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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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Huffs, Aug 17, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. bomber.

pours out an opaque reddish tinged brown colour with an gigantic dark tan head which has some serious retention and lace. a smoky, resiny, perfume aroma provides a treat for the nose. the taste profile leans heavily on the dark roasted malts. chewy nougat and caramel, with some cocoa and iced coffee notes. i can swear i can detect lactic. the hopping is splendid. just the right amount of tea like juiciness makes for a great balance, while bittering is confined to just a kiss on the back end. i'm really digging the balance and juiciness of this one. medium bodied, with a juicy mouthfeel...no coarseness and tongue numbing bitterness. excellent drinkability with just a hint of the ABV.

overall this black IPA is one of the better ones i've tried. it has a milk stout quality to it that is hard to describe. really a luscious brew. highly recommended.

budgood1, Apr 18, 2014
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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
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4.07/5  rDev +9.7%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

quine, Dec 09, 2011
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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
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3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a dark, dark brown color with a small, tan head of bubbly foam. It left some thin rings of lace.

S - It smelled of orange and grapefruit rind and burnt toast maltiness.

T - It had a sweet caramel malt flavor with a nice orange flavor from some bitter hops.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

D - This is a good Black IPA. One of the better offerings from Twisted Pine.

zeff80, Nov 21, 2010
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3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

beer2day, Nov 20, 2012
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3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Didn't know what to expect with this one. Was very surprised and really liked it. Poured into a tall glass and the head was huge and chocolaty. It stuck around for quite awhile and when I drank it, it exploded with a malty, deep taste. Got surprised with a strange, but cool aftertaste. Twisted Pines Brewery has a fan with me and I look forward to trying some more when I'm back in Colorado.

thumperskibum, May 27, 2014
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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
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Twisted Pine Hoppy Knight India Black Ale from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.