Industrial IPA - Diamond Knot Brewery

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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:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 10-13-2003)
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Photo of Latarnik
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Photo of JohnGalt1
3/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

22 picked up last night at Brewforia.. paid about $6 ... Poured into my little Cigar City snifter... short lasting off white head still provides nice lacing as the clear light amber brew drops.

Nose has a pretty mild hop profile... a restrained citrus zest but is bullied out of the way by too much malt... plenty of pale malt and more than a hint of dry toast.

Flavor is more "bitter" from front to back than ever just focusing on the hops... there is the above mentioned citrus note... but between the heavy handed malt and bitter bite, the hops seem to play second fiddle.

Body is about right.. carbonation too.. pretty "creamy", and that adjective seems out of place too.

Okay.... but only okay... I doubt I would ever buy this again unless I was bellying up to the bar at the brewery.

4/3/3/3.5/2.5

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 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 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 Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of LiquidAmber
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.

Photo of flagmantho
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.

Photo of TurdFurgison
2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of avalon07
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.

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 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 cjgator3
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.

Photo of dgilks
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.

Photo of RBorsato
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Cyberkedi
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.

Photo of RoyalT
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.

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 clayrock81
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).

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of LilBeerDoctor
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.

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 Pencible
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.

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