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Saint Arnold Endeavour IPA - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Saint Arnold Endeavour IPASaint Arnold Endeavour IPA

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578 Ratings
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Ratings: 578
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.27%


Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Same recipe as Divine Reserve #11.

(Beer added by: Kornoms on 02-29-2012)
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adamdarcy

Michigan

5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just wanted to say, HOOKEM HORNS!

This beer is seriously good!!! The hops are tropical in the true sense, not overwhelming and cloying. The beer finishes dry, especially given the stiff malt backbone. Lacing is epic, clarity fantastic, can't get much better. This rivals MANY west coast IPA's I've had. Truly fantastic. Trade or travel for this; it will be worth it.

Serving type: on-tap

03-25-2014 03:51:41 | More by adamdarcy
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dexterk1

Illinois

3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had this one on tap at the brewery. Pours an amber to maybe orange color with a rather thick head that stayed for a little bit and left pretty decent lacing.
Odor was good with pine, citrus plentiful.
Taste starts out with hop bitterness and leads into some grapefruit and general citrus. A little sweet malt is present near the middle end.
Mouthfeel is relatively smooth with fairly typical carbonation and feel on the tongue.
Overall, a very good IPA and the best I tried from St Arnold so far.

Serving type: on-tap

01-16-2014 00:09:59 | More by dexterk1
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BucannonXC5

California

4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Type: Draft
Glass: 12-oz. plastic cup
From: Hoppy Monk in El Paso, Texas
Price: $6.00
Purchased: Sept. 27, 2013
Consumed: Sept. 27, 2013
Misc.: In a very dark place during Oktoberfest

Poured what appeared to be a dark caramel amber color with two fingers of khaki white head. Tons of even layered lacing on the sides of the cup. Good retention all the way down.

Smelled a potent mix of wonderfully smelling hops. Got floral, citrus, grapefruit, peach and a touch of resin.

Tasted more earthier than the smell, but still fresh. Bitter grapefruit, floral heavy and citrus notes.

Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter finish.

This was just a fantastic beer. I would love to try it again.

Serving type: on-tap

10-03-2013 03:06:05 | More by BucannonXC5
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Gueuzedude

Arizona

4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sampled at the Hay Merchant, Houston TX; April 2012
The beer arrives from the tap with a Brilliantly clear red color. It is topped by a pale tan colored head. Holy hops, the aroma is laden with notes of lychee and pineapple backed by pine and menthol aromatics.

The flavor has a big hop bitterness to it that remains quite smooth. There is lots of fruit, but the herbal character is actually the dominant hop note in the flavor; the opposite of the aroma. There is still a lot of fruity hop notes here though with ample lychee, pineapple, a sort of floral concentrated peach like note, and definite apricot. The herbal side contributes flavors of pine, again some menthol, as well as some hemp oil like notes. The body of this brew is quite smooth, definitely viscous and perhaps a touch heavy fro something labled an IPA, but it is definitely well within the double IPA range.

This is very nice; it is quite a bit hoppier than my previous experience would have expected out of Saint Arnold. This is a huge hop fix for me after a long day of travel and a must get for those hop heads out there.

Serving type: on-tap

09-30-2013 02:46:45 | More by Gueuzedude
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Hopprof

Georgia

4.85/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Amidst the beer wasteland of Texas there are some fine craft beers from Austin and Houston. One of them happens to be St. Arnold, who has been at the craft for over ten years. Their double IPA, Endeavor, is outstandiing! Very subtle hop-viscosity on the palate, just the way I like it., reminds me somewhat of a Jailai IPA out of Tampa. Nice bitterness, but just not over the top. Highly recommended!

Serving type: on-tap

02-14-2013 03:47:44 | More by Hopprof
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EagleTalon

Arkansas

3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out to a thin white head (server poured it too carefully?) and amber orange color. Aroma is floral and citrus hops and honey malt sweetness. Flavor is a combination of malty sweetness, floral and citrus hops, but with a barely balanced resiny bitterness (maybe my palate is compromized?) mouthfeel is moderate and sticky which is good for the style. Overall it has great flavors but lacks the bitter punch but it was late and my perceptions may be off. Anyway, I truly enjoyed it and it generally fits the style.

