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Hoppy Boy

Name – Hoppy Boy
Country – United States
Type – American IPA

Another weekend in the books and another work week heading at us.  Attended Oktoberfest in Lantana on Sunday.  The event is always a good time and even better when a number of friends can enjoy.  So after a weekend of eating and drinking German I’m coming at you with an American IPA review.  Yeah you didn’t see that coming did you?  Well you probably did reading the name of the review.  But some people I think skip those.  So for those, bazinga!

Twisted Pine Brewing has been down in South Florida for a few months now but this is honestly my first time I’ve grabbed something from them.  Call me late to the party but you always know I’ll show up at the party.

Hoppy Boy is their American IPA that weighs in at 65 IBUs and 6.2% ABV.  I honestly don’t know many people that have tried it so I don’t have a lot to go off of right up front besides that.  I guess I’ll just dive on in.

It pours a hazy amber color into my pint glass.  It has a good sized, foamy white head on the top of the glass and leaves a nice amount of lacing on the glass as it subsides.

The nose is mostly piney hops but there are some hints of citrus in there as well.  Honestly not a whole lot else that I pick up.

The taste continues the pine flavor along with very earthy hops with a biting bitterness.  There is a hint of malt backing to balance things out slightly but the hops do come through much more.  The bitterness returns at the end for an aftertaste that hangs around for a while.

Hoppy Boy is a pretty straight forward IPA with the hops being a little more present than maybe most.  But I must say that didn’t take away anything from the beer.  I actually surprised myself by how quickly my glass was empty on it.

Like many IPAs this would pair really well with the heat of spicy foods.  It would probably also go well with a burger using sharp cheeses like chedder, pepper jack or crumbled blue cheese.

If you want a solid IPA that is sessionable to take you through the night I think Hoppy Boy would be a more than respectable choice.

Grade – B-

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