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

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361 Ratings
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Ratings: 361
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 59
Gots: 29 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: Gueuzedude on 09-23-2003)
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2/5  rDev -50.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -44%

08-23-2013 23:29:44 | More by hoppyboy69
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2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

07-14-2013 03:47:01 | More by thegerm87
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British Columbia (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

05-18-2013 15:24:04 | More by cbnz
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2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

08-03-2014 22:59:23 | More by jophish17
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2.96/5  rDev -26.4%

Bright reddish-orange with a full, bubbly, off-white head that tops out right above the rim and pushes its pungent aroma into the room. Closer inspection reveals citrus (grapefruit and lemon) and some rind. Taste is more subdued that the aroma would indicate. Barely hoppy and a bit chalky. Some light fruits are noticed. Pretty flat in all domains. Tastes like it's well past any reasonable prime, but there's no decipherable freshness dating on the can. So be it.

06-17-2014 23:56:10 | More by stephens101
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

02-16-2014 05:15:42 | More by Azpittil57
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

01-19-2012 15:51:13 | More by Aclucari
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

06-25-2014 15:42:33 | More by Coconuts
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

03-26-2014 05:45:52 | More by trytoketchup
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

11-24-2011 00:29:46 | More by jenray
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

11-14-2011 19:35:14 | More by micstache
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

08-03-2014 18:00:37 | More by JoelClark
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3.08/5  rDev -23.4%

Thanks to Joey for opening up this bottle at La Bella Pizza tonight. I have heard quite a bit about this beer and wanted to try it for a while.

This beer poured a bit too pale for an IPA in my opinion, almost a straw yellow but with a decent amount of head, good lacing too.

Huh? Hardly any hops detectable on the nose, what I first pick up is a weird dirty grain aroma. Maybe a little citrus after the beer warms up, some grassy tones, light caramel, but there really isn't all that much in there.

Tastes grainy, and the grain bill does not seem to be in harmony in this beer. Hardly any hops in the flavor as well, just a little earthy at times. Some lemon flavor later on. Very thin body. Faint caramel in the finish.

Decent carbonation but a bit too thin for an ipa, seems more like a pale ale.

Quite disappointed in this one, not sure if we had an old bottle but it doesn't seem like it...the malt was also very thin.

03-18-2009 07:48:34 | More by seaoflament
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3.18/5  rDev -20.9%

From notes:

12 oz bottle received as an extra. Pours a very slight hazy pale golden yellow color with two finger frothy white head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Minimal spots of lacing.

Very bland aroma that isn't very hoppy. Slightly floral with pale malt and light citrus fruit notes in the nose.

Medium bodied with some earthy bitter hops up front that are quickly countered by a pilsner malt like backbone. Slightly earthy/piny before with hints of subtle citrus. Crisp and easy to drink with a slightly dry finish but nor very exciting.

12-28-2010 02:29:27 | More by corby112
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3.23/5  rDev -19.7%

Pour is clear golden orange with a thick tight white head. Nose is strongly balanced with caramel sticky malt and some doughiness. Hops are herbal and grassy, light but balanced. Taste is slightly more malt forward, toasted grains a stronger with the sweet malt behind and a bitter herbal hop finish. Lightly carbonated and creamy syrupy body.

05-07-2013 12:59:49 | More by cpetrone84
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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

10-16-2013 16:04:24 | More by ToddThompson
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

03-25-2013 23:00:18 | More by bmoney_az
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3.3/5  rDev -17.9%

poured a nice clear golden with a thick white head.

The smell is lightly hoppy with a touch of lemon.

the flavor is mild with a lightly bready malt backbone. the hop flavors are mild for an IPA. The bitterness is very low for IPA as well. Drinks more like a nicely hopped blonde.

Nice smooth and creamy mouth feel.

Good but doesn't really feel like IPA.

08-15-2012 23:23:09 | More by bashiba
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District of Columbia

3.45/5  rDev -14.2%

Appearance: clear gold-copper, some head and lacing

Smell: Bit of hops, pine, grapefruit, orange tangerine, and sweet malt, a little weak

Taste: Very crisp, if that is a taste. bit of piney hops up front with some medium-body malt on the back-end adding a bread element.

Drinkability: nice to try, but very forgettable. You could put a few back though.

04-30-2009 00:23:47 | More by craytonic
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3.48/5  rDev -13.4%

A: Clear amber gold in color. Forms a smallish, rocky white head that reduces down to a rocky surface coating. Good lacing.

S: Some light hops. Citrus and pine. Aroma is kind of weak, though.

T: Caramel malt, biscuit malt. Pine resin bitterness. Slightly sweet with a lot of unpleasant bitterness. Way off balance.

M: Lighter bodied with active carbonation.

D: A decent beer, but out of balance. Lighter bodied, but still malty, with the hops never really showing through in a positive way. Out of balance? yes. Out of date? possibly, but no way to tell.

11-09-2010 03:22:15 | More by Florida9
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3.48/5  rDev -13.4%

Pours a nice clear gold with a fluffy white head.
Smells mildly spicy, some hints of citrus and minty pine. A burst of hops up front immediately followed by some malt sweetness. There is a lingering citrus aftertaste, slight astringency, and some rich malts.
Overall, not a bad beer. I wouldn't drink it everyday but it would be nice on a hot summer day.

11-24-2011 02:26:41 | More by kirok1999
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Hop Knot from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 361 ratings.