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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16   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!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29281) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (3916) - 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!).

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Thorpe429 (5012) - , 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

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mora2000 (5678) - 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.

3.2
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2011
on tap at the brewery pours gold with a medium white head. Aroma is pine, dank hops. Flavor is toast, nutty character like almonds with a strong hop presence in the finish with pine and cascade. Finishes with a little bit of metallic astringency.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jrallen34 (3483) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Huge thanks to Chris for the elusive Arkansas tick...Medium orange pour, light tope head that is ok...A very malty aroma, tons of caramel, only the lightest bit of hops. Average, but too much alcohol...The taste is not good at all, caramel malt dominates this, hardly any hops, weird taste and feel. Not as bad as I expected, but not good by any means. Below average IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (4930) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2011
ESBLS tasting. A hazy copper beer that has almost no head. Caramel nose. Grapefruit hops effect in the front of the sip but that soon smoothed out with caramel and pine. Not overwhelming at all but well balanced. Quite pleasant and enjoyable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chicowv (455) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2010
On draft at Little Rock Airport: Pours a rich copper with a small white head. Slow CO2 release. Aroma is hoppy with a crisp, citrus and floral spectrum. Palate is acidic on the front, and smooth and slightly bitter on finish. Taste is a nice balance but hop dominated. Smooth with a slight bitter aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
jar72404 (426) - USA - NOV 18, 2010
On tap at bonefish in Little Rock. No detectable aroma. Flavor is bitter with some piney hoppiness. Some soapiness prevents me from enjoying it. Not sure itís from the beer or the glass.


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