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

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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Why Double Knot for a name? Well, it's essentially a double Hop Knot. Now does that mean we just went and doubled the alcohol content? No, but close; Hop Knot is around 6% and Double Knot is around 9.2%. So, did we double the hops? Well, yes! We did! Hop Knot uses around 3.5 lbs per barrel and Double Knot is around 7.5 lbs per barrel (Okay, a little more than double, don't sue us). That's really the main difference between the two; slightly higher alcohol content and twice the hops. But what a difference if you're a true hop-head.

(Beer added by: jeffaz02t on 02-06-2010)
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Poured a gorgeous semi-clear amber-orange body with a one finger fluffy white head and a good amount of carbonation visible. A very nice looking example of the style. Scents of pine resin, dank herbal hops, a bit of an onion-like aroma, orange peel and flesh, tropical fruit, including mango and pineapple, a bit of grapefruit peel and pith. Overall impression is a very true to form, nicely hoppy DIPA with all the usual aroma profile present, very well executed. Flavor begins with a nice hit of grapefruit pith, oniony flavors, grapefruit peel, tropical fruit, pine resin and a slight pale malt backbone. Middle is resinous, with flavors of dank herbal hops, onion, and grapefruit. Finish is onion flavors, dank hops, alcohol, grapefruit and indeterminate citrus flavors. Aftertaste is dank herbal hops, citrus pith, pine resin and pale malt. A wonderful DIPA flavor profile that is true to the bone of the style while maintaining balance. Very well done. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a resinous, slightly drying mouthfeel. Very nice. Overall this is an excellent DIPA, with an excellent aroma and flavor that are very true to form and a mouthfeel that complements the flavor. Highly recommended.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Golden/amber hue, medium head.

S- Musty and hoppy. Not as much citrus hop present in the nose as the single knot, malt is minutely detectable.

T- Good flavor, seems that it doesn't exhibit quite as an intense hop bite as the single knot... I could honestly use a little more grain in this, but I like my Double IPA's burly. It tastes really good otherwise.

M- Medium bodied, well carbonated and slight resinous from them hops.

D- Great beer, really quaff-able for it's style. I could drink like 5 of these.

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3.43/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Smell - Caramel in color. About half a fingers worth of foam, at least by the time my glass came to me at the table.

Smell - Hoppy and fruity-smelling, maybe hints of citrus. Hints of a spiciness too.

Taste - Very hopy, but well-balanced. Not very bitter at all. Definitely a spiciness to it, both herbal and hot-spicy. But the latter wasn't terribly prevalent, just noticeable.

Mouthfeel - not too surprisingly creamy-ish.

Drinkability - Not a bad tasting beer by any means, but the higher abv and spicy texture of it would make me wary of ordering more than one.

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3.63/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a cask into a large snifter at the Tempe brewpub.

Looks: clear and the color of a shiny new penny. A very frothy head of pure white sits atop and shows no signs of leaving.

Smells: bright. Floral and citrus aromas abound: oranges, grapefruit, sunflower, light lemon, grass. It's reinforced by a subtle caramel backbone. Good, but I wish it was a bit more pungent.

Tastes: like cask conditioning gone awry. I'm really not sure I like what the cask does to this beer, as it becomes far sweeter than the kegged version, almost like a barleywine. There's tons of honey sweetness, pineapple juice, grapefruit concentrate, and maybe even a little vanilla. The bitterness isn't too bracing, which is another problem. If this is indeed a DIPA, I'd like some more hops, please.

Feels: soft. Only lightly carbed, medium-bodied and a bit watery, but pillow-like on the tongue. Alcohol is fairly noticeable and sets the stomach alight on its way down.

Drinks: like divergence. It's amazing how different a beer can taste on cask. Double Knot is a passable DIPA on tap, but fails in my mind when served from the barrel, as I've noticed most Four Peaks beers tend to.

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3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Clear, clean look, no surprise for 4P. Golden-orange color sprinkled with amber, and topped with a thick white head. Nose is somewhat muted, but sweet and citric. Malts seem pale; hops are fruity.

Flavor is strongly citric, lead by the hops. The malts are the backup band here, mildly sweet and pale with just a hint towards toasted barley. The mouthfeel is a bit thin for the style, maybe medium in the grand scheme of things.

Strange animal: light-bodied, easy sipping IPA that just so happens to tip the scales over 9%. Well-hidded and easy to drink, so kudos there. To really knock this one out of the park, ramp up the malt flavors and firm up this mouthfeel. Good beer nonetheless.

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Double Knot from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.