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RATINGS: 253   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 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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LinusStick (2823) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2014
A nice IPA courtesy of my Secret Santa. Aroma was all hops. Grapefruit, resin and a little soapy. Pour was a nice clear burnt orange with a one finger off white head. Taste was OK. A little watery. The grapefruit and resin were very strong. A nice but slight malt backbone weaves in and out. This beer is fitting that it is made in the middle of the country. Has a nice west coast hoppiness, but a noticeable chewy maltiness as well. Turns to water in the finish which was disappointing. Nice carbonation round this beer out.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boto (1828) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JAN 17, 2014
12oz bottle: Thanks Kaggie! This one pours a hazy amber color. There was just a wisp of an off-white head on it, and no lacing. Nice nose on this one. Orange, lemon and pine notes. Maybe a hint of peaches. Nice taste! Fair amount of bitterness, orange, peach and pine notes. Big malt body underneath, but no sweetness coming through. Very Nice!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EricTeusink (678) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Got this as an extra from HeffIam. Really terrific beer. Pours beautiful clear pear with dissipating white head. Scent is citrus candy. Flavor bites big up front and then eases gently into a malty finish. Well carbonated light medium body. Bottle - Trade from HeffIam

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bucs572000 (237) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Poured from a 22oz bomber I got in a trade. Aroma is pine and sweet malt. Flavors are pine, grapefruit, citrus, and sweet malt. Nice somewhat balanced double Ipa. Solid beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nateburn (10) - - DEC 23, 2013
Poured from a bomber delivered fresh from TX. Thanks Ray! Has a nice amber color, a bit darker than your typical IIPA. Has a nice hop forward palate with a clean finish. Not too bitter but there's a bite. Overall a really good double IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6797) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and pine aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor. Medium bodied. Very good bitterness. Pine and grapefruit linger with light malt backing.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
KingRao (11) - - NOV 20, 2013
Beautiful citrus aroma and flavor. Pleasant full mouth feel. Beer is bigger in Texas -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (1999) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
A: Amer/Orange Hue, Passes Some Light, Thick Amber Head, Decent Lacing S: Big Piney/Citrus Nose, Grainy Malts T: Piney, Citrus, Crackers, Mild Malty Sweetness M: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Drying, Mildly Bitter Overall, this beer packs a big hop punch to the face, consider the palate fatigued after drinking this big boy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3255) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2013
22oz bottle 11/12/13 Whole Foods- Lamar)-Pours a medium amber with a small off white head. Aroma of hops and malt. Taste of hops and malt. This full bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bogeysbeer (4) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2013 does not count
Tastes more like an IPA not a double. Great flavor but overall it doesn't knock my socks off. ABV is high. Overall good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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