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Industrial IPA - Diamond Knot Brewery

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Industrial IPAIndustrial IPA

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Ratings: 208
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 12.94%
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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Photo of woemad


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

Big-ass 22oz bomber purchased at Jim's Homebrew in Spokane for $6.25. Sadly, there was no indication of age to be found on the label. I was very interested in trying a bottle of this because this beer had very briefly appeared on-tap in a few local bars about 5 or 6 years ago, but had just as quickly disappeared. I'm guessing the distributors either had something more rewarding to push in its place, there wasn't much of a response, or DK was selling so much locally that they gave up on wider distribution. I had it on-tap at the Capone's in Post Falls and was impressed, but never saw it again.

Poured a dark amber color with a bit of a chill haze to it, and took on a brighter, orangey color when held up to the light. A small yet creamy-looking off-white head stayed around for a while, leaving a surprising amount of lace on the sides of my glass.

The scent of this beer was of sweet, tropical citrus fruit. Pineapple and grapefruit were upfront. There was the smell of a bready malt backbone as well.

Hops are the star of this beer's flavor, tending towards the fruity, citrusy end of the scale, less so the bitterness end. Like a lot of DIPAs, this seems as much dominated by malts as hops, with a big, meaty (figuratively, not literally) malt backup to the hops. The hops do stay in overall command of the proceedings however, climaxing with a bitter hop zap at the swallow that is considerably more assertive than the hoppiness that had gone before.

Medium bodied, with a sticky, oily mouthfeel that was nevertheless not as massive as the mouthfeel of some DIPAs I've had.

While not as huge-drinking as a lot of DIPAs I've had, I'm not sure that's a bad thing. This is almost a "lite DIPA,", as it's not as cloying as many of its style-mates and goes down a little easier. Make no mistake - this is clearly a big IPA, but it doesn't quite smack you over the head with a shovel the way some really malty versions of the style do, and from a drinkability aspect, I kinda like that.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2011 03:23:39 | More by woemad
Photo of jpd7374


3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-22-2012 15:29:18 | More by jpd7374
Photo of jdense


4.43/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. gem located at By the Bottle, Vancouver, WA, poured into Piraat tulip 4.17.10. Thanks to the BtB owners for bringing this down from Seattle to greater Beervana area.

One finger semi-rocky white head, medium-slow dissipation with nice lacing. Copper read cloudy body (unfiltered?), nice trail of carbonation rising from bottom of glass. Huge hop hit in the nose, citrus, grapefruit, some caramel malt for balance, finish is hop forward certainly bitter on the backend but not overly bitter, a fine tasting DIPA. Mouthfeel is medium, good effervescence. Extremely drinkable. One of the PNW best DIPAs, glad to see this in bottles. IMO this is the closest I've seen anyone come to replicating flavor profile of Alesmith IPA, which is certainly high praise. Well worth seeking out, certainly worth a trip across the river for Beervana-based hopheads.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2010 14:33:09 | More by jdense
Photo of rajendra82


4.13/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The amber body was clear, and the head enormous in size upon first poring. It eventually settled down to a more manageable half glass of foam. The aroma was somewhat soft for the style, with a citric and floral character. The taste was more bitter than the smell suggested, as a grapefruit rind taste was dominant. The malt backbone was not very prominent here, and the hops were there to sample in all their glory. Despite that, the beer never got overly unbalanced, primarily because of a creamy feel,m and because the hops were presented in a drawn out manner, than a heavy assault. If carbonation had been more in check, and had there been a bit more malt backbone, this beer would have been in the upper tier. As it is, it is a pleasing variant of the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2011 07:47:11 | More by rajendra82
Photo of grittybrews


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
Photo of katan


3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz into a pint - funny I had to go to Florida to get a beer from Washington.

A - Pours a clear, golden brown color. Head is strong, pearly white, about 2mm thick, sticks around for a while.

S - Leads with a strong malt nose, of nuts, and perhaps a little bit of chocolate. May be a decent rye base here.

T - Starts off malty, a bit edgy, again demonstrating some rye characteristics. Some chocolate malts. Mid-stream brings on a hefty citrus hop note, very thick - almost oily. Finishes with a strong bitter bite.

M - Moderate beer body, moderate carbonation. Comes off a bit thick, sometimes creamy. The alcohol doesn't come through much. A sticky finish.

O/D - A solid IPA, almost more of a rye IPA I would wager. A little on the sweeter side, perhaps unattenuated. Rather enjoyable balance of flavors. Worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2012 21:58:01 | More by katan
Photo of ckeegan04


3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clean and clear orangish-brown with a thick dirty white head of very bubbly foam. Smattering of lace left haphazardly on the glass. Head is a solid three fingers after a gentle pour and slowly fades to about a finger of lingering foam.

S - Big graprefruit aromas up front mixed with a touch of pine and some caramel sweetness. As the beer warms I get some more caramel, burnt sugar and still alot of citrus fruit. The hop aromas certainly dominate the smell and the sweetness provides just enough backing.

