rhialistic (156) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On Tap at Four Peaks. Clear deep golden hue with a thin white head. Rather nice scent of floral hops with a hint of apricot. Taste was a little piny and bitter with a hint of straw. Light body with medium carbonation, perhaps I’m spoiled being from Denver but this beer did not wow me or taste complex in any way. It was a passable IPA at best, but did have a nice nose.
burg326 (5265) - Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce can pours an orangish, amberish color aromas of grapefruit, and pine. Flavor is the same with a huge bitterness at the end from the grapefruit flavors.
Amnesia87 (26) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can courtesy of cbkschubert.
Pours a nice cloudy golden color, decent finger or so of head.
Smells delicious to me, very sweet and fruity with a bit of malt.
Taste is... meh. Very sweet. A bit bitter, and kinda... watery...
NachlamSie (3230) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can from AJ’s Fine Foods. I don’t get it. All the delicious beers I had from AZ are scored really low and this mediocre IPA is scored way up in the 90s. The issue with Hop Knot is that it’s a very sweet, malty IPA with not a ton of hop character. The aroma has strong caramel and honey with a piney bite for some balance. A few sips confirms that this is really sweet for the style. Flavors of toffee, honeycomb and citrus.
BeerFanDan17 (1073) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A very well done IPA. Good hoppiness and a nice malt balance. On draft at Frog and Furkin.
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce can pour. Orange/amber color with a white head. Perfect bitterness. Smooth, piney aroma. Nice beer.
musinj6 (496) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear dark gold with small head that quickly dissipated leaving medium pacing. Pine and grapefruit hop aromas. Subtle roasted malt. Bitter throughout. Medium finish. Medium body with good carbonation. Well balanced ups. I like it a lot.
hawichaway (5) - - FEB 13, 2012 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
From a can into a glass. Amber color with an eggshell head. Bitter sweet hoppy taste with a pleasant aroma.
kaser (5502) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light orange pour. Small sticky head. Mild hops, citrus and smooth taste. Good overall easy drinker
bradleypariah (7) - Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2012 does not count
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Although this beer is not well known throughout the world (or even the United States for that matter), I find myself using this beer as a standard for what I compare all other IPAs to. I am not kidding. This is my epitome of a good IPA. It is floral, smooth, delicious, only slightly bitter, and simply an embodiment of the flavor of fresh hops. Are there hoppier beers out there? Yes. Are there better single IPAs? No. There really aren?t. It is the only beer I?ve ever had that is excessively hoppy without being excessively bitter or "sticky". This IPA is a work of art.