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Twisted Pine Hoppy Knight India Black Ale - Twisted Pine Brewing Company

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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Twisted Pine Brewing Company visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ffejherb on 08-23-2010)
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beer2day

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +7%

Bottle from Bottle Rev in Raleigh.

Dark brown pour with hints of red at the edges. Very little head, but a nice chocolate brown shade. No lace.

Notes of coffee, caramel, and grapefruit hops in the nose. Roast malt backs that up. Understated, but very nice.

Burnt chocolate, roast coffee balance well against a grapefruit hop hit. Light oils and maybe a bit of flowery hops come in as well. No sign of the abv.

Medium feel with only a slight slickness from hop oil.

A solid effort.

11-20-2012 03:26:34 | More by beer2day
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.45/5  rDev -6.5%

22oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium off white head that quickly diminishes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet roasted chocolate malts with some piney, resiny hops.

The flavor is roasted bitter chocolate malts with some piney, tarry hops in the finish. There's a good amount of bitterness that lingers in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium boded and watery.

Overall, a pretty good black IPA. Good bitterness, OK flavors, a bit watery.

11-04-2010 04:32:28 | More by Beaver13
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Franziskaner

Missouri

2.84/5  rDev -23%

Minimal head retention after the pour. Dark and nearly impenetrable to light. Light whiff of hops and dark, roasted malt. Could have used more enhanced aroma. Much lighter on the palate and not as bold in flavor as with other dark IPA's I've tried.

06-17-2013 00:28:29 | More by Franziskaner
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

09-15-2013 19:27:14 | More by acurtis
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GilGarp

Colorado

4.08/5  rDev +10.6%

Bomber served cool into a globe.

Black in the glass with a creamy head. No retention but some nice lacing.

Aroma is really pretty excellent. There is a great fresh citrus hop character that is better than most traditional IPAs.

Flavor is well done too. Although it's a black IPA, the more familiar taste of a west coast IPA comes through strong. The roasty malts only show themsleves at the end of each sip. More great citrus hop flavor that turns roasted and chocolately.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall a very good example of the style. I look forward to more soon.

09-24-2010 01:30:16 | More by GilGarp
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kkrez

Colorado

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-15-2011 15:21:52 | More by kkrez
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antidoteivy

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

03-10-2013 03:00:48 | More by antidoteivy
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stampfler07

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

11-02-2013 00:40:02 | More by stampfler07
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

03-20-2014 23:24:46 | More by buzzy
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-28-2014 04:35:58 | More by jaydoc
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BWE

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-01-2014 23:46:38 | More by BWE
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KickbacksSteve

Florida

3.85/5  rDev +4.3%

On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a snifter. Off-white head, moderate retention on a black body. Oily, clear, sticky lacing and some with tiny bubbles. Aroma includes roasted malt, some malt sweetness, some coffee notes and maybe some vanilla wafer, not really getting any hop notes, are they masked/overwhelmed by the other flavors? Taste is very bitter indeed, the hops were obviously hidden by the other flavors. Some coffee and a touch of alcohol and chocolate in the flavor as well but some nice hop bitterness stands out. The flavors work well, not bad at all.

11-14-2012 06:36:28 | More by KickbacksSteve
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derekfilcoff

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-02-2012 23:46:12 | More by derekfilcoff
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Cramerican

North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-20-2013 06:48:15 | More by Cramerican
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-12-2014 19:42:40 | More by JohnK17
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Eric908

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-14-2013 03:24:28 | More by Eric908
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mastodonj

Colorado

3/5  rDev -18.7%

Had this on tap at Twisted Pine's tap room.

All-around, it's not memorable but not bad either.

A - Very Dark brown with a small, quick-disappearing head but
good lacing of an inch or so.

S - Not much jumps out except maybe a little chocolate....

T - Decent flavor with average bitterness (surprising because their
description says the IBU = 80 or so). Nice lingering aftertaste.
Just not real complex.

M - Clean on the tongue and clean finish.

I would not order this again but it's not something I regret having.

(I believe the ABV was 7% but not positive so I have not
included it in the description)

10-23-2011 20:47:21 | More by mastodonj
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

11-16-2013 20:52:19 | More by dbrauneis
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baklo

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

10-28-2012 12:07:44 | More by baklo
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Stwinchy

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

03-12-2013 19:28:51 | More by Stwinchy
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vheissu15

North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

03-23-2014 07:36:35 | More by vheissu15
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doof116

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

06-24-2012 21:50:15 | More by doof116
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Czequershuus

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +22%

02-08-2014 03:07:07 | More by Czequershuus
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drh1382

Washington

4/5  rDev +8.4%

08-21-2012 01:19:19 | More by drh1382
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

07-13-2014 12:41:13 | More by InspectorBob
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Twisted Pine Hoppy Knight India Black Ale from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.