wu1000k (17) - Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 1, 2011 Started out great, nice sweet/hoppy aroma, slightly sweet taste with nice hop / malt / grapefruit balance given its DIPA nature, but all the flavor seemed to fall flat after the 4th or 5th sip. Good effort as a DIPA but does not belong in the ranks of the legendaries. Was really hoping this would be one of the first truly great DIPAs out of TX, maybe my expectations were simply too high...
degbert (805) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a dark orange-red-gold with a fine-grained, off-white head. Huge nose of grapefruit and geraniums, with a touch of resin. Huge hop bitterness on the front, and then an amazingly clean, citrus tingle that is reminiscent of fresh ruby red grapefruit juice and wheat toast. (All I need is a scrambled egg, and itís breakfast!) Amazing mouthfeel -- so often DIPAs finish murky, but this one is so clear it rings. Bravo.
bu11zeye (11111) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear orange body with a small white head. Aroma of grass, grapefruit, caramel, ethanol, manure, and herbs. Flavor of herbs, grass, resin, orange, caramel malt, apricot, and pine with a dry, bitter finish.
carboloader (615) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2012 Now released as Endeavor. Yippee! From bottle. Pours clear dark amber with medium head. Flavor is tropical fruit, pineapple, apricot, lots of citrus in here. Pine needles and peaches!! Far better than their Elissa IPA which is already decent. Bitterness in the end, but very smooth overall for a IIPA. This is easily the best Saint Arnold brew Iíve ever tasted. Other breweries make one of these on a regular basis. I hope Saint Arnold decides to as well. Their other offerings are average or slightly above. This one is a home run. Way to go Michael Harris! I would buy this as n everyday drinker if they made it...maybe even over Lagunitas Maximus, or at least parallel to it.
billism (44) - Missouri City, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh bottle. Pours clear darkish amber with a thick white head that hangs around for a while. Aroma of grapefruit and pine sap with some caramel. Flavor is of grapefruit, pine, and sweet malt, some peach. Sweet then bitter hop aftertaste. medium to heavy body. Wonderful IIPA. I think I read it best described by "finnadat" on Twitter saying: "A grapefruit makes love to a christmas tree in a malty bathtub, in a good way."
SphinxTX (2846) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber with creamy off-white head. Aroma has some nice complexity, citrus, over ripe grapefruit, pine resin, earthy and very malty. Flavor is very much the same and sweet with a balanced bitter. Heavy body with medium carbonation. Overall, great beer but still disappointed that this year wasnít very unique.
rougeau13 (1598) - Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2012 Clear, deep orange hued amber with a white head. Aroma of citrus, apricot, flowers, pine and caramel. The taste is very nicely balanced between the sweet malts and the various hop characteristics. The citrus is particularly evident, and there is just a little detectable alcohol. Body is medium-full and smooth, and the finish is dry and a little bitter. Saint Arnold generally makes decent, though not great, beer, but Divine 11 is definitely well above most of the others that Iíve tried.
legion242 (1999) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not being a hophead, I found this really enjoyable. Very nice balance between the citrus notes and the malt. Drank just a tad hot.
fly (1369) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAR 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
was going to be stupid and alter the rating due to being pissed of at it being so difficult to nab. after drinking three, decinded I was singing a different tune. best doubleriipa? nope. worth the price? definitely. enjoyable? absolutely. would I like another right now? definitely. would that be a good idea? absolutely not.
ttutony (570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear copper color in the glass with a white head. Fantastic aroma, with notes of citrus, flowers, pine, and fruit (including an apricot note). Pleasantly bitter on the palate. Easily one of the best Saint Arnold beers Iíve tried. Well done.