Industrial IPA | Diamond Knot Brewery

Industrial IPAIndustrial IPA
BA SCORE
3.71/5
254 Ratings
Industrial IPAIndustrial IPA
BEER INFO

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,865
Reviews:
106
Ratings:
254
pDev:
12.4%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
20
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 254 |  Reviews: 106
Photo of ADZA
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Hazy copper orange hue which leaves a two finger dense,creamy dimple laden head.

S-Piney resinous hops,boiled candy,oat biscuts and peaches.

T-Piney resinous hops,grapefruit,boiled candy,nectarines and finished with a very piney hop bitterness.

M-Medium bodied and a touch sticky.

O-A tasty DIPA thats nice and drinkable but have had better cheers.

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Photo of JayQue
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice IPA from Total Wine Va Beach. I had never heard of this brewery before, but this is pretty good. The head is awesome. Explodes out of the bottle...Even a mild pour down the side of the glass results in a huge frothy antique white head. I experienced a bit of spilllage as well. The left over beer in the bottle still left a big frothy head. Nice color....hazy orange/copper color. Thick globs of patchy lacing. Smelll is strong citrus (grapefruit) and piney hops.

Taste is more mild than the smell would suggest but that's ok. Not much malt balance, so the milder hop taste is plenty bitter enough for a hop-head.

Mouthfeel is crisp and bitter...maybe a hair thin but still pretty good.

Drinkability is good. High abv but no hint of alcohol in the taste and fairly easy hops bite. Not a world class IPA but pretty solid anyway.

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AndrewMichael
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of ffejherb
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler pour into snifter on 11/16/08. Thanks to Deuane for sharing!

A - Poured a medium rusty copper color with one finger of milky, bubbly head that transformed into a thin ring of retention and left decent lacing. Nice coloration.

S - Aromatic blend of pine and citrus hops with a mild acidity and some bitterness akin to fruit skins. As it warmed up, a darker, earthier personality presented itself with a bit of dank hemp and mild alcohol twang.

T - Mix of citrus and piney hops with some herbal, almost tea-like qualities that offered a bit more of an earthy bite. Malt base consists of some sweet caramel and bread crust. A bit of fruit sweetness also creeps in. This DIPA finishes with a pretty bitter bite, but a hefty does of bready malt evens the playing field a bit.

M - Medium body with fairly soft carbonation and an oily texture. This is sweet but dry on the palate with a fairly long-lasting, lingering bitter finish.

D - There's definitely lots going on with this DIPA, giving it quite a bit of complexity. The hop profile runs the gamut of juicy citrus to dry pine to dank, earthy hemp without ever getting too jumbled.

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Photo of Deuane
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to thethrone for this Growlin at the Moon treat, Shared with akorsak, brewslut, ffejherb and sierrags.

A-Deep copper color with a thin off-white head that reduced to a thin film and left spotty lacing.

S-Hop smack of musty pine and citrus hops. Comes of rather dank with a background hint of caramel malt.

T-More citrus than pine hops in the taste. Tannic acid like bitterness comes through mixing well with some sweet caramel.

M-Medium body and a bit oily. Slick overall with little crispness and a fairly long lasting bitterness.

D-Nice, not your typical west coast citrus hop bomb. A nice complexity with this one that makes you ponder the flavours. Not exactly what I look for in a west coast DIPA but nice nonetheless. Certainly not hard to drink!

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Photo of Tyrawlings
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Metalmonk
4.27/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle sports a seaweed-green label showing brewery logo and deep sea diver helmet. "Fermenting change in taste since 1994." Wow, 1994...who knew?

The lightly clouded orange/rust color screams "hop-haze" and the dirty white head is on the thin side but lasts and lasts, splashing bit of lace onto the glass as it lessens and as the liquid is moved and swirled around.

Aggressive resiny hops dominate the nose, backed up with toasty, toffee-like malt. I see green in the mind's eye with every single whiff.

Doncha know, hops absolutely dominate in the taste as well. Resin pungency without tasting or feeling oily, you have to love big hops to love this. I do, and I do. Hops are even close to bracingly bitter, but the well-considered caramel/toffee sweetness of the malt has something to say about that. Hints of peppermint and citrus peel/rind are, well, more than just hints. And here come some flowery and herbal elements too. This just avoids the saltiness that many beers of this type can have. Finishes quite bitter, and the 7.9% is just about invisible. If not complex, Industrial India Pale Ale is at least hardly one-dimensional.

Smooth and slick, yet with remarkable tingle from the carbonation, this trades in creamy for tickling bubbles, and though it feels fine, I like a creamier, chewier Double IPA.

So green and bitter that it's probably not the most drinkable in its class, but the ABV is on the friendlier side of that scale. A very enjoyable hop-forward ass- and tongue-kicker.

