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RATINGS: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.17/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (7930) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Wowzers, I finally finally get to try this. It has been on my ‘wants’ list for years. Poured up on tap at GABF 2012 with a nice clear gold body that supports a light tan head. The mild aroma offers up snippets of spicy hops, a touch of grapefruit and then just a hint of sweet malts. The taste has a nice bitterness that is mostly grapefruit and orange like citrus hops and then to midway and into the finish a sliver of malt sweetened citrus hop flavor comes to the surface to round this out with a touch of balance. This is a pretty darn tasty IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Medium amber small head musty hop aroma watery hop flavor. Served at GABF 2012.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (4021) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle at Damgoode pies. Pours dark orange with a thin white head. Not much on the nose but a bit of pine that fades real quick. Not much on the tongue. I’ve never been this bored by an IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rumproasts (4698) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2012
bottle. amber with small head. underwhelming hops both in quantity and flavor. caramel malt and soapy aftertaste. yuck.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
smith4498 (3434) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Bottle from a trade with Pawola22. Pours hazy amber color with off white head. Aromas of caramel and citrus. Caramel and toasted malt flavors with some pine and citrus. Medium body with average carbonation. Thanks Brian.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RuneStumo (2524) - Haugesund, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2012
04.08.2012. 12 fl. oz. Bottle. The Flying Saucer, Little Rock, AR. Orange colour with white head. Aroma is malty with notes of hops and yeast . Taste is bold and hoppy. Medium body. Finish is malty with notes of some sweetness. This is a good IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jtclockwork (13012) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Bottle thanks to Pawola22. Pours caramel amber. Off white head. Nose/taste of toasted grain, musky pineapple and caramel malt. Lighter bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigDogLiquor (31) - Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA - AUG 6, 2012
This is not as strong as a typical IPA but for my first foray into IPA beerdom it was a welcome brew. I really enjoyed the copper tone and the thick hoppy head that stays well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (19543) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Draft. Clear amber color, small white head, fair lacing. Aroma of black pepper and caramel. Taste has fruit and caramel. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
darthal68 (15) - - JUN 24, 2012
To me this is a great non mass market IPA. Has a good flavor, aroma and color. Lots of people rate this IPA low but I think most are use to mass market IPAs

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