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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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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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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

seanchai, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.45/5  rDev +3.6%

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.

GreesyFizeek, Mar 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

RTrain12, Mar 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

JohnK17, Mar 28, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

Evarigan, Mar 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

PrivateEquity, Mar 11, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

chefduff2, Feb 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

spencerg293, Feb 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

gwiedman1, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of LambicPentameter
3/5  rDev -9.9%

LambicPentameter, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of Billolick
3.48/5  rDev +4.5%

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.

Billolick, Feb 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -9.9%

Wetenkamp, Feb 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +20.1%

jngrizzaffi, Feb 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

jaydoc, Jan 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

jaswilson2, Jan 27, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -24.9%

mobrockman, Jan 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Kegatron, Jan 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Guitars_and_beer, Jan 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

TTripp725, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.74/5  rDev +12.3%

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.

JuicesFlowing, Jan 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

mountaincoffee, Jan 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Bdel34, Jan 09, 2014
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3.46/5  rDev +3.9%

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.

Slatetank, Jan 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

LightnerLiquorKS, Jan 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +12.6%

Alron, Jan 05, 2014
Twisted Pine Hoppy Boy IPA from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 402 ratings.