Presidential IPA - Diamond Bear Brewing Company
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3.28/5 rDev -0.9%
Pours dark amber with white head that dissipates pretty quickly.
Smell is floral with hint of tangerine.
Taste is sweet malt up front. There is a rank bitterness to it. Not the crisp refreshing bitterness that a good IPA has.
Mouthfeel is light bodied. Good carbonation.
Overall this was only fair.
08-05-2012 01:00:37 | More by TrappistJohnMD
2.35/5 rDev -29%
review from notes on 6.20.12. 12 oz bottle.
A: very hazed. a shade lighter than red/amber. head is bright white, lacing and retention are average.
S: caramel and toffee jump out of the glass. dried fruit. fig or prune. pancake mix. a little bit of fusel alcohol. in conclusion, nothing about this nose is saying IPA to me.
T: sweet malts, similar to the nose. minor bitterness back there. dry. milano cookie. very dry. raisins. more fruit than hop.
M: lower carb. on a medium body.
D: pretty one-note for me and not in a good hoppy way. malt sweetness into abyss...ive had the Two-Term in addition to the Presidential from Diamond Bear and while i thought the Two-Term was better, both are far away from any great AIPA or DIPA.
07-09-2012 22:24:54 | More by Jimmys
2.58/5 rDev -22.1%
Served Celler Temp -> Saison Dupont Becker
A ~ Pours pale filtered amber with a promising 3 inch head with very consistent lace.
S ~ Very Mild citrus and bits of grass. Touches of pale malt and caramel. Mild nose if ya ask me.
T ~ Spiced oranges with a pale malt backbone. Doughy mid palette with a hint of wet leaves and zest. Oyster crackers?
M ~ Medium in body. Things aren't too thin here which makes it not horrible. Bittering is light and carbonation is light.
D ~ A very "safe" IPA you could buy for friends who don't dig hoppy beers or are seeking a new session brew. Not a standout, drinks like water. Very drinkable by any means, but won't be a repeat purchase for me.
Why is it a Presidential IPA in the first place?
02-17-2012 22:22:58 | More by chocosushi
2.63/5 rDev -20.5%
a - poured a one finger thick bubbly tan head into a shaker glass that left nice lacing and sheeting throughout. the body was a slightly hazy, cloudy copper color.
s - muted grapefruit with a more toffee and baked apple aroma. definitely more sweet than hoppy.
t - grainy, bready with some slight citrus hops here but i had to search to find them. not much of a hop punch here.
m - medium thickness, slick.
o - incredibly ordinary and boring. more hops please. might be good for people new to ipas but not for me.
01-30-2012 17:20:26 | More by GPHarris
3.25/5 rDev -1.8%
With training wheels firmly attached, this is the IPA that can take you from the security of American Pale Ales and into the more daringly bitter world of India Pale Ales.
Presidential IPA pours with a medium amber color, closely linked to copper and bronze. The beer builds a creamy off-white head that forms, retains, and laces as well as is perscribed by the style- a very handsome ale.
Caramel and butterscotch kick off the surprisingly balanced aroma; and with the quick charge of piney, grassy, and citrusy hops. Apple and bread dough allow for an estery and aged character to accompany the malty/hoppy dance.
As with aromas, the medium malty richness carries a little more weight than expected with flavors that are reminescent of caramel, butterscotch, and sweet breads (unfortunately on the stale side). The hoppy rebuttal balances the malt with a mix of white and red grapefruit pulp, orange zest, lemon, pine resin, and herbal grasses- all in even proportions with malt, careful not to dominate. Apple character carries an almost bruised fruit flavor and begins to detract from taste as the beer warms.
Medium bodied, the moderate malty richness is carried by creamy carbonation initially. With only moderate dryness from hops, the beer largely requires the warming alcohol to finish the beer.
Although the beer balances wonderfully, I generally prefer IPAs to showcase hop aroma and flavor far beyond the malts and thus prefer this sweeter and maltier version lesser so. Apple, butter, and stale bread character further deminish the drinkability of the beer somewhat- perhaps use of degrading ingredients or simply old beer.
12-28-2011 05:46:15 | More by BEERchitect
3.1/5 rDev -6.3%
Poured from an inch or so above the glass gives you a super sized off white head above a clear honey golden colored beer.
A light sour on a citrus hops aroma is quite noticeable.
The taste is more of the light sour citrus with a dry slightly bitter hops taste.
A medium bodied beer that leaves a lightly sour dry aftertaste.
An alright IPA but, these guys do better with their Paradise Porter and some of their other stuff.
12-08-2011 22:49:30 | More by LXIXME
3.6/5 rDev +8.8%
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.
10-17-2011 20:17:36 | More by Fatehunter
Presidential IPA from Diamond Bear Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.