Twisted Pine Hoppy Man IIPA | Twisted Pine Brewing Company

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Twisted Pine Hoppy Man IIPATwisted Pine Hoppy Man IIPA

Brewed by:
Twisted Pine Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by LittleDon on 08-21-2009

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Ratings: 31 |  Reviews: 22
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

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3/5  rDev -13.3%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of corby112
2.64/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Draft at the brewpub.

Pours a hazy golden orange color with a two finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.

Similarly to the Hoppy Boy, the aroma of this beer is very disappointing. The malt presence is very strong with hints of biscuit, toffee and caramel, overpowering the faint hop presence. Subtle earthy grass and pine notes and very faint citrus rind.

Medium bodied with a touch of dry, bitter hops which are quickly countered by the strong malt backbone. Slightly sticky with hints of grass and pine but again, the hop presence is pretty weak. Lots of sweet malt flavor especially caramel, toffee and biscuit. Not as bad as Hoppy Boy but very disappointing.

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Photo of kkrez
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.52/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 22oz bomber into my Schlafly imperial pint glass.

Not too shabby looking, orange-ish with just a touch of haze, plenty of fine rising bubbles in my glass, a nice two finger head that lasted, leaving a good foamy cap and good lacing.

Tons of hop aroma and some spices, kinda peppery, with a little bready character and a touch of fruitiness.

Taste is powerfully hoppy, it lives up to the name. Pungent with oily hops resin. Just a smidge of light fruits like pears and pineapples, but plenty of grapefruit and lemon peels accented with thick pine resin. Very spicy, lots of pepper. Some sweetness from the pungent malts.

Body is pretty thick and heavily oily from all those hops. Carbs are pretty good.

Certainly a hop-head's dream. There's so much hops you'd think they just packed the bottle full of hops and topped it off with beer. Despite this, I'm not that anxious to have another. This one is "a bit much" for me.

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Photo of Jason
3.8/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz brown bomber with no freshness date.

LOOK: Epic head, clear brassy liquid.

SMELL: Strong hop resin, caramelized malt sugar, warm alcohol, exotic fruit, peppery, yeast, bready.

TASTE: Stodgy hop resin, pungent, citric, tobacco, leafy, earthy, mangoes, passion fruit, yeast, toasted malt, malt sweetness, hop bitterness.

A titan of a beer, serious beer drinkers only ... if you are not you probably should not even handle the bottle. A hopheads dream they should hunt down. Balance, drinkability, etc ... beers this big roll their own style, you either except it or not.

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Photo of DCon
3.61/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought a 1 Pint 6 Fl Oz bottle of this @ the Old Mill Stream (Lower Bar) in St. Charles, MO for $12 and shared it with loldmopar. Poured from the non-marked (no freshness date) bottle with a Hop god on the front into a Cardinals Pint Glass and enjoyed thoroughly.

Aroma- Strong caramel character from the beginning with light floral hops. Very weak aroma all around but this shouldn't ruin the rest of the beer... Just not the best nose I've had with a 2X IPA.

Appearance- Pours a 2 finger head that has steady retention. The body is a see through, amber color with a bit of hazy but barely. Small lacing but still good.

Flavor- Caramel flavor that comes up again. The hop flavors are turned way up here and are very strong. Good bitterness at the finish as well.

Mouthfeel- Medium-Full Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Smooth, and leaves sweet maltiness and good hop on the palate.

Overall Impression- Not as strong as I was hoping for. Doesn't qualify for a IIPA for me either... The caramel flavor/aroma was interesting here but lacked identifiable hops. Wouldn't turn anyone away from getting this brew though and would have again.

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Photo of mactrail
3.87/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

ABV is 9% accoording to the label. Hops listed are Cascade, Chinook, and Simcoe.

Pleasant sort of pineapple malty sweetness. Some warm and roasty flavors. Big nose of hops. More piney but plenty of aromatic flowery flavors. Bitterness comes on slowly, fills the mouth, and subsides into butterscotch and burnt almonds. Attractive orange-amber color in the wine glass. Head is long lasting. A little harsh for drinking very much of it, but a nice variation on the big hop, big alcohol theme.

Tasted again 12-24-2011
Thick, rich, and spicy. Hops all the way from the nose to the back of the throat. Deep winey taste with lots of acidity. Tastes like it's been concentrated and ready to dilute with a couple quarts of Lucky Lager. Big fragrance of sunshine on pine needles.

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Photo of csiewert
3.04/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours a clear amber color with no head. The aroma is strong with sweet and piney hops... You can definitely pick out the simcoe hops. The taste starts very buttery sweet and then becomes bitter and finishes with some malty sweetness. The mouthfeel is fairly empty and leaves a strong bitter aftertaste. Overall this IIPA needs a little work but has potential.

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Photo of billab914
3.29/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into my Southern Tier tulip. It poured a deep caramel color with a frothy white head filling the top inch of the glass. Decent head retention and lacing as I drank it.

The aroma shows a lot of malty, caramel and candied citrus fruit flavors to it. I get a modest grapefruit and pine hoppiness coming through as well. It's not bad, but could have been a little more hoppy to help balance all of the malty sweetness.

The taste is similar to the nose suggested with a malty, caramel and candied citrus fruit flavors throughout the beer. The hops come through more towards the finish with some grapefruit and herbal bitterness coming out. It's very sweet with a sugary, almost candy like flavor to it.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with carbonation being moderate. Overall it's a decent beer, but was a little too sweet for me. It could have used a little more hoppiness to help offset the sweetness a little more in my opinion. Still a pretty tasty and drinkable beer, just not outstanding in the style in my opinion.

