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Industrial IPA - Diamond Knot Brewery

Industrial IPAIndustrial IPA

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200 Ratings
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Ratings: 200
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.21%


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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therica

Maryland

4.21/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really nice, complex nose, although not overpowering. Even a breath inhale is nice. Taste is decent, complex, very nicely integrated and balanced
Nice hops yet not overly biting or bitter. Went well with dining from their great ocean chowder to the supreme pizza and mango wings.

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2013 00:34:30 | More by therica
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dgilks

Australia

3.49/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear amber colour with a small white head. Recent head retention. Fair lacing.

Big malt and alcohol aroma. Touches of citrus but mostly resinous hop oil. Nice but not amazing.

Balanced. That sounds wrong but it is. Plenty of malt balance out a moderate bitterness. Quite earthy and resinous. Not bad.

Medium body with moderately low carbonation.

A decent beer but nothing special. Give me a Kiwi IIPA any day.

Serving type: on-tap

06-29-2013 20:40:47 | More by dgilks
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sweethome

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-07-2011 16:03:57 | More by sweethome
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-01-2011 17:54:10 | More by Rifugium
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barleywinefiend

Washington

1.5/5  rDev -59.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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!

Serving type: growler

04-25-2011 01:24:06 | More by barleywinefiend
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grittybrews

Washington

4.22/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a rich honey-amber into a pint glass with a finger of soapy white head. Relatively mild aroma of citrus and pine.

Very smooth mouthfeel and low carbonation due to the cask. Extremely tasty with a nice caramel/toffee sweetness balanced by some really juicy citrus and just the right amount of pine sting on the finish.

For the style, quite light and extremely well-balanced. Really enjoyed this one.

Serving type: cask

03-27-2011 15:20:04 | More by grittybrews
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soze47

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I had this at Red Bones during the NW Fest on 11/09/10

Appearance: Light orangey brown. Light lacing, not too much carbonation activity.

Aroma: Very orange and malty for the style. Not a lot of hop bitterness expected from the nose on this one.

Taste: Wow, this one does bring a citrus rind bitterness into the fold, but that is after an initial burst of orange flesh sweetness. Nice balance, but could stand to be a bit more hoppy up front to balance out the initial sweetness.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: High. Nice balanced flavors and a very light, drinkable body. Its lack of oppressive bitterness increases the drinkability of this one.

Overall: This really doesn't seem to be a double or imperial to me. Yes, it is close to 8%, but its body, flavor, and drinkability all suggest something in a regular IPA area. I liked this beer and think it would be great for almost any occasion.

Serving type: on-tap

11-10-2010 01:24:29 | More by soze47
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flagmantho

Washington

3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler I just picked up at the brewpub into my Diamond Knot pint glass.

Appearance: rich, crystal-clear orange color with two fingers of ivory head atop. Looks good to me.

Smell: hops have a little citrus and a ton of earthiness. I like a good earthy IPA, so this appeals to me.

Taste: quite sweet, actually. The malt is a little sweet and toasty and hops are floral, earthy and citrusy with a bit of emphasis on floral characteristics. In fact, I'm reminded a bit of an over-brewed jasmine tea. None of this is bad, though, and the overall effect is pretty tasty.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a medium-low level of carbonation. Feel is OK, but not spectacular.

Drinkability: it's quite tasty and quaffable for a brew with a relatively high ABV. I could probably get myself into trouble with these.

Serving type: growler

04-17-2010 20:25:58 | More by flagmantho
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beertunes

Washington

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2010 00:48:59 | More by beertunes
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DiabolikDUB

Oregon

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-27-2009 06:43:16 | More by DiabolikDUB
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blackc5

Washington

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-13-2009 20:39:55 | More by blackc5
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RedDiamond

Oregon

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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2009 02:22:05 | More by RedDiamond
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brentk56

North Carolina

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

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2009 01:48:13 | More by brentk56
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

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!

Serving type: growler

11-20-2008 07:12:21 | More by Deuane
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: growler

11-17-2008 17:21:41 | More by ffejherb
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: growler

11-17-2008 02:22:06 | More by akorsak
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aerozeppl

New York

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.

Serving type: growler

10-10-2008 22:53:16 | More by aerozeppl
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Gavage

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-08-2008 11:51:29 | More by Gavage
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kosmoraios

Washington

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-05-2008 22:57:29 | More by kosmoraios
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2007 18:54:06 | More by Derek
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BillyB

New Jersey

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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-25-2007 12:47:37 | More by BillyB
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doubleipa

Georgia

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-19-2006 12:07:10 | More by doubleipa
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beerceller99

Louisiana

4.4/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-05-2005 19:56:52 | More by beerceller99
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Industrial IPA from Diamond Knot Brewery
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