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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

404 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 404
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 61
Gots: 43 | 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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Photo of bashiba
3.3/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

bashiba, Aug 16, 2012
Photo of craytonic
3.45/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

craytonic, Apr 30, 2009
Photo of Florida9
3.48/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Florida9, Nov 09, 2010
Photo of kirok1999
3.48/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

kirok1999, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of mikefuski17
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

mikefuski17, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of TheSamKuehn
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

TheSamKuehn, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of Davepoolesque
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Davepoolesque, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of portia99
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
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.

portia99, Aug 27, 2011
Photo of Viggo
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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!

Viggo, Jan 10, 2009
Photo of Pinche_Oso
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Pinche_Oso, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of jplopez21
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

jplopez21, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of rprinz22
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

rprinz22, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of Soto
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Soto, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of bsuedekum
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

bsuedekum, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of Pecan
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Pecan, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of nineworldseries
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

nineworldseries, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of Peller80
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Peller80, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of mmulebarn
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

mmulebarn, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of FrankHammer
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

FrankHammer, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of Jasonrm72
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Jasonrm72, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of marcotulio
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

marcotulio, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of rocklibster
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

rocklibster, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of CBack465
3.56/5  rDev -11.2%

CBack465, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of womencantsail
3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

womencantsail, Aug 10, 2011
Photo of joeyjoey104
3.6/5  rDev -10.2%

joeyjoey104, Sep 24, 2014
Hop Knot from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 404 ratings.