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Industrial IPA - Diamond Knot Brewery

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221 Ratings
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Ratings: 221
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Diamond Knot Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 10-13-2003)
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5/5  rDev +34.8%

SlipperySean, Nov 24, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

intoxabroad, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of scootpolute
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One Pint 6 FL OZs...Poured into a Tulip glass.

A: Clear brassy hue…Leaves behind some fluffy rings of lacing.

S: Strong hops, Mint, marmalade, faint caramel, ripe pear, Orange citrus, lemon juice, light florals and grass.

T: Very smooth, deep crispness, hop bitterness… Upfront there is pineapple… lemon juice followed by leafy, dried grass, lightly toasted bread, clean caramel notes mid-palate. Finishes with pine and grassy floral…drying finishes…with lingering alcohol due to the close to 8%...

M: Pretty much a full bodied, 'BIG' beer, juicy, crisp and bitter.

O: Very clean, Very drinkable.Just an outstanding Double American IPA all around… pretty much nailed it with this one! Although...take the 'very drinkable' comments with warning... if you have more than 2-3 of these, you 'could-be' in TROUBLE...Drink with care as after just one bomber, it gets you in the 'woo-woo!!'...Chasin'-Cheers :~)

scootpolute, May 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Tumble, Dec 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

JavierGC, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of Metaltildeath
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Metaltildeath, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of IPALOVER
4.47/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I disagree with reviews that say this is not an IPA-- I'm sitting here with the aftertaste of bitter hop, and it most definitely is a double IPA in my humble opinion!

I'm visiting the Seattle area and found a bomber of this in a local grocery store. I was happy when I opened the bottle and could smell piney hops. Unfortunately I could only pour into a plastic cup (hotel room!), but it poured beautifully-- light foam and bubbles, which did dissipate somewhat as I drank. However, it even left a bit of a lace on the plastic cup!

Loved the taste of this brew. Not overly citrusy or bright; instead, malt balanced with hops, although absolutely leaning on the hop side. I would guess this beer would be around 70-80 IBUs.

I could drink another one!

IPALOVER, Aug 13, 2010
Photo of chickenflea
4.43/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber. Pours with an average off-white head over a clear light amber body. Very good head retention, and foamy lacing. Massive aroma of mango, exotic fruits, pine, marshmallow and caramel. Taste is light caramel, honey, peach, spicy and earthy hops. Very bitter aftertaste. I would have bet the IBUs were higher than the advertised 75! Full-bodied and sticky like a double. Medium-light carbonation. A very pleasant IPA. I will keep an eye on other offerings from this brewery.

chickenflea, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of doubleipa
4.43/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the Diamond Knot pub. A hazy brown color. Excellent aroma: lots of citrus and floral and some pine, aswell. Not to the level of pine resin in Ruination, but just about the right level - not overpowering. Nice long finish with a great after taste. Doesn't coat the tongue the way some DIPAs do.

doubleipa, Oct 19, 2006
Photo of Wetpaperbag
4.43/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Amber reddish in color, with a creamy frothy head 1 inch head.

S- The smell would be the result if a Pine Tree had sex with a Grapefruit tree and a Juniper tree while drinking gin and hop juice. The smell would be the result of that union.

T- Damn this is good. There is a great malt caramel taste that is slightly smoky/peaty with the Three way juice mentioned above mixed in. This is very tasty. I'm so glad that this is being bottled now.

M- At times it feels thick, other times thin. But over all just right.

D- This is super drinkable, going well with pizza and hot weather.

Wetpaperbag, Jun 06, 2009
Photo of jdense
4.43/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. gem located at By the Bottle, Vancouver, WA, poured into Piraat tulip 4.17.10. Thanks to the BtB owners for bringing this down from Seattle to greater Beervana area.

One finger semi-rocky white head, medium-slow dissipation with nice lacing. Copper read cloudy body (unfiltered?), nice trail of carbonation rising from bottom of glass. Huge hop hit in the nose, citrus, grapefruit, some caramel malt for balance, finish is hop forward certainly bitter on the backend but not overly bitter, a fine tasting DIPA. Mouthfeel is medium, good effervescence. Extremely drinkable. One of the PNW best DIPAs, glad to see this in bottles. IMO this is the closest I've seen anyone come to replicating flavor profile of Alesmith IPA, which is certainly high praise. Well worth seeking out, certainly worth a trip across the river for Beervana-based hopheads.

jdense, Apr 17, 2010
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4.4/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this one up as an extra in a BIF and just got around to trying it. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 10/02/2009.



