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

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403 Ratings
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Ratings: 403
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 61
Gots: 42 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

lupercmda, Apr 27, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A clear honey golden colored beer rests below a nice biggish off white head that fell into a decent lacing.

A big full aroma of citrus and pine style hops.

A lighter citrus style hops in the taste with a light grasses and grapefruit dominating over a slight maltiness that comes through.

A dryish aftertaste with just a bit of the hops taste and bitterness sticking around with this medium bodied IPA.

The big citrus hops aroma loses something in the taste but not altogether in a bad way.

LXIXME, Apr 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

rprinz22, Apr 20, 2013
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5/5  rDev +24.7%

GermanAlcazar, Apr 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

abuss2, Apr 17, 2013
Photo of brentk56
4.39/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

brentk56, Apr 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

westcoastbeerlvr, Apr 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Jasonrm72, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of standardcherry
4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can poured into a HF stem. Thanks to Paul (azdback) for this one!

A: This is very clear. Wow. Minimal haziness and a dark golden/orange color. Nice, thick white head that leaves beautiful lacing.
S: Lots of pine resin. A bit of sweetness, balanced out with some citrusy aromas. A bit floral too.
T: Very well balanced IPA. Lots of sweet maltiness balancing out with citrus (grapefruit) and floral tastes. Not as hoppy as I had expected from the smell but very tasty regardless.
M: Light/medium bodied with medium carbonation. Smooth and creamy with a bit of dryness in the finish.
O: This is an excellent IPA that has flown under everyone's radar. Glad I got the chance to try this one. Very well balanced and not too much alcohol make this an excellent and very well balanced IPA that I could drink all day!

standardcherry, Apr 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

SalukiAlum, Apr 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

BAsbill, Mar 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

anteater, Mar 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19%

bmoney_az, Mar 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

acjones, Mar 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

SocalKicks, Mar 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

NoXcusZ, Mar 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Steimie, Mar 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

gtermi, Mar 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

tjkramer95, Feb 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

tswater, Feb 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

rpbuckeye, Feb 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

jroberts8811, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of Huhzubendah
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks Matt!

The beer is light golden hued and and parent with a thick, foamy white head. Ample sticky lacing plastered onto the pint glass. The aroma offers pine sap, resin, dank hops. Hop forward with a sturdy malt backbone. Bread / biscuit character supports the pine hop aspect nicely. Well balanced. Sweetness seems to escalate. Lingering hop bitterness and pine. Medium bodied with ample carbonation. A solid beer.

Huhzubendah, Feb 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

6thstreetbrewpub, Feb 01, 2013
Hop Knot from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 403 ratings.