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Diamond Knot India Pale Ale - Diamond Knot Brewery

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Diamond Knot India Pale AleDiamond Knot India Pale Ale

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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Diamond Knot Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 06-11-2003)
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Reviews by Chyren:
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3.55/5  rDev -1.1%

A: Pours a deep golden hue, clear, with low-med carbo. The head builds strong and eggshell colored. It slowly subsides to a thin foam and leaves powerful lacing all the way down the glass.

S: Citrus, pine, hoppy and resinous. A nice grain feature there too.

T: Resinous hops, some citrus, some pine, some oily soapiness. A little caramelly malt.

M: Smooth, creamy, and oily with hop blood.

O: A very very stand-up IPA in the good PNW tradition.

08-29-2011 02:49:56 | More by Chyren
More User Reviews:
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North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +2.5%

Poured into an imperial nonic a clear bass color with a thinner,sticky white head that left multiple rings of lace as it settles slowly.Floral hops stick out most in the nose,some toasted "raw" grain as well,quite an odd mix.Herbal hop flavors hit up front with some of that toasted grain,to me the hops dont have quite the punch that I expected,again herbal with some light citric quality but not really hitting home.I like the Industrial DIPA and I kinda like this, but not nearly as much.

01-12-2011 23:20:40 | More by oberon
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4.05/5  rDev +12.8%

Appearance – I had this on-tap at a Silvertips hockey game and the cup was filled to the top so I couldn’t gauge the head, but the body was a beautiful, hazy orange in color.

Smell – This has a nice orangish hop aroma with a serious malty compliment.

Taste – This was a heavy hitting IPA. The hops are sharp and complex. I could pick out some nice floral and resiny notes along with an ample supply of grapefruit. The malt base was big and chewy with a bit of sugary sweetness to it.

Mouthfeel – This was bigger than medium-bodied but not full. This one was dry and very, very bitter. The ale felt exceptionally smooth and complex in the mouth. Terrific!

Drinkability – Yeah, we lost 0-2 and my chuck-a-puck landed in the penalty box, but this offering from Diamond Knot was a definite winner.

02-26-2004 02:34:09 | More by RoyalT
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4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

02-02-2013 02:17:39 | More by Lazaro
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

05-05-2013 03:09:47 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

06-09-2012 18:50:49 | More by virinow
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-13-2013 03:43:51 | More by chickenm
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3.41/5  rDev -5%

Middle of the road IPA. Still good. Really unremarkable in every way.

Appearance, amberish IPA appearance, clarity is there, if you're into that kind of thing.

Taste is very bitter, that's probably one of the things that is better than average. Alcohol is low, 6.2% I believe, not really low, but not over the top, middle of the road again. Plenty of bitterness, but not much in terms of hop flavor.

Its pretty standard stuff, high bitterness, some caramel.

11-27-2009 04:49:38 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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South Carolina

3.45/5  rDev -3.9%

22oz bottle pours clear amber with a huge creamy beige head that recedes very slowly and leaves lots of lacing on my snifter. The aroma [3.75] is dominated by light citrus fruits and sweet malts. There is some sweetness from the malts in the flavor, but this is more bitter and hoppy than the nose suggests. The citrus fruit notes are accompanied by pine and pineapple as well as some earthy and herbal notes.

Medium bodied with ample but soft carbonation. A bit too astringent.

O: A solid IPA with a striking, huge and creamy head.

12-08-2012 20:42:56 | More by chinchill
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New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev +5.8%

22 oz bomber, chilled, and served in a pint glass.

A-Light peach amber with a creamy white head fed from some pretty visible and active carbonation.

S-Rather wimpy nose, grassy hops and a hint of malt.

T-Bready malts and grassy floral hops dominate the character of this brew. Slighly offbeat but certainly refreshing. Decent overall beer.

M-in spite of the active carbonation present in the pour, this is very well balanced in all respects.
O-decent, if unremarkable brew. I'd probably but it again if I saw it for an IPA switchup but I would not go out of my way to seek it out.

08-13-2011 01:27:51 | More by caddybuyer
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

22 oz. bomber poured into a straight pint glass.

A: Light yellow/amber color, extremely opaque. Thick head of foam that dissipates quickly, but there is significant lacing present.

S: Malt, caramel and honey with some citrus in the background. I don't notice hops at all.

T: Strong malt flavor up front with just a faint hint of hops at the end.

M: Standard carbonation and very light mouth feel.

O: Very easy drinking with not much bitterness. However, the lack of hops is off-putting. Good for a hot summer day, but not if you're looking for a strong hop profile IPA.

07-22-2011 00:42:11 | More by distantmantra
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

12-05-2011 19:55:50 | More by Dave128
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

01-22-2013 08:05:25 | More by mchen
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3/5  rDev -16.4%

02-04-2014 09:04:35 | More by dertyd
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4.03/5  rDev +12.3%

Diamond Knot India Pale Ale
no freshness dating or codes
$4.99 (22 oz.) at Total Wine & More, Claymont, DE

Appearance: Clear deep golden / amber body. Full head of rocky off-white foam. Good head retention. Much better than average lacing that leaves almost solid walls of lace with each sip.

