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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Black pour with a thick, creamy off-white head. Strong aroma of pine and some floral. Heavy hops flavor. Some chocolate comes through, but it’s mainly grapefruit and pine.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ed5388 (1734) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2014
22oz bomber from Crossroads Spirits. Pours black with a thick frothy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, baby diapers, plastic, and sweet perfume. Taste is metallic, dark malts, burnt toast, and old citrus skins.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (278) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Sampler at Twisted Pine. Appearance: light brown head, burnt amber color, clear. Aroma: roast, floral hops. Palate: medium body, sticky texture, very bitter finish that lasts. Taste: good balance, sweet->bitter with a nice transition. Overall, not super complex, nor super unique, but solid. Good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (7127) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark brown with off white head. Nose and taste of dry toast, dry roast chocolate, pine and light dry roast coffee. Medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
zizzybalubba (1317) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2013
22 oz. bottle from Wine 101, Wake Forest, NC. Pours dark brown to almost black with a ridiculously frothy khaki head. Aroma is mostly cocoa and roasted coffee with faint floral hops. Taste is citrusy hops with a healthy chocolatey malt backbone. Unfortunately the huge frothy head really gets in the way of the taste and palate. While certainly not a bad beer, this is not one of the better representations of this style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (9948) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
On tap @ Twisted Pine. Black pour with a khaki head. Pine, grass, and orange on the nose. A touch of grapefruit peel, roast, and coffee. Not bad. Flavor is quite bitter. Tons of orange and grapefruit peel, pine, and grass. Strong roast character, some coffee, a light malt sweetness, and a bit of water.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerViking (2096) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a lovely fine beige crema. Black treacle and citrus aromas, then a rich and complex body with roast malt and treacle at the front, then citrus emerging along with hints of pine resin, and finishing burnt bitter and roast malt plus lingering citrus. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hayduke (3164) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 26, 2013
This bottle was sent to me courtesy of Strykzone. Thanks Dave. Pours near black with a foamy tan head. Nose of roasted malts, earth along with pine and citrus hops. Medium to full in body. Smooth mouth feel . Flavor is roasted malts, with the pine and citrus hops and it moves to a light bitter finish Not as big as some black IPAs but exceptionally drinkable. Good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5493) - 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 (4117) - 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 (277) - 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


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