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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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4.15/5
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873 Ratings
Saint Arnold Endeavour IPASaint Arnold Endeavour IPA
BEER INFO

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
Ranking:
#1,613
Reviews:
163
Ratings:
873
pDev:
11.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
87
Gots:
211
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 873 |  Reviews: 163
Photo of benclimbs
3.67/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - pours amber with a great head and some solid lacing.

Nose - biscuit malts, amber character some hop notes but it is very muted compared to the west coast style - super east coast'y, immediately reminds me of 90 minute both in smell and taste. Once it warms, the hop character comes out a bit but it is still subtle - artificial citrus and some pine. Almost a desert wine character (again reminiscent of Dogfish). Smell is not what I expect from a DIPA but it is so interesting we can't knock it.

Taste - a solid amber malt backbone, caramel structure, round alcohol warmth and a good hop kick at the end, finishes more hoppy than you expect, mouthfeel is viscous at the front but finishes very smooth, nothing spectacular but tasty nonetheless.

Overall a solid example of an early-boil, very balanced east coast DIPA - though I very much prefer our local style, this is both drinkable and structured for this type of IPA, thanks for sending Wes!

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of codyhaskell
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of akang
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of dexterk1
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
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.

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Photo of jtoledo04
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of IPAchris
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Zakk
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Brauntasaurus
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of OgreSanchez
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of nataku00
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a dark copper, slight hop haze, with a finger of off white foamy head. Nice sticky lacing as the head dissipates, with plenty of tiny bubbles streaming up from the bottom of the glass.

Nose is sweet citrus, grapefruit and orange, with some citrus peel bitterness, caramel and toasty malt, and some pine.

Taste is orange peel with pine and herbal bitterness, with a caramel malt, toasted malt sweetness to balance it. Finish is short, with just light pine and toasted malt mildly lingering.

Medium body, slick and oily on the tongue, with a light prick of carbonation initially.

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Photo of fredmugs
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of get_bentley
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of chanokokoro
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a branded St. Arnold Brewing Company stange (I believe they use it for their tasting glass)

Pours a deep copper with orangish hues. Slightly off-white one and half finger head. Great retention, significant amount of sticky lacing. Big, dank, earthy hops, pine sap, with an light undercurrent of citrus rises from the glass. Opens with earthy hops, mixed herbal notes, and pine sap joined midpalate by birch syrup, hints of honey, and slight accents of pineapple. More dank earthiness and spruce-like bitterness with accents of grapefruit rind and a dry finish. At the very heaviest end of medium bodied, slick and silky with moderate carbonation that provides perfect balance. This really is an outstanding DIPA. So many newer DIPA's are "citrus bombs" that trend fruity and are sometimes just a bit too sweet for my tastes. This brew thankfully trends toward the other end of the spectrum.

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Photo of Kappakoosh
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Craftonly23121
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of DrewskiWhit
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of greenspointexas
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Elprico
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of SaranacinTexas
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of stafford2
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of alexanf
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of ghscott
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Pintofbrown
3.66/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured in a snifter.

Glowing copper-orange body and a half inch of sandy foam. Some spider web lacing on the glass.

Estery and sweet aromas. Some tea leaves poking through. Marmalade sweetness seems to mix with a little diacetyl. Honey and some booze if you really try to dig deep.

The very noticeable flavors have an earthy and tea - like herbalness. Soapy, orange jam, and a malt that is like granulated sugar donuts slammed up against a bite of resin-y hop bitterness. This thing must be unbearable if aged!

A more watery feel. There is not much lift off the tongue. If the beer is swished around, a creaminess opens up. This needs more heft.

Endeavor has a sweet quality that does not sit on my palate very well. It needs more of those hop flavors to dominate the nose. The bittering hops do enough to balance out the jammy and tea flavors present. Honestly, this beer gets close to a barleywine, so not a real bad thing happening here.

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Photo of kushlash23
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Saint Arnold Endeavour IPA from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 873 ratings
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