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Hop Knob IPA - Silver Moon Brewing

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Hop Knob IPAHop Knob IPA

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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Silver Moon Brewing visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RedDiamond on 10-21-2008)
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Reviews by bitterthebetter:
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3.38/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours a clear golden copper with white head

aromas of grapefruit, slight pine and floral notes, slight biscuity malt

grapefruit notes with sturdy pine, more floral and dry hops on the finish, slight caramel backbone and faint lemon

light bodied, hops enduring on a rising finish, decently dry finish

light, smooth, decent hoppiness, not as big and bold as I prefer but its solid and tastes like an IPA should

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2009 06:42:30 | More by bitterthebetter
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3/5  rDev -16.9%

06-25-2014 21:42:17 | More by sharpski
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

06-02-2014 00:20:42 | More by tjcamm
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4.09/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Excellent strong-hopped Northwest IPA scent. Light, colorful tone. The scent was particularly good. Solid, but somewhat standard, Northwest IPA taste. Very smooth and easy - typical IPA. Somewhat dull mouthfeel, but solid hops balance. An excellent Northwest IPA. Would purchase again!

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2014 03:59:06 | More by Oakengroves
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3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-18-2014 03:34:27 | More by BigJYoungblood
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3.48/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass.

Look - golden color, clear, with about half a finger's worth of off-white colored foam that dissipates quickly.

Smell - typical floral aroma of hops, not much else noticeable.

Taste - the taste is much like the aroma. There's not a whole lot going on here other than the taste and feel of hops. Both of which are nice, by the way. For an IPA, this hits the mark right on as far as style, but there's not much else here that adds character. At least, not that I'm noticing.

Mouthfeel - pretty mild in mouthfeel, not too creamy or too thin.

Overall - very good representative of the style, but not terribly memorable.

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2013 01:32:08 | More by Nerudamann
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

12-16-2013 18:24:48 | More by Beerme5
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

12-15-2013 07:25:28 | More by johnnyboy76
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3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap into a shaker glass.

A- Poured a dark hazy orange color with soapy white head that dissipated instantly and left no lace.

S- Pungent grapefruit and sweet orange citrus notes, almost like an orange marmalade. The aroma does not stick around for long though.

T- Big pungent grapefruit notes, orange marmalade, and cotton candy sweetness. A sweeter hop and malt profile for an IPA with moderate bitterness.

M- Soft carbonation, semi-dry finish, and medium body. HIghly drinkable.

O- A solid IPA, not overly complex but lots of nice grapefruit and orange citrus hop character with some nice sweetness from the malt.

Serving type: on-tap

10-11-2013 03:54:41 | More by Hoptometrist
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

08-13-2013 04:10:02 | More by DrDaves49
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

06-17-2013 16:44:16 | More by PortlandSunDevil
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

05-09-2013 03:52:04 | More by LXIXME
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2.5/5  rDev -30.7%

05-08-2013 02:55:13 | More by leftoverburrito
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3.29/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

22oz.bottle from Roth’s Vista Market in S.Salem. $4.69 This is now just Hopnob IPA and is 6.0% alc. typical clear orange IPA coloured ale large impressive frothy white head..stays for ever. Not the most aromatic IPA..what there is is citric and resin with a bit of caramel thrown in. Taste is the same mainly citric( i am reminded of Seville orange) hops and a nice caramel malt backing..very simple. Nice enough mouthfeel just about right for style though could have used more carbonation. Pretty average beer which is a disappointment as i have always liked Silver Moon when i visit Bend..it has more of a local feel about it and the beers fresh are great..in bottles i am not so sure.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 17:32:38 | More by Reidrover
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3.25/5  rDev -10%

03-23-2013 08:05:50 | More by harrymel
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

02-25-2013 21:49:27 | More by Coldsnack
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

02-20-2013 19:46:51 | More by chugamugofsud
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4/5  rDev +10.8%

01-31-2013 20:38:00 | More by OMsweetOM
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

10-12-2012 20:42:03 | More by deedric
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3.9/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoying this one on the porch, a bit chilly tonight.
Dull orange and gold color, nice head, good retention

Aroma has the west coast stigma. Piney and citrus. Light caramel malt undertones, more of a biscuit malt.

Flavors are solid and go well with the bite in the middle and at the finish. Citrus and some floral mixes in with citrus. Sweetness up front a bit and then at the end. Caramel first, quickly, and biscuit at finish.

Good dryness, easy drinking

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2012 05:22:31 | More by Mebuzzard
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3.58/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap @ the tasting room in Bend.

A - orange in color with a 3/4 inch head. Lacing is outstanding.

S - citrus and pine. Smell is the best quality of this IPA.

T - disappoints after the anticipation after smell. Overall bitterness not commensurate with the aroma.

M - a little over carbonated but only a little.

O - a fresh light ipa good on a summer day.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2012 22:55:18 | More by LandWorld
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4.03/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 6.20.12.

A - Pours a clear medium orange with a one inch cream-colored head. Very good retention.

S - Citrusy orange and lots of pine.

T - Pineapple, peach and pine.

D - Good carbonation and a medium body.

O - Really nice. I had this about and hour after a Pliny, and I can't complain.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2012 04:04:07 | More by HuskyinPDX
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3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Red Hot in Tacoma on 6/9/12.

Appearance: Slightly hazy bright orange color only a bit of head and not much lacing on the glass.

Smell: Subtle citrus hops with some floral notes that are less prominent.

Taste: Initially a citrus hop flavor, then a rich caramel malt flavor takes over the palate. Mild bitterness as it finishes. Light flavors overall.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with slightly lower than average carbonation. Dry as it finishes.

Overall: An average West Coast IPA that doesn't have any flavors jumping out at me. Still, drinkable and decent hop profile.

Serving type: on-tap

06-12-2012 03:54:41 | More by mfavoino
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3.5/5  rDev -3%

05-30-2012 17:29:51 | More by bluckbeyes
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3.25/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a clear orange color, not much head with no lacing down the glass.
S: Strong citrusy scent also some caramel malty scents
T: Much the same as the smell. Lots of caramel maltiness almost too much actually followed by citrusy hops.
M: Medium bodied, carbonated well for the style
O: This is a decent IPA, very solid but nothing I'd probably seek out.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2012 01:39:53 | More by loren01
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Hop Knob IPA from Silver Moon Brewing
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