Block (1916) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A fairly basic IPA. The usually hoppy nose and piney flavor. Good alcohol and balanced well.
bkurtz (1018) - PERU - SEP 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden with a smallish, but lasting head. Aromas of pine and grapefruit. Aromas continue in the taste. Little bitterness and finishes light. I like it.
kerenmk (3621) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 2, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Tom L. Hazy blond with white head. Soft citrus aroma, then grain and some honey. Sourish and unpleasing, spoiled orange juice taste. Medium body, almost no carbonation, a little juicy finish.
jhliesen (810) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle--hazy, amber color with a large frothy head. Piney notes in the aroma with medium bitterness. Run of the mill IPA. Total wine.
DSG (9563) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 12, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Tom L. Hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of grains, citric and floral hops, a bit stale, and an acidic touch. Sourish flavor, kinda weird, with some citric hops, a bit stale and a bit "green" and some bitterness. Medium-bodied. The sourness is weird.
jbuskirk (1022) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUL 28, 2014
2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
While drinking this brew, I had to ask myself a crucial question: why the hell did I buy Twisted Pineís Hoppy Boy? Thing is, this was a shot-in-the-dark selection. Usually, when I make a random pick I base it on one of three criteria: A.) the brew has a cool name B.) the brew features eye-catching artwork C.) I like the brewery. None of these three played a part in my decision. For starters, I think Hoppy Boy is a lame-ass name and the artwork (just some hops and green label) was less than exciting. As for the brewery, I havenít been impressed by any of Twisted Pineís beers. So why did I pick this? It was an IPA that I hadnít tried yet. Dumbass reason to pick a beer and the jokeís on me for doing so. Twisted Pine is actually very attractive with its orange color, light haze, and foamy head. The aroma is nice, too. I liked the notes of pineapple, grapefruit, and caramel. Things went wrong with the taste, though. First sip was particularly bad. The sweet malts clashed with the earthy bitterness. Flavors changed dramatically as the brew warmed. Even a few degrees made a large difference in taste. For a brief period of time, Hoppy Boy (still hate that name) seemed to strike a nice balance. However, it didnít stay that way for long. In the end, this ale tasted thin and weak. At that point, I was just glad that the offensive properties had faded. In short, balance was way off in this brew. Beer geeks sometimes knock IPAís because itís easy to mask faults with lots of hops. In the case of Hoppy Boy, the brewers didnít even try to hide the beerís shortcomings.
djd07 (7194) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber with small off white head that lasts. The aroma is pine, hemp, resin, and citrus. Medium mouthfeel with nice bitter grapefruit, pine, and nice bitter finish, easy to drink, good.
Bosco (273) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy amber yellow with decent head and lacing.
Plenty of carbonation.
Bitter on the finish.
A bit flat on taste.
CopterScott (221) - Kansas, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
hazy amber with a thin white head. aroma is pine hops. Flavor is pine and citrus hops and caramel malts. medium carbonation.
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - JUN 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.
Hazy golden orange color with a decent white head.
Citrus nose, with tropical notes, some lime and faint yeast.
Juicy fruity hop flavors (citrus peel), light caramel, some marmalade, medium bitterness faint malt.
Medium bodied, hoppy, dry enough, not super interesting but cool.