Awktoberfest (315) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUL 2, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malty and old tasting. Not really the " hop lovers" dream as advertised. Maybe might pass as a traditional ipa but certainly not an American ipa... Ehhhhh
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
zvikar (3624) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - NOV 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks Tom L. Pours orange with a huge head, aroma of bubblegum, lemon, banana, flavor of bubblegum, banana, clove, lemon and vanilla, medium bodied.
SpringsLicker (3170) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy dark gold/amber with a tall, sticky white head.
Fruity citrus hop aroma.
The flavor is mostly bitter but there is a good malt support balancing this out nicely.
Good solid IPA.
Block (1520) - 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 (866) - 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 (2595) - 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 (753) - 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 (6351) - 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 (486) - Holdrege, 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 Pine’s 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 haven’t been impressed by any of Twisted Pine’s beers. So why did I pick this? It was an IPA that I hadn’t tried yet. Dumbass reason to pick a beer and the joke’s 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 didn’t 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 IPA’s because it’s easy to mask faults with lots of hops. In the case of Hoppy Boy, the brewers didn’t even try to hide the beer’s shortcomings.
djd07 (3896) - 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 (183) - 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.