RATINGS: 307   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rhialistic (156) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2012
On Tap at Four Peaks. Clear deep golden hue with a thin white head. Rather nice scent of floral hops with a hint of apricot. Taste was a little piny and bitter with a hint of straw. Light body with medium carbonation, perhaps Im spoiled being from Denver but this beer did not wow me or taste complex in any way. It was a passable IPA at best, but did have a nice nose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (5463) - Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2012
12 ounce can pours an orangish, amberish color aromas of grapefruit, and pine. Flavor is the same with a huge bitterness at the end from the grapefruit flavors.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Amnesia87 (26) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2012
12oz can courtesy of cbkschubert. Pours a nice cloudy golden color, decent finger or so of head. Smells delicious to me, very sweet and fruity with a bit of malt. Taste is... meh. Very sweet. A bit bitter, and kinda... watery...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NachlamSie (3440) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Can from AJs Fine Foods. I dont get it. All the delicious beers I had from AZ are scored really low and this mediocre IPA is scored way up in the 90s. The issue with Hop Knot is that its a very sweet, malty IPA with not a ton of hop character. The aroma has strong caramel and honey with a piney bite for some balance. A few sips confirms that this is really sweet for the style. Flavors of toffee, honeycomb and citrus.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerFanDan17 (1106) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - FEB 18, 2012
A very well done IPA. Good hoppiness and a nice malt balance. On draft at Frog and Furkin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2012
12 ounce can pour. Orange/amber color with a white head. Perfect bitterness. Smooth, piney aroma. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
musinj6 (506) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Pours clear dark gold with small head that quickly dissipated leaving medium pacing. Pine and grapefruit hop aromas. Subtle roasted malt. Bitter throughout. Medium finish. Medium body with good carbonation. Well balanced ups. I like it a lot.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
hawichaway (5) - - FEB 13, 2012 does not count
From a can into a glass. Amber color with an eggshell head. Bitter sweet hoppy taste with a pleasant aroma.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kaser (6142) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Light orange pour. Small sticky head. Mild hops, citrus and smooth taste. Good overall easy drinker

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bradleypariah (7) - Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2012 does not count
Although this beer is not well known throughout the world (or even the United States for that matter), I find myself using this beer as a standard for what I compare all other IPAs to. I am not kidding. This is my epitome of a good IPA. It is floral, smooth, delicious, only slightly bitter, and simply an embodiment of the flavor of fresh hops. Are there hoppier beers out there? Yes. Are there better single IPAs? No. There really aren?t. It is the only beer I?ve ever had that is excessively hoppy without being excessively bitter or "sticky". This IPA is a work of art.

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