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

BA SCORE
89
very good
583 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
583
Reviews:
147
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
Wants:
76
Gots:
122
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Brolo75
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours a clear golden orange color with a white head, not much lacing or head retention, little bit of carbonation streaming up the side.

A: Lots of grapefruit aroma, pine, papaya, slight malt on the backend, smells promising.

T: Flavor does not live up to the aroma, subtle notes of grapefruit peel, pine, and papaya, malt is not as present in the taste as in the aroma, finish has lingering notes of citrus peel.

M: Light/medium bodied with a dry citrus peel-like finish.

O: A middle of the road of IPA, grapefruit peel, pine, and papaya are the most prevalent notes, doesn't really punch with flavor, but it's drinkable, I would not seek this out at all but I would not refuse one if offered.

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Photo of coreypegram
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TX-Badger
2/5  rDev -49.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a clear darker yellow golden color with white head. Light citrus, grass, cereal grain, and some pale malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with a bland mix of light citrus and malt. I think this wants to be more of pale ale than an IPA.

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

Photo of G_Shoe
4.19/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TBoneJones
3.72/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear golden pour. Very clear, little visible carbonation or head. Nice clear coloring, but quite flattish.
Smells of zesty lemon/ orange citrus, some bready malts.l and just a hint of dankness.
Taste is a nice take. Cracker malts and light resin with citrus-forward hops.
Medium feel and crisp. Nice bitterness.
Solid IPA in general, as the tea-like malt profile backs up the hops in tasty fashion. Nothing I'd seek out again for drinking beer just to drink beer, but something I'd order any day or night to go with a burger, or with Mexican food.

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Photo of Danielr26
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BigGold
3.89/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had at Steve's Greenhouse Grill, Phoenix, on draft into tumbler. This is a different American IPA, lighter on malt and body, but it doesn't overwhelm with citrus. A welcome take on the American IPA, and desert-friendly.

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Photo of Choke
4.48/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Shocked to hear this beer is in airports.
Not an airport beer.
14K 1800's Calico gold mine shaft with an LA sunset, little bit of chem-trails on top.
Lacks a bit on the nose but whatever, it makes it up in the taste department like a full blown bone stock Grand National on high test.
Yes and the lacing is incredible if you know how to drink beer.

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Photo of Sayb
4.17/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dafixa
4.09/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hawkssb04
2.65/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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

Was at airport and got a 20 oz with a burger. It comes clear and amber with a small head. Lots of tight bubble patterns outside of the drinking arena. Aroma is grassy, pine and hay. The taste is pretty sweet with a small bitterness left on the tongue and roof of the mouth. Overall a really nice IPA and would order again.

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of McClinton
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cdmomo79
3.69/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JeffBlue
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

3/6/17 (12oz bottle, Long Beach) Aroma is tough to nail down, hops are obscured by a grassy/hay smell, taste is still pretty balanced, overall this is a pretty good effort, 3.25

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Photo of wisegreensoul
3.69/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.82/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SaCkErZ9
4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a bottle of this at the Doubletree Hotel in Tucson, AZ. Pours a crystal clear light amber color with a solid white head of substantial size. Great aroma from this one as well. Nice hoppiness with a bit of saltine cracker cleanliness in the malt portion. Just the way I like it. Flavor was spot on. Slightly dry with hops being the star. Light cracker malt backbone adds just enough sweetness to make this one well balanced without being overly sweet or hoppy, leaning toward the hop side. A solid offering and glad I got to try it.

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Photo of jwc215
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle:

Pours slightly hazed golden with a frothy white head. Trailing lace sticks.

The smell is of hemp/rope and grapefruit.

The taste is of earthy, leafy, citric, lemongrass. Bitterness is rounded out by a touch of sweetness. A little warming alcohol shows. Long, refreshing finish.

It could be fuller, but a pleasant bitterness lingers. Hop bitterness is pleasant. A very nice hop-forward brew!

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Photo of BSiegs
3.72/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Golden in color, exceedingly clear, one finger of white foam. Retention and lacing are minimal. The aroma is quite nice, strong grapefruit and tropical fruit notes. Taste is tropical fruit, grapefruit. Hops are forward, but mild malt backbone. Light medium body, moderate carbonation, somewhat dry finish. Overall a very nice version of the style.

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Photo of varian7
3.87/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kvgomps
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Hop Knot from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
3.98 out of 5 based on 583 ratings.
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