T - Lots of grapefruit and orange up front with a rather harsh bitterness. Taste is a bit one dimensional with the bitter citrus notes really dominating everything else. Just a bit of sweetness lingering underneath. As the beer warms the flavor profile actually falls apart a bit more with a strong astringent bitterness taking over and the nice citrus tastes and caramel sweetness really falling to the back.

M - Medium bodied with moederate carbonation. The beer is a bit sticky in the mouth and the bitterness really sticks with you.

O - A decent double IPA. The flavors dont come together quite as well as the world class DIPA's but the tastes of a good DIPA are certainly there; lots of hop taste and bitterness with just a touch of sweetness backing it up.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2011 15:22:34 | More by ckeegan04
Photo of beer2day

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Darker honey gold pour with 1-finger light cream head. Good retention, with half the head still remaining at the bottom of the glass. Thick chunks of lace on the back half of the glass. Very active carbonation.

Lots of hops vying for attention here. Herbal mix, with nice orange and resiny pine on top of that. Fairly substantial malt profile, too, with caramel coming out.

Nice balance of caramel malt against the herbal hops. Still getting orange (peel) and pine resin in the taste. Not oily at all. Nice ramp up of bitters in the finish, with mostly pine covering.

Feel is right on for the style and mix of flavors.

Nice DIPA with a stand-up malt profile against a strong, but balanced, hop presence.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2011 02:16:07 | More by beer2day
Photo of BigTrubble

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-18-2012 22:35:01 | More by BigTrubble
Photo of froghop


4.08/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a semi-hazy amber-orange with a small egg-shell head, and great lacing.

smell is of caramel, a bit floral, some malt, hops, and a touch of nuts.

taste is creamy, hops, malt in the back, some citrus, and pine, ends a little dry and nicely bitter.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2010 03:36:37 | More by froghop
Photo of chugalug06


3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my cheesy, yet refined, spiegelau IPA glass...

Nice off-white fluffy head grows pretty dang fast on top of the clear orange brew. Nice lacing and moderate head retention.

Nice floral pine nose. Lots of apricot, light grapefruit, and dank. Overall, just a touch light.

Hum. Nicely smooth and fluid. Carbonation is even and pronounced without being overdone. Flavors are dank pine, grapefruit, apricot, crisp airy, thin, light, even, dry, earthy bitter bite. Nicely drinkable and quaff-able.

Recommended brew for sure. It's a lighter IPA, even at 7.9%. Definitely an easy drinker. Thanks for the nice present Perry!!

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2013 03:11:49 | More by chugalug06
Photo of Seanibus


3.13/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours amber clear with a fluffy head that drops fairly quickly. The aroma is a bit on the syrupy side, speaking of a cheap IPA, but the flavor is somewhat better. It is heavy, with a surprisingly high degree of caramel flavor. The hops are aggressive and quite citrusy, with a bit of pine behind them. The bitterness is distinctly piny and resiny. There is an odd woody and chocolate edge to the flavor that I find puzzling. The mouthfeel is a little clingy.

Overall, this is a servicable but largely undistinguished double IPA.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2010 23:01:55 | More by Seanibus
Photo of MrMcGibblets


3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-01-2014 06:28:43 | More by MrMcGibblets
Photo of doughanson78


3.85/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz. bottle poured into a Gulden Draak tulip.

A: Nice dark amber color. Super crystal clear. One finger slightly off white head with great reteintion and sticky lacing.

S: Citrusy hops. Mainly pineapple. Tangerine, mango, slight orange. Hardly any grapefruit like most is dominated by. Also nice floral hop aroma. Very slight caramel malts in the background.

T: Nice caramel sweetness up front. Not as hoppy as the aroma would suggest. In fact as the citrus tries to come through it creates a slight funkiness. A little piney hops do make it through towards the end and slightly balance it out.

M: Light to medium bodied. A nice stickiness. Decent carbonation.

O: Was hoping for more as I've had the regular IPA and love it. Haven't reviewed it yet. A decent IIPA for $3.99 a bomber.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2011 02:43:26 | More by doughanson78
Photo of jmccraney


3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-11-2013 06:24:37 | More by jmccraney
Photo of NickThePyro


3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

12-09-2013 03:35:28 | More by NickThePyro
Photo of InfernoBoss


3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

07-21-2012 05:29:16 | More by InfernoBoss
Photo of Eighty


3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

07-23-2014 23:15:06 | More by Eighty
Photo of Beer4Baltimore


3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

11-24-2011 15:57:33 | More by Beer4Baltimore
Photo of ZachT

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-12-2014 01:02:47 | More by ZachT
Photo of nzerbe

New York

3/5  rDev -19.1%

03-25-2013 20:21:58 | More by nzerbe
Photo of Braz


3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 07:57:09 | More by Braz
Photo of johnnyboy76


3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-24-2013 02:13:56 | More by johnnyboy76
Photo of powdersoldier


4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-04-2014 15:59:30 | More by powdersoldier
Photo of therica


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
Industrial IPA from Diamond Knot Brewery
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