Presidential IPA
Diamond Bear Brewing Company

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Diamond Bear Brewing Company
Arkansas, United States
American IPA
Ranked #3,609
Ranked #28,084
3.31 | pDev: 15.11%
May 01, 2023
Dec 02, 2005
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
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Rated: 3.35 by dd53grif from Michigan

May 01, 2023
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Reviewed by SaCkErZ9 from South Carolina

2.49/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25
Not a fan of this one A TALL. Looks great in the glass. Clear and light caramel color with a beautiful, foamy head. Generous lacing down the side of the glass. Aroma was sweet and boozy and almost like a malt liquor. At 6.2%, that’s a problem. Flavor was more of the same: overly sweet and alcoholic. Significant burn in the finish. Boozy and sweet and not good IMO.
Mar 07, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by jvgoor3786 from Arkansas

Mar 19, 2022
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Reviewed by champ103 from Texas

2.94/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
A: Pours with a more cloudy appearance that I would have thought. With a dark orange haze. A small white head forms and recedes. Light lace is left behind.
S: At first, all soapy hops. Some citrus orange, and grapefruit. Though not very aromatic and fairly simple.
T: Yep, that soapy hop character detracts for me. It also becomes very solvent like. Getting past that, there is some orange and grapefruit flavors. Some bread and sweeter malts. Though oddly, lacking any real bitterness for the style.
M/O: A medium body with good carbonation. Though soapy and muddled. With some flaws that detracts for me. This is not an IPA I can rate highly, and not one a really want to come back to.

I generally enjoy Diamond Bear, but this is one that I am not a fan of. A fairly mediocre IPA that I am surprised hasn't been reformulated in some way over the years. Needs the hops to pop more, and less of a soapy/solvent character.
Jan 06, 2020
Rated: 3.8 by Trail_of_Beers from Arkansas

Oct 11, 2019
Rated: 3.17 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Mar 20, 2019
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Reviewed by MutuelsMark from Kentucky

3.59/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours reddish amber and no head to speak of. The nose is caramel and bitter. The taste is nutty and caramel, with a bitter kick at the end. The follow-though has a bite on the sides of the back tongue. Decent beer.
Jul 14, 2018
Rated: 4.16 by Keith27614 from North Carolina

Jun 27, 2018
Rated: 3.86 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Apr 17, 2018
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Rated by superwho24 from Arkansas

4.36/5  rDev +31.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Smell: Bready, Cheesy
Flavor: Toasted. Burnt Carmel. A little bitter at the end. Aftertaste of sweet corn.
Dec 05, 2017
Rated: 3.03 by Bartpatton from Texas

Nov 24, 2017
Rated: 3 by zacnock from Arkansas

Jun 14, 2017
Rated: 3.02 by SonOfKyuss from Virginia

Mar 27, 2017
Rated: 3.49 by KLHBB from Arkansas

Mar 12, 2017
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Reviewed by Jblackfish from Arkansas

3.22/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25
Pretty golden amber, pleasant aroma. Taste is a balanced, not particularly special taste with slight citrus lean and slight bitter remaining taste. It's ok - nothing remarkable but a nice change from the very hoppy/ citrus brews.
Feb 08, 2017
Rated: 1.65 by Slycy690 from Missouri

Jul 31, 2016
Rated: 3.6 by MizzouBrew from Missouri

May 15, 2016
Rated: 2.64 by acashk from Texas

Mar 04, 2016
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Reviewed by jonwiseman from Florida

2.53/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Amber color with nothing special on the nose. Hop residue on the palate after an initial malt infusion on the first taste. Tastes better colder. A decent if unremarkable entry to the category.
Feb 29, 2016
Rated: 3.21 by DrAnnaNemis from Illinois

Jan 06, 2016
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