Diamond Knot’s Whip Ale
Guest blog post by Matt Anderson. You can follow Matt on Twitter @supermatt28.
Hello beer lovers! Well the holidays are upon us, and normally this time of year calls for a dark winter ale! However, I have decided to go with something random off the shelf. Being from California I am used to having ready access to a Bevmo, recently one has opened near to where I live. I was walking through the beer aisle, and after picking up two awesome ales from Scotland (the greatest place outside the PNW) I picked up this beer from Washington!
The Whip Ale Pale Ale by Diamond Knot Brewery is a nice golden color and the head is a fluffy white that sits on top on beer for a few minutes before settling down. The aroma is thick with sweetness and a heavy dose of hops. This beer has one of the most pronounced aromas that I can recall on a beer. After experiencing the aroma of this beer I expected some awesome things to happen come tasting time.
I was not let down. This beer has a medium body, but a light flavor. The citrusy sweetness of the hops is evident on first taste, while the bitterness hops often provide is very very faint in the background. Mingled in with all of this is an earthy flavor that rounds the beer out very nicely.
While I would normally want to drink this type of beer in the summer, since a darker heavier beer is better for winter, just crank up the heater and grab the pint bottle of this bad boy. At 6% abv, I suggest you selfishly hog the bottle to yourself, and grab some gourmet mac’n’cheese or some kind of lightly spiced Chicken, perhaps a lemon pepper chicken. Whatever you do, enjoy this beer! PROST!
Over All-Rating: 9
Approachability (for new comers): 10