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

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68 Ratings
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Ratings: 68
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

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Beer added by: ffejherb on 08-23-2010

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Kendo
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
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. .. . .

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Franziskaner
2.81/5  rDev -24.3%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Roasted grain scents mingling with pine resin and faint citrus hop aromas rise above a dark, mahogany body and emanate through a very thick, foamy head. Mildly roasted coffee smells are also present. Taste comes across with a mouth zinging mixture of roasted and chocolate malt flavors, medium intense hop bitterness, coursing along a solid but relatively unobtrusive backbone of alcohol heat. Medium-light body, clean and smooth.

A very tasty black ale with a pleasantly intense hop smell and feel throughout. The malts come across lightly roasted and slightly charred yet complement the hops nicely. Good, tasty, and worth an experience...

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

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3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Twisted Pine Hoppy Knight India Black Ale from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.