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:
862
Reviews:
160
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
11.11%
 
 
Wants:
86
Gots:
202
For Trade:
6
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of chanokokoro
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
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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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Pintofbrown
3.66/5  rDev -11.6%
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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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz brown bomber bottle
Aggressive side poured into a Saint Arnold taster glass.

A: 2 inch off-white head that slowly disappeared. Crystal clear. Slightly red-ish amber in color. Nice sticky lacing with tiny bubbles lasting to the end of the glass.
S: Hops up front followed by citrus notes and finally malt.
T: Hop are bigger up front than as indicated by the nose. Quickly moves to citrus notes including grapefruit, orange and maybe a little lime. Follows with maltiness and finally it reveals the ABV slightly. ABV is very well hidden from the smell and taste. This beer is very well balanced and is the direction I like from an American Double IPA.
M: Very nice. Biting carbonation and hop left with a barely detectable, malty warming alcohol on the back of the tongue.
O: I love this beer. It makes me happy. It is extremely well balanced and makes you want more after each mouthful or sip lingers. I recommend anyone who is a fan of AIPAs to give this one a try. Its expensive but worth the price in my humble opinion.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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

Aah, I remember that scent- growing up in rural Appalachia, the chief crop isn't basil, yo. Its that resinous and dank aroma that's somewhat of citrus, herbal and catty notes. Aah, this ale really takes me back and reminds me of how closely the hop plant is related to the cannabis plant.

Surprisingly bright in its appearance, its dark honey-amber hue releases an eggshell-white froth that holds its retention markedly well while it scatters the glass with isolated islands of lace.

Its pungent aroma is leafy and herbaceous with those cannabis tones. The pith of grapefruit, oranges and limes rise for a zesty aromatic set while an earthy "gamey" scent of mushrooms and tomato rise from the malts. Caramel, bread crust and pecans round out that sweeter balance up front.

But its taste is much more malty than the nose suggests. Leading with that hearty caramel and winter honey flavor- this IPA has a substantial malt backbone. Its toasted bread taste is savory and works hard to match the intensity of the hop onslaught to come. The beer's middle palate introduces the grapefruit, orange peel and and lime-leaf tone just before diving into that fresh botanical flavor to finish. Unusually balanced, its weedy taste of mint, stem, leaf, and chlorophyll is met with equal parts of caramel even in finish.

Although the beer's taste is balanced, it works hard to provide a dryish mouthfeel. Early creaminess really holds onto its structure to support the hop bitterness and mild leafy astringency, resinous sticky texture and alcohol dryness right down to the final taste in closure.

The Imperial IPA really backs off of its hop dominance in order to support the hops fully- this leads to a taste that's more of what some breweries want to do with Imperial Pale Ales. But this ale has a drier tone, yet retaining perfect balance for a taste that's unique (aside from its fragrant pot influences).

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Saint Arnold Endeavour IPA from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
4.14 out of 5 based on 862 ratings.
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