Hop Knot - Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
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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
4.39/5 rDev +9.2%
Appearance: Pours a clear golden color with an inch of foam that leaves a few shards of lace behind
Smell: Floral and citrusy with pink grapefruit aromatics
Taste: A touch bready up front and then the hops take over, bringing the floral grapefruit flavors detected in the aroma; the malt stays in the background throughout, though there is just a touch of caramel in the finish
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate but crisp carbonation
Overall: Wow, this is an "under the radar" IPA that is just as good as the more notable examples of the style
Thanks, mikedR (from the other site), for the opportunity
04-16-2013 21:23:50 | More by brentk56
3.58/5 rDev -10.9%
A: The beer pours a slightly hazed orange color with a finger of white head.
S: A decent bit of citrus to the aroma. Lots of grapefruit, which is nice, and a bit of tangerine. Fairly heavy on the pine and an almost perfumey floral note. Light malt aroma of bread.
T: Somewhat sweet bready malt with a touch of toast and toffee. Grapefruit and orange peel with a moderate bitterness. Not a very intense hoppiness, but the flavors are good enough.
M: Medium bodied with a medium level of carbonation.
O: A decent IPA, but it didn't really blow me away.
08-10-2011 05:46:44 | More by womencantsail
4.23/5 rDev +5.2%
A - poured with a small head of white foam on a clear, dark golden body. The head settles and leaves thick lace.
S - a fruity aroma of mango, grapefruit, and pine.
T - bready malt, spicy pine and a touch of caramel up front. More of the same in the middle with a peppery character that carries though to the finish with moderate bitterness and lots of grapefruit.
M - medium thick body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.
D - very nice, especially for a single IPA. The hop character is excellent, but balanced and the beer is very drinkable.
03-21-2012 02:54:27 | More by nickfl
4.58/5 rDev +13.9%
Had this at Magpies Pizza in 4th Street in Tucson
Poured golden/bronze with 1 finger of pearl white head. Good lacing & head retention
S: Nice citrus & pine hops with some breadyness once warm
T: Grapefruitty, peppery & pine hops plus a kiss of honey malt up front. Breadyness mingles with nice piney hops as this warms. Finishes crisp & moreish, almost pulled a 5.0
MF: Medium bodied with lively carbonation that makes the hops pop. Great balance as well
Probably the best beer I had in AZ, one to quaff, despite the ABV
04-08-2008 02:24:14 | More by russpowell
4.08/5 rDev +1.5%
Thanks for tayner for throwing me a couple of these. Served in the usual Surly pint glass.
A - A half finger of cream-white foam that dissipates quickly - nice lacing though! Murky golden-yellow color. Not all that interesting.
S - Very balanced - some sweet citrus hoppiness with loads of tangerine, orange, grapefruit, and a hint of pine, and some sweet caramel malts with maybe a touch of honey and biscuit.
T - Tastes a lot like it smells, which is a good thing. Again - very balanced, with hoppy tropical flavors, a hint of pine, sweet caramel malt, honey, and bread. Not particularly unique, but well crafted. Aftertaste is neutral.
M - Smooth, with a little prickly carbonation at the tip of the tongue. Good viscosity and nice residual oily resin.
D - It's got all the things I like for sessions - low alcohol, not overcarbonated, no strong aftertaste, and a nice flavor. If I lived in Phoenix I'd keep a sixer of this in the fridge.
Don't let the B+ fool you - this is a sold session IPA option that has a score skewed by its lackluster appearance. If it looked a little better it'd compare to Stone IPA and Two-Hearted.
02-20-2009 21:18:29 | More by MasterSki
4.23/5 rDev +5.2%
Another great beer from Four Peaks Brewery in Tempe, Arizona. This beer falls between a pale ale and an IPA. Smell was closer to an IPA (lots of hops) the flavor seemed to be more subtle. Not as hoppy as most IPAs, good flavor and after taste. Reminded me of a strong american pale ale. This was an incredibly easy beer to drink, very flavorful and smooth.
This beer started as a seasonal but was recently made a year round brew now available in kegs and bottles.
03-10-2004 20:21:53 | More by drabmuh
4.22/5 rDev +5%
This sits a brilliantly clear copper color and is topped by a pale tan head. The aroma is a nice mix of fruity notes and a pine like aromatic note. The fruity notes are dominant with apricot and grapefruit being evident in the forefront. There is a nice piney character to this beer that sort of acts like a backbone to the citrus notes. The taste is quite sweet up front, it even lingers through the bitter finish. The citrusy hop notes also linger on, and they are really quite nicely done. I get notes of tangerine, apricot, orange, sharp notes of pine, basil, and spruce. This is definitely quite nice.
