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RATINGS: 257   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 17, 2009
Pours gold with a nice white head. Smells of citrus, some floral hints. Tastes of citrus, some floral hints, some peppery splashes, some metallic hints. Enjoyable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TRMV (6) - USA - SEP 14, 2009 does not count
I have had this beer in both Draught and Bottle forms. The color is a nice golden hue, and the aroma is a bit citrusy with an almost burlap bag aroma as if that bag was filled with hops. The flavor is crisp and clean with a nice hop bite that also brings that burlap to the party, very nicely balanced with a slightly sweeet maltiness. The mouthfeel is creamy but light in body. A very good beer to be sure.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Received this one as an extra, I wish I took better notes so that I could thank whoever it was, but youíre out there and Cheers to trading anyway! Pours a very nice golden hue with a nice bubbly head that dissipates into a reasonably thick crown. Carbonation is very active in my Samuel Adams sensory glass. Smell is actually very close to DIPA territory, pretty potent stuff. Hop sweetness is prevalent, mostly of the citrus and pine resin variety. Taste, while more potent than most IPAs is still weak for my DIPA battered palate, but what is there is quite tasty and even refreshing for IPA standards. For specifics, see the smell, but this is sweeter and more drinkable than a lot of other IPAs that I find too puckeringly bitter. Mouth is thin to medium in body and reasonably heavy on the carbonation. Works well here. A very drinkable IPA and Iím pretty sad that I will probably not have the opportunity to try this one again, but glad I had this one chance. Very good stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
paiste2002 (185) - Saugus, California, USA - AUG 19, 2009
Tap and cask at Tempe. Pours a clear golden orange color with a smallish white head. Aroma is citrusy hops and caramel malt. Flavor is citrus, mango, light pine, caramel malty sweetness balances this one out very nice. I enjoyed the cask a bit more then the tap version.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dastrn (115) - Warsaw, Indiana, USA - MAY 3, 2009
On tap at Bar Bianco in Phoenix. The pour was very clear with a foamy 1.5 finger head, and moderate lacing. The nose was very nice, with some apple and pear tones to the hops. Solid hoppy flavor, with a moderate, well balanced malt backbone to keep it level. The mouthfeel was medium bodied and very quaffable. All around another great beer in the Four Peaks collection!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eaglefan538 (2892) - 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 (5701) - Aurora, 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.


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