Endeavour IPA
Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Endeavour IPAEndeavour IPA
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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #383
ABV:
9%
Score:
93
Ranked #2,070
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 10.79%
Reviews:
172
Ratings:
910
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Saint Arnold Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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SCORE
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Outstanding
Endeavour IPAEndeavour IPA
Notes: Same recipe as Divine Reserve #11.

Endeavour is a double IPA. The color is deep amber with a light, creamy head. The nose starts off with a touch of citrus but then turns decidedly into peaches. The taste starts off with creamy malt resulting from the pale 2 row and caramel malts and Saint Arnold yeast. The hop bitter starts low then builds to a crescendo, but always maintains a balance even in its big finish. The hop flavor continues to be peaches, an interesting manifestation of the Columbus, Simcoe and Centennial hops.

This beer is best enjoyed at 45° or even a little warmer. Though the recipe and style indicate this beer to be enjoyed fresh, we expect this beer to develop interestingly over the years.
Reviews: 172 | Ratings: 910 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of tone77
3.63/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A thanks to the founding father of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a bronze/orange color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of pine, peaches. Taste is of pine, tea, some malts, a bit of alcohol. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.

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Photo of JoshuaShort13
3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drank out of the can and couldn't really smell much besides malt with a hint of pine. Not much hop bitterness going on. It tastes more like a standard IPA.

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Photo of Ronl12
3.52/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can into IPA glass, Dated 7/9/18.
Nice semi-clear reddish carmel look. Smell is piney and malt. Taste pretty much follows nose. Feel is light. Overall, more of an old school DIPA. Not my cup of beer, so I wouldn't buy again.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.47/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a slight amber to orange color, the caramel malt seems immediately noticeable. Soft 1/2" white creamy head. Aroma pops of mostly greenish C hops and Simcoe.

Plenty of bitterness and caramel with this one, this is a PacNW bitter bomb via Texas I guess. Its decent, there is some improvement over the single IPA of theirs I guess. But ultimately its a little more malty and bitter than the overwhelming majority of other double ipas out these days. I can dig it for a little while, but more than 6-8oz at a time seems like an excessive amount of malt and bitterness that I want for a dipa. Pine seems to be the main hop flavor contribution throughout the mouth feel. Hides the alcohol well.

Not bad, put it in a time capsule if it already isn't there from back in the 90s.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.61/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

2018-01-12
12oz can served in a tulip. 17280 is printed on the bottom of the can.

Pours a clear bronze-amber with a biggish tan head and medium carbonation. Smell is very mild -- I get just a little whiff of fruitiness.

Taste is clearly hoppy, with a bit of a jumble of fruit and pine.

Mouthfeel is thick and dry. Overall, not bad.

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Photo of lovemesumipa
4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of my favorite IPA's. So well balanced and flavorful, it will make anyone a fan of really good IPA's. I buy it whenever I can find it, typically through Tavour.

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Photo of thebiglebowski
4.83/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is a very good beer. Double-IPA, very hoppy but tasty. The color is so beautiful, "coppery gold" like another person described. I feel like this is the definition of a very good beer (at least for me): "bold and hoppy" (like its label says), very tasty (malty/hoppy IPA), beautiful color and aroma and, last but not least, high alcohol content (9%) that you can't tell unless you read the label. I'm not very good at describing beers with words but I do understand how to appreciate a good beer. Not a good argument but "trust me - I know what I am talking about": this is a very, very good beer. I'm giving it a 4.75 because I bet there's something out there that's a hands-down 5; however, I don't know what I would change to improve this beer (hence it's a 4.75 and not a 4.5). Well, long-story short: if you like hoppy IPA's, you will not regret trying this one!

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

Very nice, beautiful coppery gold color. Surprisingly moderate carbonation, disappointed that it wasn't more. Sweet at first then the bite of the hops. A bitter finish that lasts and lasts. To me it's complex, you don't need to drink a lot, it's very strong at 9%. Poured into a cheap clear glass from a 2 oz bomber. It's good, you won't be disappointed.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz can into a speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a deep amber almost ruby with a big white head.

Aroma is piney with a little orange at the end.

Taste compliments a lot of the aroma lots of pithy orange and and pine very well balanced.

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Photo of Rogerlb
3.71/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Retired, this bottle was born 9/08/16. Enjoyed on 1/26/17 (over 4 months old). Reviewing for the record.

Pours a nice light honey yellow. 1 1/2 finger foamy head that quickly goes down. Lacing is okay, aroma is quite earthy/hoppy. Little candy in there, too.

Taste is a good solid DIPA, juicy, with pine, juice, spice (sage? no kidding), slightly spoiled mango, and moldy bread. You look like that's a bad thing. Keeping various things juggled without any throwing the whole thing out. Bitter is under control, I think malts mellow this out. A resiny finish, and a little woody.

Juice with a shoe in it. And I think I know what AdvocateFan means (below) by "catty." This might be a bit past its prime. A bit astringent, but malt and resin make this rather slick, not too sweet, could be worse. Not a home run, maybe safe on 2nd. 9% is lurking in the background but doesn't overtake.

A little different.

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Photo of KatyBeerGuy
3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into Tulip glass. 2 finger head disappeared fairly quick, leaving a ring of foam right on top of beer. Citrus and resin smell, clean up front, nice citrus bitter middle and long finish. Nice lacing reminds on the glass.

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Photo of Rcaros
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: poured pinky finger worth of egg shell white, creamy head with tightly packed bubbles. Golden orange in the glass, see through with mild carbonation

A: dank earthyness, bready malty sweetness on the back

T: big bitterness up front with some generic citrus notes.. middle of the mouth is that dank earthyness. Dry finish with a lingering sweetness..

