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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 10-13-2003

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Reviews:
105
Ratings:
251
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
18.98%
 
 
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Reviews: 105 | Ratings: 251
Photo of CampusCrew
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: golden, amber, reddish

smell: sublte hops and citrus aroma, carmamel bread aromas

taste: balanced and not extremely hoppy IPA. but great flavor, very sessioanable

mouthfeel: medium bodied

drinkability: more malty than regualr one... fantastic brew. its not a hop bomb ale but it's a decent selection. decent hop presence, but a little bland, but decent..

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Photo of aerozeppl
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to thethrone for this in Growling at the Moon.

A: Nice clear copper color with a half finger of white head. Good lacing especially for a growler.

S: Very big citrus nose.Tons of grapefruit. Nice hops in the nose.

T: Very bitter up front. Nice citrus notes right behind that. Finishes with a nice blast of grapefruit.

M: Medium body. Low carbonation but for a growler it is acceptable.

D: Very drinkable. We polished off a growler in about an hour and a half.

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Photo of Ryan011235
3.47/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a sifter on 12/6/10

Ever-so-slightly murky; the color is a rusty, amber-brown. The head pours just shy of one finger, dropping quickly to a patch of bubbles. One long, drippy strand of lace.

The aroma is rather malty - somewhere between DIPA & barleywine. Toasted bread, biscuit, caramel & hints of candied malt. The hops yet hold their own; pine, over-ripe citrus & dense, floral notions. Some booze is appreciable. A touch of soapiness as it warms.

The hops are more forceful to taste with a sharp, dry, piney bitterness. The bitterness isn't quite to the point of aspirin. Undertones of juicy citrus zest. Toasted bread & caramel make up the malt foundation. Though warming, there isn't any appreciable alcohol heat.

Despite fairly dense flavors, the feel is a tad watery, so it comes across as medium bodied. There's enough carbonation to accent the bitterness. Finishes gritty & very dry. Bitterness & toastiness linger.

Industrial IPA seems caught up amid style designations: IPA, DIPA, barleywine, ASA. I'm inclined to go with the later, since it tastes pretty good but doesn't tally up as a by-the-book IPA. I hope to one day try this on tap.

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Photo of Braz
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at BevMo. Deep amber in color. Nice frothy white head that leaves nice lacing behind. Very good aromas of fresh grass and malt. Taste is on the bitter end a bit. Very earthy mowed grass notes. Body is well carbonated with an almost double feel. Overall this is a respectable offering. Only complaint is that a touch more sweetness would have balanced this out more. I do mean a touch.

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Photo of grittybrews
4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a rich honey-amber into a pint glass with a finger of soapy white head. Relatively mild aroma of citrus and pine.

Very smooth mouthfeel and low carbonation due to the cask. Extremely tasty with a nice caramel/toffee sweetness balanced by some really juicy citrus and just the right amount of pine sting on the finish.

For the style, quite light and extremely well-balanced. Really enjoyed this one.

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Photo of ckeegan04
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clean and clear orangish-brown with a thick dirty white head of very bubbly foam. Smattering of lace left haphazardly on the glass. Head is a solid three fingers after a gentle pour and slowly fades to about a finger of lingering foam.

S - Big graprefruit aromas up front mixed with a touch of pine and some caramel sweetness. As the beer warms I get some more caramel, burnt sugar and still alot of citrus fruit. The hop aromas certainly dominate the smell and the sweetness provides just enough backing.

T - Lots of grapefruit and orange up front with a rather harsh bitterness. Taste is a bit one dimensional with the bitter citrus notes really dominating everything else. Just a bit of sweetness lingering underneath. As the beer warms the flavor profile actually falls apart a bit more with a strong astringent bitterness taking over and the nice citrus tastes and caramel sweetness really falling to the back.

M - Medium bodied with moederate carbonation. The beer is a bit sticky in the mouth and the bitterness really sticks with you.

O - A decent double IPA. The flavors dont come together quite as well as the world class DIPA's but the tastes of a good DIPA are certainly there; lots of hop taste and bitterness with just a touch of sweetness backing it up.

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Photo of rajendra82
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The amber body was clear, and the head enormous in size upon first poring. It eventually settled down to a more manageable half glass of foam. The aroma was somewhat soft for the style, with a citric and floral character. The taste was more bitter than the smell suggested, as a grapefruit rind taste was dominant. The malt backbone was not very prominent here, and the hops were there to sample in all their glory. Despite that, the beer never got overly unbalanced, primarily because of a creamy feel,m and because the hops were presented in a drawn out manner, than a heavy assault. If carbonation had been more in check, and had there been a bit more malt backbone, this beer would have been in the upper tier. As it is, it is a pleasing variant of the style.

