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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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BA SCORE
82
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163 Ratings
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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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virinow

New York

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

06-09-2012 18:50:49 | More by virinow
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Gavage

New Jersey

3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a clear dark orange color with a two finger head. Some moderate lace arrives during the session.

Smell: caramel, grapefruit, and some lemon are easy to detect.

Taste: caramel, grapefruit, some lemon zest, some earthy hop bitterness, and a hint of pear create an average flavored IPA.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp to start, a bit smoother and a touch of dryness arrives late.

Overall: if you like a mix of earthy and citrus tones in your IPA this is for you. Flavor profile was a bit muddled IMHO, so one glass was enough in the session.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2012 22:23:15 | More by Gavage
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timwardjr

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.4%

05-14-2012 16:49:57 | More by timwardjr
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Adamostella

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

05-13-2012 18:10:58 | More by Adamostella
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BCross

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

05-09-2012 03:46:25 | More by BCross
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harrymel

Washington

1.65/5  rDev -54%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Bottled: unk
Dark amber with a finger of thick off whites, which leave really thick lace billows. Nose of malts, english malts and some hints of grassy, soapy and minty hops. Almost also has a slight, slight snus note. Tastes like malt with some bittering and spleny of floral and soapy hops. Malts are brutally oxidized with cardboard strait up in a mutha. Also has a slight seltzer tone and hollow character. Medium bodied with moderately hi carb. This beer fails.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 12:19:07 | More by harrymel
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MQ4188

Virginia

1.65/5  rDev -54%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Hazy / Opaque copper color. Poured from a 22 ounce bomber into a 20 ounce Devil's Backbone pint glass.

Smell was a bit vacant.

Taste was an off-putting esters soap.

I sure hope that by chance I bought a bad one. I like this .abv range IPA. This one was not good. I bought it fresh from Total Wine in VA hoping it would be good. This one has an awful chemical aftertaste that is horrible.

I was not able to drink more than 4 ounces of it.

I'm not a hater, but this was bad. I also have a bomber of their Industrial double IPA. I will use the remainder of this one to water my lawn. Sorry!!!

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2012 21:37:24 | More by MQ4188
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avisong

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

04-07-2012 00:48:18 | More by avisong
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sw2112

North Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -58.2%

03-18-2012 02:06:06 | More by sw2112
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piclee

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-17-2012 05:17:47 | More by piclee
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kickerofelves

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

03-12-2012 04:12:28 | More by kickerofelves
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jtosch

Oregon

3/5  rDev -16.4%

02-27-2012 23:22:58 | More by jtosch
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strongaf

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-25-2012 05:58:14 | More by strongaf
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jaypurvis

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-05-2012 05:08:14 | More by jaypurvis
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bogus564

New Jersey

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

22 fl oz, poured into a pint glass.

Just downed some chicken tenders, so I'm thinking that an IPA should do nicely. The saltiness of the chicken should be a good counterbalance for the hoppiness of an IPA. That said, let's get this party started...

A: Not what I expected, or maybe it is and I forgot. It's a cloudy orange, with an orange rind-colored head that holds for quite some time before leaving a cloudy residue on the glass. More Beasley Reese than Reese Witherspoon.

S: It's the weirdest thing; I can smell hops, a little grapefruit, a dark fruit that's more plum than raisin, a hint of caramel. Here's the weird part - it smells more than a little bit soapy. I don't wash my beer glasses with soap, so go figure that one. Now I'm almost afraid to taste it. I don't want to wash my mouth out with soap...

T: Okay, it's bitter from hops, as expected. There's also a grapefruit fighting with lemon taste going on. I'm not picking up the dark fruit or caramel notes, and that's disappointing. On the bright side, I don't get the soapy sensation, either. It is highly carbonated, however, and I suspect that if I dropped a Mentos into it, it would explode like a bottle of Pepsi.

M: Average, almost good. It's medium-bodied, over carbonated, okay on the palate, but the flavors weren't in good enough proportion to be much more than average. The hoppy finish is expected, but even that is a slight letdown.

O: It's an okay beer, it good be good with some tweaks. That said, I wouldn't turn it down if someone offered me one. I'd call it the Debra Messing of beer; almost...

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 00:04:18 | More by bogus564
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ABVerageJoe

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Very cloudy, opaque light-copper amber tone. Very little one-finger head produced , most of which dissipated quickly with a couple millimeters of it remaining for some time leaving lots of lacing.

S - Smells like a deliciously hoppy IPA. Very fragrant and a little floral. Spells like citrusy hops.

T - Tastes immediately like citrus hops with a little pine and a bit of bitterness. It is good and I want it to remain, but it is not a lasting taste, it gets chased away by malt character and a strange saltiness aftertaste.

M - Light, crisp, dry and smooth with slightly above average carbonation.

Overall - IPAs are good. This IPA has a lot of the good IPA tastes that you look for and while it is in your mouth it is an above-average IPA. However; after it leaves the mouth, it becomes a below-average IPA in aftertaste. It's a funny chalky green olive flavor. It was a good beer with a weird aftertaste, but at 2.99 or 3.99 a bomber it was a hell of a deal.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 00:54:41 | More by ABVerageJoe
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CoryR

Oregon

4/5  rDev +11.4%

01-02-2012 00:35:56 | More by CoryR
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aleslover

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.4%

12-17-2011 20:46:27 | More by cbros
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.13/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 picked up tonight at Brewforia in Meridian.... Good conversation and good people... The brew was about $4.80ish... a bit pricey, but I'm not complaining too much.

Poured into my Cigar City goblet.. short lasting 1" head dies quickly leaving a decent drape of lacing... the brew is very clear dark gold.

The nose is a bit malt heavy... I will call it "Midwestern IPA"... Pale malt and an okay punch of citrus zest... maybe even some floral hoppiness...

Flavor begins okay with a decent bitter hoppiness, but quickly gets swept away by the malts.... even some toasty notes in there... citrus hops come in as quickly as they are whisked away... finish is a touch sweet and sorta fruity and minerally... reminds me of the Flintstone vitamins my mom made me take as a kid.... "Amarillo?" Pretty astringent with warmth.. husky...

Body is on the high side of expected for sure... and the carbonation is definitely light... decent... but that is the best I can give.

3.5/3.5/3/3/3

I doubt I would buy this again unless I am in the taproom.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2011 07:20:36 | More by JohnGalt1
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Dave128

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

12-05-2011 19:55:50 | More by Dave128
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rhino54

California

4/5  rDev +11.4%

11-27-2011 19:42:16 | More by rhino54
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twelveinches

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

11-18-2011 06:51:42 | More by twelveinches
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 17:54:23 | More by Kegatron
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HopHeadRyan

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bomber poured into a tumbler pint...

A - Average or below, slightly hazy, orange-gold...way too much carbonation...possibly a quality control issue...poured out half foam/half beer...the bottle was not shaken at all...over carbed...way bubbly

S - Herbal, slight citrus peel, bready, nutty, very slight floral-pine essence - Not impressive

T - Not balanced, lacking flavor and complexity, citrus, not enough malt character...a little too metallic/minerally...

M - An unwelcome effervescent sting from the extreme carbonation...come on Diamond Knot its not soda pop! Very thin...watery...not good

Overall - Easy enough to drink, but not one I would revisit. Pass on this one if you are an experienced IPA drinker.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2011 23:11:19 | More by HopHeadRyan
Diamond Knot India Pale Ale from Diamond Knot Brewery
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