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RATINGS: 140   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!


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sparky (2243) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 21, 2009
Bottle courtesy of ericandersnavy – my first from Arkansas – thanks Eric! Pours a hazy amber with a 2 finger creamy off-white head that results in decent lacing. The nose is sweet malt and light floral hops. The taste is caramel, light citrus and some resin in the finish that lingers for a bit. Medium bodied. Not bad, actually better than anticipated. Thanks again Eric!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lb4lb (2555) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2009
Bottle from thickfreakness. Thanks Charles! Pours orange to amber with a lasting creamy white head. Smell is of caramel and faded hops. Taste is a bit better and has a grainy maltiness and grassy and bitter hay like hop flavor. Lingering bitterness. A bit simple, but not too bad of an IPA, really. Medium body and crisp carbonation. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GMCC2181 (1516) - Newark, Delaware, USA - APR 30, 2009
Bottle from ericandersnavy... Poured into a snifter. Red with an ornage hue. Nice head. Decent aroma of malts and light hops. Taste is malty, not in a bad way. Just not dominated by a hop flavor. Overall an average IPA. Thanks Eric!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Bottle from Thickfreakness at February Houston Tasting. Thanks, Charlie! Arkansas rating in the house! Pours a nice cheddar yellow with an aroma of wheaty rice and doughy hops with a hint of strawberry syrup. Flavor is thin, grassy hops with a floral finish. Slightly better than average mouthfeel. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4145) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Thanks ericandersnavy. The color is bright golden and orange. Two finger sticky yellow head. The nose is earthy, a tad old, piny, earthy, malt heavy. The flavor is earthy, herbal hops, decent bitterness.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2009
bottle thanks to boomer0813. poured a cloudy light amber with an off white head. aroma of malt and floral notes. flavor was grapefruit and floral. light-medium body with high carbonation. very basic IPA at best.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Thanks to thickfreakness for bringing this beer to our February tasting. Very basic IPA...hops, malt, citrus. Standard, but good.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
xs2500 (180) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 14, 2009
Pretty basic IPA not too biter, doesn’t leave much after taste. If other IPA’s sent you running scared this brew might help restore you faith

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Sampled on draft. Poured a clear amber/gold color with a two finger off white head. The aroma was earthy, with floral and caramel malt notes. The flavor was caramel malt based, with a citrus/floral finish. Not quite as bitter as I like them.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2009
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours a cloudy light amber with off-white head. Aroma of some caramel, malt, faint floral. Flavor of malt, some caramel, little hop flavor and small hop bitter. Mouth feel has a medium body with high carbonation. Overall, tastes like a basic IPA.....needs more bitter.


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