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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 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.


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
billism (44) - Missouri City, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Fresh bottle. Pours clear darkish amber with a thick white head that hangs around for a while. Aroma of grapefruit and pine sap with some caramel. Flavor is of grapefruit, pine, and sweet malt, some peach. Sweet then bitter hop aftertaste. medium to heavy body. Wonderful IIPA. I think I read it best described by "finnadat" on Twitter saying: "A grapefruit makes love to a christmas tree in a malty bathtub, in a good way."

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber with creamy off-white head. Aroma has some nice complexity, citrus, over ripe grapefruit, pine resin, earthy and very malty. Flavor is very much the same and sweet with a balanced bitter. Heavy body with medium carbonation. Overall, great beer but still disappointed that this year wasnít very unique.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rougeau13 (2016) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2012 Clear, deep orange hued amber with a white head. Aroma of citrus, apricot, flowers, pine and caramel. The taste is very nicely balanced between the sweet malts and the various hop characteristics. The citrus is particularly evident, and there is just a little detectable alcohol. Body is medium-full and smooth, and the finish is dry and a little bitter. Saint Arnold generally makes decent, though not great, beer, but Divine 11 is definitely well above most of the others that Iíve tried.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
legion242 (2223) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Not being a hophead, I found this really enjoyable. Very nice balance between the citrus notes and the malt. Drank just a tad hot.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAR 29, 2011
was going to be stupid and alter the rating due to being pissed of at it being so difficult to nab. after drinking three, decinded I was singing a different tune. best doubleriipa? nope. worth the price? definitely. enjoyable? absolutely. would I like another right now? definitely. would that be a good idea? absolutely not.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ttutony (669) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Clear copper color in the glass with a white head. Fantastic aroma, with notes of citrus, flowers, pine, and fruit (including an apricot note). Pleasantly bitter on the palate. Easily one of the best Saint Arnold beers Iíve tried. Well done.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Pours bright clear burnt orange with a long lasting moderate white head. Aroma is really pungent with TONS of grass, lemon, herbs, slight grapfruit, and barely a suggestion of caramelly malt. Itís like hop potpourri. Flavor of grass, lemon, pepper, pine with a bit more caramel and toasted biscuits. Finishes with grapefruit and pepper, while the malt takes on an earthier quality. Bitter aftertaste keeps on going, but thankfully itís flavorful as well. Medium bodied, creamy, very pleasant to drink and the alcohol is tough to detect. Lovely beer, very well made, and the hop character is INCREDIBLY fresh. Get your sixer before itís too late!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mora2000 (5780) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2011
The beer pours an orange-copper color with a small off-white head. The aroma is heavy on the papaya, with a little bit of resiny pine, pineapple and bready malt mixed in. A very nice, fresh smelling aroma. The flavor is also very nice. I get a lot of tropical fruit - mainly apricots and papaya - as well as some resiny pine. There is a touch of bready malt and the bitterness is about medium for the style. There is also a nice bit of alcohol warming. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Overall, one of the better Divine Reserve beers I have tried. This is right up there with No. 6 as my favorites. I think this one is going to be best drank fresh so I wonít be sitting on any of these.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle.
Okay, so I wasnít too thrilled when I found out this offering was another repeat (Weslie Willis would be freakiní LIVID) in the Divine Reserve series. But now, after tasting it, Iím pleased.
Pours a semi-thick amber with a beautiful white head and a nose of grapefruit/apricot smoothie topped with sweetened pine sap and orange rind. Flavor is a rush of uber-sour apricot and grapefruit, with a pleasing finish of light pine, strawberry, orange, and more grapefruit and apricot. Tingly and thick ont tongue. A great beer; better than the last DR IIPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Bottle. Poured a nice gold with a white head that lasted. Aroma is pine, citrus, peach, caramel, and slight butterscotch. Flavor is pine resin, dandilion juice, and peach. Body is heavy with soft carbonation. I am interested to see how this one ages.


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