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Whip Ale - Diamond Knot Brewery

Whip AleWhip Ale

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36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 17.8%


Brewed by:
Diamond Knot Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 07-23-2010)
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Ratings: 36 | Reviews: 20 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Kakaraht:
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Kakaraht

British Columbia (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Golden brown in color with a thumb of white head that has a decent retention.

S: Carapils and Munich malt on the nose, with that cereal grain presence. The floral hoppiness is leaning towards the citrus side.

T: This is a nice pale ale. The malts have that beautiful lightly toasted grain flavor to them, and the hops have a really decent smooth citrus tang.

M: Medium body with a good pop of carbonation, finish is a little on the dryer side for a pale ale.

D: More than I expected from this beer, definitely worth a try if you see it.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2011 00:05:58 | More by Kakaraht
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-28-2013 22:11:19 | More by BillRoth
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Jiatlas

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

02-06-2013 23:19:20 | More by Jiatlas
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.05/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a somewhat murky honey orange with a very foamy orange-white head that settles to a huge wall of foam on top of the beer. The head turns very thick after it sets, almost like whipped cream. Thick chunks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, alcohol, and some mild citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with some herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty average beer that has some weird issue going on that I can't put my finger on. It makes the beer look good but the smell and taste are off.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 06:33:47 | More by UCLABrewN84
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benbjb

Washington

2.25/5  rDev -33.2%

11-04-2012 22:07:25 | More by benbjb
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jar66su

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

09-16-2012 20:50:23 | More by jar66su
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Auraan

Arizona

4/5  rDev +18.7%

09-14-2012 05:44:37 | More by Auraan
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jaidenjb

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -25.8%

08-24-2012 18:03:11 | More by jaidenjb
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

08-13-2012 02:51:02 | More by RoryOMoore
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mactrail

California

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Huge head in the Stella glass. Every pour is the same. Attractive golden amber color. The head looks nice, but it gets in the way of tasting the stuff. Just a whiff of band-aid.

This is just a peculiar beer. The odd mustiness rises in the nose as you sip. A touch of nuts and plastic in there as well. Grain flavors, sort of a sourish oatmeal. Quite distinctive, but I have trouble finding an exact comparison. Everything seems kind of raw and random. The bitterness grows as you sip, but I don't get any hop aromas or taste. You end up with a bitter water aftertaste.

Too much resemblance to the bad homebrew I used to make for me to like it. From the 22 oz bottle.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2012 05:09:23 | More by mactrail
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jls988


1.5/5  rDev -55.5%

08-08-2012 00:35:15 | More by jls988
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11%

07-13-2012 15:40:07 | More by rolltide8425
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RWACKO

New York

3/5  rDev -11%

07-12-2012 22:16:53 | More by RWACKO
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KTCamm

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bomber into a pint glass.

Pours a hazy mostly dark amber, some black tones. Light layer of creamy white foam. Laces. Toffee nose, floral notes. Evenly balanced pale taste. Bready with vanilla and caramel. Light hop closes for a supremely drinkable, yet less bitter, pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 12:51:10 | More by KTCamm
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Rudy

California

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-22-2012 06:40:32 | More by Rudy
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nickfl

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Pours with three fingers of white foam on a hazy, golden-brown body. The rocky head settles very slowly and leaves thick lace on the glass as it goes.

S - Light, bready malt with a hint of vanilla and that's all. I'm getting no hop aroma at all from this one.

T - Sweet, bready malt up front with some yeasty notes of red apple and vanilla in the middle. Some light pine and bitterness in the finish as well as more bready malt.

M - A fairly thick body, moderately high carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - If I didn't know better I would assume that this was some sort of American wheat beer. The hop character is minimal and the malt is completely unbalanced. Strange and not that pleasant. Perhaps it was an old bottle, but it has no date and just came from the store, so how am I to know?

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 01:13:50 | More by nickfl
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.1/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: large thick frothy head with nice lacing on a murky crimson with golden hues body.

S: aroma is light, likely covered by the head and is mostly musty and soapy. some earthy and mild cirtus hops get through.

