Industrial IPA - Diamond Knot Brewery
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3.65/5 rDev -1.6%
Appearance: Arrives with a hazy copper color and a very modest head; some lace
Smell: Somne toffee and citrus - grapefruit and pineapple
Taste: Toffee base, with a blast of citrus quickly arriving; a little grassy, too; after the swallow, the bitterness level ratchets up quite a bit, somewhat overwhelming the fruity flavors
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; some warmth
Drinkability: A little unbalanced but otherwise a very nice DIPA
03-20-2009 01:48:13 | More by brentk56
4.4/5 rDev +18.6%
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.
10-07-2009 00:52:18 | More by mikesgroove
4.03/5 rDev +8.6%
A very nice introduction to the Diamond Knot Brewing Company. Industrial IPA is definately a hop-centric beer, soaked in citrus hops: grapefruit, orange peel, lemon grass. Evident in aroma and taste, the beer is dripping with hop resins. Not to be completely dominated, the caramelized hops give a light bready/graham cracker base with soft flavors of maple syrup and confectionates. Crisp and clean malted instead of sticky or under attenuated for a nice and easy drinking mouthfeel. The crisp maltiness allows the dryness to prevail along side of the bitter hops. Only a slight hint of a soapy phenolic and a nail polish remover alcoholic taste deters from the overall taste. Still, a tasty and standard IPA that definately favors the hop flavor and bitterness.
07-12-2009 01:33:17 | More by BEERchitect
3.75/5 rDev +1.1%
Bottle: Poured a bright orangey color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus and floral aroma is quite engaging. Taste is also dominated by citrus notes with some floral undertones and some lightly sweet caramel malt notes. Pine notes are also noticeable. Body is about average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. A bit too sweet for my taste but still extremely enjoyable.
09-20-2013 19:41:58 | More by Phyl21ca
3.9/5 rDev +5.1%
Nice to see another Pacific NW brewer here in the triad of North Carolina.Poured into an imperial pint glass a clear copper/brass color with a thin but well defined white head that left broken laayers of lace as it settled quickly.Herbal hop notes mainly in the nose with a bit of caramel,flavors are sharp and herbal up front not much citirc hop,wich kinda surprised me,a hefty caramel base holds well.A more herbal hopped IPA but its quality,I like resiny,and citric flavors but this was pretty good.
11-25-2010 19:03:25 | More by oberon
4.22/5 rDev +13.7%
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!
09-24-2011 03:33:52 | More by NeroFiddled
3.35/5 rDev -9.7%
First had: on tap at Flying Pig Bar, Everett, WA
Poured clear honey color, with minimal head. Piney aroma with citrus hops coming through. Similar to the taste: pine and citrus hops, with a sweet maltiness accompanying, though the hops general take over. Light-medium mouthfeel, and moderately drinkable.
05-01-2011 17:54:10 | More by Rifugium
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
4.23/5 rDev +14%
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.
08-29-2012 06:15:44 | More by Halcyondays
4.38/5 rDev +18.1%
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.
09-08-2008 11:51:29 | More by Gavage
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
4.1/5 rDev +10.5%
Pours amber with a nice head that settles to a thin cap, but leaves some nice waves of lacing against the glass. Smells fruity and full with mango, apricots, and citrus along with some sweet, honeyed malt. Similar in the taste, but with some delayed graininess that detracts a bit, and some nice bitterness in the finish, which works to subdue the malt. The mouthfeel is firm and maybe just the slightest bit sticky. Quite a nice hop profile- a piney bitterness comes out after awhile that is quite enjoyable. Nice, and I'm pleased to see this in Atlanta bottleshops.
12-25-2010 00:55:31 | More by Georgiabeer
3.98/5 rDev +7.3%
Thanks to Deuane for sharing his Growlin' At The Moon prize.
A: The IPA is tea colored, a nice mix of brown and orange with the trend towards the darker hue. 1 finger of head lingered for half of the glass.
S: The aroma is a nice blend of citrus and grassy herbs, almost like tobacco. Caramel malts add a minor counterpunch.
T: The ale, for being a DIPA, is nicely balanced. The caramel malts support the herbal hops without creating too big of a taste. The hops are citrusy with plenty of grassy flavors. The longer that I linger on the ale, the more a boozy warmth emerges. That heat accentuates the hops, making the ale seem stronger than it is.
M: The hop profile is herbal, grassy with a touch of green onions. I enjoyed sipping on this one.
D: The DIPA was not a disappointment, sporting a big hop profile that is unusual enough to keep me interested.
11-17-2008 02:22:06 | More by akorsak
3.83/5 rDev +3.2%
Many thanks to Beertunes (Terry) for the opportunity to try this one again.
The beer pours a fairly dark amber color with pretty decent head retention and good lacing. At the outset, the first thing one notices is that this is pretty dark for an IPA. On the nose, there is a fairly pronounced citrus and pepper aroma, coupled with some noticeable malty sweetness. That malty sweetness comes on strong on the palate, though it's cut pretty nicely by a considerable hop bite in the finish. The combination of sweet malt and hoppy bitterness imparts some interesting flavors, consisting of cherry, orange, brown sugar and light chocolate. The bitterness really takes over in this medium bodied IPA, and drinkability is pretty decent. However, there's a bit of an alchol bite in the finish, which detracts just a bit from the beer's drinkability.
All and all, this is a nice enough beer, though it's not very IPA-like (in my book). Also, I've had this beer on draft a number of times at the 74th Street Alehouse in Seattle, and my impression is that this beer is considerable better on tap. Cheers!
03-24-2010 01:39:33 | More by John_M
3.85/5 rDev +3.8%
A: Ice-tea coloring with some rustic orange highlights. Medium clarity with a light whisper of carbonation. The head is bready and frumpy in texture, a beige coloring and shows a good resilience along with an ample amount of lace coverage consisting of stratified rings.
S: Spicy citrusy-pineapple, much more pronounced then thier ipa. A bit of mango, orange and toasted bread. Good presence upon first pour but does significantly drop off there-after lacking sustainability.
T: Spicy bite of hops, bright tropical fruitiness of pineapple-mango mixing with citrus. Spicy, crisp and clean turning to a bittering of dry hopped citrus mid way through the experience. The finale turns dry toasted bread, very malty with a pine and dry grapefruit ending. Moderate alcohol presence.
M: Medium body, creamy, bitter, very similar to thier base ipa with a bittering finish.
O: A bit bigger and hoppier then thier ipa thus drinkability and repeatability is a bit lower. Thier ipa is ideal for multiples is a bit lighter and crisper, while this is a bit fuller malt wise with a bump of dry hops. Both are ideal for the right occassion.
12-27-2012 23:39:58 | More by beerthulhu
3.71/5 rDev 0%
Ah, another Christmas beer by the bonfire. Pours orange, thin head, good carbonation. Smell is faint, but you get the forthcoming grapfruit tangerine type aroma that you'll soon be tasting.
Those hop flavors aren't accompanied by much in the way of bitterness. Wouldn't know it's a double IPA from a sip n sniff. But, the bottom line is, despite a lack of bitterness, the taste is still quality. Mouthfeel, holds up throughout the bottle. And we were drinking this in colder than preferred environment (outdoors, 10 degree weather), but even the small amount of frost on the glass didn't water down the experience throughout the sample. In fact, it was quite drinkable throughout, everyone appreciated the ebb and flow of this beer. Christmas beer fest lives on!
12-26-2009 22:32:12 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Industrial IPA from Diamond Knot Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 208 ratings.