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Diamond Knot "Whip Ale"
Diamond Knot Brewery - Mukilteo, Washington USA
American Pale Ale (ABV 6%) (IBU 30)

[Best served in a Shaker glass]

Rating: 3.6/5.0

Aroma: 6/10
Appearance: 4/5
Taste: 8/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 14/20

The pour was a hazy medium golden orange with a large (2-3 finger) white frothy head that lasted throughout, reducing finally to a large cap which produced some rally good streaks of lacing.

The aroma was mild of a bread malt, spruce and citrus hops and an earthy doughy yeast with notes of caramel and citrus (grapefruit).

The taste was light and satisfyingly bitter with a malty caramel sweetness early on and then gradually became a tad hoppier with a good bitter citrus finish. The flavor hung on for a good long while after the swallow with a pronounced bitter citrusy taste and a hint of spice left lying on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was just a tad under medium in body with a nice creamy dry texture and a prickly carbonation.

Overall a fantastic brew with superb balance of flavor, giving this beer an awesome drinkability...

Sampled: 5/18/2012

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