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Industrial IPA - Diamond Knot Brewery

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216 Ratings
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Ratings: 216
Reviews: 100
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.94%
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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Photo of ffejherb
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.

ffejherb, Nov 17, 2008
Photo of gtermi
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

gtermi, Saturday at 05:15 AM
Photo of Deuane
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!

Deuane, Nov 20, 2008
Photo of jmdrpi
2.65/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

22 oz bottle, no date.

appears a dark golden color, clear. big tall rocky off-white head. great retention. sort off-putting aroma - very lemon, like dish soap.
nice balance of biscuit malt and earthy lemony hops. but the nose overpowers the taste. medium thickness and medium carbonation.

overall - the bad aroma takes over the positives of this beer. I wouldn't try again

jmdrpi, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of Metalmonk
4.28/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle sports a seaweed-green label showing brewery logo and deep sea diver helmet. "Fermenting change in taste since 1994." Wow, 1994...who knew?

The lightly clouded orange/rust color screams "hop-haze" and the dirty white head is on the thin side but lasts and lasts, splashing bit of lace onto the glass as it lessens and as the liquid is moved and swirled around.

Aggressive resiny hops dominate the nose, backed up with toasty, toffee-like malt. I see green in the mind's eye with every single whiff.

Doncha know, hops absolutely dominate in the taste as well. Resin pungency without tasting or feeling oily, you have to love big hops to love this. I do, and I do. Hops are even close to bracingly bitter, but the well-considered caramel/toffee sweetness of the malt has something to say about that. Hints of peppermint and citrus peel/rind are, well, more than just hints. And here come some flowery and herbal elements too. This just avoids the saltiness that many beers of this type can have. Finishes quite bitter, and the 7.9% is just about invisible. If not complex, Industrial India Pale Ale is at least hardly one-dimensional.

Smooth and slick, yet with remarkable tingle from the carbonation, this trades in creamy for tickling bubbles, and though it feels fine, I like a creamier, chewier Double IPA.

So green and bitter that it's probably not the most drinkable in its class, but the ABV is on the friendlier side of that scale. A very enjoyable hop-forward ass- and tongue-kicker.

Metalmonk, Jan 20, 2011
Photo of Gatordaddy
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Gatordaddy, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

stereosforgeeks, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of jenray
3/5  rDev -19.1%

jenray, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of ncstateplaya
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

ncstateplaya, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of IronDjinn
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up in Ponderay, Idaho. From a 22 oz. brown bomber. Pours out a clear copper hue, with a short loose creamy off-white head.

Dry biscuity malt with a bit of toastiness, sweet orange and peach esters, dry citrus hops.

Tastes to me like some Amarillo hops are doing some legwork in the flavour, right off the top. Dry toasty, biscuity malt officially steps in up front, followed by floral and herbal hops, and finishing with sweet orange citrus hops, and a surprising appearance of some bready, caramel malt. Big win for balance throughout. Aftertaste is dry citrus pith, astringent but clean.

Medium-light mouthfeel, smooth and clean texture, with moderate texture.

Not amazing but still really good, not to downplay its merits, this still delivers the goods. Balanced and rounded, it nearly flies under the radar of the style, but in a tasteful way, a great gateway beer for the style, I know I want more.

IronDjinn, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of shelby415
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

shelby415, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of Immortale25
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Cigar City Snifter. When I opened it, foam began pouring out of the bottle and I had to run and put it over a trash can. Should've guessed that could happen, since I tried their regular IPA and it had lots of foam but didn't overflow like this one. No freshness date.

A- Pours a slightly hazy dark amber with a 1/4 inch head that lowers to a white ring and a near-symmetrical foam pattern on the surface. Not very much lacing.

S- Smells strong, full and citric. Definite grapefruit, fumy alcohol and just a tad of funk.

T- Bitter with plenty of malt backbone. The citrus in the aroma isn't as pronounced in the flavor. Still some grapefruit and has a crisp finish but not much else. There are plenty of hops to match the amount of malt but they clash some, making it not as enjoyable as it could be. Slight metallic taste. Not bad, but not great.

M- Decent medium carbonation with the usual prickly mouthfeel of a solid IPA.

O- I liked their regular IPA better. This one is just trying too hard.

