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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Photo of JCarey
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
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.

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3/5  rDev -18.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of TXBulldog
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Kendo
3.64/5  rDev -0.8%
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. .. . .

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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Franziskaner
2.81/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Minimal head retention after the pour. Dark and nearly impenetrable to light. Light whiff of hops and dark, roasted malt. Could have used more enhanced aroma. Much lighter on the palate and not as bold in flavor as with other dark IPA's I've tried.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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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3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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