In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Four Peaks Brewing Hop Knot

Aroma: “Orange and lemon dominate with a touch of strawberry, melon, mango, guava, passion fruit, and a little mint. Low-medium intensity aroma. Some malt sweetness in the background, but the malt is hiding behind the hops.”

Flavor: “Good balance for style, though a the tropical fruit sweetness is a touch sweet for my taste until the very finish. Hops are same as on the aroma yielding a slightly sweet fruitiness in concert with significant bitterness to balance. Carb is a bit low, which makes the beer feel a bit heavy.”

Overall: “Aside from the low carb kind of dragging the aroma and lightness of body down, this is a pretty solid WCIPA. Hops are smooth and continuous without any rough edges. It’s rich and filling—like a German stollen bread with fruit and frosting.”