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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
93
outstanding

729 Ratings
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Ratings: 729
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 76
Gots: 110 | FT: 5
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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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of CraigTravor
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Lehighace06
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of HardTarget
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Hopmodium
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
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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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of SpdKilz
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of jaasen64
3.58/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle thanks to SSW117.

A- Pours a golden amber with about a head of slightly off-white head that quickly dissipates to leave almost no head. Some spotty lacing, a little bit below average carbonation.

S- Pretty malty, some hops, but definitely not a hopbomb, some spices, below average aroma strength for an IPA.

T- Malts, spices, some light hops, definitely more malts then hops. Lightly sweet, tiny bit bitter on the finish but definitely more dominated by the malts.

M- Medium bodied, below average carbonation, goes down easy, abv very well hidden.

O- Not bad but I was a little bit disappointed by this one (considering it was rated a 4.21), definitely too dominated by the malts- just not what I expect from an IPA. Abv was very well hidden and not bad too drink. Glad I got to try this, thanks again SSW117.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of beergoot
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bonus bomber bottle sent in a beer trade with Tim from Houston. Thanks, dude...

Very clear light copper body with an excellent thick white head. Lots of active, fine carbonation.

Heady pungent aroma of citrus and pine. Smells sweet and rich..

Sweet, toast-like malt notes in the initial taste, soon followed by an all-encompassing soft bitterness. Biscuit and toffee hints.

Medium-bodied.

A pretty spiffy TX IPA. Seems to hit all the right characteristics across the board. Easy drinking and satisfying...

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Dave_Treat
3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of bmwats
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a tulip.

A: Light brown, with a ruby hue. Pours about a half finger, foamy, white head. Settles quickly, but leaves a ring of foam around the rim of the glass. Slight lacing.

S: Pine sap, butterscotch, a little molasses, and caramel. Buttery almond.

T: Earthy and pungently hoppy. Has a slight fresh flora character, with some buttery sweetness.

M: Pungent on the front end, bittersweet on the finish. High alcohol character is apparent.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Nice hue, solid head, and some slight lacing. Nose is strong combination of bread and earth with a sweet balance. Flavor is earthy and pungently hoppy with a balance of sweetness and fresh flora. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

Photo of brandon911
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is a light semi-transparent amber color with a nice fluffy two finger head that disapears pretty quickly, but laces quite nicely. The nose is dominated by hops, a little piny and grassy, with some citrus, cotton candy, a little roast malt, and some barley. The beer is nice and sweet, surprisingly not too bitter. It's dominated mostly by the hops, with the malt providing the sweetness, the bitterness rounds out on the first taste and upon going down, on the back of the tongue. There is a little citrus/grapefruit in the flavor as well as a little booze. The beer has a nice mouthfeel, nicely carbonated, with a little bite, but very easily drinkable. Overall it's a great beer, not quite as hoppy as I'd like, but definitely the best that I've had from Saint Arnold's.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of GJ40
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of pmarlowe
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

Saint Arnold Endeavour IPA from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 729 ratings.