Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 22, 2005
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
cask-- Pouras a cloudy orange hue witha nice tan frothy head. Aromas of buttery pine, a little grass with a hint of wheat. Flavors of butter, straw honey and is that saaz I taste???
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 13, 2005
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours with a golden-orange body topped by a medium thick head with a good amount of lacing. woah...Iím not liking this one. Itís sweet and slightly hoppy but itís got some wierd notes to it that just make it bad. Medium bodied and smooth.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 12, 2005
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cask: this beer might have shown signs of diactyl, but since Iím still not exactly sure what diactyl aroma and flavor tastes and smells like, I say fuck emí and rate the damn beer anyway. So the aroma here, it smelled like buttered popcorn with painted shades of butterscotch and light brush strokes of citrus. It was completely flat and I dont think this helped the mouthfeel at all as it was one of the most uninspiring mouthfeels to date...the flatness even tapered to a sickly astringent point. I donít know, there was probably something wrong, but since everyone else at the real ale fest will undoubtably rate it, Iíll be the bandwagon driver for once.
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Draft, Tempe Four Peaks. Pours with a medium sized fluffy white head, that left impressive lacings down the sides of the glass. A very pale clear gold when held to the light. Very fine bubbles continuously rose to the top. Wonderful fresh/clean strong hop aroma, Very floral and pollen/perfume like, with notes of light fresh citrus (lemons). Great mouth feel creamy and a tad sticky, but not that heavy at all. Very refreshing and hoppy brew. .
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Four Peaks Restaurant (Scottsdale AZ). I first tried this beer a year ago, and I drooled at the thought of having it again when I returned to AZ for a visit. As the name implies, itís a hoppy beer, in bitterness, flavor, and aroma. Itís more like an IPA, although Four Peaks makes a specific IPA brew (itís *very* boring though). If you like a good west coast IPA, get Hop Knot!
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
GABF 2004 Golden in color with a small white head. Citrus aroma. Bitter hop flavor and a dry finish.
Bockyhorsey (2609) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2005 The citrus hop aroma flavor made this a good beer. Good carbination and lacing. Has to be one of the better beers Iíve had lately. Went down easy on the palate.
11/15/05 Had three of these at a golf event and had to re-rate the aroma because it had more of a bold citrus aroma and flavor as the first rating was sampler and this was full beer.
rudolf (2310) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cotton candy & hops nose. Strong bittering hops, rich malt - almost to right but I dig it. A hint of alcohol @ the finish w. more rich malt. Almost borders on a strong ale.
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had this tonight at PAPAGO.
Served a gold yellow with a good head and great lacing that hangs in sheets on thre glass.
Mild hops aroma with malt and citrus.
Easy drinking beer with a easy hops flavor that makes for a good easy drinking beer.
Nealz (2) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 24, 2005 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Interesting, but tasty beer that isnít a pale or an IPA but is still satisfying. Nice American hop aroma up front with some citrus, perhaps orange or tangerine, and a little spice. Light to medium amber color with a firm, but quickly disapating head. Flavor is hop first, malt second, but not overpoweringly bitter. Nicely balanced toward hops. Finishes quite dry and clean. Certainly one of Four Peaks better beers. There has been some discussion that this will be Four Peaksí next bottled brew.