Serving type: on-tap

01-31-2013 04:40:11 | More by EagleTalon
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GJ40

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampled on tap at BJ's in Round Rock. Golden and very clear with great lacing. Great hop aroma with more pine that citrus. Rich hoppy flavors with a moderate bitterness but an explosion of hop oils and flavors. Must be lots of late addition hops. This is definitely one to try.

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2013 12:10:23 | More by GJ40
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HTownGuy85


4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm a local Houstonian, and I'm a fan of St. Arnold's brews. First time I tried out their Endevour.

A - amber, almost honey color. Minimal head, but could've been as it was poured into a very standard pint glass.

S - pineapple, tropical, very fruity.

T - peach notes that transform to tropical fruits. I taste some passion fruit, a little pineapple. Hops come in towards the end and linger. The hops are not too headstrong. The linger for a while in your palate.

M - body is in the middle. Lovely "oily" like mouthfeel. Not velvety, not light. Smack down the middle.

O - very pleased here. Loved it from the first sip. Wish the hops were just a tad more pronounced. Allow the beer to slightly warm up. I'm definitely going to buy some at Specs to have at home.

Serving type: on-tap

11-30-2012 23:44:56 | More by HTownGuy85
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gtermi

Texas

4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: This beer pours a nice golden body with a thick white head that quickly fades to nothing more than a ring around the glass. There is also a lot of lace too.

S: This has a FANTASTIC pepper( the pepper you sprinkle on food, not the kind of pepper you make salsa with)hop smell. There is also a little bit of sweet grain with a tiny bit of bitterness.

T: This seriously tastes a lot like Sculpin too me. The hop bitterness is perfect for the style.. some breweries go a little overboard with the bitterness..anyways, the beer lingers for a long time and has just an amazing amount of sweetness once the bitterness fades.

M: This beer has a very nice body and mouthfeel. The body is very full and has a nice bit of carbonation. As I drink this, the carbonation tingles the tip of the tongue and the back of the throat.

O: This is for sure one of the best beers I have ever had from Saint Arnold's. They have always been hit and miss for me, but this one is a home run. Just an awesome beer and cant wait to get this again.

Serving type: on-tap

09-26-2012 03:48:44 | More by gtermi
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Ford

Texas

4.78/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Boondoggles in El Lago, Texas.

This is a great DIPA. In fact, it's my favorite of all that I have tried.

Plenty of grapefruit taste in my opinion, which I'm a big fan of. Lots of hops too as expected. Bitterness is there, but it fits in. Plenty of ABV so be ready.

If it's on tap, its going to be hard to pass up in the future.

Serving type: on-tap

09-08-2012 03:23:04 | More by Ford
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with a sturdy head blanketing the clear amber liquid; nice delivery of lacing

Smell: Sugar-coated grapefruit; some caramel underneath

Taste: Grapefruit flavors, right off the bat, with a building citrusy sweetness that adds a caramel dimension in the middle; bitter, citrusy and sweet elements all combine to make a bold statement in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; some warmth in the gullet

Overall: While it is a tad too sticky and sweet for me, this is still a very good DIPA

Serving type: on-tap

09-05-2012 22:16:10 | More by brentk56
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Beasticles

Texas

4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Golden red, 1 finger heavy white head

Smell - citrus and grass clippings

Taste - lightly bready with strong grapefruit and pine

Mouthfeel - stickier. Medium carbonation. Works well with the hop intensity.

Overall - Fantastic ride. Would do again. High ABV so wear your big boy pants.

Serving type: on-tap

09-03-2012 22:50:45 | More by Beasticles
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.65/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a very clear darker orange with a big pillowy white head that recedes quickly leaving the slightest amount of lacing.

Smell: Bright crisp refreshing tropical fruits! Big grapefruit nose with some peach and tons of juicy hops

Taste: Very similar to the nose with tons of tropical summery fruits. Huge grapefruit and peach flavor meld well with the malts and the finish has a semi dry bitter hop bite. Perfect for hot Texas summers as it is very refreshing. Very little alcohol detectable for 9% with a very high drinkability

Mouthfeel: Light to medium mouthfeel and slightly sticky. Sticky mouthfeel lingers on your palate.

