jhamp9 (1012) - Corinth, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark amber with an off white head. Aroma is citrus, pine, peach. Taste is grapefruit, grass, and some caramel. Nice lasting bitterness. Very good overall.
pete4999 (991) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle as part of the fest. Really enjoyable, easy to drink, a good lawnmower beer. Not sure what else there is to say...
thome50 (987) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2011 Bottles courtesy ericandersnavy, thanks again. Poured a nice golden orange with very minimal head. The aroma had a nice amount of citrus hops with very little malt detected. The taste was a deal breaker as the beginning had a decent amount of bitter present from the hops but then the malt and alcohol took over. Compared to other DIPAs I would have said the beer was slightly old but this beer is only a few weeks old. It was still fairly easy to drink and not totally off putting with the malt. Iím not sure that I will put any away for later as I highly doubt the flavor will become anymore "interesting" than it currently is. (At least for my palate.)
crajun (934) - , Texas, USA - APR 6, 2011
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
on tap at holy grail; proof #34 why I just donít like IPA/DIPA nice piney aroma and taste but the bitter hoppy kills it for me; drinkable after awhile but not enjoyable for me.
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - MAY 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
kevinator (846) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Above average. This is the original bottling, not the Endeavour version, so this had some age on it. I had this when it first came out and can say it has mellowed but not by much. The aroma is sweeter and has a floral essence. The color is a clear amber with virtually no head. Smooth, almost oily palate. The flavors have blended well but it has become sweeter with the hops bitterness dropping slightly. Alcohol is still present and the carbonation has lessened a little. Still a good brew.
BucannonXC5 (796) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glass: 12-oz. plastic cup
From: Hoppy Monk in El Paso, Texas
Purchased: Sept. 27, 2013
Consumed: Sept. 27, 2013
Misc.: In a very dark place during Oktoberfest
Poured what appeared to be a dark caramel amber color with two fingers of khaki white head. Tons of even layered lacing on the sides of the cup. Good retention all the way down.
Smelled a potent mix of wonderfully smelling hops. Got floral, citrus, grapefruit, peach and a touch of resin.
Tasted more earthier than the smell, but still fresh. Bitter grapefruit, floral heavy and citrus notes.
Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter finish.
This was just a fantastic beer. I would love to try it again.
dagimp (698) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bomber into a plastic Citizens Bank Park plastic cup, keep it classy Philly! Pours a light amber with lots of frothy white head and lacing. Aroma is sticky piney hops. Mouthfeel is moderate and cry slightly dry. Taste is tropical fruit with a good amount of pine tossed in. I like this beer. And the more I drank of it the more I liked it. Good job St. Arnold's, good job indeed!
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Bule (690) - California, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Avenue Pub in New Orleans. Pours a pale reddish color with notice of a head. Citrusy flavors, and hop flavor lingers a long time.
carboloader (673) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2012 Now released as Endeavor. Yippee! From bottle. Pours clear dark amber with medium head. Flavor is tropical fruit, pineapple, apricot, lots of citrus in here. Pine needles and peaches!! Far better than their Elissa IPA which is already decent. Bitterness in the end, but very smooth overall for a IIPA. This is easily the best Saint Arnold brew Iíve ever tasted. Other breweries make one of these on a regular basis. I hope Saint Arnold decides to as well. Their other offerings are average or slightly above. This one is a home run. Way to go Michael Harris! I would buy this as n everyday drinker if they made it...maybe even over Lagunitas Maximus, or at least parallel to it.