Twisted Pine Hoppy Boy IPA | Twisted Pine Brewing Company

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Twisted Pine Hoppy Boy IPATwisted Pine Hoppy Boy IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Twisted Pine Brewing Company
Colorado, United States
twistedpinebrewery.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
457
Reviews:
147
Avg:
3.35
pDev:
14.93%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
37
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 457 |  Reviews: 147
Photo of Sammy
3.72/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery's tap room. A median representative IPA. hoppy aroma, medium mouth feel. A decent IPA that is not overpowering. Average looks, very decent drinkability.Well malted, so that 65 IBU are much subdued.Suitable carbonation, citrusy.

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.03/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: three finger frothy head with decent retention and lacing on a crimson with golden hues murky body.

S: grapefruit but more on the sour side with a slight oak, malt and pine note.

T: this one is really sour and bitter and may be infected or have gone bad. mostly pine, citrus and floral notes.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: Maybe I got a bad bottle but this one was harsh to drink. The flavor was too sour and I never got used to it as I drank this one.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.31/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a murky orange with a foamy orange-beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, earth, herbal hop, and slight citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, earth, citrus zest, and slight metallic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is decent all around, but it's pretty forgettable in terms of straightforward IPAs.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of spycow
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.15/5  rDev +23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

not sure why the low scores? this is a unique and high quality ipa. pours a fairly regular looking light brown amber color with a moderate head. smell is pine in the hops and dusty english malts. flavor is sooo unexpected. extended evolution in the mouth from citrus pine tree hops to a sweet malty middle through to an earthy dense and prehistoric sort of hop finish. i cant get enough of this beer, wishing it was in a bomber instead of a 12oz. mouthfeel is bright and fuller bodied. served ice cold i cant imagine a better ipa, this is exquisite!

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of djrn2
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of Knapp85
3.23/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This poured out as an orange color with a decent sized white head on top. The retention and lacing were really nice on this beer for sure. The smell of the beer had some decent hop aromas but also had some off aromas in there too that weren't all that appealing. The taste followed the nose, its had some funky earthy musty flavors with some piney hop flavors in there also. Strange flavors but not terrible. The mouthfeel was pretty good, soft, gently carbonated and drinkable. Overall it's a decent brew just wasn't sure about some of the flavors it had. It's still probably worth trying if you're interested.

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Photo of metter98
3.58/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is quite hazy yellowish amber in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high dense off white head that has very good retention properties and only died down a bit, leaving lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose along with some hints of pine resin.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell, except that there are stronger notes of pine resin hops and these linger through the finish. A moderate amount of bitterness is present.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is dominated by hop aromas and flavors, but has a relatively good balance of underlying malts that help to improve its drinkability and prevent it from being overly bitter.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.07/5  rDev -38.2%
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.

D

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09/25/15:

D+

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Photo of brentk56
3.22/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy amber color with three fingers of head; leaves a bit of lacing behind

Smell: Whoa, rather unusual aromatics - lemon pine-sol, melon and mint; perhaps a touch of apricot, too

Taste: Not much of a malt presence as an extreme bitterness dominates the flavor profile from the outset, and the unusual flavors noted in the aroma linger in the back; after the swallow, the medicinal bitterness lingers well into the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: The lesson here is that what smells good (perhaps interesting more than good) is not necessarily what tastes good

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of zeff80
3.82/5  rDev +14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a small, white head of foam. It left little to no lacing.

S - It smelled of spices and caramel malt. Not alot there.

T - It tasted spicy and bitter with a piney hop bite. It had a burnt toast maltiness providing some sweetness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

D - This is an okay IPA. I expected more from a Colorado IPA.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from above the glass this beer still had a small white head with a light lacing on a honey golden colored beer.

The aroma is a light citrus to piney hops with a little bit of grass with just a touch of some light malts.

Pine and some grasses and a little citrus hops in a dryish taste.

Some piney/citrus remains in a dry aftertaste on this medium bodied beer.

Not the strongest hops taste but one I think I could drink a few of in a sitting, which I guess is good for the company. I would have to give this a thumbs up for it being a IPA that doesn't scare people away with overpowering hops.

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Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of nickfl
3.65/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - The beer pours with one and a half fingers of off white head on top of a copper colored body with good clarity. The head settles fairly quickly and leaves little lace.

S - Musty/fruity hop aromas of pineapple, mango, and onion. Some caramel malt in the background.

