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

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388 Ratings
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Ratings: 388
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 60
Gots: 37 | 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%

sKafifer, Jul 08, 2012
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5/5  rDev +24.7%

SmLance, Jul 07, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

JamieO, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of RoyalT
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – This is a cloudy, brooding, faded orange in color with a nice head. The foam bubbles are unusually large.

Smell – The hop aroma is complex with some citrusy pine and a bit of grapefruit.

Taste – The hops thankfully come over well at the taste. There’s more grapefruit here and a little bit of orange sweetness. The malt is very light.

Mouthfeel – This is medium-bodied with some surprising carbonation for the style. It’s not bitter at all and actually more balanced than it smells.

Drinkability – They managed to make this beer extremely hoppy without being very bitter so it goes down quite well. It’s rare to find a beer this hoppy that doesn’t wreck the palate.

RoyalT, Jun 22, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

avisong, Jun 22, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -19%

dorf, Jun 10, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

bjohn84, Jun 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

BobLoblaw, Jun 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

aflies, May 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

vobr0002, May 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

xnapshot, May 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

TXhomebrewer, May 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

vr6corrado, May 08, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

JohnLynch, May 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

KaaosMachine, May 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

JasonB, May 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

antoines15, Apr 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Olson8er, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of Gatch
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Gatch, Apr 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Number3red, Apr 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

JVan, Apr 03, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

robbyb, Mar 27, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

pjeezus, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of nickfl
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

nickfl, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of Koufax21
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a pint glass. It pours a light yellow. Nice fingers worth of white head. Big hop aroma as it should. The taste is clean and mild. Not what I was expecting with a name like hop knot. I think most of the hops were put in the hopback and not much in the boil. At only 47 ibu it seems almost like more of a pale ale. It is quite tasty though. It's a beer I enjoy drinking while I'm in AZ.

Koufax21, Mar 20, 2012
Hop Knot from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 388 ratings.