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

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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 9.54%
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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Franziskaner

Missouri

2.84/5  rDev -22.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Colorado

3/5  rDev -18.3%
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)

Serving type: on-tap

10-23-2011 20:47:21 | More by mastodonj
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3/5  rDev -18.3%

02-11-2014 23:17:47 | More by Chucker17
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antidoteivy

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

12-01-2013 04:41:25 | More by TXBulldog
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

01-01-2014 18:47:00 | More by djrn2
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AnthemOfTheSun

South Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

01-13-2014 00:04:59 | More by AnthemOfTheSun
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biertrinkenja

California

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

04-24-2014 06:28:40 | More by biertrinkenja
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coldriver

Texas

3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber pours a coca cola color with quickly dissapating head. Aroma is muted dark malt (somewhat like the modeling clay I used in grade school), not much in the way of spicy or citrusy hops. Taste is dominated by peppery hops, with dark roasted molasses malt. Mouthfeel is like trying to eat pepper, very harsh on the tongue which lingers well into the aftertaste. This style is one of my favorites - clearly there are better examples than this one.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2012 18:29:37 | More by coldriver
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz $7 Dark brown, almost black, looks about standard. Smells like an IPA, not bad, kind of piney and citrus. The taste is not as hoppy as the smell, I was disappointed a little. It tasted like a brown ale and I just really wished the hops from the smell were present in the flavor.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2010 21:45:45 | More by ArrogantB
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.45/5  rDev -6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

01-28-2014 04:35:58 | More by jaydoc
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

05-12-2014 19:42:40 | More by JohnK17
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doof116

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

07-13-2014 12:41:13 | More by InspectorBob
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vcoggins

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

03-28-2013 00:49:38 | More by vcoggins
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JMBSH

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

08-14-2013 04:50:40 | More by JMBSH
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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-21-2012 20:50:20 | More by bacher468
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LoveStout

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

09-15-2013 19:57:27 | More by LoveStout
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DoubleJ

California

3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Just what I needed after drinking so much beer in the previous day, another beer! Though at least I received help drinking this bomber in the hotel room. On to the beer:

This is a very heady brew. The color is ink black, and the lacing given off by the head is outstanding. With an India Dark Ale, you kinda know what to expect, a little dark malt and a lot of hops. I'd same the aroma is on the mark; a touch of chocolate syrup, some roasted malt, and sharp piney hops.

At first sip, it's tough. A little roast, ash, and a truckload of very bitter hops were not fun going down at first. With time and as the beer warms, some of the bitterness wanes and the hops bring vague citrus notes to the room. It's medium bodied with a fine texture and a good dose of lingering bitterness in the aftertaste.

The Hoppy Knight is a satisfactory IDA. Nothing more and nothing less.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2012 01:53:06 | More by DoubleJ
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: 1.5 finger head with nice retention and excellent lacing on a hazy deep mahagony brown body.

S: roasted malts, toffee, a touch of brown sugar and

T. Be ready on the first sip with this one because after that all you taste is the pine and bitterness. Roared malts and caramel followed by strong earthy and pine hop bitterness. Licorice notes.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: well to get the hops to stand out over the roasted malt this brewer went strong in the bitter hops. Hurts drinkability and Conplexity. Still a good one to try.

Serving type: on-tap

06-23-2012 21:40:08 | More by kylehay2004
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Twisted Pine Hoppy Knight India Black Ale from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.