TexasTim (1) - - FEB 14, 2013 does not count
Very drinkable ipa that has a rather weak aroma but great taste. Reminds me of a dales pale ale. I was expecting more hoppyness but this will be added to my regular rotation of pale ales and ipa wcengebretsen (7) - - DEC 21, 2011 does not count
The fresh hop aroma upon opening the bottle is fantastic. The taste is citrus, maybe even grapefruit, and the after taste is vwery mild for an IPA. cascadehops (3) - USA - APR 27, 2011 does not count
This (when fresh) is one of my favorite beers. The mouth feel is ridiculous! It is toasty and spruce-like wrapped up in a butterscotch blanket. ronaldtheriot (1965) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Twisted Pine Hoppy Boy has a thick, tight, creamy, off-white head, a very hazy yellow-golden appearance, with lots of different-sized floating chunks, and a good amount of splotchy lacing left on the glass. The aroma is white bread crust, white bread, and some piney citrus rind. Taste is of the same, with sugar, caramel, and some toffee in there. Bitterness is moderate to strong with this one, and it’s a straight-forward bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Twisted Pine Hoppy Boy finishes dry, bitter, and sweet. No alcohol shows up here. I rate this one highly- it’s really nice. RJT
mrbirmingham (37) - Kansas, USA - APR 4, 2009
Aroma: A crisp aroma with a citrusy character, some malts in the back ground.
Appearance: It pours clear with a deep copper color with a tall white head.
Flavor: It’s classic IPA with a prominent American hop taste up front and a strong malt back bone to finish up.
Mouth feel: It has a medium body.
Overall Impression: In these days of over the top hopping, Hoppy Boy seems mild. It’s one of the milder IPA’s I’ve had, but that should not scare anyone away. As with all the Twisted Pine beers I have tried, this one hits the style guidelines. Finishing up a cooler full of Hoppy Boy would not be difficult for me to do. This is an easy to drink beer.
wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - DEC 29, 2009
bottle courtesy of boomer0183. thought this would have a higher score than this! very quaffable, reminds me of a nice saison with some of the hop profile, the mouthfeel and light crispness of this brew. nice clear or hazy pour with a dense creamy head with excellent retention. very clean in the back palate, i wouldn’t mind more of this at all. MissouriBrent (122) - Missouri, USA - JUL 12, 2010
Wow. Nice mix of hop and malt aromas. Somewhat nutty malt aroma. Poured an orange amber color with chunks of yeast. Nice head. Big malty flavor with plenty of hops. While this beer has plenty of hop flavor, it is still very malty. Nice caramel malt flavors. Body is medium and it leaves a pretty clean aftertaste. The hop bitterness presents itself more in the aftertaste than in the initial flavor. Very drinkable beer. Satisfies the hop lover, but is also balanced and drinkable. jmohno (1642) - Iowa, USA - MAR 17, 2013
Bright clear light copper/orange.Short head,slight lace.
Aroma is subtle but pronounced with a fruit like pineapple/mango sweetness.Not in your face but nice.Subtle but strong presence.
Taste is very smooth tastey,smooth hoppiness,smooth bitter,could easily drink another of these which I rarely do. Not over the top but a good solid tastey mellow ipa. Simple but seems unique also very tastey and great drinkability good taste. arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - APR 9, 2014
Can. Pours amber with small head. Nose and flavor are piney with a little bit sweetness. pjwalsh2 (87) - Palos Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2011
1. Look – A clear pale amber IPA with a nice white head.
2. Sniff – Hoppy Boy has citrusy aroma with a piney nose as well.
3. Sip – A medium bodied ale with a piney grapefruit finish. It is has a pleasant dry finish that it somewhat long lasting.
4. Another Look – Great lacing and a very attractive color.
5. Evaluate – Overall, this a a very tasty IPA that has a great piney grapefruit finish. This is a very appealing IPA that non-IPA drinkers would enjoy. I would absolutely recommend this IPA to family and friends.