Industrial IPA | Diamond Knot Brewery

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Industrial IPAIndustrial IPA

Brewed by:
Diamond Knot Brewery
Washington, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Todd on 10-13-2003

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Photo of scootpolute
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One Pint 6 FL OZs...Poured into a Tulip glass.

A: Clear brassy hue…Leaves behind some fluffy rings of lacing.

S: Strong hops, Mint, marmalade, faint caramel, ripe pear, Orange citrus, lemon juice, light florals and grass.

T: Very smooth, deep crispness, hop bitterness… Upfront there is pineapple… lemon juice followed by leafy, dried grass, lightly toasted bread, clean caramel notes mid-palate. Finishes with pine and grassy floral…drying finishes…with lingering alcohol due to the close to 8%...

M: Pretty much a full bodied, 'BIG' beer, juicy, crisp and bitter.

O: Very clean, Very drinkable.Just an outstanding Double American IPA all around… pretty much nailed it with this one! Although...take the 'very drinkable' comments with warning... if you have more than 2-3 of these, you 'could-be' in TROUBLE...Drink with care as after just one bomber, it gets you in the 'woo-woo!!'...Chasin'-Cheers :~)

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Photo of jpd7374
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of jsh5771
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of Drinkerofales
3.61/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A clear golden orange beer fills the tulip, making a medium sized off white head with tons of lacing, but quickly dissipates.

Smell is earthy, with warm malts, and a bit of flowery hop underneath.

Taste starts out with an earthy hop bitterness, with floral tones as well. A bit of malt in the middle, and finished with a big pithy bitterness.

Beer has a bit of a thin feel. At only 7.9%, it barely makes it to the DIPA/IIPA category, and the texture shows it.

Nothing special here, the big bitterness in the flavor rescues this from a truly bad review, but that's about all it has going for it.


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Photo of avisong
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of BeerNDoggerel
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a clear coppery amber. Half finger off-white head with moderate retention and lacing. Aroma of grassy hops, pineapple, light bready malt and citrus. Taste is moderate hops, light bready malt and citrus. Finish is grapefruit citrus. Flavors somewhat subdued, but well integrated. Pleasant, but could use some more distinct hops. Since the hops are not too forward, the malt / hop balance is pretty good. Medium bodied with some creaminess. A satisfactory tasty IPA that needs a little extra hop intensity.

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Photo of MikeW51
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of BigTrubble
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of strongaf
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of LiquidSanity
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

To keep this review short and sweet, this is a very intense beer but for the wrong reasons.

Ap: beautiful dark caramel maple syrup copper brown with a modest lacing and tiny bit of head.

Ar: the hops resonate and tickle your nose. Very refreshing earthy hop. Just teases you and invites you to taste.

Ta: here is where it gets weird. The hops are very potent. A very rich earthy piney hop but it is equally matched with a very bitter flavor that is unnecessarily masked by a strong presence of malt. The malt overtakes the hops and makes the beer a little unpleasant. It still tastes good but requires a little more conservative approach when sipping. The malt is a little too rich.

Mf: very mildly carbonated but not very refreshing. It doesn't satisfy or have a nice bite. Felt like a Sam Adams Boston Lager. Thin and somewhat watery. Strange for double IPA.

Ov: delicious but the malt is a little much. The hops are strong and very convincing. It isn't an overly entertaining beer as you sip it which is disappointing. It required that I sip it slowly and endured a rather painful malt presence. A little much if not acquainted with IPAs or double IPAs. The malt just made the beer difficult to enjoy. There is definitely better representations that allow the hops to dominate and let the malt tickle but not tackle your senses. Cheers!

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Photo of chickenflea
4.43/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber. Pours with an average off-white head over a clear light amber body. Very good head retention, and foamy lacing. Massive aroma of mango, exotic fruits, pine, marshmallow and caramel. Taste is light caramel, honey, peach, spicy and earthy hops. Very bitter aftertaste. I would have bet the IBUs were higher than the advertised 75! Full-bodied and sticky like a double. Medium-light carbonation. A very pleasant IPA. I will keep an eye on other offerings from this brewery.

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Photo of Tyrawlings
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Mappies
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of CoryR
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of Mdodge8837
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of cbros
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of FattyJLE
3.88/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a pint glass.

S - Pine and grapefruit hops. Caramel malt sweetness. A hint of booze.

A - Clear, light amber with a quarter inch off-white head. Delicate, sticky lacing.

T - A peppery, spicy bitterness upfront. Bitterness gives way to an impressive pine and spicy hop flavor. Ever-present sugary, candy/caramel-like malt sweetness. Lingering bitterness and sweet finish. A welcome, hefty dose of alcohol on the end.

M - Moderate carbonation. Medium body. Alcohol warming. Sticky mouthfeel from the sugars.

O - Not knowing what to expect, I was very impressed by this beer. Strong bitterness, flavor and malts but well-balanced throughout with a perfect amount of alcohol warming. A very satisfying beer for both the hop and malt lover. Recommend.

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Photo of andersen8185
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of leokbelo
4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy copper into a Snifter glass, with a foamy 2 inch head that fades into a 1 inch lacing that last till the end.
Grass and pine on the nose, citrus hops, some sweetness also.
Wonderful warmth in the palate, hops present, but not overwhelming. Chewy palate, again some sweetness, citrusy, medicinal flavor. Alcohol makes it's presence with the 7.9% ABV.
A very decent Imperial IPA, worth a try.

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Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.01/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

22 picked up last night at Brewforia.. paid about $6 ... Poured into my little Cigar City snifter... short lasting off white head still provides nice lacing as the clear light amber brew drops.

Nose has a pretty mild hop profile... a restrained citrus zest but is bullied out of the way by too much malt... plenty of pale malt and more than a hint of dry toast.

Flavor is more "bitter" from front to back than ever just focusing on the hops... there is the above mentioned citrus note... but between the heavy handed malt and bitter bite, the hops seem to play second fiddle.

Body is about right.. carbonation too.. pretty "creamy", and that adjective seems out of place too.

Okay.... but only okay... I doubt I would ever buy this again unless I was bellying up to the bar at the brewery.


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Photo of rhino54
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of richkrull
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of kk73
4/5  rDev +7%

Industrial IPA from Diamond Knot Brewery
3.74 out of 5 based on 253 ratings.
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