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RATINGS: 254   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 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jackalope (1) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2006 does not count
I will have to write more after my second helping. Suffice it to say that I have never come across a more well-balanced hop profile. I found it on tap at Magpies Resturant on 4th Ave in Tucson.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9556) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2006
On tap @ Four Peaks poured a clear copper with a creamy lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, tangerine, orange and a hint of pine. Palate was medium bodied and dry. Flavors of carmel and citrus with a dry bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
azmtnbiker (20) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 10, 2006
On tap at brewpub. Great american hop aroma with a thick, white head. Nice bitterness with just a touch of malt flavor. I love the hops in this one. Their best beer by far.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2006
This beer is excellent. Typical pale ale color. Light white head. Great hop aroma. Smooth bitterness with lots of hop flavor. Best Four Peaks beer. I wish they would bottle this sucker. Good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 1, 2006
On draught at Tempe brewpub: This should be classified as an IPA. Pours to a light golden body with orange-copper tints. Atop it sits a medium white, frothy, thick and well retained head. The aroma is fresh, pungent hops smelling of grapefruit, citrus, pine (very bitter), with faint touches of caramel. The taste is citrus, grapefruit, pine, resin, and floral hops, really just showcasing all the wonderfully fresh west-coast style hop flavors that can be packed into a beer, leaving the sweet caramel/grain malt flavors to take a backseat. Medium body, moderate carbonation, finishes with lasting resiny hop flavors. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 27, 2006
On tap. This ale pours a light orange gold color. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is citrusy and earthy. A medium bodied Pale Ale/IPA. Malts are caramel and sweet, touch of toffee. Hops are citrusy and floral. A touch earthy as well. Nice balance. This beer tastes like a cross between an American Pale Ale, a India Pale Ale and an Amber. Hoppy without a lot of hop bitterness, with a fair amount of malt sweetness. Definitely not to any style, but an interesting beer. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 6, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. Clear golden color with tanacious white had that laced the glass. The hop nose and flavor is distinctly grapefruit with a touch of spruce. Bitter from start to finish, but not overly so. Bit of a grainy aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2006
Draft - Sparkling gold, creamy white head. Fresh hop nose of grapefruit and pine, with faint hints of earth and caramel. Loads of hop flavor without major bitterness. Slight sweet malt tones are noted, but truly this is an ode to the hop. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Drinkable all night...

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 22, 2005
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???

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 13, 2005
Pours with a golden-orange body topped by a medium thick head with a good amount of lacing. woah...I’m not liking this one. It’s sweet and slightly hoppy but it’s got some wierd notes to it that just make it bad. Medium bodied and smooth.


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