T: mild malts with the hops providing a non-bitter floral and herbal note which is very easy to drink but not very exciting.

M: lighter side of medium body and moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: this is a very drinkable beer with little imagination. simple with nothing standing out.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2012 01:12:22 | More by kylehay2004
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ByronHarrod


3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

05-28-2012 20:21:47 | More by ByronHarrod
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KajII

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

[Best served in a Shaker glass]

The pour was a hazy medium golden orange with a large (2-3 finger) white frothy head that lasted throughout, reducing finally to a large cap which produced some rally good streaks of lacing.

The aroma was mild of a bread malt, spruce and citrus hops and an earthy doughy yeast with notes of caramel and citrus (grapefruit).

The taste was light and satisfyingly bitter with a malty caramel sweetness early on and then gradually became a tad hoppier with a good bitter citrus finish. The flavor hung on for a good long while after the swallow with a pronounced bitter citrusy taste and a hint of spice left lying on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was just a tad under medium in body with a nice creamy dry texture and a prickly carbonation.

Overall a fantastic brew with superb balance of flavor, giving this beer an awesome drinkability...

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2012 20:44:54 | More by KajII
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dtreindl

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Poured from 1+ pint bottle into pint glass. Bought the bottle at Total Wine & More in Alexandria, VA.

Received 1/5 beer, 4/5 foam. Waited 5 minutes for foam to recede so I could finish pouring. I almost put an eye out with the cap that shot off the bottle like a rocket on its way into orbit! I thought someone must have let this bottle get hot and go bad until I read similar reviews of the excessive head. Not a good start...

Barely any noticeable hop aroma. taste was nearly bitter, like a bad flemish sour ale. No sweetness. Apparently all the sugar fermented into 3 cups of foam. It gets a little better after several sips; the hop profile tries to make an appearance. But this has still been the worst beer experience I've had in a year. If this is what happens when rockers make beer, they need to keep their night job playing music.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2012 00:31:59 | More by dtreindl
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tfsimpkins

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

03-13-2012 20:50:06 | More by tfsimpkins
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rpjordan

Virginia

4/5  rDev +18.7%

02-06-2012 03:17:08 | More by rpjordan
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.23/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle - $4.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a very faintly hazed, light amber body with a very high (questionably high, even), near white head.

Smell: Faint floral and malty bread-scented notes, that's really about all that's getting past this inhumanely tall head that doesn't seem to be going anywhere soon.

Taste: Sweet, bready malts with a scant toastiness about it. Hops present light lemon, light florals, light herbs giving a hint of fresh-brewed tea. Medium-light bitterness. Medium level of acidity. Drying all the way up until the lemon, herb finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Very high carbonation.

Overall: Woof. So much fizz, so much carbonation -- I'm burping up a storm over here, Diamond Knot.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2012 17:20:15 | More by ChainGangGuy
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a non descript bomber into a RJ Rockers pint and the brew transformed into half a glass of hazy clearish yellow orange brew and half a glass of frothy foamy off white head.

After it had settled I repoured to fill the pint once again for a 2 finger head that hangs around for quite some time. The lacing is thick on the glass and hangs on for all it can. I've never experienced a head or lacing like this before.

The smell is fairly heavy fruit esters and floral notes with malts just breaking through.

The flavor is malty with some citrusy hop bitterness and a touch of sourness on the back of the tongue.

A highly carbed brew with a mouthfeel that is nice and medium+ with a fairly dry finish thanks to the citrusy hops.

This is only my 4th brew of this style and the interpretation is pretty wide open so I'm gonna whing it on this brew. While it's not extreamly complex it is still a nice brew. I like the looks of it and the taste is above par. Also the mouthfeel is enjoyable an easy drinker if you will. I'd give this a Plus on the B side. Cheers

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2012 19:33:54 | More by RedneckBeerz
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Mappies

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

01-26-2012 05:24:26 | More by Mappies
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Whip Ale from Diamond Knot Brewery
78 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.