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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Hoppy Knight is brewed to celebrate Twisted Pine’s 15th Anniversary and is named after our founder and craft beer industry legend Gordon Knight. This India-style Black Ale tastes like a big classic IPA but pours dark as night. A very subtle sweetness and roastiness is provided by the carafa malt, but this beer is really all about the hops(85 IBUs). Hoppy Knight is heavily dry-hopped to provide a wonderful floral aroma. Citrusy grapefruit flavors hit you up front and linger through to the finish.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5710) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Bottle. Emerged with a bit of an initially over-the-top fizzy burst, settling into a well-topped dark brown and fully opaque brew. I don’t get a lot of aroma off this; and the beer drinks with an exceptionally assertive bitter sting, woven into a chalky, rustic porter-like base. (#5196, 8/14/2013)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (4672) - Utah, USA - JUL 17, 2013
22oz bottle picked up at Wilburs
Dark brown with a big frothy beige head and lots of sticky lacing. Aroma of caramel, milk chocolate and pine. Taste of roasted malts, ashy, chocolate and pine
Nice, mellow. This got better as it warmed up.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
soyorganic (283) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Aroma carmel, can't smell hops. Taste nice hop taste, with some dry and sweet malts. I thought the feel was a little thin though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (4913) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Bomber. Almost black with a beige layer that is less than a finger. Chocolate and citrus hop notes in the aroma. The flavor is distinctively black IPA. Roasted flavors with citrus bitterness and spice. Grapefruit is big, biting, and bitter. This is definitely to style and is a nice one. Big flavor with a bitter bite and a long lasting spice after taste. Some pine flavors. It finishes a little thin.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JakeSparks (124) - Alvin, Texas, USA - JUN 20, 2013
can’t say i know a lot about black ipa’s but this was decent. tastes like burnt grass

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RABinCO (1274) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Dnish pour @ VA Wine Experience tasting. Basic hoppy black ale. Grassy hops, roasted malts. Nothing spectacular, but easy drinking, inoffensive. Wouldn’t be my first choice for the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2236) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUN 2, 2013
22 oz. bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, citrus and tropical fruit. Flavors are almost like a stout mixed with an IPA. Thick mouth feel, good balance and a smooth hoppy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7131) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2013
22oz bottle: Pours a mostly opaque black with dark mahogany edges and a large, clumpy-lacing froth of light tan head. Has a semi-sweet toasted dark caramel malty nose with a hint of light roast and plenty of earthy resiny hops. Body starts with pretty good fullness and lively carbonation with mild sweetness, quickly giving way to a more bitter resiny hop flavor with a hint of acetone. Finishes dry with some lingering bitterness. Pretty true to style, but could be a little cleaner.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5236) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Bottle. Black pour with a foamy tan head. Floral and pine notes atop roasted malt and chocolate. Taste is roasted malt blended with pine, citrus notes and floral hops. Some coffee intrudes as does dark chocolate notes. Body is medium with a smooth, creamy carbonation. Light lingering bitterness. Ends with more roasted malt, coffee notes, pine, citrus and dark chocolate. Tasty!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
marcus (6441) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours black with a rich tan head and a chocolate and pine aroma. There is a full-bodied roasted malt flavor with lots of hop bitterness and a powder dry finish. So far it sounds like this beer should be delicious, but it just doesn’t taste that good. Maybe too many IBUs for such a smoky sweet malt as carafa.


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