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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

382 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 382
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 59
Gots: 36 | 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 yourefragile
3.63/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a nonic. Thanks Phelps!

Pours a clear golden amber color with a quickly dissipating foamy white head. Leaves behind intricate webs of lacing. Aroma is mild, sweet with citric and pine hops and light caramel malt. Body is a little too thin for the style, but appropriate fine carbonation. Flavor has a strong citric hop sweetness and a malty and grainy presence that doesn't quite balance it, so much as fight it. Reminds me a lot of the Starr hill northern lights IPA, in that it smells like an above average IPA but falls apart a little in the flavor and body.

yourefragile, Jul 24, 2010
Photo of barleywinefiend
3.63/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a yellow orangish color with a nice head and some decent carbonation on it. Nose of some hops, a little piney scent. Tasted a little citrus, piney and floral. I can tell there are some American C's here, Chinook, Centennial and perhaps Amarillo finshed with some bitterness. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and in no way is this a IIPA. Overall probably the best beer from Four Peaks.

barleywinefiend, Dec 25, 2009
Photo of yemenmocha
3.68/5  rDev -8.2%
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.

yemenmocha, May 28, 2011
Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.68/5  rDev -8.2%

BeerForMuscle, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of Sammy
3.7/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap in Scottsdale (brewed in Tempe). A very decent drinking American IPA. Lots of lace on medium yellow coloured body. Pleasant C-hop aroma. Very decent bitterness.Appropriate carbonation and average mouthfeel. Of their two IPAs, this was the clear winner.

Sammy, Feb 07, 2010
Photo of BretSikkink
3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden-amber-orange in color with a fairly white head. First pint or two from the growler was firm and sticky after which it was a pretty runofthemill. Thin cap of foam. Spotty lacing. Nice hoppy aroma, citric and a little floral, but a little too clean for me to love it. Malts are pale and offer only a little hint of sweetness. From the growler, the hopping throws out about three seconds of pop before fading into the pale malt - slightly cloying - sweetness. Funny phrase: too balanced. This is definitely a hop-sided beer, but I still don't feel like I love how the malts come in and take over the finish. Body is well on the light side. Drinkability is of course rock solid.

BretSikkink, Oct 14, 2010
Photo of bennetj17
3.73/5  rDev -7%
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.

bennetj17, Jun 11, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Cynic-ale, May 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

mhenson42, Dec 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

RealCoolHand67, Jun 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Steve_Oldrati, May 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Kmlund, Mar 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

nikhilshetty007, Feb 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

jaydoc, Nov 16, 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%

ClayO, Jan 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

mendvicdog, May 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Dheisey, Aug 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

WI-Beer-Man, Jul 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

jtd335, Nov 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

bigfnjoe, Mar 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Lelampp, Jun 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

ygtbsm94, Sep 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

jeff1973, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of ckollias
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

ckollias, Aug 08, 2013
Hop Knot from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 382 ratings.