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The Twisted Hop Hopback IPA

The Twisted Hop Hopback IPA
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Brewed by The Twisted Hop
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Christchurch, New Zealand
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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiwianer (3367) - Otorohanga, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 5, 2014
The head is good, body cloudy, orange-brown. It smells citrus-orange, malty, hoppy. The taste is fruity, malty, hoparomatic, sweet-orange-citrus. Delicious!

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (13040) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Draft. Hazy amber color, small white head. Aroma of tropical fruit and light citrus. Taste is fruity and balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 10, 2013
This was really nice. Lovely stewed fruit flavours that finish with a real grapefruit like tartness/bitterness. A really nice and different beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beer-yum (549) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 9, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2013 A very good IPA with an antipodean slant. Well balanced for the style. Would be at the top of the list if it wasn’t for the excellent local competition.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 2, 2013
from memory, had 14/02/2013. most distinctive feature is the lovely, perhaps slightly sticky tropical fruits. nz hops well balanced. very, very drinkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
floydian1 (1034) - FNQ, Australia, - MAR 21, 2013
Hand pulled draught @ Fork & Tap in Arrowtown (recommended). Hazy copper-brown pour with decent white head that retains. Lots of fruity NZ hops on the nose on top of caramel malts. Smooth sessionable palate with nicely balanced flavours and a decent hop bitterness. This reminds me of an English style Extra Strong Bitter. A cracking beer to stumble across on our travels in NZ.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
DylansDad (313) - NEW ZEALAND - MAR 15, 2013
My first beer from Twisted Hop. This is absolutely awesome. If there is any factor that should raise New Zealand’s "liveability" standing in those bullshit OECD polls they publish, NZ beers like this is one of them. The other one, of course, is the fishing grounds in the Hauraki Gulf. Just sayin’.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chefinvt (19) - Blenheim, NEW ZEALAND - FEB 24, 2013
Hand pulled cask conditioned. Pours a cloudy copper, tight head and lingering soft lace. Aroma is huge green NZ hops, I want to pick out Nelson Sauvin, but I believe there is another gem hidden in there too. On the palate smooth and drinkable with a ESB like bitterness, but is warm and lovely. By far the best tasting beer from Twisted Hop ever. We kicked the keg. This beer is the beer you try, and stick with until you have to go home. I can even taste the new Gladfield crystal malt in it, it rounds it out perfectly.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
omega (712) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 12, 2012
Pleasantly hopped beer with tropical sweetness. Not a complex beer but I can this will be well received by the masses.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jimthechap (1752) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUN 15, 2012
I cracked the lid on the rigger, punched a couple of holes in it, put it back on and after inverting it over my glass, I squeezed the shit out of it. This is a bit of a landmark as it is the first new release from a re-born Twisted Hop and its sudden release was a very pleasant surprise. So how does it stack up? There’s a little bit of haze in a stewed-apricot coloured beer with a good finger of persistent white head. Aromas are hop-led as you’d expect with a good pinch of resinous spruce and herbal grassiness. There’s lemon curd, gooseberry and lime leaf abounding. (That bounding/hop pun was a freebie, you’ll have to pay for the next one). Carbonation is subtle but it’s the lovely sweet velvety body that carries a fruity, lightly bitter flavour that’s the show-stopper. This is dangerously quaffable you think, and then there’s a reminder that this thing has a generous bitter finish that deserves to be savoured rather than drowned in a fresh mouthful. I reckon the boys buying the hopback was a bloody good idea and I look forward to seeing what they come up with next. Big like.


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