mrbirmingham (37) - Kansas, USA - APR 4, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: A crisp aroma with a citrusy character, some malts in the back ground.
Appearance: It pours clear with a deep copper color with a tall white head.
Flavor: Itís classic IPA with a prominent American hop taste up front and a strong malt back bone to finish up.
Mouth feel: It has a medium body.
Overall Impression: In these days of over the top hopping, Hoppy Boy seems mild. Itís one of the milder IPAís Iíve had, but that should not scare anyone away. As with all the Twisted Pine beers I have tried, this one hits the style guidelines. Finishing up a cooler full of Hoppy Boy would not be difficult for me to do. This is an easy to drink beer.
That1Guy (1857) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2009
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Crushed with Jakebra. Lots of bitter dishsoap in this one. Not very good. Could probably wash dishes with this bitch.
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 24, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours gold with a generous white head. Smells of caramel and peppery. tastes bitter and non-decsript with some peppery hints and a caramelly finish.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clear, golden color with an fairly small, white, and pillowy head which is mostly diminishing and leaves drippy lace. Nose is boring with faint citrus and grass and hints at cookie and club crackers. Flavor is mildly better; a bit of cookie and tangerine start the flavor with a moderate bitterness progressing to grassy, rustic notes and hints at the same salty cracker notes. Palate is thin, watery, lightly sticky, lively, and light to medium. Finishes bitter with salty notes, rustic notes, and light dry grass. Not much to this one; the only thing I have good to say is the bitterness is nice.
GardenGabe (136) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz pour is clear with an off white head. Head settles quickly little lacing. Nose has some pine and caramel. Subtle. Malts comes through like carob. Big hops. Some medical qualities to the overall taste. Chewy mouth feel which thins significantly on the finish.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Light amber color. Medium off-white head which dimishes gradually. Soft/light carbonation. Has a light hop aroma. Has a taste of a stronger hopped flavor. Moderate head lacing. Medium body. Moderate alcohol finish.
jgd0608 (187) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber thanks to BlackforestCO. Pours a nice dark orange with a billowing, creamy beige head. Awesome nose, gettin me a little excited here, piney grapefruity goodness. Good citrus flavors, light mouthfeel, with a descent hop punch. The smell is definetly the best thing about the brew, but its definetly no slacker of an ipa. Good be a pretty nice session.
Headbanger (2861) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle (10/8/08 Pre GABF Tasting)-Pours a hazy orange with a nice tight off white head. Aroma of hops, citrus, and grapefruit. Flavor was the same with a little dryness thrown in. This light to medium bodied brew was not bad.
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright hoppy smell, very fresh. The taste is bitter but full, cascade hops, and a slightly thin palate. There is a slightly unpleasant taste near the end. After the drink the thiness of the palate really stand out, with no lasting aftertaste. The beer is good but could be much better.
dwyerpg (4306) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This smells great. Floral and bitter hops. The beer doesn’t live up to the great aroma. A nice flavor, but just too light. Disappointed.