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RATINGS: 259   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 45į 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.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thedm (4935) - Fort Wayne, USA - FEB 18, 2013
This draft brew from the brewery poured a medium sized head of foamy white colored bubbles that were and left behind a softly carbonated transparent golden brown colored body. The deep aroma was hoppy. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish with a lingering hoppy aftertaste. The strong flavor contained notes of sweet and hops. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2013
clear amber, sticky off-white head with moderate retention and a bit of lacing. pineapple, apricot, spruce, distinct mango, caramelized sugar, alcohol, biscuit. very bitter, medium sweet, well balanced. medium-full body, creamy feel, tingly carb, lingering bitter finish. easily one of the better consistently available double ipas ive had.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (2085) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2013
A: Amer/Orange Hue, Passes Some Light, Thick Amber Head, Decent Lacing S: Big Piney/Citrus Nose, Grainy Malts T: Piney, Citrus, Crackers, Mild Malty Sweetness M: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Drying, Mildly Bitter Overall, this beer packs a big hop punch to the face, consider the palate fatigued after drinking this big boy.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zer0 (1126) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2014
Bottle at THT. Pours clear amber. Aroma is grapefruit, tropical fruit, malts,hops and hay. Heavy bitter and moderate sweet. Full bodied. Awesome balance.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gkeh (202) - Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bomber bottled on 3/4/14. This is a good looking beer. Dark orange/amber pour, nice fluffy off white head. Leaves nice alcohol legs on it. Aroma is big citrus hops, pineapple, orange zest, grapefruit, mango... just amazing. Taste is lots of orange and grapefruit, but a sweet maltiness to take the bitter edge off. Nice sticky mouthfeel, nice dry finish. Thereís a lot to like about this beer, and Iím glad I finally got around to trying it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nakedwhendrunk (2081) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Received in trade. The appearance was a somewhat hazy golden amber color with a nice less than a fingerís worth of a bright white head that ends up barely leaving any lacing. The smell - wow - just how the caramel infuses into the citrus and pine hops as eloquently as it does gee weez, wow, as it warms, I do get some light honey. The taste was a pure bittersweetness that leads on to want to indulge in this beast. Iím trying to sip but seem to be lead on a bit as I canít quite get over the fact how sweet and bitter this rolls over my tastebuds. The aftertaste is perhaps one of the best aftertastes Iíve ever had for a DIPA (uh-oh, Heady and Pliney, what do we got here), sweet sticky yet also somewhat dry finish. On the palate, it sits about a medium on the body with a decent sessionable aspect showing up, whereís the alcohol in this? Uh....actually, Iím ok with that. Carbonation is absolutely par on for the style and for me as thereís a decent harshness but not overly done. Overall, whoah, whereís this one coming from? Geez Louise. Texas - eh? Haha, way to go St Arnoldís, if I lived in your distro, I would be stalking for this beer on a daily basis and Iím having this with two months on it. I can only imagine what it is like fresh. Iím jealous of those who get this on a regular basis, but realize its a good jealousy as I would have this again in a heartbeat.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
swanmann (604) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bomber: ENDEAVOUR IIPA - Copper orange color with 2 fingers of off white , dense, lush foam, which settles after a couple of minutes leaving lace. Aroma is nice and juicy, fruity with orange, honey, and pine. The flavor is a nice balance of acidic and bitter, with nice caramel backbone, it finishes with a touch of aspirin dryness. Medium-full palate, slightly slick, soft mouthfeel adequate carbonation, holds up pretty well with warming. Really nice IIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber with creamy off-white head. Aroma has some nice complexity, citrus, over ripe grapefruit, pine resin, earthy and very malty. Flavor is very much the same and sweet with a balanced bitter. Heavy body with medium carbonation. Overall, great beer but still disappointed that this year wasnít very unique.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
carboloader (673) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2012 Now released as Endeavor. Yippee! From bottle. Pours clear dark amber with medium head. Flavor is tropical fruit, pineapple, apricot, lots of citrus in here. Pine needles and peaches!! Far better than their Elissa IPA which is already decent. Bitterness in the end, but very smooth overall for a IIPA. This is easily the best Saint Arnold brew Iíve ever tasted. Other breweries make one of these on a regular basis. I hope Saint Arnold decides to as well. Their other offerings are average or slightly above. This one is a home run. Way to go Michael Harris! I would buy this as n everyday drinker if they made it...maybe even over Lagunitas Maximus, or at least parallel to it.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cavie (3795) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2011
Bottle courtesy Blutt59. Clear light orange color with a bubbly white head. Aroma is fresh hops, pine and grapefruit. Sweet and perfumy. Flavor is dry hops and fairly bitter. Sweet fruit, piney with some fading citrus notes. Good. Yeah, very good. †Iíll try it on tap on Friday and rerate. 3.6
RE-RATE 4/1/11 Special cask at Flying Saucer FW.†Even for it being filtered, it still maintains a fair bit of haziness. It pours a bright reddish/orange color with a foamy beige head. Looks quite elegant.

The aroma is RIDICULOUSLY hoppy. I mean, one sniff and I feel like Iím walking through a Christmas tree lot while bathing in sap and sweet grapefruit juice. Holy crap! Loads of sweet aromas pack this beer. Very fresh smelling indeed.

Smooth mouthfeel with a load of hops in the flavor as well. Lots of pine needles, tree sap, candied sugar, bitter touches that fades into a very wet, hoppy, bitter finish. Wow one for the hopheads for sure. The cask gives it a smoother mouthfeel than in the bottle, and also allows for a more even balance of flavors.

This is fantastic and certainly well worth the trouble to come about it. The cask version is definitely better than bottle.


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