06-17-2005 06:15:40 | More by Gueuzedude
3.18/5 rDev -20.9%
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
District of Columbia
3.63/5 rDev -9.7%
12 oz bottle poured into a nonic. Thanks Phelps!
Pours a clear golden amber color with a quickly dissipating foamy white head. Leaves behind intricate webs of lacing. Aroma is mild, sweet with citric and pine hops and light caramel malt. Body is a little too thin for the style, but appropriate fine carbonation. Flavor has a strong citric hop sweetness and a malty and grainy presence that doesn't quite balance it, so much as fight it. Reminds me a lot of the Starr hill northern lights IPA, in that it smells like an above average IPA but falls apart a little in the flavor and body.
07-24-2010 00:17:56 | More by yourefragile
4.03/5 rDev +0.2%
The CANQuest (TM) is literally all over the map today, splitting time between China and Arizona. My helmsman and navigator are at their wits end and so I have decided to solve this Gordian Knot by making thirty (30)-plus knots back to Arizona following our most recent visit to China. It is a knotty problem, would you knot agree?
Not for the kiddies: Popeye awakes in the Old Salts' Home on the morning of his eightieth birthday and notices that he is sporting morning wood. This has not happened for some time and since Olive Oyl has passed on, he decides to hit the stroll, whereupon he hears a familiar cry, "Hey, sailor, how about a date?!?" Instinctively, he knows that the young woman is not proffering a piece of fruit and takes her up on her offer. Soon, they are in a nearby room with an hourly rate and he is bobbing and thrusting as though he were a ship in high seas. He looks down at his friend and asks, "Hey, baby, how am I doing?" She looks up with disdain and replies, "Well, sailor, let me put it in terms you'll understand. You're doing three knots!" "Three knots!" he thinks, excited that he is doing so well in his advanced age, until she continues. "Yes, three knots - you're knot up, you're knot in and you're definitely knot getting your money back!"
Hop Knot? Why knot! Back on AmeriCAN soil, thanks to bennetj17, we employ the Crack & Glug with the best of them. We have tied up to the pier using the dreaded Gopher Knot, a complicated knot like the Gordian Knot, that will require someone to go fer their knife/sword/axe when we next get underway. I had a fizzy finger of ecru head that was briefer than MacBeth's candle. Color was an orangish-amber with NE-quality clarity. Nose was quite pine-y and a welcome change from both Lychee perfume and sea salt. My mouth began to water. It had a big, resinous mouthfeel to go along with its intense pine taste. This is the kind of beer that got me hooked on hops and I could hear echoes of the Hop Monkey that used to ride around on my back, chattering and howling incessantly. Finish was likewise free and easy with the hops and China's Siren call could be heard yet again. Licking my lips, I signaled for the Deck crew to bring in the lines as I savored those delicious hops and why knot? It might be a while before I could get any again ...
08-14-2011 20:05:08 | More by woodychandler
3.63/5 rDev -9.7%
Poured a yellow orangish color with a nice head and some decent carbonation on it. Nose of some hops, a little piney scent. Tasted a little citrus, piney and floral. I can tell there are some American C's here, Chinook, Centennial and perhaps Amarillo finshed with some bitterness. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and in no way is this a IIPA. Overall probably the best beer from Four Peaks.
12-25-2009 01:43:54 | More by barleywinefiend
4.1/5 rDev +2%
Pours golden with a somewhat scant head. Nice fresh aromas of hay, wax, citrusy and piney hops. Well balanced. The taste is equally balanced. A tad on the grainy side, but lightly resinous hops with a waxy, citrus zing and some light pine and earth give a reasonable level of bitterness, and a certain moreish quality. Quite tasty, and nice to see this in the bottle.
04-13-2011 02:59:46 | More by Georgiabeer
3.85/5 rDev -4.2%
Arizona IPA from a 12 ounce can. On to the beer:
This is toasted orange colored and topped with an inch of head , leaving several clumps of lace around the glass. The aroma has much appeal, quite vibrant and featuring notes of tangerine, cantaloupe, pine, orange, dusted in a little sugar. A lot of the momentum carries on to the taste, where the taste of cantaloupe, modest pine, orange, some caramel, and a slightly raw edge give Hop Knot an overall pleasant taste. It's medium bodied and smooth with the carbonation, which caps off an overall palatable IPA.
03-25-2014 02:48:04 | More by DoubleJ
Hop Knot from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
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