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RATINGS: 293   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcox90 (1981) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 14, 2012
22 oz bottle from my man Secret Santa. Pours deep amber with a 1 finger off white head. A smattering of lace. Nice citrus nose, lush and tropical. Taste is citrus with a just right amount of sweetness. Medium bodied with a lingering bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2011
12oz bottle from Ecrassipes. Pours deep, crystal clear amber with a big thick beige head that recedes slowly and leaves excellent lacing. The aroma is excellent on this one with tons of juicy citrus, especially grapefruit and pineapple. There is also some resinous pine and caramel malts but the citrus is the star in the nose. The taste is fantastic as well. Lots of citrus fruits with pineapples and mango coming to mind but the floral pine is stronger in the taste than in the nose. The finish is bitter with a bit of alcohol heat. The mouthfeel is well-carbonated but maybe a tad thin for a DIPA. Thats probably the biggest drawback to this beer. I little more body and this could be an outstanding beer. Still, this is one great beer and the best thing Ive had from SA since Divine Reserve 6.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bule (1913) - California, USA - MAR 20, 2013
On tap at Avenue Pub in New Orleans. Pours a pale reddish color with notice of a head. Citrusy flavors, and hop flavor lingers a long time.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ronaldtheriot (1843) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 24, 2012
Saint Arnold Endeavor has a thick, creamy, cream-colored head and a clear, bubbly amber appearance. Lacing is not too heavy. The aroma is of sharp pine oil and citrus, with an underlying cream cheese smell. Taste is of sweet bread, strong citrus bitterness, cheese, and the alcohol does present itself in the undertaste. Mouthfeel is medium, and Saint Arnold Endeavor finishes mostly dry and fairly easy drinking. Even with its odd, slightly off aftertaste, I still think its very good. RJT

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 1, 2012
Bottle. Poured orange with a creamy off-white head that left good lace. Aroma of caramel, floral, and light fruit. The flavor found floral, light pine, and caramel. Medium body and a medium bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
worldbeertaste (1800) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2014
Amber with a white frothy, lacy lasting head. Nice smell of citrus hops caramel and flowers. Nice smooth citrus with a decent balanced bitter finish. Caramel and pine. Nice level of hoppiness. Very gold beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
degbert (1741) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2013 Bottle. Pours a dark orange-red-gold with a fine-grained, off-white head. Huge nose of grapefruit and geraniums, with a touch of resin. Huge hop bitterness on the front, and then an amazingly clean, citrus tingle that is reminiscent of fresh ruby red grapefruit juice and wheat toast. (All I need is a scrambled egg, and its breakfast!) Amazing mouthfeel -- so often DIPAs finish murky, but this one is so clear it rings. Bravo.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhamp9 (1739) - Corinth, Texas, USA - APR 8, 2012
Pours dark amber with an off white head. Aroma is citrus, pine, peach. Taste is grapefruit, grass, and some caramel. Nice lasting bitterness. Very good overall.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
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 youd 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bleeng (1669) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2011
12 oz bottle thanks to my RB buddies Dave and Kevin. Drank at the hotel near IAH airport and great to have a hometown beer for rating #900. Pours bright hazy gold with a nice thick white head. Aroma is very piney and resiny, with some hints of sweetness. Taste is a tad sweet on tongue, but with huge piney notes of hops. Mouth puckering bitterness on the end and no noticeable hints of malts. This is true hop bomb. This is one of the most bitter IIPA/IPAs Ive ever had, which makes more than difficult to drink more than one at a sitting. Enjoyable and certainly a good addition to the DR series-however I still think #5 is the best of this series.


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