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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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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

213 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 213
Reviews: 123
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 33
Gots: 57 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: UTCengOwl on 03-29-2011)
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3.2/5  rDev -24.7%

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4.18/5  rDev -1.6%

MarkyMOD, Sep 20, 2014
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4.24/5  rDev -0.2%

mikerrobes, Aug 16, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving Type: 12 oz bottle poured into a stemmed pilsener (beer tulip) glass.

Appearance: Deep, dark, cloudy amber. Medium, frothy head and moderate lacing.

Smell: Warm, sweet caramel. Herbal bitters and citrus build as it warms (like an old fashioned?).

Taste: Toffee and caramel without too much sweetness; slight citrus. Crisp, balanced bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, cleaner than the sweet aroma and taste suggest (i.e. not too sticky). Just enough (moderate) carbonation. Warm without betraying its ABV.

Overall: Nicely mellowed after 3+ years. No longer assertively hoppy, but still enough hop character to balance a full, malty ale.

HipCzech, Aug 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

hopjones79, Jul 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Johan_van, Jul 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

noperative, Jul 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

zestar, May 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

Kramerbarthomer, Mar 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

tpgraham, Mar 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

Ben7773, Jan 21, 2014
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4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle: Thanks Kaggie! This one pours a hazy amber color. There was just a wisp of an off-white head on it, and no lacing. Nice nose on this one. Orange, lemon and pine notes. Maybe a hint of peaches. Nice taste! Fair amount of bitterness, orange, peach and pine notes. Big malt body underneath, but no sweetness coming through. Very Nice!

Boto, Jan 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

greenspointexas, Dec 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -23.5%

zbooks, Nov 23, 2013
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5/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

ROGUE16, Sep 21, 2013
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3.79/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sampled February 2012
A steady pour into my Lost Abbey Teku glass produces a three finger thick, light tan colored head that leaves some nice, layered lacing on the sides of my glass. The beer is a bright, gold highlighted, rich amber hue that shows a brilliantly clear, bright amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of bright tangelo zest, dusty pine sap, woody-peppery herbal notes, a bright lychee note, and an almost musty, herbaceous hop character. The nose is definitely dominated by the hop character, there is perhaps a suggestion of malt character here, I almost have to guess at the malt aromatics; notes of toasted biscuit and orange scented caramelized malt are just suggested at.

A medium’ish body is cut through by a biting bitterness that lingers through the finish; the bitterness though remains quite smooth, though still lingers quite a bit on the palate. The dominant hop character contributes flavors of lychee, super ripe tangelo zest, floral peach, perhaps some bright apricot, as well as some ample kumquat zest. Some alcohol is noticeable in the finish and adds a touch more bite to the hop character, it also brings out some astringent pine and herbal hop character that also lingers a fair amount in the finish. The texture of this beer is on the light side of medium, this helps this to be still fairly quaffable, which is quite needed for this style of beer. The malt clearly plays a supporting role here, but does contribute softly noticeable notes of English biscuit like maltiness, a touch of whole grain cracker, and perhaps a touch of sweet tea.

A nice example of a Double IPA, it hits all the points that it should, and escapes the pitfall of being too rich or viscous. Definitely quite enjoyable and it certainly hits the spot for this hop-head. This is still doing quite well after almost a year of age; still vibrantly hoppy, perhaps a touch cleaner and less aggressive than it was when fresh, but certainly still showing lots of life.

Gueuzedude, Aug 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.8%

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4/5  rDev -5.9%

WickedD365, May 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev 0%

csfcmitchell, May 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

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Saint Arnold Divine Reserve #11 from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 213 ratings.