Twisted Pine Hoppy Boy IPA | Twisted Pine Brewing Company

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Twisted Pine Hoppy Boy IPATwisted Pine Hoppy Boy IPA
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Twisted Pine Hoppy Boy IPATwisted Pine Hoppy Boy IPA

Brewed by:
Twisted Pine Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Hoppy Boy India Pale Ale is Twisted Pine Brewing Company’s flagship beer. With a rocky ivory head, star-bright golden orange color, and massive hop aroma, Hoppy Boy is the quintessential American IPA. Citrus, resin, and a hint of malt not only greet your nose, but also your taste buds, while a smooth, lingering bitterness leaves your palate refreshed with every sip. Hoppy Boy IPA is a perfect marriage of malts and hops that is as bold as it is balanced, and thus exemplifies what American craft beer is all about.

65 IBU

Added by mentor on 01-08-2005

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Ratings: 457 |  Reviews: 147
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1.25/5  rDev -62.8%

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1.5/5  rDev -55.4%

Photo of CJN11
1.74/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Had this on Tap at Zinc in Greenwood Village inside the Doubletree. Boy was I disappointed. I am a hophead and I might as well have ordered a lite beer. No hoppiness at all- very bitter and a poor lingering aftertaste. My travelling companion could not even finish his. This is an F in my book.

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Photo of Beaver13
1.75/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

22 oz bottle dated 1/06. Pours a golden orange with a frothy white head that quickly diminishes.

The aroma is a subdued grapefruity pine with a little bready malt.

The flavor is kind of a mess. It's very water leather with a touch of fruits and then a metallic bitter finish. It's nothing llike what I was expecting. The mouthfeel is light on carbonation and very watery.

Overall, it looked and smelled like it would be a decent IPA, but it's pretty darn bad. A drain pour (only my second).

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1.75/5  rDev -47.9%

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2/5  rDev -40.5%

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2/5  rDev -40.5%

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2/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of BarrytheBear
2.06/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

The Colorado journey continues, this time in Boulder. On tap at the brewery into a pint glass.

Clear, rather nondescript, orange pour with some slow lethargic bubblage and no lacing.

My notes read: Harrumph. Yes, me brain conceived this single word description for the nose and my hand scrawled it across my note pad as the server looked around the corner from the backroom to see my smiling to myself and red penning my white notepad. This is Maltzilla seeking some hoppy hors devours in a land barren of lupulin.

Unfortunately, this beer tastes like homebrew. Big caramel astringency, medicinal, rough pine. Harsh and unrefined. The back end really scrapes the tongue and leaves the palate a wreck, but in a mostly unpleasant way.

I really want to like small breweries and support their endeavors and was quite excited to stop by here. However, I just did not enjoy this beer. A bummer.

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2.07/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

355ml brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Acquired as part of a variety box at Tipsy's Liquor in Littleton, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are average given the brewery.

Served straight from the refrigerator. Not paired with food.

A: Pours a quarter finger beige head of no cream, poor thickness, and bad retention. Staggeringly bad. Colour is a semitransparent dull copper. Meh. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Fresh hops, with oily, piney, and floral character. The pine is rather weak. A mild strength aroma. No yeast or alcohol is detectable.

T: Piney and floral hops are dominant. There's little else besides the clean malt foundation. Boring and bland. No yeast or alcohol come through. Why brew this? It's so damned simple. No complexity or subtlety at all. Somewhat watery.

Mf: Too smooth and wet. Watery. Thin. Pathetic. Undercarbonated.

Dr: Drinkable, but I wouldn't get this again. Won't satisfy even fans of the style. Boring and bland. A very forgettable IPA.




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2.24/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Draft at the brewpub.

Pours a cloudy golden orange color with a 1.5 finger off-white head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Sporadic spots of lace left behind.

Faintly earthy aroma with hints of pine needle and subtle citrus fruit countered by some biscuity malt. The nose is bland and disappointing, really.

Medium bodied with a strong malt presence that overpowers the hop flavor. Only slightly dry and bitter with faint grassy pine notes, quickly countered by a caramel malt backbone. Not the best example of the style.

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2.25/5  rDev -33%

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2.25/5  rDev -33%

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2.25/5  rDev -33%

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2.25/5  rDev -33%

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2.26/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz from a mixed 12 pack, poured into a chalice.

Twisted Pine, is hit or miss, in the extreme. This was a big miss, and I'm pretty shocked this is made in 6-packs today.

L: Decent thickness ont he head, but poor retention. Orangish hue, deep and a touch cloudy for a 55 degree pour.

T: Extreme sweetness meshed with an undercurrent of hoppiness. Some manner of fruit ... peach? apricot? something. This tastes like an IPA that has lost the will to lie. Only hoppiness here of any substance is in the after-taste, and it's unwelcome.

