I find it quite appropriate to enjoy an amazing Arizona craft beer on the day that the Arizona Cardinals kick off the NFL pre-season in front of a national audience at the Hall of Fame Game. No two things go better together than football and beer, and that is what today is about.
Tempe’s Four Peaks Brewing Company has made one for the books with what I understand to be Arizona’s favorite IPA, Hop Knot. According to the brewery, “Hop Knot IPA gets its name from weaving seven different hops added at seven separate times during the brewing process.” Crack the can for a blast of bright, fruity hop aroma. She pours a cloudy orange-amber with a foamy white head that sticks around for a while. Hop Knot starts dry on the palette, ramps up with some fresh citrus and grass, and then finishes dry again with a lingering malt flavor.
I very much like this beer… classic, balanced and most importantly all-American. The perfect beer to enjoy in anticipation of some Arizona Cardinals pre-season football.
Hop Knot IPA | Four Peaks Brewing Company (Tempe, Arizona) | American IPA | 6.7% ABV