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:
868
Reviews:
162
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
11.11%
 
 
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86
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207
For Trade:
6
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Dope
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Looks like it says 051713 on the bottle so almost 2 months old.

A: Pours a clear amber with a big fizzy tan head. Head fades slowly with great retention. Nice thin splotchy lacing everywhere.

S: Lots of resinous and grapefruity hops in the nose. Noticeable Simcoe. Decent pine too. Yummy.

T: Oh yeah. Big grapefruit up front with quite a bit of pine and resin backing it up. Kind of a dry crackery malt in the finish. Decent hop bitterness on the back end with mostly pine here. Drying resinous and sticky aftertaste.

M: Nice medium body, smooth. Quite dry, almost unusually so with that crackery malt lending to the perception. Like the malt is comprised of saltines, basically.

O: Tasty DIPA for sure. Nice blend of hops with pretty equal footing, though the grapefruit definitely stands out initially. Very dry crackery malt leaves it dry and bitter. Clearly well attenuated which accentuates this effect. I enjoyed it a lot.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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Photo of Atlas1
3.56/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bomber of the Endeavor tonight to celebrate having tomorrow off from work. Or something like that. I like most of the St. Arnold beers that I've had, and I had high hopes for this DIPA, but sadly I don't quite think it lived up to my expectations.

Poured into a snifter. Nice enough looking - a pretty bronze orange color with a thinish head that fizzled out quickly. No lace. The nose is nice enough, but nothing special. Some pine, some faint grapefruit. Floral, even. But not the level of hoppiness I was expecting here. The taste is solid, with a strong hoppy bitterness to it, but very little mystery. There are no layers here to explore that I can detect. It's a double IPA, but it's a fairly unimaginative one. Mouthfeel is fine. On the whole, it's not a bad beer, but not a great one either.

Again, this is a fine ale, but didn't quite live up to the (unreasonably lofty) expectations I had for it going in. I'd be willing to try again at the brewery or on tap, though, if given the chance.

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Photo of Premo88
4.49/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bomber poured into tulip
(02/13/13 printed on bottle; drunk 5/25/13)

L: caramel with orange/amber highlights; big head, 1- 1 1/4-inch thick of fluffy full white-off-white foam that laces like a pro.

S: perfect blend of citrusy/piney hops and sweet candy (I can only assume from a big malt presence); the sweet is almost overpowering at times but never crosses the line; mango

T: malty sweet hops; big hop bite up front balanced with nice sweeter notes and some citrus notes; alcohol is nearly 100% hidden

F: good carbonation; a bit lighter weight ... almost watery but OK

O: great beer. the hidden alcohol and the sweetness in the taste that doesn't fully take over make it at least as good as any other DIPA I've had. if it were sweeter, it would lose points -- but it doesn't. a great balance with the hops so you get plenty of those without the brew being just another hop salad.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Saint Arnold Endeavour IPA from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
4.14 out of 5 based on 868 ratings.
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