Hop Zealot
Twisted Pine Brewing Company

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From:
Twisted Pine Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #2,342
ABV:
6.7%
Score:
87
Ranked #17,682
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 9.56%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
69
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 14, 2021
Added:
Aug 02, 2014
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  14
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Notes: None
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Rated: 3.9 by NodakEric from Minnesota

Jul 14, 2021
 
Rated: 3.71 by WDJersey from Colorado

May 15, 2021
 
Rated: 3.9 by sohearn from Alabama

Oct 04, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by DerwinWentworth from Utah

May 19, 2017
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Reviewed by Wasatch from Colorado

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz. Bottle

Pours a nice yellowish color, pretty nice carbonation, with a nice small thick/creamy off-white head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, malty, with some citrus. The taste is hoppy, malty, citrusy. Medium body, with a nice little dry/bitter finish. Overall, a tasty brew.
Apr 05, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by fredmugs from Indiana

Sep 14, 2016
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Reviewed by j_d_b from Maine

3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Tulip glass at brewery

Not super strong odor, but mostly floral.

Nice darker orange and hazy.

Feel is nice but not great. A little deflated and thicker carbonation that sharp microbubbles.

Taste has a little bitterness in the finish, which isn't an extremely pleasant type of bitterness, and a nice opening darker sticky hop flavor, without much citrus.

Better than I expected.
Aug 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by Gkruszewski from New York

Jun 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by Crusher from Colorado

May 22, 2016
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Reviewed by CNoj012 from New York

3.44/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
This beer pours a beautiful, bright hazy golden orange color with a small white head. Retention is next to none and there are a few small spots of lacing. Smell is hoppy but a bit muddled. Pine, earthiness and citrus with just a touch of bready malt. Also some sort of metallicness. Taste is the same, also very muddled. The only taste that stands out is the bitter pine on the finish. The citrus tries to come through, but is washed out by the bitterness almost immediately. Feel is light, smooth and a bit creamy. Overall this beer is OK, but certainly will not be a repeat purchase.
May 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3.63 by kkazemi from North Carolina

Apr 03, 2016
 
Rated: 3.56 by orangesol from Pennsylvania

Feb 26, 2016
 
Rated: 2.52 by logicalparadox from New York

Feb 07, 2016
 
Rated: 3.93 by jvodom from Maryland

Dec 12, 2015
 
Rated: 4.09 by BeerBeast from Florida

Oct 18, 2015
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Reviewed by mackeyse from New York

3.33/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5
A"pleasant" ipa at best. The bitter aftertaste remained so long it pretty much took away any enjoyment. All bitterness without any real flavor. The mouthfeel was really poor. Wouldn't turn it down but glad I just bought a single. I like Hoppy Boy better.
Sep 25, 2015
 
Rated: 3.33 by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

Sep 25, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Sep 17, 2015
 
Rated: 3.77 by SonictheBeerhog from New York

Sep 12, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by ryan33iowa from Iowa

Sep 10, 2015
 
Rated: 3.65 by TheBeerdedCharmer from Pennsylvania

Sep 07, 2015
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Reviewed by Monkeyknife from Missouri

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from the bottle a bright and clear orange color with one finger of creamy white head. Nice amount of sticky lacing left behind.

Aroma of tangerine, pineapple and pine.

Tasted of tangerine, baby aspirin, pineapple and a moderately bitter bite in the finish.

Lighter bodied and sticky with an average carbonation.
Sep 05, 2015
 
Rated: 3.94 by bpkrippner from Missouri

Sep 01, 2015
 
Rated: 3.71 by mkretsch from New York

Aug 16, 2015
 
Rated: 3.59 by IPAchris from Pennsylvania

Aug 12, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by jpuetz from South Dakota

Aug 05, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by paulish from New York

Jul 27, 2015
 
Rated: 3.56 by morrowd3 from Vermont

Jul 03, 2015
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Reviewed by JLaw55 from Missouri

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Nice very hoppy ipa. Just a hint of fruit flavors and you can taste the layers of different hops. This was a really surprising and pleasant IPA.

Would Drink Again: Yes
Would Purchase Again: Yes
Jun 24, 2015
 
Rated: 4.11 by InfragilisBrew from Illinois

Jun 11, 2015
 
Rated: 4.13 by Molson2000 from Canada (ON)

Jun 05, 2015
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Reviewed by CTHomer from Connecticut

3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
This is a re-review. My original review (with original scoring) follows my new notes.

A: hazy - bits of sediment floating; burnt orange in color; 1 finger ivory head that receded slowly to a thin cap; very nice lacing;

S: pine first, then earthy with a hint of tropical fruit;

T: floral and pine up front; floral builds and stays dominant through the moderately bitter finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: nicely done;

Original review:

A: slight haze; copper colored; 1+ finger off white head that receded slowly to a thick cap; OK lacing; (4.25)

S: earthy; a little pine; (3.75)

T: metallic all the way through; a little citrus up front; bitterness at mid-palate with no accompanying flavor; moderate bitterness lingers; (3.25)

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; medium dry finish; (4)

O: didn't mind the blast of bitterness, but there wasn't any flavor to go with it; (3.5)
May 18, 2015
 
Rated: 3.97 by kguyty from Missouri

May 04, 2015
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
i like this one pretty well, its a nice sidekick to hoppy boy, a little more easy drinking, although plenty bitter in the finish. i find it a little more relaxed on the grain front, and a little softer on the alcohol presence, although oddly this is actually stringer than that one. i also think its more juicy, as in the hops contribute a lot of mouthwatering citrus characters, that really arent there in the hoppy boy, which for me is woody and bitter, although i like that one better than most too. there is a nice texture here, not gritty, but sturdy and unrefined in a very good way, not so clean, which i like a lot. the bitterness is a little higher than maybe it needs to be in the finish, but the carbonation is awesome, and from the tap at the brewery, this is a pretty solid ipa all told. i know it (and twisted pine more generally) have faced some undue criticism, and i think this is a fair testament to them being beyond any quality issues with their beer, its fresh and well made, whether you love the recipe or not.
Apr 25, 2015
 
 
Rated: 4.14 by poohbearzeccola from New York

Apr 04, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by davet100 from Virginia

Mar 27, 2015
 
Rated: 3.8 by T-34-85 from New York

Mar 10, 2015
 
Rated: 4.5 by EnojysAnyBeer from Colorado

Mar 08, 2015
 
Rated: 4.41 by Czequershuus from Minnesota

Jan 16, 2015
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