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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

341 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 341
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.67%
Wants: 59
Gots: 22 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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jbaakko

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-18-2013 14:34:01 | More by jbaakko
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thegerm87

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -38%

07-14-2013 03:47:01 | More by thegerm87
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mahak213

New York

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-05-2013 03:22:54 | More by mahak213
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Hterrell

Arizona

4/5  rDev -0.7%

07-01-2013 21:44:25 | More by Hterrell
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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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djre4orm

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-13-2013 19:11:47 | More by djre4orm
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gleemonger

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-12-2013 22:56:00 | More by gleemonger
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PortlandSunDevil

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-12-2013 22:25:20 | More by PortlandSunDevil
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falloutsnow

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From: Gifted by CE from trip to AZ
Date: None on bottle
Glass: Tulip

Pours a 1cm head, just off-white, fades with minimal lacing to just a ring around the glass. Body is a transparent, light copper orange color. Carbonation is visible, active and numerous.

Aroma of citrus, lemon and grapefruit in particular, which is balanced nicely on top of a malt base that is somewhat like sweet tea. Generally very fresh, hoppy, and inviting.

Sweetness and hops are well-mixed, with hops being main attraction. Hop flavors of grapefruit and Meyer lemon, mainly citrus, little pine. Malt base is noticeable in the first half of the sip, again has sweet-tea characters. Bitterness on sides of tongue in back of palate. Aftertaste is mildly sweet and lingering bitterness.

Beer is medium-light in body, a little watery around the edges. Modest carbonation leads to gentle foaming on palate and a creamy mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

06-08-2013 19:16:33 | More by falloutsnow
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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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RealCoolHand67

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

06-08-2013 06:18:58 | More by RealCoolHand67
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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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Harvey98

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-07-2013 20:27:24 | More by Harvey98
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DaveAnderson

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-07-2013 19:44:35 | More by DaveAnderson
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davey101

Connecticut

4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz can into a tulip glass. No date indicated. Thanks to azdback for this!

Pours a nice clear dark amber body. Neat fluffy white foam simmers down to a thick edging and a thin cap. Super sticky lacing. Aroma is grapefruit heavy with a bit of pine and dank resin. Taste is similar with bitter grapefruit and pine. Finishes floral with some caramel malt. One of the driest finishes I've ever had in an IPA. So dry it chaps the lips. Mouth feel is a bit watery but the bitterness helps carry the favors through to the very end. Overall this is a really solid IPA that I would never kick out of the fridge. I really love that dry finish, pretty unique for the style.

Serving type: can

06-06-2013 01:43:43 | More by davey101
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SmilinEric

Arizona

4/5  rDev -0.7%

06-05-2013 22:37:29 | More by SmilinEric
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UURevival

Arizona

4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

06-03-2013 01:24:04 | More by UURevival
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nineworldseries

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

06-02-2013 23:39:42 | More by nineworldseries
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Lelampp

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

06-02-2013 23:37:56 | More by Lelampp
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BeerBeast

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-02-2013 23:35:18 | More by BeerBeast
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alucard6679

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

06-01-2013 02:59:52 | More by alucard6679
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DRTBrewster

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-23-2013 17:51:17 | More by DRTBrewster
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

05-21-2013 13:27:13 | More by mendvicdog
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BucannonXC5

California

4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Type: Draft
Glass: Pint glass
From: Four Peaks Brewery in Tempe, Ariz.
Price: $5.00 (guessing)
Purchased: May 16, 2013
Consumed: May 16, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured a golden orange color with 1-2 fingers of fluffy white head when I got it. Pretty good foamy lacing on the sides and good retention all the way down.

Smelled citrus grapefruit hops up front. Also some notes of floral hops, tangerine, orange rind, honey grass and faint skunky resin.

Tasted similar to the nose with grapefruit citrus hops leading the way. Tangerine, orange, orange rind, sweet floral hops and a bit of honey wheat grass.

Medium body. Thin-to-oily texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Long, pleasantly bitter finish.

Really liked this IPA. It put the Raj to shame, so much that I’d like to go back and knock that one down a few pegs.

Serving type: on-tap

05-21-2013 07:11:15 | More by BucannonXC5
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duceswild

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-21-2013 04:54:43 | More by duceswild
Hop Knot from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 341 ratings.