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Photo of jdense
4.42/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. gem located at By the Bottle, Vancouver, WA, poured into Piraat tulip 4.17.10. Thanks to the BtB owners for bringing this down from Seattle to greater Beervana area.

One finger semi-rocky white head, medium-slow dissipation with nice lacing. Copper read cloudy body (unfiltered?), nice trail of carbonation rising from bottom of glass. Huge hop hit in the nose, citrus, grapefruit, some caramel malt for balance, finish is hop forward certainly bitter on the backend but not overly bitter, a fine tasting DIPA. Mouthfeel is medium, good effervescence. Extremely drinkable. One of the PNW best DIPAs, glad to see this in bottles. IMO this is the closest I've seen anyone come to replicating flavor profile of Alesmith IPA, which is certainly high praise. Well worth seeking out, certainly worth a trip across the river for Beervana-based hopheads.

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Photo of katan
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz into a pint - funny I had to go to Florida to get a beer from Washington.

A - Pours a clear, golden brown color. Head is strong, pearly white, about 2mm thick, sticks around for a while.

S - Leads with a strong malt nose, of nuts, and perhaps a little bit of chocolate. May be a decent rye base here.

T - Starts off malty, a bit edgy, again demonstrating some rye characteristics. Some chocolate malts. Mid-stream brings on a hefty citrus hop note, very thick - almost oily. Finishes with a strong bitter bite.

M - Moderate beer body, moderate carbonation. Comes off a bit thick, sometimes creamy. The alcohol doesn't come through much. A sticky finish.

O/D - A solid IPA, almost more of a rye IPA I would wager. A little on the sweeter side, perhaps unattenuated. Rather enjoyable balance of flavors. Worth a shot.

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Photo of beer2day
4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Darker honey gold pour with 1-finger light cream head. Good retention, with half the head still remaining at the bottom of the glass. Thick chunks of lace on the back half of the glass. Very active carbonation.

Lots of hops vying for attention here. Herbal mix, with nice orange and resiny pine on top of that. Fairly substantial malt profile, too, with caramel coming out.

Nice balance of caramel malt against the herbal hops. Still getting orange (peel) and pine resin in the taste. Not oily at all. Nice ramp up of bitters in the finish, with mostly pine covering.

Feel is right on for the style and mix of flavors.

Nice DIPA with a stand-up malt profile against a strong, but balanced, hop presence.

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Photo of doughanson78
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz. bottle poured into a Gulden Draak tulip.

A: Nice dark amber color. Super crystal clear. One finger slightly off white head with great reteintion and sticky lacing.

S: Citrusy hops. Mainly pineapple. Tangerine, mango, slight orange. Hardly any grapefruit like most is dominated by. Also nice floral hop aroma. Very slight caramel malts in the background.

T: Nice caramel sweetness up front. Not as hoppy as the aroma would suggest. In fact as the citrus tries to come through it creates a slight funkiness. A little piney hops do make it through towards the end and slightly balance it out.

M: Light to medium bodied. A nice stickiness. Decent carbonation.

O: Was hoping for more as I've had the regular IPA and love it. Haven't reviewed it yet. A decent IIPA for $3.99 a bomber.

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Photo of froghop
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a semi-hazy amber-orange with a small egg-shell head, and great lacing.

smell is of caramel, a bit floral, some malt, hops, and a touch of nuts.

taste is creamy, hops, malt in the back, some citrus, and pine, ends a little dry and nicely bitter.

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Photo of chugalug06
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my cheesy, yet refined, spiegelau IPA glass...

Nice off-white fluffy head grows pretty dang fast on top of the clear orange brew. Nice lacing and moderate head retention.

Nice floral pine nose. Lots of apricot, light grapefruit, and dank. Overall, just a touch light.

Hum. Nicely smooth and fluid. Carbonation is even and pronounced without being overdone. Flavors are dank pine, grapefruit, apricot, crisp airy, thin, light, even, dry, earthy bitter bite. Nicely drinkable and quaff-able.

Recommended brew for sure. It's a lighter IPA, even at 7.9%. Definitely an easy drinker. Thanks for the nice present Perry!!