Overall: A really nice drinkable representation of the style and a great summer time beer for South Texas. Saint Arnold's last two anticipated releases have been big hits and we can only hope there is more to come!

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2012 20:37:49 | More by Texasfan549
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ChBass

Texas

4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Flying Saucer in Houston.

Beer pours a deep brownish-gold, with lots of tiny bubbles that leave lace all around the glass.

The smell is hops, hops, hops. You can smell the columbus, simcoe, and centennial floral combination.

The taste balances all of this hoppiness with sweetness. There's just a touch of bitter aftertaste where the hops won out in the end. I wish the clash of the titan flavors ended smoothly...

Mouthfeel is excellent; full-bodied, without being syrupy. Rivals the best of 'em.

Overall, a great hoppy beer. It's about time Saint Arnold did something big and listened to the beer crowd in Houston. Loved this beer as DR11, and love it as a regular offering!

Serving type: on-tap

04-06-2012 17:07:11 | More by ChBass
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Entaie


4.93/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Probably one of the most floral and unique IPAs I've ever had. StA has always had potential (with creations like their Divine Reserve series, Moveable Yeast series, and Christmas), but this offspring of DR11 is probably their finest effort yet.

I haven't craved a specific beer in a really long time. Congrats StA.

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2012 19:43:32 | More by Entaie
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jbsg02

Texas

4.85/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Had this on tap tonight for the first time and it instantly became one of my favorite Double IPA's. This beer was very clear in the glass, somewhat unusual for a double IPA, which leads me to think it is filtered. From the taste, I get apricot and lots of tropical fruit notes. Definitely try this beer if you get a chance!

I could see this becoming the Pliny of the south

Serving type: on-tap

03-25-2012 06:11:43 | More by jbsg02
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

first DIPA I've has out of Texas, and it doesn't disappoint. The beer pours a light straw/ golden amber with a white head that doesn't fade too quickly. The beer's nose is juicy citrus hops and the taste is no different. This is exactly what I want in an IPA. Thr mouthfeel isn't too gross and leaves residual bitterness without hitting you over the head with it. Overall this beer is outstanding and well priced.

Serving type: on-tap

03-11-2012 14:20:45 | More by ThePorterSorter
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champ103

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Hay Merchant, and again at the Gingerman.

A: Pours a perfectly clear amber/orange color. A two finger white head forms with good retention. Plenty of patchy lace is left behind.
S: Mango, peach, pears, lots of tropical fruits. Some honey like sweetness in the finish for balance. Lots in the aroma.
T: Big on the hops. A little one dimensional with tropical fruits and a honey like sweetness in the finish. Though still very enjoyable.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Crisp and ultra smooth. Like silk. Not nearly as resinous as some other DIPA's which I think is great. So smooth and easy to drink. Something I want to come back to again and again.

This is excellent. I am not a hop head by any means, but Saint Arnold hit this out of the park. Every bit as good as the original DR release if not better. Something I would highly recommend and am glad this is a year round offering.

Serving type: on-tap

03-08-2012 01:43:47 | More by champ103
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CassinoNorth

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Received in a BIF from FlyingKelly! thanks for the awesome Texas brews.

Appearance is a medium amber, crystal clear brew. Head doesn't leave for a second. Very pretty. Upon first sip, I thought this was a nice little single IPA ranging around 5.5% very balanced with a malt backbone that would make some stouts jealous. Hoppy character with some dank resinous tones. I like the smell.

Taste. Yep, this thing rules. I could drink this over and over. The lightest hop bitterness of a 9.5% double IPA I've ever tasted. It isn't east coast and it certainly isn't west either. It's a great Texas double ipa.

