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Industrial IPA - Diamond Knot Brewery

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84
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226 Ratings
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Ratings: 226
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 5
Gots: 12 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-13-2003)
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Photo of DefenCorps
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So they used to have an Industrial ESB, eh? That's interesting, 'cos I could have mistaken this for an Imperial ESB in the PNW vein if I was tasting this blind. Thanks, John!

The pour is deep ruby red with decent clarity and a thin, spotty white head with OK retention and lacing. This is way to dark for an IPA (and don't get me started on black IPAs).
The nose has plenty of hops with citrus and a definite pine/ fir like character, not unlike what I expect mountain forests to smell like. Perfumey with a touch of earthy, leafy and minty character, the malt is moderately noticeable with a caramel and toffee character wit some honey. Not really an IPA, this is more like an overly hopped ESB. Mildly fruity, this smells great!
The palate opens with plenty of hop bitterness and moderate hop flavor as well, with citrus (grapefruit and grapefruit zest and orange). Malt flavors are present with caramel, an almost toffee like character with a touch of nuttiness, but the sweetness is low (and thankfully). Drying on the finish with a prominent bitterness with a mildly earthy character, this beer is medium light in body with a medium level of carbonation. With a solid finish, this is enjoyable stuff, one I would drink more if it were local.

Photo of beertunes
4.22/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a deep golden amber with a slight reddish tint. A very thick and full head was just off-white and had very good retention and lacing.

The smell is very hop forward, with pine notes most noticeable. There is just a hint of malt sweetness on the nose to provide some balance. The flavors follow the template made by the aromas, with some citrus hop flavors combining nicely with the pine.

The body is very good, solid and full without being heavy. Drinkability is well above average for a strong, hoppy brew. Overall, a very good brew by one of the PNW's lesser known gems. Worth some effort to try.

Photo of wknight167
3.3/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apearance - Pours a hazy orangish brown with minimal head.

Nose- Citrus hops, more specifically tangerine and grapefruit hops.

Palate- Complete 180 from the aroma. Strong caramel presence. sweet and tropical up front. Slowly builds to a caramelly/piney balance, yes balance. No in your face hops here.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied, medium carbonation.

Photo of mchlipala
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber courtesy of olympuszymurgus.

Pours a hazy amber with a beautiful thick head. Upon the initial smell, I had to check the label again; sweet caramel malt scents dominated and left me wondering how this was classified as an DIPA. Not getting much hop character with this one and a total lack of the traditional bitterness; taste is almost overrun by the sweet caramel malts which just left me scratching my head after the first few sips. Once I stopped caring about the lack of hops, I really started to enjoy the beer though. The taste and resulting bitterness that did start to come through reminded me more of a cross between an amber and pale ale. Has a medium mouthfeel with a certain syrupy-sweetness to it.

I'd have a tough time comparing this against some of my favorite DIPAs as the character of the beer felt more in line with an amber or pale ale (although slightly high on the ABV side). A really solid beer, but just not what I was expecting from something labeled as a DIPA.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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!

Photo of Dubbercody
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.

Photo of mikesgroove
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.

Photo of TheBungyo
2.85/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Photo of gford217
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber courtesy of RiversideAK poured into a tulip.

Pours dark clear amber with a big creamy off-white head which shows excellent retention and thick lacing. A really nice looking beer.

The aroma is well-balanced overall. It's got plenty of deep bitter citrus fruits with grapefruits and oranges coming to mind. However, there is plenty of caramel sweetness and toasted malts in the nose as well.

The taste is astringent up front with the grapefruit bringing a little sweetness, but a lot of bitterness. There bready malts come out in the middle with hints of caramel, but the hops dominate again in the finish with some citrus and a hint of resinous pine bitterness.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with strong carbonation and a slight alcohol burn that tingles the tongue a bit.

This is a very drinkable DIPA and it almost straddles the edge between IPA and DIPA as it probably doesn't have quite the heft and complexity to measure up to the big boys in the style. Nonetheless, I actually liked this better than the regular DK IPA.

Photo of BEERchitect
4.03/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Thanks goryshkewych!

Photo of DiabolikDUB
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-Tap @ Horse Brass Pub poured into Shaker glass.

Pours a slightly hazy medium copper with a finger of creamy off-white head that last for sometime before creating a nice thin layer around the glass. Aroma is a filled with piney and citrus hops, grapefruit and some caramel malts. The flavor has a lot of caramel malt as well as brown sugar and resinous hops. Its medium bodied and a bit on the syrupy side. Its a pretty decent beer. Pretty well balanced for a Double IPA but I would definitely prefer more hop flavor in this one.

