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RATINGS: 280   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
J_man (783) - Tustin, California, USA - NOV 15, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2011 On tap at Four Peaks and at the Sheraton Phoenix Airport. Crystal clear light copper color witha quickly disappearing white head. Strong fresh hop aroma rising off this. Astringent, slighty resiny pine and grapefruit and light citrus flavors from the hops with a good balance from the caramel malt flavor, but itís really just there as a base for the hops. Definitely a hop lovers beer, the bitterness bites in and sticks around long after youíve swallowed it. From reading a few of the other reviews, I have a feeling this beer is best fresh from the tap rather than from a bottle thatís had to travel. All these delicious hop flavors probably donít fare as well when they arenít as fresh which is a shame for those who arenít in Phoenix to get it that way. Tasty, well-made IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (15204) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2010 Sample from draft. Best beer (of 8) we tried that day. Golden color, scant head and lacing. Decent hoppy bitterness. Medium body. Drinkable. 3.0 Second tasting was at the Main Ingredient, and was slightly more tasty than I remember it, with a nicer aroma.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (18914) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2010
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity citrus hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drabmuh (194) - Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Another great beer from Four Peaks Brewery in Tempe, Arizona. This beer falls between a pale ale and an IPA. Smell was closer to an IPA (lots of hops) the flavor seemed to be more subtle. Not as hoppy as most IPAs, good flavor and after taste. Reminded me of a strong american pale ale. This was an incredibly easy beer to drink, very flavorful and smooth. This beer started as a seasonal but was recently made a year round brew now available in kegs and bottles.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (5450) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2010 Courtesy of northernbrews

Bottle: The aroma consists of citrus, mango, grapefruit, and just a hint of caramel. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a small soapy white head. The flavor starts with sweet citrus, mango, and a touch of caramel. The finish has moderate grapefruit and pine. Medium bodies with mild carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Bottle shared at the RBSG Grand Tasting by nbutler11. Pours a clear copper color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of bitter hops, resin and citrus. The taste is bitter citrus and resiny hop notes and toffee. Nice local IPA from Arizona. Thanks for the taste.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
gringo332 (565) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Draft sample. Poured clear amber color with an average to large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate resin eathy hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bitter flavor with a medium to heavy bitter finish of moderate duration

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (10486) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Bottle with many thanks to daknole. Pours a clear reddish amber with white head. Nose is floral hops, candy and molasses. Taste is citrus, dry hops and fine malt balance. Overall, a very nice IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2010
On tap at Murphyís Law - Floral hops aroma. Appealing orange color with a white head. Nice bitter flavor. Good beer, but a bit hyped. Perhaps itís a lack of competition.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2010
On tap @ Parlor. Pour is deep gold with a healthy white head that leaves light lacing. Aroma is heavy citrus with notes of grapefruit and tangerine back up by some pine, caramel and light floral accents. Flavor shows a little more depth with some soft peach poking itís timid head out. Itís body is sticky with gobs of resin and caramel melting together. Overall itís lightly sweet and finishes with moderate to heavy bitterness. Tasty stuff.


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