Totally blown away at how drinkable this double IPA is. Worth seeking out if you're in Texas.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 05:28:09 | More by CassinoNorth
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AlCaponeJunior

Texas

3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really just about everything about this beer was a surprise, and a good one at that. For one, I thought I had picked a barleywine out of my beer fridge, but upon popping the bottle it was clear this was no barleywine! Hops everywhere. Great aroma, flavor, perfect bitterness (which was high, but good for this beer), everything just said "tasty."

Mostly what stood out for me was citric and pine-forest hops. Not much malt comes through, so I wouldn't call it balanced, but then IPAs aren't really a balanced style anyway.

Body was medium and pretty dry, overall the beer was very tasty and I'll have to stop by the place where I found it again and see if they have some more.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 01:14:42 | More by AlCaponeJunior
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jbaker67

Pennsylvania

4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aroma was all hops. Grapefruit, resin and a little soapy. Pour was a nice clear burnt orange with a one finger off white head. Taste was OK. A little watery. The grapefruit and resin were very strong. A nice but slight malt backbone weaves in and out. This beer is fitting that it is made in the middle of the country. Has a nice west coast hoppiness, but a noticeable chewy maltiness as well. Turns to water in the finish which was disappointing. Nice carbonation round this beer out.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 12:41:38 | More by jbaker67
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ThickNStout

Georgia

4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle from (thanks man!). No apparent bottling information. Served in my Phish snifter.

Pours a hazy orange hued brown with a three quarter finger cream head. The froth fades slowly to a modest halo, leaving a good deal of lace.

Smells outstandingly citrusy with loads of tangerine and clementine. Grapefruit, a touch of bread and some light spicy hop notes. Nice.

As in the nose, tangerines really lead the parade of flavors. Orange zest, grapefruit, pine, bread, sweet caramel malt, some pepper, a little honey and a modest kick of booze. A good mix of citrus hops and sweet malt. Drinks very smooth considering it's almost 9% abv.

Slick, medium full body with medium carbonation. Lingering sweet malt and orangey finish.

A well balanced and quite tasty imperial IPA. Well worth a try for it's pleasantly citrusy profile. Outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 05:36:50 | More by ThickNStout
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Duff27

Illinois

4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aggressive pour yields a three inch slightly off white head. Body is of orange/amber. Great head retention, clumptastic lacing.

Floral/take citrus notes in the nose.

Juicy citrus hops borderlining on dankiness but not quite. Subtle bitterness, very nice. Drinks like its 6.5%abv.

Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

Extremely drinkable IPA outta Texas. Shared with the most beautiful beer drinker ever, fdkayti. Thanks for the Southwest Top 50 tick kojevergas!

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 01:59:43 | More by Duff27
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benclimbs

California

3.63/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - pours amber with a great head and some solid lacing.

Nose - biscuit malts, amber character some hop notes but it is very muted compared to the west coast style - super east coast'y, immediately reminds me of 90 minute both in smell and taste. Once it warms, the hop character comes out a bit but it is still subtle - artificial citrus and some pine. Almost a desert wine character (again reminiscent of Dogfish). Smell is not what I expect from a DIPA but it is so interesting we can't knock it.

Taste - a solid amber malt backbone, caramel structure, round alcohol warmth and a good hop kick at the end, finishes more hoppy than you expect, mouthfeel is viscous at the front but finishes very smooth, nothing spectacular but tasty nonetheless.

Overall a solid example of an early-boil, very balanced east coast DIPA - though I very much prefer our local style, this is both drinkable and structured for this type of IPA, thanks for sending Wes!

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 04:36:52 | More by benclimbs
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nataku00

California

4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a dark copper, slight hop haze, with a finger of off white foamy head. Nice sticky lacing as the head dissipates, with plenty of tiny bubbles streaming up from the bottom of the glass.

Nose is sweet citrus, grapefruit and orange, with some citrus peel bitterness, caramel and toasty malt, and some pine.

Taste is orange peel with pine and herbal bitterness, with a caramel malt, toasted malt sweetness to balance it. Finish is short, with just light pine and toasted malt mildly lingering.

Medium body, slick and oily on the tongue, with a light prick of carbonation initially.

Serving type: bottle

01-02-2014 02:52:32 | More by nataku00
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Saint Arnold Endeavour IPA from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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