unclemike (2546) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a clear dark orange with a light tope head, small cap, ok lace... nose is really awesome, lots of tropical fruits, nice malt build, a little pine, no alcohol, great... the taste is equally nice more the hops show with more pine and alcohol but still lots of tropical fruits
FlacoAlto (3849) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2012 Endeavour
Sampled at the Hay Merchant, Houston TX; April 2012
The beer arrives from the tap with a Brilliantly clear red color. It is topped by a pale tan colored head. Holy hops, the aroma is laden with notes of lychee and pineapple backed by pine and menthol aromatics.
The flavor has a big hop bitterness to it that remains quite smooth. There is lots of fruit, but the herbal character is actually the dominant hop note in the flavor; the opposite of the aroma. There is still a lot of fruity hop notes here though with ample lychee, pineapple, a sort of floral concentrated peach like note, and definite apricot. The herbal side contributes flavors of pine, again some menthol, as well as some hemp oil like notes. The body of this brew is quite smooth, definitely viscous and perhaps a touch heavy fro something labled an IPA, but it is definitely well within the double IPA range.
This is very nice; it is quite a bit hoppier than my previous experience would have expected out of Saint Arnold. This is a huge hop fix for me after a long day of travel and a must get for those hop heads out there.
Divine Reserve #11
A steady pour into my Lost Abbey Teku glass produces a three finger thick, light tan colored head that leaves some nice, layered lacing on the sides of my glass. The beer is a bright, gold highlighted, rich amber hue that shows a brilliantly clear, bright amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of bright tangelo zest, dusty pine sap, woody-peppery herbal notes, a bright lychee note, and an almost musty, herbaceous hop character. The nose is definitely dominated by the hop character, there is perhaps a suggestion of malt character here, I almost have to guess at the malt aromatics; notes of toasted biscuit and orange scented caramelized malt are just suggested at.
A medium’ish body is cut through by a biting bitterness that lingers through the finish; the bitterness though remains quite smooth, though still lingers quite a bit on the palate. The dominant hop character contributes flavors of lychee, super ripe tangelo zest, floral peach, perhaps some bright apricot, as well as some ample kumquat zest. Some alcohol is noticeable in the finish and adds a touch more bite to the hop character, it also brings out some astringent pine and herbal hop character that also lingers a fair amount in the finish. The texture of this beer is on the light side of medium, this helps this to be still fairly quaffable, which is quite needed for this style of beer. The malt clearly plays a supporting role here, but does contribute softly noticeable notes of English biscuit like maltiness, a touch of whole grain cracker, and perhaps a touch of sweet tea.
A nice example of a Double IPA, it hits all the points that it should, and escapes the pitfall of being too rich or viscous. Definitely quite enjoyable and it certainly hits the spot for this hop-head. This is still doing quite well after almost a year of age; still vibrantly hoppy, perhaps a touch cleaner and less aggressive than it was when fresh, but certainly still showing lots of life.
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Trade with Jamil. The pour was a sticky, cloudy burnt orange/amber with a decent froamy head that dissolved into a thin white ring; very little lacing. I found the aroma to be a strong malty, dough/molasses, and I didn’t really pick up on any peach notes as the brewer’s description points out. Once I tasted it, I found some of the peach. The malt and dough still hits hardest in the taste, a solid bright hop finish with a medium bodied sticky texture, and then sitting on the finish is a bit of the peaches.
Boliv (1150) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle c/o Santa 2011. Pours hazy orange and gold with a small beige head. Aromas of sweet raisin and mild caramel and toffee. Some doughy bread, citrus, and pine. The flavor is fruity, with raisin and cherry, some caramel, and cocoa. Alcohol is present, but not detracting. The finish is moderately bitter pine with sugared citrus. Medium carbonation and full-bodied with a dry finish. Nice! I think this could age well, as it has some barleywine-esque qualities. 
fiveacestx (783) - Texas, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - pours a cloudy orange with a small head. Very hoppy. Has a nice citrus taste, a medium body and a light bitter finish. Nice.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured orange with a creamy off-white head that left good lace. Aroma of caramel, floral, and light fruit. The flavor found floral, light pine, and caramel. Medium body and a medium bitterness.
Gription79 (2608) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle thanks to ericandersnavy.
Aroma: toffee, slightly roasted malts, spicy/pine/floral hops
Appearance: copper with a long lasting head
Taste: caramel, toffee, spicy/pine hops
Palate: sticky with hop resins, medium/full body
Overall: I thought this was a Barley Wine, the crystal malts in this give the beer a strong sweetness, it is balanced well with the hops. This is a great beer blurring the lines between IIPA and Barley Wine.
peteinSD (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Mike - thanks! Pours a clear amber with a large off-white head. Aroma is faded hops, some pine, and heavy malt sweetness. Taste is light bitterness, sweet malt and a bit of roast, and a fairly generic strong ale type finish. Not sure is this was the doing of the brewery or the trader but waxing a twist off cap should be a punishable crime. Okay beer but nothing to get excited about.
deyholla (8114) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!