bigbeersrule (111) - USA - JAN 30, 2004
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A nice hoppy beer that is not overpowering like some of the bigger IPAS that are coming out these days. One of Four Peaks better beers. Their beers are hit or miss, this one hits the spot.
Doon (109) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at D-Lux burger in PXH. Pours a light golden color with no head by the time it got to my table....This beer was HOPPY! Almost too much. It didn’t have the complexity in flavors I was hoping for, just a over abundance of hops....It smelled and tasted like pot...but didn’t get me high...
hopasaurus_rex (109) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden orange. Aromas of pineapple, slight mango, citrus, malt, slight pine and grapefruit. Initial flavor is sweet with a nice bitter backbone. Flavors of tropical fruit, grapefruit rind bitterness, a nice hop spiciness, typical malt background and a little touch of resin/pine. Mouthfeel is oily and a tad sticky. Overall a pretty solid IPA. Worth a try.
UofFkid (108) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Very fresh hop head. Golden pour, nice aroma, smooth finish. They need to bottle this one.
nmoskop (79) - Arizona, USA - AUG 14, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful job here by Four Peaks, just the right "bite". Floral aroma, mellow enough to go down super smooth and hoppy enough for a crisp clean sensation when it hits the taste buds. A beer you can enjoy drinking.
jbmanz (74) - Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can found at Rudy's country store and BBQ in chandler, az.
Pours a lightly clouded but stll bright pilsner golden color, nice head.
Good typical ipa aroma of citrus (especially grapefruit) and pine.
Smooth cream lite bitter palette - nice ipa!
joeworrall (70) - USA - DEC 18, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Solid IPA, nice floral & citrus hops with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Poured from a can tonight, but even better on tap.
Hanan (66) - NW Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blind taste tested against stone ipa and lost. More grapefruit than hops. Not as sharp or fresh as the stone ipa even though I'm in AZ. Not enough carbonation. A smooth ipa but too boring for me. Maybe I got a bad batch. Stone kicked its ass all around.
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lucklys (62) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap, it arrived at our table glowing a clear golden-copper amber and held a finger-thick off-white head that filled what little space was available above the beer (my only complaint, really, but technically I got more beer). The head was fueled by multiple steady streams of carbonation that lasted throughout the drink and provided ample support to the amazing sheets of sticky lacing that graced the glass while I sipped on it. Awesome head retention and lacing? A great way to start a beer off, in my opinion. ---
I held my nose over the brew and caught huge whiffs of orange peel and grapefruit zest, pine needle hops, and some faint grassy-malt sweetness underneath. The lively bitterness almost made it seem fizzy in my nose, but it was a welcome vivacity from an IPA and was very reminiscent of summer. ---
Eager to bathe my taste buds in the hoppy glory that was emanating from the Hop Knot, I first had to get over how super quaffable the brew was. This is some seriously smooth beer. It flooded my mouth with just enough piney, resiny hops, orange peel and grapefruit zest without overwhelming my senses. It was freshly bitter and bright without too much bite thanks to the lightly caramel sweet malts that made a quick appearance before the grand finale. Throughout the drink, the bitterness briskly jigged with the finely-bubbled peppy carbonation, creating a lighter mouthfeel (among a medium body) and leaving my tongue feeling awake and refreshed. And despite all of the happy hops jumping around between my cheeks, the ending was nice and smooth with a clean aftertaste.
Swillbur (62) - Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of my favorite local brews. Nice even balanced IPA, really nice on hot AZ days.