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Two Term Double IPA - Diamond Bear Brewing Company

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67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 14.77%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Diamond Bear Brewing Company visit their website
Arkansas, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Bitterbill on 12-05-2009)
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youradhere

Arkansas

2.04/5  rDev -42%
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
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jl28r1

Texas

2.25/5  rDev -36.1%

06-28-2013 14:21:51 | More by jl28r1
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TheBishopco

Tennessee

2.5/5  rDev -29%

04-29-2012 02:15:12 | More by TheBishopco
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Thorpe429

Illinois

2.58/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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 wasn't a big fan.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2011 12:55:40 | More by Thorpe429
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Compton25

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

05-10-2013 12:33:20 | More by Compton25
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twiggamortis420

Texas

2.98/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle pours a hazed orange color with a thick cap of white froth. Sticky and leaves nice lace.

Nose is just as much malty as hoppy, with a leafy hop note to go along with a rich, honeyed caramel malt. Alcohol is noticeable as well.

Taste is a bit redeeming as some nice hop bitterness comes forth to combat the sweet, caramel maltiness. Full mouthfeel is to be expected with such a sweet offering...it is not a half bad strong ale, but lacks a bit in a crowded DIPA category.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 20:25:46 | More by twiggamortis420
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tobelerone

Connecticut

2.98/5  rDev -15.3%
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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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3/5  rDev -14.8%

06-20-2014 16:05:39 | More by atlbravsrno1
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -14.8%

10-18-2013 15:09:57 | More by ygtbsm94
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StephenDeej


3/5  rDev -14.8%

12-31-2012 22:23:45 | More by StephenDeej
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intangible

Missouri

3/5  rDev -14.8%

07-06-2014 18:09:19 | More by intangible
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Houser

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -14.8%

12-22-2013 20:10:08 | More by Houser
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trxxpaxxs

New York

3/5  rDev -14.8%

12-13-2013 21:26:50 | More by trxxpaxxs
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brewerburgundy

California

3.08/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served in a pint glass at the Smoke & Barrel, Fayetteville.

Dark straw in color reminiscent of a wheat beer. Lighter in color than Diamond Bear Presidential IPA by my reckoning. Good sticky little head and average lacing.

Not much of a nose. Only slight pine and a whiff of orange peel, as well as some fairly sweet caramel malt.

Weak orange-y, cascade-y with solvent and fairly prominent alcohol. Soapy bitterness, coriander. Moderate to heavy bitterness but not on an overwhelming level. Pineapple, grass.

Slick alcoholic body with balanced carbonation.

I'm not impressed with the attempt. All they've done is to up the alcohol without improving the flavor or aroma. This is drinkable for a pint, but the alcohol is sufficient to effect you. There are many superior options, including the normal Diamond Bear IPA.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2010 20:37:35 | More by brewerburgundy
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n2185

North Carolina

3.1/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a clear honey color with two fingers of white head that fades into a thin layer with little lacing.

S: Sweet citrus dominates here with oranges and pineapple followed by a caramel sweetness and slight pine notes.

T: Grapefruit and earthy pine hop flavors dominate here with some caramel sweetness as well. The finish is moderately bitter.

M: Medium body and carbonation, this beer is slightly on the thick side for my tastes.

O: An alright DIPA overall, though nothing special. It's a bit simplistic and may be a little past it's prime, but not too shabby (especially considering how extremely limited beer choices are here in Arkansas).

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2012 02:06:42 | More by n2185
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Bitterbill

Wyoming

3.13/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle courtesy of russpowell. Thanks Russ!

The label has the numbers 1-12 with the 1(Jan) notched. Bottled on or best by?

It pours a hazy orange with a 2 finger head of foam and has some nice lacing. Excellent head retention and lacing retention.

The smell is mostly grass with just a tad bit of some sort of malt peeking through. Hard to say what impact is has on the smell.

Grassy hops start things off, some bready malt about mid palate, it finishes bitter like an aspirin but still retains a bit of bread. This is a pretty straight forward DIPA that doesn't confuse my palate with a complex flavours...I kind of wish it did. Gotta say, the alcohol is hidden very well.

Medium body, medium carbonation, pretty good mouth feel but, I hate saying but, but, I don't find it all that drinkable despite the lack of a boozy punch. The flavours just don't do it for me.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2011 00:13:03 | More by Bitterbill
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

3.18/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

review from notes, 6.15.12. 12 oz bottle.

A: hazed amber, not too hazy, but definitely not clear. off-white sticky head. good lacing/retention.

