Pale Ale | Diamond Bear Brewing Company

Pale AlePale Ale
BA SCORE
3.49/5
192 Ratings
Pale AlePale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Diamond Bear Brewing Company
Arkansas, United States
diamondbear.com

Style: English Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Malt Varieties - 2 Row Pale, Caramel 40
Hop Varieties - Goldings, Cascade, Fuggles
Original Gravity - 13.4*P
Bitterness Units - 33
Packaging Options - 12oz bottles, 1/2bbl 1/6bbl

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-16-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,013
Reviews:
78
Ratings:
192
pDev:
14.61%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
33
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 192 |  Reviews: 78
Photo of HamdenHector
3.78/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: slight haze; amber in color; 1 finger light khaki head that receded to a thin film; nice lacing;

S: sweet malt, caramel, earthy, tea, grassy;

T: sweet malt caramel, earthy, tea, floral; malt sweetness fades toward the end; mild bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish;

O: I had low expectations, but this turned out to be a pretty good representation of an English pale ale;

 418 characters

Photo of SpaceBeagle
3.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superwho24
4.04/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

good but not great in my opinion, though I could see this could be a great beer for certain taste buds. Smell earthy, malty, caramel. Flavor toasted caramel.

 157 characters

Photo of prost2hefeweizen
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
2.61/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Taste: bitter citrus hop, crisp, at first then mellows out. Fermented earthy grain nose. Amber/gold, clear, Tall foam head, some lace. Medium body. 33 IBU's

 156 characters

Photo of dmorgan310
3.52/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmh21
3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dekkar
3.66/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Taybeh
3.23/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From a single (without a bb date as far as I can tell), into a tulip. Pours an attractive siena but just a little wispy head, very little lacing. Nose is pretty nondescript, a little burnt bread crust, some bitter herbal hops...eh. Taste brings out more of the herbal bitterness paired with bready hops...medicinal notes linger. Feel is thin but fairly sharp and to the point...a little odd for the English style, to me. First beer from Arkansas for me, muled by a buddy who took a road trip. Wish I knew how old this was. Can't say I'm a big fan.

 553 characters

Photo of mychalg9
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of socon67
3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LuckyJohn
3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Squire123
3.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sancerre
3.98/5  rDev +14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GMorgan
3.37/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jvgoor3786
4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skillet
3.81/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrAnnaNemis
3.45/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tone
3.67/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy copper color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of slight citrus hops, slight piney hops, sweet malt, hint of caramel malt, and a hint of pale malt. Fits the style of an English Pale Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of citrus hops, pine, sweet malt, caramel malt, and a hint of tea. Overall, good appearance and blend, but the aroma and body are lacking.

 462 characters

Photo of jbmann
1.98/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of NastyNorseman
3.79/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours amber with off white head that sittles out into a slight bubbly film in the surface. Smells of caramel and yeasty malt and brings some bitterness from hops in the taste. Light-medium bodied. Smooth finish and great drinkability.

 234 characters

Photo of SoSawcy
3.9/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nuebs
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of m_penor
2.83/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jaswilson2
3/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Pale Ale from Diamond Bear Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 192 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.