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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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4.2
swanmann (778) - Nompton, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 21, 2014
Bomber: ENDEAVOUR IIPA - Copper orange color with 2 fingers of off white , dense, lush foam, which settles after a couple of minutes leaving lace. Aroma is nice and juicy, fruity with orange, honey, and pine. The flavor is a nice balance of acidic and bitter, with nice caramel backbone, it finishes with a touch of aspirin dryness. Medium-full palate, slightly slick, soft mouthfeel adequate carbonation, holds up pretty well with warming. Really nice IIPA.

4.2
dwyerpg (6413) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2016
This was pretty good. A nice color, the hops are good and well balanced. Not too sweet. A solid double IPA.

4.1
SphinxTX (2878) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2011
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber with creamy off-white head. Aroma has some nice complexity, citrus, over ripe grapefruit, pine resin, earthy and very malty. Flavor is very much the same and sweet with a balanced bitter. Heavy body with medium carbonation. Overall, great beer but still disappointed that this year wasn’t very unique.

4.1
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2012 Now released as Endeavor. Yippee! From bottle. Pours clear dark amber with medium head. Flavor is tropical fruit, pineapple, apricot, lots of citrus in here. Pine needles and peaches!! Far better than their Elissa IPA which is already decent. Bitterness in the end, but very smooth overall for a IIPA. This is easily the best Saint Arnold brew I’ve ever tasted. Other breweries make one of these on a regular basis. I hope Saint Arnold decides to as well. Their other offerings are average or slightly above. This one is a home run. Way to go Michael Harris! I would buy this as n everyday drinker if they made it...maybe even over Lagunitas Maximus, or at least parallel to it.

4.1
Cavie (4805) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2011
Bottle courtesy Blutt59. Clear light orange color with a bubbly white head. Aroma is fresh hops, pine and grapefruit. Sweet and perfumy. Flavor is dry hops and fairly bitter. Sweet fruit, piney with some fading citrus notes. Good. Yeah, very good.  I’ll try it on tap on Friday and rerate. 3.6
RE-RATE 4/1/11 Special cask at Flying Saucer FW. Even for it being filtered, it still maintains a fair bit of haziness. It pours a bright reddish/orange color with a foamy beige head. Looks quite elegant.

The aroma is RIDICULOUSLY hoppy. I mean, one sniff and I feel like I’m walking through a Christmas tree lot while bathing in sap and sweet grapefruit juice. Holy crap! Loads of sweet aromas pack this beer. Very fresh smelling indeed.

Smooth mouthfeel with a load of hops in the flavor as well. Lots of pine needles, tree sap, candied sugar, bitter touches that fades into a very wet, hoppy, bitter finish. Wow one for the hopheads for sure. The cask gives it a smoother mouthfeel than in the bottle, and also allows for a more even balance of flavors.

This is fantastic and certainly well worth the trouble to come about it. The cask version is definitely better than bottle.

4.1
Cletus (6368) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Botte courtesy of ericandersnavy. Pours copper/gold with a nice white head. Smells of chewy citrus, floral, sage, spicy. Tastes of resiny hops, floral, peppery, spicy, perfumy with a bitter finish. Nice usage of hops in this one.

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!

4.1
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Endeavor bomber. Clear orangish brown pour with a lightly bubbly white head. Aroma is orange, caramel, and pine. Flavor is pine, light citrus, some caramel, and bitterness with a nice warming finish. Dry mouthfeel.

4.1
Brigadier (3750) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2012
Guest tap
No wonder this beer was so fantastic - the Divine Reserve series is usually very well crafted. This one being no exception it has the pop of a fresh imperial IPA without being too harsh. I don’t know why you would age it on purpose though.

Aroma / Appearance - The amber semi-opaque base traps about half the light that trickles through. A white billowing head bobs like the crests of wave caps hitting the shore. Orange peels, citrus, and aggressive hops hit the senses with a mission. There is no subtly at all in the approach.

Flavor / Palate - Wheat, orange zest, citrus polish, and a small mountain of crisp hops hit the palate all at once. Bitter, dry, and sharp enough to cut through even a couple of previous pints, this has the entire package from start to finish. At some point I’ll have to fill in the gaps in the series that are still out there to see what else they’ve got hiding in those innocent looking bottles.

4.1
icculus801 (39) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Pours clear and amber with a thin white head. Nice lacing. Piney aroma with slight citrus. Good malt backbone gives way to a smooth, lingering hop finish. Little sign of alcohol given the abv. Very nice offering from St Arnold. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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