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Presidential IPA - Diamond Bear Brewing Company

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Presidential IPAPresidential IPA

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146 Ratings
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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 78
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 15.36%
Wants: 8
Gots: 4 | 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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Photo of millerbuffoon
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

millerbuffoon, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of elkinbrown
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

elkinbrown, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of bwalters31
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

bwalters31, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of jkermitj
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

jkermitj, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of TrappistJohnMD
3.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

TrappistJohnMD, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of Jimmys
2.35/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

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.

Jimmys, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of thejordanc
2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

thejordanc, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of LandWorld
3/5  rDev -9.6%

LandWorld, Jun 15, 2012
Photo of OriolesFan1008
2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

OriolesFan1008, May 31, 2012
Photo of nicoga3000
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

nicoga3000, May 19, 2012
Photo of jtd335
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

jtd335, May 15, 2012
Photo of matthageman
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

matthageman, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of lcdawg
4/5  rDev +20.5%

lcdawg, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of mechanicalprints
4/5  rDev +20.5%

mechanicalprints, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of chocosushi
2.58/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

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?

chocosushi, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of GPHarris
2.63/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

GPHarris, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of AndrewMichael
4/5  rDev +20.5%

AndrewMichael, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of dabeers1013
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

dabeers1013, Jan 15, 2012
Photo of whartontallboy
3/5  rDev -9.6%

whartontallboy, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of BEERchitect
3.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

BEERchitect, Dec 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +20.5%

Amp, Dec 27, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

RoryOMoore, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of LXIXME
3.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

LXIXME, Dec 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev +20.5%

FortSmithHops, Dec 02, 2011
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3/5  rDev -9.6%

akinsja, Nov 28, 2011
Presidential IPA from Diamond Bear Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.