F: Touch thin, and far too lingering.

D: No. And put a freshness date on here so I know if this beer is actually this boring and ... well ... bad.

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2.28/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

$2.75 tall boy can from Abe's.

Light orange hazy body, a dull finish. Topped by four fingers of snow white rocky foam made up of bubbles of all sizes. Very good lacing.

Aroma of apricot and orange, put followed by an off putting whiff of cleanser, which blunts all else.

The whole taste hits at once. Hugely bitter and not in a good way, mixed with a touch of cleanser, any sweetness and fruit is nuked away. Very one dimensional.

I love bitter and abrasive in an IPA, but this doesn't work at all for me. Not recommended.

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2.36/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.25

Dark ruby red, almost blood red. Clarity is decent, nothing special. Head is two-finger white-green foam. Lacing is niiice.

Aroma is awful. Watery, bland, wet hay, bready...

Biting bitterness. Not much hop oil or flavors... Blend is off an watery. Thin, bready, nice carbonation, zero sweetness, barn-y, and soapy. Tastes like liquid carpet.

Not my speed, can't recommend. Nothing hoppy or IPA forward. Blend is off and should be rewritten..

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Photo of benito
2.36/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Falling Rock in Denver.

A: Hazy orange with a long-lasting, creamy head.

S: Very biscuity/bready. The doughy character goes over the top given the style and shows almost no hop presence.

T: Creamy, tea-like flavors dominate the palate and resemble the better qualities of an ESB, but it lacks the crisp hop flavors of an IPA. Not particularly bitter.

M: Smooth and easy to drink.

D: A bit biting near the end, but otherwise acceptable.

Overall, it's not a bad beer by any means, but fidelity to style counts in my mind. So, this should be marketed as an ESB to get better scores/results!

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2.38/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

12 oz bottle, no dates noted.

Pours a very lightly hazed pale peach gold color. Carbonation appears light so I pour a little harder and manage to raise a decent head, however it appears I used most of the dissolved carb to do so.

The up-front hoppy aroma is pleasant, and relatively strong. Very light alcohol behind. However there is a sweet malt aroma that seems out of place, and as it warms a light diacetyl becomes distressingly strong. Overall, good strong hops, but clean it up a bit - perhaps it's just the yeast strain or the fermentation temperature.

Ever used some of that bitter spray that keeps your dog from chewing on stuff? Ever accidentally gotten it on your hand and later in your mouth? Yeah, it's kind of like that. The malt flavor is light and an improvement over the aroma. Diacetyl is noticeable but not a distraction unlike the aroma. What hop flavor is there is herbal and sharp. However the super bitter medicinal/hair spray flavor brings to mind metal, chemicals, and extracts. No lingering malt flavors, just intense bitterness and a light metallic edge.

Body is medium light, relatively clean. Carb as mentioned is a bit low. Drinkability would be better than decent with a few tweaks but as it is currently, I'll be finding someone I don't care for all that much to pawn the rest of this six-pack off onto.

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2.42/5  rDev -28%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Grabbed a single just to try something new.
Poured a dark hazy amber. Cloudy and I can't make out any bubbles.
Smells slight of some malt and pine, but nothing distinguishing at all.
Taste is somehow in lockstep with the aroma, and to me that is bland, almost stale, kind of watery.
Any piney hops are diminished in the blah aftertaste. I can't escape soured milk here.
Character is just missing.
To end positively, I'd say this is a good brew to quench your thirst while washing down a bleu-cheese burger and fries (assuming the burger in question is a really good one)!

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2.46/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Pours a clear amber with dense but thin foamy white head, spotty lacing. Smell: orange extract, muted and somewhat artificial smelling pine. Taste: sugary but without much flavor, astringent pine. Fades very fast to a thin and semi-dry finish. Also undercarbonated. Weak attempt, who wants the rest of the 6pack...

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Photo of LiquidSanity
2.49/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Ap: Sadly the best part of the beer. A beautiful copper-brown color. Very sexy.

Ar: Meh...nothing spectacular. Grassy notes and mild hop notes. Very bland.

Ta: Yuck! Super malty, very faint presence of hops and no balance at all. This reminds me of Sam Adams Boston Lager. I would not consider this an IPA. Not even an APA. Leans towards a Vienna Lager.

Mf: Faint carbonation, no sense of refreshing feel and very syrup-like in texture. Not appealing.

Ov: This is not what I would use as a measure of IPAs. You could essentially use this to transition a macro drinker that sometimes tinkers to with a micro-brew every blue moon. If the person is 65%+ macro oriented, this could be a beer useful to help show there are better choices available. But trust me, you could use a much better selection to achieve the same task. This beer falls flat on its goal of being called an IPA. Cheers!

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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

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2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

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Twisted Pine Hoppy Boy IPA from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
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