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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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In celebration of the opening of the Clinton Presidential Library, Diamond Bear Brewing Company introduced its seasonal beer, Presidential IPA. This in beer terms is a "big beer" with lots of flavor. This India Pale Ale has a rich copper color and full body which delivers exceptional body, balanced by a high hop rate. This beer has great aroma with generous amounts of cascade hops to stimulate all of the senses. This is truly a beer fit for a head of state!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 2, 2008
This beer was courtesy of Brett :) I found this was a nice smooth, medium bodied IPA. Pours a clear orange colour with plenty of head and decent lacing. Plenty of grapefruit on the nose, mouthfeel is creamy finishes long and smooth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (8552) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 26, 2008
Bottle… Cloudy golden ale with a large, frothy, off-white head. Lengthy, tight retention. Fairly restrained, breadsy, biscuit aroma with light to medium-roast malts and earthy, citric hops. Medium to full-bodied and creamy with moderate carbonation. Very well-balanced … moderate earthy hop bitterness and moderate caramel malt sweetness. The finish is bittersweet with a whisper of salt at the tail end. Thanks to headbanger for providing the bottle!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 21, 2008
Bottle - A decent IPA. Moderately hoppy with a nice malt base. A bit on the thin side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pinkzambia (1395) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 10, 2008
Bottle: Reddish copper color with a tan head. Apricot hop aroma with a bitter hop flavor. The body is nice and thick but the aftertaste is funky - egg farts and wet cardboard.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Headbanger (3051) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2008
12oz bottle-A hazy amber body with a small ring for a head and an aroma of hops, malt, and a little citrus. Taste of this brew is of the same with the hops becoming more prominent towards the end. Probably my favorite from this brewery.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - MAR 28, 2008
Very simular to their pale ale... probably a little more hoppy. Copper in color, hoppy aroma, and a pleasent hoppy flavor with a hint of pine. Maybe edging out the pale ale as my favorite beer from Diamond Bear.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 26, 2008
Thanks for the bottle, dansting. Darker amber body with a light, yellowish khaki head. The aroma has some sweet notes of cake donuts and orange peel zest. There is also some almonds. The taste is slightly dry with some notes of wood. There is just a hint of grapefruit in the background. A decent IPA, but a little light on the hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2008
apricot color, fluffy off-white head. aroma of hops and sweet tea. pine in the flavor, with a hint of sweet tea. medium bodied. overall, a decent, inoffensive ipa, but not a favorite. if you love ipa, this will strike you as ok.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tilley4 (218) - Huron, Tennessee, USA - FEB 1, 2008
Bottle. Poured a clear golden color with a really nice fluffy white head. Aroma is a little hoppy but also detect the malt balance too. I’m actually sort of surprised with this one. Its not an elite IPA by any means, but it is a nice, solid little IPA. Hoppiness up front with a good amount of bitterness as well. I actually found myself wishing that I had bought more of this one. Nice find here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
handsomejn (65) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 2, 2008
UPDATED: APR 26, 2009 As of late April 09, the recipe has changed. The new brewmeister has added his touch, and the results are wonderful. Bottle pours a light orange copper color, cloudy, nice white top that leaves a nice pattern on the glass. It is very hoppy, yet the flavor comes though as the citrusy, floral hop flavor accentuates the sweet caramel taste. It tastes like an imperial. The long aftertaste is oily pine. The one I drank was out of the first keg tapped. Should be to the retail outlets soon.

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