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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

349 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 349
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 59
Gots: 23 | 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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CK812

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

06-08-2013 00:43:42 | More by CK812
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Jmick28

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

08-26-2013 17:02:09 | More by Jmick28
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tswater

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

02-23-2013 21:31:32 | More by tswater
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fo5s

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle courtesy of Tayner (also got one from Justn!) in a trade. I loved the first one and decided to review the second bottle she sent. No date on the bottle, but it was relatively fresh when Tayner sent it and it's been in the fridge ever since.

a- pours clear, rather pale, with a fluffy 2 finger head

s- citrusy hops, but not overly sharp, coming from the west I set the bar high and it doesn't disappoint

t- hop forward profile, with a small amount of citrus, and surprisingly balanced given the origin. Could be sharper on the hops

m- fluffy feeling, good carbonation for the style

d- very drinkable, 6% abv so I could have a few of these. That said, not the most drinkable IPA I've had.

overall a very enjoyable beer. I wouldn't go out of my way for this, and it's not irreplaceable, but I'd love to have this as a local/standby...thanks Tayner! We'll have to see how this compares to leatherlips, which I sent her.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2009 02:33:46 | More by fo5s
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bschinelli

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

02-26-2014 02:07:21 | More by bschinelli
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PappyVans

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

05-28-2014 06:10:04 | More by PappyVans
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dmueller

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

11-28-2012 04:31:14 | More by dmueller
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

10-04-2013 01:26:45 | More by BillRoth
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Zkscharf

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

01-13-2014 17:37:06 | More by Zkscharf
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MammothTarantula

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

06-09-2014 06:41:30 | More by MammothTarantula
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PthPndr

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

01-01-2013 07:54:14 | More by PthPndr
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aflies

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

05-29-2012 03:39:32 | More by aflies
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

01-11-2012 03:43:52 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-14-2013 02:48:44 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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jampics2

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Four Peaks. Poured into a pint glass.

Looks nice, great consistant bubbles rise through a golden-orange clear and filtered body.

Smell is good. Nice citrus hops and bit of caramel malt shine through.

Taste is great but I remember it being more hop forward the last time I had it. Perhaps this is a batch that's a month or 2 old. Medium bitterness. Nothing extreme, but a little too toned down for me.

Mouth is appropriate for the style. Just enough malt to be substantial.

A good IPA, but I think it's been better in the past. Would def. have again, and it's worth trying, but I'm waiting for the double hop knot in a few months :)

Serving type: on-tap

11-27-2009 22:31:01 | More by jampics2
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dheacck11

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

02-23-2014 02:49:21 | More by dheacck11
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Wizzman

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

03-08-2012 04:53:42 | More by Wizzman
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

08-28-2013 20:59:40 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Brewski

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

04-27-2014 19:10:21 | More by Brewski
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egrace84

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

01-22-2013 04:04:20 | More by egrace84
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Hendry

Vermont

3.76/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Burnished orange hue,1 finger khaki head reduced quickly,some chunky sediment as it is unfiltered,lacing is respectable.

Hops are muted in the aroma: sweet malts are dominant.Not at ALL getting the grapefruit and pine needle vibe in the least. Quite underwhelming.

Taste is a carbon copy of the bland nose: not much going on here other than a bready malt sweetness with a noted lack of true bitterness on the palate. Genuinely unexciting.

Mouthfeel is medium, the sweetness from the malts just steals the show, leaving the hops in the dust.Carbonation appropriate.

How Hop Knot can get a 91 rating while Knee Deep Citra Extra Pale Ale rates an 85 only shows the flaws and biases of the BA rating system. Hop Knot is a solid MEH!

Serving type: can

06-21-2013 05:25:24 | More by Hendry
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #55 (August 2011):

Tarnished golden hue; white fluffy head works. Resiny, perfume-like hop nose with some citric rind, mint and pine, tobacco and fresh-cut grass ... all just stick to the nostrils. Hop juice, smooth hop juice. A lighter body than expected, and the malt is a bit thinner than expected, though the hoppiness distracts our palates enough so as not to worry. Sip after sip is a new assault on the palate. This IPA lives up to its name as it ties up the taste buds. Definitely recommended.

Serving type: can

12-15-2011 13:15:14 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Koufax21

New Mexico

3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

Serving type: can

03-20-2012 03:29:50 | More by Koufax21
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BobZ

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz Can poured into a Duvel Tulip. Thanks to azdback for the chance to try this one!

Appearance: Bright amber/orange with a nice initial 1" head and a lot of sticky lacing.

Smell: Citrus and piney hops front and center.

Taste: The citrus is grapefruit and that flavor is more forward than the pine resin with which it combines. Nicely built over a bready malt base.

Mouthfeel: Very clean on the finish, highly drinkable.

Overall: A solid IPA and one I'm very happy I had the chance to try.

Serving type: can

06-08-2013 16:23:52 | More by BobZ
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.79/5  rDev -6%
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.

Serving type: can

02-03-2013 23:55:05 | More by Huhzubendah
Hop Knot from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 349 ratings.