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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
Our Hop Knot IPA is made only from American malt and lots of American hops, which produce a big, broad-shouldered, hoppy beer backed up by a character as warm as, well, Mom and apple pie… Hop Knot IPA get its peculiar name from the weaving of four different hops added at four separate times during the brewing process. Including our cavernous hop-back, which gets so stuffed with whole leaf hops that we feel genuine guilt for its excess. Hop Knot is an ale that is to be enjoyed with friends, spicy food or any time you need a good hop fix without the harsh bitterness. We hope you enjoy this pioneering beer made in the bold spirit of Americans everywhere.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CpyNPrnT (601) - Indiana, USA - APR 9, 2016
Aroma of pine, taste is pine, hoppy, easy drinking, pretty bitter, tried at brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SKnox13 (24) - Arizona, USA - APR 1, 2016
Pours golden orange with a very fine haze and good 1" head with nice retention. The pine and citrus aroma is mild and softened in the aroma but front and center in the first sip. Big bold hop flavor without all the sharp tannic mouthfeel, finishes dry and clean.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3738) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 20, 2016
Bronzed body with a 1/2" thick head. Mild, leafy bitter nose with a touch of citrus. The body exhibits qualities that are reflective of the flavor along with more of an orange zest presence. Nicely balanced and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dal9000 (448) - Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2016
A hoppy malty slightly sweet taste that finishes quick. No bitter aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cafgen (192) - California, USA - MAR 12, 2016
A dark golden color with an off-white head. Aroma of citrus, hops and some sweetness with a slight malt. Taste is bitter hops with a breadiness at the end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamstome (1641) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Orange gold pour, small white head. Mild flavor of resin, caramel, spicy hops. Spicy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2016
Rating #1504 - 16.03.2015 - Draught at Four Peaks in Phoenix Airport - Pours a golden amber with a rich creamy eggshell head. Aroma is grapefruit, orange peel. More citrus sweetness, pithy lemon rind bitterness, light sour, assertive bitter finish. Medium-strong body, but quite crushable at 6.7%.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nickls (2283) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2015
Tap. Clear Amber copper, thin white head. Piney and citrus, some caramel for bother the aroma and flavor. Fairly bright. Medium to slick body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyW68 (1358) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 20, 2015
Good. Clear golden pour. Aroma is sweet lemon rind with a taste that follows. First thought was tame lemon head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (5216) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 11, 2015
Draught at the airport location, 11/2/15.
Glassy, chill-hazed, deep golden with light amber tints. White head atop is large and well-retained.
Nose actually seemed a bit ominous for me. I mostly got a lot of orange rind, grapefruit and light pine with some caramel and biscuit character. It all seemed to suggest I was in for an East Coast style IPA from the early 2000s. Not to mention, even trying to vigorously warm the beer up, and swirl it to concentrate the aroma, I didn’t get a ton. Clean, though and with no alcohol noted.
The flavor, then, is quite confounding. Almost none of the heavy citrus or caramel promised from the nose. Rather, a dextrinous body that mostly allows for just light honey and at most some dry toffee character from the malt. The hops give off a very slow building dankness, with earthy notes, juicy, light tropical fruits and little to no pine whatsoever. The malt stays out of the way and the leafy, fresh, dank hops provide a very easygoing yet flavorful beer that belies both the aroma and the abv. Continued to evolve and build complexity/flavor as it warmed and breathed. Will certainly revisit this one, but was very impressed based on this pint.

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