Diamond Knot India Pale Ale
Diamond Knot Brewery

Diamond Knot India Pale AleDiamond Knot India Pale Ale
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #6,801
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
82
Ranked #43,606
Avg:
3.62 | pDev: 14.36%
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
214
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Diamond Knot Brewery
 
Washington, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  4
Gots
  25
SCORE
82
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.36/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has an orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of pine, malts. Taste is pine, malts, herbal, dry, a good bit of tea at the finish, mild bitterness. Feels medium/light bodied in the mouth and overall is ok, but nothing special.

May 29, 2017
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ocelot2500 from Maryland

3.03/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a clear golden orange color with a tight, white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of floral hops mostly.

Tastes of the floral hops with a bit of malt baking. Hops lead off with mostly floral notes leading into some pine and a bit of grass. Some malt adds in next with a bit of caramel. Thins out towards the end before a citrusy finish.

Mouthfeel is medium-light with a slightly crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is an underwhelming IPA.

Jan 07, 2017
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Dragee from New Jersey

2.26/5  rDev -37.6%
look: 5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The color is quite nice but it reminds me of an Octoberfest rather then an IPA. Its malty with bitterness and weak in hoppiness. I didnt finish the can which was poured into a pint glass with a decent foam. Highly dissappointed.

Dec 24, 2016
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jacksdad from Maryland

4.09/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty good Classic IPA taste. Hoppy enough with some citrus, more lemon than grapefruit. Poured from a can into a pint glass. Bright cheerful orange hue. minimal carbonation. Over all, very decent and drinkable IPA.

Dec 10, 2016
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.13/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Amber in color, 1/2" off white head, seems like there's plenty of crystal malt from the appearance. Aroma had no dry hopping or anything else going for it.

Substantially bitter, its the old tired formula, amp up bitterness, long c hop boil, no dry hops, crystal malt. Boring. If you like caramel and grapefruit, this is your jam. To me its just pedestrian and like 100s of other average ipas.

Aug 12, 2016
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gandres from Philippines

3.3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce can to wine glass
Appearance: Orange-light amber color
Smell: Nice aroma of hops
Taste: Nice initial taste, but lacks follow through
Mouth feel: slightly creamy. bitter after taste
Overall: Good beer, average, but not something to look forward to, there are far better IPAs in the Seattle area(like Lucille or Space Dust)

Jan 16, 2016
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ntalexan from Washington

2.81/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

-Color: A hazy golden hue.Very little head on top. Slight carbonation.

-Nose: Grapefruit on the nose which gives me hope that this is going to be like biting in a nice juicey glass of beer. I don’t get the cedar as the brewer promises on the side of the can.

-Flavor: Unfortunately for me it didn’t end up in the grapefruit in a glass I was hoping for. More piney and floral than anything. Overpowers the malt.

-Rating: 2.75/5- It was too floral for me. I like a balanced beverage especially when it comes to an IPA. Wasn’t the freshest tasting either. Do not see me picking up a 6 pack anytime soon. Its pretty middle of the road when it comes to IPAs.

Aug 10, 2015
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chrisjws from California

3.92/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery, served in a mug

A: See through with no haze, dark orange, 1/2 finger of frothy white head that dissipated fairly quickly. Lots of apparent carbonation, laced the glass a little bit.
S: Pine, grassy, oranges, grapefruit, sweet malts. Pretty sure this has Simcoe hops in it, it has shades of that distinctive Simcoe "catty" aromas
T: Pine, sweet orange, bready malts in the middle mouth and a bittering in the middle mouth, finishes with pine and sweetness in the aftertaste
M: Lots of carbonation, but not too strong of a bite on the tongue, complements the hopping and bitterness well. Drinks just right for an IPA, light-medium mouthfeel and a dry finish made it really easy to drink quickly.
O: Solid take on an IPA, nicely balanced malts and hops with good aromatics and flavor. Enjoyed a lot and would drink again given the chance.

Aug 03, 2015
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LiquidAmber from Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a half finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel malt and noble hops, a bit more European than North west. Flavor is light caramel malt, grassy hops with a light piney element, starts fairly balanced, but the finish has some astringency that is not supported by the hop flavors. A good, but somewhat unbalanced IPA in a crowded field. Flavor also seems more continental than Northwest in hop choice. I enjoyed this IPA, but nothing stands out to bring me back regularly.

Jul 17, 2015
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mactrail from Washington

3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Attractive orangey amber brew with a skimpy head. Not much aroma. Tangy and a little hot in the mouth.

