Knotty Pine
Country Boy Brewing

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Country Boy Brewing
Kentucky, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,512
Ranked #8,391
4.08 | pDev: 8.58%
Mar 13, 2021
Mar 13, 2013
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Rated: 4.36 by golf4collet from West Virginia

Mar 13, 2021
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Reviewed by VolatileAgent7744 from Kentucky

4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Wonderful DIPA. This is the first beer from CB that I've enjoyed (Cliff Jumper isn't bad either...but this is on another level.)

So drinkable for 9%. Very balanced piney notes with a hint of tropical fruit in the background. Crisp mouthfeel with the perfect amount of bitterness.

Kudos Country Boy. You nailed this one.
Sep 26, 2019
Rated: 3.54 by ccamic78 from Kentucky

Oct 13, 2018
Rated: 3.77 by MTKATL from Georgia

Oct 09, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Aug 05, 2018
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.22/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
On tap at the brewery.
Pours pale golden-amber with a white head. Streaky lacing.
The aroma is dank and hoppy.
The flavor is quite hoppy with pine and herbal notes dominant. Moderately high bitterness for style with lingering grapefruit peel notes.
Medium body and medium-light carbonation.
Jul 27, 2018
Rated: 4.16 by DigitGrowler from Kentucky

Jul 16, 2018
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Reviewed by MutuelsMark from Kentucky

4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours the color of apple juice. The nose is as the name suggests very piney and dank. Taste is thick of hoppy bitterness. Flavor/bitterness lingers quite a while.
Jun 28, 2018
Rated: 4.02 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

Dec 18, 2017
Rated: 4.24 by kylehay2004 from Illinois

Mar 31, 2017
Rated: 4.06 by Nordbier from Georgia

Jul 15, 2015
Rated: 4.21 by Bhoward0698 from Kentucky

May 10, 2015
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Reviewed by mrfrancis from Kentucky

4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A: Pours a dark gold with a creamy, thin white mousse that recedes quickly and leaves minimal lacing in the glass.

S: Aromas of lemon, lime, mango, papaya, blood orange, mandarin orange, guava, pine, spruce, herbs, and caramel fill the nose.

T: Robust notes of pine, spruce, herbs, lemon, lime, kumquat, guava, mandarin orange, blood orange, mango, cream, biscuits, and caramel fill the mouth. The finish is sticky and warming, imparting lingering notes of pine, spruce, caramel, mango, guava, and orange underscored by mellow alcohol.

M: Medium in body and a bit drier than expected. Carbonation is prickly. Alcohol is fairly subdued. This is definitely an ale to be sipped slowly.

O: A nice DIPA from one of my favorite regional brewers. I really love the blend of aromas and flavors on display here.
Apr 13, 2015
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Reviewed by GoTread from Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
Fresh from the tap on it's opening re-arrival. Not as piney as the first batch from last Spring, definitely as fruity and balanced though. You would never know you were into a Double IPA it's so smooth. Slightly reminiscent of Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Extra. I love them both. As usual, Country Boy delivers.
Dec 10, 2014
Rated: 4 by IMFletcher from Kentucky

Dec 10, 2014
Rated: 4 by pigpen892 from Kentucky

Nov 01, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by beb86 from Kentucky

Sep 29, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by JDizzle from Indiana

Aug 20, 2014
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Reviewed by Bmonster from Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
This beer is a great example of the freedom DH and the guys have at Country Boy. The special ingredients that make up this beer will not be found in any regular beers at other Lexington breweries.
Aug 19, 2014
Rated: 4 by Hydes from Kentucky

Aug 03, 2014
Rated: 4.5 by Cory_Brown from Kentucky

Jul 28, 2014
Rated: 3.25 by Canada_Dan from Colorado

Jul 28, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by tykechandler from Kentucky

Jul 20, 2014
Rated: 4 by threedaggers from Kentucky

Jul 18, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by callmeoz from Kentucky

Jun 08, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by jsurfs82 from Ohio

May 23, 2014
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Reviewed by Cresant from Kentucky

4.63/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
My pour from a fresh growler of Knotty Pine DIPA produced a hazy light peach colored body with a tight and white, creamy head. A thin cap remained throughout and left spotty lacing inside the glass.

The smell reminded me of cut papaya and maybe honeydew. Definitely sawdust, some yeasty and hoppy spiciness. Maybe I was dreaming, but it made me think of the sugary filling in my grandmother’s chocolate covered cherries that she gave me as a kid - fruity, tart and sweet. There were some sourdough bread notes in there too. Some sort of vegetal aroma that I could not identify – celery or cucumber maybe? There were so many elements of the aroma that kept unfolding as I drank this one.

The taste reflected the aroma well. Juicy tropical fruits, sweet oranges, and melon-like hops, with a lingering bitterness. There was a fruity sweetness that stretched out into a drying citrus rind finish. The alcohol is warming and it becomes more evident as the beer warms up. With a name like Knotty Pine I expected a more resiny, pine needle type of hops presence. Those characteristics were there, but the tropical notes overshadowed the pine. The beer was so palatable, dangerously so - the 9% ABV can sneak up on you.

The body of this one was pretty rich and creamy, just like the dense silky head. Despite the medium to full bodied texture it remained easy to drink. Big flavors, a big body, and a big aroma make Knotty Pine my favorite DIPA made in Kentucky.
May 15, 2014
Rated: 4 by anhigdon from Kentucky

Apr 29, 2014
Rated: 4 by ToddBeans from Kentucky

Apr 18, 2014
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Reviewed by juicebox from Kentucky

5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
When I die, bury me with this beer. I have visited over 75 Breweries in the past 2 years, and this is truly the best beer I've ever had. A wonderful brewery with great people, great atmosphere, and of course great beer. A must-see when in Kentucky. And of course, have a Knotty Pine while there
Apr 14, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by dataylor21 from Kentucky

Apr 02, 2014
Rated: 4 by kybeerdrinker from Kentucky

Mar 23, 2014
Rated: 4 by McUbermensch from Kentucky

Feb 10, 2014
Rated: 4 by ZombiesAteMyDog from Indiana

Jan 17, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by Rod_J from Kentucky

Jan 09, 2014
Rated: 4.25 by Shagator from Kentucky

Dec 21, 2013
Rated: 4.25 by MarshallBirdhouse from Kentucky

Dec 12, 2013
Rated: 3.75 by HopsMatt from Kentucky

Nov 25, 2013
Rated: 4 by bradfordjohnson from Kentucky

Oct 31, 2013
Rated: 3.5 by memphischas from Tennessee

Oct 20, 2013
Knotty Pine from Country Boy Brewing
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 56 ratings