Showing posts with label Diamond Knot. Show all posts
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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Diamond Knot IPA

Diamond Knot IPA

Ratebeer 3.92 98th percentile
Beer Advocate A-

My buddy Gord picked this one up after sampling a few Diamond Knot brew at Bottleworks. We sampled three other beers from this brewery and here is a quick rundown.
Honey brown- uneventful, good afternoon patio beer.
Nut brown - I drank it unaware that there actually was beer in my glass.
Industrial IPA - Textbook double IPA, the taste was primarily bitter grapefruit. It was almost undrinkable and slimy. Still very good though.

Taste +4

This is one nice IPA. The nose is as expected with floral and citrus hops and sweet caramel, but not too much of each. Your taste is luxurious with the strong ruby red grapefruit and pine hop bitterness riding on a sweet caramel and vanilla pony.
Aftertaste +2

The finish is rather dry and astringent, but there is a long lasting sweetness. It's that ruby red grapefruit sweetness you would expect from a good IPA.

Alcohol Content +1 6.2%
Does not seem out of place and you cannot taste it.
Value +1

One of the best IPA's I have tried; not super hoppy nor super sweet either.

Ingame Enhancement +1

Still in Seattle, still drinking great PNW beers.
Overall 9/10

Truly a great West Coast IPA.