Industrial IPA - Diamond Knot Brewery
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1.48/5 rDev -60.1%
Ordered from LetsPour and poured into a Pike pint glass.
Appearance - The bottle art of this double turned me on, but I was disappointed as soon as the liquid hit the glass. A watery sewer/caramel appearance. Light carbonation with decent lacing. The head disappears quickly and is extremely white.
Smell - Extremely faint. Does not smell fresh at all - I wish the bottle had a date on it. Very faint toffee.
Taste - Fairly rotten. It gets a little better as my palate adjusts. Rye is the most prominent flavor, while dying grass and a bit of beets and alcohol kick in later. Faint caramel and toffee that does combine well with the sad excuse for hops
Mouthfeel and Drinkability - Light-bodied with a sewery alcohol taste that is unbalanced. It's hard to get through this glass honestly. The whole thing tastes extremely rotten, like I am drinking very dirty well water. This beer was a HUGE letdown for me. The taste is just bland. It is not sweet, nor is it bitter. It isn't thick like honey, nor is it terribly watery. I don't know what this is.
07-09-2012 00:58:17 | More by Jesse13713
1.5/5 rDev -59.6%
A: Poured a deep orange color with good carbonation and a nice white head. which fades fast leaving mere bubbles
S: Nose is caramel, graininess and grass
T: Starts a bit chewy, off balance, caramel, grass and then WHAM! A tital wave of ultimate disappointment. A blast of obnoxious bittering hops appears, with a splash of cleaning solution providing a stinging booziness, slicky buttery palate and we wind it down with cooked corn Mmmm!
M: Mouthfeel is mediium bodied and horrendous. Not exactly sure what to say here...
O: Scrap this and avoid at all costs. I want my money back!
04-25-2011 01:24:06 | More by barleywinefiend
2.35/5 rDev -36.7%
22oz bottle into a CCB snifter.
A - Pours a hazy amber, with a thin half-finger of head that quickly drops to a ring around the glass. Patchy lacing on the sides of the glass. Plenty of sediment in the bottle.
S - More piney than citrusy, with an odd vegetative quality that doesn't sit well sith me. Showing some signs of oxidation too, with some cardboardiness.
T - Excessively bitter but not very flavorful. Piney hops in your face and not much else to smooth things out. Cardboard, orange pith, and vegetables. It reminds me of Hopsickle in some ways, only without as much yum.
M - Nice enough, it's just not exceptional in any way. About as you'd expect in every aspect.
D - The abv is a bit high, but so even if I actually liked the beer I probably wouldn't be drinking more than one.
O - This was a gift for the holiday, rather than something I picked up myself, and it's definitely one I won't be seeking out again. Disappointing.
12-29-2010 20:56:53 | More by djmichaelk
2.5/5 rDev -32.6%
Grabbed this beer as an impulse purchase while waiting in line at Total Wine in Tampa.
Started to review this in the normal fashion, but once I tasted it I had to stop. This beer is old dammit. Syrupy and malty. Disgusting. I don't know how many times I've bought an IPA without a bottling date on it and been burned. No more.
Brewers, put freaking brewed on/bottled on dates on your beers. This beer may not have been bad when fresh however, the dozen or so CASES that Total Wine is selling (in Tampa) are all past their prime. I will never again buy an IPA wihtout a date on it unless I know it's fresh.
08-05-2011 14:35:13 | More by sendsilk
2.5/5 rDev -32.6%
Bottle shared by Jason, thanks!
A: Golden orange with a small white head.
S: Strong bread with matching caramel. Orange is faint, barely detectable. Alcohol is apparent in the nose. Way too malty.
T: Lots of bread and caramel with a little alcohol. Light orange notes. This is like a weak Barleywine. The hops are feeble. The malt dominates. Blah.
M: Medium body with upper moderate carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.
Overall: This might pass for an IPA in Washington, and I'm sure they think it's great up there (another one of their local "gems"), but this is burdened by malt and the hops are pathetic. It's like a pitiful Barleywine.
