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

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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 10.24%
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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Reviews by hopfacebrew:
Photo of hopfacebrew
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes, enjoyed on 10/4/2010. The beer arrives a deep rich dark brown, nearly black, with thick solid brown edges in the light. A decent 1.5 finger tan head with some retention and lacing. The nose is a pleasant mix of roasted malt, sweet milt chocolate, and citrus hops. Perhaps a hint of pine as well. The flavor very much follows suit as the roasted malt and chocolate sweetness provide a nice base from which the medium bitter hop character rises, again with a citrus and piney earth tones. Fairly well balanced. A sweet hop light bitter flavor remains on the tongue. Finishes dry and clean. Medium bodied and well carbonated. Overall, this is my favorite beer from the brewery to date. Good.

hopfacebrew, Apr 04, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of Beaver13
3.45/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

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.

Beaver13, Nov 04, 2010
Photo of Franziskaner
2.84/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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.

Franziskaner, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

acurtis, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of GilGarp
4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

GilGarp, Sep 24, 2010
Photo of LeeW
3/5  rDev -19.1%

LeeW, Oct 28, 2014
Photo of kkrez
4/5  rDev +7.8%

kkrez, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of antidoteivy
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

antidoteivy, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of stampfler07
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

stampfler07, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of Chilly_E
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Chilly_E, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of buzzy
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

buzzy, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

jaydoc, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of BWE
4/5  rDev +7.8%

BWE, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of KickbacksSteve
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

KickbacksSteve, Nov 14, 2012
Photo of derekfilcoff
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

derekfilcoff, Jul 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Cramerican, May 20, 2013
Photo of JohnK17
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

JohnK17, May 12, 2014
Photo of Eric908
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Eric908, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of mastodonj
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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)

mastodonj, Oct 23, 2011
Photo of dbrauneis
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

dbrauneis, Nov 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

baklo, Oct 28, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Stwinchy, Mar 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

vheissu15, Mar 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

doof116, Jun 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Czequershuus, Feb 08, 2014
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Twisted Pine Hoppy Knight India Black Ale from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.