Industrial IPA - Diamond Knot Brewery
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4/5 rDev +7.8%
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.
11-17-2008 17:21:41 | More by ffejherb
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
4.1/5 rDev +10.5%
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.
10-10-2008 22:53:16 | More by aerozeppl
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
4.4/5 rDev +18.6%
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.
09-05-2008 22:57:29 | More by kosmoraios
British Columbia (Canada)
3.98/5 rDev +7.3%
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.
08-11-2007 18:54:06 | More by Derek
3.4/5 rDev -8.4%
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.
03-25-2007 12:47:37 | More by BillyB
4.43/5 rDev +19.4%
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.
10-19-2006 12:07:10 | More by doubleipa
4.4/5 rDev +18.6%
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.
06-05-2005 19:56:52 | More by beerceller99
Industrial IPA from Diamond Knot Brewery
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