08-09-2011 00:14:24 | More by HopHead84
2.65/5 rDev -28.6%
22 oz bottle, no date.
appears a dark golden color, clear. big tall rocky off-white head. great retention. sort off-putting aroma - very lemon, like dish soap.
nice balance of biscuit malt and earthy lemony hops. but the nose overpowers the taste. medium thickness and medium carbonation.
overall - the bad aroma takes over the positives of this beer. I wouldn't try again
11-28-2012 03:43:08 | More by jmdrpi
British Columbia (Canada)
2.85/5 rDev -23.2%
Pours a typical IPA colour. The smell was pretty hop-potent, had me ready for a hop bomb. Alas, it was not to be. The hop flavour is mild, dominated by fruit of the tropical variety, mostly mango. A little pineapple-melon-grapefruit melange as well, but very soft and mild. The thing that I found the most disappointing was the finish. It didn't linger at all, it wasn't dry, it wasn't anything: there was just nothing there. For an Imperial/Double IPA that is just unacceptable in my opinion. The impression I was left with was that it sacrificed flavour for drinkability, which is fine, except that they scaled it back too far. At some point when you scale it back it ceases to be an IPA (never mind an 2xIPA), and unfortunately thats what I believe happened here. I want to clarify that there isn't any particular flavour I disliked, I just didn't think it stayed even remotely close to the style, which is why it will get a poor score from me.
12-01-2012 01:31:32 | More by Cookeeman
2.85/5 rDev -23.2%
I have to say I'm honestly stunned by this beer and not in a good way. It looks very pretty but aside from mouthfeel those sentiments end there. It smells oxidized and the bottle is fresh off the shelf and they haven't even been bottling long enough to give this level of oxidation off even if it were that old. (I should note I tried two separate bottles and both had this flaw)
I taste many delicious hop flavors but what the hell? Zero bitterness and way too much malt. This is the west coast, we don't need our hops hidden by sweetness thank you very much.
Not very drinkable. I won't buy this again because I wan't my double IPA's to pack punch, not offer apologies.
09-23-2009 05:20:57 | More by TheBungyo
3/5 rDev -19.1%
22 picked up last night at Brewforia.. paid about $6 ... Poured into my little Cigar City snifter... short lasting off white head still provides nice lacing as the clear light amber brew drops.
Nose has a pretty mild hop profile... a restrained citrus zest but is bullied out of the way by too much malt... plenty of pale malt and more than a hint of dry toast.
Flavor is more "bitter" from front to back than ever just focusing on the hops... there is the above mentioned citrus note... but between the heavy handed malt and bitter bite, the hops seem to play second fiddle.
Body is about right.. carbonation too.. pretty "creamy", and that adjective seems out of place too.
Okay.... but only okay... I doubt I would ever buy this again unless I was bellying up to the bar at the brewery.
12-08-2011 06:48:22 | More by JohnGalt1
3.05/5 rDev -17.8%
On tap at Tap House in Seattle as part of WA IPA tasting I put together. This finished 4th of 4.
Looks the part - bright yellow in color. Suprisingly little nose for a NW IPA. Where is my hops?
Entry is sweet - a bit too sweet for me. Not enought hops to clear that out. Some mango flavor...a little pine, but it fails to develop. Slight finish is clipped.
I didn't take enough notes, but it just did not live up to the other three offerings I had.
Overall, I'd call this IPA-light.
09-07-2011 16:03:57 | More by sweethome
3.13/5 rDev -15.6%
Large fruity flavor mixed with the hop cone extravaganza. Flavors all muddled up and xxx. Lots of grapefruit but with a sweet mango taste. Quite bitter and it keeps stabbing the back of the tongue. Some of the biscuit taste, well browned and more bitterness. Aromatic with fruit and flowers.
More of a golden amber than the usual DIPA orange. Modest mustache of foam. Fairly thick bodied and seems tro be oilier than most. Resins, aromatic hops, and quinine. Hot and spicy on the lips. Not my idea of drinkable, but those seeking the dominatrix may find her here.
From the 22 oz bottle bought in Orange County somewhere. I'm not quite sure about this brewery but they seem to be putting out a lot of stuff.
10-25-2012 04:47:16 | More by mactrail
3.13/5 rDev -15.6%
Pours amber clear with a fluffy head that drops fairly quickly. The aroma is a bit on the syrupy side, speaking of a cheap IPA, but the flavor is somewhat better. It is heavy, with a surprisingly high degree of caramel flavor. The hops are aggressive and quite citrusy, with a bit of pine behind them. The bitterness is distinctly piny and resiny. There is an odd woody and chocolate edge to the flavor that I find puzzling. The mouthfeel is a little clingy.
Overall, this is a servicable but largely undistinguished double IPA.
12-04-2010 23:01:55 | More by Seanibus
Industrial IPA from Diamond Knot Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.