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Saint Arnold Endeavour IPA - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold Endeavour IPASaint Arnold Endeavour IPA

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BA SCORE
92
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153 Reviews
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Reviews: 153
Hads: 819
Avg: 4.14
pDev: 25.85%
Wants: 80
Gots: 187 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Texas, United States | website

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Kornoms on 02-29-2012

Same recipe as Divine Reserve #11.
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Reviews: 153 | Hads: 819
Photo of azdback
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Spaten tumbler. A bright and clear burnt orange color. Head rises almost three fingers and is bright white in color and has the appearance of a fluffy cloud in the sky. Turns a bit rocky as it dissipates and leaves beautiful sticky lace rings.

Smell is pretty fantastic. Dark, ripe citrus smells. A blood orange comes to mind. There is some bread or yeast smells as well but not overpowering.

Taste is a bit more bright than the smell. Mostly citrus flavored hops, pineapple, orange and yellow grapefruit come to mind. There is some malt balance here though, quite sweet. Just a hint of alcohol is here too.

Mouth is crisp and smooth. Carbonation is round to spritzy with a balanced body and an average to long dry finish.

Overall I did enjoy this Alamo State offering. Well balanced for a double IPA but also well hopped. Thanks to injuredreserve for the chance at this. A must buy if you get the chance.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a teku glass

A- pours a clear golden amber color with a small foamy white head that reduces to a film on top

S- mix of citrus, pine and grassy hop aroma with just a hint of underlying sweet bready malt

T- citrus and tropical hop forward up front with notes of grapefruit peel, orange and some passionfruit. Clean underlying malt leaves more hop bitterness on the linger

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish

O- plenty of hop flavor while not becoming too bitter

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Photo of jmarsh123
4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to texasclimber for the bottle. Dated 2/27/12 poured into my Duvel tulip.

Pours deep orange with a two finger white head with good retention and lacing.

Smells like a pine forest with hints of tropical fruit. I recently sampled this one fresher and the tropical fruits seem to have faded a bit in the 9 weeks since bottling. A little bit of caramel malt presence as well.

Starts out with some tropical fruit notes, but again maybe a bit more subdued than an ultra fresh bottle. A little bit of a sticky bready malt in the middle before finishing piney and dry. A touch of alcohol is present on the finish.

Medium bodied although a touch on the light side. Solid carbonation.

Pretty good DIPA, but it's lacking a little something that would push it into elite territory. Still definitely worth the cost of admission to try.

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Photo of Duff27
4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
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!

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Photo of drunkboxer1
4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had it out of a tulip glass. Deep gold coloring. Sticky, oily head. Hallmark double IPA stuff. Smells citrusy, not too much alcohol on the nose. Tastes like grapefruit, packed with American hops. Bitter, but not unbalanced considering other beers I've had in this style. Taste that coats the tongue. I'm giving this a high rating because it's a very nice beer, but it isn't exactly anything new. First double IPA I've had from St. Arnold (I think), and considering the less than memorable Elisa I think this is a definite improvement.

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Photo of Immortale25
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Bottleneck says 032013.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before making its way down to an 1/8 inch head. Fluffy, resilient lacing clings to the glass.

S- Piney/citrusy hop aroma with some cereal grain sweetness to round it out. Slight alcohol fume.

T- Restrained bitterness makes for a balanced flavor profile with the hops and malt equally contributing. Alcohol is subdued which ups the drinkability.

M- A bit dry with moderate carbonation and a medium body.

O- Pretty solid throughout. Nothing to write home about, but I would definitely visit this one again given the chance.

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Photo of jlindros
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to ApostleBrewing for this one.

Nice creamy head rises to 1 finger before fading fairly quickly with decent lacing, semi clear honey amber color.

Nose brings semi sweet malts, light caramel and toffee, then fruity and candy hops, hint of citrus and candied orange peel, not a huge bitterness.

