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RATINGS: 272   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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 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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 4, 2009
On Tap at the Scottsdale Brewery location. Good beer. Lots of hops, like an IPA from the west coast should be. Nice clean look with minimal head, not a ton of aroma. Flavor was hops and delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Draught at the brewery in Tempe. Poured a clear copper with almost no head. Kind of generic as IPAs go, hoppy as expected, with its only distinguishing characteristic being a great brightness. Relatively low ABV but what little alcohol exists is well-hidden.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 14, 2008
Tap at the brewery. So much better than I remember it! Clear, hoppy but not at all bittering or resiny or syrupy or piney. Just direct citrus hoppiness. Not quite as bright as the Raj but still crisp as hell and refreshing.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Theis (13986) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2008
Draught at GABF 2008. Clear yellow - white head. Wet dog, giraf, leverpostej, pate, almost no hops, boring, dissapointing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11807) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Cask at the brewpub in Tempe. Copper color with a foamy white head. Nice pine hop aroma with a bit of citrus. Medium body with lush carbonation. Flavor is resin over caramel background. Finish is pine and floral bitter. Very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2008
draft at the brewpub. Best of the lot, but that’s not saying much. Mildly Hoppy. Nice, but nothing special.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2014) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - SEP 16, 2008
Pint at 1702 with FlacoAlto. Very fruity and hoppy on the nose. Malt in there too. Flavors were more citrus hops with grapefruit and tangerine and a rather floral finish. Pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 15, 2008
Handbottle from FlacoAlto. Pours a crystal clear, medium golden-amber color. A small, foamy white head settles to a patchy, bubbly layer, scattered micro-spots of lace marking the glass. The aroma shows bright, hoppy citrus notes of grapefruit, orange, and lemon over a light bed of toasty bread notes and delicate toffee. The flavor is the mirror image of the nose, a lightly sweet, toasty malt backdrop with a fresh blend of citrusy hops. Excellent drinkability and supreme balance without any annoying astringency. Medium-light bodied and moderately carbonated, this one goes down really easy. There aren’t many bells and whistles, but sometimes well-executed simplicity is best. Great session IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9421) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2008
22oz hand bottle acquired in trade with FlacoAlto (thanks!). Poured a medium and clear golden color with an averaged sized head. Aromas of citrus and pine. Tastes of citrus, pine, lightly floral, and touch of caramel.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Wiesbaden, Hesse, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2012 Pours copper from the tap at Four Peaks with a white head of foam. I love this beer fresh. Wonderful citrus aromatics and crisp on the palate. A really solid IPA.


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