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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

347 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 347
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 59
Gots: 23 | 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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portia99

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can received yesterday from BOLTZ7555 in a great trade! This is a Phoenix local favorite for me that I've been jones-ing for lately - glad to have a full six pack in my fridge. Poured into a Brooklyn snifter.

A - Pours a well hazed pale orangey golden color with a low half finger of short lived foam. Only a small collar of bubbles is left around the edge of the glass.

S - Fruity, grassy, estery. More malty than I remember too...has a definite underpinning of caramel malt at the base that the hops don't quite overcome.

T - Malty sweet base to this one...mid-level bitterness and lots of grassy and fruity hops come thru and balance the prominant malt pretty well.

M - Medium bodied with a medium level carbonation as well. Smooth and balanced...wish more of the hops would come thru here.

O - Hmm, not quite the same beer I'm used to having on tap at the brewpub. No date on the can so hard to know how fresh it is. A little bit of a letdown, but good to have this Phoenix favorite at home...especially on a 90 degree, Arizona like weather day.

Serving type: can

08-26-2011 23:43:48 | More by portia99
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-05-2012 00:35:34 | More by richkrull
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magictrokini

California

3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poures clear orange-gold with a bubbly white head. Moderate lacing. Funky pine hops with a bit of sweat-sock in terms of the resin. Earthy, herbal, and a lot of citrus zest. Carbonated, popping mouthfell with a long, sharp finish. Very bitter hop bite, more sour than sweet, with a fair amount of resin. Like a blend of grapefruit, pine, and white pepper. This is very tart, but in the American/West-Coast IPA sense. Some graininess with the malt, as well as some sticky mouthfeel. Good stuff for hopheads.

Serving type: on-tap

09-01-2009 18:23:34 | More by magictrokini
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yemenmocha

Arizona

3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

No freshness date. Can format.

Pours a honey golden hue, translucent and bright, with generous white head. Lots of lacing and creamy goodness on the head. Nose is a delight with some tangerine, maybe peachy-pear, and light herbal component. On the palate is a hop focused citrusy flavor that is delicious, herbal hop components kicking in, and just enough malt to keep it civilized. Nice bitter tingle on the finish.

Only negative is that it is incredibly watery & light. Head to head with regional IPA's makes this characteristic stand out quite prominently.

Serving type: can

05-28-2011 19:16:36 | More by yemenmocha
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bennetj17

Arizona

3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours leaving little head unfortunately, though it has somewhat lively carbonation throughout. The color is very golden, it looks more like a Pils than an IPA. The aroma yields a citrus hop bouquet, with a watermelon twang plus a strong balance of caramel malt sweetness. It lacks enough intensity to really draw me in however.

The flavor is sort of one dimensional as it never seems to round itself out in the finish. From start to back it's a tangy fruit, herbal, hop dominant beer with moderate bitterness creeping in slowly. It stays pretty clean in flavor and is also more refreshing due to a lighter mouthfeel that's not syrupy like some IPA's get. Decent carbonation.

Overall one of the better Arizona brewed beers, but it's a notch below many fine craft IPA's. I'd probably buy more of it but for $18.99 a 12-pack it doesn't give me an incentive to choose it over say, Odell IPA or something like that. I like the cans though, it definitely was fresh too.

Serving type: can

06-11-2011 05:17:56 | More by bennetj17
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-24-2012 02:29:27 | More by BeerHunter76
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markgugs

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-20-2014 17:44:03 | More by markgugs
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avisong

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

06-22-2012 03:25:11 | More by avisong
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a golden orange pour, 2 fingers of fluffy white head, nice lacing!
smells mainly of hops with a citrus background.. orange, grapefruit, fresh cut grass.
taste is very citrus oriented, with herbal notes, and earth notes. slight spicyness towards the finish, very nice.
medium body, medium crbonation, creamy mouthfeel.
this is a really refreshing ipa.. definitely worth trying - got mine as a throw in from a trade and i'm thankful for it!

Serving type: can

09-08-2012 17:08:32 | More by facundoCNB
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ssimpson89

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

11-02-2012 01:40:51 | More by ssimpson89
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

08-04-2012 20:39:30 | More by DaveHack
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From: Gifted by CE from trip to AZ
Date: None on bottle
Glass: Tulip

Pours a 1cm head, just off-white, fades with minimal lacing to just a ring around the glass. Body is a transparent, light copper orange color. Carbonation is visible, active and numerous.

Aroma of citrus, lemon and grapefruit in particular, which is balanced nicely on top of a malt base that is somewhat like sweet tea. Generally very fresh, hoppy, and inviting.

Sweetness and hops are well-mixed, with hops being main attraction. Hop flavors of grapefruit and Meyer lemon, mainly citrus, little pine. Malt base is noticeable in the first half of the sip, again has sweet-tea characters. Bitterness on sides of tongue in back of palate. Aftertaste is mildly sweet and lingering bitterness.

Beer is medium-light in body, a little watery around the edges. Modest carbonation leads to gentle foaming on palate and a creamy mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 19:16:33 | More by falloutsnow
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BAsbill

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-30-2013 04:33:28 | More by BAsbill
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anteater

Oregon

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-28-2013 01:10:16 | More by anteater
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beagle75

Iowa

3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a goblet.

A: Slightly hazy, light orange-amber color with over one finger of diminishing off-white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: Grapefruit juice and lemon zest are aggressive in the nose, with lesser coniferous foliage and mineral crispness. Over-ripe tropical fruit develops as the beer warms, muddling earlier impressions of cleanliness somewhat.

T: Begins off-dry, with bready malt and hop aromatics of pine and fruit punch. Acidity is high, contributing a lot of citric and carbonic flavor. The middle is clean but retians some mild grapefruit peel, while the finish is dry, with mild bitterness and lingering toasted malt.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, acidic and slightly sticky on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This IPA is solid for a flagship contribution, comparable to Stone IPA or Bells Two-hearted, but really doesn't try to be too distinctive. Among canned IPAs it is desirable, with more pronounced hop qualities than some others, even if those qualities are predictable.

Serving type: can

12-23-2011 16:29:36 | More by beagle75
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ckollias

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed this 12 oz can out of a large snifter glass

A: Pours and orangish hue with a decent sized white head that dissipates quickly leaving a good trail.

S: Malty and hoppy aroma mixed well together.

T: Nicely balanced mix between the bitter hops and sweet malt.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation

O: Delicious IPA - could have been a little bit more hopped up.

Serving type: can

08-08-2013 19:26:45 | More by ckollias
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

05-16-2013 00:49:32 | More by Arsenal0328
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I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-13-2014 00:13:57 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
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indiapaleale

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: can

12-30-2011 04:09:59 | More by indiapaleale
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BucannonXC5

California

4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2013 07:11:15 | More by BucannonXC5
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jeff1973

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

03-15-2014 03:43:45 | More by jeff1973
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ralphw56

Nevada

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-06-2012 00:37:43 | More by ralphw56
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

04-09-2014 03:03:49 | More by mmulebarn
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TasteTester

Ohio

4/5  rDev -0.7%

01-23-2012 02:20:00 | More by TasteTester
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

01-11-2012 03:43:52 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
Hop Knot from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 347 ratings.