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3.77/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared this one with my wife and schmittymack yesterday morning at the Ghost Face Killah release at Twisted Pine. Poured a nice caramel color with a bit of off-white head. Nice hoppy nose, floral and pine. On the palate, this one is medium bodied with tons of hoppy flavors balanced nicely by the malt.

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Photo of zeff80
3.97/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, amber color with a one-finger, off-white head of bubbly foam. It had okay retention and left some sticky patches of lace.

S - Aroma with spicy and boozy with strong grapefruit notes. There was a burnt toast, too.

T - Lots of pine and citrus fruit flavors with a sharp burnt toast maltiness. Some noticeable boozy flavors, too.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium to full bodied beer with a dry finish and some alcohol warmth.

O - This is a pretty tasty IIPA. Another nice brew from Twisted Pine.

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Photo of Beaver13
2.21/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

22oz bottle. Pours a clear orange amber with a smallish frothy white head that quickly goes to a thin film that leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is some sweet bready caramel malt with a little fruit (slightly rotten) and some soapy minty hops.

The flavor is sweet burnt caramel malts with some off tasting fruit and buttered popcorn that leads to a big bitter finish that lingers in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, not a very good DIPA. There's lots of bitterness, but lots of off-notes too.

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Photo of BayouBengal1537
3.1/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Picked this one up at Calandros in Baton Rouge, La. Saw this was a Dipa from Boulder Colorado and was looking forward to trying this one.

Aggressive pour 22oz bomber into nonic pint glass
Pours a light ruby amber color with big white head that dissipates into no lacing
Was anticipating a pretty hoppy aroma, but was rather weak. light on the citrus, real sweet and bready, alcohol.
Taste was a mess, real boozy, a bit of pine and citrus, but really sweet caramel malts didn't match well with the hops
Body was pretty think and feels all over the place
Not impressed with this one and don't think I would try this one again.

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Photo of Schmittymack
3.36/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a shaker glass. Pours a lot darker than I'd anticipated; more amber/red than I was expecting. Very slight citrus aroma. Taste was a lot more malt than expected (which is a good thing in my book) with a more mellow bitter finish than I expected, too. Definitely citrus going on in this malty one (was it too old?). Drinkability is surprisingly high, considering the alcohol content. I actually wish they bottled this in 12ozers versus the 22 oz bomber. I'd buy this one again.

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Photo of htomsirveaux
2.77/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz. bottle tried 13 Jun 2010.

Served in the 0.5 L Adambrau becker. Medium light brown head. Minimal carbonation. Some small floaties, copper in color. Aroma is sweet and bready, some resin and ethanol. Sweet, sticky and alcohol. Like hop syrup. Quite warming. Lots of sweet resin throughout, alcohol too. Thick syrupy body. Did we mention the alcohol? Should be good but just isn't.

Odd we found this bottle at Specs but not at Liquor Mart...

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Photo of wagenvolks
3.19/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22oz bomber into a Foothills pint glass. Listed at 10.5% ABV.

Hoppy Boy was a mess, so I wasn't expecting too much from Hoppy Man...still, I've liked Twisted Pine's Imperial Porter, so I figured I would give this one a try. An aggressive pour produces a deep amber body with an iced-tea core. Super yeasty appearance--big chunks of white floaties everywhere. The head is unimpressive and leaves little lace. Aroma is nice: minty hops balanced by gobs of sweetness from toffee & caramel malts. Some tropical fruitiness from the yeast as well.

Flavor is boozy and sharp on the palate with resinous hops. The hop flavor is pronounced with a bit of pine and citrus, but the malts taste under-attenuated and cloyingly sweet. This negatively impacts the mouthfeel, which is chewy and overly viscous with a lingering, messy booziness. Body is too thick and heavy on the tongue. All in all, Hoppy Man is a big miss in my book. The booze is all over the place and the malts are too sweet. Not a repeat...

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Photo of Onslow
2.42/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

fuck man, i've avoided all the regular twisted pine stuff and tried this just to empty the shelves so i can get to try their espresso stout, and i am quite disappointed! .. . pours a light ruby tan brown, with decent head but no lacing .. . the airplane spoiler doesn't work .. . quite sweet, 107 ibu's my ass, quite messy .. . does hide the abv quite well, for 10.5 that is .. . anyone ever play POG's?? .. . for the price, this really doesn't do it, no real hop flavour, confusing cloying aftertaste, and just not that enjoyable.. .

Complete this sentence: The land of the free and the home of the blank.

Home of the Whopper?

You got to be kidding?

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Photo of russpowell
4.31/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Got this from Schmittymack, cheers Dan! Review based on notes. Loved the green-man themed label.

Pours an effervescent caramel with a a pinky of cream colored head & a good amount of floaties. Floaties are mitigated with a more careful pour. Some lacing & head retention, this is this beers only real shortcoming

S: Pine sap, breadyness & orange rinds

T: Pineapple, pine & caramel up front, slight breadyness as well. Pears, pineapples, & honey malt surfaces as this warms, along with herbal, flinty mineral & leafy hops. Finishes with a flourish of rindy & herbal hop signature, plus slight breadyness & leafy hops.

MF: Medium bodied with low carbonation. Becomes chewier as this warms, nice balance & a nicer warnming sensation

Wow, was this easy to drink! I would've guessed this at several ABV points lower to be sure. A nice effort from a CO brewery that never gets the love I think it deserves...

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Twisted Pine Hoppy Man IIPA from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
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