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RATINGS: 268   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sic1314 (3818) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Poured light amber with a frothy off white head. Aroma of heavy citrus and medium malt. Full body, flavour of tangerine, roast malt, pretty bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (5781) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle shared at the "Lets celebrate the fact that Dean is already the Mayor of M&S Den Haag even though it’s only been open for 24 hours tasting!". Pours clear golden brown with a white head. Aroma of citrus, orange peel. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (5740) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
sample @THT courtesy of Zer0 thin white head. Slightly hazy golden blond pour. Nice smooth bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MWMBeerguy (127) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 19, 2014
Nice ipa. Gold color only slightly hazy and an initial nose full of orange and citrus. The taste was smooth and enjoyable up front with a dry, resiny finish. I enjoyed this beer a lot. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RaginCajun (320) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Solid entry from Saint Arnold, and this might be one of their best standards. This beer definitely has different roots than that of the Elissa IPA, as the hop character is much more refined and maintains a broad palate throughout. Despite being an Imperial IPA, this beer veers more toward old world stlye than the bulk of hop-bomb Cali-style DIPAs that currently saturate the market. Despite having impressive stats and a full flavor profile, this is a very easy drinking beer that has a lot of repeat value. That said, the nose is a little thin and could benefit from some incremental malt, and the finish can be thin as well. All in all, this is a great Imperial IPA that affords some much needed diversity from the hop-bombs that pervade the current market.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LinusStick (2887) - 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 (1892) - 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 (703) - 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


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