M: medium plus

O: very good. One of the better Texas ipas

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Photo of woodychandler
4.59/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The mighty JenRay recently sent me a bottle in support of another site's promotion and I am deeply grateful.

From the bottle: "Saint Arnold 580 ~ 640 A.D."; "brewed with lots of Simcoe, Centennial & Columbus hops"; "Texas Craft Brewed Ale".

I learned that theirs are screw-top caps & so I said "Screw it!" & made it happen. I then gave it an aggro pour out of frustration, creating a massive three fingers of dense, tawny head with great retention that left loads of sticky lacing in its wake. Color was Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had the signature cattiness of Simcoe & if I ever own a cat, its name will be "Simcoe"! Actually, there is an alley cat who loves my yard, but it is "Penguin Kitty" due to its white belly under a jet-black body. I digress. Returning to the nose, it was redolent with Simcoe. My hophead mouth was watering uncontrollably. Mouthfeel was unexpectedly dense & thick, dollop-like. Whee! I need this more often. The taste was green and dank, loaded with hops, but not as intensely bitter as I expected it to be. I wonder if they measured the IBUs on this one ... Hmmm. The finish, on the other hand, was quite dry. Not bitter, per se, but with a liquid alum sensation that had me reaching for my asthma inhaler. Man, this is the kind of beer for which I lust & dream!

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Photo of PhilsPils
3.72/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Served in a tall tulip on tap at BJ's Willowbrook in Houston. Really pretty coppery amber hue with a nice , white head that lasted well. The aroma was of tropical fruits and citrus. Nice bitterness on entry which deepened on the palate. Plenty of malt to balance all those IBU's. A very well-balanced DIPA, for sure. I actually prefer the hop profile of Art Car (yes, I know that's a bit of "apples to oranges" comparison since Art Car isn't an Imperial) but this is certainly a very well made beer that I'll bet would gain some complexity with a little bottle age.

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Photo of Reema
4.46/5  rDev +7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Serving type: twist off 12 oz bottle into a pint glass

Pours a deep clear orange amber color. Smell is of intense citrus aroma, slight pine, honey scents, along with a great biscuity maltiness. Taste reflects the smell. Initial upfront citrus bitterness leads into a pine and honey flavor mix with ample bitterness throughout the drink with tropical fruit meandering throughout the drink as well. Finishes with a slightly warming mix of alcohol and hops bitterness that lingers after the taste. Feel is thick and slightly viscous, which works with the heavier handed flavors. Overall this is a great beer with good tastes and aromas. It almost had barley wine like characteristics that make this a winner in my book.

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

Poured from a pint and 6 oz bottle dated 9/10/15, about 5 months old. Sharing with my wife, poured into two separate glasses. Copper orange/gold, fairly opaque beer, with a fluffy, bubbly head and tons of tiny bubble lacing.

Smell is absolutely great out of the bottle, the choice of hops meshes very very well and shows lots of promise. Those Simcoe and Galaxy hops man. Sophisticated smell in this case means sophisticated taste. Reminds me of a more balanced, focused Rodeo Clown (by Karbach). Texas beers rule! I love strong IPA's or double IPA's etc.

This beer succeeds in having an almost perfectly complimentary malt/hops balance. There is a dominant maltiness coming out as it warms, but the hops modulate the taste so that it never becomes too sweet of a focus. Many, many beers only have one facet on lock but this one lives up to the hype. A very refreshing brewski, surprisingly light for being so full of alcohol. No single characteristic stood out above the others, just a solid all-around beer.

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Photo of princessbay710
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours copper, nice lacing. You can definitely smell something different about these hops. Almost like a Christmas tangerine. The taste is refreshing and not far off from the smell. A nice treat.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
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 HipCzech
3.97/5  rDev -4.8%
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 MarkLinton1
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

One of the most balanced and flavorful DIPA's I've ever had. Second Saint Arnold beer I've had on this trip to Texas. Very impressed. Does not seem like the ABV is as high when you're drinking but after two or three it will sneak up on you.

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Photo of supie12
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
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 mrcharlie
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'm not a big DIPA guy, but this is outstanding. Not much for St. Arnold's products either, but damn this is good. I've only seen it in bombers and I will continue buying them. Yum. The hop and malt balance is perfect for my taste. 1 a day will do it with this one.

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Photo of FootballAndBeer
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Gotta start by saying, this is my favorite DIPA I've had yet. Since I've been sampling other IPAs, and beers in general, I will come back once I have had a fresh one more recently for a better description. Can't go wrong with this DIPA

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Photo of BullDoza
4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22 oz. bomber - bottled August, 2015. That makes this the freshest Endeavour I've ever found on the shelf/had. Wow - this one is awesome fresh.

A: Dark Amber, maybe copper in color. 1 finger head on an aggressive pour - doesn't hang around for long. Nice foam cling on glass after a sip.

S: Sweet malt. Juicy, tropical hops. Mango. Pineapple. Slightest hint of stone fruit. Smells very good and inviting. Smells like it'll be well balanced.

T: Follows the nose almost dead on. Tropical fruits blend incredibly well with the sweet malt I picked up on the nose. A little bready-er than it smells, but not in a bad way. Pineapple comes through. Finishes with a lingering bitterness.

F: Sits nicely on the palate. Great medium-full bodied DIPA. I would say it has a "soft" feel to it, and it slides down smooth and easy. Really great mouthfeel.

O: Great Texas IPA offering. Grab it. Drink it. Enjoy it. GET IT FRESH as possible. Not that it's a bad beer with a little age...it's just an outstanding beer with hardly any age.

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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.

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Endeavour IPA from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 910 ratings