Presidential IPA - Diamond Bear Brewing Company

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Presidential IPAPresidential IPA

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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 79
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 8
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Diamond Bear Brewing Company visit their website
Arkansas, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Malt Varieties - 2 Row Pale, Caramel 40, Carapils
Hop Varieties - Goldings, Cascade, Fuggles, Amarillo
Original Gravity - 15.3*P
Bitterness Units - 57
Packaging Options - 12oz Bottles, 1/2bbl, 1/6bbl

(Beer added by: karst on 12-02-2005)
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5/5  rDev +50.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +35.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +28%

Photo of jimiboozer
4.05/5  rDev +22%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Color Hazy reddish amber/heavy tan foam & lacing

Nose Pink grapefruit juice, sweet tanginess, malty middle, fresh cream

Palate Crisp, tart, citrus zing, sweet middle, pithy tang all the way

Body Creamy, tight froth, grassy toward the back

Finish Green vines of the hop notes take over just in time

Notes A fresh foray into local brewery Diamond Bear shows Arkansans can do a good IPA. All the right elements are here without an intense battle to go over the top as some can.

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of barleywinebrewer
4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

what a neat beer from a brewery I'd otherwise never get to try! a hash in the 12 box on the side of the bottle make me think this was bottled in December.

A - rich golden color with a solid offwhite head

S - grassy hops and grainy malt texture dominate, undertone of biscuits.

T - solid american IPA! Solid piney / grassy hops blend with a citric kick on a biscuit malt / grainy malt base.

M - light bodied, nicely carbonated, crisp finish

D - bold without being outrageous. Went quite well with dinner and even used a splash in a recipe with good results!

Photo of TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired from via trade from davey, so a big "Thank You" goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep orange/amber color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malts, floral hops and some citrus.

T: The taste is malty and sweet up front with flavors of caramel and citrus. There's a strong but not over-powering hops bitterness that comes in next and creates a very good balance. The after-taste is sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a nice IPA that is that is worth drinking for a while.

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the beer of the month club.

Has a hazy yellow-orange hue, good amount head (poured into a goblet. Nice lacing down the side. Earthy and citrus notes in the smell. The taste is malty, brown sugary, and a nice kick of hops, making for a decently bitter aftertaste. About medium on the amount of carbonation, good drinkability. I like the beer.

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev +20.5%

Photo of scoobybrew
3.93/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured from the bottle into a pint glass.

A - light amber color, great foamy head with good retention

S - modest American-like hop aroma with strong malt behind it

T - assertive American-like hop flavor with a strong malt backbone, nice lingering hop finish

M - medium body, moderate carbonation

D - This is quite a nice American IPA. I suppose I didn't expect much as Arkansas isn't really known for a brewing state and, well, I assumed (incorrectly) that it would be a bit toned down. While it's not the hoppiest American IPA out there, it still delivers quite a bit.

Photo of mikesgroove
3.88/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

State number 48 for me is down now! Took me what seemed like forver to be able to get ahold of something from down here! Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 10/17/2009.

Simply amazing pour and I was really shocked by this. Rich amber in color with a huge head of white that towered over the glass and really dropped a ton of side glass lace up and down the glass. Aroma was a bit light and a nice mix of biscuity malts and a touch of orange hops. Decent notes of sweetness in here for sure. I reach for the first sip and it is very smooth. Rich medium body with more then adequate carbonation leads me into a rich buttery sweet taste that is acceneted nicely by rich hop notes. Light citrus and pine accent it well and leave a very nice and semi dry flavor in the finish.

Overall this was pretty solid in my book and better then what I thought it would be. Glad to have put this one in my belt.

Photo of NJpadreFan
3.83/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Diamond Bear- Presidential IPA

Thanks to Davey for this 1!

A- Glowing golden amber brown with a huge thick sticky head.
S- Very faint citrus hops with a light buttery caramel malt.
T- Very sweet butter/ caramel malt balanced nicely with a slightly bitter grapefruit citrus hop finish.
M- Big evenly blended sweet caramel malt and slight bitter tart citrus hops. Buttery smooth.

