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RATINGS: 252   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2008
draft at the brewpub. Best of the lot, but that’s not saying much. Mildly Hoppy. Nice, but nothing special.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bblack99 (526) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JAN 4, 2009
Draught at the brewery in Tempe. Poured a clear copper with almost no head. Kind of generic as IPAs go, hoppy as expected, with its only distinguishing characteristic being a great brightness. Relatively low ABV but what little alcohol exists is well-hidden.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KUEric (886) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 4, 2009
On Tap at the Scottsdale Brewery location. Good beer. Lots of hops, like an IPA from the west coast should be. Nice clean look with minimal head, not a ton of aroma. Flavor was hops and delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2009
12 oz bottle courtesy of hellbilly! Excellent trader! Pours a pale golden amber hue, well hazed, with moderate bright white head that laces fairly well. Aromas are a nice hoppiness, citrusy notes mixed with tropical fruits, pale and carmel malt sweetness balances with decent florals. Initial is medium bodied, a good ipa, with citrus fruits and good tropical notes on display, pale and carmel malt sweetness balances. A bit of a boring finish, with decent bitterness. Aftertaste leaves bitterness and mango and tropical fruit notes. Solid IPA, but Iím a sucker for tropical fruit hop feels. Good pale malt, ok grapefruit citrus. A very sessionable, lighter IPA that packs some good flavors. Nothing too sweet, nothing to bitter. Very nice. Woot!

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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2008
Four Peaks is definitely a cut above the rest here in AZ...although when comparisons are done verses the US/International competition, there are significant room for improvements. Love Kiltlifter, like 8th Street, and did enjoy this one. All of the expected flavor combinations are there; just not in excess as seen in other beers Iíve had. Call me a Extreme Beer Junkie, this one didnít live up to it.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DenverLogan (770) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - MAY 25, 2008
Golden yellow...lovely hop aroma and lasting head. Moderately hoppy flavor, with notes of burnt caramel, peach seed, slight carob and pepper.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2008
22oz hand bottle acquired in trade with FlacoAlto (thanks!). Poured a medium and clear golden color with an averaged sized head. Aromas of citrus and pine. Tastes of citrus, pine, lightly floral, and touch of caramel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 8, 2009
12oz bottle, no date as a bonus from Sparky27, thanks Eric! Clear honey golden with a one finger off-white head, pretty good retention. Aroma is dominant of sweaty citrus Cascades and a good amount of pine hops that blend into the sweet caramel malts and cotton candy that have the pine smelling sweet. I love it when they do that, though nothing else seems to be going on. Flavor has the pine turning a bit perfumey and the caramel malts a bit buttery. The finish is semi-dry with bitterness peaking around a 3. Light body with low carbonation. Whatís here is actually pretty good, but kinda one-dimensional overall.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2009
On tap at their Scottsdale brewpub. Very slightly hazy light copper supporting a medium off-white head. Floral and spicy aroma. West Coast IPA flavor profile with prominent grapefruit notes and a stiff malty backbone. Refreshingly smooth texture and a bright crisp finish. Very respectable desert brew.


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