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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

677 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 677
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 70
Gots: 99 | FT: 4
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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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

mothman, Jan 13, 2013
Photo of Huhzubendah
3.48/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from drabmuh. Thanks Matt.

The beer is clear and bright orange with a small white head. Plenty of effervescence present.

The aroma offers some candied citrus fruit, sweet malt.

The flavor imparts grapefruit, alcohol, tart citrus, orange rind. Some good stuff going here, but a bit too sweet. Long lasting bitterness in the finish. Malt presence is formidable. I prefer beers of this ilk to be a showcase for hops, more aromatic and lighter in body.

Not a smooth experience for the palate. The beer is heavy, with abundant sweet malt. Alcohol and a dry, hoppy bitterness are very aggressive on the palate.

Overall, this is ok. Not my thing, but worth a try.

Huhzubendah, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of billab914
3.43/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

220z bottle poured into my Devil's Backbone glass. It poured dark amber, slightly orange in color with a thin, sticky, off-white head to it.

The aroma shows more of a candied fruit and bready malt presence to it. I get good amount of pine to it mixing with a bit of a tropical fruit like presence. It's got some orange flavors to it that's almost like a mix of candied oranges and orange juice. The hoppiness seems a little light, or potentially faded to me.

The taste also has a pretty bold candied fruit presence to it with notes of orange, grapefruit and a touch of mango. It's also very malty and bready with some slight caramel tones. Again, the hoppiness seems a little dull or faded.

The mouthfeel feels a little on the heavier side for the style with carbonation being average. Overall it was a pretty good beer, but the hoppiness fell a little short of expectations. It actually felt pretty balanced between hoppy and malty, which wasn't necessarily a bad thing. It just seemed to lack some of the bold, juicy, fresh hoppiness I love.

billab914, May 31, 2012
Photo of sendbeer
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

sendbeer, Dec 14, 2012
Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev -3.8%

dmorgan310, Nov 30, 2012
Photo of ShanePB
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

ShanePB, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of tobelerone
4/5  rDev -3.8%

tobelerone, Mar 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

drummermattie02, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of atrocity
3/5  rDev -27.9%

atrocity, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of Duff27
4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
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!

Duff27, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of champ103
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

champ103, Mar 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

IPAchris, Jan 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

whartontallboy, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of rudzud
4/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

rudzud, Jan 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

BGsWo22, Jan 30, 2013
Photo of FosterJM
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1131st Review on BA
Bottle to Piraat Tulip
22oz

2-27-12 Bottle Date

Thanks to lnashsig for this one

App- More of an amber mixed with orange on this one with a very tight bound 1/2-1 finger white colored head with amazing cling and slide on this one. One of the best looking DIPA I have seen.

Smell- A nice smelling DIPA. Has a large hoppy beginning and then transitions to a nice malt backing note. Note overly tropical but does have some good citrus notes with some orange and lemon poking through. A small grapefruit and sticky sweet note on the back.

Taste- As I tweeted to lee since we were talking about this I will stand by what I said. The blend of 3 hops give a damp earthy citrus. Spicy, hoppy blend. Not overly bright but well balanced and clean. A nice DIPA but not overly wowing to me.

Mouth- A large medium body with a medium carbonation. A certain creamy note comes in on the finish with some good simple hop bitter and a little bit or citrus remaining.

Drink- A good DIPA from TX. Clean, to the point and well layered. It was for what this is a good rep of the style. The centenial and columbus doing a good job of layering bitter and citrus with the simcoe adding some pine in the finish. I'd like to have this on draught to compare. One day!

FosterJM, Mar 11, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
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...

EgadBananas, Mar 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

BMart, Jun 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

CheapBeerBuzz, Feb 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Holland, May 07, 2013
Photo of Gagnonsux
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Gagnonsux, Sep 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

cdwil, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of gtermi
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

gtermi, Sep 26, 2012
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3.06/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Bottled 12/03/12, consumed 2/8/2013...so not as fresh as I would like but should still be basically okay.

Pours a pretty standard amber color, very clear, very thick off white head.

Smells pretty bready and malty, some grass, pine cone, some bright lemon...not my kind of IPA really, and doesn't smell super fresh. Not really impressed.

Tastes bready and malty too but a little more hops here, fairly bitter, mild lemon and orange, some zesty spice. Some sweetness from the booze. Decent.

Mouthfeel is good, strong carbonation and a pretty creamy feel. Alcohol noticeable but not rely distracting.

This is okay but overall pretty disappointing. Maybe it would be better a month fresher.

6.1/10

AlexFields, Feb 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

st9647v3, May 29, 2013
Saint Arnold Endeavour IPA from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 677 ratings.