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Saint Arnold Endeavour IPA - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Saint Arnold Endeavour IPASaint Arnold Endeavour IPA

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BA SCORE
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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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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to bentwookie for this. Bottled 022712. Tulip glass.

A: Pours darker golden, very good clarity, with about a half finger of off-white head. Minimal lacing and so-so retention.

S: Light hops and an interesting malt profile (British malts with some caramel), pineapple and brown sugar.

T: Big malt flavor which is balanced nicely with some light hops (citrus and pine flavors), supported with nice mild bitterness on the long finish.

M: Medium carbonation and medium-full body.

O: Tasty, and highly drinkable. This excels at its nuance rather than hop explosion.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2012 04:43:05 | More by pmarlowe
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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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diamondc

Texas

4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Huge fluffy head, spiderweb lacing, sort of a dull bronze tint to the beer. Looks good.

S: Heavy on the tropical fruits, dankness, bubblegum, freshly peeled orange skins.

T: A lot of pine which I didn't get on the nose, then a big wallop of grapefruit, earthy tobacco like bitterness. There's some malt sweetness buried, dried fruit like.

M: Bitterness really lingers on the palate, a beer for the hopheads in mind. A tinge of hotness at the end.

O: A really good DIPA from normally underwhelming SA. I'll be buying more.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 01:51:56 | More by diamondc
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TotallyHosed

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to MisterGrizz who had recommended and sent this to me.

The color is a very attractive orange amber and slightly opaque. The head was huge at just above two fingers and had white foam appearance. There's lots of lacing and carbonation is visually evident.

The smell is very inviting and full of citrus hops. The hops on the nose are supported by malty sweetness.

The taste is a little different from the nose. The sweet malts are at the front, then are replaced by some hoppy bitterness. The bitterness is slightly herby, instead of citrus. The alcohol is nearly impossible to detect. I think the hops hide it well. This brew is fairly balanced

The feel closer to the light side of medium. This makes the brew fairly easy to drink for a DIPA.

I received this bottle about a month after it was bottled, so it's still very fresh. I used to have a poor opinion of Texas brews, but this one opened my eyes. Finally! A beer from Texas that is great. I recommend you get this ASAP.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 23:51:04 | More by TotallyHosed
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match1112

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

thanks to UHCougar12 for this bottle! pours a bright clear copper with an off white head that stands three inches tall for a good five minutes. has a big tropical fruit smell with malts and sugar in the background. taste is very similiar to the nose. very sweet and fruity, almost too sweet. a good amount of caramel malts hold this together. mouthfeel is clean and crisp at first, but gives way to a overly sweet carmalized sugar feel. other than that this is a good ipa that hopefully they improve on. either way this is worth it.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 23:26:57 | More by match1112
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Kramerbarthomer

Colorado

4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The appearance is a orange-amber colour. Floral and citrus tones burst through the nose of this ultra hoppy beer. The first taste gives hints of grapefruit that is mellowed by the Simcoe and Centennial hops. Absolutely delicious.

This is a truly unique Double IPA that deserves to be tried at least once by everyone. In fact, I think I will have another right now!

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2012 20:06:02 | More by Kramerbarthomer
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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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JonnyJ


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

A: The beer pours out a deep gold/light bronze color and generates quite a bit of off-white head if not poured gently. The head consists of small, tightly packed bubbles and can be quite frothy depending on the pour and the glass (I've found that the more flute-styled glasses, which are appropriate for high hopped styles, will generate more foam than the goblet/snifter glasses). The foam laces beautifully as the beer is consumed.

S: The beer doesn't need to be swirled to take in the aroma. As you bring the glass towards your face you will begin to detect the floral/citrusy aroma of hops. The hop character never overwhelms and is full of pleasant and inviting fruity and piney aromas. No sharp alcohol (although the 8.9% ABV), very little malt character (despite the 1.016 Final Gravity), and if any yeast character is present, it is mixed into the hop aroma.

T: The taste of this beer is not at all what you expect from a Double IPA. Many are amazing, but can still be hard to drink due to the extreme bitterness and its effect on one's palate. The bitterness on Endeavor is moderately-high and perfectly supported (for the style of course) by the malt backbone. The hop flavor is crisp while the bitterness and carbonation play a more dominant role in the beginning of the taste. As the beer warms in the mouth and the aromas are sent back into the nasal cavities, an explosion of citrusy and resinous hop flavor occurs, somewhat reminiscent of grapefruit. Just a slight bit earthier in flavor than aroma, but refreshing nonetheless and finishes smooth.