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Photo of Seanibus
3.08/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours amber clear with a fluffy head that drops fairly quickly. The aroma is a bit on the syrupy side, speaking of a cheap IPA, but the flavor is somewhat better. It is heavy, with a surprisingly high degree of caramel flavor. The hops are aggressive and quite citrusy, with a bit of pine behind them. The bitterness is distinctly piny and resiny. There is an odd woody and chocolate edge to the flavor that I find puzzling. The mouthfeel is a little clingy.

Overall, this is a servicable but largely undistinguished double IPA.

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Photo of sendsilk
2.58/5  rDev -31%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Grabbed this beer as an impulse purchase while waiting in line at Total Wine in Tampa.

Started to review this in the normal fashion, but once I tasted it I had to stop. This beer is old dammit. Syrupy and malty. Disgusting. I don't know how many times I've bought an IPA without a bottling date on it and been burned. No more.

Brewers, put freaking brewed on/bottled on dates on your beers. This beer may not have been bad when fresh however, the dozen or so CASES that Total Wine is selling (in Tampa) are all past their prime. I will never again buy an IPA wihtout a date on it unless I know it's fresh.

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Photo of therica
4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really nice, complex nose, although not overpowering. Even a breath inhale is nice. Taste is decent, complex, very nicely integrated and balanced
Nice hops yet not overly biting or bitter. Went well with dining from their great ocean chowder to the supreme pizza and mango wings.

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Photo of mooseisloose
3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Great price on this bomber at TW. With a bomber being about two standard brews many craft brewers appear to be gouging the consumer for a trial size of their brews. Not true in this case. Let's give it a whirl. Popping the top I get a nice waft of very earthy hops and some butterscotch maltiness. Pouring into one of my trusty SAPPs I get a light bronze brew with a dense multi-sized bubble head that stands like a champ. Upon tasting the first impression is the mouthfeel super high viscosity thick like you can stand a spoon in it. The taste then starts with an evenly balanced hard and dry hop bite but sweet banana maltiness that both slam up front then stay in lockstep throughout only evenly fading in the end to a more sharp bitterness yet lingering sweetness. This brew packs a wallop in both flavor and ABV so a bomber is about the limit. A definite find for the hophead who likes a bold brew but way too powerful for any kind of sessioner. As for what it is, spot on.

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Photo of Clydesdale
4.16/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a clear, bright copper color. The tall head has a soft orange tint and a fluffy, rocky, foamy texture. Retention is impressive, leaving a nice cap of rocky, chunky foam for a nice while. Extremely impressive lacing sticks peskily in narrow concentric bands. For what it's worth, one of the best looking beers I've ever seen.

S: Some moderate sweetness - equal parts caramel and pale, sugar cookie malt aromas. Pithy citrus (orange and grapefruit), resiny pine, and light herbal/grassy hop notes feature most notably in the nose. A light, faint bit of alcohol is detectable.

T: There's a fairly robust maltiness here - caramel bordering on light toffee and some biscuity notes. Hop flavor is two parts pine resin, two parts citrus pith, and one part floral/herbal character. Bitterness is strong, but met amply by the maltiness. While not an out-and-out hop bomb, this one definitely seems like an authentic version of the style - an amped-up, robust IPA.

M: Slightly fuller than medium bodied. Carbonation is supple and on the lighter side. The finish builds gradually into a resiny dryness.

D: This is my first beer from Diamond Knot, and I'm pretty impressed. Not in the top tier of DIPA's, but not far off and definitely enjoyable on it's own right. I'd be interested in knowing more about the hop varieties added. There's a nice balance of different flavors that adds some nice complexity.

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Photo of soze47
4.02/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I had this at Red Bones during the NW Fest on 11/09/10

Appearance: Light orangey brown. Light lacing, not too much carbonation activity.

Aroma: Very orange and malty for the style. Not a lot of hop bitterness expected from the nose on this one.

Taste: Wow, this one does bring a citrus rind bitterness into the fold, but that is after an initial burst of orange flesh sweetness. Nice balance, but could stand to be a bit more hoppy up front to balance out the initial sweetness.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability: High. Nice balanced flavors and a very light, drinkable body. Its lack of oppressive bitterness increases the drinkability of this one.

Overall: This really doesn't seem to be a double or imperial to me. Yes, it is close to 8%, but its body, flavor, and drinkability all suggest something in a regular IPA area. I liked this beer and think it would be great for almost any occasion.

