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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burg326 (5482) - Florida, USA - OCT 22, 2011
22 ounce bottle that pours a hazy orange yellow color, almost like apple juice. Aromas of hops, caramel and citrus. Taste follows the aroma with a bitter finish. A nice easy drinking beer.

Arayaga2 (2197) - portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 19, 2011
Slightly hazy gold with an inch of white head. Aroma is mild hops and some appley esters. Taste is the same with mild sourness and malt into the finish. $4/22oz

Drake (13726) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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.

CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 15, 2011
Bomber. Golden honey and copper colored in appearance with a thin layer of sudsy white bubbles. The aroma is a mix of earthy malts, dried apricot and grassy hops. The taste starts out with strong cereal malt and floral hops flavors followed by honey, oranges and lemon citrus. The body is heavily carbonated with a dry, bitter finish. Overall, a smooth and refreshing APA that’s slightly better on tap.

improvjock (328) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2011
22 oz Bottle. Pours a light brown with small white head. Aroma of floral hops and sweet fruits. Taste is smooth with sweet malts. Slight bitterness in the finish. Very drinkable.

philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2011
Diamond Knot Brewing Company Whip Ale Bold, Rich, Aromatic Pale Ale--Supurb Quality--www.whipnation.net--2 22 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. 45 IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0) Mild lace thin dissappointing 1/4 inch white head. Clear bright fizzy dull gold color. Aromatic floral delicate hop front. Soft doughy mildy creamy sweet hint of zest tasty smooth rich refreshing light caramel pale malt body. Clean smooth mellow hop spice refreshing mild citrus rich Pale Ale end. Nice rich Pale Ale. Decidedly doughy. Sampled 4/14/2011. Purchased for $4.25 at PCC--Fremont, Seattle on 4/14/2011.

OldMrCrow (2437) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2011

Cracker malts and the plastic bag that used to hold my mildewy cleats in the aroma. Adequate grapefruit pith in the flavor, a bit vegetal. Tolerable but I don’t see why this has to be 6.0% given what it has to offer.

trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2011
Pours a murky orange, with very little head. Someone was right on when they mentioned mildew in the aroma - something really funky lies underneath the hops in this one, and in the bottle I had, it was overpowering the better notes of the brew. Not good. Otherwise, some citrus hops, and cardboardy caramel malts. Flavor has that same note up front, and fades into a really sharply bitter pine resin hop, which lingers forever. This is an odd duck, and I’m not liking it much.

MartinT (9880) - 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.

AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 17, 2011
Clear amber color/ white head. Floral, pine hop aromas with bready malts. medium bodied. Caramel, pale malt grainy sweet flavors with pine, floral hoppage--classic PNW Pale.

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