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RATINGS: 209   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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.


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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
starewich (141) - - JAN 20, 2013
The pepper starts as just a hint of spice jazzing up a plain pale, but it really accumulates and warms up the sinuses. Not at all subtle but weirdly balanced. A tasty drink for winter if you really love pepper. It would be fantastic with a good cut of meat.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (6366) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Taster on tap at Old Fashioned in Madison, Wisconsin. Clear orange, slight red color to it. Thin off-white head. Leaves great, thicker lace. Caramel malt, some tropical fruitiness. Light pepper. Noticeable, but less than expected. Probably a good thing. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter, light spiciness. Medium plus body. Smooth, kind of soft crisp lighter carbonation. Light slick finish. Solid pepper pale ale.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UkrainPubCrawler (105) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 22, 2014
This was a nice beer. Great pepper notes but they could have been stronger. Nice, light and an enjoyable brew.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
arkurzynski (1519) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 6, 2014
Hazy orange trending towards brown. Nose of faded hops, candied malt and faint pepper. Flavor is old hops mild biscuity malt with a dry, light pepper finish. Black pepper builds a bit with further drinking. Old bottle? I donít think fresh would havr helped this one.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (7387) - Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2014
Draft. Dry and peppery ale, Large maltiness that crosses into biscuity butter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scipio (699) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2014
Pours an amber with a medium, light beige, lingering head. The aroma is interesting and unusual. It is more sweet and fruity, with orange, peach, pepper, spices, and honey. The taste is somewhat dry, while containing some slight sweetness and tartness. Pepper is most noticeable throughout. Spices, honey, and some slight lemon compliment, with an aftertaste of pepper at the end. Light to medium in body, with a thinner texture, while having average carbonation. This oneís uniqueness alone makes it definitely worth a try.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Frank (2862) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2014
I think Iíd call this stuff an American amber. It pours an red brown color w/ a nice long lasting head but is definitely cloudy enough as to be unappealing. Nose is citrusy hops w/ a definite burst of black pepper. I am not sure I would have identified it as black pepper specifically if did not say so on the label but it lends a slightly piquant musk that melds quite well w/ the hops. This is a little sweet and a little bit tart. It has a creamy texture that combined w/ mild carbonation makes it come off as a bit heavy to me. I do like the combination of black pepper and hops but wish this was just a little bit lighter in texture and brighter tasting. Perhaps this same combination of flavors would do better in a hoppy American blond.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarkSachon (585) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2014
12 oz bottle from Baruniís in Baden. Cannot believe this exceptional brew is not rated higher. The peper flavor comes through pperfectly. Donít miss this one.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Nsanders (498) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Bottle. Nearly opaque orange with a thin white head. Strong resinous fruity hops, apricots, black pepper, and bread. Taste is mildly sweet with a peppery bitter flavor. Body is medium with a foamy feel. I like the idea of the black pepper, but they seem to conflict with the choice and strength of hops.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fredis23 (481) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Muddy Brown, Huge Frothy Head, Decent Lacing. Faint Hop Aroma. Slightly Toasted Malt, Just A bit Sweet, Raisins, Some Hops with Peppery Finish. Nice. iíve had it before and I guess I forgot to review it. Liked it before, Like it now. Enjoyed It. Recommended...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westmeister (1749) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Interesting one here. Clear amber with an off-white head. Nose of cracked black pepper, citrus, caramel malts. Taste is mild black pepper that doesnít dominate but it rather well integrated. Caramel malt and some citrus hops round it out. Much better than I would have thought by just hearing black pepper beer.


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