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RATINGS: 309   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   IBU: 47   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.3
anders37 (26251) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 6, 2010
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty citrus hoppy aroma. Fruity citrus hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish

3.3
Travlr (24315) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2010 Sample from draft. Best beer (of 8) we tried that day. Golden color, scant head and lacing. Decent hoppy bitterness. Medium body. Drinkable. 3.0 Second tasting was at the Main Ingredient, and was slightly more tasty than I remember it, with a nicer aroma.

4.4
drabmuh (194) - Maryland, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Another great beer from Four Peaks Brewery in Tempe, Arizona. This beer falls between a pale ale and an IPA. Smell was closer to an IPA (lots of hops) the flavor seemed to be more subtle. Not as hoppy as most IPAs, good flavor and after taste. Reminded me of a strong american pale ale. This was an incredibly easy beer to drink, very flavorful and smooth. This beer started as a seasonal but was recently made a year round brew now available in kegs and bottles.

3.9
Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - AUG 16, 2010
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2010 Courtesy of northernbrews

Bottle: The aroma consists of citrus, mango, grapefruit, and just a hint of caramel. It pours a transparent golden-orange with a small soapy white head. The flavor starts with sweet citrus, mango, and a touch of caramel. The finish has moderate grapefruit and pine. Medium bodies with mild carbonation.

3.8
Drake (13654) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2010
Bottle shared at the RBSG Grand Tasting by nbutler11. Pours a clear copper color with a medium head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of bitter hops, resin and citrus. The taste is bitter citrus and resiny hop notes and toffee. Nice local IPA from Arizona. Thanks for the taste.

3.8
gringo332 (639) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Draft sample. Poured clear amber color with an average to large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate resin eathy hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bitter flavor with a medium to heavy bitter finish of moderate duration

3.8
jtclockwork (16444) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Bottle with many thanks to daknole. Pours a clear reddish amber with white head. Nose is floral hops, candy and molasses. Taste is citrus, dry hops and fine malt balance. Overall, a very nice IPA.

3.6
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 11, 2010
On tap at Murphy’s Law - Floral hops aroma. Appealing orange color with a white head. Nice bitter flavor. Good beer, but a bit hyped. Perhaps it’s a lack of competition.

3.7
dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 21, 2010
On tap @ Parlor. Pour is deep gold with a healthy white head that leaves light lacing. Aroma is heavy citrus with notes of grapefruit and tangerine back up by some pine, caramel and light floral accents. Flavor shows a little more depth with some soft peach poking it’s timid head out. It’s body is sticky with gobs of resin and caramel melting together. Overall it’s lightly sweet and finishes with moderate to heavy bitterness. Tasty stuff.

3.4
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.


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