Twisted Pine Hoppy Boy IPA - Twisted Pine Brewing Company
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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
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
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
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
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
Twisted Pine Hoppy Boy IPA from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 384 ratings.