NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of cavie. Thanks Travis! Red orange appearance with a cream colored head and nice lacing. Nice moderately grapefruit, mildly earthy hoppy nose. Moderately grapefruit hoppy, light earthy hoppy, sweet pale malty flavor. A pretty good, sweet IIPA.
Sammy (8094) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice very hoppy beer, well balanced. Pours golden with a small amount of lace. Neutral aroma. Good balance,the hops are right there and more of a 1.5 ipa. Average mouthfeel,carbonation is right there. Good drinkability. mild citrus taste. Alcohol well hidden.Very slight acid builds up. Bottle in trade.
BMan1113VR (7788) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a crystal clear light orange body and an aggressively large, tight bubbled, bone hued off-white head. Staying power is good as is the lacing. Aromas of orange, citrus, light butterscotch (uh-oh), bready, a touch of rotten fruit, lightly herbal, some pine notes. Some caramel and bready hints. No alcohol. Clean fermentation. Flavors are on the sweeter side of things (surprisingly nearly a neutral balance!), tea, citrus, some bitterness. Caramel, orange, grapefruit. Very easy drinking, not rough in anyway (by aggressive cohumulone, alcohol or otherwise). I wish it were a bit fresher, but at only 2 and change months old, I am not sure how much better it would be fresh (I have been a touch generous). Creamy, smooth, not harsh in anyway, a touch warming. A hint of vegital hop matter in the finish. Medium bubbles, decently dry. Good beer overall.
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Petrol Station in Houston (as Endeavour). Clear dark amber color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Medium to full body with flavors of resinous hops, grainy malt and fruit. The finish is moderately bitter with a piney hops aftertaste. Pretty good all around.
jtclockwork (7108) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Victor at his tasting at Paul’s. Pours caramel brown. White head. Nose/taste of caramel malt, citrus, apricot, hops and pine. Dry pine finish. Medium body.
Theydon_Bois (6994) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Flying Saucer, Houston, 21/05/13. Listed as ’Saint Arnold - Endeavour’.
Clear dark amber with a thin off white head.
Nose is caramel malt forward, hops, pine, bitter grapefruit.
Taste comprises mineral notes, hops, decent level of pine bite, sugars, light booze, bitter grapefruit, orange pith.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, slightly warming in the finish with hop bitterness.
Decent enough but not top draw. The booze came through a little too much in the finish for 8.9%.
bb (6695) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Victor’s bracket box tasting at Paul’s. Pours a just clear orange amber with a thin white head. Big sticky citrus, lots of sweet caramel and malt. Big and malty, hops have faded a bit, citrus and malt. More malty sweetness on the finish with some light oxidization and soft bitterness.
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber courtesy of Terminus. It pours clear copper with gold hues and half inch tan head of foam. The mild aroma offers up bitter hops that are a touch citrus sort of lime like as well as notes of sweet malts and biscuit like malts. The taste has bitter hops made up of citrus notes like grapefruit and lime as well as resiny hop bitterness. From here it rolls into increasing malt sweetness. The bitterness stays firm from front to back. Pretty nice.
Benzai (6409) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled from bottle @ The Hague tasting. Hazy orange color, average sized white head. Aroma and taste are malts, hops, bitter, pine. Full flavor, very balanced. Lovely.