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Industrial IPA - Diamond Knot Brewery

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84
good

214 Ratings
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Ratings: 214
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 12.9%
Wants: 4
Gots: 9 | 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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4/5  rDev +7.5%

604growler, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of mooseisloose
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Great price on this bomber at TW. With a bomber being about two standard brews many craft brewers appear to be gouging the consumer for a trial size of their brews. Not true in this case. Let's give it a whirl. Popping the top I get a nice waft of very earthy hops and some butterscotch maltiness. Pouring into one of my trusty SAPPs I get a light bronze brew with a dense multi-sized bubble head that stands like a champ. Upon tasting the first impression is the mouthfeel super high viscosity thick like you can stand a spoon in it. The taste then starts with an evenly balanced hard and dry hop bite but sweet banana maltiness that both slam up front then stay in lockstep throughout only evenly fading in the end to a more sharp bitterness yet lingering sweetness. This brew packs a wallop in both flavor and ABV so a bomber is about the limit. A definite find for the hophead who likes a bold brew but way too powerful for any kind of sessioner. As for what it is, spot on.

mooseisloose, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of andysc83
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

andysc83, Jun 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Geno206, May 31, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -32.8%

beernads, May 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

snohojimbo, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of Bromine
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Bromine, Apr 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Cluker, Apr 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

ONN8, Apr 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

aleslover, Apr 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

VinoGuy, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of Braz
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at BevMo. Deep amber in color. Nice frothy white head that leaves nice lacing behind. Very good aromas of fresh grass and malt. Taste is on the bitter end a bit. Very earthy mowed grass notes. Body is well carbonated with an almost double feel. Overall this is a respectable offering. Only complaint is that a touch more sweetness would have balanced this out more. I do mean a touch.

Braz, Mar 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

nzerbe, Mar 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Rudes, Mar 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

oriolesfan4, Mar 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

johnnyboy76, Feb 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

adaham, Feb 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

rodrigueZflyingf0x, Feb 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

dan027, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of Lazaro
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Lazaro, Jan 27, 2013
Photo of GiantMidget
3.46/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought at Total Wine in Claymont DE, random pickup since it was $5, figured for a bomber it was worth a shot.

Poured into a tulip glass.
Relatively rapid pour delivered about 1 inch head that lingered throughout the drinking.
Immediate sweet notes of citrus smell, some mild pine. Hazy copper brown.

While this does have the characteristic hops of a DIPA, it was a bit sweeter that I would've liked. Grapefruit, pear, but overall notes of intense hops are lackluster. Dry malt.

Medium bodied, balanced carbonation in the mouthfeel.

Overall it's not a bad DIPA especially at that price point but I it's not the best I've had.

GiantMidget, Jan 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Hopmodium, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of Uncle_Jimmy
3.38/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a glass

Appearance - poured a light orangish red. 2 fingers of fine white cream colored foam. It sticks to the glass with descent lacing.

Smell- slight carmel vanilla and lavender. a light roasted coffee even. Odd for an IPA to not be so floral, and to even smell like this.

Taste- citrus some pine with a buttery roasted nuttiness. And a long Hoppy finish. It's funny it didn't seem very hop forward for an IPA. An unconventional one-two punch for the style IMO, but I like it.

Mouthfeel- not slick, no alcohol warmth. It's a tad dry, with a lingering finish.

Overall- It's a descent IPA offering, unique with its toffee nutty flavors. It has good lacing. I wouldn't say that it is out of balance but there are definitely two different tastes co-exhisting (not battling for supremacy) in the beer. I also think that the alcohol could sneak up on you in this one. I would order another ... but maybe stop after the two.

Uncle_Jimmy, Jan 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

rufustiller, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of beerthulhu
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

beerthulhu, Dec 27, 2012
Industrial IPA from Diamond Knot Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 214 ratings.