RATINGS: 289   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   IBU: 76   EST. CALORIES: 267   ABV: 8.9%
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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kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark copper body with a nice one finger frothy off-white head that retained as a thin covering. Some nice lacing clinging to the glass after each sip. Some nice C-hops on the nose with some big grapefruit rind, though there is a hefty amount of caramel maltiness below. The flavor is actually pretty well balanced between the malt and hops. The sweetness of the malt takes the brash edge off of the hops. The bitterness still comes through pretty well though. Medium to full bodied with a slightly thick and chewy texture. Pretty nice DIPA.

colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 7, 2012
Pours clear gold amber with a medium frothy head that clears quickly. Aroma is pine, grapefruit and a bit of malt. Very bitter hops with a smooth finish, nice level of carbonation. Really a great example of a double IPA.

Steve_0 (3744) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Tap at The Hay Merchant. Poured a deep, yet clear orange with a one-finger white head and great lacing. Smell is caramel, grapefruit, pine, grass, and citrus. Taste is much the same and very well-balanced. Flavors of big pine, grass, and resin with a sweet caramel backbone to smooth it out leading to a moderately bitter finish. Great sticky mouthfeel with high carbonation. This IPA is very well-balanced and not one characteristic overpowers any of the others. Nicely done.

UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - JUN 4, 2012
mad props to coldbrewky and KAggie97 for this one. dark burnt orange capped by small silky off white head. lovely lacing around the glass. Strong malt nose with addition of pine and caramel. This is a malt bomb with a creamy body that melts around the mouth. Enough bitterness but hop flavors are a bit subdued. Pine and citrus do linger a bit.

coldbrewky (1730) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Thanks to Kaggie for this haul. My father and UDbeernut were able to enjoy a bottle each. Lightly hazy orange amber Creamy tanish head grows quickly and then stops abrubtly. Nose is strongly backed malts with hop afterthoughts. Nose grows to butter covered malts after it sits a bit. Drippy tight legs. Much like the Snake Plisken tag line in Escape From LA..."I thought you’d be bigger....." I said of the body. Hops gently and last and linger but are strangely unobtrusive. Grapefruit with light sugar added...thin finish of malt. A surprisingly subtle brew.

taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Dark gold, decent head. Aroma if IPA - tons of citrus and fruit. Taste is malt and sweetness up front, but gives way to taste of cantaloupe and perhaps. peaches. Fruity. Excellent.

jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - MAY 27, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2012 I had this under the name of Endeavour. Wonderful aroma - I sipped very slowly so I could enjoy the aroma. Citrus and hops. Very bitter but not overpoweringly so. Slight sweetness. Heavy, not overly thick. Overall, an excellent beer.

mikem409 (2029) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2012
22 ounce bottle. pours clear amber with pillowy head. aroma of pine and citrus. not as hoppy as i would like but not bad. sweet and malty also very nice ipa

kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012

Name: Endeavour
Date: March 24, 2012
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, HMOG
Appearance: clear copper, scant head
Aroma: sweet crystal malt aroma, citrus hops
Flavor: robust citrus hop flavor, sweet crystal malt, balancing bitterness, tangerine, long bitter finish
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

Dylanfan70 (4) - Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2012 does not count
This Divine Reserve beer is one of the best to come from my hometown brewery, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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