S: earthy hop mixes with a thick malted aroma. maple brown sugar oatmeal. not piney, but more of a cantaloupe or weak mango aroma. definitely some residual sugary smell.

T: vanilla and toffee notes with a body that doesnt scream hoppy. bitter fusel alcohol notes towards the finish. melon. finish is slightly bitter, but mostly dry.

M: not overly meaty. carb is definitely on the milder side. fine bubbles, velvety feel. cant decide if it is better or worse like this or with a firm carbonation.

D: overall, unimpressive. not a bad beer, but too many beers are excelling in this category and this one feel short for me. imo, add more hops.

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2012 22:10:17 | More by Jimmys
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.23/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from an inch or so above the glass gives one a super big head, over half the glass worth of head that takes its time to recede into a pretty decent lacing that just sort of sits there.

The aroma and taste are very much the same, a light sour citrusy hops with hints of oranges.

A medium bodied beer that is a pretty decent drink but to me doesn't quite live up to the double IPA name one would expect.

I did like the dryness of the aftertaste though.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2011 23:02:13 | More by LXIXME
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Seabass1964

Arkansas

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

02-26-2014 05:12:16 | More by Seabass1964
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

12-06-2013 22:27:53 | More by AlaskanYoung
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target88

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

12-05-2013 17:03:50 | More by target88
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.3/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer served in a wine glass sort of. Beer is yellow and hazy, thin white head of small bubbles, some lacing, low carbonation.

Aroma is piny and malty, a very malty IPA.

Beer is super sweet and piny in the body. This is a heavy heavy IPA, it is a malt forward sweet mess of a beer. I don't like it. There are plenty of IPAs that do this better.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2011 18:00:00 | More by drabmuh
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Into a pint glass. Nice two fingers of foam head. Cloudy copper with lots of bubbles visible.
A soft grapefruit smell.
Bold pine and lemon taste. An almost crushing bitterness without let up.
Medium body and moderate carbonation.
A solid double IPA. From beginning to end it lets you know with its bitterness. A little more complex taste would be bonus.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2012 18:38:59 | More by Fatehunter
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SickGnar

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Plenty of head, great retention, and spectacular lacing. Golden amber and slightly hazy. With distinct legs, it looks like the hefty beer it claims to be (8.5%).

S: Crystal malts dominate the nose. Faint alcohol. Hops are in the background and sort of vague, certainly less than expected for a big IPA.

T: Malty and a touch sweet. Lots of caramel, some toffee, hints of honey-like sweetness. Slightly grainy at the margins. Hops are definitely there for bittering, but seem to just balance the malts. Citrus rind and maybe some pine. General C-hop impression. Not really noticing the booze in the palate. Actually, it is pretty clean for its size. It has plenty of malts, but I was expecting a bit more complexity. The biggest thing, though, is the shyness of the hops (especially for aroma and flavor).

M: A bit beyond medium body with okay carbonation level. Slightly slick and a little bit sticky. Semi-sweet finish with alcohol warmth.

D: Doesn't really smell or taste as big as it looks, feels, and is. But is clearly not a session beer (too much body & abv). It is more of a sitting and thinking beer. Mostly I was wondering were the hops were. It would also have been nice to have some more complexity to contemplate in a beer of this size. Overall there is nothing really wrong with it, but there does seem to be room for improvement.

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2010 02:45:45 | More by SickGnar
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Gus_13

Mississippi

3.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Sam Adams glass.

Color has a golden/honey hue to it. Decent 1 finger head that faded into a thin ring. Does have a good amount of head lacing as you drink. Very good carbonation on this brew. Bubbles coming from bottom and sides through out the drink.

Smells of piney, floral hops with a touch of sweetness again from a honey type properties maybe. Mostly floral/citrus type notes that are expected in an IPA. Little bit amped up as it isn't double IPA.

At first taste it has a good hop front bitterness that turns into the sweetness the smell leads on. Aftertaste is what you would expect from a double IPA. Not too over bearing. You do know you are drinking something hoppy and a little stronger than a standard IPA. Very faint alcohol warmness at the end and after you are done drinking. Nothing too overwhelming though. It fits it well an males for a good drink. At 8.5% ABV it's not a session beer, but it is a beer I could have maybe 2-3 of. Good summertime late afternoon beer.

Overall this is a good drink. It's not the best Douple/Imperial IPA, but it fits a niche for those who haven't had one and could try this. My favorite brews have turned to hoppy ale/IPAs. I would recommend this and will have again. (it comes in 6 packs)

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2012 00:36:00 | More by Gus_13
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Two Term Double IPA from Diamond Bear Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.