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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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.


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. It’s 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: It’s a hop bomb for sure, just not balanced and it doesn’t 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 (2710) - 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 I’ve had. Call me a Extreme Beer Junkie, this one didn’t live up to it.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DenverLogan (753) - 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 (8530) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (8558) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Amber pour. Aroma has citrus and pine hops to go with some caramel malt. Flavor is hoppy, but not overly bitter. Offset by a good hit of caramel and honey. Not bad, not amazing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
d2005 (11) - USA - MAY 20, 2010
(On cask in the Tempe brewery) Smells of malt and hops and looks the usual pale ale color. Tastes sweet and quite hoppy. And since it was on cask you could actually taste it since it was lightly carbonated. In addition it was *approaching* the creaminess that you would expect out of a real ale. The only problem is that this is an IPA. An IPA is generally not a very well balanced beer. In general they are either too sweet or too hoppy, and occasionally both! This brew is just too sweet for my taste, but it is hands down better than the vast majority of american ales out there today.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bullit (3861) - Burgos, SPAIN - OCT 2, 2011
Can @ cgarvieuk’s Need some Cupboard Space tasting. Clear golden colour, white head. Nose is slightly dusty, citrus. Flavour is pine, hoppy, citrus, bit soapy. Fairly bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jksipa (204) - NEWMARKET, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2013
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ready4Aheady (31) - 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!

3.4
   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.


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