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RATINGS: 283   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9169) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2011
Bottle thanks to Caleb! Nice dark orange amber pour with nice stark white head. Aroma has notes of big citrusy oils with grapefruit and orange, lemon, leading into notes of sweet toffee and slight spice notes. Taste is nice sweet tropical fruit with some peach notes, grapefruit, leading into toffee and bready notes with a nice bitter, oily slightly piny after taste. Nice balanced double IPA, leaning towards the sweet side so reminiscent more of a barley wine. Delicious brew nonetheless.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (8913) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Bomber from Spec’s - Memorial in Houston, TX. Slightly hazy light orange pour with a white soapy head. Nice citrus and sweet peachy aroma. Little bit of malt sneaking in there on aroma as well. Taste is very similar. Fairly aggressive on the tongue. Good brew. This actually softens up and gets a little fruitier/peachier as it warms a bit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (8742) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 24, 2013
Bottle, as Saint Arnold Endeavour @ Maxi’s House, courtesy of Max. Pours slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, sweet fruity hops, peach, light citrus. Flavor is malt, caramel, fruity hops, grapefruit, light resin. Medium to full body, average carbonation. 230413

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (8700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 18, 2011
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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (8524) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (8305) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours reddish copper with a nice off-white head and a sourish fruit aroma. There is a substantial caramel malt flavor with lot sof carbonation and a dry bitter finish. Very tasty with a warm alcohol trail.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (8215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2011
12 oz. bottle via trade with a DLD buddy from Houston- thanks Bryan! Pours a clear, bright amber color with virtually no head. Sweet aroma of citrus fruits, sweet malts, piney hops, and a little boozy heat. Flavor of citrus fruits, pineapple, sweet malts, grassy hops, and pine resin. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a juicy mouthfeel that finishes resinous and sticky. Solid DIPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (7915) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 23, 2011
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (7800) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2011
12 ounce bottle thanks to Timbo. Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. The aroma is sweet fruity and resinous hops. The flavor is a rich orange and citrus note, some bitterness lingers in the finish, vanilla, very sweet and tasty. A great IIPA for sure. Has the mellow and yet intense quality that I like from IIPAs. Awesome!


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