Taste starts with sweetness again, honey even, caramel, toffee, sweet malty flavors etc. bitterness comes with decent hops, slight earthy and candied orange peel tasting hops with a light fruity hop kick, fairly bitter but not crazy. Nice balance and booze is hidden well. Finish is drier, but slightly sticky, caramel malts and nice earthy hops lingering but not bitter.

Mouth is heavier bodied, decent carb, hint of warming booze.

overall nice, not the hop bombs they like to make these days, malty balance that hides the booze well and nice malty flavor and balance with some candy fruity hops. Tasty.

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Photo of rudzud
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally going through my backlog of notes. Thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into my Ommegang tulip a nice clear copper hue with a thin white blanket that faded to leave light wisps and some faint lacing.

S - Lots of caramel malts here and pine resin. Does not smell entirely fresh but still enticing. The pine notes are fairly solid.

T - Taste is a bit on the malt heavy side but there are still nice pine resin notes. Good balance of hop and malt.

M - Mouthfeel is on the smoother side. Goes down easily, very drinkable.

O - Overall, no ta bad beer from Saint Arnold. Would like to try this fresh.

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Photo of chefhatt
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured this beer into a snifter, it has a nice orange/copper color body with a small head that thins out to a thin lace. The smell has a nice rich pine aroma. The taste is well balanced of hops and malt. It has a light sweet flavor to start then a nice strong pine/bitter hop flavor comes on the back of the tongue. The mouth feel is very nice, well carobnated and overall a really good balanced DIPA

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Photo of 10adavis
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours well with a nice looking head. Color is a nice deep red/amber color. Has a sweet taste, but not as much hops as I would expect from a double IPA. Feel is great. All in all, a great (but not the best) IPA.

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Photo of supie12
3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This maintains a great head in a IPA glass and has the distinct IPA taste but in a subtle smooth taste. The aroma is clean and crisp. And being a Texan, this St. Arnold is one of my favorite local brew companies. The high APV is pretty noticeable after you finish it too. Especially for a lightweight.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

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Photo of match1112
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

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Photo of EagleTalon
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

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Photo of HipCzech
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Serving: 12 oz bottle poured into an IPA glass.

Appearance: Clear, deep copper gold with a tall, bubbly head of off white bubbles; spare lacing.

Smell: Caramel malt, citrus (orange), black pepper, slight dankness and whiffs of alcohol.

Taste: Caramel, candied orange peel, pine, earth, and dry, herbal bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body, hint of oiliness, light to moderate carbonation.

Overall: Malty, a bit boozy, and balanced, with a subdued hop punch.

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Photo of depechemode1983
3.97/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

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Photo of vcoggins
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle
Served in a pint glass

A - Pours a beautiful copper color with a 2 finger off white head, dissipates to a thin layer thin layer on top that lingers, excellent lacing.

S - Lots of piney aromas with some citrus smells in the mix.

T - Mainly bitter and pine tastes here, but well balanced with a malty sweetness. Slight grape fruit flavors as well.

M - Medium to low carbonation. Low alcohol burn to it.Smooth slightly oily feel.

O - A really great IPA. A little more sweet maltyness would have suited my tastes more, but the bitterness was not to overpowering. As other have mentioned the flavors do become more pronounced as the beer warms. Really nice beer.

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on cask at Idle Rich Pub in a pint glass.

The beer is golden with a nice finger of white tight bubbled head. The glass was dripping with head.

The nose was basically grapefruit juice with some sweetness.

Lots of citrus character with orange and grapefruit hop flavors. There is some attempt at a balancing sweetness to the bitterness. There is still a bold bitterness akin to Deschutes Inversion. Some pine comes out in the finish.

St. Arnolds needs to tap Keith Stone for a smoothness campaign for this brew.

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Photo of Etan
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Spiegelau tulip. Sent from Texas by Lokieman.

A: Pours a clearish brass with a soft, puffy off-white head. Head sticks around for a while, leaving some nice lacing.

S: Mouth-watering citrus hop in the nose. Grapefruit juice and orange peel, puckering rind, a little bit of candy sweetness from the malt.