Pleasantly sweet and warm. Fruity taste with the zingy acid note is interesting. Not overly bitter.

Drinkable and less bitter IPA. From the 12 oz can purchased at Elizabeth Station in Bellingham.

Jun 28, 2015
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Valley_Town_Sipper from Washington

3.19/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

One of the few cases I will take a light but nice aroma and give it a positive review that overtakes an also light ipa flavor that underwhelms. Color and clarity is nice, but I cant rank this overall positive with how pilsner-y with a slight hop bite beer any better than ive already given it credit for...

Apr 20, 2014
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ssteakley from Washington

3.34/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This Beer can grow a bit on you. Taste better as you drink it. Better then a Ranger IPA but close in taste, just a little bit better. The Ranger never got better after the first taste. Another IPA good for a Hot day in Texas but doesn't fit the PNW weather at all. Not for Sailors.

Sep 03, 2013
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RenzoD from Washington

3.84/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thick head. Slightly more pale than most IPA'S that I am used to. Smells delicious. The way I believe an IPA should smell. Enough hop character to make it intriguing, and enough malt to make it nice and drinkable..
I have been wanting to try this beer for some time now and I am glad I finally did. What an excellent NW style IPA. I cannot wait to experience more from Diamond Knot.

Aug 19, 2013
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Fatehunter from Oregon

3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured three fingers of head on a clear, medium straw body with lots of bubbles.
The aroma is a wonderful pine and lemon smell, really nice and bright.
The taste has a softer bitterness overall. It is balanced with some honey sweetness.
The texture is a little fizzy with a crisp body.
Quite enjoyable.

Jun 15, 2013
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Ranman1239 from Florida

4.83/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pure, clean, satisfying IPA. There's a realness to the venue and the proximity to the harbor added to the psychology of the taste experience. The in-house keg facilities along with the subject-matter-expert staff support the great taste of this superb IPA.

Feb 03, 2013
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hopsolutely from Canada (ON)

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy amber with an almost overwhelming head that has significant retention – over 30minutes!? I worried that the bottle was infected, but neither aroma nor taste show that indication – think it’s just an oddly pressurized bottle. The beer itself maintains some limited carbonation, so still has a reasonable mouthfeel.

Aroma of caramelized hops with a mild undercurrent of citrus. Some tropical fruit hop tones enter the flavour, but more malt-forward than many other beers of this style. Finishes with a decent bitterness, albeit less "west coast" oriented than my own tastes would prefer.

Jan 05, 2013
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beerthulhu from New Jersey

3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: A glass consuming beige tinted head towers above the rim building to a staggering height with a time consuming manner of demise. A light rustic orange colored body shows a moderate display of effervesce. Significant sudsy patchwork generously lines the glass.

S: Aroma of sweetly toasted grain and pine. Awareness is a bit lacking per ipa standards.

T: Toasted grain along with toasted citrus come to life. Flowery dry citrus with a respectable amount of hop bitterness. Has a bit of sweetly toasted nature upfront and follows through with a finish of pine-citrus hopping.

M: light and creamy, bittering with a low presence of carbonation, dry bittering finish.

O: Generous amount of flowery citrus, yet hits the sweet spot between hop respectability and drinkability. Bitter yet delightful enough for multiples. Leaves you with a lingering hop spiciness that easily invites more. At 6.2% this feels much lighter and crisper going down. good for a few.

Dec 27, 2012
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chinchill from South Carolina

3.46/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle pours clear amber with a huge creamy beige head that recedes very slowly and leaves lots of lacing on my snifter. The aroma [3.75] is dominated by light citrus fruits and sweet malts. There is some sweetness from the malts in the flavor, but this is more bitter and hoppy than the nose suggests. The citrus fruit notes are accompanied by pine and pineapple as well as some earthy and herbal notes.

Medium bodied with ample but soft carbonation. A bit too astringent.

O: A solid IPA with a striking, huge and creamy head.

Dec 08, 2012
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CookstLiquor from Canada (BC)

3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650ml bottle. The colour is rich, deep yellow with an orangish tint. Huge hit of earthy, piney, spicy hops in the nose. Really lovely aromas. On the palate this is a super-drinkable, nicely balanced IPA with plenty of earthy hop flavours.

Nov 21, 2012
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Yoda22 from North Carolina

3.27/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours a hazy copper with exceptional head retention - appears overly carbonated/bubbly

S- Good sweet smelling mix of malt and hops. I get hints of caramel and apple with floral/citrus notes.

