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RATINGS: 250   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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 45į 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rxeight (1188) - Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Bomber as endeavour. Some hops, some bitter. More on the floral side of the IPAs. I would have guessed less than 9%

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hockeybeerguy (1474) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Received in trade. The appearance was a somewhat hazy golden amber color with a nice less than a fingerís worth of a bright white head that ends up barely leaving any lacing. The smell - wow - just how the caramel infuses into the citrus and pine hops as eloquently as it does gee weez, wow, as it warms, I do get some light honey. The taste was a pure bittersweetness that leads on to want to indulge in this beast. Iím trying to sip but seem to be lead on a bit as I canít quite get over the fact how sweet and bitter this rolls over my tastebuds. The aftertaste is perhaps one of the best aftertastes Iíve ever had for a DIPA (uh-oh, Heady and Pliney, what do we got here), sweet sticky yet also somewhat dry finish. On the palate, it sits about a medium on the body with a decent sessionable aspect showing up, whereís the alcohol in this? Uh....actually, Iím ok with that. Carbonation is absolutely par on for the style and for me as thereís a decent harshness but not overly done. Overall, whoah, whereís this one coming from? Geez Louise. Texas - eh? Haha, way to go St Arnoldís, if I lived in your distro, I would be stalking for this beer on a daily basis and Iím having this with two months on it. I can only imagine what it is like fresh. Iím jealous of those who get this on a regular basis, but realize its a good jealousy as I would have this again in a heartbeat.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
airrick2003 (443) - Louisiana, USA - APR 28, 2014
Appearance: this beer pours with a small light tan head that dissipates pretty quickly, the beer is a very nice dark amber color, clear Aroma: very faint grain, alcohol, faint aroma all around, hard to pick up much Taste: a malt sweetness to it, has a bitter finish that is almost backseat to the malt, some alcohol warmth Palate: has a pretty heavy mouthfeel, leaves a bitter aftertaste, soft carbonation Overall: very disappointed in this beer, a straight forward ipa with a high alcohol presence in the taste, thought this would be different

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
revolution2718 (203) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Pours clear amber with some head. Nose is peaches, fruit ester, pineapple, caramel malt. Taste starts off very malty with some fruit esters, peaches, pineapple. Then becomes slightly bitter on the finish. A lot of malt balance. Very creamy mouthfeel. Very good double ipa ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gkeh (175) - Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bomber bottled on 3/4/14. This is a good looking beer. Dark orange/amber pour, nice fluffy off white head. Leaves nice alcohol legs on it. Aroma is big citrus hops, pineapple, orange zest, grapefruit, mango... just amazing. Taste is lots of orange and grapefruit, but a sweet maltiness to take the bitter edge off. Nice sticky mouthfeel, nice dry finish. Thereís a lot to like about this beer, and Iím glad I finally got around to trying it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dEnk (3682) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2014
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is big fruity hops, tangy, floral to, nice malt backbone. Promising. Flavour is a nice round medium bitter fruity hop bonanza, citric, floral, malt, caramel. Nice.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrymel (1477) - Spokane, Washington, USA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottled: 23dec13 (I think) Pours amber and hazed with a solid creamy quilt. Smells of resin, citrus, biscuit, some pine and sweetness. Flavor follows with a solid biscuit malt character with some tea. There is some bitterness and also some pine and resin. Medium on full bodied with omderately hi carb and a semi dry finish. Good beer, would be nice to know if I were drinking a bottled on date or a best by date.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (2449) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2014
Bottle @ Dean to Mouth tasting, courtesy of Zer0. Pours a clear copper colored beer with a small white head on top. Aroma is really nice and hoppy, citric grapefruits and all that. Some sweet malts detected in the background, nicely balanced. Flavor is very fruity, tropical fruits mostly. Nice and hoppy and no yeast detected. Crisp, bitter aftertaste. Very nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (7219) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Sampled from bottle @ The Hague tasting. Hazy orange color, average sized white head. Aroma and taste are malts, hops, bitter, pine. Full flavor, very balanced. Lovely.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
worldbeertaste (1598) - AUSTRIA - FEB 21, 2014
Amber with a white frothy, lacy lasting head. Nice smell of citrus hops caramel and flowers. Nice smooth citrus with a decent balanced bitter finish. Caramel and pine. Nice level of hoppiness. Very gold beer.


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