Benzai (6268) - 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.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, deep copper color with thin white foam, aroma has a lot of peach and citrus notes, flavor is more on the blue cheese, grapefruit and caramel, finish is a little overly rindy but a really nice dipa overall
5000 (5984) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Amberish, fairly clear, large frothy off-white head, nice lacing.   Certainly a hoppy nose, seems like lots of different varieties.   Oddly enough I am getting onion & chive potato chips plus some dull fruitiness on the nose.   Strange spicing for that tater chip aroma, but thats what I get.   Bitterness is a little muted, albeit still a bit sharp but fleeting.   Mild sweetness, a little citrusy, and some sweet onion like spiciness.   Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   The 8.9% ABV is well hidden.   Very minor warming, and when I say minor I mean minor.   Not a lot of floralness in this one, citrusy with some interesting spices.   Enjoyable, even if a little different and unexpected.   Thanks to mora2000 for the bottle!
rosenbergh (5953) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at The Chimes, Baton Rouge, LA as Saint Arnold Endeavour.
Clear amber colour.
Sweet hops, strawberries... very sweet aroma.
Very sweet and bitter hops. Strong bitterness in the flavour. Bitterness stays. Soft carbonation. Warms a lot!
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A smooth fruity DIPA that should have been an IPA. Decent beer nonetheless.
How: Bottle 12oz. Consumed acceptably fresh 2.5 month after the beer release. Bottle sent to me by MaltOMeal, thanks a lot
The look: Clear dark golden body topped by a medium beige head
In long: The fruity nose is a bit on the passion fruit and papaya side of things with also notes of iced-tea. Taste is a rather smooth beer, not a hop bomb nor is it a malt heavy beer. Very fruity taste with the above mentioned passion fruits and papaya, also some spicy leafy hops, some pine sap, a little alcohol bite, some residual sugars. Medium astringency in the finish. This could have been a good beer but the little alcohol bite and residual sugars because did not work with the smooth fruity hop profile. The very same hop bill would have much better served by a smaller session 5% IPA. Anyway, there might be a few people reading this that might think I’m acting vainglorious by telling a brewer made a mistake in the creation of this beer, but the vast majority are simply googling vainglorious to see what it means.
drowland (5893) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - MAY 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
5/1/11. 12oz bottle courtesy Cavie! Not quite clear dark orange pour with a huge yellowish head that sizzles away but laces plenty. Big Simcoe and Centennial hop presence in the aroma - grapefruit, tropical fruits, sweet fruits, and more with a solid caramel malt backing in there. Sweet tropical fruit flavor up front followed by the nice malt backing that ends with a bitter hop kick that begs for another sip. Quite nice! My favorite of the ones I’ve had so far (8-11).
marcus (5888) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
deyholla (5858) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to Kevin for hooking me up with this! Pours a clear deep amber orange with a light tan head that lasts throughout the beer and laces nicely. Aroma has a really nice grapefruit note with a bit of growing pine and a caramel/toffee backing. Flavor has a good amount more of backing sweet grains with some pine hops and just a hint of grapefruit.
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
SudsMcDuff (5645) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2011 Bought at 8:15am at Kroger, chilled for 30 minutes .. . Pours a deep golden amber, head is very good- and the lacing is even better .. . Aroma is quite something- spruce, resin, sap, fresh squeezed hop juice, and honey hop nuggets .. . very clean and slick on the tongue, this could get you in trouble with how easy and enjoyable this is to drink! .. . perfect dose of bitterness to go with the sweet resiny hoppiness and hop oil that coats the tongue .. . this is a delicious beer, and is easily the best Divine Reserve on release .. . Cheers to Saint Arnolds, and as my mom said as she tried this brew for first time "its like frolicking in a pasture of fresh hops" well said ma! . ... .. Say, Dave, maybe after work you’d like to go by the zoo and shoot goats..