Two Term Double IPA | Diamond Bear Brewing Company

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Two Term Double IPATwo Term Double IPA

Brewed by:
Diamond Bear Brewing Company
Arkansas, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Winter

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Added by Bitterbill on 12-05-2009

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Ratings: 94 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of kylehay2004
3.26/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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 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 TheManiacalOne
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired from brewerburgundy courtesy of BA Secret Santa 2011, so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep gold color, with a large dense white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, fruity citrus and some floral hops.

T: The taste starts out sweet with flavors of citrus and caramel. Then a hearty malt character comes in followed by a hops presence that is mild for the style but brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly sweet.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, decent representation of style, although it’s not quite as hoppy as most 2IPA’s, it’s a solid beer to drink for a while.

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Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of russpowell
3.73/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours amber with 2 fingers of pearl colored head. Above average head retention & lacing

S: Bready & grassy hops, kind of the weak point of this beer IMO

T: breadyness, caramel, herbal & woody hops up front. Dryness, grapefruit & breadyness show as this warms, plus more woody hops. Finishes with a touch of caramel & much grapefruit & just a bit of pear

MF: Chewy, subtle carbonation, good balance

Drinks pretty easy, ABV is well hidden; not a mind-blowing DIPA, but worth a go if you like em balanced

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.67/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours out a hazed, muted orange-hued body with an off-white (faintly yellowed) head.

Smell: Peppery notes and resiny hints integrated into a scent of orange marmalade atop the base maltiness yielding notes of bready pale malts, a little bit of golden syrup. Slight whiffs of alcohol, too.

Taste: Bready pale maltiness with a modest sweetness akin to treacle in the fore. Floral, citrusy hops, slightly resinous with a moderate degree of hop bitterness. As with the nose, a little alcohol showing. Dry, bitterish, citric finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: It'll do in a pinch!

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of 22Blue
3.52/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.47/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint, the beer is a hazy, golden-copper coloring, with a solid amount of sediment suspension, a few strong legs of carbonation, and a filmy, clingy, off-white head. Aromas of tropical fruits, with a subtle astringency peeking through in there. Some grassy highlights in the nose, too. Flavors are grassy and tropical fruit sweet forward, with a blend of melon, apricot, and mango. Very sweet, almost sugary sweet, with the grassy hops notes developing a subtle herbal tone further down the palate. Roasted overtones, too. The body is chewy and dry, and there is a subdued aftertaste of fruit sweetness and subtle sugary residue. The finish is slick, oily, and slightly dry, with a cloying fruit sweet linger. Not bad, but nothing that really sets it apart for me.

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Photo of drabmuh
3.33/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

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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 Mora2000
4/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to barzigkin for sharing this growler.

Pours golden orange with a white head. The aroma is strong grapefruit with some pine and orange notes. The flavor is similar with strong grapefruit, orange and pine hop flavors as well as some nice hop bitterness. Thin-medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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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 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 trxxpaxxs
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.25/5  rDev -5.2%

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 is not a half bad strong ale, but lacks a bit in a crowded DIPA category.

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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 Fatehunter
3.39/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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Photo of Volsdawg10
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Houser
3/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of elkinbrown
3.5/5  rDev +2%

Photo of daliandragon
3.8/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up in a Winn-Dixie in Meridian, Miss is a mixed sixer. I don't know which Win-Dixie it was but for a southern grocery store it had a decent selection. Pours a light brown with orange highlights.medium off white head. Nose is braced in pine, citrus and alcohol, and has barleywine notes as well.

The alcohol tinged malt sweetness is the initial flavor early, with a bit of a burnt sugar note. There is some pine and grapefruit but its not as dominant as I expected. Body is thick and coating in nature, very much a sipper. Not enough hop for my taste as an IPA, but as an American Strong Ale or a Barleywine it works well enough.

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Two Term Double IPA from Diamond Bear Brewing Company
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