RATINGS: 308   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   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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AmEricanbrew (7037) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 26, 2011
Clear golden color/ white head. Nice skunk cabbage, cat spray dank hop aromas. Medium bodied. Floral, grassy hop flavors on a solid pale malt base--

Capa (3448) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2011
Clear golden orange with a white head. Lightly sweet aroma with powerful citrus hops. Clean, crisp mouth. Citrus, grapefruit, bright fruits, light sweet malts, and some pine in the flavor. Nice bitter finish. Really nice IPA.

Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 25, 2011
Taster. Rating #107. Gold appearence with a nice long lasting white head. Citrusy aroma with a bit of pine. Nice bite, more citrus and very clean. Good beer. (1523)

douglas88 (9632) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2011
On tap at Four Peaks, I was pitifully only able to drink one brew- sorry guys I was roughed up. Pours a clear cooper with a medium white head. A nice pine and citrus nose. The flavor is very nice; sweet citrus, biscuit, lots of pine. Not overly bitter.

Braudog (6841) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2015 Draft at the brewpub. Interesting light color (IPAs seem to be getting darker and darker). Quite a big citric hoppy bite here. Nice in such a light package (light bodied, too). (#4089, from notes in Jan 2011)

Sledutah (7841) - Utah, USA - MAR 9, 2011
On tap at Four Peaks
Appearance: Clear yellow/gold with a big white head and lots of nice lacing
Aroma: Floral, citrus and lemon
Taste: Pine, grapefruit and citrus
This was my favorite of what I had a Four Peaks. Crisp, clean and smooth.

alexsdad06 (10821) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2011
12 oz. bottle from BOLTZ7555. Pours a clear dark golden color with a medium sized white head; lasting. The aroma had some nice citrus, grapefruit hops and some resin. Mild caramel sweetness with a touch of honey. The flavor has a lightly toasted caramel base with some citrus hoppiness. Hints of resin and honey. This has decent flavor, but only mild bitterness.

lucklys (62) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2011
On tap, it arrived at our table glowing a clear golden-copper amber and held a finger-thick off-white head that filled what little space was available above the beer (my only complaint, really, but technically I got more beer). The head was fueled by multiple steady streams of carbonation that lasted throughout the drink and provided ample support to the amazing sheets of sticky lacing that graced the glass while I sipped on it. Awesome head retention and lacing? A great way to start a beer off, in my opinion. --- I held my nose over the brew and caught huge whiffs of orange peel and grapefruit zest, pine needle hops, and some faint grassy-malt sweetness underneath. The lively bitterness almost made it seem fizzy in my nose, but it was a welcome vivacity from an IPA and was very reminiscent of summer. --- Eager to bathe my taste buds in the hoppy glory that was emanating from the Hop Knot, I first had to get over how super quaffable the brew was. This is some seriously smooth beer. It flooded my mouth with just enough piney, resiny hops, orange peel and grapefruit zest without overwhelming my senses. It was freshly bitter and bright without too much bite thanks to the lightly caramel sweet malts that made a quick appearance before the grand finale. Throughout the drink, the bitterness briskly jigged with the finely-bubbled peppy carbonation, creating a lighter mouthfeel (among a medium body) and leaving my tongue feeling awake and refreshed. And despite all of the happy hops jumping around between my cheeks, the ending was nice and smooth with a clean aftertaste.

corby112 (2813) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2010
From notes: 12 oz bottle received as an extra. Pours a very slight hazy pale golden yellow color with two finger frothy white head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Minimal spots of lacing. Very bland aroma that isn’t very hoppy. Slightly floral with pale malt and light citrus fruit notes in the nose. Medium bodied with some earthy bitter hops up front that are quickly countered by a pilsner malt like backbone. Slightly earthy/piny before with hints of subtle citrus. Crisp and easy to drink with a slightly dry finish but nor very exciting.

J_man (1022) - Tustin, California, USA - NOV 15, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2011 On tap at Four Peaks and at the Sheraton Phoenix Airport. Crystal clear light copper color witha quickly disappearing white head. Strong fresh hop aroma rising off this. Astringent, slighty resiny pine and grapefruit and light citrus flavors from the hops with a good balance from the caramel malt flavor, but it’s really just there as a base for the hops. Definitely a hop lovers beer, the bitterness bites in and sticks around long after you’ve swallowed it. From reading a few of the other reviews, I have a feeling this beer is best fresh from the tap rather than from a bottle that’s had to travel. All these delicious hop flavors probably don’t fare as well when they aren’t as fresh which is a shame for those who aren’t in Phoenix to get it that way. Tasty, well-made IPA.

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