RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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.

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beerguy101 (5364) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Sampled on 2/29/2012. This American Pale Ale pours a slightly hazy orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head with decent lacing and nice retention. The aroma is fruity, sweet, citrusy and hoppy. A medium bodied American Pale Ale. The malts are fruity, caramel and sweet. The hops are citrusy, grapefruity and floral. A very aggressively hopped APA, very citrusy, with some decent malts in the background. Lively carbonation. I wonder is there is such a beer as an Imperial Pale Ale? Nicely balanced, Lots of flavors. Perhaps a touch of tropical, pineapple as well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean, crisp and dry. Aftertaste is bitter.

kp (10880) - 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

unclemattie (4406) - Georgia, USA - FEB 23, 2012
22oz bottle. Golden orange color. Over abundance of foam. Aroma of orange blossoms and citrus hops. Tastes of sweet malt overpowered by hop bitterness. Wooded hop character dominates the brew. (3254)

jgb9348 (6590) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Slightly hazy copper coloured body with a honey glow and a super thick, eight centimetre tall off-white head - crazy large with a hazy glow in the body. Aroma of pale malt, light sugars, coriander seed and a bit of dry hay and grass. Medium-bodied; Grassy, yeastie, barnyardie flavour at first with a lot of malt, some light saisony notes and a dry hop flavour at the end. Aftertaste shows some good complexity with nothing harsh at all - good flavours, some dry, some spicey and some showing alcohol. Overall, a decent beer - not exactly sure what style this is really trying to be, but it goes down relatively easy and has some great flavours to boot. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 09-November-2011 for US$4.99 sampled at home in Washington on 17-February-2012.

ChainGangGuy (4941) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2012
22 ounce bottle - $4.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours out a very faintly hazed, light amber body with a very high (questionably high, even), near white head.

Smell: Faint floral and malty bread-scented notes, that’s really about all that’s getting past this inhumanely tall head that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere soon.

Taste: Sweet, bready malts with a scant toastiness about it. Hops present light lemon, light florals, light herbs giving a hint of fresh-brewed tea. Medium-light bitterness. Medium level of acidity. Drying all the way up until the lemon, herb finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Very high carbonation.

Overall: Woof. So much fizz, so much carbonation -- I’m burping up a storm over here, Diamond Knot.

jcweaver (770) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber with a large, off-white head. Hoppy aroma of floral and citrus with a touch of caramel. Flavor of floral and earthy hops with some light malts and caramel. Earthy and citric finish.

Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JAN 1, 2012
22oz bottle. Rating #36. Medium gold pour with a big white head that left a lot of thick lacing. Nice pale aroma, nice amount of hoppiness and a grainy maltiness that goes together very nicely. Mild bitterness with a decent bitter aftertaste. Decent. (2088)

TheBeerGod (6284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2011
Bottle. Hazed amber with a tall, fluffy gold head. Aroma is floral hops, caramel, light honey and soft citrus. Taste is big floral hops, sweet malt, caramel, honey notes and citrus. Soft earthy flavors as well. Body is medium with a smooth, creamy carbonation and a moderate lingering bitterness. Finishes with big citrus and floral hops, slight spicy hoppiness, earthy notes, caramel, honey notes and a pleasant malt flavor.

glennmastrange (2942) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2011
Bottle. Light aromas of grain and raosted for the malt, herbs and a hint of lime and faint dough dough for the yeast. Head is large, fizzy turning rocky, slightly off-white with excellent crusty lacing and is fully lasting. Color is slightly hazy yet spakling amber. Flavor starts lightly to moderately acidic and finishes lightly acidic and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is light to medium, watery with a fizzy carbonation. Mildest of aromas and less than prominent flavors in this American Pale Ale, but it is refreshing and easy to drink.

SSSteve (4006) - - NOV 27, 2011
bottle. hazy gold under a small, stable, white head. flavor has nice modest hop profile. gentle grapefruit, grass and floral notes, cereal grain, and a drop of vanilla. bitter enough for balance but doesn’t leave a bitter aftertaste. almost resembles cream soda. i like it. one of the better APA’s i’ve had in awhile.

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