ben4321 (4433) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Total Wine-McLean, 2/3/13
Aroma: The aroma of this one is clean and hoppy with pale malts, a little citrus, and some spice
Appearance: It pours a hazed dark orange color with a large, thick off-white head and plenty of lace
Flavor: The flavor is a kind of sweet, a little malty/bready, and has a medium-heavy hop bitterness
Palate: The body is medium-plus, with a nice feel, though it has too much carbonation, and it finishes dry
This is my first beer from Diamond Knot, and it makes a solid first impression. This is a fairly hoppy beer for sure. It may not have a perfect balance, and it may be too carbonated, but overall it hits the spot for a nice, hopped-up beer.
DrinkyCrow (69) - 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 (279) - 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 (684) - - 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 (272) - 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 (3200) - montréal, 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 (2535) - 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 (529) - 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 wasn’t as malty as other DIPAs I’ve tasted.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2710) - 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 .
Syzzer (605) - Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bomber. Good mellow hops, some maltiness. Dark murky yellow color. 8.9 bd. 8.3 bobby
ACHops (894) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Malarkey’s. 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.