Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
From the bottle at SAVOR 2011.
Pours a clear golden color with an average white head. A slight amount of lacing as it goes down before setting into a thin collar. The nose was really grainy with some slight citrus and floral hops in the background. Similarly, the taste was just overrun with grainy malt and bordered on being tannic. Body was medium and dry with some slight bitterness in the finish. I wasnít a big fan.
Serving type: bottle
ben4321 (4744) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Colonial Wine and Spirits, 6/6/11
Aroma: The nose is fairly citrusy, orange notes, a bit of candied sugar, and floral hop notes
Appearance: It pours a pretty much clear orange color with a frothy beige head and some lace
Flavor: The taste is fairly sweet for the style, orange candy sweetness, citrus and floral hops
Palate: The body is medium (plus), and it kind of coats the mouth with a lasting, cloying feel to it
I guess ye ole description could use an update, as this one is available in 12 oz bottles (I would know as I am currently drinking one). Anyway, this was actually rather solid. Considering that this is one of the (very) few breweries in a beer-lacking state, I wasnít really expecting much from them, but so far their stuff has not been too bad. Iíll keeping drinking Diamond Bear brews when Iím in town.
bytemesis (4597) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - thanks Mora2000 for state #49! Pours hazy amber with a small off-white head that dissipates quickly with good lacing. Aroma is caramel, pine. Flavor is the same, medium sweet and lightly bitter; piney hops and caramel malts dominate. Bitterness increases to the finish and becomes slightly metallic. Medium body, oily mouthfeel. Actually not bad, likely a bit old. Bottle was notched "07" but I am not sure which year, or if that was a bottled on or a best buy date.
ChainGangGuy (4530) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: Pours out a hazed, muted orange-hued body with an off-white (faintly yellowed) head.
Smell: Peppery notes and resiny hints integrated into a scent of orange marmalade atop the base maltiness yielding notes of bready pale malts, a little bit of golden syrup. Slight whiffs of alcohol, too.
Taste: Bready pale maltiness with a modest sweetness akin to treacle in the fore. Floral, citrusy hops, slightly resinous with a moderate degree of hop bitterness. As with the nose, a little alcohol showing. Dry, bitterish, citric finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Itíll do in a pinch!
travita (4415) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler thanks to barzigkin. The smell is citrus, pine, caramel, hops, and fruits. The look is clear, golden in color, with a light beige head. The taste is hops, pine, slight fruits, and decent bitterness.
RobertDale (4261) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAR 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a dark golden orange with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and malt. Taste is grapefruit, other citrus, pine, and malt. Finish is bitter. OK.
jkwalking05 (4202) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted in 2010 (backlog). Gold in color with a small white head. Aroma is of grass, spicy hops, and light citrus. Taste is of grass and grain.
rumproasts (4130) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 27, 2012
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Tap. Golden with one finger head. Soapy and bitter. Light hops. I canít believe someone recommended this to me. This is awful. Are all beers in AR complete shit?
Cavie (4042) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler courtesy of our new friend BarZigKin. Clear orange color. White fizzy head. Large hop head right off the bat. Some edgy grains and light spice. Taste is hops and grain, molded plastic and punchy fruit. Strong but something on the finish holds it back. Best Iíve had from diamond bear however.
HonkeyBra (3724) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at GABF 2011. Pours an amberish orang with a small white head. Aroma has a lot of citrus and floral notes. Unfortunately, the flavor is cardboard and mild hops. Kind of flabby on the tongue. Oxidized for sure. Hard to put even my total 1 oz. pour back. This is sad because the aroma hinted at great things for this beer. I will re-rated if I get a better sample of this beer. This was very cool to try, though.