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RATINGS: 289   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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4.5
dyetube (1378) - Hurst, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2011
Bottle from market street. Pours a rich amber with a thin white head. The aromas are pine mixed in with some pine and then bathed in some pine with grapefruit and dough. The mouthfeel is bitter, dry and sticky with a heavy body. This was a fantastic beer. Cheers!

4.5
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.

4.5
Stevesie (336) - - JAN 12, 2013
From bottle. Pretty burnt orange with very little head and virtually no lacing. Hoppy nose; maybe a little grassy. Active carbonation. Lots of hop character, solid balance and a nice tingle on the lips and tongue. Dry, bitter finish. Has every quality I like in a beer. In my top five of all-time favorites.

4.5
Rmorris007 (53) - - SEP 30, 2014
I’m just going to say I’m happy that the folks up at Saint Arnolds made this beer a year round brew. I normally have one with a hearty steak dinner and finish it off with a boiler room Berliner weisse with raspberry tarts for desert

4.4
djd07 (15543) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 13, 2011
On tap at Front Porch Pub. Pours a clear orange amber with a small creamy white head that leaves good sticky lacing. The aroma is a piney hop with citrus and floral. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet hop with fruit, mostly peach with a nice lingering bitter finish. Hides the alcohol well making it very easy to drink. Really enjoyed this IIPA from Saint Arnold. Hope they make this a seasonal.

4.3
jmad (72) - - APR 3, 2011
I lucked out and got the last bottle from Central Market. The first guy said they were out but the second guy I talked to said that he put one to the side (lucky me). So I poured a 12 oz bottle into my tulip glass... The color of the beer was copper with a two finger off-white head that sunk in, leaving a filmy layer and lacing on the glass. The smell is all hops, the aromas consist of peach, lime, pine and just a hint of vanilla. I first tasted bitter pine, then sweet malt and lots of fruity hops. I noticed flavors of peach and cream with a bitter grapefruit finish. The beer is medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a dry finish. I thought the Divine Reserve was one of the best Texas beers that I’ve had. Can’t wait until next year.

4.3
AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2012 On tap at the brewery. Big, full-flavored ale, with a fresh, green bouquet of peach, grapefruit, grassy notes, pine, and a nutty malt background. The palate is medium, almost thin for a DIPA, but quite serviceable nonetheless. The taste is hop bitter and fruity sweet, with notes of peach, grapefruit, green mangoes, nuts, and some floral overtones. The malts definitely balance things out very well, making this a very approachable DIPA, much more so than bigger, scarier exemplars of the style. Loved it.

4.3
stxoil (33) - Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Aroma is hoppy and citrusy. Pours clear amber with a bit of an orange tint. Small head that doesn’t stick around too long. Taste is great combination of hops & malt. Creamy mouthfeel with almost a wine-like character. Nice finish that’s not too bitter. Overall an excellent beer. Very highly recommended!

4.2
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2011
Pours bright clear burnt orange with a long lasting moderate white head. Aroma is really pungent with TONS of grass, lemon, herbs, slight grapfruit, and barely a suggestion of caramelly malt. It’s like hop potpourri. Flavor of grass, lemon, pepper, pine with a bit more caramel and toasted biscuits. Finishes with grapefruit and pepper, while the malt takes on an earthier quality. Bitter aftertaste keeps on going, but thankfully it’s flavorful as well. Medium bodied, creamy, very pleasant to drink and the alcohol is tough to detect. Lovely beer, very well made, and the hop character is INCREDIBLY fresh. Get your sixer before it’s too late!

4.2
legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Not being a hophead, I found this really enjoyable. Very nice balance between the citrus notes and the malt. Drank just a tad hot.


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