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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
Arizona, United States
fourpeaks.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

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

Added by Gueuzedude on 09-23-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,934
Reviews:
155
Ratings:
640
pDev:
11.42%
 
 
Wants:
77
Gots:
137
Trade:
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Ratings: 640 |  Reviews: 155
Photo of riderwbd
3.59/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZenAgnostic
4.9/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12oz bottle poured into Duvel tulip. 06/26/18 stamped between neck and label. (rated this Aug 12, 2018, this is taken from notes)

Appearance - Pours big eggshell white head with slight but fluffy lacing and moderate retention, as I drink the lacing thins out and coats the glass more, sticking in big irregular patches. Beautiful clear deep gold-copper body with plenty of bubbling. 5

Smell - Very potent and fresh hop smell, with a balancing honey sweetness underneath. 5

Taste - As good as it smells. Hides its alcohol well. At 6.7% you can barely taste any alcohol behind the well balanced hop and malt. 5

Mouthfeel - Crisp and bitter with almost no astringency since it's balanced out well by the sweetness. Somewhat sticky but effervescent enough to keep the palate clean. 4.5

Overall - Incredible IPA. Both powerful and well balanced without the negative characters like the astringency or off tones that often come with beers that pack this much punch. 4.75

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Photo of Vlaminck
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sammogren
4.4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mpenske
3/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RBuckley73
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NastyNorseman
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smaddock
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CraftJunkie96
2/5  rDev -49.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.75

Photo of Duffman79
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of NeckBootHeadAss
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PicantePinguino
3.68/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light head, nice amber color. Smells of pretty pungent alcohol. Hoppy, tastes pleasantly spiced. Not particularly interesting but not a bad IPA by any means.

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Photo of Pigeon74
3.93/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JeffKowalek
2.75/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BFCarr
3.92/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of paresis
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robebo44
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MeanMotaScootah
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Nothing special - tastes like a typical midwest ipa. A slite piney nose, creamy mouthfeel, light carbonation, caramely malts, mild hop bittering on the finish. Easy to drink, not great, knot bad.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tucson_brewson
3.67/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

L - Pours a deep amber with a bit of orange haze, almost like iced tea. A foamy inch of white head dissipates and leaves a thin lacing and sparkles down the side of the glass. A nice looking IPA.

S - Citrus rind, tropical fruit, peach, melon, a Juicy Juice grape character, piney hops, vanilla. A lot going on in the nose.

T - Grapefruit, lemon, orange zest, caramel malt, bitter pine, with an astringent alcohol bite at the end. Fairly balanced but doesn't quite back up the variety of the nose.

F - Light-to-medium bodied, moderate tingly carbonation, slightly sticky on the tongue and finishes dry. Drinkable and compares to other American-style IPAs.

O - A nice example of the style from this Phoenix brewery. The astringent alcohol aftertaste brings it down a little in my book, but has enough character to make it a nice beer that wouldn't disappoint hop heads.

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Photo of shivtim
3.2/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sexmortus
1.8/5  rDev -54.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of Sellen
3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcotom
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12-ounce bottle into a tulip glass. Clear, deep golden color, with a two-finger white heal that left some spotty lacing as it settled to a thin ring. Light caramel malt on the nose and palate, balanced by some very nice citrusy hop character. Zesty bitterness, with a dry and slightly astringent finish. This is an excellent beer that I happened onto during a trip to Vegas. Pleasant surprise, and I would not hesitate to buy it again.

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Hop Knot from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
Beer rating: 3.94 out of 5 with 640 ratings