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

BA SCORE
89
very good
577 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:
577
Reviews:
144
Avg:
4
pDev:
10.75%
 
 
Wants:
76
Gots:
120
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 577 |  Reviews: 144
Photo of needMIbeer
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Fee
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Its not a super-hoppy beer, but its a good American IPA. Sampled at the brewery and not from a bottle. Good head, nice aroma, the mouthfeel is relatively smooth. Its a great tasting beer, even if the hop presence could be stronger.

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Photo of ChuckTom
4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Narthax
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of colts9016
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass at 41 degrees. Appearance A one finger light tan head that has okay retention. The beer has a deep amber color with light brown hues. The clarity of the beer is fairly clear with a touch of haziness. Carbonation have eluded this beer, unless they are the size of atom.

A: Grapefruit, pine, orange, floral esters, lemon and some pine. Toasted malt with some caramel, biscuit, yeast and subtle sweetness in the background.

T: A typical hop flavors of grapefruit, pine, floral, lemons and pine, but a touch muted. . Toasted malt with some caramel, biscuit, bready, cereal, and some sweetness.

MF: Medium minus body, slightly astringent, medium low carbonation and a short finish.

O: This is a decent IPA. I prefer a more hop forward IPA.

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Photo of matcris
2.98/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

A slightly hazy Golden with a half finger of white head that fades quickly. Moderate bubbles rising and spotty lacing. The aroma is mild grapefruit, a little pine, and cracker bread. Same goes for flavor. Very mild bitterness, the grapefruit is there in the flavor but doesn't really pop. Hops are just out front of the malts. The feel is kind of watery, good full carbonation, and overall dry. Slightly above average brew, to me.

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Photo of andrewh995
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Smells citrusy and hoppy. Light malty flavors with great hop bitterness and plenty of citrus as well. Great color and mouthfeel. Really enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of derdtheterd
3.69/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GlenL
4.4/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GoffmanvsDuffman
2.87/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Billolick
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gatheredwaters
3.66/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 11/08/16. There's gotta be El Dorado hops in this one. Getting a lot of cotton candy and fruit juice (think apple, plum). Slight bitterness coming through, but it's pretty smooth. Light carbonation. Was expecting more aroma based on the "cavernous hop-back, which gets so stuffed with whole leaf hops", but alas, it's not there. Maybe it's the hop varieties used (they mention 5 total during boil), but maybe I'm just used to the high AA, oily ones.

Edit: Upon further investigation, the hops used are Cascade, Glacier, Magnum, Liberty, Simcoe. The fruitiness is most definitely coming from the Glacier, not El Dorado like I thought. Interesting mix of hops, which definitely comes through in the taste and aroma. Not your average American IPA.

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

Photo of HopLover1
3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of lordofthewiens
3.42/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Drank this at Sandbar Mexican Grill while watching pro football with the in-laws.
The beer was a gold color with a small white head. There was a bit of lace.
Citrus and pine aroma, some sweet malt.
Faint grapefruit and pine taste. Caramel.
Not much hop bitterness.

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Photo of dcbeers
3.56/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmmbeer89
3.05/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

A solid IPA but it's a little on the watery side to me, there's not as much flavor as most IPA's. It also looks and feels lighter as well and not much smell either.

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Photo of NeverSettle
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KCS49
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.01/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jschott75
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dave2234
3.55/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beerucee
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cafe Torino, Tucson AZ

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Photo of mfTOMHANK
4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This a solid beer, but not one that I can rave about. Hops are certainly present, but I tend to prefer something a bit hoppier. I think it's an IPA that has broad appeal, and there's something to be said for that, but it also falls flat in some regards. 85/100

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Hop Knot from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
4 out of 5 based on 577 ratings.
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