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Knotty Pine - Country Boy Brewing

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Knotty Pine
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 8.54%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Country Boy Brewing
Kentucky, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BEERchitect on 03-13-2013)
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Photo of GoTread
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Fresh from the tap on it's opening re-arrival. Not as piney as the first batch from last Spring, definitely as fruity and balanced though. You would never know you were into a Double IPA it's so smooth. Slightly reminiscent of Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Extra. I love them both. As usual, Country Boy delivers.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

This beer is a great example of the freedom DH and the guys have at Country Boy. The special ingredients that make up this beer will not be found in any regular beers at other Lexington breweries.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Cresant
4.61/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

My pour from a fresh growler of Knotty Pine DIPA produced a hazy light peach colored body with a tight and white, creamy head. A thin cap remained throughout and left spotty lacing inside the glass.

The smell reminded me of cut papaya and maybe honeydew. Definitely sawdust, some yeasty and hoppy spiciness. Maybe I was dreaming, but it made me think of the sugary filling in my grandmother’s chocolate covered cherries that she gave me as a kid - fruity, tart and sweet. There were some sourdough bread notes in there too. Some sort of vegetal aroma that I could not identify – celery or cucumber maybe? There were so many elements of the aroma that kept unfolding as I drank this one.

The taste reflected the aroma well. Juicy tropical fruits, sweet oranges, and melon-like hops, with a lingering bitterness. There was a fruity sweetness that stretched out into a drying citrus rind finish. The alcohol is warming and it becomes more evident as the beer warms up. With a name like Knotty Pine I expected a more resiny, pine needle type of hops presence. Those characteristics were there, but the tropical notes overshadowed the pine. The beer was so palatable, dangerously so - the 9% ABV can sneak up on you.

The body of this one was pretty rich and creamy, just like the dense silky head. Despite the medium to full bodied texture it remained easy to drink. Big flavors, a big body, and a big aroma make Knotty Pine my favorite DIPA made in Kentucky.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

When I die, bury me with this beer. I have visited over 75 Breweries in the past 2 years, and this is truly the best beer I've ever had. A wonderful brewery with great people, great atmosphere, and of course great beer. A must-see when in Kentucky. And of course, have a Knotty Pine while there

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Knotty Pine from Country Boy Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.