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RATINGS: 290   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   IBU: 76   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.1
BeerZack (432) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 15, 2012
At first I thought, maybe I shouldn’t rate this IPA so long after its release... but isn’t that what these DR series beers are supposed to be for, hoarding (reserving) and opening as they age? So, it smells and tastes like a weak barleywine already at this point. Smells like chocolate whack-an-orange, caramel and plum or prunes. Tastes like sour prune juice and caramel, with a hint of cardboard. Not bad, but not something I’m looking forward to finishing the rest of either.

3.5
crosamich (474) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - NOV 13, 2012
some citrus but primarily piney/green hop aromas, no real alcohol notes to speak of, quaffable for 9%, goes down easy.

3.9
SSSteve (4006) - - NOV 10, 2012
22oz bottle labeled "endeavour". clear copper with a medium, creamy, whipped white head. crystal malt with earthy pine hop aroma. the flavor is less piney than the aroma, with more fruity notes. not a palate wrecker 2ipa. it’s hoppy, but gentle, and the hop concoction works with the malty backbone that refrains from being too sweet. yet another solid effort from these dudes.

3.8
ration (2282) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 3, 2012
031112. Tap at the brewery, houston tx. Pours clear copper with a small head. Aroma hops, citrus. Fruity hoppy taste. Medium full bodied. Not Bad.

3.3
steve_boro (26) - - NOV 2, 2012
A little piney on the nose. Definitely a solid balance between hop bitterness and hop sweetness.

3.5
beerproject (129) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Aroma is piney, grapefruity and carmelly. Taste is strong bitterness up front, followed by pine and grapefruit. Lingering bitterness on the finish.

3.3
JonTX (2) - Houston, Alabama, USA - OCT 24, 2012 does not count
Bottle from release. Ages well. Great color with some lace that faded as it sat. Flavor:citrus, floral. Great beer.

3.9
bytemesis (9510) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a medium white head that dissipates with great lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, pine and caramel. Flavor is the same, lightly sweet and very bitter from start to finish. Pretty good, but a bit over the top for me.

3.7
Ibrew2or3 (8913) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2012
22oz bomber courtesy of Terminus. It pours clear copper with gold hues and half inch tan head of foam. The mild aroma offers up bitter hops that are a touch citrus sort of lime like as well as notes of sweet malts and biscuit like malts. The taste has bitter hops made up of citrus notes like grapefruit and lime as well as resiny hop bitterness. From here it rolls into increasing malt sweetness. The bitterness stays firm from front to back. Pretty nice.

3.7
Robbievegas (469) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 3, 2012
Tasted on tap at The Saint Arnold Brewery in Houston, TX. A fantastic hoppy double IPA with peach and citrus notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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