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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Diamond Knot Brewery has been working with Seattle metal legend Michael "Whip" Wilton of Queensryche for quite some time to perfect the recipe for the new Whip Ale. And the time has come to "release the beast." Diamond Knot will tap the first keg of Whip Ale on May 12 at 6:00 p.m. at its 621 Front Street Alehouse. Whip Ale is an American Pale Ale bittered with Nugget, Simcoe and Cascade hops. Pale, Caramel and Vienna malts provide a balance to the bright, citrusy hop flavors. American Ale Yeast generates a clean, crisp finish.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 16, 2012
Draught at the brewpub
Golden color, with creamy head. It has a pleasant aroma and flavor, quite good malt and delicate hops; some toffee flavor; the mouthfeel is smooth; and it has a quite high drinkability; relatively strong bitterness.
Pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2012
22oz bottle. Large off-white head atop hazy light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, straw, light grapefruit, spicy. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit, some straw, light bread. Light-medium body, light acidity.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11260) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 9, 2010
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours gold with a moderate foamy white head. Citrus bomb aroma. Medium plus body with mildly foamy carbonation. Flavor is roast malt with a good citric hop dose. For some reason the malt seems to dominate - with flavor, not necessarily sweetness. Finishes nicely citric bitter though. Maybe even a tad floral.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012

Date: January 11, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Appearance: haz gold, growing pillowy white head, sticky gobs of lace
Aroma: dry floral aroma, dry pale malt, floral hops, fleating hint of herbal
Body: huge carbonated body that needs Owen’s two glass technique to calm it down
Flavor: slightly sweet pale malt flavor, floral and citrus hops, plenty of bitterness keeping it dry
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.8/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9961) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Bomber poured a clear golden amber with a small lasting ivory head. Aromas of bread, light earthiness and a hint of citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bread, citrus and light earthiness with a smooth lingering moderatly bitter finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (9858) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy orange with a large, frothy white head, medium-long retention with good lacing. Aroma is spruce, resin, and pine hops with straw and cracker malt and apple, pear esters. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness with supporting malt and fruity esters, and a dry finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2011
Bomber from Total Wine West Richmond, VA. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized creamy tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of grain, caramel and a bitter hop finish. The taste is caramel, grain, citrus and tropical hops. Earthy finish. Medium bodied. Low carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MartinT (7956) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
My Bottom Line:
Citrusy hops and their resinous bitterness are supported by rough malts in this sugary, velvety American Pale Ale.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A creamy head of foam tops the hazy honeyed blond.
-This one too seems to be bothered by hard water/dusty minerals.
-This is not bad, but I don’t really like the malt extraction.
-The mouthfeel was quite creamy on this brew too.

On tap at the Front St. brewpub.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 17, 2010
2010-07-01. Crisp dark yellow body with a small creamy white head and lace. 3+ Creamy average palate suits the beer nicely. (Nitro pour?) Pleasant light bitterness throughout, mild citrus and resin, lightly astringent in the finish. 6+ Aroma is similar, mild hops over mild grainy malt. 6+ Pleasant but pretty mild. This not f’ing metal. On tap at Diamond Knot, Mukilteo

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ibrew2or3 (6990) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2012
22oz bomber pours clear dull dark gold with near white head and some sticky lacing. The aroma is well, alright, I’m actually not in the mood for butter – diacetyl right now. Behind that are milder notes of caramel and vague spicy tart like hops. The taste sadly is the same but the hops come across with some grapefruit like citrus notes and spicy hops. Hmm. Something a bit amiss here.


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