Immortale25, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of Tyrawlings
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Tyrawlings, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

RedneckBeerz, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of atsprings
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a Hopus glass pours a crisp dark orange with a nice frothy khaki head that diminishes to a ring and leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is a nice amount of dank pine hops. The taste is a nice amount of pine hops in front of sweet caramel malts, a bit off balanced, but that's not always a bad thing. The beer is only slightly heavy with a nice dryness. This one was a bit of a surprise, better than I expected, but honestly not one I'd choose again over many of the other Double IPAs that are out there.

atsprings, Dec 05, 2010
Photo of BretSikkink
3.63/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber orange in color, head is reasonably tall at first, recedes quickly, and deposits acceptable lacing.

Nose is restrained, very similar to the IPA. Malts bring a little more diacetyl to the caramel sweetness. Hopping is citric and grassy, but more strongly in the pine and herbal department. Balance is key here.

The flavor is definitely hop-forward, but the malt base of caramel and toffee doesn't quite do the trick. Citric fruit rinds mingle with pine cones, notes of lemongrass, hay, and flowers drop by.

I didn't find the body well put together at all. Thinner than it should be, neither lush nor full. The carbonation was off if it was meant to be creamy, and the hopping was big enough to accept a couple more scoopfuls of malts. Tweakable recipe, but not one of my favorites.

BretSikkink, Jun 21, 2011
Photo of bumchilly25
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

bumchilly25, Dec 10, 2012
Photo of JayQue
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice IPA from Total Wine Va Beach. I had never heard of this brewery before, but this is pretty good. The head is awesome. Explodes out of the bottle...Even a mild pour down the side of the glass results in a huge frothy antique white head. I experienced a bit of spilllage as well. The left over beer in the bottle still left a big frothy head. Nice color....hazy orange/copper color. Thick globs of patchy lacing. Smelll is strong citrus (grapefruit) and piney hops.

Taste is more mild than the smell would suggest but that's ok. Not much malt balance, so the milder hop taste is plenty bitter enough for a hop-head.

Mouthfeel is crisp and bitter...maybe a hair thin but still pretty good.

Drinkability is good. High abv but no hint of alcohol in the taste and fairly easy hops bite. Not a world class IPA but pretty solid anyway.

JayQue, Feb 26, 2011
Photo of CoryR
4/5  rDev +7.8%

CoryR, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of armock
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to doughanson78 for hooking this bottle up in the 666 BIF

A - Poured a copper color with an off white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is mostly of caramel malt with some citrus and pine hop scents

T - Like the nose but the hops are slightly stronger and more up front but the malt stands out

M - This beer has a medium body with medium carbonation to it

O - Overall this isn't a bad beer but for a DIPA I was expecting more hops from a west coast DIPA but it tastes good enough to finish the bottle with out much of a problem not bad but noting to rush out for

armock, Oct 06, 2011
Photo of aerozeppl
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.

aerozeppl, Oct 10, 2008
Photo of Ryan011235
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a sifter on 12/6/10

Ever-so-slightly murky; the color is a rusty, amber-brown. The head pours just shy of one finger, dropping quickly to a patch of bubbles. One long, drippy strand of lace.

The aroma is rather malty - somewhere between DIPA & barleywine. Toasted bread, biscuit, caramel & hints of candied malt. The hops yet hold their own; pine, over-ripe citrus & dense, floral notions. Some booze is appreciable. A touch of soapiness as it warms.

The hops are more forceful to taste with a sharp, dry, piney bitterness. The bitterness isn't quite to the point of aspirin. Undertones of juicy citrus zest. Toasted bread & caramel make up the malt foundation. Though warming, there isn't any appreciable alcohol heat.

Despite fairly dense flavors, the feel is a tad watery, so it comes across as medium bodied. There's enough carbonation to accent the bitterness. Finishes gritty & very dry. Bitterness & toastiness linger.

Industrial IPA seems caught up amid style designations: IPA, DIPA, barleywine, ASA. I'm inclined to go with the later, since it tastes pretty good but doesn't tally up as a by-the-book IPA. I hope to one day try this on tap.

Ryan011235, Dec 10, 2010
Photo of AndrewMichael
4/5  rDev +7.8%

AndrewMichael, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of Hopmodium
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Hopmodium, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of richkrull
4/5  rDev +7.8%

richkrull, Dec 04, 2011
Industrial IPA from Diamond Knot Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.