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RATINGS: 82   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Hoppy Knight is brewed to celebrate Twisted Pines 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (19531) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (13311) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (2983) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUN 17, 2014
black in color with a white/tan head moderate citrus hop aroma with light roasted malt light bitter finish had moderate carbonation a decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (10686) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours near black with a grayish brown head that dissipate slowly to the edges. Aroma has notes of earthy pine that is joined by earthy dark grains and a bit of roasted malts. Flavor has the same earthy malt and earthy grain combination with some roast coming through towards the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
keepersj12 (3083) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2014
A below average for the style. Pours dark brown with a big head. The aroma is a bit of a metallic tin can. The taste is better with a bit of chocolate and malt. The flavor has a nice hop bite.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ed5388 (3257) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HIGHB4LL (837) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (15435) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
zizzybalubba (1844) - Raleigh, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16222) - Dublin, 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.

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