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

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362 Ratings
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Ratings: 362
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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4.05/5  rDev +0.7%

Type: Draft
Glass: Pint glass
From: Four Peaks Brewery in Tempe, Ariz.
Price: $5.00 (guessing)
Purchased: May 16, 2013
Consumed: May 16, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured a golden orange color with 1-2 fingers of fluffy white head when I got it. Pretty good foamy lacing on the sides and good retention all the way down.

Smelled citrus grapefruit hops up front. Also some notes of floral hops, tangerine, orange rind, honey grass and faint skunky resin.

Tasted similar to the nose with grapefruit citrus hops leading the way. Tangerine, orange, orange rind, sweet floral hops and a bit of honey wheat grass.

Medium body. Thin-to-oily texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Long, pleasantly bitter finish.

Really liked this IPA. It put the Raj to shame, so much that I’d like to go back and knock that one down a few pegs.

05-21-2013 07:11:15 | More by BucannonXC5
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-06-2012 00:37:43 | More by ralphw56
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4.1/5  rDev +2%

Pour - on the lighter side of amber to gold in appearance. Half an inch of loosely formed foam on top that sinks away leaving some faint lacing and a thin layer of wispy white head.

Aroma - lemon and lime with some pineapple and mango notes followed by some sweetness and some hints of pine, floral hops and resiny-ness. Certainly aromatic enough to entice most hopheads.

Taste - you know the type of IPAs that make you say, "yes, there you go, that is what I want"? Well, this is one of those type of IPAs. Plenty of floral hop notes but also a nice punch of grapefruit and pine to remind you that this is indeed something that says American IPA and says it loud and proud.

Overall - another great canned brew from Arizona! They're giving Colorado some serious competition when it comes to craft beers shroud in aluminum. Definitely an IPA worthy of any hopheads fridge, cooler or backpack. Easy drinking, hopped-up to eleven and well worth your time.

12-30-2011 04:09:59 | More by indiapaleale
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-23-2012 02:20:00 | More by TasteTester
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

01-04-2014 03:03:47 | More by dwagner003
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

05-09-2014 18:46:10 | More by PA-Michigander
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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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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

01-03-2013 04:05:48 | More by pirmannt1
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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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4/5  rDev -0.5%

11-22-2011 06:02:55 | More by Beertracker
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-07-2014 18:48:34 | More by ldhughes3
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Rhode Island

4.13/5  rDev +2.7%

12oz thanks to Phelps in Blind Beers BIF III.

Blind review.

A- Nice filtered pale golden color, thin but lasting head, sticky but spotty lacing. 2nd pour kicks up a bit more head.

S- Tropical fruity hops, nice resiny sticky hop nug aromas.

T- IPA for sure, good fruity bouquet and great clean bitterness. Tangerine, honeydew, mango/papaya. Pretty pale, no heavy malts here.

M- Mot much malt, drying, def. a west coast interpretation of an IPA. Really easy to drink.

D- High.. Easy drinking, low ABV, strong hops. Hop profile kind of reminds me of sculpin (nowhere near as intense though). I enjoyed this one a lot- if this is available to you locally, buy some.

12-18-2010 00:32:14 | More by ShogoKawada
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-21-2012 17:26:43 | More by kbrown
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4.22/5  rDev +5%

Pours a clear golden color with a tight, white head that leaves a nice sheet of lacing.

Smells of bright citrus hops.

Tastes of the bright hops with a solid malt base. Hops hits first with notes of grapefruit, pine, and some tropical fruits. Malts add some brown sugar, caramel, and bread on the end. Solidly bitter.

Mouthfeel is medium with a slightly smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, a good IPA that is more than worth the price, and could be great if some tweaks were made to the recipe.

06-05-2011 03:37:33 | More by ocelot2500
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

10-21-2013 13:46:19 | More by FrankHammer
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3/5  rDev -25.4%

08-03-2014 18:00:37 | More by JoelClark
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3.98/5  rDev -1%

12oz can poured into a pint glass. Got from Phelps in the Tickers BIF.

A: Yellowish orange color, with nice clarity. About a half finger white head, that fades fairly quickly. Not much lacing.

S: Nice citrus and floral hops, that are not over the top, light grapefruit and pineapple. The caramel malts blend nicely with the hop profile.

T: Nice caramel sweetness upfront and throughout. A good mix of citrus and floral hop bitterness, that doesn't overpower and allows the caramel malts to linger on the front of the tongue while the bitterness lingers in the back.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Slightly creamy. Decent dryness.

O: A very good IPA. Not the best but solid nonetheless. Very well blended and refreshing.

09-24-2011 21:11:39 | More by doughanson78
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-04-2014 22:39:29 | More by Bartos
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-15-2012 23:34:38 | More by antoines15
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-13-2012 04:42:48 | More by TXhomebrewer
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-09-2014 03:00:49 | More by denver10
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-24-2014 18:02:23 | More by ucsbmullet
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Cask @ Four Peaks in Tempe, AZ.

A - A bit darker than the traditional brew, with nice shades of amber and red. A great, fluffy, off-white head that is typical of cask ales.

S - Much more floral and fruity. Hops shine here.

T - Where the original can be a bit too dry and lack a certain hop bite, this brew hits a great cask IPA on the head. Fruity, floral, delicious hops with a good malty backbone.

M - Incredibly smooth, creamy, and the perfect temperature. Goes down way too easily.

O - A must try for all fans of Hop Knot.

04-08-2012 01:13:03 | More by Gatch
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4.05/5  rDev +0.7%

Tasted On: 04-08-2014
Freshness: Canned on 02-28-2014
Packaging: 12 oz. can
Glassware: Shaker pint
Purchased: Received from a friend

Appearance: Mostly clear golden beer with an off-white head of 3 fingers. Retention is very good with a fair amount of lace.

Smell: Fragrant floral, citrus and piney hops.

Taste: Sharp bitterness from the hops with flavor notes of grapefruit and other citrus fruit.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and high in carbonation, with a finish that's dry and hoppy with more citrus flavors.

Overall: Very good IPA here; glad to have tried it

Thanks to Craig for the beer!

04-09-2014 03:05:02 | More by sommersb
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

11-10-2012 23:20:28 | More by Beerbuddy21
Hop Knot from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
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