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Hop Knot - Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

439 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 439
Reviews: 118
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 64
Gots: 54 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Gueuzedude on 09-23-2003

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.

47 IBU
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Photo of TheBrewo
3.52/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer was served on tap at Four Peaks Brewing Company in Tempe, Arizona. It arrived in a generic pint glass, showing a rosy persimmon orange coloring. A one finger head of large, soapy white bubbles crowned the brew, retaining well. Lacing was wet and globular. No haze or sediment was noted, and carbonation appeared to be robust. The nose is light, giving notes of rice and white flour, citric grapefruity hoppiness, pale and crystal malts, wheat table crackers, green grassiness, soft booze, black pepper, salted toffee, synthetic Pine Sol chemical twang, orange pith, and salt-roasted sunflower seeds. The flavoring is even more adjuncty, swelling up big waves of cereal and pale grain, dusty white flour, lemon and orange zest, grassy and citric fruity hoppiness, fresh ginger, honey Graham crackers, generic buttery and biscuity graininess, wet moss, basement mustiness, and a drier, more perfumed grassy hoppiness. The aftertaste breathes of vanilla extract and moderately fusel booziness. The body was lightly medium, and the carbonation was medium. Slurp, smack, cream, and froth were all okay, but none were impressively contributory. The sip left the mouth feeling wetly refreshed, without much lingering dryness to speak of. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank easily.

Overall, this beer was enjoyed as a loose side-by-side with its older brother, Double Knot. While there were certainly some similarities between the two, in that their hop profiles were nicely fruity, sweet, and citric, the big difference came in how the grains were presented. According to the brewers, they only really doubled the hop content of the recipe, without adding or altering much in the way of the grain bill, so it’s a bit curious. Here, we found things to be heavily adjuncty through both the aroma and the flavoring, with this becoming more apparent through the latter. It wasn’t really offensive though, as dirty, adjuncty grain can be, but rather just more of a way to keep things lighter and easier. Flavor did take a hit, but this was relatively minor. We would certainly try this beer again.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WoolyFSU
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Exactly what I though it would taste like as people described it to me, very good but not great, however great for Arizona. I liked it

Photo of sachie23
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tomtom_schneider
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of breadwinner
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Haybeerman
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerLover99
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nyctom
3.56/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DCLAguy11
3.52/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CityofWind_brew
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beervana
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shehateme
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of toothirsty
3.52/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MisterFuzz
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fishthe
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Josh_951
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.23/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bluehende
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nhoelzen
3.49/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of M_chav
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tyrannosaurus
4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fatehunter
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a finger and half of head on a clear amber body.
The aroma is pine, lemon and grapefruit. Nice.
The taste is moderate pine and grapefruit bitterness with a good malt backbone.
The texture is crisp.
A solid brew.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.29/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Hop Knot from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 439 ratings.