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.
ttoadee (1241) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium copper pour, medium off white head. Nose is caramel. Bitter. Middle is caramel, toffee, spruce. Finish malty bitterness.
stevoj (3774) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Harvest Foods in Moses Lake. Deep amber with silky beige head. Malt dominates the aroma, nice caramelly scent. Malt also provides most of the flavor, with some hops at the end drying the whole thing out. Close to an English IPA.
slowrunner77 (9651) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 27, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sweet and biscuit malts meet big citrus and pine hops. Better than the standard IPA - still just in the ok range.
teamsale (137) - Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into glass. Pours a semi-clear amber with a two finger white head. Smells fairly standard, nothing special found in the aroma. Really, really nice flavor on this one. Strong malt balanced well with strong hops. Just the right sweetness and perfect bitterness. Scores highest where it counts the most.
biirusaikou (2363) - - APR 14, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared. Rich green citrus hop bouquet with a minty edge, decent biscuit malt base, quite punchy yet smooth iipa, good stuff.
DWestrick (639) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Much closer to an imperial. Powerful IPA with nice flavor. Really enjoyed it
Freaky_tiki (1015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Total Wine in Fort Myers. If youíre expecting a heavy hitting hop bomb with this double ipa this ainít your brew. Hops are a little one dimensional, more for bitterness than hop heavy flavour. Malts are too drenched in honey. Regardless, I like it & will drink this with joy.
zgaier (1884) - 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 (1962) - 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 (7249) - 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.