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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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 pie… 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (10827) - , 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.

   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 Murphy’s Law - Floral hops aroma. Appealing orange color with a white head. Nice bitter flavor. Good beer, but a bit hyped. Perhaps it’s a lack of competition.

   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 it’s timid head out. It’s body is sticky with gobs of resin and caramel melting together. Overall it’s lightly sweet and finishes with moderate to heavy bitterness. Tasty stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
d2005 (11) - USA - MAY 20, 2010
(On cask in the Tempe brewery) Smells of malt and hops and looks the usual pale ale color. Tastes sweet and quite hoppy. And since it was on cask you could actually taste it since it was lightly carbonated. In addition it was *approaching* the creaminess that you would expect out of a real ale. The only problem is that this is an IPA. An IPA is generally not a very well balanced beer. In general they are either too sweet or too hoppy, and occasionally both! This brew is just too sweet for my taste, but it is hands down better than the vast majority of american ales out there today.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2010
UPDATED: JUL 3, 2012 (on tap at Scottsdale location). Dark copper color with small head. Prominent citrus aroma. Big bitter taste with big, juicy citrusy hops and a moderate amount of sweetness. Lighter-bodied with an oily texture. Great bitter finish. A good American IPA, and a bit under-rated.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lagunitasfan (1321) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 15, 2010
12 oz bottle from nbutler11. Thanks. Clear amber with white head. sticky lace. Nose is earthy hops and light soap. Taste is big sweet and yummy. Great clear hoppiness. Long lasting flavor that moves to the back of the throat with no bitter harshness. Honey and hay hidden in the yeast and hops. Nice light IPA. PS I swear to God I didn’t read the brewer info before the rating. The "no harsh bitterness" was all mine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11903) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 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. This beer exceeded my expectations.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3407) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2010
On tap in Tempe close to the source. Didn’t take notes on the color, but wasn’t unusual; not much head. Aroma of citrus, pine, with some earthy/herbal notes. Flavor was hoppy but showed balance. Same flavor components with a dash of caramel malt. Very solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
illidurit (2243) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Growler shared by the fine fellow sitting at the next table over at Woodshop 5.0. Pours clear gold with a fizzy white head. Herbal resinous hop aroma with light citrus and pale malts. Spicy resinous flavor with a solid bitterness. Body is a little thin but this is pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (9537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2010
Enjoyed on tap in Scottsdale (brewed in Tempe). A very decent IPA. Lots of lace on medium yellow coloured body. Pleasant C-hop aroma. Very decent bitterness.Appropriate carbonation and average mouthfeel.

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