Hoppy Knight India Black Ale
Twisted Pine Brewing Company

Hoppy Knight India Black AleHoppy Knight India Black Ale
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From:
Twisted Pine Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Black IPA
ABV:
8%
Score:
84
Avg:
3.71 | pDev: 10.24%
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
51
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 12, 2016
Added:
Aug 23, 2010
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  4
SCORE
84
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Hoppy Knight India Black AleHoppy Knight India Black Ale
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Reviewed by Fatehunter from Oregon

3.66/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Pours two fingers of head on a dark brown body.
The aroma is pine, roasted malt and a bit of chocolate.
The taste has a solid bitterness throughout, a stronger sweet note in the middle and a mild bitter finish.
The texture softer.
Great aroma and nice flavor.
Mar 12, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Sep 18, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by jpuetz from South Dakota

Aug 10, 2015
 
Rated: 3.87 by Zekenyce from New Jersey

Mar 02, 2015
 
Rated: 4.02 by mecmd from Tennessee

Jan 27, 2015
 
Rated: 3 by LeeW from Minnesota

Oct 28, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by habaceeba from Colorado

Sep 21, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by reizorc from Pennsylvania

Sep 17, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by Chilly_E from Arizona

Aug 28, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by mikerieder from South Dakota

Aug 23, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by jcb7472 from Florida

Aug 21, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by Huffs from New York

Aug 17, 2014
 
Rated: 4.07 by Ajmorriso1

Aug 12, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by InspectorBob from New Jersey

Jul 13, 2014
 
Rated: 4.75 by JohnGray from New York

Jul 05, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by birchstick from Colorado

Jun 10, 2014
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Reviewed by thumperskibum from Indiana

3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Didn't know what to expect with this one. Was very surprised and really liked it. Poured into a tall glass and the head was huge and chocolaty. It stuck around for quite awhile and when I drank it, it exploded with a malty, deep taste. Got surprised with a strange, but cool aftertaste. Twisted Pines Brewery has a fan with me and I look forward to trying some more when I'm back in Colorado.
May 27, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by afsdan from Colorado

May 22, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by JohnK17 from Pennsylvania

May 12, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by biertrinkenja from California

Apr 24, 2014
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Reviewed by budgood1 from Minnesota

4.16/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
22 oz. bomber.

pours out an opaque reddish tinged brown colour with an gigantic dark tan head which has some serious retention and lace. a smoky, resiny, perfume aroma provides a treat for the nose. the taste profile leans heavily on the dark roasted malts. chewy nougat and caramel, with some cocoa and iced coffee notes. i can swear i can detect lactic. the hopping is splendid. just the right amount of tea like juiciness makes for a great balance, while bittering is confined to just a kiss on the back end. i'm really digging the balance and juiciness of this one. medium bodied, with a juicy mouthfeel...no coarseness and tongue numbing bitterness. excellent drinkability with just a hint of the ABV.

overall this black IPA is one of the better ones i've tried. it has a milk stout quality to it that is hard to describe. really a luscious brew. highly recommended.
Apr 18, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by unshodjogger from Arizona

Mar 27, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by vheissu15 from North Dakota

Mar 23, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

Mar 20, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by BWE from Texas

Mar 01, 2014
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Reviewed by JCarey from Delaware

3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a bomber in to a Snifter glass.

Deep opaque black you'd see in any Porter, with the tell-tale tan head of a dark beer.

Danky hop resin smell, with a pronounced graininess and roasted coffee on the nose. I'm getting some dark chocolate notes, reminiscent of a 90% Lindt bar.

Hops are wonderfully subdued in this. I get that flavor I want without the mouth-puckering bitterness of a West Coast IPA. The hops are there, but not in force. Unfortunately the typical Porter/Stout flavors just aren't here. No big flavors really come up front, which is unfortunate, because it's a style with A LOT of competition.

Has a nice thickening feel to it, carbonation is dead on for me. With 8.0 ABV you can hardly tell. No bad alcohol burn.

A stylistically awesome brew, but it's lacking in individuality. I'd drink an, O'Connor(Norfolk, VA), Evolution(Salisbury, MD), or Avery New World Porter over this ANY day.
Mar 01, 2014
 
Rated: 3 by Chucker17 from South Dakota

Feb 11, 2014
 
Rated: 4.5 by Czequershuus from Minnesota

Feb 08, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by jaydoc from Kansas

Jan 28, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by AnthemOfTheSun from Nebraska

Jan 13, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by kpowledge from New Mexico

Jan 05, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by djrn2 from New Jersey

Jan 01, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by TXBulldog from Texas

Dec 01, 2013
 
Rated: 3.25 by dbrauneis from North Carolina

Nov 16, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by stampfler07 from Colorado

Nov 02, 2013
 
Rated: 3.75 by TickleMeTony from Colorado

Sep 26, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by LoveStout from New York

Sep 15, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by acurtis from New Jersey

Sep 15, 2013
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Reviewed by Kendo from New York

3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A: Poured from the bomber into a pint glass. Body is black with a half-finger khaki-colored head. Nice drips of lace on the side of the glass.

S: Some juicy hops over some roasted malt. Not too strong, but appropriate for the style.

T: First impression is the mouthfeel, actually - it's a bit thin in heft and that seems to have an effect on the overall impression, including what I'm tasting. .. which seems a bit watery. There's a little bit of roastiness, some charcoal and ash and a decent amount of hop bitterness at the finish.

M: As noted above, thin and somewhat watery.

O: This is okay-to-good. I had a friend's homebrewed Black IPA last night that was better - and it didn't cost me nearly $9 for the bomber. .. . .
Aug 23, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by JMBSH from Colorado

Aug 14, 2013
Hoppy Knight India Black Ale from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 72 ratings