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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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
handsomejn (71) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 2, 2008
UPDATED: APR 26, 2009 As of late April 09, the recipe has changed. The new brewmeister has added his touch, and the results are wonderful. Bottle pours a light orange copper color, cloudy, nice white top that leaves a nice pattern on the glass. It is very hoppy, yet the flavor comes though as the citrusy, floral hop flavor accentuates the sweet caramel taste. It tastes like an imperial. The long aftertaste is oily pine. The one I drank was out of the first keg tapped. Should be to the retail outlets soon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5136) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2010 This beer came in my beer of the month club. Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright red-orange-amber color with a huge orange-tan head. The aroma was moderately strong grapefruit and pine. The flavor was strong with sweet grapefruit, orange and pine with a light floral hop presence and light nutty malts with a hint of cocoa. The finish was long, sweet and fruity. The body was fairly thick and full. Well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4686) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 7, 2011
Certainly not a very bitter IPA, but looks and tastes nice. The flavor starts out a bit malty/grassy but gets much better as it goes along. Overall, it’s a pretty good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 30, 2004
(growler from the brewery) lovely deep copper. Nice hops aroma. Only a small head. Solid malt body (even a bit biscuit-y as it warmed up) with a nice pine/citrus hops finish. Nice holiday IPA, a la S-N Celebration.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RSRIZZO (1871) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2008
(Bottle courtesy of Headbanger). Aroma is malty with a little yeast and just a hint of hops. Color is a hazy orange gold with good carbonation and thin head. Taste is bold and hoppy. Starting with a medium body it goes down with a rich feel. Finish comes in malty and sweet with a bread like yeast flavor then a mild citrus and an even bitterness. After taste is hop flavor with the sweet building up a little before leaving you with a bitterness on the back of your tongue. This is a very good IPA, its bold and rich without overdoing it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fsbw21086 (336) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Excellent IPA. Full flavor, full bodied and enjoyable to drink. Nice subtle citrus notes and complexity that make this a really well done IPA. I also get a buttery flavor that was quite different than other IPAs. Drank it straight out of the bottle and enjoyed it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 7, 2005
When the growler was being filled at the brewery I could instantly smell the hops. Very nice. Reminds me a lot of SN Celebration (as koweltje mentioned), and is every bit as good. Actually I like it more. Slight alcohol burn. Very, very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2007
[235-20070324] 355mL. Sweet orange citrus hoppy aroma. Hazy, orange brown body with some bubbles throughout and a medium lasting foamy light tan head. Strong flavour notes sweet grassy citrus and light caramel with a bitter aftertaste. Medium body, seems complex. A nicely rounded medium IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crazyvin (2009) - New York, USA - SEP 11, 2009
poured a nice copper hue with a nice frothy white head that had good retention. Aroma had a pleasant pine note mix with a typical citrus note too it. There was a subtle almost grainy note to the aroma it was slightly offsetting but not significantly Flavor had a good hop profile and was fairly balanced out with sweet malt notes. Finish was full as was the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BigDogLiquor (31) - Pine Bluff, Arkansas, USA - AUG 6, 2012
This is not as strong as a typical IPA but for my first foray into IPA beerdom it was a welcome brew. I really enjoyed the copper tone and the thick hoppy head that stays well.

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