RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
Hoppy Boy India Pale Ale is the flagship beer of Twisted Pine. It has a rocky white head, hazy pale orange color, and hoppy citrus aroma. It has a dry, tart taste with an earthy bitterness. Cascade hops provide pleasant grapefruit and citrus notes. This classic American IPA is brewed with medium caramel malts that play off the citrus and orange rind hop flavors to make this beer most enjoyable.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Block (2643) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2014
A fairly basic IPA. The usually hoppy nose and piney flavor. Good alcohol and balanced well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bkurtz (1078) - MOROCCO - SEP 4, 2014
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
kerenmk (4664) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - SEP 2, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jhliesen (831) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle--hazy, amber color with a large frothy head. Piney notes in the aroma with medium bitterness. Run of the mill IPA. Total wine.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (13957) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 12, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
MetalNHopHead (1858) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUL 28, 2014
While drinking this brew, I had to ask myself a crucial question: why the hell did I buy Twisted Pines 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 havent been impressed by any of Twisted Pines beers. So why did I pick this? It was an IPA that I hadnt tried yet. Dumbass reason to pick a beer and the jokes 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 didnt 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 IPAs because its easy to mask faults with lots of hops. In the case of Hoppy Boy, the brewers didnt even try to hide the beers shortcomings.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (13990) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2014
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosco (308) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2014
Cloudy amber yellow with decent head and lacing. Plenty of carbonation. Bitter on the finish. A bit flat on taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CopterScott (252) - Kansas, USA - JUN 13, 2014
hazy amber with a thin white head. aroma is pine hops. Flavor is pine and citrus hops and caramel malts. medium carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - JUN 8, 2014
12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Hazy golden orange color with a decent white head. Citrus nose, with tropical notes, some lime and faint yeast. Juicy fruity hop flavors (citrus peel), light caramel, some marmalade, medium bitterness faint malt. Medium bodied, hoppy, dry enough, not super interesting but cool.

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