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RATINGS: 287   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 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2011
In can, thanks Franz. Pours a blonde colour with a fair white head. Lovely resinous hop aroma of passion fruit, pineapple and peach. Flavours similar with a nice barley backbone. Chewy mouth-feel, mild carbonation and CO2 prickle. Very nice hop and malt balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (18566) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2011
can at home ... olden yellow amber ... soft zezty passion fruit lemon nose ... sweet fruit sharp zezty hop ... passion fruit ... big resins ... nice

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
decaturstevo (5613) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 18, 2011
Gold yellow pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma of sweet caramel and citrus hops. Bready, caramel malt and a nice resiny bitter finish. Full bodied with good carbonation. very nice beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4898) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2011
Thanks to fata2683 for this one in trade. Cheers, Keith! It looks like most of this pageís ratings were from Keith sending this one around. Pours a nice mostly clear orange-yellow with a white head. Nose is citrus pith, tangerine, lemons and lemon rind, and a bit of pine with mild caramel. Flavor is a nice West Coast-esque hop punch. Grapefruit, lemon, and pine hit immediately followed by pine and citrus pith. Light malts all around and a nice bitter finish. A nice, light to medium body IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (14045) - San Leandro, 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mixmasterob (1004) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (8853) - 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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (11670) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3502) - 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.

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