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

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

02-24-2013 22:39:17 | More by kjkinsey
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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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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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zeff80

Missouri

3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2010 04:04:31 | More by zeff80
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

love that this is bigger on the abv. pours an innocuous lazy dark brown and clear color with just a finger of off white suds. smells like hoppy boy ipa with a little more roast and a little more booze, a very quaffable hopped up black ale. good ale yeast flavor above the roasted barley and light pine sap hops. balanced, but the hops are still the dominant flavor, oily and fresh, a lot like the hoppy boy ipa really. lighter body and bigger abv makes a fun early spring brew texture. I like that the body isn't overwhelming, id have a few of these before they caught up with me. carbonation is lively, and like all twisted pine beers, im sure this was better on tap that it would be in a bottle, whether they bottle it or not. I enjoyed this a lot, and props to the new world of beers on Colorado boulevard for supporting some of hese local operations.

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2013 04:35:12 | More by StonedTrippin
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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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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

05-22-2014 18:31:51 | More by afsdan
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

02-06-2013 23:42:31 | More by Haybeerman
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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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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Twisted Pine brewpub on 8/11/10. Described on the chalkboard as a black IPA with 85 IBUs and 7% ABV.

A - Dark amber body with garnet hues and a creamy beige head on top that dispersed into a thin retention but yielded some sticky, foamy lace around the glass.

S - Fresh pine and citrus notes balanced with an apparent grainy toasted malt character. A hint of chocolate emerges as it warmed up, as well as a touch of earthy spices. The toasty/roasty attributes really start to take over as the liquid reached room temperature.

T - Opens with a fairly swift smack of primarily piney hops but also some softer citrus notes, which quickly segues into a grainy malt character with a hint of chocolate and coffee. Finishes with a roasted malt character that blends moderate bitterness with a touch of astringency.

M - Medium bodied with a light syrupy texture and fairly bristly carbonation. Finishes with a moderate lingering bitterness on the palate accompanied by a slightly burnt malt character.

D - Pretty solid dark IPA with equal parts hoppy and roasted attributes, altough the toasted and roasted malt characteristics tended to dominate the latter half of the pint.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2010 14:16:02 | More by ffejherb
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emmasdad

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Dan for bringing this one over tonight. Pours a beautiful mahogany color, shot through with red, with a long lasting light brown head. Aromas of valencia orange, grapefruit and roasted malt. Medium bodied, hoppy (lots of citrus) and nicely balanced.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2011 04:09:04 | More by emmasdad
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birchstick

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

06-10-2014 03:53:19 | More by birchstick
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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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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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

New York

3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured from the bomber into a pint glass. Body is black with a half-finger khaki-colored head. Nice drips of lace on the side of the glass.

S: Some juicy hops over some roasted malt. Not too strong, but appropriate for the style.

T: First impression is the mouthfeel, actually - it's a bit thin in heft and that seems to have an effect on the overall impression, including what I'm tasting. .. which seems a bit watery. There's a little bit of roastiness, some charcoal and ash and a decent amount of hop bitterness at the finish.

M: As noted above, thin and somewhat watery.

O: This is okay-to-good. I had a friend's homebrewed Black IPA last night that was better - and it didn't cost me nearly $9 for the bomber. .. . .

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2013 01:48:36 | More by Kendo
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budgood1

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 21:45:48 | More by budgood1
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GilGarp

Colorado

4.08/5  rDev +11.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2010 01:30:16 | More by GilGarp
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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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bacher468

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

12-21-2012 20:50:20 | More by bacher468
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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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Twisted Pine Hoppy Knight India Black Ale from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
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