M: The body of the beer is medium, but is hardly perceived as such due to the high hop bitterness. The medium carbonation and slight astringency from hop bitterness lend a slight edge to the beer, along with the alcohol content. This sharpness helps to counterbalance the body and gives the beer a refreshing feel and not too dry of an aftertaste (considering it is 76 IBUs).

o: Overall, this is just as good, if not better than the 2011 release. I believe this one was filtered, while 2011 was not, which did lead to a brilliant clarity. I will say, that there must be a whole lot of dry hopping to achieve that much hop aroma and flavor without being more than 76 IBU. I know many people who would argue that this is simply a very strong IPA, and I can't say I completely disagree. But that's neither here nor there (unless your judging this in a style-based competition). What's important, is that this is a fantastic beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 03:42:03 | More by JonnyJ
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DevilsCups

New York

4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Very excited to try this one, it seems to be gaining traction on the boards. 22oz poured into a DFH Chalice.

A - Great looking beer. Pours a slightly hazy bright orange. Head is pillowy that settles in a nice soapy white layer. Nice legs.

S - Awesome smelling IPA. Very pungent pineapple and citrus that isn't too different than Founders Double Trouble. Maybe a little malt tucked into the back end.

T - Fantastic notes. The pineapple and citrus follow the nose. Very bright flavors and the malt, although taking a back seat, ties it all up nicely.

M - A little less fizz would be nice. Maybe I'm nitpicking, but overall a nice mouthfeel. Could stand to be a tiny bit thicker but I need to remind myself that this is not a double.

O - Wow, this one really takes me by surprise. This reminds me of the first time I had Maine Beer Co.'s IPA's, then 2 months later they started to gain steam on BA. This is totally worth trading for/seeking out. I would buy this repeatedly if it were available to me. Think Double Trouble or Sculpin. Great job Texas!

:Edit: This beer must be consumed fresh. It's one of those IPA's that loses it's boogie with time.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 02:52:43 | More by DevilsCups
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acevenom

Louisiana

4.73/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured the bomber into a 22 ounce brandy snifter. Pours cloudy reddish orange with an abundant eggshell colored head. Plenty of lacing is left as the head dissipates. Aromas of pine and citrus dominate. It's such a wonderful smell. Roasted barley malt and peaches hit the mouth on the first sip with the piney hops coming in on the back. It's sweet and the hops balance the flavor well. This is over 8% ABV, but I don't taste the alcohol at all. It's a medium bodied mouthfeel that's very creamy and well carbonated. It's smooth and easy to gulp. Overall, this is a fantastic beer and I highly recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 23:41:32 | More by acevenom
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cloeren13

Texas

4.98/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this beer multiple times before I decided to review it. Bomber poured into a tulip glass.

Poured a wonderful orange with 2 fingers of soft white head. Excellent retention and sticky lacing.

Aroma consists of grapefruit, orange, mango, peach, hops, and pine.

Citrus is overtaking along with some grapefruit, mango. Towards the end, peach and pine hops are present.

Great mouthfeel. Creamy medium body with just the right amount of carbonation. VERY VERY smooth beer.

Overall, this beer is fantastic. Saint Arnolds hit this one on the head!

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2012 23:16:59 | More by cloeren13
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TexIndy

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Year round re-release of DR11. Poured from a 22oz bomber into a Duvel tulip glass to enhance the aroma. Some sort of bottling code on the neck but I couldn't decipher...but I know it's fresh as it was recently released. Was a clear amber color with good carb streams. Had a large foamy head that settled into a thick foam cap (more than in original DR11 review). Good quick sliding lace with a lot sticking (again more than original).

The aroma was solid with grapefruit and other citrus from the start with the pine resin becoming more pronounced as it warmed up. Some malt but this is a hop show. The taste was heavy c-hops with good pine and malt balance to offset. My original review gave aroma and taste 4's but this re-release seems to have been improved and I am now bumping to 4.5s. This is great and went from not in my top tier to now being top tier. Mouthfeel was medium with good carb and a citric aftertaste.

Overall, went from being a good DR11 to a great Endeavour. Near the best for the DR series. Last review noted that something was missing for me but whatever that was they fixed it. Avail here in TX obviously not as full year. Rotation - this will be a huge player in my rotation . [H;Y]

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2012 01:29:21 | More by TexIndy
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LittleDon

Texas

4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A visually appealing West Coast style DIPA. Pours with a thick head and produces plenty of lace with a slightly red hue. A few swirls produces plenty of caramel, tropical fruit, and a touch of alcohol. Carbonation is a bit on the high side and the body is medium. Leans toward the bitter side, although there's a healthy amount of sugar there. More alcohol in the finish. Strong bitter finish that fades quickly. Best example of a California double that I've come across from a Texas brewery.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2012 21:35:41 | More by LittleDon
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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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coldriver

Texas

4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber pours a medium amber with sufficient head and lacing. Heavy tropical citrus aromas with even a little coconut detected. Taste is fantastic juicy citrus hops, but a little too cotton-candy sweet for my taste. Thick resinous mouthfeel, finishes fairly wet. Overall love the hops, not too keen on the sweetness, but a solid DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2012 00:07:41 | More by coldriver
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Khazadum

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Big thanks to Twiggamortis420 for this bottle! Totally unexpected.