Photo of blackc5
4.15/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The wife ordered this as I sipped on a Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA. It really isnt a fair comparison, but I did help her polish this off and it is a decent brew. If it wasn't going head to head with one of the top IPAs on the planet, it would surely seem more impressive, and it is a real nice local effort. The taste is surely quite good, although not quite in the top tier of DIPAs in terms of complexity. The fruity components are a bit overwhelmed by the lingering bitter finish. Yet, it definitely is still top notch for drinkability.

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.

Photo of RedDiamond
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Though Diamond Knot is a small brewery with a finite distribution of its draught beers, I've seen this imperial IPA with its roped tap handle at better beer bars throughout the Puget Sound region for years. And in that time I've known Industrial to be a reliable call for aggressively bittered strong ales. It starts with a tall sudsy head held aloft by vigorous carbonation. The clouded bronze body emits a sensuous aroma of floral hops. Hop character is pervasive throughout with a melding of sweet qualities to a sharp bite.

Hits the mark soundly. 8.1% ABV.

Photo of brentk56
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of ccrida
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??

Photo of Deuane
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to thethrone for this Growlin at the Moon treat, Shared with akorsak, brewslut, ffejherb and sierrags.

A-Deep copper color with a thin off-white head that reduced to a thin film and left spotty lacing.

S-Hop smack of musty pine and citrus hops. Comes of rather dank with a background hint of caramel malt.

T-More citrus than pine hops in the taste. Tannic acid like bitterness comes through mixing well with some sweet caramel.

M-Medium body and a bit oily. Slick overall with little crispness and a fairly long lasting bitterness.

D-Nice, not your typical west coast citrus hop bomb. A nice complexity with this one that makes you ponder the flavours. Not exactly what I look for in a west coast DIPA but nice nonetheless. Certainly not hard to drink!

Photo of ffejherb
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler pour into snifter on 11/16/08. Thanks to Deuane for sharing!

A - Poured a medium rusty copper color with one finger of milky, bubbly head that transformed into a thin ring of retention and left decent lacing. Nice coloration.

S - Aromatic blend of pine and citrus hops with a mild acidity and some bitterness akin to fruit skins. As it warmed up, a darker, earthier personality presented itself with a bit of dank hemp and mild alcohol twang.

T - Mix of citrus and piney hops with some herbal, almost tea-like qualities that offered a bit more of an earthy bite. Malt base consists of some sweet caramel and bread crust. A bit of fruit sweetness also creeps in. This DIPA finishes with a pretty bitter bite, but a hefty does of bready malt evens the playing field a bit.

M - Medium body with fairly soft carbonation and an oily texture. This is sweet but dry on the palate with a fairly long-lasting, lingering bitter finish.

D - There's definitely lots going on with this DIPA, giving it quite a bit of complexity. The hop profile runs the gamut of juicy citrus to dry pine to dank, earthy hemp without ever getting too jumbled.

Photo of akorsak
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of aerozeppl
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to thethrone for this in Growling at the Moon.

A: Nice clear copper color with a half finger of white head. Good lacing especially for a growler.

S: Very big citrus nose.Tons of grapefruit. Nice hops in the nose.

T: Very bitter up front. Nice citrus notes right behind that. Finishes with a nice blast of grapefruit.

M: Medium body. Low carbonation but for a growler it is acceptable.

D: Very drinkable. We polished off a growler in about an hour and a half.

Photo of Gavage
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.

Photo of kosmoraios
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.

Photo of Derek
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Copper with a white head, some retention, excellent lace.

S: Pine, dark toffee, nectarine & tangerine.

T: Very piney, assertive bitterness, tangerine, toffee & biscuit. It has a little more bitterness & malt flavour than their standard IPA, but not quite as much fresh hop citrus.

M: Moderate body & carbonation, some acidity, not too much residual sugar.

D: It's big & bold, but it's good.

Photo of BillyB
3.4/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A nice amber brown color with a medium, off-white head.

Herbal, piney, citrusy hop notes. Also some grassy aromas with a bit of toasty malt.

Taste is very bitter. Piney, citrus, grassy hop bitterness. A sweet, somewhat toasty, breadlike malt taste. Not much balance but this is a DIPA.

Medium to full bodied, chewy, bitter.

Overall, i'd say an above average DIPA.

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.

Industrial IPA from Diamond Knot Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.