cblado (298) - 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.
zgaier (1751) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours a copper with a beige head and aroma of hops and resin. Taste is bitter, with resin, hops, pine, and caramel leading to a dry, bitter finish.
jjgmd (1821) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
With Z, over pasta with a homemade pesto sauce, pours a dark orange rusty pour with a small beige head. Nose is bitter citrus, with pine and resin . Taste is more of a bitter hard pine and resin. Finishes on the same tasting notes with a bitter resinous ending. Quaff Score 7 / 10
Ernest (6905) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is dark yellow to light amber. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (grapefruit, apricot), lightly yeasty (dough), with a light note of celery. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter. Medium to full body, velvety/watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly astringent, moderately alcoholic. Fairly ordinary but pleasant enough for the style...kinda restrained for DIPA actually. A bit doughy like the other DK brews I tried (IPA and Fog Bank), and milder hop nose than expected (like the IPA)...a touch vegetal too. Ok overall but underwhelming.
UDBeernut (2312) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the local total wines, pours darker golden, translucent, white billowing head leaves alot of lacing. Slight pine nose. Taste begins with solid bitterness, some pine, hop resin. Medium body,
rejtable (1925) - 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 (1695) - 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 (286) - 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 (980) - - 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 (342) - 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.