Diamond Knot India Pale Ale | Diamond Knot Brewery

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Diamond Knot India Pale AleDiamond Knot India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Diamond Knot Brewery
Washington, United States
diamondknot.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Todd on 06-11-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
205
Reviews:
93
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
14.48%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
24
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 205 |  Reviews: 93
Photo of BlueSpader
3.68/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.36/5  rDev -6.4%
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, hints of soap at the finish, mild bitterness. Feels medium/light bodied in the mouth and overall is ok, but nothing special.

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Photo of BdM
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JOldewurtel
3.11/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ocelot2500
3.03/5  rDev -15.6%
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.

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Photo of Dragee
2.26/5  rDev -37%
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.

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Photo of jacksdad
4.09/5  rDev +13.9%
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.

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Photo of unclekeith
3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DucksFan16
2.97/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

08/26/2016

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.13/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

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Photo of johnnyminor
4.75/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of paulmcm
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AD17
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MatthewWalters
3.55/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.78/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Barnoloid
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kinmundy77
4.21/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gandres
3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
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)

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Photo of jrob21
4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cubbyZilla
3.34/5  rDev -7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of McBAINx
3.46/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ntalexan
2.81/5  rDev -21.7%
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.

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Photo of chrisjws
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

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Photo of mactrail
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

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Diamond Knot India Pale Ale from Diamond Knot Brewery
3.59 out of 5 based on 205 ratings.
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