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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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384 Ratings
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Ratings: 384
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 15.66%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | 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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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +13%

01-19-2014 21:47:44 | More by TTripp725
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

3.74/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: A lovely clear copper color. The head is foamy and chunky and recedes to a white film. Lacing is wide bands of foam on the glass.

Aroma: Faint sweet caramel? Then bitter grapefruit rind, hops.

Taste: Subtle malts come out offering a strangely welcome balance, while the citrus rinds and piny, bitter hops soon cover up any thought of hops.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, slightly sticky.

Overall: Kind of all over the place, rating wise but a solid IPA from Twisted Pine.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 02:52:22 | More by JuicesFlowing
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mountaincoffee

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-11-2014 02:42:08 | More by mountaincoffee
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +13%

01-09-2014 21:24:15 | More by Bdel34
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up as part of the sampler crate pack, enjoyed chilled in a pils glass, shared with tenderbranson69.

The color is light amber like honey with mild haze and very small head with tiny bead, speckles of lace stick. The smell is lemony and citrus dominant with light sweet malt ester. The feel is okay with moderate carbonation and bitterness with balance of hops and malt and mostly dry in the finish with low alcohol influence.

The taste is good with a decent amount of hop flavor but a little mild for an IPA, mostly lemon zest and citrus flavors from the hops with a mild malt sweetness with subtle caramel flavor. Overall this is not bad, but in a market saturated with the style this is a pretty forgettable example. I would drink this again, but it is not worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 00:16:15 | More by Slatetank
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LightnerLiquorKS

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +13%

01-08-2014 01:26:22 | More by LightnerLiquorKS
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Alron

California

3.75/5  rDev +13%

01-05-2014 07:49:31 | More by Alron
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-03-2014 23:50:48 | More by buzzy
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drbenderdo

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-03-2014 17:22:05 | More by drbenderdo
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Dolfan907

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +13%

12-27-2013 18:41:57 | More by Dolfan907
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Bluescooter

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-25-2013 23:09:18 | More by Bluescooter
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rvajohn

Virginia

3/5  rDev -9.6%

12-15-2013 22:58:42 | More by rvajohn
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tabhill

New York

3/5  rDev -9.6%

12-14-2013 02:58:29 | More by tabhill
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LuckyJohn

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-13-2013 14:19:41 | More by LuckyJohn
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dreichus

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

12-07-2013 23:00:36 | More by dreichus
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Benvarine

Missouri

3/5  rDev -9.6%

12-06-2013 00:07:06 | More by Benvarine
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civicm87

New York

3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

12-04-2013 14:26:01 | More by civicm87
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egenerose

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

11-29-2013 23:46:47 | More by egenerose
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jdaddy

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -9.6%

11-23-2013 04:41:11 | More by jdaddy
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Brenden

Ohio

3.51/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From the can, this IPA is a pretty heavily clouded gold tinged with a deeper amber tint. It also develops a very soft and fluffy head to quite a nice height, very nearly white and quite clean-looking. It sits like a clumpy pillow for the full session in some form or another as it takes time to fall to a thick foam and leaves very clumpy, heavy spotting on the glass.
There's quite a nice aroma with lots of lemon and a bit of pine with some sweeter caramel malt coming through as well. The lemon scent's medicinal quality is the only thing preventing a better score, particularly as a bit of tropical fruits come in and a bit of grass and herb, too.
Something happens in the flavor, though, as malts seek to take over but it's the clash more than the success of it, as the hops power it out but bring some astringency in doing so. The medicinal quality notable in the smell carries out in the finish. Not a bad IPA, but it's not what the aroma promised.
The feel is pretty good, but the malts pull out some of the citrusy brightness for something heavier. The body's good, a solid medium, but with something to it that doesn't belong. The herb dies out the finish, but not too much.

Serving type: can

11-19-2013 19:44:44 | More by Brenden
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BeardedBoffin

New Mexico

3.8/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beer pours an amber color with orange highlights and modest foam. The aroma is rife with hops---orange, lemon, pine. Smooth on the palate The hops are not overwhelming but strong enough to remind us that this is an IPA. The west coast hops dominate the flavor...bitter pine lemon rind. Caramel malt provides some nice balance. Overall a nice brew.

Serving type: can

11-17-2013 01:55:13 | More by BeardedBoffin
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deanhead

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev +13%

11-16-2013 16:22:48 | More by deanhead
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Mersh

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +20.5%

11-13-2013 01:32:43 | More by Mersh
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pweis909

Wisconsin

4.45/5  rDev +34%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-05-2013 03:15:59 | More by pweis909
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cbcrunch

Wyoming

3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

10-31-2013 17:54:19 | More by cbcrunch
Twisted Pine Hoppy Boy IPA from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 384 ratings.