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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

373 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 373
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 59
Gots: 32 | 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%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -44%

DownInToMyBelly, Nov 30, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -44%

hoppyboy69, Aug 23, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

thegerm87, Jul 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

cbnz, May 18, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

jophish17, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of stephens101
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.

stephens101, Jun 17, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

Azpittil57, Feb 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

Aclucari, Jan 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

Coconuts, Jun 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

trytoketchup, Mar 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

jenray, Nov 24, 2011
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

micstache, Nov 14, 2011
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

OctoberNexus, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of seaoflament
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.

seaoflament, Mar 18, 2009
Photo of corby112
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.

corby112, Dec 28, 2010
Photo of cpetrone84
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.

cpetrone84, May 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

ToddThompson, Oct 16, 2013
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dorf, Jun 10, 2012
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camelgar, Jan 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

bmoney_az, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of bashiba
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.

bashiba, Aug 15, 2012
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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.

craytonic, Apr 30, 2009
Photo of Florida9
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.

Florida9, Nov 09, 2010
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Hop Knot from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 373 ratings.