Friday, April 26, 2013

Four Peaks Brewing Company Hop Knot IPA

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Four Peaks Brewing Company Hop Knot IPA. Here’s another beer I brought back from my somewhat recent trip to Phoenix, AZ.  Four Peaks Brewing Company makes a number of solid beers and I had the chance to try a few of them years ago when I visited their brewery so I figured on this past trip to bring a few home with me for review.

From the Four Peaks Brewing Company website: “Hop Heads this is your beer. American malt, lots of American hops, mixed in with a bold pioneering American spirit. Hop Knot IPA gets its name from weaving seven different hops added at seven separate times during the brewing process. Including the cavernous hop-back, which gets so stuffed with whole leaf hops that we feel genuine guilt for its excess. So you know it’s chock full of hoppy goodness. It’s the cure-all for the hop obsessed.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a clear honey color with a large off-white head and nice lacing.
Aroma: Big hop scents – pine, citrus and floral with almost no malt aroma.
Taste: Citrus, tropical and pine hops balanced nicely with a slight malt sweetness.
Overall: Very approachable and quite drinkable, Four Peaks Brewing Company Hop Knot IPA is good stuff.  The alcohol is hardly noticeable on this 6.7% ABV offering.  Try it on tap if you make it to AZ!


Mark Harvey
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