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:
203
Reviews:
92
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
14.48%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
24
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 203 |  Reviews: 92
Photo of sw2112
1.5/5  rDev -58.2%

Photo of dkseaverns
1.6/5  rDev -55.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Drank from a 22 oz. Bomber Was not Impressed. Didn't even taste like an IPA! Taste... had no hop flavor, very weak citrus flavor. Overall Not very happy with this beer. Bought at a Total Wine in N.C. not sure what went wrong here. Travel, or time not refrigerated...

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Photo of harrymel
1.74/5  rDev -51.5%
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.

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Photo of MQ4188
1.76/5  rDev -51%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Hazy / Opaque copper color. Poured from a 22 ounce bomber into a 20 ounce Devil's Backbone pint glass.

Smell was a bit vacant.

Taste was an off-putting esters soap.

I sure hope that by chance I bought a bad one. I like this .abv range IPA. This one was not good. I bought it fresh from Total Wine in VA hoping it would be good. This one has an awful chemical aftertaste that is horrible.

I was not able to drink more than 4 ounces of it.

I'm not a hater, but this was bad. I also have a bomber of their Industrial double IPA. I will use the remainder of this one to water my lawn. Sorry!!!

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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 MacTruk
2.28/5  rDev -36.5%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

For a flagship beer, I worry about the ship going down.

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Photo of Spikester
2.43/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Hazy light amber, one finger of off white head. Good amount of lacings. Aroma is over ripe fruit. Taste is modestly bitter hops with a plenty of sweet malts. Very leathery, some soap, over ripe grapefruit. Mouthfeel was a bit on the thin side. Low carbonation. Not a beer I enjoyed much. Might be a bad bottle but with no freshness date there is no way to tell. I have consumed about 16 ounces thus far and am seriously thinking of dumping the remainder.

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Photo of shand
2.47/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a nonic.

A pretty uninspiring pour. Hazy rust coloured with a finger of head. Poor retention, decent lacing. Not very good looking for what's usually an awesome looking style. The nose is huge and malty. There's also some citrus that reminds me a just a little bit of Pledge, and a touch of piney hops. The taste on this one is downright strange. It's a backwards IPA. The malty flavor comes in first, then the cleaner-esque citrus, then the bitter piney, slightly astringent hops. A lot of this reminds me of household products, really! It sure is awful "cleaner-y". Bottle is unfortunately sans freshness date, so I have no idea if this is how it's supposed to taste. The mouthfeel is very drying and carbonated, and the drinkability is pretty alright, all things considered.

Not impressed by this offering from Diamond Knot. Not sure if something went wrong with this bottle, because there's barely any hops for the style.

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Photo of Kegatron
2.54/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

22 oz bottle into a couple of tulip glasses.

Pours a hazed copper, with a finger of bright-white head. This retains with a rich ¾ finger flare-up that leaves back a big creamy cascade of sticky spotty lacing. The aroma smells REALLY dank (with an almost sour feel that mixes in), with added notes of citrus and grainy malt. There isn’t a whole lot in the way of floral or pine notes here that would help give this some airiness in the nose.

The taste has a zesty citric bite, with leafy edges and a whole lot of herbal character going on with it. Some grainy sweetness from the malt sits along the back and clashes a bit with the earthy and herbal hop flavors. The finish is pithy feeling with a moderate amount of lingering dryness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and prickly feeling along the tongue and roof of the mouth. Some slickness rides along the middle of the feel, helping keep this mostly smooth and drawing out a lot of those herbal qualities.

I just wasn’t overly impressed with this one. Just not a whole lot of emphasis here on fresh hops flavors, with a ton of dank character here that control this way too much. There are a lot of better off-the-shelf American IPAs out there for you to spend your money on.

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Photo of BESTIALEX
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of SnatchyMcPants
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

Photo of rab53
2.75/5  rDev -23.4%

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 cjgator3
2.87/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

22oz bottle

A- Pours a nice golden copper color with a nice off-white head with good retention and lacing. 

S- The aroma has a high amount of malt for an IPA with sweet caramel and some citrusy hops. I don't mind the high malt presence in the nose but I would like the hops to be kicked up and little bit and not take such a backseat role. Overall, the aroma is just a little subdued or "watered down".

T- The taste like the aroma has quite a bit of malt up frog with a very moderate bitterness in the finish from the hops. Again, for the amount of malt I would like to see some more hops in the taste as well. Like the aroma, the taste just seems to be lacking a little "oomph" and almost tastes a little watered down.

M- The mouthfeel is between light and medium bodied with a good amount of carbonation.

D- Overall, I would pass on this one in the future. 

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Photo of DoubleJ
2.94/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A bomber with steak and potatoes. Why not? On to the beer:

It's an orange colored beer with hues fading to a paler orange. A little hazy in the body. It's head is rocky on top, retains well, and leaves good lacing around the glass. Upon opening the bottle, the aroma was great, filled with succulent tangerines and grapefruit. However, a good amount of plastic crawled out and disturbs the nose of the citrus.

Not nearly as plastic ridden as the aroma, but it's still bothersome. It's a good IPA mixed with burnt plastic. The tangerine, grapefruit, and caramel all make a great foundation to this beer to succeed, only to be interrupted by you know what. Its body is medium, and it is pretty smooth.

Diamond Knot has the potential to be a very good IPA if it weren't for the bottle infection. Here's hoping the winter warmer I also bought isn't ridden with the same problem.

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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 SmellsofMahagony
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of distantmantra
3/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz. bomber poured into a straight pint glass.

A: Light yellow/amber color, extremely opaque. Thick head of foam that dissipates quickly, but there is significant lacing present.

S: Malt, caramel and honey with some citrus in the background. I don't notice hops at all.

T: Strong malt flavor up front with just a faint hint of hops at the end.

M: Standard carbonation and very light mouth feel.

O: Very easy drinking with not much bitterness. However, the lack of hops is off-putting. Good for a hot summer day, but not if you're looking for a strong hop profile IPA.

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Photo of dertyd
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of mobrockman
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of timwardjr
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of jaswilson2
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of wrightst
3/5  rDev -16.4%

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 jzeilinger
3.03/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a clear light copper color with a small amount of white foam, thick lacing, and light traces of carbonation.

S - Faint, but yet bright, grapefruit and light caramel malt. Not much going on in the nose and I really had to dig to even detect that.

T - Matches the nose, weak amount amount of tart grapefruit nibbles at the tongue up front, acidic hops hits midway through and finishes with a delicate bite of grapefruit bitterness at the very end. The bitterness lingers on the tongue for a minute or two before fading away. Light caramel malt underneath.

M - Light body and smooth on the tongue.

O - This isn't doing it for me, I'm going to blame it on a bottle that's past its prime since that seems to be the norm for West Coast beers distributed on the East Coast, we can't seem to get 'em fresh out here very often. It's unfortunate.

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Diamond Knot India Pale Ale from Diamond Knot Brewery
3.59 out of 5 based on 203 ratings.
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