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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #11 - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #11Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #11

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218 Ratings
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Ratings: 218
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 34
Gots: 56 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.90% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: UTCengOwl on 03-29-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hot dam Saint Arnolds made an amazing beer on this DR11. Tons of citrus notes up front, color is very similar to Surly Abrasive. Hop bomb and the alcohol is very well masked. I love this beer and will enjoy every drop of the other bottles I purchased. Thank you Saint Arnold's!!! I think I love you.

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Good GOD this beer is perfect. I've been a slave to the hype of some of the DR series in the past (even though they've all been good) but this beer is on a whole other level.

A: The appearance is stunning: bronze with a creamy, delicious head. Brilliant! Kind of like this... except more brilliant because it's not Guinness: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DPKf7y1F-Q

S: Oh man. You can catch all the hop goodness with some subtle peach as well. What a combo. Yum.

T: See smell. Hoppy and sweet and oh so drinkable. I wonder if my drinking them fast has anything to do with the high rating of this review? Hmm...

M: Good carbonation. Don't trust the MANIPULATION about the CAUSATION of the STIPULATION of St. Arnie. This beer is the MANIFESTATION of SALVATION in this beautiful glass in BREW NATION (America).

O: This beer is amazing. If you disagree, your mother's a whore.

(I am going to regret this later... wait, no I won't, I'm drinking Divine Reserve #11)

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4.95/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I have always enjoyed an occaisional IPA & IIPA, however this beer has given me a revewed vigor for the variety. Most balanced IIPA I have had.

A: Bueatiful. Deep golden amber color with a solid two finger head with an aggresive pour. Substanial Lacing.

S: Floral and piney at first with hints of citrus upon closer exmamination. Very appealing.

T: Divine. Perfectly balanced in my opinion. For a beer with such a high hop content the bitterness is masterfully blended with malt for smooth taste. Hints of caramel.

M: Light carbonation that settles well in the mouth. Very drinkable.

O: Hands down the most enjoyable IIPA i have had. From the attractive appearance to the heavenly drinking experience, this is a victory on all fronts for ST A's.

FYI: If you are a dallas native there are still 10+ six packs at Kroger in Richardson (Coit & Beltline) as of 4/8

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4.92/5  rDev +16%

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4.87/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bought at 8:15am at Kroger, chilled for 30 minutes .. . Pours a deep golden amber, head is very good- and the lacing is even better .. . Aroma is quite something- spruce, resin, sap, fresh squeezed hop juice, and honey hop nuggets .. . very clean and slick on the tongue, this could get you in trouble with how easy and enjoyable this is to drink! .. . perfect dose of bitterness to go with the sweet resiny hoppiness and hop oil that coats the tongue .. . this is a delicious beer, and is easily the best Divine Reserve on release .. . Cheers to Saint Arnolds ... .. Say, Dave, maybe after work you'd like to go by the zoo and shoot goats..

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4.82/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance. Pours a clear copper-orange with a finger of sticky looking, slightly yellow head that lasts a couple minutes and leaves some bands of lace.

Smell. Huge grapefruit, pine, and papaya with some pineapple and a little caramel and grain. Smells awesome.

Taste. Massive pine sap and yellow grapefruit rind! Tropical fruits like pineapple and mango come through in the middle. Some toasty grains and caramel. Finishes with some grassy, piney bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden.

Mouthfeel. Medium body with smooth medium carbonation.

Overall. This is some awesome stuff. An exemplary DIPA.

HUGE thanks to JayAre46 for sending this one!!

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4.8/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

So we were lucky enough to snag one of the last six-packs in Houston - if you weren't in line an hour before the doors opened at some places, you didn't get one. We really enjoyed this beer!

A: Clear, amber in color. Poured a nice one finger head that lasted a long time.

S: Strong smell right after pour, mostly pleasant floral notes without too much sharpness. Smell weakened fairly quickly.

T: Nicely developed hop characteristics that aren't overpowering. The malt isn't particularly sweet, but gives a good robustness to the taste.

F: Good body and carbonation. Smooth for an IPA without being slick or oily.

O: Very nice IIPA. We've never been blown away by St. Arnold's stuff, but this is great. Wish they made more of it.

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4.8/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Finally, I have gotten around to reviewing this beer. I was lucky enough to find a case of this jewel and try it several times on tap. I will be reviewing my final bottle (tear) poured into a snifter.

A: Great looking IIPA. Good clarity with a deep golden amber color. A solid two finger head that leaves substantial lacing all the way down.

S: Very invinting smell. Floral notes with strong grapefruit and a little bit of earthy pine. Awesome bouquet of scents, almost mouth watering.

T: The taste does not let down the anticipation created by the aroma. Great balanced hop blend, grapefruit and floral/pine. A hybrid of an east and west coast IPA styles. Some hints of caramel at finish. Perfectly balanced for my tastes, the malt backbone really mellows the high hop content. This is the most balanced IIPA I have had to date.

M: Medium carbonation. Very refreshing for a IIPA, dry finish. No burn from the the high abv. Very drinkable for a big beer.

O: My favorite IIPA and possibly beer of all time. I am about half way through my final bottle and don't want to think about the fact that this is limited release. Truly a divine experience, you must try it if you get the chance. Bless thee Saint Arnold.

Photo of GregMcQ
4.77/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Good clarity; nice light caramel color; good head upon pouring that dissipates to a very nice lacing (that sticks around!)

Smell: Uhm, pretty freaking awesome actually! This beer has an exceptional aroma/smell; pine, citrus, apricot... very hoppy.

Taste: Very good... this beer does not taste like it's ~9%ABV; the alcohol is masked very well; makes it a better beer to drink, IMO. But also a nice balance on malt/hops; the malt-sweetness is there, but it takes the beer warming up a bit to really get to it.

Mouthfeel: IMO, it's perfect; like all excellent DIPA's, it's a little on the lighter side of the spectrum; I think it's spot-on.

Overall: This is just one helluva fantastic beer. 'Nuff said!

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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #11 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 218 ratings.