A- Very puffy collar, creamy, emulsive. Its nice and sticky, very great retention, the ranges of lacing are decent, almost great. Clear goldenrod, caramel body. Well done on that.

S- Big pine needles, not pine trees... just christmas tree needles you smell after your vacuum cleaner has sucked them up and is puffing their aroma all over the room. Its paired with juniper, a very faint grapefruit, and light orange citrus sweetness that tries its best to balance out the tremendous bitterness. There is a sharpness of alcohol towards the last quarter that is almost astringently hot.

T- Bright bitterness comes at me. Pine trees and evergreen forests, mint leaf memories, some citrus sweetness, but more like a generic caramel. Its nauseatingly sweet and overwhelmingly astringent bitter. Like the alcohol is causing an exponential amount of damage in addition to it. Not a big fan of these combination of flavors.

M- Full bodied, sticky presence, long lasting biting attacks in the back pockets of my cheeks, roof of the mouth wants to crawl off and die because of the uselessly bitter imitation pine and alcohol. A nearly 9% is a tougher drink than a 15%. Color me shocked.

It started becoming a chore to drink unfortunately.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 22:36:25 | More by Khazadum
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sitarist

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear copper color. One finger of rocky, white head. The head falls to a ring that leaves patches of lacing. Gorgeous!

It smells like a wet Great Dane. There are hints of tropical fruits, some biscuit, but mainly I smell shampoo, and wet mutt. It does tickle my nose though.

I taste tea, mango, papaya, and soap. Not bad, not great!

Lighter body, the carbonation tingles my tongue. Just a bit too light.

A good beer that is a tweak or two away from being a great beer. I would drink this again, and again.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 01:28:14 | More by sitarist
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HardTarget

Texas

4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Bright amber gold glass shows excellent clarity. Holds a thin head that is a bit below expectation for a DIPA, but laces nicely.

Smell: Fresh, oily hop cones, all West Coast citric. Grapefruit with a touch of pine, the hops overwhelm any malt character which leaves me a bit concerned this may be a bitter bomb, but mmm fresh hops.

Taste: Bitter almost tea like start fades into a sweet hard candy peach before the oily hops soak in for a long slow finish. Nice round profile. Loads of hops, cone, leaf, maybe a bit of vine, they went whole hog. As I adjust to the bitter, the candy note goes a little pixie stix and gets a little distracting.

Mouthfeel: Oil spill, medium heavy body with a mild chew, lively carbonation.

Overall: A nice IPA. West Coast the way I like 'em. That middle sweet note is just a touch off in my book, but more of a preference than a flaw. Nice to have a Texan IPA go this big and bold, I can see grabbing another while it's fresh.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2012 03:33:57 | More by HardTarget
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wagenvolks

Texas

4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into a Delirium Tremens tulip while streaming the new Mars Volta album, Noctourniquet.

Pours a mottled, rocky inch of taupe head that quickly settles to a thin wisp of bubbles and splotchy lacing. Beneath, the body is aglow with a fiery copper hue. Brilliantly clear and punctuated with a few trails of carbonation. The nose is bursting with ripe tropical fruits: mango, pineapple, starfruit. Bits of piny hops in the background with a succulent booziness. Malts smell a tad thin, but it's a minor knock.

Saint Arnold blasted it out of the stratosphere with Endeavour (pun intended). They dialed back the harsh bitterness and booziness that Divine Reserve 11 had, all the while keeping the hop flavor very much alive and very much delicious. Don't get me wrong, this IIPA will still wreck your palate, but it's a refined aggression that balances superbly with gummy alcohol esters and loads of piny, fruity, resinous hop juice. Mouthfeel is medium in body and the carbonation is tight and zesty on the tongue. I am so incredibly happy to have this beer available year-round in Texas. And for the $6.50-a-bomber price point, I might just make this my go-to IIPA when I need a hop fix. Great job, Saint Arnold!

