Saint Arnold Endeavour IPA | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold Endeavour IPASaint Arnold Endeavour IPA
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Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Texas, United States
saintarnold.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Same recipe as Divine Reserve #11.

Added by Kornoms on 02-29-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
866
Reviews:
162
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
11.11%
 
 
Wants:
86
Gots:
206
For Trade:
6
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Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lookrider
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of T1overland
4.84/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

The best tasting beer ever!

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Photo of shauun176
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Drew2430
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So good. Big nectarine on the nose. Same on the tongue, with pineapple, a little honey, and tangerine. Long, bitter finish.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.59/5  rDev +10.9%
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 Bradfordkarges
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PhilsPils
3.72/5  rDev -10.1%
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 edhizdeid
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ackbar556
4.86/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Reema
4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
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 ccheng9
3.63/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A fairly typical DIPA.

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Photo of Woo78
3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of crownrl28
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuck6860
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

By far the best Saint Arnold's brew

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Photo of thatche2
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mateo2699
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of oldn00b
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle was old so not sure i can fairly judge but ticked with an above average rating.

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Photo of BryantForestry
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
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 +8.7%
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 SicemWT
3.52/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jdimento
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aknalley
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Saint Arnold Endeavour IPA from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
4.14 out of 5 based on 866 ratings.
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