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Four Peaks Double Knot
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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 4.05/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 276   ABV: 9.2%
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Why Double Knot for a name? Well, itís essentially a double Hop Knot. Now does that mean we just went and doubled the alcohol content? No, but close; Hop Knot is around 6% and Double Knot is around 9.2%. So, did we double the hops? Well, yes! We did! Hop Knot uses around 3.5 lbs per barrel and Double Knot is around 7.5 lbs per barrel (Okay, a little more than double, donít sue us). Thatís really the main difference between the two; slightly higher alcohol content and twice the hops. But what a difference if youíre a true hop-head.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sublym (78) - Arizona, USA - AUG 10, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2012 Ok hop knot kicks ass, why wouldnt double knot? Well double knot fukin rules, a deep golden color, strong hoppy taste, and higher abv. The highet abv not noticble until you drink a few, then watch the fuk out. Great beer. Fuk ya.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Served on tap at Four Peaks Tempe; July 2012,br> Arrives from the tap with a frothy, light tan colored head. The beer is a brilliantly clear, hint of red tinged, bright copper color. The nose is pungently hoppy with aromas of huge lychee, pineapple, herbal citrus oil, lots of concentrated tangelo zest. Supporting notes of crushed pale malt, whole grain crackers, and perhaps some warming alcohol as the beer warms up.

Fairly dry, aggressively hoppy, with a bit biting hop bitterness, a linger herbal and pine hop character, as well as a dominant hop fruit character that contributes flavors of lychee, and more citrus than was noticeable in the aroma. This has a nice carbonic bite and some prickly carbonation to it that helps to lighten the body; truthfully though, the body is light enough for a beer this big; it is viscous and has a certain palate presence, but it is actually still light enough to be refreshing (assuming you like scathing hops in your beer). Linger flavors of Curacao orange zest, guava, floral peach, citrus pepper, and hints of malt that leans towards pale crackers, and perhaps a hint of honey like malt sweetness. There is just enough hop character here to carry the hops, it is quite subtle, but I like that there is enough residual malt character that lots of the hop fruit flavors come through. The hop character has a touch of dank herbaceous character to it, but the sharper notes lean more towards pine, green herbs, slight menthol, peppery herbal notes, and lots of scathing bitterness. The alcohol is held fairly well in check, it does add some warming and a touch of oral nasal fumes as the beer warms up.

Definitely quite nice; it certainly fits the bill for a quality, tasty, Double IPA. I really like that this drinks quite light; which helps makes this refreshing in the hot warehouse that is the Four Peaks Tempe location. Through the roof, scathingly hoppy, yet not harsh or out of balance (at least if you are a certifiable hop-head).

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JPDurden24 (1626) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2012
On tap at Four Peaks, 2012 edition. Orange and gold pour with a white head served In snifter. This hoppy beer has some nice fruit notes and caramel malts...hop knot x 2 it is and a nice hop bomb.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - MAR 25, 2011
On tap. Pour is deep gold with a white head. Aroma shows notes of honey, caramel, mango, pineapple, peach, and pine. Flavor shows the same with an additional earthiness that wasnít quite present in the nose. Overall body is moderate, sticky, and finishes with relatively balanced bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3357) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 8, 2011
On tp; poured a orange amber color with not much head. Aroma of caramel, sugar, flowers, fruit, flowers. Flavor was strong and alcohol. Earth, flowers, fruit, caramel and alcohol.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nmoskop (79) - Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2010
Double Hop is officially my new favoite brew by Four Peaks. Served in a smaller snifter due to the high alcohol content, this beer is bright bronze in color with a medium white head. Taste and aroma of sweet pine, with a more delicate malt finish than you would expect from a double IPA. Hop Knot is a great beer and this is doubly great!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2010
(draught at Papago). Pous copper color with white head. Aroma of citrus and pine. Taste is bitter with very little sweetness, yet itís not overpowering and quite nicely balanced. Lighter bodied-if possible for a DIPA. Finish is bitter, but pleasant. Overall, a really nice beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - APR 25, 2010
on tap in tempe 2/8/2010. pours the color of crystal clear freshly pressed apple juice. it is topped by a sizable off white head which fades to a film leaving behind random splotches of foam. intensely hoppy nose... amped up hop knot (imagine that!)... pineapple, pine, grapefruit, onions, flowers, peaches, caramel and a bunch of spice. i want to keep sniffing it! the flavor is more of the same.... my kind of double ipa!... all hop with little malty sweetness to get in the way... pineapple, pine, grapefruit , faint caramel, cinnamon-y earthy british style hops, grass, flowers, skunky onions, apricots and a light bitterness on the finish. the body is medium though thin when compared to its sugary brethren. it is insanely quaffable given the spicy numbing and prickliness on the tongue . wow, we finally have a winner! 9/3/8.5/5/18/4.4

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11463) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2010
Draft sample. Poured clear amber color with an average to large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy resin eathy hop aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bitter flavor with a medium to heavy bitter finish of moderate to long duration. This beer exceeded my expectations and a standout for this brewer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2010
On tap at the brewery and again at the AZ strong beer fest. Deep gold color. Nice roasty caramel malt flavor with a ton of citrus and pine hops. Really good stuff!


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