The pour was very nicely done. Rich amber in color with a huge billowing head of white that came up and over the top and settled down nicely into a firm pillow of lace that dropped tons of nice lacing up and down the sides of the glass. Rich aroma of pungent grapefruit and rich orange notes that really just carried over wonderfully. Warming brought some light balance to it, but it will still done, very, very well. Each sip seemed a bit bigger then the one before. Huge notes of pineapple and grapefruit are quickly thrown together with some very nice touches of caramel malts. Nice medium body was well carbonated and the smooth, delicate flavor hid the ABV quite well.



Overall I have to admit this one was very well done. I would have no issue at all with trying another one any day. Really top notch stuff. I would have to recommend this one to anyone.

mikesgroove, Oct 07, 2009
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4.4/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery on 03-29-05. Clear amber color with a decent head that leaves a nice lacing. Medium intense floral hop and sweet malt aromas. Has a medium-full body with a smooth mouthfeel. Strong malt sweet bread taste battles it out with an intense bitter grapefruit hop flavor in my mouth. A very well rounded brew here with intense malt and hop flavors.
A damn fine beer here.

beerceller99, Jun 05, 2005
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4.4/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Diamond Knot Brewery on Front Street in Mukilteo. Pours a dark but crispy clear copper colour with a good thick off-white head that lasted the length of the drink.

Aroma is of piney, spicy hops and a hint of light caramel. Some floral notes appear in the nose as the ale warms.

Taste is fresh and hoppy - quite wonderful. Pine and pepper dominate over the light spice and flower tones of the hops. The malt backbone deserves an honorable mention.

Creamy, substantial mouthfeel with a nice spicy finish on the back of the tongue and an oily coating. An excellent IIPA.

kosmoraios, Sep 05, 2008
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4.38/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: clear orange in color with a big fluffy 2" head. Thick lacing paints the glass during thee session.

Smell: orange citrus, pine, and caramel sweetness aromas rise easily from the glass into the nose.

Taste: caramel, soft grapefruit, orange sweetness, ripe red fruit sweetness, hearty pine, and a strong bitterness that does not kill your tastebuds like some other DIPA. Alcohol is barely noticeable.

Mouthfeel: medium-heavy in body. Lightly crisp at the start, smooth and dry at the finish. Aftertaste is surprisingly short.

Drinkability: for the style this has bold flavors but does not leave your togue battered. Great to drink, but a few of these will catch up to you. Great version of the style.

Gavage, Sep 08, 2008
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4.33/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On draught at the brewpub, Diamond Knot's IPA is pale copper with a small white head, mainly due to the full pour of the shaker pint. The skim wasn't too dense, but left heavy sheets of foamy lace. This is their regular IPA with 25% more grain and hops (Galena and Columbus). Since I just had that last, I'm gonna spend the rest of the reviewing comparing them.

Smell isn't quite as bright hops but more citrus, the orange notes pairing nicely with the amped up malt that's making it's appearance clearly known.

Taste is great, big hop flavor with an extra dose of sweetness that you don't find in their regular IPA and suits me nicely. Also more grapefruit from the columbus then the bright fresh herbal galena's you get in their regular IPA, still some nice cedar though. While I love their regular IPA for it's balance, I love the pungency of this one, nice and over the top while still maintaining a high level of drinkability.

Mouthfeel is chewy, oily and dry, medium bodied.

Drinkability is dangerously high whoa! The music certainly isn't hurting, and while I'm rocking to the jams I realize that I'll be the one tied to The Whipping Post if I keep this pace up! Their only beer I ever see around Seattle is the IPA, but now I'm wondering why wouldn't it be this??

ccrida, Jan 06, 2009
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4.28/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle sports a seaweed-green label showing brewery logo and deep sea diver helmet. "Fermenting change in taste since 1994." Wow, 1994...who knew?

The lightly clouded orange/rust color screams "hop-haze" and the dirty white head is on the thin side but lasts and lasts, splashing bit of lace onto the glass as it lessens and as the liquid is moved and swirled around.

Aggressive resiny hops dominate the nose, backed up with toasty, toffee-like malt. I see green in the mind's eye with every single whiff.

