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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!

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Fatehunter (1414) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BVery (7103) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Bottle hunted down for me by my parents - thanks! Clear rich reddish orange pour with a smaller head. Stale hops, spice, bread, and some pine. Would like to try fresher.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
"Cascade citrusy hops semi a little muted. More biscuity malt than I like bit not too bad. But the orange and grapefruit hop notes are subdued, making this an average iPa."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drsordr (1268) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle pour dark copper with brown to amber hue. Nose sweet malt, slight floral and dank hop. Taste moderate bitter up front, slightly spicy, mid palate a little flat and watered down. Moderate bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6030) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 11, 2014
Clear amber color with ivory head. Mild pine, floral, honey malt aromas. Medium body with average co2. Nice grainy malt sweet flavor with some pine hoppage___drying out to finish---not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
firefly765 (149) - - JUN 23, 2014
12 ounce bottle pours a orange copper color With lots of hop particles with a moderate white head that dissipates quickly. Nice citrus and piney aromas. Light bodied with high carbonation. Nice piney flavor but seems to end abruptly.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jackl (5057) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle from Guess Who? Amber pour with a small head. The nose is pretty much non-existent. The absence of aroma. Some caramel and melon if I’m being charitable. The taste has some light pine and lemon hop accents. Strong caramelised orange. Caramel malt body. Medium body, soft carbonation. Tastes old. Still, worse than average for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
troyc (2585) - Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2014
[Bottle] Pours a bright orange color with a large white head. Mildly hoppy aroma is grassy and citrusy. More maltiness than expected in the nose. Muddled caramel and citrus flavors abound. Not as thin as some of their other offerings. Hints of skunk and alcohol. Tasting notes from 11/2011.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ContemplateBeer (1608) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Aroma:Light grapefruit and very light spicy hop character pairs with cereal malts; definitely a bit low-key compared to some of the premier IPAs. Appearance: Turbid medium copper body with a frothy light tan head that settles into an ever-present film. Flavor: Cereal and spice up front with some grapefruit joining shortly thereafter; the cereal is quite sweet, like Corn Puffs or Honey Smacks. The finish does dry up a little. Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: Just not a very good IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kathouse (1139) - Nevada, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Light golden with a white head. Plenty of pine hop aroma, light body, and balanced bitterness. Decent IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - NOV 3, 2013
FROM NOTES: July 16, ’12 Poured on draft at The Bulldog-Jackson into a pint glass. A: Very Mild citrus and grass notes. Hints of pale malt and caramel. Very underwhelming nose for an IPA. A: Pours an orange-copper with a finger of head that had good retention and left a bit of lacing. T: Malt up front with citrusy hops letting their presence be known mid taste. Finished with a spicy hop note. P: Medium body, moderate carbonation. O: In a word, pedestrian. Not bad, not great, not memorable, but drinkable and sessionable.

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