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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leighton (10543) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle shared at CPK in London. Thanks to Bruce. Pours clear copper with a creamy white ead. Quite a sweet IPA, plenty of ripe fruits, a bit of caramel, bred, pine and melon. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Well and resinous to finish, lots of pine, plenty of caramel and bread sweetness. Pretty simplistic and quite sweet.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5676) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 7, 2013
bottle shared at BCTC 2013, orange amber pour. solid bitterness with touches of peaches, apricots, caramel & toffee maltiness. Decent

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
WooPigBrewey (46) - North Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - AUG 5, 2013
A lot of hops but the combination of them plus a nice amount of malt seems to make this very balanced and not harsh on the palate. Not overly bitter. I can almost get the peach flavor from it. Smooth for the big ABV.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClubGonzo (3951) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2013 Bottle. Pours a clear light amber body and small white head. Nose is red berries, peaches, caramel, hints of herbs and apricot. Taste is peachy red fruits, grass, hints of rosewater and raisins. Full body, soft carbonation. OK, but nothing special really.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2013
On tap in a pint glass. Pours an orange amber color with a small head but good lacing on the glass. Aroma is a nice balance between citrusy hops and malty sweetness. Complex taste. Hoppy up front, fades into sweet, and finishes a little boozy. Good balance between hops and malt. Average carbonation with a slightly sharp finish. Good overall beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (3646) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Rated in 2011 (Backlog). Amber in color with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is of oranges and apricots with some light grass and caramel notes. Taste is of citrus, peaches, caramel, and toffee.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
moonbug (67) - Bryan, - JUL 16, 2013
Amber orange sunset pour with moderate and fleeting head. Aroma is of hops and melon...a bit sweet. Bitter with hops, the finish lingers and becomes more bitter with time, like an ex that you've done wrong whose emotional wounds refuse to heal. I might not miss this beer when it's gone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BobFrapples (49) - Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Aroma not as hoppy as one would expect for an IPA. Appearance is a cloudy, pretty orangish gold. Taste is maltier than usual and not as hoppy as one would expect. A little metallic after taste that makes the pallet score drop a little in my book. Overall, just another typical less than stellar IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FriendOfBeer (82) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Beautiful deep amber in color. Aroma is a light fruitiness. Immediate taste is a little too alcoholic. Pleasant carbonation which dissipates quickly. The grapefruit taste fades in after the beer is kept in the palate for a brief moment. Would be much better if the alcohol was better balanced by the flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cwsample (162) - Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Bottle from Fratto. Dark and hazy with a thick creamy head. Smells slightly sour with citrus notes. Creamy mouth feel. Not an over powering flavor.


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