T - Pine hops up front with some bready malt. More pine hops in the middle with a hint of mango and some toffee. Finishes with moderate bitterness and sweet caramel malt as well as spicy pine hops.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - Pretty nice, certainly drinkable enough. The hop aroma is enjoyable but a bit subdued while the flavor is kind of one dimensional. The bitterness is adequate, but the big malty body and sweetness in the finish are only just kept in check by it. Nothing particularly bad here, but it just seems to be missing something, maybe it just needs more aroma.

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Photo of oberon
3.5/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

My first Twisted Pine offering to try.Poured from the can into an imperial nonic a dull medium golden with a large fluffy white head atop.Light lemon and earthy hops in the nose along with mild caramel/biscuit,just really light and pedestrian.Flavors of earthy and leafy hops although somewhat muted,the biscuit malt flavors are as big as the hops.Eh it's ok but it's not for people who love big hopped up IPA's.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a clear deep amber color with light amounts of visible carbonation and some orange + copper highlights. The beer has a half finger tall sudsy beige head that reduces to a large patch of mottled thin film and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of herbal hops and pine/resin hops along with some lighter notes of toffee malts.

T: Upfront there is a moderate to strong flavor nutty and toffee malts with a light amount of sweetness. There are moderate to strong flavors of pine/resin hops, herbal hops, and just a hint of citrus/grapefruit pith hops. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness which fades fairly quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Moderate amounts of dryness which fades fairly quickly.

O: It seems like this beer is a little out of balance, a little too hoppy without the right amount of malty sweetness. It was OK but not one that I would go for again.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.25/5  rDev -3%

Photo of russpowell
4.42/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought this 6-er in Lyons,

Poured a sightly hazy peach/amber color with a fluffy sand-colored 3 finger+ head. Stays slightlty hazy with great lacing & good head retention

S: Huge piney nose

T: Piney hops up front, then slight citrus hops attack. Malt & fruittynes the sneaks in a little. Finishes with a nice hop snap & some subtle fruittyness

MF: Medium bodied with good carbonation. Skews a little to hoppy for the style IMO, balance-wise

Drinks very easy, nice AIPA

Couldn't see any discernable notches on the bottled on date on the side of the label???

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Photo of Slatetank
3.46/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I picked this up as part of the sampler crate pack, enjoyed chilled in a pils glass, shared with tenderbranson69.

The color is light amber like honey with mild haze and very small head with tiny bead, speckles of lace stick. The smell is lemony and citrus dominant with light sweet malt ester. The feel is okay with moderate carbonation and bitterness with balance of hops and malt and mostly dry in the finish with low alcohol influence.

The taste is good with a decent amount of hop flavor but a little mild for an IPA, mostly lemon zest and citrus flavors from the hops with a mild malt sweetness with subtle caramel flavor. Overall this is not bad, but in a market saturated with the style this is a pretty forgettable example. I would drink this again, but it is not worth seeking out.

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Photo of woodychandler
3.92/5  rDev +17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I am pretty sure that blargimus sent this one to me in a trade in support of The CANQuest (TM), but if the credit should be going to any of my other supporters, let me know and I CAN correct my mistake.

From the CAN: "Tall Hoppy Can"; "Hoppy beer lover's [sic] rejoice! Hoppy Boy IPA is Twisted Pine's most popular beer and our first entry into the expanding world of handcrafted ales in [CANs]. The unique combination of Chinook, Cascade and Northern Brewer hops varieties conspire to produce this flavorful and balanced brewer's delight."

Once again, the Crack revealed a beer that was as eager to come out and greet me as a small puppy awaiting its master by the door. The Glug proved to be a tall order from the tall CAN and I had to back off, lest I overflow the glass. The massive two-plus fingers of dense, French Vanilla-colored head sat atop the beer in utter defiance of my desire to begin drinking, evincing great retention. Color was a golden-yellow with NE-quality clarity. Nose smelled like a pine forest and I was suddenly jonesing for some hops. My hops monkey began to screech and I could wait no longer! Mouthfeel was medium and as I took that first sip, the mountainous head suddenly fell like a souffle when the oven door is banged shut. The hops rolled across my tongue and down my throat like an avalanche in an evergreen forest. It was literally breathtaking! Sticky lacing began to appear in the glass and now the monkey was howling, forcing me to take another draught, rather than savoring the initial one. Finish was semi-dry with the caramel malt getting its final licks in before the hops remained in the beer's wake. My my my. I would definitely give this some cooler space.

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Photo of paulish
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.75/5  rDev +11.9%

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