T- The hops takeover here more than the malt for sure; more bitterness than anything. Not a TOTAL palette wrecker but the bitterness really sticks around . I wish some of the sweeter elements I detected in the smell came through in the taste but unfortunately not.

M- Very prickly, high end carbonation. Combined with the overwhelming bitterness it's all just a bit too much.

O- I've had worse, but would not buy again. It just needs more balance. Started out looking decent and smelling nice, but downhill from there.

Oct 27, 2012
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PintOHops from California

3.97/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glass - Nonic

A - On a gently pour it produced a massive 4-finger head that would have grown if I hadn't stopped pouring it. Lots of visible carbonation, very high. Hazy orange colored brew. Head slowly fell to a dense looking dollop atop the beer.

S - Fresh orange, lemon, and pine dominate the beer. Papaya, cracker like malt, herbal hop. The orange is very bright and fresh smelling, almost like a Witbeer.

T - Orange, papaya, and grapefruit hit you upfront. Herbal hop, cracker and toasted bread follow. It finishes dry and a bit astringent. Bitterness is medium-high and sits on the tongue long after you swallow.

M - Medium-high crispness with a smooth, viscous like feel. Around full bodied.

O - I'v seen this brew on the store shelves for quite some time now, and I'm happy to have finally tired it. I really enjoyed the fresh fruitiness in the smell and taste, and it was nice and bitter as well. However I didn't like the huge head that was a result of far too much carbonation. Other than that, it was tasty and priced right. I'd drink it again. Cheers!

Aug 04, 2012
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JosiahS from California

3.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

glass: nonic

Extremely large head. Typical cloudy orange color. Lots of fine bubbles. Sticky, frothy lacing. Primarily lemon on the nose, some pine but not much, maybe a bit of kiwi, a little doughy scent along with some gym socks.

Taste comes off somewhat muddy. There's some lemon but much more papaya and other sort of musky tropical fruit. Orange and lemon rind on the finish. Bitterness is fairly low.

Mouthfeel is pretty nice, medium carbonation and feel. This is close to mediocre for me but there are no faults i can see. Yea, i rhyme sometimes in my beer reviews.

Aug 04, 2012
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lacqueredmouse from Australia

3.05/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I tried a great collaboration beer between these guys and 2 Brothers Brewing in Australia at the Great Australasian Beer Spectapular, so when I came across this bottle in Portland OR, I thought it was well worth giving them a shot on their own.

Beer pours a hazy, slightly mucky golden colour, wiht a very firm head of off-white, that leaves pocked craters as it subsides, and solid, sheeting lace. Body looks a little bit weak, which is a bit of a shame. Overall, I'm a bit unimpressed.

Nose is generically hoppy, with more than a touch of earthy, tea-like characters. Some musty huskiness comes through as well, leaving the sensation of wet grain-bag. Very underwhelmed.

Taste is similar. Earthy hoppiness, reminiscent of the English style, with sweetish malt giving a honeyed character that cloys a little. Some peppery bite on the back, but the sweetness actually manages to stick through to the end, meaning what should be a crisp, hoppy finish is damaged.

Feel is slightly overcarbed, but otherwise fine.

Dudes, what happened? I'm not overly enamoured of 2 Brothers, so I was placing most of the credit for the Bloody Oak collab at your feet. But this is a genuinely average brew. Please tell me you have better in your repertoire...

Jul 05, 2012
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Gavage from Nevada

3.33/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a clear dark orange color with a two finger head. Some moderate lace arrives during the session.

Smell: caramel, grapefruit, and some lemon are easy to detect.

Taste: caramel, grapefruit, some lemon zest, some earthy hop bitterness, and a hint of pear create an average flavored IPA.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp to start, a bit smoother and a touch of dryness arrives late.

Overall: if you like a mix of earthy and citrus tones in your IPA this is for you. Flavor profile was a bit muddled IMHO, so one glass was enough in the session.

Jun 05, 2012
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harrymel from Washington

1.74/5  rDev -51.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Bottled: unk
Dark amber with a finger of thick off whites, which leave really thick lace billows. Nose of malts, english malts and some hints of grassy, soapy and minty hops. Almost also has a slight, slight snus note. Tastes like malt with some bittering and spleny of floral and soapy hops. Malts are brutally oxidized with cardboard strait up in a mutha. Also has a slight seltzer tone and hollow character. Medium bodied with moderately hi carb. This beer fails.

May 07, 2012
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