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2012 03:07:33 | More by wagenvolks
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OTB

California

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

Thanks to my neighbor for bringing a couple of these back from Houstan. Poured into my tulip this beer is a gorgeous dark orange, clear and a nice tight fingers worth of creamy white head with really thick legs that plaster the side of my bowl as I drink down. The nose is out of this world, crushed sweet dank hops, uber sweet tropical fruits, floral, simply amazing, one of the best smelling brews I have ever had. The flavor profile follows the nose to a tee, sweet red grapefruit, pine, a thin line of maltiness to keep it all in check, there is tangerine, mango, lemon, lime and fresh herbs in beautiful harmony. The mouth is sensational, not heavy for the 8+ abv, which by the way you never detect, it's cleansing, bright, dry and begs for more. Totally blown away by this brew, world class on every level. Available in bombers only. If you are in the distribution area for Saint Arnold and love superbly crafted Imperial India Pale Ale search this one out. It's outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2012 02:28:16 | More by OTB
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depechemode1983

Texas

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

A - Pours a golden/copper color. Head is off-white and minimal. There is a moderate amount of sticky lacing.

S - Bittersweet. Sweet grapefruits and oranges, piney bitterness, and pineapples. Sweet and tropical.

T - More piney and bitter in the taste. Lots or grapefruit rind and a pine needle bitterness. Very bitter. Although mono toned very tasty.

M - Medium bodied, silky, tingly carbonation. No complaints.

O - An all around great DIPA. Very bitter. I guess this stuff is year round. First time I see this. This is now my favorite offering from Saint Arnold.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2012 01:59:49 | More by depechemode1983
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2378GCGTG

Texas

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

Appearance: Golden/brozen color thats clear, no particulate. A 1 inch white head sits on top with excellent lacing that clings to the glass as the head slowly fades

Nose: Citrus fruits and citric acid hops with some hints of grass, the nose finishes with a clean malt note.

Taste: Citrus hops and pine-like resin. Fresh cut hay and sweet malt. I wish there was a bit more malt here.

Mouth: Flows on the tongue but has an assertive bitterness character with piney resin notes, lightly carbonated giving it just a hint of fizz

Overall: This is supposed to be a remake of the divine reserve 11, but I feel like they cut back on the malt. In any case, this is still a great IPA and I will gladly revisit this again soon

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2012 00:47:16 | More by 2378GCGTG
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pwsoldier

Texas

3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 2/27/12

A - Pours amber/copper with a modest ivory head. Lacing is pretty light.

S - Lots of citrus and pine with some peaches and a hint of tropical fruit in the background. Some toffee-like malt sweetness comes through as well. A very nice aroma overall.

T - Big, resinous hops are dominant. The citrus and pine sits atop a large malt backbone. A bit one-dimensional, but enjoyable. I definitely enjoy the smell of this beer more than the taste.

M - Medium-bodied with semi-dry hoppy finish. A touch of bitterness carries over into the aftertaste.

O - It's nice to see a decent DIPA made in Texas. That said, it's little more than decent. I want to love this beer, but I guess I've been spoiled by having the opportunity to try beers like Pliny, Sculpin, and Abrasive, beers that Endeavour can't stand up against. It's good, but I think it's been over-hyped by locals.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2012 00:40:49 | More by pwsoldier
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beer19

Texas

4.8/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottled 2.27

This is actually the second time I have had this beer. I didn't want to review it the first time because I had a cold and wanted to make sure my taste wasn't off.

A - Copper and orange, beautifully clear, head dissipates quickly, but leaves a good bit of lacing.

S - Enticing and juicy aromas of pineapple, peach and pine citrus. Just enough malt presence.

T - Follows the nose perfectly. Tropical fruit and citrus dominate the pine. No hint whatsoever of the 8.9 abv. Finish is dry, but creamy and balanced enough not to fatigue the palate prematurely.

M - Carbonation tingles the tongue and complements the bittering hops. Just enough creaminess as stated above.

O - World class. I have had a good portion of the top 10 rated dipas and this is right up there. Congrats to St. Arnold. Today is a great day to be a Texas dipa drinker.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 03:12:28 | More by beer19
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful, hazy, dark orange color. Dark off-white head of about 2 fingers, leaving lots of sticky lace behind. Aroma has a lot of citrus, sweetness, slight grapefruit and tropical fruits, but there's also a nice level of pinyness to it. Pleasant bitterness without being Over the top. Plenty citrus fruits and tropical fruits and a touch of pine. Nice creamy feel, good carbonation, good body.

Still an excellent IPA... I think I actually like this better than 11...

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 03:08:47 | More by EgadBananas
Saint Arnold Endeavour IPA from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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