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Photo of Wetpaperbag
4.42/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Amber reddish in color, with a creamy frothy head 1 inch head.

S- The smell would be the result if a Pine Tree had sex with a Grapefruit tree and a Juniper tree while drinking gin and hop juice. The smell would be the result of that union.

T- Damn this is good. There is a great malt caramel taste that is slightly smoky/peaty with the Three way juice mentioned above mixed in. This is very tasty. I'm so glad that this is being bottled now.

M- At times it feels thick, other times thin. But over all just right.

D- This is super drinkable, going well with pizza and hot weather.

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Photo of sweethome
3.06/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Tap House in Seattle as part of WA IPA tasting I put together. This finished 4th of 4.

Looks the part - bright yellow in color. Suprisingly little nose for a NW IPA. Where is my hops?

Entry is sweet - a bit too sweet for me. Not enought hops to clear that out. Some mango flavor...a little pine, but it fails to develop. Slight finish is clipped.

I didn't take enough notes, but it just did not live up to the other three offerings I had.

Overall, I'd call this IPA-light.

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Photo of Jesse13713
1.48/5  rDev -60.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Ordered from LetsPour and poured into a Pike pint glass.

Appearance - The bottle art of this double turned me on, but I was disappointed as soon as the liquid hit the glass. A watery sewer/caramel appearance. Light carbonation with decent lacing. The head disappears quickly and is extremely white.

Smell - Extremely faint. Does not smell fresh at all - I wish the bottle had a date on it. Very faint toffee.

Taste - Fairly rotten. It gets a little better as my palate adjusts. Rye is the most prominent flavor, while dying grass and a bit of beets and alcohol kick in later. Faint caramel and toffee that does combine well with the sad excuse for hops

Mouthfeel and Drinkability - Light-bodied with a sewery alcohol taste that is unbalanced. It's hard to get through this glass honestly. The whole thing tastes extremely rotten, like I am drinking very dirty well water. This beer was a HUGE letdown for me. The taste is just bland. It is not sweet, nor is it bitter. It isn't thick like honey, nor is it terribly watery. I don't know what this is.

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Photo of GiantMidget
3.46/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought at Total Wine in Claymont DE, random pickup since it was $5, figured for a bomber it was worth a shot.

Poured into a tulip glass.
Relatively rapid pour delivered about 1 inch head that lingered throughout the drinking.
Immediate sweet notes of citrus smell, some mild pine. Hazy copper brown.

While this does have the characteristic hops of a DIPA, it was a bit sweeter that I would've liked. Grapefruit, pear, but overall notes of intense hops are lackluster. Dry malt.

Medium bodied, balanced carbonation in the mouthfeel.

Overall it's not a bad DIPA especially at that price point but I it's not the best I've had.

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Photo of TheBungyo
2.84/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

I have to say I'm honestly stunned by this beer and not in a good way. It looks very pretty but aside from mouthfeel those sentiments end there. It smells oxidized and the bottle is fresh off the shelf and they haven't even been bottling long enough to give this level of oxidation off even if it were that old. (I should note I tried two separate bottles and both had this flaw)
I taste many delicious hop flavors but what the hell? Zero bitterness and way too much malt. This is the west coast, we don't need our hops hidden by sweetness thank you very much.
Not very drinkable. I won't buy this again because I wan't my double IPA's to pack punch, not offer apologies.

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Photo of djmichaelk
2.33/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

22oz bottle into a CCB snifter.

A - Pours a hazy amber, with a thin half-finger of head that quickly drops to a ring around the glass. Patchy lacing on the sides of the glass. Plenty of sediment in the bottle.

S - More piney than citrusy, with an odd vegetative quality that doesn't sit well sith me. Showing some signs of oxidation too, with some cardboardiness.

T - Excessively bitter but not very flavorful. Piney hops in your face and not much else to smooth things out. Cardboard, orange pith, and vegetables. It reminds me of Hopsickle in some ways, only without as much yum.

M - Nice enough, it's just not exceptional in any way. About as you'd expect in every aspect.

D - The abv is a bit high, but so even if I actually liked the beer I probably wouldn't be drinking more than one.

O - This was a gift for the holiday, rather than something I picked up myself, and it's definitely one I won't be seeking out again. Disappointing.

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Industrial IPA from Diamond Knot Brewery
3.74 out of 5 based on 251 ratings.
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