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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11972) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2012
(Draught) Pours a dark brown (near black) body with medium cream head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, graham cracker, pine, and grass. Flavor of roasted malt, dark chocolate, grass, and earth with a dry, somewhat bitter finish.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2010
22oz bottle, thanks mjames. Small beige head atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some grape, pine, light roast, Taste is medium sweet, grape, some vegetal. Light-medium body, watery, low carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11260) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 13, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2010 Bomber. Pours black with a foamy 2 finger tan head. Aromas of earth and pine - probably citrus though. Full bodied with foamy carbonation. Flavor is smooth dark burnt malt with a lot of hop that comes out like pine at first then morphs to grapefruit rind. Drinking this pretty warm, and there’s earthy stuff apparent. Hop coats the mouth. Not a huge beer, but a very tasty and interesting beer. And pretty hoppy. Sure it’s bitter, but not harshly so. At least not to the NW level. (rerating to get my numbers in; thanks Beaver)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2012
on tap-pours black with a tight retaining light brown head and heavy lacing. Aroma is roasty dark malt, resin. Taste is resin/earthy hops with some bite, roasty dark malt.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (11089) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9961) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2010
The correct name is Hoppy Knight (maybe you need to back off on the first part of your name potbeercollege). On tap at Twisted Pine poured a clear dark brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, earthiness, pine and grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, earthiness, pine and pink grapefruit with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9839) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear black with a large, frothy and fizzy tan head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is spicy alcohol, roast and dark chocolate malt, earthy, pine, spruce, and grapefruit hops with plum and currant notes. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, supporting dark roasted malt and fruits with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
adnielsen (9285) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2012 Tap @ brewery. Orangish, brown appearance with a light brown head. Spruce, piney, evergreen, roasty malty aroma. Citrusy, evergreen, metallic, watery, roasted malty flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8595) - , 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (8103) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2010
medium dark brown body, small head. nose is cold coffee beans, monstrously green and pungent like cannabis and very faint notes of burnt morsels of hamburger meat that stick to the grill. a little syrupy and chewy for my tastes. finishes with more lingering cold coffee and moderately acidic buttering hops; it numbs and tingles the tongue for a bit.. overall not a complete disaster and I can see how people would like the hop character, but I just find it a little too messy and most components seem to be mis-matched and out of place. I definitely like the idea when done well, and have to say I prefer these kinds of black IPAs to the india brown ale hybrids that often lack any depth.


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