Presidential IPA | Diamond Bear Brewing Company

Presidential IPAPresidential IPA
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Presidential IPAPresidential IPA

Brewed by:
Diamond Bear Brewing Company
Arkansas, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

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

Added by karst on 12-02-2005

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Ratings: 179 |  Reviews: 82
Photo of Slycy690
1.65/5  rDev -50%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Photo of julchak
1.75/5  rDev -47%

Photo of ArkansasTraveller
1.75/5  rDev -47%

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2/5  rDev -39.4%

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2/5  rDev -39.4%

Photo of AgentZero
2.14/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Thanks to Chris for the Arkansas tick.

A - Orangish copper beer with a finger of head that had good retention and left a bit of lacing.

S - Caramel, floral and herbal hops. A bit of honey, caramel, yeast. Has kind of a weird popcorn smell that is unpleasant, as is the aroma as a whole.

T - This tastes pretty bad. A lot of bread, skunk, bit of rotten fruit, a little floral and citrus hops. This beer is really not good at all, was hard to drink.

M - Medium bodied with some active carbonation.

O - Bad beer that I did not care for at all, glad to have knocked Arkansas off, but this was gross.

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Photo of Thorpe429
2.29/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Thanks to spycow for sharing this bottle. Served in a Cantillon tulip.

Pours a moderate golden-orange color with a single-finger of head with pretty good retention and a light cap on top throughout. The nose is quite strange and reminds me a bit of Corn Pops. Other than that, there's some light caramel alongside a tiny hint of floral and herbal hops. Quite bready and yeasty underneath. This bready character totally dominates the flavor, and not in a pleasant way. Feel is medium without much bitterness. An odd beer that I did not particularly enjoy.

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Photo of Jimmys
2.32/5  rDev -29.7%
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.

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Photo of cdkrenz
2.49/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Hazy dark copper colored body. Its head stands at about one and three quarter inches and is an eggshell white with a hint of tan. The top is hummocky and frothy.

S - Pungent fruit aroma. The scent's strength is not well exercised.

T - Its bitter in a way that's not all that desirable. The flavors are too pungent and don't work in sync with one another. There are apricot, banana, black licorice, and brown sugar tastes here but all are a bit off.

M - The feel is easy and mellow, unfortunately the feel isn't a big enough reason to drink this IPA.

~ This is a tough beer to really sit back and enjoy. While it looks good I think something may have gone awry with this batch. However, maybe the name means more than I realized initially. Presidential IPA, looks good but looks are deceiving when it comes to politics.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of OriolesFan1008
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of jkermitj
2.5/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of jonwiseman
2.53/5  rDev -23.3%
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.

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Photo of chocosushi
2.57/5  rDev -22.1%
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?

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Photo of bsp77
2.64/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Received in the ever increasingly crappy August shipment of my BOTM club.

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Cloudy dark amber-orange with bubbly off-white head and some nice lacing.

Smell: Very slight citrus and sweet toasted malt. Very hard to detect much here.

Taste: Semi-sweet toasted malts grapple with citrus hop bitterness. Unfortunately the sweetness wins until the aftertaste when some spicy bitterness is evident. I really don't like sweet IPAs.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium body. Does not have the kind of dry finish I expect from an IPA.

Drinkability: While not really bad, I am not a fan of sweet IPAs.

Honestly, this has been a pretty meh month from my club. A decent Pils and then a mediocre Brown Ale, APA and IPA. Really, that is the best they can do at this time of year?

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Photo of acashk
2.64/5  rDev -20%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Strix
2.67/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Smells quite good, dominated by grapefruit and flowery hop flavors. Taste is hoppy with a bit of alcohol, has a buttery aftertaste noted by the last reviewer. The buttery taste doesn't go well with the hops and really turns me off on this. The buttery taste kind of moderates to a grassy taste as the beer warms, but it's still not something I like. I applaud small breweries for trying stuff, but I really wish they could improve the aftertaste on this one.

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Photo of GPHarris
2.68/5  rDev -18.8%
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.

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Photo of Seabass1964
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of thejordanc
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Silverback77
2.75/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of youradhere
2.84/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

On tap at the tasting room. Opaic golden body, whipped cream like head. Smell is of musty cat pee, moldy citrus- stop using pellets, and get fresh hops please. Taste is watery hay, grapefruit rind, and pithy bitter. Mouthfeel was creamy with prickly carbonation. This is a rather uninspired IPA, little to no fresh hop aroma, little to no hop taste. Do you guys know what is going on in the rest of the US?

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Photo of mrasskicktastic
2.91/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A - Very hazy reddish copper brew with an enormous durable head and copious lacing.

S - A clean aroma with some pepper and grapefruit pith with some mild bready and sweet malty tones.

T - Grapefruit pith, hint of lemon and a touch of medicinal tasting hops (like ground up aspirin, not NyQuil). Aftertaste is of lingering slightly medicinal hop bitterness with some bready notes.

M - A little drying. A bit harsh. Froths up immediately, under that, I'd guess it has a medium body.

D - Alright, too blandly bitter in the finish. After my three bottles, I don't think I'll have this again. If I ever see another from the brewery, I will try.

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Photo of Hellmeh
2.94/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Presidential IPA from Diamond Bear Brewing Company
Beer rating: 16.2% out of 100 with 179 ratings
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