cblado (281) - Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Iíve been a big fan of Diamond Knotís regular IPA for a long time. For my money itís the best IPA from the Puget Sound region. So when I saw that Diamond Knot had an imperial version (or "industrial" as they call it) I knew I had to try it. I was slightly disappointed, actually. The hops flavor is there, but pushed to the max, although this isnít the main flavor I pick up. There is significant grain and malt flavor providing an strong grassy note that seems out of place.The color is a hazy, dark toffee color as well. Not what I expected. Overall, itís a good beer, better than plenty of other stuff out there. Iíll be sticking to Diamond Knotís excellent regular IPA from now on, though.
rejtable (1701) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark full sticky body lots of peach and pine. Nose is pine and grapefruit.
rdixon77 (1540) - Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old rating. Pretty dark orange. Floral, citrus hops over bready base. Good solid IPA.
DrinkyCrow (99) - Washington, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Beautiful pour. Orange-amber in color with perfect head that stays around. Hoppy aroma with a bit of floral. Ever so slight sweet taste, plus hops, bitterness, and a little pine. Thumbs up!
thehinge (283) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange pour. Offwhite with lacing that lasts until the end of the glass. Grassy aroma. Raisin taste on the front end with a good, strong hop taste in the aftertaste.
BeerdedDave (801) - - JAN 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
cloudy amber color; citrusy, floral hop aroma; fruity, floral hop flavor with citrusy notes; medium bodied bready malt base
SlimHabib (295) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pour. Hazy dark golden with small off white head. Aroma is mostly hoppy, but has light grassy and caramel. Medium body. Grass, earthy, and strong hop taste with a good bitter aftertaste.
rederic (3207) - montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, hazy amber-orangeish hue, with a frothy bubbly white head, with a wet earthy vegetal floral soapy, leafy, grassy, citrus hoppy, faint funky yeast nose, with a lemon pie crust, faint pale, toasted malt, lemon marmalade, leathery accent, and a bread dough, greenish vegetable, cedary note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate, with a soft funky, bretty yeasty, dough, fruity, lemon tea Leaf, earthy vegetal flowery piney, citrus, tobacco leaf, grassy, leafy, soapy hoppy, light lemon, grapefruit peel character, with some faint coniferous, cedary, lemon pie crust, mint leaf, vegetable green pea flavours, leading towards a mild funky, bretty, dough, fruity yeastiness, citrusy, lingering leafy, grassy, piney, citrus hop bitterness finish.
maekchu (2667) - Hirakata, JAPAN - SEP 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at World Craft Beer Tasting 2014. Balanced sort of nose, with caramel quite apparent. and small hopping behind. Amber/copper color. Initial is much as the aroma, balanced, solid caramel backbone. Piney hopping steps up in mid palate. Medium strength hops in final. Has nice hop jump. Not over the top. Pleasant.
wheresyourball (531) - El Cajon, California, USA - AUG 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a medium beige head. Nose is pine/resin, caramel, citrus. Flavor is sweet up front and finishes bitter, follows the nose. Solid, I enjoyed this one, but it wasnít as malty as other DIPAs Iíve tasted.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2955) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the GJBF in Osaka 2014. A clear deep copper color. It has a somewhat musty resinous hoppy pungent nose. Well balanced though bitter and while not complex it is satisfying as all hell .