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Industrial IPA - Diamond Knot Brewery

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206 Ratings
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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.21%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | 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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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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HopHead84

California

2.5/5  rDev -32.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

8/7/2011

Bottle shared by Jason, thanks!

A: Golden orange with a small white head.

S: Strong bread with matching caramel. Orange is faint, barely detectable. Alcohol is apparent in the nose. Way too malty.

T: Lots of bread and caramel with a little alcohol. Light orange notes. This is like a weak Barleywine. The hops are feeble. The malt dominates. Blah.

M: Medium body with upper moderate carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel.

Overall: This might pass for an IPA in Washington, and I'm sure they think it's great up there (another one of their local "gems"), but this is burdened by malt and the hops are pathetic. It's like a pitiful Barleywine.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2011 00:14:24 | More by HopHead84
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

02-11-2014 04:58:21 | More by TurdFurgison
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dmorgan310

Panama

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-29-2012 20:30:21 | More by dmorgan310
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billab914

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

07-22-2013 01:28:58 | More by billab914
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ccrida

Oregon

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??

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2009 01:28:52 | More by ccrida
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avalon07

South Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a coppery color and a slightly hazy texture. There was a big, foamy, long-lasting head. Good lacing.

S: A very underplayed aroma of hops, citrus, and a bit of malt.

T: Tasted of West Coast hops, citrus (grapefruit), and some malt in the finish. A bit on the thin side for this style of beer. Not as much bite as you'd expect.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

D: While this beer is drinkable, it isn't what I would call groundbreaking.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2011 13:08:14 | More by avalon07
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a clear coppery amber. Half finger off-white head with moderate retention and lacing. Aroma of grassy hops, pineapple, light bready malt and citrus. Taste is moderate hops, light bready malt and citrus. Finish is grapefruit citrus. Flavors somewhat subdued, but well integrated. Pleasant, but could use some more distinct hops. Since the hops are not too forward, the malt / hop balance is pretty good. Medium bodied with some creaminess. A satisfactory tasty IPA that needs a little extra hop intensity.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2012 04:00:18 | More by LiquidAmber
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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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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is strongly, if not seriously, hoppy with a nice undertone of grapefruit. It pours a clear, brownish amber with a fairly thick, fluffy and somewhat persistent off-white head that leaves minimal lacing. Flavor is fairly hoppy, somewhat but not nastily bitter, with hints of sour citrus and wood. Texture is rather smooth and just a little fizzy. Finish is hoppy and woody and does not last. Overall, a decent IPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2011 20:00:31 | More by Cyberkedi
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DefenCorps

Oregon

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2010 01:28:49 | More by DefenCorps
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RoyalT

Ohio

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

Appearance - This is a nice, light to medium copper with a tremendous off-white head that came up easy and left some awesome pitting.

Smell - This is a very balanced nose. The hops are light but fresh and very floral and the malt is exactly the right size for balance.

Taste - The balance is equally terrific at the taste. The malt is lightly toasted with a terrific sweetness that was kind of off-putting when I had it years ago at the pub but here is awesome. The hop flavor comes over righteously as well.

Mouthfeel - This is the ale's strongpoint IMO. Some would say a bit light in the ass for a DIPA, it's not quite medium-bodied, but it is so smooth and creamy on the tongue it goes down like water.

Drinkability - This is a very sessionable, balanced DIPA that reflects the brewmaster's care.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2011 00:43:28 | More by RoyalT
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RBorsato

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-04-2014 17:35:49 | More by RBorsato
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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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gford217

Georgia

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2009 23:59:32 | More by gford217
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cjgator3

Florida

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

22oz bottle

A- Pours a clear amber color with an off-white head.

S- The aroma is sweet malt and a touch of caramel and some faint citrusy hops as well. 

T- The taste thankfully has more of a hop presence. Sweet malt and caramel up front, and a nice bitterness in the finish from the hops.

M- The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. 

O- Overall, this is an okay IPA, but it falls a little short in my book.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2011 01:53:55 | More by cjgator3
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clayrock81

Virginia

3.68/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a reddish gold with one-finger head that has lace patches and sticks around awhile. Strong citric hop smell as well as some caramel and biscuity/bready dry malt. Smooth, a little creamy, there is a prevelant citric and floral hop presence that is balanced w/ a bready dryness and sticky caramel sweetness. Finishes crisp w/ a little bit of a citric bite. I enjoyed this beer very much but for the style I thought the hops were subdued; wish they stuck out more (although the ABV is well-hidden in this beer).

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2011 13:32:42 | More by clayrock81
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LilBeerDoctor

New York

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

Reviewed on 1/23/2010. Bottle thanks to riversideAK. Pours a slightly hazy dirty orange with a small white head. Aroma of lots of citrus, graperfruit, tropical fruits, grassy hops. Flavor is equally citrusy with a nice caramel malt base and bitter finish. Very tasty with a great hop profile.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2010 17:45:16 | More by LilBeerDoctor
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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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Pencible

Virginia

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

A: This poured a clear gold with moderate off-white head.
S: It smelled like grapefruit and dry pine cones, with some copper and a little honey malt.
T: It tasted like strong grapefruit and pine hops, with sweet caramel and cream. It had a bitter aftertaste with smooth sweetness.
M: It was somewhat thick with a little carbonation. Pretty nice body.
D: This was a very nice 2IPA, with much better taste and finish than their regular IPA. It had better body too, and the alcohol was well hidden, so it was easy to drink. Solid beer, although still nothing special.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2011 19:42:23 | More by Pencible
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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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ADZA

Australia

3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Hazy copper orange hue which leaves a two finger dense,creamy dimple laden head.

S-Piney resinous hops,boiled candy,oat biscuts and peaches.

T-Piney resinous hops,grapefruit,boiled candy,nectarines and finished with a very piney hop bitterness.

M-Medium bodied and a touch sticky.

O-A tasty DIPA thats nice and drinkable but have had better cheers.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2011 07:14:23 | More by ADZA
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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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strongaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-11-2012 05:03:02 | More by strongaf
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twelveinches

Washington

4/5  rDev +7.8%

11-27-2011 06:53:30 | More by twelveinches
Industrial IPA from Diamond Knot Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.