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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: 163
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.76%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-06-2013 17:26:57 | More by Holmes698
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-02-2013 21:22:40 | More by jmgault1
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

02-09-2013 02:26:14 | More by Dirtinabottle
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4.81/5  rDev +34%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pure, clean, satisfying IPA. There's a realness to the venue and the proximity to the harbor added to the psychology of the taste experience. The in-house keg facilities along with the subject-matter-expert staff support the great taste of this superb IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

02-03-2013 20:53:25 | More by Ranman1239
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4.75/5  rDev +32.3%

02-02-2013 02:17:39 | More by Lazaro
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

01-22-2013 08:05:25 | More by mchen
Photo of hopsolutely

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy amber with an almost overwhelming head that has significant retention – over 30minutes!? I worried that the bottle was infected, but neither aroma nor taste show that indication – think it’s just an oddly pressurized bottle. The beer itself maintains some limited carbonation, so still has a reasonable mouthfeel.

Aroma of caramelized hops with a mild undercurrent of citrus. Some tropical fruit hop tones enter the flavour, but more malt-forward than many other beers of this style. Finishes with a decent bitterness, albeit less "west coast" oriented than my own tastes would prefer.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 02:20:28 | More by hopsolutely
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A glass consuming beige tinted head towers above the rim building to a staggering height with a time consuming manner of demise. A light rustic orange colored body shows a moderate display of effervesce. Significant sudsy patchwork generously lines the glass.

S: Aroma of sweetly toasted grain and pine. Awareness is a bit lacking per ipa standards.

T: Toasted grain along with toasted citrus come to life. Flowery dry citrus with a respectable amount of hop bitterness. Has a bit of sweetly toasted nature upfront and follows through with a finish of pine-citrus hopping.

M: light and creamy, bittering with a low presence of carbonation, dry bittering finish.

O: Generous amount of flowery citrus, yet hits the sweet spot between hop respectability and drinkability. Bitter yet delightful enough for multiples. Leaves you with a lingering hop spiciness that easily invites more. At 6.2% this feels much lighter and crisper going down. good for a few.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 23:36:53 | More by beerthulhu
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British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-10-2012 01:37:10 | More by bumchilly25
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South Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 20:42:56 | More by chinchill
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650ml bottle. The colour is rich, deep yellow with an orangish tint. Huge hit of earthy, piney, spicy hops in the nose. Really lovely aromas. On the palate this is a super-drinkable, nicely balanced IPA with plenty of earthy hop flavours.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 23:53:34 | More by CookstLiquor
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-05-2012 18:29:22 | More by SciFritz
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

10-29-2012 07:04:58 | More by shelby415
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North Carolina

3.23/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours a hazy copper with exceptional head retention - appears overly carbonated/bubbly

S- Good sweet smelling mix of malt and hops. I get hints of caramel and apple with floral/citrus notes.

T- The hops takeover here more than the malt for sure; more bitterness than anything. Not a TOTAL palette wrecker but the bitterness really sticks around . I wish some of the sweeter elements I detected in the smell came through in the taste but unfortunately not.

M- Very prickly, high end carbonation. Combined with the overwhelming bitterness it's all just a bit too much.

O- I've had worse, but would not buy again. It just needs more balance. Started out looking decent and smelling nice, but downhill from there.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2012 22:33:49 | More by Yoda22
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2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

09-14-2012 02:02:37 | More by SnatchyMcPants
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-21-2012 02:17:02 | More by brandon911
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3.98/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glass - Nonic

A - On a gently pour it produced a massive 4-finger head that would have grown if I hadn't stopped pouring it. Lots of visible carbonation, very high. Hazy orange colored brew. Head slowly fell to a dense looking dollop atop the beer.

S - Fresh orange, lemon, and pine dominate the beer. Papaya, cracker like malt, herbal hop. The orange is very bright and fresh smelling, almost like a Witbeer.

T - Orange, papaya, and grapefruit hit you upfront. Herbal hop, cracker and toasted bread follow. It finishes dry and a bit astringent. Bitterness is medium-high and sits on the tongue long after you swallow.

M - Medium-high crispness with a smooth, viscous like feel. Around full bodied.

O - I'v seen this brew on the store shelves for quite some time now, and I'm happy to have finally tired it. I really enjoyed the fresh fruitiness in the smell and taste, and it was nice and bitter as well. However I didn't like the huge head that was a result of far too much carbonation. Other than that, it was tasty and priced right. I'd drink it again. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 00:02:37 | More by PintOHops
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

glass: nonic

Extremely large head. Typical cloudy orange color. Lots of fine bubbles. Sticky, frothy lacing. Primarily lemon on the nose, some pine but not much, maybe a bit of kiwi, a little doughy scent along with some gym socks.

Taste comes off somewhat muddy. There's some lemon but much more papaya and other sort of musky tropical fruit. Orange and lemon rind on the finish. Bitterness is fairly low.

Mouthfeel is pretty nice, medium carbonation and feel. This is close to mediocre for me but there are no faults i can see. Yea, i rhyme sometimes in my beer reviews.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 23:57:07 | More by JosiahS
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

07-29-2012 20:32:08 | More by dmorgan310
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

07-28-2012 19:14:42 | More by durrrr
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

07-23-2012 00:27:22 | More by jnoelani
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-15-2012 08:09:09 | More by jmccraney
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3.05/5  rDev -15%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I tried a great collaboration beer between these guys and 2 Brothers Brewing in Australia at the Great Australasian Beer Spectapular, so when I came across this bottle in Portland OR, I thought it was well worth giving them a shot on their own.

Beer pours a hazy, slightly mucky golden colour, wiht a very firm head of off-white, that leaves pocked craters as it subsides, and solid, sheeting lace. Body looks a little bit weak, which is a bit of a shame. Overall, I'm a bit unimpressed.

Nose is generically hoppy, with more than a touch of earthy, tea-like characters. Some musty huskiness comes through as well, leaving the sensation of wet grain-bag. Very underwhelmed.

Taste is similar. Earthy hoppiness, reminiscent of the English style, with sweetish malt giving a honeyed character that cloys a little. Some peppery bite on the back, but the sweetness actually manages to stick through to the end, meaning what should be a crisp, hoppy finish is damaged.

Feel is slightly overcarbed, but otherwise fine.

Dudes, what happened? I'm not overly enamoured of 2 Brothers, so I was placing most of the credit for the Bloody Oak collab at your feet. But this is a genuinely average brew. Please tell me you have better in your repertoire...

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2012 18:54:48 | More by lacqueredmouse
Diamond Knot India Pale Ale from Diamond Knot Brewery
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