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RATINGS: 306   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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3.6
Tmoney99 (14766) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 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. This beer exceeded my expectations.

3.7
alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2010
On tap in Tempe close to the source. Didn’t take notes on the color, but wasn’t unusual; not much head. Aroma of citrus, pine, with some earthy/herbal notes. Flavor was hoppy but showed balance. Same flavor components with a dash of caramel malt. Very solid.

3.5
illidurit (2347) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 23, 2010
Growler shared by the fine fellow sitting at the next table over at Woodshop 5.0. Pours clear gold with a fizzy white head. Herbal resinous hop aroma with light citrus and pale malts. Spicy resinous flavor with a solid bitterness. Body is a little thin but this is pretty good.

3.5
Sammy (12491) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 6, 2010
Enjoyed on tap in Scottsdale (brewed in Tempe). A very decent IPA. Lots of lace on medium yellow coloured body. Pleasant C-hop aroma. Very decent bitterness.Appropriate carbonation and average mouthfeel.

3.6
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2010
Pretty light amber pour. Aroma is a bit lemon tea-like, much like their pale ale. Flavor has medium bitterness, reminds of a teacup in which I forgot the teabag for a few additional minutes.

3.4
daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 23, 2010
Amber pour. Aroma has citrus and pine hops to go with some caramel malt. Flavor is hoppy, but not overly bitter. Offset by a good hit of caramel and honey. Not bad, not amazing.

4
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2009
In short: A punchy crisp and sharp IPA with focus on pine-tree and grapefruits. Kick-ass session beer.
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed fresh the same day I received it from nbutler11, thanks a lot Nick
The look: Clear golden blonde body topped by a long-lasting small off-white head
In long: Mega hoppy nose with pine-tree, grapefruits and some floral notes. Taste is kick-ass. This is not a round and rich caramelized well balanced IPA. This is a rather dry, crisp and very sharp IPA. Some honey and a tiny bit of caramel, a lot of grapefruits, pine tree cones, coniferous tree bark, dry orange peels, tangerines, some citrus fruits. Sharp bitterness of medium-high intensity. After-taste is rather dry with pine-cone tree. What a pleasant surprise this beer was. I knew nothing about this underrated session IPA. Drinking this was almost a religious experience. Religion gives hope not only to the one who have money. Four Peaks gives hop knot only to the one who have money.

3.5
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2009
(Draught) Pours a clear amber body with a medium creamy off-white head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, manure, and peach. Flavor of hops (citrus, pine, earth) and caramel malt.

3.7
fiulijn (20993) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2009
Draught at the brewpub
Deep blond color; creamy head. Very nice aroma, citrusy hops. Smooth body, moderate malt and toffee flavor, getting drier at the end; strong bitterness, resiny and citrusy. Good.

3.9
DuffMan (10549) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2009
Draft at The Big Pour in Scottsdale. Wonderful fresh citrus, necterine, and resin aromas and flavours, lots of aromatics here with the expected bitter finish. Very tasty IPA. A nice surprise!


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