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RATINGS: 266   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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.


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6861) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2011
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (6861) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (6743) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6701) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6692) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Botte courtesy of ericandersnavy. Pours copper/gold with a nice white head. Smells of chewy citrus, floral, sage, spicy. Tastes of resiny hops, floral, peppery, spicy, perfumy with a bitter finish. Nice usage of hops in this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (6322) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6298) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2011
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!


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (6248) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6248) - 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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