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

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365 Ratings
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Ratings: 365
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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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

03-25-2013 23:00:18 | More by bmoney_az
Photo of bashiba


3.3/5  rDev -17.9%

poured a nice clear golden with a thick white head.

The smell is lightly hoppy with a touch of lemon.

the flavor is mild with a lightly bready malt backbone. the hop flavors are mild for an IPA. The bitterness is very low for IPA as well. Drinks more like a nicely hopped blonde.

Nice smooth and creamy mouth feel.

Good but doesn't really feel like IPA.

08-15-2012 23:23:09 | More by bashiba
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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
Photo of Florida9


3.48/5  rDev -13.4%

A: Clear amber gold in color. Forms a smallish, rocky white head that reduces down to a rocky surface coating. Good lacing.

S: Some light hops. Citrus and pine. Aroma is kind of weak, though.

T: Caramel malt, biscuit malt. Pine resin bitterness. Slightly sweet with a lot of unpleasant bitterness. Way off balance.

M: Lighter bodied with active carbonation.

D: A decent beer, but out of balance. Lighter bodied, but still malty, with the hops never really showing through in a positive way. Out of balance? yes. Out of date? possibly, but no way to tell.

11-09-2010 03:22:15 | More by Florida9
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3.48/5  rDev -13.4%

Pours a nice clear gold with a fluffy white head.
Smells mildly spicy, some hints of citrus and minty pine. A burst of hops up front immediately followed by some malt sweetness. There is a lingering citrus aftertaste, slight astringency, and some rich malts.
Overall, not a bad beer. I wouldn't drink it everyday but it would be nice on a hot summer day.

11-24-2011 02:26:41 | More by kirok1999
Photo of TheSamKuehn


3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

07-06-2014 16:25:59 | More by TheSamKuehn
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

03-01-2014 22:13:37 | More by Davepoolesque
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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.

08-26-2011 23:43:48 | More by portia99
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Big thanks to grub for splitting this bottle.

Pours a clear light amber/golden yellow, thin white head forms, drops to a thin ring pretty quick, but holds there, some lace spots on the glass. Smell is pretty hoppy, lots of grapefruit and pineapple, some floral, caramel, really neat orange peel and vanilla aroma, like a creamsicle, smells great. Taste is nice, quite dry and bready at first, sweet malt, some pine and grapefruit, iron/metallic, almost bloody like, bitter orange peel, bread crust finish, balanced finish. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with medium carbonation, but it has a real blood flavour, and kind of feels like swallowing blood in the back of your throat, its weird. Smells real nice though, thanks Russ!

01-10-2009 22:57:08 | More by Viggo
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

10-23-2013 03:44:07 | More by Pinche_Oso
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

08-20-2014 21:02:10 | More by jplopez21
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

04-20-2013 17:05:26 | More by rprinz22
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

08-22-2014 03:01:40 | More by Soto
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

12-02-2012 15:29:18 | More by bsuedekum
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

12-20-2012 17:21:55 | More by Pecan
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

06-02-2013 23:39:42 | More by nineworldseries
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

08-05-2012 03:17:19 | More by Peller80
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

04-09-2014 03:03:49 | More by mmulebarn
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

10-21-2013 13:46:19 | More by FrankHammer
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

04-07-2013 11:54:53 | More by Jasonrm72
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

09-24-2013 00:26:34 | More by marcotulio
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

03-13-2012 01:38:03 | More by rocklibster
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3.58/5  rDev -10.9%

Thanks, Bobby.

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
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3.6/5  rDev -10.4%

Draught @ Papago
The beer as it sets in the mug a clear gold color, the head semi-creamy and bright white in color, lace forms a fine curtain upon the glass. Slight floral aroma but sweet malt dominates this fresh and clean nose, sweet and rich malt start, top is light to moderate in feel. Finish is fair to middling in its acidity, hops are pleasant in their spicy presence, dry and lingering aftertaste, a pleasant enough brew, drinkable.

11-16-2003 20:59:23 | More by Gusler
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3.63/5  rDev -9.7%

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.

12-23-2011 16:29:36 | More by beagle75
Hop Knot from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
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