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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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92
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147 Reviews
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Reviews: 147
Hads: 793
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 4.56%
Wants: 79
Gots: 171 | FT: 7
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:
Beer added by: Kornoms on 02-29-2012

Same recipe as Divine Reserve #11.
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Reviews: 147 | Hads: 793
Photo of drunkboxer1
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
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. (534 characters)

Photo of Immortale25
4/5  rDev -4.1%
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. (669 characters)

Photo of jlindros
4/5  rDev -4.1%
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. (909 characters)

Photo of rudzud
4/5  rDev -4.1%
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. (613 characters)

Photo of chefhatt
4/5  rDev -4.1%
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 (402 characters)

Photo of 10adavis
4/5  rDev -4.1%
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. (210 characters)

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
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. (680 characters)

Photo of match1112
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. (532 characters)

Photo of EagleTalon
3.97/5  rDev -4.8%
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. (518 characters)

Photo of depechemode1983
3.97/5  rDev -4.8%
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. (566 characters)

Photo of vcoggins
3.96/5  rDev -5%
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. (678 characters)

Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.96/5  rDev -5%
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. (521 characters)

Photo of Etan
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
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. (776 characters)

Photo of BeersCriteria
3.92/5  rDev -6%
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. (711 characters)

Photo of SavvyStudent
3.92/5  rDev -6%
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 (473 characters)

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.88/5  rDev -7%
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 (516 characters)

Photo of MDDMD
3.87/5  rDev -7.2%
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 (346 characters)

Photo of FLima
3.86/5  rDev -7.4%
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 (539 characters)

Photo of jbphoto88
3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
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. (941 characters)

Photo of JohnCassillo
3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fresh bomber acquired via trade; thanks, Tim!

A: Pours a fairly translucent orange, with hardly any head whatsoever.

S: Mild citrus and floral hop tones. Not a Texas IPA expert, but this is probably one of the closer things they have to a West Coast-style IPA or DIPA (along with Community's Mosaic IPA, too).

T: Bursts with flavor, but in a subtle way (if that makes any sense). Caramel-y and hoppy on each and every sip. Taste is most apparent when cold.

M: Moderate carbonation and very light and smooth.

O: Great Texas DIPA that remains balanced and light while still packing a fair amount of hop character and alcohol content. If you can get it fresh, highly recommended. (681 characters)

Photo of jasonjlewis
3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a great amber color, slightly hazy from the hops. Head is 2 fingers thick with excellent retention

Aroma is great. I smell some grapefruit and citrus with a little bit of pine. The downside is that a bit of fusel alcohol comes through. I realize this is an 8.9% abv beer.

Taste is very bitter from the hops which is expected in an IPA. I get a bit of grapefruit, but really I want more hop flavor rather than just the bitterness. Some caramel malt sweetness comes to balance a bit. A touch of sweetness at the tip of the tongue. A touch of soapiness on the palate towards the end

Mouthfeel leaves a full. Carbonation is left on the palate. Finishes a bit dry, but pretty good.

Overall: this is a pretty damn good example of a double IPA. Proud that it came from Texas. There is a bit of fusel alcohol on the palate. Good hop flavor and good malt profile. I would like a bit more hop flavor and a little less fusel alcohol. For the style the fusel alcohol is not bad compared to other beers in this category. (1,017 characters)

Photo of hardysf
3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep Amber. Not much head. Smells like grapefruit, mango, and pine. Tastes initially sweet like pineapple and nice malt. Immediately taken over by hops. Good mouth feel with sticky resinous quality that finishes dry. Good brew. (235 characters)

Photo of brewskifan55
3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a snifter

A: Light amber. A white half finger head that dissipates quickly. Decent lacing.

S: Bring on those piney hops. Some citrus aspects protrude as well.

T: For an imperial IPA, the hops are very smooth with a low grapefruit bitterness. Lemons and light malts even out the taste. Very nice.

M: Medium with medium carbonation.

O: I see why Endeavor is such a popular drink from St. Arnold. Being more of a malt fan, the hops didn't overwhelm me. Endeavor to pick up a bottle or two. (503 characters)

Photo of dexterk1
3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
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. (500 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
3.82/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, proudly displayed at a liquor superstore in western Denver.

This beer pours a clear, bright medium copper amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, tightly foamy ecru head, which leaves some random Play-doh castle lace around the glass as it genially recedes.

It smells of heady grainy caramel malt, relatively subtle tropical fruit and pine resin hop esters, some late-arriving sticky toffee notes, and a further floral, perfumed hoppiness. The taste is at least a bit more bitter up front - clammy pine needle, overripe grapefruit and orange rind, a nondescript dank earthiness - with a bready, wet cracker caramel malt, a bit of bakery-borne toffee sweetness, and, and then, well, and then nothing. No more tardy hops, no alcohol notes (really?).

The carbonation is mild, but pervasively frothy all the same, the body just on the lee side of medium weight, and mostly smooth, with just a tame tingle from the flavour-free hop bitterness. It finishes off-dry, the sweetness of the malt bolstered by the flip-side hop fruitiness, and some now detectable alcohol astringency.

A DIPA that takes a spell to warm up, literally and figuratively. Too malty up front, too bitter in the middle, but all snuggly and well blended by the end. Balanced, I suppose, but a bit less of the Jekyll and Hyde routine would go a long way in making this a more thoroughly attractive offering. (1,390 characters)

Saint Arnold Endeavour IPA from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.