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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

367 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 367
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 59
Gots: 30 | 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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permian-boozer

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

08-30-2014 16:03:51 | More by permian-boozer
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SuperHop18

Massachusetts

3.92/5  rDev -2.5%

08-28-2014 02:11:13 | More by SuperHop18
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.68/5  rDev -8.5%

08-22-2014 22:46:30 | More by BeerForMuscle
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Rich1818

Colorado

4.2/5  rDev +4.5%

08-22-2014 20:34:01 | More by Rich1818
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Soto

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

08-22-2014 03:01:40 | More by Soto
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kevkize

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-22-2014 00:27:24 | More by kevkize
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jplopez21

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

08-20-2014 21:02:10 | More by jplopez21
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Chappy-88

Michigan

4.2/5  rDev +4.5%

08-18-2014 06:37:03 | More by Chappy-88
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NateBenner

Arizona

4.68/5  rDev +16.4%

08-15-2014 05:21:34 | More by NateBenner
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koopa

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-08-2014 23:30:58 | More by koopa
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jophish17

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

08-03-2014 22:59:23 | More by jophish17
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JoelClark

Idaho

3/5  rDev -25.4%

08-03-2014 18:00:37 | More by JoelClark
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Dheisey


3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

08-02-2014 22:25:53 | More by Dheisey
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moysauce

Indiana

3.76/5  rDev -6.5%

On-tap in a Weizen glass, for whatever reason.

A: Golden yellow with a clear one and a half finger head.

S: Oh man. You get a great burst of citrus on the nose, which lead me to believe I'd be in for a more fruity IPA.

T: Absolutely nothing like the nose at all. At first it started out as a complete hop bomb, and with a name like Hop Knot, I should have assumed as much. Much hoppier than the nose led me to believe it would be. Interestingly enough, the hop profile started to get taken over by a strong malt backbone as I finished it off. So it was strange, to me, that it went from being a complete hop bomb to a slightly malty taste. I don't want to say it was a bitter malt taste, because that doesn't really make sense. But when the malts took over you could kind of get a sense that the hops were trying to push their way through. Very interesting!

M: Great mouthfeel. Nice and smooth. A thin coating of the mouth. Enough to let the flavor linger, but not enough to glue your mouth shut.

O: Overall, I found this beer to be very interesting. Very citrus heavy on the nose to nothing but hops for the first half of the beer, to this internal malt vs hop struggle at the end. Would recommend, though I'm not sure how often I would drink this.

07-31-2014 18:52:15 | More by moysauce
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Westyn

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-31-2014 15:49:45 | More by Westyn
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mjl21

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-30-2014 02:43:40 | More by mjl21
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Steve_Gonz

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-29-2014 02:26:07 | More by Steve_Gonz
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Resuin

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-28-2014 20:50:48 | More by Resuin
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Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-24-2014 18:02:23 | More by ucsbmullet
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utopiajane

New York

3.83/5  rDev -4.7%

Pours a golden amber with yellow hues. A creamy head of bone white foam that falls quickly and leaves spots of lace. beautiful clarity and only a few bubbles lazily wafting to the top. Nose is malty with a little soft sweetness and a bit of cracker. Sweet lemon peel and earthy grapefruit peel. Some sweet grass and a bit of pine that also has a sweet little backing to it. A bit of simcoe spice that I would call tangy. The taste is wonderful. Fruity and juicy. A bit of lemon, grapefruit and a nice little orange that is fresh and lightly sweet. The pine is soft and sweet on the palate and so is the malt. The malt is more crisp than it smelled on the nose and it comes right up to the definition of west coast style mouthfeel before it takes just one shy step over. The hops give an herbal quality at the back palate that is broad and leafy. This one finishes dry and with a lovely bitter that does not start on the mid palate. It starts at the swallow and then resonates back leaving you with a surprise bit of crisp cracker and some of that lovely light orange.

07-23-2014 15:03:08 | More by utopiajane
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Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-23-2014 00:33:55 | More by BigHead
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Brob245

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-22-2014 12:37:14 | More by WI-Beer-Man
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alademann

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-16-2014 14:28:29 | More by alademann
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California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-15-2014 03:44:04 | More by TheQuest300
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Hop Knot from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 367 ratings.