T: Big bitterness with some nice citric notes hits first. Quickly morphs into a mix of strong, cakey sweet pale malt and dark, peppery alcohol. Alcohol is pretty noticeable, and overwhelms the palate for a bit, before fading and letting the hops finish the taste.

M: Medium-bodied. Alcohol is somewhat perceivable.

O: Pretty good DIPA. The alcohol is a bit too present, especially for it only being less than 9%, but solid nonethless.

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Photo of BeersCriteria
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a strawberry color with a small soapy head.

S- I get an immediate hit of a strong tangerine scent. It's a very sweet and juicy smell, very pleasant.

T- Good hop bite with tastes of citrus and floral with a hint of a sweet malty backbone. Mouth feel was light and clean as well. It's a solid DIPA and I am a little under the weather so I might not be giving this brew it's due diligence, however, I expected a little more from a Divine Reserve. Nonetheless, I'll probably pick up another bottle.

Food Pairing- I could see this pairing well with a good spicy-earthy deep dish pizza. Something like a spicy italian sausage, mushrooms, jalapenos, beef and even pineapple to pair with the citrus notes.

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Photo of SavvyStudent
3.92/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Little to no lacing with a slight head

S: The thing that makes St. Arnolds unique to me is the combination of tasted malt smell with the IPA. You get both the pine and toasted smell in one

T: Right away you get the malted flavor with the pine and bitterness coming in the back

M: Medium bodied

O: The caramel malt base makes this a good intro IPA for those beer drinkers that have not moved into the hop world. St. Arnolds does a good job making this a balanced IPA

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Photo of barleywinefiend
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a deep honey color with good carbonation but the head was short lived, bubbles and lacing died rapisdly leaving small white cap and moderate lacing

S: Not as big as I expected or wanted. Pine, citrus with a little bit of caramel

T: This beer tastes very nice. I get a great mix of light pine and caramel malt upfront. Mdway citrus notes come through with finish if grassy floral hops and light bitterness

M: Medium bodied, well carbonated

O: Good across the board. Really easy to drink, tasty, balanced

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Photo of MDDMD
3.87/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-orange amber color with a nice off-white head and good lacing

S-citrus, malt, hint of sweetness, orange, pine, slight floral

T-bready malt, caramel, grapefruit, orange, pine, hint of floral, moderate bitter finish

F- medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth, alcohol well-integrated

O-decent DIPA, but a little on the sweet side for me

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Photo of FLima
3.86/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drank it straight from the brewery taps.
Amber color with a thick off-white head with decent retention.
Very nice aroma with tropical notes of coconut, passion fruit, pineapples and mild pine.
Flavor of peaches, grapefruit, sweet caramels, toasted malts, tea bags, grass, cola and pine. Dry aftertaste with a good bitterness (it has 76 IBUs).
Medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 8.9% abv is very well hidden.
Nice DIPA with good complexity, still as most DIPA could be less sweet.
Ap.3,5 Ar.4,25 Sab.3,75 Sens.3,75 Cj.3,75

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Photo of jbphoto88
3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Endeavour is a looker. Orange gold in color with a soft white cap that lasts and laces the glass. Large hop oil slicked bubbles from a deep pour refuse to pop on the surface.

The nose to me should be bolder for an IIPA. Don't get me wrong there is a strong hop presence with gobs of tropical fruit and pine, but an imperial should punch you in the face with hops.

Now this is what I'm talking about! The taste is almost all hops with a start to finish hop bill supported by sweet caramelized malts. Those hops range from tropical to resin and really hit the spot.

Mouthfeel also steps up the pace with complimentary pinch to the mouth full of hop flavors. A good carbonation delivers that tand to every taste bud and makes this a great drinking experience. I'm glad St. Arnold brought this one back. This is a solid beer and one I hope to see again and again in the fridge. I just have to beat my wife to them before she drinks them all.

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Saint Arnold Endeavour IPA from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.