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RATINGS: 282   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   IBU: 76   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (8857) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Bottle thanks to Caleb! Nice dark orange amber pour with nice stark white head. Aroma has notes of big citrusy oils with grapefruit and orange, lemon, leading into notes of sweet toffee and slight spice notes. Taste is nice sweet tropical fruit with some peach notes, grapefruit, leading into toffee and bready notes with a nice bitter, oily slightly piny after taste. Nice balanced double IPA, leaning towards the sweet side so reminiscent more of a barley wine. Delicious brew nonetheless.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1312) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2011
Bottle as part of the fest. Really enjoyable, easy to drink, a good lawnmower beer. Not sure what else there is to say...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brokensail (14045) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAY 23, 2011
A: The beer pours amber in color with a finger or so of off-white head. S: Very sweet. Lots of caramel and toffee, brown sugar, and some toasted bread as well. Pine and floral hops with a bit of citrus and grass to it, too. Maybe a hint booze. T: Quite sweet on the palate. Caramel, brown sugar, and toffee are the primary flavors. Some citrus hops (grapefruit), with a decent amount of bitterness which helps to subdue a bit of the sweetness. M: Medium to full in body with a medium level of carbonation. O: Far too sweet for what I look for in a double IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Amco (34) - Louisiana, USA - MAY 19, 2011
A nice amber color with a decent head. A sweet taste of fruits fills your first sip with a bitter ending. I had this during American Craft Beer Week and enjoyed it a lot. Good IPA!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2011
12 oz. bottle via trade with a DLD buddy from Houston- thanks Bryan! Pours a clear, bright amber color with virtually no head. Sweet aroma of citrus fruits, sweet malts, piney hops, and a little boozy heat. Flavor of citrus fruits, pineapple, sweet malts, grassy hops, and pine resin. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a juicy mouthfeel that finishes resinous and sticky. Solid DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wavers1 (915) - Notown, California, USA - MAY 14, 2011
bottle courtesy of oakedcanuck, thanks! glad i was able to get this one reasonable fresh. pours a crisp copper body with an offwhite head that leaves some thick lacing and spotting. the aroma is lots of honey, hops and some alcohol. very malt forward in the taste as well, drinks more like an imperial red. huge malt bill with plenty of crystal makes it very sweet and syrupy, but there is astill a huge hop presence, perhaps being overshadowed just a touch. the hops are just slightly soapy, nice and bitter, somewhat astringent, and a decnt amount of fruity floral sweet aspects as well. nice full body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dyetube (1373) - Hurst, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Bottle from market street. Pours a rich amber with a thin white head. The aromas are pine mixed in with some pine and then bathed in some pine with grapefruit and dough. The mouthfeel is bitter, dry and sticky with a heavy body. This was a fantastic beer. Cheers!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
llcooldave (1174) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2011
Golden copper peach in color. Kind of a biscuity aroma with some citrus. Its almost like lemon scones. Nice! Immediate upfront pine and citrus bitterness with a touch of aspirin in the aftertaste. Overall, very tasty and drinkable immediately as opposed to SA’s usual MO releasing the beer then consumers hold the DRs for a few months to let the flavor develop. Solidly brewed...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (6256) - Utah, USA - MAY 4, 2011
12oz bottle thanks to Thirdeye11, thanks
Appearance: Clear amber with a nice sized off-white head and good lacing
Aroma: Tropical fruit and pine resin
Taste: Tropical fruit, caramel and bitter grapefruit
A nice IIPA, well balanced and easy drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7599) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2011
12 ounce bottle thanks to Timbo. Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. The aroma is sweet fruity and resinous hops. The flavor is a rich orange and citrus note, some bitterness lingers in the finish, vanilla, very sweet and tasty. A great IIPA for sure. Has the mellow and yet intense quality that I like from IIPAs. Awesome!

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