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

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67 Ratings
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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:
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(Beer added by: ffejherb on 08-23-2010)
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

kpowledge, Jan 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

djrn2, Jan 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

TXBulldog, Dec 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

dbrauneis, Nov 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

stampfler07, Nov 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

TickleMeTony, Sep 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

LoveStout, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

acurtis, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of Kendo
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
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. .. . .

Kendo, Aug 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

JMBSH, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of Franziskaner
2.84/5  rDev -23.5%
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.

Franziskaner, Jun 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Eric908, Jun 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Cramerican, May 20, 2013
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.

StonedTrippin, Apr 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

vcoggins, Mar 28, 2013
Photo of beergoot
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...

beergoot, Mar 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Stwinchy, Mar 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

antidoteivy, Mar 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

kjkinsey, Feb 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Haybeerman, Feb 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

bacher468, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of beer2day
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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3.85/5  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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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

baklo, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of DoubleJ
3.6/5  rDev -3%
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.

DoubleJ, Oct 20, 2012
Twisted Pine Hoppy Knight India Black Ale from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.