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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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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 pieÖ 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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (13234) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 9, 2011
A: The beer pours a slightly hazed orange color with a finger of white head. S: A decent bit of citrus to the aroma. Lots of grapefruit, which is nice, and a bit of tangerine. Fairly heavy on the pine and an almost perfumey floral note. Light malt aroma of bread. T: Somewhat sweet bready malt with a touch of toast and toffee. Grapefruit and orange peel with a moderate bitterness. Not a very intense hoppiness, but the flavors are good enough. M: Medium bodied with a medium level of carbonation. O: A decent IPA, but it didnít really blow me away.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
AZnative (3) - Arizona, USA - AUG 4, 2011 does not count
First off, I am completely biased on this rating since I live less than a mile away from Four Peaks Tempe. On tap and from a growler, pours a copper color with a tiny white head. Smell is incredible citrus. Taste is citrus and pine which = deliscious! Along with Stone IPA and Dogfish Head 60 & 90 minute IPAís, this is one of my favorites, but again, iím biased.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixmasterob (970) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2011
Can from fata2683. Great extra. Clear light golden pour with a somewhat tight white head. The aroma packed a nice punch of fresh fruity citrus. Somewhat sweet smelling, nicely done. Flavors were equally fruity, nice citrus, lemon and light orange. Bitterness was rather light making this drinkable, even sessionable. Smooth light bitter finish, great stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (8620) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Can from the SS. Pours hazy orange with nice white head. Aroma has notes of pine, grass, whole hop notes, with some earth and even a touch of spice. Taste is nice, with balanced notes of some citrus and pine, earth and spice to round it out, with some bitterness but nothing crazy. Really well thought out and done, some nice depth but also easy to drink.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11557) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2011
on tap-pours a white head with trailing lace and yellow color. Aroma is lemon/pine. Taste is lemon zest hops, light malt. Dry.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3489) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2011
Guest tap at Lumberyard Brewing in Flagstaff, AZ: Rather sweet IPA, with notes of honey and caramel (and crystal malts). Hops were nice as well, with nips of flowers and citrus, but they kind of took second stage to the malts, allowing only a moderate amount of bitterness to rise up. Nevertheless, itís a flavorful IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thome50 (1229) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Can courtesy of Rusty. Pours a nice amber with medium/high white head in a Russian River goblet. Aroma is over the top citrus. Not expecting this at all. Some pine notes but lemon/citrus dominates in a very nice way. Taste is of citrus, pine, and some sweet notes at the front with malts near the 3/4 mark and some nice fresh bitter hops to round things out. Overall an outstanding IPA that might have just overtaken Furious as my favorite IPA from a can. (Only fail is the lack of a bottle date.)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 20, 2011
can pours light amber with a medium off white head. Aroma is big citrus and pine hops with nutty malts. Flavor is rich caramel and toast with a nice finish of citrus rind and pine hops that are fairly assertive and highly flavorful. An excellent IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TreborWhip (393) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Can received from my son Keith (Fata2683) for Fatherís Day 2011. Pours amber with frothy tan head. Floral and citrus aroma. Flavors of lemon/lime, grapefruit, and sweet floral nectar with a hopped up finish. Delightful.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - JUN 13, 2011
Few things make me happier than the moment I crack a can of beer, hear the hiss and smell the powerful perfume of Humulus lupulus. This one here, doesnít disappoint on this front. Perhaps itís the novelty of the can, perhaps it was the setting to which this was consumed, but everything worked and myself and a few belly busting friends downed a 12er of this in record time. It was delicious. I got wrecked. The rest is history.


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