Twisted Pine Hoppy Knight India Black Ale | Twisted Pine Brewing Company

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Twisted Pine Hoppy Knight India Black AleTwisted Pine Hoppy Knight India Black Ale

Brewed by:
Twisted Pine Brewing Company
Colorado, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ffejherb on 08-23-2010

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Ratings: 72 |  Reviews: 21
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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: 1.5 finger head with nice retention and excellent lacing on a hazy deep mahagony brown body.

S: roasted malts, toffee, a touch of brown sugar and

T. Be ready on the first sip with this one because after that all you taste is the pine and bitterness. Roared malts and caramel followed by strong earthy and pine hop bitterness. Licorice notes.

M: medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: well to get the hops to stand out over the roasted malt this brewer went strong in the bitter hops. Hurts drinkability and Conplexity. Still a good one to try.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

love that this is bigger on the abv. pours an innocuous lazy dark brown and clear color with just a finger of off white suds. smells like hoppy boy ipa with a little more roast and a little more booze, a very quaffable hopped up black ale. good ale yeast flavor above the roasted barley and light pine sap hops. balanced, but the hops are still the dominant flavor, oily and fresh, a lot like the hoppy boy ipa really. lighter body and bigger abv makes a fun early spring brew texture. I like that the body isn't overwhelming, id have a few of these before they caught up with me. carbonation is lively, and like all twisted pine beers, im sure this was better on tap that it would be in a bottle, whether they bottle it or not. I enjoyed this a lot, and props to the new world of beers on Colorado boulevard for supporting some of hese local operations.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
3.97/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a dark, dark brown color with a small, tan head of bubbly foam. It left some thin rings of lace.

S - It smelled of orange and grapefruit rind and burnt toast maltiness.

T - It had a sweet caramel malt flavor with a nice orange flavor from some bitter hops.

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

D - This is a good Black IPA. One of the better offerings from Twisted Pine.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of InspectorBob
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of LoveStout
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of DoubleJ
3.61/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Just what I needed after drinking so much beer in the previous day, another beer! Though at least I received help drinking this bomber in the hotel room. On to the beer:

This is a very heady brew. The color is ink black, and the lacing given off by the head is outstanding. With an India Dark Ale, you kinda know what to expect, a little dark malt and a lot of hops. I'd same the aroma is on the mark; a touch of chocolate syrup, some roasted malt, and sharp piney hops.

At first sip, it's tough. A little roast, ash, and a truckload of very bitter hops were not fun going down at first. With time and as the beer warms, some of the bitterness wanes and the hops bring vague citrus notes to the room. It's medium bodied with a fine texture and a good dose of lingering bitterness in the aftertaste.

The Hoppy Knight is a satisfactory IDA. Nothing more and nothing less.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Zekenyce
3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArrogantB
3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz $7 Dark brown, almost black, looks about standard. Smells like an IPA, not bad, kind of piney and citrus. The taste is not as hoppy as the smell, I was disappointed a little. It tasted like a brown ale and I just really wished the hops from the smell were present in the flavor.

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Photo of buzzy
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.66/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of beergoot
3.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Roasted grain scents mingling with pine resin and faint citrus hop aromas rise above a dark, mahogany body and emanate through a very thick, foamy head. Mildly roasted coffee smells are also present. Taste comes across with a mouth zinging mixture of roasted and chocolate malt flavors, medium intense hop bitterness, coursing along a solid but relatively unobtrusive backbone of alcohol heat. Medium-light body, clean and smooth.

A very tasty black ale with a pleasantly intense hop smell and feel throughout. The malts come across lightly roasted and slightly charred yet complement the hops nicely. Good, tasty, and worth an experience...

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Photo of birchstick
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Beaver13
3.47/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium off white head that quickly diminishes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet roasted chocolate malts with some piney, resiny hops.

The flavor is roasted bitter chocolate malts with some piney, tarry hops in the finish. There's a good amount of bitterness that lingers in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium boded and watery.

Overall, a pretty good black IPA. Good bitterness, OK flavors, a bit watery.

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Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ffejherb
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Twisted Pine brewpub on 8/11/10. Described on the chalkboard as a black IPA with 85 IBUs and 7% ABV.

A - Dark amber body with garnet hues and a creamy beige head on top that dispersed into a thin retention but yielded some sticky, foamy lace around the glass.

S - Fresh pine and citrus notes balanced with an apparent grainy toasted malt character. A hint of chocolate emerges as it warmed up, as well as a touch of earthy spices. The toasty/roasty attributes really start to take over as the liquid reached room temperature.

T - Opens with a fairly swift smack of primarily piney hops but also some softer citrus notes, which quickly segues into a grainy malt character with a hint of chocolate and coffee. Finishes with a roasted malt character that blends moderate bitterness with a touch of astringency.

M - Medium bodied with a light syrupy texture and fairly bristly carbonation. Finishes with a moderate lingering bitterness on the palate accompanied by a slightly burnt malt character.

D - Pretty solid dark IPA with equal parts hoppy and roasted attributes, altough the toasted and roasted malt characteristics tended to dominate the latter half of the pint.

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