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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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168 Ratings
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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.48%
Wants: 4
Gots: 5 | 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 ssteakley:
Photo of ssteakley
3.33/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This Beer can grow a bit on you. Taste better as you drink it. Better then a Ranger IPA but close in taste, just a little bit better. The Ranger never got better after the first taste. Another IPA good for a Hot day in Texas but doesn't fit the PNW weather at all. Not for Sailors.

ssteakley, Sep 03, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

oberon, Jan 12, 2011
Photo of RoyalT
4.05/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

RoyalT, Feb 26, 2004
Photo of Lazaro
4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

Lazaro, Feb 02, 2013
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3/5  rDev -16.4%

SmellsofMahagony, May 05, 2013
Photo of virinow
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

virinow, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of chickenm
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

chickenm, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.41/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Beerandraiderfan, Nov 27, 2009
Photo of chinchill
3.45/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

chinchill, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of caddybuyer
3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

caddybuyer, Aug 13, 2011
Photo of distantmantra
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

distantmantra, Jul 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Dave128, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of mchen
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

mchen, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of dertyd
3/5  rDev -16.4%

dertyd, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.03/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

NeroFiddled, Jun 06, 2011
Photo of dirtylou
3.9/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

dirtylou, Oct 15, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

aleslover, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Damian74Shensky, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of cjgator3
2.88/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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. 

cjgator3, Mar 27, 2011
Photo of avisong
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

avisong, Apr 07, 2012
Photo of Fatehunter
3.56/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Fatehunter, Jun 15, 2013
Photo of kdoc8
3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

kdoc8, Apr 09, 2007
Photo of jmccraney
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

jmccraney, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of RenzoD
3.88/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

RenzoD, Aug 19, 2013
Photo of Kegatron
2.55/5  rDev -29%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Kegatron, Nov 17, 2011
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Diamond Knot India Pale Ale from Diamond Knot Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.