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RATINGS: 262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   IBU: 76   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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The color is deep amber with a light, creamy head. The nose starts off with a touch of citrus but then turns decidedly into peaches. The taste starts off with creamy malt resulting from the pale 2 row and caramel malts and Saint Arnold yeast. The hop bitter starts low then builds to a crescendo, but always maintains a balance even in its big finish. The hop flavor continues to be peaches, an interesting manifestation of the Columbus, Simcoe and Centennial hops. This is the first Divine Reserve that we have filtered. This decision was made to make the hop flavors brighter, plus it would have been a bottling nightmare with all the hop bits in it. This beer is best enjoyed at 45° or even a little warmer. Though the recipe and style indicate this beer to be enjoyed fresh, we expect this beer to develop interestingly over the years.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6719) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Big thanks to Kevin for hooking me up with this! Pours a clear deep amber orange with a light tan head that lasts throughout the beer and laces nicely. Aroma has a really nice grapefruit note with a bit of growing pine and a caramel/toffee backing. Flavor has a good amount more of backing sweet grains with some pine hops and just a hint of grapefruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2011
Bottle:   Amberish, fairly clear, large frothy off-white head, nice lacing.   Certainly a hoppy nose, seems like lots of different varieties.   Oddly enough I am getting onion & chive potato chips plus some dull fruitiness on the nose.   Strange spicing for that tater chip aroma, but thats what I get.   Bitterness is a little muted, albeit still a bit sharp but fleeting.   Mild sweetness, a little citrusy, and some sweet onion like spiciness.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   The 8.9% ABV is well hidden.   Very minor warming, and when I say minor I mean minor.   Not a lot of floralness in this one, citrusy with some interesting spices.   Enjoyable, even if a little different and unexpected.   Thanks to mora2000 for the bottle!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Another fine brew from the folks at Saint Arnold Brewing! This brew poured up a deep, dark amber colored body sporting a nice frothy head with moderate retention and lacing effects on the glass. Aromas of citrusy hops, caramel, sweet malts, and warm biscuits. Medium-bodied and full of well-balanced flavor. Nice, subtle hoppy hit up front followed up with the sweet malts and caramel on the finish. Very refreshing indeed!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2410) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2011
Thanks to Don for this. Pours a clear copper with a nice frothy off white top. Aroma is pine/floral hop with a slight sweet honey. Taste starts with a nice floral hop bitterness that is slightly resinous. After taste has a hint of peach and a lingering bitterness that stays. Nicely balanced. Would love to have this around as an everyday beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Glouglouburp (6078) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2011
In short: A smooth fruity DIPA that should have been an IPA. Decent beer nonetheless.
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed acceptably fresh 2.5 month after the beer release. Bottle sent to me by MaltOMeal, thanks a lot
The look: Clear dark golden body topped by a medium beige head
In long: The fruity nose is a bit on the passion fruit and papaya side of things with also notes of iced-tea. Taste is a rather smooth beer, not a hop bomb nor is it a malt heavy beer. Very fruity taste with the above mentioned passion fruits and papaya, also some spicy leafy hops, some pine sap, a little alcohol bite, some residual sugars. Medium astringency in the finish. This could have been a good beer but the little alcohol bite and residual sugars because did not work with the smooth fruity hop profile. The very same hop bill would have much better served by a smaller session 5% IPA. Anyway, there might be a few people reading this that might think I’m acting vainglorious by telling a brewer made a mistake in the creation of this beer, but the vast majority are simply googling vainglorious to see what it means.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shag (2622) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2011
This appearance was an orange color with a white head. The aroma contained citrus mainly oranges with a strong herbal presence. The flavor also contains the herbal notes along with some oranges and lemons. The aftertaste is somewhat bitter. Overall this was ok but not chillin with the big dogs in the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thirdeye11 (5598) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2011
(12oz bottle thanks to blutt59) clear medium orange with soapy tan bubbles and nice lacing. Nose of orange, grapefruit, creamy and herbal. Taste of umami, burnt caramel, medium bitter hops, and candied citrus. Nice balance in general, but not amazing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6592) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours reddish copper with a nice off-white head and a sourish fruit aroma. There is a substantial caramel malt flavor with lot sof carbonation and a dry bitter finish. Very tasty with a warm alcohol trail.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11260) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Bottle from ericandersnavy. Pours brilliant copper with a creamy beige head. Nice fruit aromas. Med body. Light heat. Mild roast malt backbone. Light brown sugar. Moving from DIPA towards barley wine. Very good drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Suttree (5186) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 29, 2011
The one thing I noted about this is that it is pretty dry, compared to most Double IPAs. I smelled a little boozy, but that was not really evident in the taste. Very hoppy, though. I liked it.

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