Saturday, December 31st 2011
Hop Knot IPA
(Four Peaks Brewing Company)
Hop Knot IPA is one of three beers currently being canned by Four Peaks. If you're a fan of big, pungent IPAs that still fall into the category of easy drinking and six-pack worthy than this is one you'll want to hunt down.
From the Four Peaks site:
"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 seperate 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."
Here we go...
Pour - on the lighter side of amber to gold in appearance. Half an inch of loosely formed foam on top that sinks away leaving some faint lacing and a thin layer of wispy white head.
Aroma - lemon and lime with some pineapple and mango notes followed by some sweetness and some hints of pine, floral hops and resiny-ness. Certainly aromatic enough to entice most hopheads.
Taste - you know the type of IPAs that make you say, "yes, there you go, that is what I want"? Well, this is one of those type of IPAs. Plenty of floral hop notes but also a nice punch of grapefruit and pine to remind you that this is indeed something that says American IPA and says it loud and proud.
Overall - another great canned brew from Arizona! They're giving Colorado some serious competition when it comes to craft beers shroud in aluminum. Definitely an IPA worthy of any hopheads fridge, cooler or backpack. Easy drinking, hopped-up to eleven and well worth your time.
Note - a nifty little video that Four Peaks put together announcing the release of Hop Knot in cans last year.
Posted by Russ
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