shawnmurphy (609) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - JUL 8, 2017 cblado (298) - Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I’ve been a big fan of Diamond Knot’s regular IPA for a long time. For my money it’s 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 isn’t 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, it’s a good beer, better than plenty of other stuff out there. I’ll be sticking to Diamond Knot’s excellent regular IPA from now on, though.
On tap at brewpub in Mukilteo, Washington. Pours clear, bright orange-yellow with no head or lacing. Aroma: brown sugar, wet pine cones. Flavor: malt-forward; brown sugar, honey, rye pepperiness, sweet hops. Mouthfeel: medium- to full-bodied. hershiser2 (3667) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2016
Bomber from Total Wine. Pours murky orange with a small off-white head. Aroma is syrup at first, but has hints of orange, floral hops, and caramel as well. Flavor is not too syrupy. Kinda earthy undertones below some pine, oily citrus, toffee, soap, and bread crust. bulldogops (2907) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 6, 2016
Rating #2082- 2015.09.27 #CraftTakesSeattle Day 4, Beer 184 - Bottleshare - Pours a darker amber, with a bubbly tan head. Aroma is spicy, earthy hops, mild citrus sweetness, mild pine Taste is extremely hoppy, lots of piney, resinous notes, again subtle citrus sweetness. Fairly balanced in terms of hop profile, and managing the ABV, this is a solid DIPA ttoadee (1587) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2016
Medium copper pour, medium off white head. Nose is caramel. Bitter. Middle is caramel, toffee, spruce. Finish malty bitterness. stevoj (5574) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 2, 2016
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 (12844) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Sweet and biscuit malts meet big citrus and pine hops. Better than the standard IPA - still just in the ok range. teamsale (308) - Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2016
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 (2705) - - APR 14, 2016
Bottle shared. Rich green citrus hop bouquet with a minty edge, decent biscuit malt base, quite punchy yet smooth iipa, good stuff. DWestrick (818) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 24, 2016
bottle. Much closer to an imperial. Powerful IPA with nice flavor. Really enjoyed it Freaky_tiki (1357) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2016
Bomber from Total Wine in Fort Myers. If you’re expecting a heavy hitting hop bomb with this double ipa this ain’t 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.