paiste2002 (178) - Saugus, California, USA - AUG 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap and cask at Tempe. Pours a clear golden orange color with a smallish white head. Aroma is citrusy hops and caramel malt. Flavor is citrus, mango, light pine, caramel malty sweetness balances this one out very nice. I enjoyed the cask a bit more then the tap version.
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Tempe Brewery. Pours clear golden yellow with white head. Smell is fresh grapefruit, citrus, pine and malt. Taste is citrus juice, pine, bitter hops with sweet malts. Thin to medium bodied, good carbonation and balanced. Best offering from Four Peaks besides Sirius Black!
jksipa (169) - NEWMARKET, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brick in Phoenix. Pours clear copper with small head that clings well. Nice pine nose with citrus undertones. Medium silky body and medium carbonation. Medium bitterness from start to finish. Decent IPA but nothing to make it stand out.
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, it’s a hoppy beer, in bitterness, flavor, and aroma. It’s more like an IPA, although Four Peaks makes a specific IPA brew (it’s *very* boring though). If you like a good west coast IPA, get Hop Knot!
rhialistic (156) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On Tap at Four Peaks. Clear deep golden hue with a thin white head. Rather nice scent of floral hops with a hint of apricot. Taste was a little piny and bitter with a hint of straw. Light body with medium carbonation, perhaps I’m spoiled being from Denver but this beer did not wow me or taste complex in any way. It was a passable IPA at best, but did have a nice nose.
maddmatt639 (136) - Belmont, California, USA - JAN 10, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Some retention and great lacing. A rather weak aroma. Smells of citrus hops and a slight sent of sweet malt. Tastes of stale hops and malt. Not the most enjoyable IPA. Hopefully it's just a bad batch.
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beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, CHINA - NOV 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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 they’re trying to sell it as....a hop bomb. Not quite there.
resevil787 (123) - Arizona, USA - SEP 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark amber with white head. Aroma is mostly caramel and floral. Light citrus. Taste is light to moderate sweet medium bitter. Finish is average. Body is full for an ipa. Not your stereotypical IPA with all the malts. A plus too since it’s brewed in AZ!
Dastrn (115) - Warsaw, Indiana, USA - MAY 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bar Bianco in Phoenix. The pour was very clear with a foamy 1.5 finger head, and moderate lacing.
The nose was very nice, with some apple and pear tones to the hops.
Solid hoppy flavor, with a moderate, well balanced malt backbone to keep it level. The mouthfeel was medium bodied and very quaffable.
All around another great beer in the Four Peaks collection!
AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I absolutely love this beer, So be forewarned. Pours a clean golden hue, with bright citrus hop notes and some bread. Tastes like it smells, big citrus notes with some bready malt characteristics that edge into the flavor profile. Finishes nice with lingering hop flavors. Overall this one of the few local beers I keep on hand at all times. It is a superb beer and something to show off to out of towners.