Ontbeertaster (2346) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at opg, Nice hoppy aroma, the one wasnt really piney or citrus is was kind of in between, very good offering. Pours a nice light colour, tasty beer, would have again
Ibrew2or3 (7152) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured up on tap at the Tempe Four Peaks with clear deep gold body and off white head. The aroma offers up a nice load of grapefruit like citrus hops as well as mild sweet malts and a sense of buttered popcorn. The taste is pleasingly hop forward with very bitter grapefruit hops and orange rind and these are only mildly sweetened by a thin layer of malts and a sense of butterscotch. To midway the malt sweetness fades leaving the full flavored bitter citrus hops completely exposed to the elements and your palate. Is the buttered popcorn a sign the yeast is getting tired?
AmEricanbrew (6030) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden color/ white head. Nice skunk cabbage, cat spray dank hop aromas. Medium bodied. Floral, grassy hop flavors on a solid pale malt base--
Capa (2080) - Manama, BAHRAIN - APR 14, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear golden orange with a white head. Lightly sweet aroma with powerful citrus hops. Clean, crisp mouth. Citrus, grapefruit, bright fruits, light sweet malts, and some pine in the flavor. Nice bitter finish. Really nice IPA.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster. Rating #107. Gold appearence with a nice long lasting white head. Citrusy aroma with a bit of pine. Nice bite, more citrus and very clean. Good beer. (1523)
douglas88 (6475) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Four Peaks, I was pitifully only able to drink one brew- sorry guys I was roughed up. Pours a clear cooper with a medium white head. A nice pine and citrus nose. The flavor is very nice; sweet citrus, biscuit, lots of pine. Not overly bitter.
Braudog (5932) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2015 Draft at the brewpub. Interesting light color (IPAs seem to be getting darker and darker). Quite a big citric hoppy bite here. Nice in such a light package (light bodied, too). (#4089, from notes in Jan 2011)
Sledutah (5214) - Utah, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Four Peaks
Appearance: Clear yellow/gold with a big white head and lots of nice lacing
Aroma: Floral, citrus and lemon
Taste: Pine, grapefruit and citrus
This was my favorite of what I had a Four Peaks. Crisp, clean and smooth.
alexsdad06 (6088) - Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from BOLTZ7555. Pours a clear dark golden color with a medium sized white head; lasting. The aroma had some nice citrus, grapefruit hops and some resin. Mild caramel sweetness with a touch of honey. The flavor has a lightly toasted caramel base with some citrus hoppiness. Hints of resin and honey. This has decent flavor, but only mild bitterness.
lucklys (62) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap, it arrived at our table glowing a clear golden-copper amber and held a finger-thick off-white head that filled what little space was available above the beer (my only complaint, really, but technically I got more beer). The head was fueled by multiple steady streams of carbonation that lasted throughout the drink and provided ample support to the amazing sheets of sticky lacing that graced the glass while I sipped on it. Awesome head retention and lacing? A great way to start a beer off, in my opinion. ---
I held my nose over the brew and caught huge whiffs of orange peel and grapefruit zest, pine needle hops, and some faint grassy-malt sweetness underneath. The lively bitterness almost made it seem fizzy in my nose, but it was a welcome vivacity from an IPA and was very reminiscent of summer. ---
Eager to bathe my taste buds in the hoppy glory that was emanating from the Hop Knot, I first had to get over how super quaffable the brew was. This is some seriously smooth beer. It flooded my mouth with just enough piney, resiny hops, orange peel and grapefruit zest without overwhelming my senses. It was freshly bitter and bright without too much bite thanks to the lightly caramel sweet malts that made a quick appearance before the grand finale. Throughout the drink, the bitterness briskly jigged with the finely-bubbled peppy carbonation, creating a lighter mouthfeel (among a medium body) and leaving my tongue feeling awake and refreshed. And despite all of the happy hops jumping around between my cheeks, the ending was nice and smooth with a clean aftertaste.