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RATINGS: 257   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 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.


3.9
   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...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.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 12, 2005
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
PullMeABeer (203) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2005
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. .

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tomhenderson (166) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2005
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!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 29, 2005
GABF 2004 Golden in color with a small white head. Citrus aroma. Bitter hop flavor and a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2005
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rudolf (2341) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2005
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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2005
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.


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