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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5901) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Clear amber color/ ivory head. Grass, pine, light pit fruit, mild soap aromas. medium bodied. Pine, grapefruit hop flavors with a caramel, pit fruit sweetness to balance--good

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2011
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of blutt59. Pours a clear deep golden with a small off-white head. Intensely citrusy hop aromas - massive hops. Medium body, fruity and spicy with the heavy and almost herbal hop load returning leading to a very bitter finish. Fairly classic DIPA. 220611

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7867) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31628) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2011
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild yeasty and slight grapefruity. Fruity, grapefruity and mild sweet. Bitter and dry hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11173) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 11, 2011
@Tampa Wkly Gathering @TampaPourhouse Thanks ericsandernavy-12oz bottle-pours a white ring for a head with trailing lace and amber color. Aroma is pine/resin, secondary sweet medium malt. Taste is pine/resin hops with some bite, secondary sweet medium malt.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
50belair (2456) - Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2011
Bottle. Clear amber pour with a big white head. Carmel malt aromas. Nondescript hop and caramel malt flavors. Hard to take this too serious after knockin’ back a Port Anniversary...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3224) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2011
Closing out the Worthington IPA throwdown. This bottle is a few months old. Clear copper color with a big khaki head and thick lacing. Nice mellow hop scent with sweetness and bitterness. Big flavor that starts hoppy and finishes bitter and malty. The almost 9ABV is well hidden.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2011
Sample at a tasting at Suttree’s. Pours clear orange with whitish head. Fruity hop aroma with pineapple, tangerine, slight pine, and a hint of alcohol. The flavor is grapefruit, pineapple, and some bitter pine in the finish. Slightly resinous. Not too shabby.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boliv (1149) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Bottle c/o Santa 2011. Pours hazy orange and gold with a small beige head. Aromas of sweet raisin and mild caramel and toffee. Some doughy bread, citrus, and pine. The flavor is fruity, with raisin and cherry, some caramel, and cocoa. Alcohol is present, but not detracting. The finish is moderately bitter pine with sugared citrus. Medium carbonation and full-bodied with a dry finish. Nice! I think this could age well, as it has some barleywine-esque qualities. [906]

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Bottle. Trade with Jamil. The pour was a sticky, cloudy burnt orange/amber with a decent froamy head that dissolved into a thin white ring; very little lacing. I found the aroma to be a strong malty, dough/molasses, and I didn’t really pick up on any peach notes as the brewer’s description points out. Once I tasted it, I found some of the peach. The malt and dough still hits hardest in the taste, a solid bright hop finish with a medium bodied sticky texture, and then sitting on the finish is a bit of the peaches.


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