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RATINGS: 274   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (22903) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Clear orange coloured with a small white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, hops and dried fruits with notes of pine needles. Sweet flavour ofcaramel, dried fruits, pine needles and grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2998) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Via trade with Blutt59. The aroma is earthy, musty, then citrus, and peaches. The appearance is translucent amber, white head. The flavor is citrus, bread, caramel, nice. Medium/thick in body. The finish is strong, lingering citrus/grapefruit. Excellent. Thanks, Bob.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (11111) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2011
clear dark orange, smooth white head. bitter , slightly flowery aroma, flavor is bitter hoppy, grapefruit, malty. strong hop profile with a strong base.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2011
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of blutt59. Pours a clear deep golden with a small off-white head. Intensely citrusy hop aromas - massive hops. Medium body, fruity and spicy with the heavy and almost herbal hop load returning leading to a very bitter finish. Fairly classic DIPA. 220611

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29992) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2011
Bottled. An amber beer with a lazing off-white head. The aroma has notes of hops, malt, and a bit of caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw, strawberries, caramel, and malt, leading to a dry finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Great beer....good color, fantastic fresh hop nose...and flavor is spot on for my tastes. Ripe fruits, flowers, hops....great beer!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 18, 2011
bottle thanks to BgThang. Pours amber with a medium white head. Aroma is boozy with lots of citrus and dank hops. Flavor is big and boozy as well with lots of hop character but the bitterness seems very light and lacking.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10003) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Bottle… Mostly clear, dirty orange ale with a small, creamy, white head. Great retention. The nose is a tropical and citrus fruit medley – pineapple, mango and grapefruit are front-and-center here. Full-bodied with a thin mouthfeel and stinging carbonation. Caramel and toffee malts are rich and flavorful, but they take a back seat to a bounty of fruity, juicy, bitter hops. Finishes grapefruity, bitter, and then dry. Bottle courtesy of BgThang!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (4438) - Florida, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Thanks to markwise for the share. Pours orange with smells of caramel, and citrus. Flavor is similar that stayed on the palate for a while, it was really good.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Botte courtesy of ericandersnavy. Pours copper/gold with a nice white head. Smells of chewy citrus, floral, sage, spicy. Tastes of resiny hops, floral, peppery, spicy, perfumy with a bitter finish. Nice usage of hops in this one.


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