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Twisted Pine Hoppy Boy IPA - Twisted Pine Brewing Company

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Twisted Pine Hoppy Boy IPATwisted Pine Hoppy Boy IPA

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76
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402 Ratings
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Ratings: 402
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 15.62%
Wants: 4
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
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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5/5  rDev +50.2%

cmbeddoe7997, Jun 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +50.2%

jmathis, May 25, 2012
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5/5  rDev +50.2%

RockinRich, Apr 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

Eazy28, May 02, 2014
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.45/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Twisted Pine Hoppy Boy has a thick, tight, creamy, off-white head, a very hazy yellow-golden appearance, with lots of different-sized floating chunks, and a good amount of splotchy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is white bread crust, white bread, and some piney citrus rind. Taste is of the same, with sugar, caramel, and some toffee in there. Bitterness is moderate to strong with this one, and it’s a straight-forward bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Twisted Pine Hoppy Boy finishes dry, bitter, and sweet. No alcohol shows up here. I rate this one highly- it’s really nice.

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of pweis909
4.45/5  rDev +33.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I enjoyed this one while visiting the brewpub. It has an amber to red color (or maybe the lighting wasn't great), has some pineapply hop aroma. There is a sweetness to the malt character, but I felt it was nicely balanced by the hop bitterness (which is calculated at 65 IBUs). I guess from the reviews that this is not everybody's favorite IPA; I suppose it just isn't over the top enough to be highly rated, but it is a very good beer and as big as I usually want them to be.

pweis909, Nov 05, 2013
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4.43/5  rDev +33%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought this 6-er in Lyons,

Poured a sightly hazy peach/amber color with a fluffy sand-colored 3 finger+ head. Stays slightlty hazy with great lacing & good head retention

S: Huge piney nose

T: Piney hops up front, then slight citrus hops attack. Malt & fruittynes the sneaks in a little. Finishes with a nice hop snap & some subtle fruittyness

MF: Medium bodied with good carbonation. Skews a little to hoppy for the style IMO, balance-wise

Drinks very easy, nice AIPA

Couldn't see any discernable notches on the bottled on date on the side of the label???

russpowell, Sep 10, 2006
Photo of muthe
4.25/5  rDev +27.6%

muthe, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of WhoDatHopHead
4.25/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Looks: Kind of hazy dark amber color. Poured with a four finger, foamy head that stayed a while. A little lacing.

Smell: Hints of citrus and grass, but not much.

Taste: Starts and ends with bitterness. There is nothing sweet about this beer.

Mouthfeel: Kind of astringent, but in a good way.

Drinkability: I'd have another one or two before calling it a night.

WhoDatHopHead, Jan 27, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A:This pours a nice dark gold with a 2+ inch head into the new IPA glass. The glass, at 19 oz., holds the whole pint can and head perfectly.

S: Nice citrus/pine notes in the aroma.

T: OK, taste is subjective and this particular IPA doesn't seem to get a lot of love here but it just works for me. Very nice pine and citrus notes with just enough bitter to enhance the taste but not burn out the taste buds.

M: Mouthfeel is light medium to medium. I think this is, in part, due to the lower, for an IPA, ABV.

O: This is one of my favorite beers. I've kept some in my fridge at all times since I first discovered it. In part, this may be due to the fact that I can get it in a 16 oz. can, my favorite take home beer style.

JimKal, Jun 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +27.6%

Mortarforker, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.2/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

not sure why the low scores? this is a unique and high quality ipa. pours a fairly regular looking light brown amber color with a moderate head. smell is pine in the hops and dusty english malts. flavor is sooo unexpected. extended evolution in the mouth from citrus pine tree hops to a sweet malty middle through to an earthy dense and prehistoric sort of hop finish. i cant get enough of this beer, wishing it was in a bomber instead of a 12oz. mouthfeel is bright and fuller bodied. served ice cold i cant imagine a better ipa, this is exquisite!

StonedTrippin, Jan 03, 2012
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4.19/5  rDev +25.8%
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

BierJager89, Jun 10, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I thought this a better-than-average IPA/APA. The beer had a lot of very pleasant sweet citrus hop notes, but these weren't balanced with a lot of very bitter hop character. Nonetheless, I found this a very pleasant and easy-to-drink beer which paired easily with food.

Appearance was a rather rich amber color that was clear but not sparkling. Aroma was of pineapple and passion-fruit. Flavor was very citrus-y and sweet, with a malt character that was a bit under-powered. Mouthfeel was very light, and this beer was exceedingly easy to drink.

Far from the biggest IPA I've had recently, but still a very enjoyable beer. Something you could drink as an apertif, with a meal, or while cutting the grass and still scratch your beer itch. Definitely recommended.

BeerBelcher, Oct 21, 2007
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4.05/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass.

A: Very thin head tops a caramel copper colored pour without much carbonation visible.

S: Honey, maple, piney hops, nice toast and malt, and sweet notes of barley sugar.

T: Follows the smell exactly with a very pleasing finish of honey crackers.

D: I like it, it has nothing offensive. I could easily kill a sixer.

Value: A little overpriced for the substance vs. the style- it's not a hop bomb, and it's a little pricey, so the snobs will score this one low.

WeezyBoPeep, Apr 18, 2011
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4.03/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Gentle orange reminiscent of a Creamsicle with plenty of floaties and a big, thick head that glows orange

S- Honey sweetness with a citrus bite of bitterness. Straight up IPA with a bit of yeast tartness.

T- Tangy and bitter with a flavor that reminds me of orange chicken barbecue sauce.

M- Slippery with smooth bubbles

D- Yummy and sweet but the hops are too subtle.

EnojysAnyBeer, Jul 18, 2010
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

Beer21, Jan 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

kkrez, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

JeffreyJDavis, Aug 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

eggboy, Jan 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

Another6Pack, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

Tumble, Aug 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Asked for something local when I visited the Falling Rock Tap House in Denver, served a Happy Hour draft pint.
Slightly hazy, copper orange color, with an inch of off-white head. The dense foam clung to the side of the glass. Smells of citrusy hops, a bit herbal aroma as well. The flavor of this beer is decent, with lots of floral hops dominating the taste. Sharp and bitter that lasts to the aftertaste. Creamy mouthfeel, not too much carbonation, give it a medium body. No complaints about this one.

BigBry, Mar 18, 2007
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

Mersh, Nov 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

maxecho, Jun 25, 2014
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Twisted Pine Hoppy Boy IPA from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 402 ratings.