Doncha know, hops absolutely dominate in the taste as well. Resin pungency without tasting or feeling oily, you have to love big hops to love this. I do, and I do. Hops are even close to bracingly bitter, but the well-considered caramel/toffee sweetness of the malt has something to say about that. Hints of peppermint and citrus peel/rind are, well, more than just hints. And here come some flowery and herbal elements too. This just avoids the saltiness that many beers of this type can have. Finishes quite bitter, and the 7.9% is just about invisible. If not complex, Industrial India Pale Ale is at least hardly one-dimensional.

Smooth and slick, yet with remarkable tingle from the carbonation, this trades in creamy for tickling bubbles, and though it feels fine, I like a creamier, chewier Double IPA.

So green and bitter that it's probably not the most drinkable in its class, but the ABV is on the friendlier side of that scale. A very enjoyable hop-forward ass- and tongue-kicker.

Metalmonk, Jan 20, 2011
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4.28/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bomber picked up at By the Bottle Bottle shop.

Slightly hazy copper color with off white head. Aroma of hops with some citrus. Flavor is dominated by hops, with a bit of caramel to balance it back a bit.

Starts off a bit thick on the tongue, but it drops down to a thinner feel as the glass empties.

I've always enjoyed this on tap. Nicely drinkable, really glad to see this in bomber bottles.

Dubbercody, Oct 07, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

My first brew from Diamond Knot and it is a winner !. Pours a decent head with incredible lacing. Cloudy gold color. Aroma is very malty with a touch of sweetness. Taste is great and everything I expected in this beer. Great hoppy, resiny taste with just a hint of citrus and malt. The bitterness is great and very appropriate for this beer and the name of this beer. The sweetness leaves fast and the lasting taste is a great hop bitterness. Kudos, can't wait to try more from this craft brewery. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

hophugger, Sep 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

ssteakley, Aug 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Latarnik, May 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

BRYeleJR, Jul 24, 2013
Photo of Halcyondays
4.23/5  rDev +14%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber,

A: Pours a deep burnt amber with a medium white head, no lace.

S: Lots of pine, cedar and white grapefruit, classic NW hops.

T: Pine heavy with grapefruit and orange. Lots of hop character with some nice crystal malt flavour.

M: Medium to full-bodied. Oily and very resiny, intense.

O: A very good, but very northwest DIPA. I liked it quite a bit.

Halcyondays, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of Rangermonk
4.22/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear and amber.

Big fat creamy head that sticks around, nice lacing.

Smells of citrous and piney notes and biscuit.

Tastes of pine resin, almost feel like I'm chewing pine needles mixed with biscuit. Not a bad experience, but almost overwhelming on the taste buds. Biscuit is there in the aftertaste.

Good body, a little warmth in the background.

This is a good IPA. Strong and very assertive hops, with this interesting grain character in the background. As the beer sits and the head falls away, you can smell the malt.

i would recommend to friends.
My cat approves, she is sniffing heavily over the rim and trying to lick the lace.

Rangermonk, Jun 11, 2011
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.22/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

I'm stupid. I'll admit it. I bought a bottle of Diamond Knot's IPA and failed to grab the Industrial while I had the chance. Then when I went back later on, I grabbed the Industrial but failed to grab another IPA for comparison. DOH! But from what I recall, I think that these are basically the same beers with the Industrial amped up a bit, and not different recipes altogether. That said...

Appearance: Clear amber-orange 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: Malt first, then hops. Bready, cake-like malt with a light edge of caramel interwoven with leafy, grassy, woody (almost like oak, but not quite), citrusy, piney, minty, and floral hops. A soft berry-like and gently cherry-ish yeasty fruitiness adds an additional note of complexity.

Taste: The flavor is more hoppy than the nose suggests, although the malt still maintains the dominant edge at the outset. It's bready and caramelish and, dare I say it again, almost cake-like - but without being sweet (how can that be? Maybe I'm just finding some vanilla?). The 'berry/cherry' yeastiness adds a nice rounding component to it. It's solidly bitter and it dries in the finish with a note of cedar, alcohol spice, and piney and gently citrusy hops. Nicely balanced.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied. Somewhat dextrinous, supple, creamy, and smooth.

Overall: Impressive. A richly malty (without going overboard) double IPA that still presents its hops. It's balanced, rounded, and drinkable. The alcohol is well hidden but the strength will get to you! Cheers!

NeroFiddled, Sep 24, 2011
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Industrial IPA from Diamond Knot Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 221 ratings.