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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (4829) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2013
Location: 22 oz Bottle from Total Wine-McLean, 1/31/13

Aroma: The aroma is mostly roasted and dark malts, with some pine-like hop notes
Appearance: Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head and some sticky, drippy lace
Flavor: The flavor is medium malty, much more roasted then sweet, with a light-mid hop bitterness
Palate: It has a lighter and more watery then expected feel with a bit of a smokey, lightly dry finish
Overall Impression:  Overall, I thought this was a decent dark malt beer that leans in the direction of being a Black IPA but isn’t quite a Black IPA. Still though, I thought they did a solid job here.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9957) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2015
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an off white head. Chocolate, roast, pine and some citrus.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lbianchi66 (123) - FRANCE - AUG 19, 2015
Robe brune, belle mousse. Arômes café et chocolat. À la fois amère et fumé et fumée. Amertume marquée. Longue en bouche. Une excellente IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (1084) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2015
On tap on nitrogen, poured a black hue w/ a rich thick creamy tan long lasting head. Mild chocolate and earthy hop aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a light bitter finish. Tastes are light roast, medium toast, piney hop and a mild citrus. Full bodied. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkempa (24) - - MAR 8, 2015
Nice bitter taste that is growing in me as I drink more. Rich color and very thick head.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2451) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Nice strong light brown head of dense and creamy bubbles. Wouldn’t be surprised if there were some oats in the grain bill. Dry and dusty aroma with some milk chocolate, malted milk balls, toasted grains and light anise. Not much hops presence but this brew may be a bit on the older side. Color is a very dark brown with a hint of red along the edges. Medium bodied with lots of toasty flavors. Some dark chocolate, burnt toast, moderate bitterness (grapefruit pith) and spruce. Light lingering bitterness and very little alcohol presence. A decent black IPA, but when you factor in the clearence price of $1.99 for a bomber, it makes this beer a bit better! ;)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jflopsu (841) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Pours a dark brown with light brown head. Has a chcolate and coffee aroma. Taste is a mic of coffee, hops, and grains. A bitter hop and grain aftertaste. Hops missing added flavor in this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2014
4th November 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Leightonian. Opaque black brown beer, mahoosive pale tan head. Palate is minerally crisp and semi dry. Thin and mild dark malts, mellow coffee tang. Hops are a recessed floral bitter affair. Also a touch of bitter marmalade. Airy finish. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (12870) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2014
Bottle split at Bruce’s Pad, thanks to Leighton, 04/11/14. Extremely dark mahogany brown with a big old light tan covering that retains well. Nose is brown bread, light pine, nutty, bitter citric, grapefruit, hint of coffee. Taste comprises bitter tropicals, earthy tones, mineral wash, faint soap, pine, light charr. Medium bodied, spritzy and overcarbed, semi drying close laced with earthy hop bitterness. Adequate CDA but lower order in the grand scheme of things.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (14389) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle shared in London - picked up in Vermont. Pours amber brown with a large, creamy tan head. The aroma has some dried berries, suggestions of cocoa, burnt marshmallow. Light sweet flavor with lots of charred wood, earth, burnt pine. Light bodied with lively carbonation. Lightly astringent on the finish with lots of burnt wood, burnt pine, orange rind. So so.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (9382) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle thanks to Leighton. It pours darkest brown with a massive light tan head. The nose is piney, soapy, roasty, cocoa, brown sugar and some dark fruits. The taste is bitter, piney, soapy, pepper, grapefruit, lemon peel, burnt wood, ashy roast and mild acidity with a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Fine.


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