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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.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeworrall (82) - USA - DEC 18, 2013
Solid IPA, nice floral & citrus hops with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Poured from a can tonight, but even better on tap.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cladinshadows (40) - USA - NOV 29, 2013
On tap at the Wilson taproom/brewery. Brilliantly clear with low head. Very fruity esters and citrusy hops with low alcohol sweetness. Malt is low but balances decently. Slightly resinous finish. Nice IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3120) - Livermore, California, USA - NOV 23, 2013
12 oz. can. It pours an orange gold color with a thick white head. The aroma is strong with citrus and pine with noticeable toasty malts and a decent amount of caramel. Pretty classic old school West Coast IPA aroma. The flavor is the same. Very fresh citrus and pine followed by a caramel malt backbone. A bit more than I like, but certainly not overdone. Good subdued bitter finish. Very tasty and drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresyourball (491) - El Cajon, California, USA - NOV 14, 2013
On tap in Sedona. Pours clear yellow/orange with a small white head. Nose is citrus/grapefruit, malt. Flavor follows with pine and bitter hops. Medium body, good carbonation, nice balance. A nice surprise.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2013
12floz/355ml can into a shaker glass. Served cold. Aroma: Moderately piney hop profile with a little bit of grapefruit/citrus. Appearance: Barely hazy, transparent, orange-amber body with a pretty rocky white head. Nice lacing. Taste: Pine-y hops, but not harsh. Pretty straightforward flavors. Palate: Pretty light bodied. Moderately bitter finish. Overall: A nice IPA; approachable, gentle, but has a nice hop bite.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ready4Aheady (37) - New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
clear golden hue, citrus, light pine, and caramel aroma... nice hop- pine and some citrus- flavor, smooth with a medium-intensity malt backbone and a very slight bitter finish... a nice beer!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reynolds314 (2248) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Average ipa with nice grassy hops with some light grapefruity bitterness and sweet caramel malts. Not bad at all.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
574deadzone (1000) - North Central, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Can. Pours a hazy golden orange with a thick, rocky fluffy off-white head that leaves some chunky lace. Nose involves some pine and floral notes, prominent sweet barley, some peach, fairly muted. Somewhat sweet flavor, with a fair bitterness. Medium-full body, quite soft, quite grainy, oily, with a lengthy twangy bitter and nearly tart exit. No clue on freshness, though it was purchased about 5 months ago, but it’s canned so you figure it would hold up a little better than a bottled version. Hops definitely seem faded, and the malt isn’t prepared to carry the load. If I can ever land a fresh version, I will rerate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
merc7186 (1997) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2013
The beer pours okay with a clear straw color, a mild white ring of head, and some lacing on the glass. The beer smells decently with a definite citrus nose (grapefruit), somewhat bready and mildly resin smells too. The beer tastes decent with a prominent grapefruit taste up front that blends into a bready, mildly spicey, mildly resin flavors. The mouthfeel is decent as the beer was carbonated okay and leaves you dry and mildly bitter. Overall, a decent IPA with a great grapefruit flavor, definite cirtahop taste...recommended.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (3611) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 1, 2013
Can big thanks to Kyle, lightly piney with a big hop presence, pretty average good craft ipa, big thanks man!


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