Hop Knot - Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
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4.25/5 rDev +5.7%
Appearance – This is a cloudy, brooding, faded orange in color with a nice head. The foam bubbles are unusually large.
Smell – The hop aroma is complex with some citrusy pine and a bit of grapefruit.
Taste – The hops thankfully come over well at the taste. There’s more grapefruit here and a little bit of orange sweetness. The malt is very light.
Mouthfeel – This is medium-bodied with some surprising carbonation for the style. It’s not bitter at all and actually more balanced than it smells.
Drinkability – They managed to make this beer extremely hoppy without being very bitter so it goes down quite well. It’s rare to find a beer this hoppy that doesn’t wreck the palate.
06-22-2012 03:33:24 | More by RoyalT
3.78/5 rDev -6%
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #55 (August 2011):
Tarnished golden hue; white fluffy head works. Resiny, perfume-like hop nose with some citric rind, mint and pine, tobacco and fresh-cut grass ... all just stick to the nostrils. Hop juice, smooth hop juice. A lighter body than expected, and the malt is a bit thinner than expected, though the hoppiness distracts our palates enough so as not to worry. Sip after sip is a new assault on the palate. This IPA lives up to its name as it ties up the taste buds. Definitely recommended.
12-15-2011 13:15:14 | More by BeerAdvocate
3.98/5 rDev -1%
Poures clear orange-gold with a bubbly white head. Moderate lacing. Funky pine hops with a bit of sweat-sock in terms of the resin. Earthy, herbal, and a lot of citrus zest. Carbonated, popping mouthfell with a long, sharp finish. Very bitter hop bite, more sour than sweet, with a fair amount of resin. Like a blend of grapefruit, pine, and white pepper. This is very tart, but in the American/West-Coast IPA sense. Some graininess with the malt, as well as some sticky mouthfeel. Good stuff for hopheads.
09-01-2009 18:23:34 | More by magictrokini
4.31/5 rDev +7.2%
12oz can poured into a HF stem. Thanks to Paul (azdback) for this one!
A: This is very clear. Wow. Minimal haziness and a dark golden/orange color. Nice, thick white head that leaves beautiful lacing.
S: Lots of pine resin. A bit of sweetness, balanced out with some citrusy aromas. A bit floral too.
T: Very well balanced IPA. Lots of sweet maltiness balancing out with citrus (grapefruit) and floral tastes. Not as hoppy as I had expected from the smell but very tasty regardless.
M: Light/medium bodied with medium carbonation. Smooth and creamy with a bit of dryness in the finish.
O: This is an excellent IPA that has flown under everyone's radar. Glad I got the chance to try this one. Very well balanced and not too much alcohol make this an excellent and very well balanced IPA that I could drink all day!
04-04-2013 04:30:44 | More by standardcherry
4.23/5 rDev +5.2%
poured from a growler (filled at Whole Foods) into a larger tulip glass...
I've had this from a can previously and found it to be an easy-to-drink IPA, not complex, but very well balanced and smooth with a lemony-citrus aftertaste.
tonight, I am compaing it with some other IPA's on tap at Whole Foods: Ballast Point Sculpin IPA, Mother Road Lost Highway Black IPA, Dragoon IPA, and the standard for double IPA's Dogfish Head 90. I will also pour a Stone IPA from a bottle before the evening is over...
color and appearance are a dark honey yellow with a head that settles down to about 1/4"
smell is nice, not overwhelming. a blend of the hops used: Cascade, Glacier, Magnum, Liberty, Simcoe
taste is similarly balanced, malt and hops do not overwhelm each other, but complement and result in a very pleasant mouthfeel...
In my search for the perfect IPA, this one is definitely in the top 20, and maybe in the top 10!
09-28-2013 02:40:21 | More by joeworrall
4.2/5 rDev +4.5%
Had this on-tap at the brewery.
Pours a clear copper color with a one-finger off-white head. The head recedes into a thin pancake on top leaving decent lacing.
Smells hoppy. Lots of citrus and pine aromas with hints of tropical fruit - very nice.
Tastes similar to how it smells, though the malt is a bit more pronounced than the smell led me to believe. Citrus and tropical fruit flavors are backed up by pale malts. Hints of pine flavors come in right before a solidly bitter ending.
Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with solid carbonation.
Drinkability is very good. I had no problem with one glass and could (and did) have a few more.
Overall this was a very solid IPA. If the flavors were a bit cleaner this could rival some of the world-class IPA's.
03-30-2009 17:59:27 | More by glid02
4.01/5 rDev -0.2%
A clear honey golden colored beer rests below a nice biggish off white head that fell into a decent lacing.
A big full aroma of citrus and pine style hops.
A lighter citrus style hops in the taste with a light grasses and grapefruit dominating over a slight maltiness that comes through.
A dryish aftertaste with just a bit of the hops taste and bitterness sticking around with this medium bodied IPA.
The big citrus hops aroma loses something in the taste but not altogether in a bad way.
04-22-2013 20:45:41 | More by LXIXME
3.7/5 rDev -8%
Enjoyed on tap in Scottsdale (brewed in Tempe). A very decent drinking American IPA. Lots of lace on medium yellow coloured body. Pleasant C-hop aroma. Very decent bitterness.Appropriate carbonation and average mouthfeel. Of their two IPAs, this was the clear winner.
02-07-2010 05:51:06 | More by Sammy
4.08/5 rDev +1.5%
a: pours a nice deep golden color.. solid finger worth of head.. some bubbles streaming up..
s: right away i got hit with that signature cat-piss simcoe aroma.. fresh green grass hop as well.. also some overall fruitiness with an almost cake-like aroma..
t: upfront is that green leafy/wet hoppiness..then you get hit with some mild citrus & some fruitiness.. some caramel malt also pulls through.. finish is semi-bitter with mild citrus rind bitterness..
mf: light-medium body with an almost crisp feel.
o: solid ipa for arizona.. not sure on the freshness.. cant wait for this to be start rolling out in cans!!
05-25-2011 10:52:01 | More by aval89
Hop Knot from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 367 ratings.