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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Diamond Knot India Pale Ale IPA

Diamond Knot India Pale Ale IPA, a regular offering from Diamond Knot Brewing, poured a light gold into the glass, with no observable carbonation and a thin white head.  The nose was especially fruity, with strong notes of flowers, passion fruit, pineapple, and mango.

Diamond Knot IPA opened with a tropical fruit bomb front and a touch of bitterness.  Pineapple came through strong in the middle over a non-nondescript malty sweetness, and the ale faded smooth and floral. 

Diamond Knot India Pale Ale is a good entry into the world of big flavored IPAs,  with an almost Imperial-style depth of hop flavor without the high ABV or thick body.  

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