Twisted Pine Hoppy Knight India Black Ale - Twisted Pine Brewing Company
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3.91/5 rDev +6.3%
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.
05-27-2014 01:22:36 | More by thumperskibum
4.15/5 rDev +12.8%
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.
04-18-2014 21:45:48 | More by budgood1
3.64/5 rDev -1.1%
Poured from a bomber in to a Snifter glass.
Deep opaque black you'd see in any Porter, with the tell-tale tan head of a dark beer.
Danky hop resin smell, with a pronounced graininess and roasted coffee on the nose. I'm getting some dark chocolate notes, reminiscent of a 90% Lindt bar.
Hops are wonderfully subdued in this. I get that flavor I want without the mouth-puckering bitterness of a West Coast IPA. The hops are there, but not in force. Unfortunately the typical Porter/Stout flavors just aren't here. No big flavors really come up front, which is unfortunate, because it's a style with A LOT of competition.
Has a nice thickening feel to it, carbonation is dead on for me. With 8.0 ABV you can hardly tell. No bad alcohol burn.
A stylistically awesome brew, but it's lacking in individuality. I'd drink an, O'Connor(Norfolk, VA), Evolution(Salisbury, MD), or Avery New World Porter over this ANY day.
03-01-2014 20:09:30 | More by JCarey
Twisted Pine Hoppy Knight India Black Ale from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.