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RATINGS: 253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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 (5616) - 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 (25090) - 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 (7832) - 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 (30713) - 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 (11076) - 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 (2166) - 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...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2011
(12oz bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a clear orange body with a small white head. Aroma of grass, grapefruit, caramel, ethanol, manure, and herbs. Flavor of herbs, grass, resin, orange, caramel malt, apricot, and pine with a dry, bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wu1000k (18) - Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2011
UPDATED: APR 1, 2011 Started out great, nice sweet/hoppy aroma, slightly sweet taste with nice hop / malt / grapefruit balance given its DIPA nature, but all the flavor seemed to fall flat after the 4th or 5th sip. Good effort as a DIPA but does not belong in the ranks of the legendaries. Was really hoping this would be one of the first truly great DIPAs out of TX, maybe my expectations were simply too high...

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Veldrid (120) - Canton, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2011
Bottle from LeopoldStoch. Pours a clear, golden brown color with white head. The aroma has pine and citrus notes as well as a hint of caramel. The taste has a malt sweetness to it and then hits you with a piney, floral hop flavor. It isn’t as crisp on the finish as a west coast IPA. There is a lingering bitterness with it that is different but not necessarily bad, kind of reminds me of dandelions. Better then Divine Reserve I have had in the past but not something I would seek out.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6281) - 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.


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