looking ringed low sheeting and fields of super fine lace.

Faint and delicate pine hop nose.

Biggest problem here is the thinness of the flavor and lack of body. Very lightly hopped for an "IPA" and not much of a malt presence to boot. Pleasant enough but this drinks more like an IPA "light" then anything else.

Serving type: can

02-13-2014 03:04:38 | More by Billolick
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Minnesota

3/5  rDev -9.4%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +20.8%

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jaydoc

Kansas

3.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +5.7%

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Twisted Pine Hoppy Boy IPA from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.