Twisted Pine Hoppy Boy IPA - Twisted Pine Brewing Company
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Reviews by StoneTSR:
2.93/5 rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
After being in Boulder for a few weeks now, and visiting here a few times over the past year, I have been looking forward to trying something from Twisted Pine. I’m a hop head and so the IPA is generally a great beer for me to start with, but I was not specifically looking for this at Liquor Mart when I found it. It is worth noting that I came across it because of the great looking label and the name. “Hoppy Boy” caught my eye and then I was pleasantly surprised to see that it was a Twisted Pine beer. Anyhow, on to the review…
APPEARANCE: This is a nice looking beer. Crystal clear and a light copper in color. A pretty standard, quarter-inch head with a good mix of big and little bubbles floats on top.
SMELL: The aroma is not too strong, but very piney with some resinous, weed-like smell. Smells like it’ll be a little hop bomb.
TASTE: The first thing that hit me with this one is a strong anise flavor, which took me by surprise. I don’t think I’ve ever tasted this much anise in an IPA before. As a finishing note or subtle background flavor it’s great, but I’m not so sure how I feel about it being the star of the show. Some woody flavor and very, very subtle citrus is present as well. The finish is bitter and actually quite nice, but it might take me a while to warm up to this beer.
MOUTHFEEL: The sparkle is excellent with this beer. This is one of the very few beers where I can actually say I prefer the feel to the flavor, but this beer is lively, sparkly and very easy to get down even though the I’m not thrilled with the taste.
OVERALL: I promise to give this local beer another try (and of course an edited review if necessary), but my first impression has been somewhat of a letdown. It isn’t terrible, but it is far from meeting the quality of beer that I have tasted elsewhere in Colorado and even just within Boulder so far. Looking at other reviews though, it seems as though I am not alone in my assessment.
Serving type: bottle
08-24-2011 01:11:57 | More by StoneTSR
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3.26/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams pint glass.
The beer pours a hazy orange-gold with a 2-finger head that quickly compacts to a thin, foamy top that leaves some lingering lacing.
The aroma is pretty muted: some grass and citrus and an earthy note underneath.
The taste is not bad. Bright an bitter up front from the piney hops, a little spice and citrus with a lingering piney dryness. Not detecting much from the malts.
I like the mouthfeel on this beer, medium, a little sticky and even slightly creamy. This is an easy drinking IPA but it lacks complexity.
Serving type: bottle
07-17-2014 03:41:39 | More by SD-Alefan
4.19/5 rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A: Pours an opaque orange/straw color with a white head.
S: Pine comes through the strongest, alongside sweet, nectary fruits, some orange, some more tropical notes, in the nose.
T: Pine, sweet mango, a touch of pineapple, some orange. Lemon lingers along the edge of the palate.
M: Medium bodied and quite smooth.
O: Definitely recommended
Serving type: can
06-10-2014 05:42:03 | More by BierJager89
Twisted Pine Hoppy Boy IPA from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 384 ratings.