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RATINGS: 144   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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mora2000 (6151) - 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 (2486) - , 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
chibuck (3509) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (6560) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chicowv (477) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Onionkid (376) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - NOV 5, 2010
Bottle. Pours a cloudy amber color, with a decent head. The aroma is very citrus-based, orange-zest and grapefruit. The taste is of a lot of hops, but nothing in particular stands out. It has a kind of muddied grapefruit taste, some pineiness to it...a bit of a grassy flavor to it. Has a bitter finish, but again not one that particularly stands out. All in all, not a bad IPA but itís not doing anything for me really, and god knows as an Arkansan Iíd love to brag about this beer if possible. Not bad, not great...donít go out of your way for it. Iíd really like to head down to Little Rock and try some of their Two-Term Presidential IPA, thatís for sure! 7.3% alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2010
sample from the pitcher @ GABF on 9/17/10. orange pour with a thin white head. light citrus hop nose. medium body that falls a bit short in bitterness. light citrus notes, somewhat dry feel. average bitter finish. overall a bland and boring IPA, but not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (6251) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2010
Bottle. Poured with a quick pile-up of airy foam over a rusty orange-amber beer. The aroma is slightly musty, but the first quaff is extremely so. Metallic, grassy and citric, the almost moldy edge detracts, but not enough to keep this from being enjoyable. (#3975, 9/2/2010)

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