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Photo of richkrull
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of CoryR
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Kiniey01
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ncstateplaya
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of IronDjinn
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up in Ponderay, Idaho. From a 22 oz. brown bomber. Pours out a clear copper hue, with a short loose creamy off-white head.

Dry biscuity malt with a bit of toastiness, sweet orange and peach esters, dry citrus hops.

Tastes to me like some Amarillo hops are doing some legwork in the flavour, right off the top. Dry toasty, biscuity malt officially steps in up front, followed by floral and herbal hops, and finishing with sweet orange citrus hops, and a surprising appearance of some bready, caramel malt. Big win for balance throughout. Aftertaste is dry citrus pith, astringent but clean.

Medium-light mouthfeel, smooth and clean texture, with moderate texture.

Not amazing but still really good, not to downplay its merits, this still delivers the goods. Balanced and rounded, it nearly flies under the radar of the style, but in a tasteful way, a great gateway beer for the style, I know I want more.

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Photo of woemad
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big-ass 22oz bomber purchased at Jim's Homebrew in Spokane for $6.25. Sadly, there was no indication of age to be found on the label. I was very interested in trying a bottle of this because this beer had very briefly appeared on-tap in a few local bars about 5 or 6 years ago, but had just as quickly disappeared. I'm guessing the distributors either had something more rewarding to push in its place, there wasn't much of a response, or DK was selling so much locally that they gave up on wider distribution. I had it on-tap at the Capone's in Post Falls and was impressed, but never saw it again.

Poured a dark amber color with a bit of a chill haze to it, and took on a brighter, orangey color when held up to the light. A small yet creamy-looking off-white head stayed around for a while, leaving a surprising amount of lace on the sides of my glass.

The scent of this beer was of sweet, tropical citrus fruit. Pineapple and grapefruit were upfront. There was the smell of a bready malt backbone as well.

Hops are the star of this beer's flavor, tending towards the fruity, citrusy end of the scale, less so the bitterness end. Like a lot of DIPAs, this seems as much dominated by malts as hops, with a big, meaty (figuratively, not literally) malt backup to the hops. The hops do stay in overall command of the proceedings however, climaxing with a bitter hop zap at the swallow that is considerably more assertive than the hoppiness that had gone before.

Medium bodied, with a sticky, oily mouthfeel that was nevertheless not as massive as the mouthfeel of some DIPAs I've had.

While not as huge-drinking as a lot of DIPAs I've had, I'm not sure that's a bad thing. This is almost a "lite DIPA,", as it's not as cloying as many of its style-mates and goes down a little easier. Make no mistake - this is clearly a big IPA, but it doesn't quite smack you over the head with a shovel the way some really malty versions of the style do, and from a drinkability aspect, I kinda like that.

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Photo of jpd7374
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of armock
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to doughanson78 for hooking this bottle up in the 666 BIF

A - Poured a copper color with an off white head that leaves lacing behind

S - Is mostly of caramel malt with some citrus and pine hop scents

T - Like the nose but the hops are slightly stronger and more up front but the malt stands out

M - This beer has a medium body with medium carbonation to it

O - Overall this isn't a bad beer but for a DIPA I was expecting more hops from a west coast DIPA but it tastes good enough to finish the bottle with out much of a problem not bad but noting to rush out for

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Photo of InfernoBoss
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of atsprings
4.12/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a Hopus glass pours a crisp dark orange with a nice frothy khaki head that diminishes to a ring and leaves nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is a nice amount of dank pine hops. The taste is a nice amount of pine hops in front of sweet caramel malts, a bit off balanced, but that's not always a bad thing. The beer is only slightly heavy with a nice dryness. This one was a bit of a surprise, better than I expected, but honestly not one I'd choose again over many of the other Double IPAs that are out there.

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Photo of italianstallion
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BretSikkink
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Amber orange in color, head is reasonably tall at first, recedes quickly, and deposits acceptable lacing.

Nose is restrained, very similar to the IPA. Malts bring a little more diacetyl to the caramel sweetness. Hopping is citric and grassy, but more strongly in the pine and herbal department. Balance is key here.

The flavor is definitely hop-forward, but the malt base of caramel and toffee doesn't quite do the trick. Citric fruit rinds mingle with pine cones, notes of lemongrass, hay, and flowers drop by.

I didn't find the body well put together at all. Thinner than it should be, neither lush nor full. The carbonation was off if it was meant to be creamy, and the hopping was big enough to accept a couple more scoopfuls of malts. Tweakable recipe, but not one of my favorites.

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Photo of Hopmodium
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of CampusCrew
4/5  rDev +7.8%
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 +10.5%
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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Industrial IPA from Diamond Knot Brewery
Beer rating: 3.71 out of 5 with 254 ratings
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