Hop Knob IPA - Silver Moon Brewing
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2.53/5 rDev -29.9%
Hop Knob IPA was a disappointment. It fell well short of embodying a classic American IPA in both the aroma and taste.
There were some pleasant malt aromas but unfortunately that is where the fun stopped. Whiffs of skunk over-powered the malt and the weak hop aroma. The hops contributed some fruitiness but where was the citrus I've grown to love in American IPA's?
A smallish off-white head with barely acceptable staying power capped this hazy amber orange colored brew. There was enough lacing to be noticed and briefly appreciated.
Hop Knob tasted thin for an IPA and not surprisingly it was also lacking in malt character. It was a tad watery. There was some pleasant back end bitterness but without an enjoyable malt presence to escort the bitterness across the tongue I'm afraid it was all for not. There is not much to latch on to here but at least it goes down smooth!
04-14-2010 03:16:56 | More by birdypowder
3.1/5 rDev -14.1%
Had this from a 22 oz bomber in Portland, OR on 2010-01-23
A - Clear gold with a light tan head
S - Mild bread and floral
T - Too light on the malt but lots of pine and grapefruit bitterness
M - Light with medium carbonation
D - Easy to quaf but the unremarkable taste left me wanting more
04-26-2010 17:21:44 | More by Tucquan
3.15/5 rDev -12.7%
Pours clear amber with a one finger white head and lots of lacings. Aroma is some floral hops. Taste is bitter earthy hops with a kiss of grapefruit. Malts are present but subdued. This beer is about the middle of the APA style. Nice enough just not to style. Easy drinker a bit watery on the palate. I would guess the abv at about 5 to 5.5%.
Would make a decent session beer. Just don't expect the big hops of an IPA. Maybe they were aiming at the English IPA style. This would be very close to that type. Carbonation is fairly light.
01-23-2009 07:13:35 | More by Spikester
3.25/5 rDev -10%
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.
05-29-2012 01:39:53 | More by loren01
3.29/5 rDev -8.9%
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.
04-07-2013 17:32:38 | More by Reidrover
3.3/5 rDev -8.6%
A: Hazy amber body. Large off-white fluffy head. Moderate retention but fairly decent lacing down the glass sides.
S: Some orange and grapefruit, a bit of grass and pine. Dull, bready malts fill out the aroma profile from start to finish.
T: Lots of malt, too much malt actually. The breadyness drowns out the citric and earthy hops that were at least present in the nose.
M: A bit thin in the middle. Carbonation levels were good. Finish is muted and a bit muddled. No bite or crispness.
D: A decent, but not memorable IPA. Not something I'd seek out in a bottle.
04-20-2010 04:08:12 | More by callmemickey
3.35/5 rDev -7.2%
Appears bright (but hazy) orange with a small off-white head.
It smells of grassy, pine like hops. I also get some grapefruit/ deep citrusy smells and a mild bread like malt smell.
It tastes of pine like spicy hops. I get a bit of a grassy and grapefruit like flavor. The grapefruit flavor lingers on for a while. There is a bit of a bread like malt flavor though hops dominate.
The carbonation is around medium.
Overall not the best IPA I have had but a pretty decent example of the style.
03-18-2011 23:04:51 | More by chumba526
3.38/5 rDev -6.4%
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
02-01-2009 06:42:30 | More by bitterthebetter
3.43/5 rDev -5%
Poured into 10oz glass. Poured a clear, typical, golden-orange-amber color with about an inch of white head that had decent retention and lacing.
The aroma was an OK blend of pine and citrus hop scents. The flavors were also pine and citrus with some malt in the background. The body was typical for the style, as was drinkability.
Overall, a nice, but not great, example of the style. Worth trying if you see it.
07-06-2010 01:16:19 | More by beertunes
3.48/5 rDev -3.6%
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.
12-17-2013 01:32:08 | More by Nerudamann
3.5/5 rDev -3%
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.
06-12-2012 03:54:41 | More by mfavoino
3.53/5 rDev -2.2%
A: Poured a golden yellow with a small white head. Carbonation was good
S: Seet, floral, grains and faint
T: Perhaps Centennial hops, light malt body, grains
M: Well carbonated, lighter bodied, light booze
D: Ok but not a go to beer or one I would recommend
07-18-2010 16:59:54 | More by barleywinefiend
Hop Knob IPA from Silver Moon Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.