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RATINGS: 252   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eaglefan538 (2853) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 23, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2011 Re-rate, 12/11, on cask: A bit too strong of a residual sweetness underneath a nice ipa, otherwise. Bumping the numbers just a tad. Original rating: On draft at the 4P w/ Bockyhorsey. The pour was fairly usual for the style, above average, nice presentation. The aroma was citrus hops for the most part, some slight floral notes. The flavor was citrus, floral, some light pine, but the malt depth was a little weak (biscuity if anything), leaving a slight watery element to the flavor. Not a bad brew, just need to beef up the base beer-ness and we might have something! Thanks for joining me, Bill!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 17, 2009
Growler shared by glid02. Pours a very light golden amber with a small soapy white head that dissipates fairly quickly leaving little lacing. I think the appearance suffered a bit being from the growler. The aroma is dominated by the sweet citrus hops, though itís not over-the-top hoppy. There is some malt sweetness but not much. The initial taste is of the juicy tropical citrus, pineapples and oranges especially. The finish has a little more pine presence and leaves a nice bitterness after each sip. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with good carbonation and makes for an extremely drinkable IPA. This is my first beer from Four Peaks and I definitely enjoyed it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmbt7 (26) - Moorhead, Minnesota, USA - APR 14, 2009
Good beer, nice hoppiness without being too bitter. Personally prefer The Raj.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2009
12 oz bottle courtesy of hellbilly! Excellent trader! Pours a pale golden amber hue, well hazed, with moderate bright white head that laces fairly well. Aromas are a nice hoppiness, citrusy notes mixed with tropical fruits, pale and carmel malt sweetness balances with decent florals. Initial is medium bodied, a good ipa, with citrus fruits and good tropical notes on display, pale and carmel malt sweetness balances. A bit of a boring finish, with decent bitterness. Aftertaste leaves bitterness and mango and tropical fruit notes. Solid IPA, but Iím a sucker for tropical fruit hop feels. Good pale malt, ok grapefruit citrus. A very sessionable, lighter IPA that packs some good flavors. Nothing too sweet, nothing to bitter. Very nice. Woot!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Bottle via trade with Hellbilly. Pours a pale gold with a soapy/frothy head that dissipates. Nose is super grapefruity and a touch resiny. I get a little sweetness in the nose as well. Pretty great nose, actually. Taste is right up there as well. Would love to have this fresh on tap. Taste is robust, toasty malt backbone with the prickly tartness of the grapefruity hops that is pretty bitter. Super clean and smooth. Nice body. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zathrus13 (1703) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2009
Bottle. Gold, with a white head. Aroma is grapefruit hops. Flavor is bitter graprfruit, with some caramel and malt.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2009
On tap at their Scottsdale brewpub. Very slightly hazy light copper supporting a medium off-white head. Floral and spicy aroma. West Coast IPA flavor profile with prominent grapefruit notes and a stiff malty backbone. Refreshingly smooth texture and a bright crisp finish. Very respectable desert brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2009
A- Clear golden hue, big thick white head, thick lacing on the glass S- Moderate pine resin balanced with sweet grapefruit and bubblegum T- Sweet citrus and grapefruit dominate initially, opens up to subtle pine and floral hops, finishes with a touch of sweet and bitter hops M- Medium-bodied, watery texture, moderate carbonation D- Deliciously sweet IPA, easy drinking and well-balanced, this is a very delicious beer that was one of my favorites while living in Phoenix

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bleeng (1496) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2011 On tap at the brewpub 1/13/09. Light gold color and heavily filtered. Small white head. Nose is floral with more hop profile than the Raj IPA. Taste comes off very hoppy and bitter with a small malt background. Mouth is full, fluffy and sharp. I prefer the Raj IPA to this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 8, 2009
12oz bottle, no date as a bonus from Sparky27, thanks Eric! Clear honey golden with a one finger off-white head, pretty good retention. Aroma is dominant of sweaty citrus Cascades and a good amount of pine hops that blend into the sweet caramel malts and cotton candy that have the pine smelling sweet. I love it when they do that, though nothing else seems to be going on. Flavor has the pine turning a bit perfumey and the caramel malts a bit buttery. The finish is semi-dry with bitterness peaking around a 3. Light body with low carbonation. Whatís here is actually pretty good, but kinda one-dimensional overall.


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