Two Term Double IPA | Diamond Bear Brewing Company

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Two Term Double IPATwo Term Double IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Bitterbill on 12-05-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
94
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.43
pDev:
14.29%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
14
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 94 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of youradhere
2.05/5  rDev -40.2%
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!!!!

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Photo of jl28r1
2.25/5  rDev -34.4%

Photo of TheBishopco
2.5/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of Thorpe429
2.59/5  rDev -24.5%
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.

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Photo of Hank
2.6/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of M_chav
2.74/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Compton25
2.75/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of ohearns
2.79/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of mojuyt
2.8/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of twiggamortis420
2.96/5  rDev -13.7%
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.

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Photo of tobelerone
2.96/5  rDev -13.7%
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.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of wellsnb
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mpalestino
3/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of StephenDeej
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of intangible
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Houser
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of brewerburgundy
3.08/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

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Photo of n2185
3.12/5  rDev -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).

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Photo of Bitterbill
3.14/5  rDev -8.5%
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.

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Photo of Jimmys
3.21/5  rDev -6.4%
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.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.23/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

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Photo of Allurex
3.24/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Two Term Double IPA from Diamond Bear Brewing Company
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