Two Term Double IPA - Diamond Bear Brewing Company
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Reviews by tobelerone:
2.98/5 rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
This is a pretty mediocre DIPA, at best, but I wasn’t really expecting all that much going in. First beer I’ve tried brewed in Arkansas.
Looks nice enough; decent clarity, orange-gold body, average head, retention, and lacing. Significant malt aroma; I get malty notes a few feet from the glass, putting me in the mind of bread, caramel, and dry cat food to some extent. Some grapefruit and pine aroma lurking around underneath.
Fortunately there’s a wee bit more balance in the flavor but it’s still led by sweet, chewy, bready malts. Not much of that cat food thing going here, thankfully. If you have cats you should know what I’m talking about; it’s the smell when you open the dry food bag and this beer has it. Hmmm. Again there is moderate grapefruit and pine hop character and accompanying bitterness, but the beer is mostly sticky and on the sweet side rather than dry and bitter. Booze makes its presence felt slightly.
The body is medium-full, carbonation is moderate; feels a little heavy and clunky. This is simply not all that well done or very appealing, I’m afraid.
Serving type: bottle
12-06-2012 13:32:24 | More by tobelerone
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3.79/5 rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: Pours a golden orange with a thin whitish head that fades quickly, leaving some lacing on the glass.
Smell: Citrus fruits at the forefront with some malty sweetness, followed by resiny hops and earthy notes.
Taste: More of the aroma with malty sweetness overpowering any apparent bitterness. Slight bitter character but smooth drinking overall.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with solid carbonation and easy drinking at 8.5%. Not overly bitter due to the abundance of malt to balance out the hops.
Overall: A solid DIPA here that is definitely worth a try. I've had many better beers of the style but this is good nonetheless.
Serving type: on-tap
07-25-2013 22:11:27 | More by Mikecap
2.04/5 rDev -41.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25
12oz Bottle from the brewery. Pours a bright copper body, ample white cap, looks promising compared to other DB fare. Smells weakly of musty cat pee, apricots, pineapple; this does not have the nose a IIPA should have. Taste is similar, muted hop notes of dried mango, musty tea leaves, the malt body comes through as a pleasant and light caramel and toffee. Mouthfeel is creamy with prickly carbonation. This is what I would call a regular IPA in the NW, and one past it's shelf life at that (even though it was bought fresh from the brewery). Use *fresh* whole hops in your late boil and dry hop additions!!!!
Serving type: bottle
05-20-2013 11:26:42 | More by youradhere
Two Term Double IPA from Diamond Bear Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.