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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!

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
emacgee (4025) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   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

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (3764) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 8, 2009
Draft at the brewery. Pours a clear gold with nice light tan head. Very similar to their pale ale in aroma. Caramel and floral hop. Nicely bittered and well balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
after4ever (6129) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 1, 2009
12-oz. Thanks, Headbanger and Hopscotch! You guys rock for hooking me up. Pours cloudy medium amber with a dense, creamy, short-lived tannish head. Peachy, apricotty nose, with a bit of doughy malts and citric sourness there along with them. Creamy medium body. Nicely placed carb. Very smooth and drinkable. Doughy malts, citrus, peach, and apricot on the mid-palate. Mildly sour finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2009
Poured out of a bomber from the brewery thanks to Butters. Pours a mostly clear amber color with a thin white head. Has a tangy orange aroma. Taste was actually pretty mild for 7.3%. I would prefer it to be a bit thicker but does have a crisp hop finish. Easy drinker .

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