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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Photo of kylehay2004
3.03/5  rDev -9.8%
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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4/5  rDev +19%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of WrathsU
3.02/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 1 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A - Golden and copper body with very thick white head. Beer is super carbonated and undesriably so.

S - Super piney aromas mixed with what smells like some type of wood. These scents dominate and there isn't much else, but they smell good.

T - Definitely pine and the wood taste up front. Strong bittering but not overdone. Some sweet honey flavored malt as a backbone is nice. A weird, but not bad taste.

M - Very carbonated medium body with no alcohol burn.

O - If the beer wasn't over carbonated it'd be a much more interesting and desirable beer. However it is extremely over carbonated and it is just undesirable in this state.

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3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Poured from 12oz bottle to pint glass.

A - The beer pours a hazy golden color with a half finger bubbly white head with almost no retention and slight lacing.

S - Not a lot of aroma, hints of piney/earthy hops, a biscuit/bread tone with a bit of honey, but not much.

T - The beer starts with a fair shot of pine flavor from the hops and somewhat develops into a more complex flavor of toasted grain and sweet fruit. Not really what I was expecting in an IPA. Not really anything extraordinary.

M - It tasted rubbery and had an unpleasant bite. Harsh.

M: A little harsh, tart, cloying start, and an almost rubbery finish.

D - I found the beer a little harsh and not all together that pleasant.

Overall, I think this is a very average IPA. Nothing to rave about and with it's odd flavor and harshness I won't be back.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 02-10-2011 15:33:49

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +19%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.15/5  rDev +23.5%
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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2.78/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a single 12oz bottle from Liquor Mart in Boulder for $2.99 and poured it into an Odell's tulip glass.

A: Pours a slightly muddled fizzy light honey-like hue with a decent head that lasts for a few sips leaving really nice lacing.

S: Tons of sweet malt with a slight hint of mossy hop.

T: IPA - ???? Yeah right! Nothing but malt and just a slight hint of generic hop - no character at all in this failed attempt at an IPA.

M: Medium-bodied fizzy mess.

O: Terrible IPA. Not good. A decent/average pale ale at best.

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4/5  rDev +19%

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2.8/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 fl oz bottle served in a pint glass, reviewed live:

A - Pours a dark, transparent golden color. The head is fairly creamy, 2 fingers, and retention is poor.

S - Resinous pine, dank hops, foot funk, caramel, toasted malt. Really off-puting, but I'm interested.

T - I'm not sure which hops variety the brewers used, but it's got an odd foot note to it, but it works somehow. Really sweet caramel and malt are directly offset by bitter hops and grapefruit. Almost has a savory feel to it.

M - Light, smooth, and wet. Not right for the style.

D - I wouldn't have this beer again, but it's not bad. It's got some odd flavors that seem to work ok with the beer as a whole.

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +19%

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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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4/5  rDev +19%

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3/5  rDev -10.7%

Twisted Pine Hoppy Boy IPA from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.36 out of 5 with 457 ratings