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

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378 Ratings
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Ratings: 378
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 59
Gots: 34 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle courtesy of Tayner (also got one from Justn!) in a trade. I loved the first one and decided to review the second bottle she sent. No date on the bottle, but it was relatively fresh when Tayner sent it and it's been in the fridge ever since.

a- pours clear, rather pale, with a fluffy 2 finger head

s- citrusy hops, but not overly sharp, coming from the west I set the bar high and it doesn't disappoint

t- hop forward profile, with a small amount of citrus, and surprisingly balanced given the origin. Could be sharper on the hops

m- fluffy feeling, good carbonation for the style

d- very drinkable, 6% abv so I could have a few of these. That said, not the most drinkable IPA I've had.

overall a very enjoyable beer. I wouldn't go out of my way for this, and it's not irreplaceable, but I'd love to have this as a local/standby...thanks Tayner! We'll have to see how this compares to leatherlips, which I sent her.

fo5s, Apr 27, 2009
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Four Peaks. Poured into a pint glass.

Looks nice, great consistant bubbles rise through a golden-orange clear and filtered body.

Smell is good. Nice citrus hops and bit of caramel malt shine through.

Taste is great but I remember it being more hop forward the last time I had it. Perhaps this is a batch that's a month or 2 old. Medium bitterness. Nothing extreme, but a little too toned down for me.

Mouth is appropriate for the style. Just enough malt to be substantial.

A good IPA, but I think it's been better in the past. Would def. have again, and it's worth trying, but I'm waiting for the double hop knot in a few months :)

jampics2, Nov 27, 2009
Hop Knot from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 378 ratings.