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RATINGS: 320   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 237   ABV: 7.9%
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Essentially, the same recipe as the IPA, but with approximately 25% more grain and 3 1/2 times the hops! 75 IBUís, 100% Columbus Hops.


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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cblado (240) - Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2012
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1921) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 21, 2014
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 .

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Syzzer (590) - Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Poured from bomber. Good mellow hops, some maltiness. Dark murky yellow color. 8.9 bd. 8.3 bobby

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ACHops (672) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2014
On tap @ Malarkeyís. Pours dark golden amber with medium-thin white head. Aroma is mild caramel malt and thin floral hops. Taste is sweet lightly syrupy dark caramel malt and piney bitter hops. Very malt forward DIPA with lingering bitter finish. Not bad, and one you can usually find cheap and easily in the PNW. Could use more flavor from the hops though.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (2611) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle, brought back from the Xmas road trip. Pours a nice caramel color topped with a monster beige head. Lots of sticky lacing follows a lumpy finger to the bottom of the glass. Nose is good, a sweet and piney blend. Good caramel malts and citrus balance the florals. Overall quite easy to drink, but potent. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagerboy (1214) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
Bomber. Unclear lighter orange copper, impressive creamy rocky off-white head mutes aroma of herbal spicy hops. Herbal coniferous spicy floral hop forward taste, firm sweet caramel malts, some citrus. Livelier carbonation, medium bodied, more aggressively hopped. Solid brew, but a bit tame for an Impy, which makes it: LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2192) - Belgrade, SERBIA - FEB 1, 2014
Draft at Mountlake Terrace brewpub. Darker opaque orange, soapy foam. Crisp hop, good malting. A little soapy in middle. Solid taster, fruity too.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Decent IPA, though I prefer the previous/original version. Maltiness kind of snuffs out the delicate hop aromas. Some citrus surfaces, but itís kind of weak. Sort of nutty and resinous. Not as hoppy (flavor-wise, aroma-wise or bitter-wise) as you would expect for a double IPA, let alone one with 75 IBUs. Still, itís a decent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6316) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 17, 2014
Tap at Marciero. Fruity, resinous aroma, some caramel, rich stone fruits. Deep amber color with a fine, lacy head. Nice enough flavor, cherry, muscat, peach, plum, pine, a bit of chocolate. Full. Ok, but not enough flavor for the strength, and a bit too thick. Very old school.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AbbeyRoade (299) - Missouri, USA - DEC 24, 2013
Eh. Bitter. Would have been better if complemented by some other kinds of hop. Not bad but not good either.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2013
A solid beer, however it is surprisingly bitter. Itís nice but there doesnít seem to be much complexity to it.


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