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RATINGS: 142   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fatehunter (1816) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Poured into a snifter. Golden to amber with a finger of head that held well. A blunt citrus; mostly lemon smell. There is a malty smell lurking in the background but he never really comes out to play. Greeted with a medium bitterness, followed by honey and grapefruit. A balanced, straightforward profile. Crisp, bubbly and medium bodied. This is an easy drinking IPA. When you are looking for a classic IPA to throw back, here it is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Certainly not a very bitter IPA, but looks and tastes nice. The flavor starts out a bit malty/grassy but gets much better as it goes along. Overall, itís a pretty good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
csaso (1811) - Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2011
Bottle - small foamy head, medium - dark amber color, nice hop flavor with a good malt backbone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11048) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 4, 2011
Bottle gifted by Ratman. Pours lightly hazy dark orange/copper with an average, fizzy/frothy white head, medium retention with fair lacing. Aroma is light cereal, straw, and biscuit malt with heavy earthy, floral, and citrus hops and a light fruity ester nose. Flavor is moderately bitter with herbal and earthy hops and some light malt to balance; light fruity esters are present with a dry finish. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation. Happy IPA day to me!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (11754) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Bottle courtesy of Emmasdad (thanks Dan) poured a hazy amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of biscuit earthiness, light pine and light grapefruit zest. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, earthiness, grapefruit zest and a hint of pine with a smooth dry lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (31419) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2011
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, spices, and hops. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, cloves, and malt, leading to a dry and bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (5053) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Location: 12 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 6/1/11

Aroma: The nose has some orange, grapefruit, and caramel notes to it
Appearance: Pours a caramel-brown color with a lasting beige head, good lacing
Flavor: The taste is reasonably sweet up-front with a nice bitter hop finish to it
Palate: Medium (plus) body, a creamy mouthfeel thatís a touch metalic, and a long lasting, dry finish
Overall Impression: Iím finally "enjoying" my first beer from Arkansas, and since Iím going to be spending entirely too much time in Little Rock in the near future, this surely wonít be my last. My second beer of June also happens to be my 2nd new state rating of the month. Thatís some top quality state ticking! As for this beer in particular, it was pretty solid. It leans toward the sweet side, and is something Iíd drink again. Better then I expected (for Arkansas!).

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
Thanks to spycow for sharing this bottle. Served in a Cantillon tulip. Pours a moderate golden-orange color with a single-finger of head with pretty good retention and a light cap on top throughout. The nose is quite strange and reminds me a bit of Corn Pops. Other than that, thereís some light caramel alongside a tiny hint of floral and herbal hops. Quite bready and yeasty underneath. This bready character totally dominates the flavor, and not in a pleasant way. Feel is medium without much bitterness. An odd beer that I did not particularly enjoy. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 12-30-2010

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mora2000 (6097) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2011
Shared by someone at bu11zeyeís Super Bowl tasting. Sorry I donít remember who shared it. The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the toffee and bready malt with some orange and grass notes coming in from the hops. The flavor is similar. I get some grassy and orange citrus hops, as well as some bread from the malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - APR 16, 2011
12oz bottle from Ed Roberts. Thanks man! Hazy amber color with a small bubbly head. Aroma has a good bit of hops in there but thatís about it. Flavor has a hop presence with a minimal malt backing. Slight citrus notes come through but nothing too big. A good beer for this style.

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