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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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3.5
fonefan (52426) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 25, 2011

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear medium orange colour with a small, fizzy, virtually none lacing, fully diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, toasted, caramel, moderate hoppy, fresh mandarin, grapefruit. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110622]

3.6
BMan1113VR (7930) - 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.

4
gvmdw7 (188) - California, USA - JUN 23, 2011
Poured golden orange with a foamy head. Smells of hops, maltiness, and a little of the reported peaches. Delicious imperial ipa. Make sure you let it warm up. Good balance between hoppiness and malt body.

3.8
drfabulous (8831) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 23, 2011
12 ounce thanks to Blutt59. Very strong pine and bitter aroma followed by the same taste. Grapefruit dominates. Alcohol present.

3.5
joergen (29625) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 23, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Clear orange coloured with a small white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, hops and dried fruits with notes of pine needles. Sweet flavour ofcaramel, dried fruits, pine needles and grape fruits. Dry hoppy finish.

3.9
tgncc (3145) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2011
Via trade with Blutt59. The aroma is earthy, musty, then citrus, and peaches. The appearance is translucent amber, white head. The flavor is citrus, bread, caramel, nice. Medium/thick in body. The finish is strong, lingering citrus/grapefruit. Excellent. Thanks, Bob.

3.7
Pinball (12624) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2011
clear dark orange, smooth white head. bitter , slightly flowery aroma, flavor is bitter hoppy, grapefruit, malty. strong hop profile with a strong base.

3.6
Papsoe (25054) - 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

3.5
Ungstrup (38986) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 22, 2011
Bottled. An amber beer with a lazing off-white head. The aroma has notes of hops, malt, and a bit of caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of straw, strawberries, caramel, and malt, leading to a dry finish.

4.1
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2011
Great beer....good color, fantastic fresh hop nose...and flavor is spot on for my tastes. Ripe fruits, flowers, hops....great beer!


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