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RATINGS: 212   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Black, cracked, stuffed in a sack, boiled and cold-infused. Weíve braided the assertive presence of hops with the stimulating character of fresh black pepper. Not so much a kick in the shorts as a hop loverís wake-up call, our Knot Stock might just become your go-to pale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jabswitch (278) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 30, 2007
I give Furthermore alot of credit for this one. Smells like an ale, looks like an ale, but that pepper really separates this one from the others. In addition to the standard hoppy bite of an IPA, this one definitely has a peppery aftertaste that is pleasant. I didnít know what to expect when I read the ingredients of this brew, but it is unique - and very good. Attractive, slightly cloudy amber. Dense half inch tan head dissipated to a film. Lively on the palate. I will buy this again and probably again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 23, 2007
12 oz bottle, Decent grapefruit aroma. Orange body with off white head and some lacing. Good citrus juice flavors along with a pepper kick bitterness. Citrus aftertaste left on palate good brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2007
Courtesy 1FastSTI. Clear orange/copper with a thin layer of tan foam. Nice malt - hop balance on this one, perhaps standard Pale Ale would be a better classification. The black pepper really grows as it warms, strong in the finish and aftertaste. Medium body, balanced carbonation. Decent, very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JUN 15, 2007
Translucent deep orange/amber body. Thin head fades quickly. A light honey, fruit and pepper combo is evident in the nose. Hops and malt are soft and well utilized. The aroma has some saison-esque qualities to it. Very pleasant. Christmas pine and spruce notes are wacky additions to the flavor. Light sweetness and moderate acidity work well. The mouthfeel has a macro-brewed feel to it, very flat and watery. Residual stickiness is left in an uninspired, peppery, hoppy finish. This started off much better than it ended up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (5808) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2007
Interesting. A very dry ipa. Not especially bitter and the hops are not so prominent, but this is very dry, one of the driest beers I have ever had. Standard gold color. It reminds me of a Belgian ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
badgerben (4888) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUN 3, 2007
Thanks Skyview! Copper color with no head. Sweet grain aroma and a little pepper, which is about what the taste is too. An IPA?! Uh, no. But a suitably tasty diversion in a beer portfolio.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2007
Picked up single 12-oz bottle from Bobís McFarland Liquors in McFarland, WI. Pours a clear copper amber brew with a thick off white head. Dissolves to a fine film and sparce lacing. Aroma of caramel, black pepper, some weathered cloves and some earthy dirt/dust. Taste has some pumpkin character, medium bodied, lightly carbonated and a little gritty from the pepper taste. Finish is gritty with a slight hop bitter aftertaste. This brew should be listed under "Spice/ Herb/ Vegetable" than an IPA. If not, this is sort of an odd duck of interesting IPAs, and will be a memorable one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - MAY 30, 2007
12oz bottle
I just donít know what to make of this stuff. Everything about it is about half-a-step off the beaten path, from its strange copper-with-a-couple-drops-of-india-ink color to its curious hop-and-black-pepper aroma (sniffing it literally made me sneeze!) to its muted-but-assertive pepper/hop profile... this stuff is just baffling. Not bad, but baffling. Itís an answer to a question nobody thought to ask and nobody wishes theyíd asked in retrospect now that they have the answer. Itís reasonably well-crafted, Iíll give them that... but itís still pretty weird. Iíd have to be in the exact proper mood to actually like this stuff, and as much as I tried to prepare myself for this bottle, I was was not in the aforementioned proper mood. This is the Jim Carrey of beers -- weird, bold, in-your-face, and best consumed in small doses,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2007
Bottle. Pours amber with orange highlights. Minimal off-white head. Mild grapefruit hop notes on the nose. Definitely smell some black pepper. Quite unique! Only mildly hoppy on the palate with a hint of malt, earth and pepper. Finishes dry with a hint of hops and black pepper. I give these guys credit for taking some chances in their beers. Execution is not always spot-on, but they get an A for effort.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 29, 2007
12oz bottle. Filtered and dark amber. Ring of h=white head. Light nose. Light to medium bodied with soapy hops and mild malts. Peppery notes. Not bad. Pepper adds a nice element.

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