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RATINGS: 279   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, CHINA - NOV 4, 2007
Sampled at the brewery. Nice white head. Brilliant copper color. Nice hop nose with notes of grapefruit, lemon and strawberry. Bitterness up front and in the finish but some carmel sweetness in the end. I think it could be amped up a bit based upon what theyíre trying to sell it as....a hop bomb. Not quite there.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3343) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Scottsdale location. The beer was 2 days old and cask-conditioned. Pours to a filtered bright amber body with a really dense, creamy white head. The aroma is grassy, weeds. The flavor is nicely malty with a bitter grassy hop. The palate is bitter, clean, and easy drinking. Medium bodied but goes down smooth. A spicy hop kick on the finish.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2007
Pours golden yellow with a bit of haze. A lasting chalky froth sticks around the whole drink. Strong aromas of bright fresh citrus rind flowers. Medium nectar with good carbonation. This is a dry and very hoppy brew with a mild malt backbone for support. Thers not alot going on here. Itís just hops and a bit thin on the palate. No offensive nuances though. The finish is bittered extensively and strict with grapefruit and citrus rind. Overall: Itís a hop bomb for sure, just not balanced and it doesnít hit the required 7% abv. Hoppy yet weak.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2007
Draft - clear golden body with a beige head. Big grass hop nose. A touch of pine hops as well. Big hop flavor! Could use a touch more malt to balance. Good!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
soren2007 (8) - USA - SEP 30, 2007 does not count
Cask Conditioned. A light and citrusy IPA. Does not overwelm with bitter or alcohol. When on cask this beer is absolutely smooth and creamy on the palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
footy (345) - scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2007
12/1/05 Draft. golden with small white head. Piney citrusy aroma. fairly well balanced malt backbone and piney hop bitterness. Easy to drink. Very good with food. By far there best beer.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Draft. No notes, going from memory. Aroma is lightly floral, lightly pine, lightly citrus. Some spice to it with a good overall profile. Moderately bitter. Iíve had this one on a couple of occasions and I never seem to take notes. Great flavor, an easy IPA. Would like to take notes next time Iím there.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
parrotheadkrm (12) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2007
If you like hoppy beer, this is about as hoppy as I have had, great bitter taste! You donít expect it from the apperance in the glass, or the aroma, but the flavor punches you in the mouth! I love this beer! My favorite when i am at Four Peaks!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - JUN 24, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2009 tap at the brewery...no aroma due to the cavernous building and hundreds of fans...flavor is citrus, spice ( cinnamon maybe?) and floral hops. it has a nice malt backbone and the sweetness level is the perfect amount to balance the bitterness without being over the top and annoying. nice brew and great with spicy food...7/3/7/3/14/3.4

straight from the new bottles! i could drink this stuff all day! loads of grapefruit, non resinous pine, flowers and a solid malty backbone. it feels much richer and lux from the bottle than on tap.7/3/7/4/16/3.7

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2007
This was a solid brew consisting of some simple malts and a very decent amount of hops. Wasnt a southern cal ipa but wasnt an east coaster either, kinda a mix. Good session brew.


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