Smell: Balanced hops and malt. Leafy, grassy, citrusy, piney, minty, and gently floral hops over a straw-like malt base. Just a hint of yeasty fruitiness.

Taste: The flavor is more hoppy than the nose suggests, although the malt is still clearly present: bready and lightly caramelish. It's also more citrusy and piney than the aroma lets on. Solidly bitter. Nicely balanced.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Smooth.

Overall: "Authentic". There are some citrusy and piney hops to it, but it's otherwise very "English" in nature. It's balanced, rounded, and drinkable.

06-06-2011 17:50:06 | More by NeroFiddled
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3.9/5  rDev +8.6%

on-tap, Leary Traveller

appearance: served in a shaker pint and paired with a Brewers loss - hazy (perhaps end of the keg) orange body, thick foamy white head

smell: fresh citrus, grassy, tangerine

taste: A solid, but not spectacular, ipa - fresh tangerine, orange, grassy, caramel and toffee malts.

mouthfeel: pulpy medium body

overall: good

10-15-2011 21:45:13 | More by dirtylou
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

12-27-2011 23:28:32 | More by aleslover
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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-08-2013 15:11:14 | More by Damian74Shensky
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2.88/5  rDev -19.8%

22oz bottle

A- Pours a nice golden copper color with a nice off-white head with good retention and lacing. 

S- The aroma has a high amount of malt for an IPA with sweet caramel and some citrusy hops. I don't mind the high malt presence in the nose but I would like the hops to be kicked up and little bit and not take such a backseat role. Overall, the aroma is just a little subdued or "watered down".

T- The taste like the aroma has quite a bit of malt up frog with a very moderate bitterness in the finish from the hops. Again, for the amount of malt I would like to see some more hops in the taste as well. Like the aroma, the taste just seems to be lacking a little "oomph" and almost tastes a little watered down.

M- The mouthfeel is between light and medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D- Overall, I would pass on this one in the future. 

03-27-2011 02:15:26 | More by cjgator3
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-07-2012 00:48:18 | More by avisong
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3.56/5  rDev -0.8%

Poured three fingers of head on a clear, medium straw body with lots of bubbles.
The aroma is a wonderful pine and lemon smell, really nice and bright.
The taste has a softer bitterness overall. It is balanced with some honey sweetness.
The texture is a little fizzy with a crisp body.
Quite enjoyable.

06-15-2013 04:52:20 | More by Fatehunter
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3.98/5  rDev +10.9%

This IPA had a 6.0% ABV. It had a thick bubbly, white head. The color was reddish-amber and the smell was fantastic! Floral, sweet hops - strong and complex. The taste is hops up front and hops on the end - not as complex as the smell. Oh well - I'd still drink it again.

04-09-2007 20:50:46 | More by kdoc8
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-15-2012 08:09:09 | More by jmccraney
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3.88/5  rDev +8.1%

Thick, thick head. Slightly more pale than most IPA'S that I am used to. Smells delicious. The way I believe an IPA should smell. The taste is a wonderfull balance of hops and malts . Neither of which are TOO dominant. Enough hops to make it interesting and bitterly intriguing, and enough malts to make it incredibly drinkable. I normally dont drink bombers very fast but I downed this wonderful craft from the beautiful Mukilteo, WA.
I have been wanting to try this beer for some time now and I am glad I finally did. What an excellent NW style IPA. I cannot wait to experience more from Diamond Knot.

08-19-2013 07:13:56 | More by RenzoD
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2.55/5  rDev -29%

22 oz bottle into a couple of tulip glasses.

Pours a hazed copper, with a finger of bright-white head. This retains with a rich ¾ finger flare-up that leaves back a big creamy cascade of sticky spotty lacing. The aroma smells REALLY dank (with an almost sour feel that mixes in), with added notes of citrus and grainy malt. There isn’t a whole lot in the way of floral or pine notes here that would help give this some airiness in the nose.

The taste has a zesty citric bite, with leafy edges and a whole lot of herbal character going on with it. Some grainy sweetness from the malt sits along the back and clashes a bit with the earthy and herbal hop flavors. The finish is pithy feeling with a moderate amount of lingering dryness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and prickly feeling along the tongue and roof of the mouth. Some slickness rides along the middle of the feel, helping keep this mostly smooth and drawing out a lot of those herbal qualities.

I just wasn’t overly impressed with this one. Just not a whole lot of emphasis here on fresh hops flavors, with a ton of dank character here that control this way too much. There are a lot of better off-the-shelf American IPAs out there for you to spend your money on.

11-17-2011 17:54:23 | More by Kegatron
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Diamond Knot India Pale Ale from Diamond Knot Brewery
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