Overall- Wow, this was good! Big malt and hops yet so smooth!

Photo of tpd975
3.83/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to davey for knocking another state off the list. I am almost to 52.

A: Pours a beautiful amber color with a huge rocky off white head. Insane retention with lacing to match.

S: Lots of caramel malt with hints of honey. A touch of citrus can be picked up.

T: Really tasty actually. The malt is there in a nice way to provide balance. Mostly caramel with light honey, and a hint of fresh bread. The hop profile is sort of big to be honest. I don't know if I got an uber fresh batch or what but this one is pretty hopped up. Mostly fresh citrus, with notes of grapefruit rind. There is a nice bitterness in the finish that is very grassy and floral.

M: Wonderful carbonation, smooth, with a pretty dry bitter finish.

D: Good, I like this one. If I lived in Arkansas I think I would always have some on hand.

Photo of Boto
3.83/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Draught @ Little Rock Airport: This one pours a slightly orangish-amber color. There was a bit of a head on it with some lacing. The aroma is good, with notes of citrus and grassiness. It is a touch weak for an IPA, however. The taste is also decent enough, with a decent malt body in the background. Maybe we have all become a little de-sensitized to hops with all the IPA’s out there, but it could have used a bit more. Still, this was VERY drinkable.

Photo of BeachRez
3.83/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received through BeerMonthClub.com

Poured into glass gave very nice deep amber color. Very nice head, didn't drop quickly.

The smell was more sweet than citricy. Subtle hop aroma.

The taste was clean. Pretty balanced although very mild. The hops didn't overpower and gave a good fruity aftertaste.

This would be a good warm weather semi-sessionable beer. I would have again if possible.

Photo of dotsonjamesg
3.8/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Diamond Bear: Presidential IPA

Appearance: 3-finger, mousy, thick, off-white head. The brew contains a deep copper color and cloudy haze. The brew has some descent lacing and retention here as well.

Smell: Caramel malts, rich with hops, a tinge of apple cascade my nasal passages.

Taste: The initial sip is smooth with subtle flavor of malts, hops, and alcohol then lingers in to an intense and pleasant nutty and bitter aftertaste. I expected a little more of kick for an American IPA but there are definately some descent qualities here. I suppose I am also use to breweries being a little more generous concerning hop content with their IPAs.

Mouthfeel: Maybe a little light on the carbonation but its fairly pleasant.

Drinkability: Its mild flavor and pleasant aftertaste make for great drinkability and the alcohol content, a whopping 7.4% is a great touch. Just be careful if you plan on having a whole six pack like me =)

Overall: I wouldn't go as far as to say Diamond Bear is a beer-enthusiasts dream but they do make a good quality brew -at a reasonable price- that can make as big of beer-geek as me stay satisfied; and I am one who is EXTREMELY picky of my ales. I also recommend the Paradise Porter if you haven't tried it yet.

Cheers!

-Dotson

Photo of Wheelinb
3.8/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this while on a trip to Arkansas. We were at the Flying Saucer in Little Rock and asked what the best local beer was and the bartender poured us a Presidential IPA.

It had a fairly typical hop and malt smell that you get with a typical IPA. Good color with a solid head. We were drinking from a bottle poured into a glass by the way. I had a full body and was very drinkable with little aftertaste. This is a good beer worth trying. We even picked up a couple six packs to bring home.

Photo of joepais
3.78/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to ckeegan04 for this one. My bottle was poured into a standard pint glass .Nice hazy amber body brew toped of with a good two fingers worth of off white head that turned to a nice big thick clumps of lace.

Aromas of pine and grapefruit filled my nose a real nice hop presence

Flavors of hops come up first then are tamed by the malts the mouthfeel is medium and crisp in the carbonation department.

Drinkability is great on this brew was a great beer to sit back and relax with.

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Presidential IPA from Diamond Bear Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.