RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Black, cracked, stuffed in a sack, boiled and cold-infused. We’ve 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 lover’s wake-up call, our Knot Stock might just become your go-to pale.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
starewich (170) - - 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.

Nephilium (1821) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Slight hint of earthy aroma, with a sweet biscuit note as well. Pours a murky amber with a thin off-white head. Starts with sweetness, then earthy and citrus notes come through, fading to an earthy/pepper finish. Light bodied, not bad. Definitely an interesting one.

drpimento (3815) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2016
They have the pepper done very nicely, but where are the hops mentioned in the brewery’s deScription? Otherwise, it’s just an ok beer. They missed their chance.

rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2015
bottle. deep amber orange with one finger head. medium caramel malt. the pepper seems a bit buried, which is fine by me, but there’s just not much going on flavorwise.

DrSilverworm (10000) - 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.

UkrainPubCrawler (122) - 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.

arkurzynski (2460) - 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 don’t think fresh would havr helped this one.

crossovert (14135) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 15, 2014
Draft. Dry and peppery ale, Large maltiness that crosses into biscuity butter.

Scipio (1275) - 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 one’s uniqueness alone makes it definitely worth a try.

Frank (4259) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2014
I think I’d 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.

MarkSachon (1062) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2014
12 oz bottle from Baruni’s in Baden. Cannot believe this exceptional brew is not rated higher. The peper flavor comes through pperfectly. Don’t miss this one.

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