Saint Arnold Endeavour IPA | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold Endeavour IPASaint Arnold Endeavour IPA
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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.

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.

Added by Kornoms on 02-29-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,766
Reviews:
166
Ratings:
884
pDev:
11.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1/5  rDev -75.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of grittybrews
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a dark, rich orange with a finger of eggshell head. Big aroma of grapefruit and caramel.

Moderate carbonation and a full, sticky mouthfeel. Grapefruit, orange, and floral hops up front followed by a big caramel backbone and lots of pine on the slightly boozy finish.

Strong malts, strong hops, good balance. This one came off a little sweet at first but I liked it more and more as I went.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of WankelEngine
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a moderately hazy orange-brown. There is a light tan head with decent retention. Very light spotty lacing.

S: Citrus in general and specifically orange peel are immediately present. Grapefruit is notable as well. Some pine notes and a good dose of sweet caramel malt complement each other and hint at a small touch of alcohol.

T: Bitter and floral pine are the main players here. Fairly well balanced, with caramel and toffee notes from the malt providing a nice sweetness to complement the resinous pine. Orange and citrus are still noticeable but blend in quietly between the pine and malt flavors.

M: Medium bodied and just a little oily. Carbonation is mild-moderate.

O: A well balanced IPA. Pine and citrus notes are powerful but tempered by a solid malt backbone.

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Photo of stakem
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cheers and thanks go to mhenson42 for this generous extra during our recent trade. Bomber poured into a tulip-shaped pint glass. The brew appears a a clear light copper to golden color with 2 fingers of tan to yellowish stead head that fades leaving patches and spots of lacing effect all over the glass. Rising bubbles of carbonation constantly maintain a thin film across the top and a light swirl revives about a half finger.

The aromatics include a nice fruity hop punch that is somewhat tropical before getting grassy, rindy and pitted with some floral elements. There is a bit of a perfume-like alcohol aspect to this that gets a bit solvent/fusel as it warms up. More smells reveal a bit of herbal element and the fruit character becomes a bit melon-like as it warms up which isn't my favorite hop scent but it is still enjoyable. The grain quality presents itself with a bit of toasty appeal under the hop character.

The taste is bitter and rindy with hops, a bit of pulp aspect like grapefruit rinds and orange zest. Some herbal flavors mix with some melon character before finishing a bit grassy. A bit of perfume-like alcohol imparts a taste of fruity ester before changing to solvent and warming. The malt carries a low profile that provides just enough backing to let you know it is there with a mild toasty grain flavor. As expected, the hops are the showcase here with the alcohol being a closer runner-up.

This is a medium bodied brew with a moderate to lively amount of carbonation that lightens up the feel overall a bit. There is a pretty solid alcohol impact for less than the listed 9% but it warms you up like it is significantly stronger. Overall it is a decent DIPA and worth a try but this isn't something I enjoyed enough to crave it or want to seek it out again. I think the alcohol could show a little more restraint instead of being more forward and that would increase the overall appeal of it.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of GRG1313
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another Texas winner. Imperial IPA that tastes like it should. Texas, I owe you more respect!

Pours clear copper with a nice white head.

Nose is rich and assertive fresh cooked pineapple with fresh pineapple undertones. Pleasant and inviting.

Mouthfeel is rich, full, bold and (again) inviting. Light carbonation that seem indicative of the three Texas brewers I've tried at this "personal" Texas tasting. Nice mouthfeel; integrated and great balance.

Flavor profile is rich cooked/almost burnt oranges and an almost sweet orange/grapefruit peel. There is a "candied citrus" to the flavor profile with a really nice bitter pine/grapefruit skin tone.

Finish is all pine/grapefruit bitter - all in a long lasting good way.

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Photo of gtermi
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: This beer pours a nice golden body with a thick white head that quickly fades to nothing more than a ring around the glass. There is also a lot of lace too.

S: This has a FANTASTIC pepper( the pepper you sprinkle on food, not the kind of pepper you make salsa with)hop smell. There is also a little bit of sweet grain with a tiny bit of bitterness.

T: This seriously tastes a lot like Sculpin too me. The hop bitterness is perfect for the style.. some breweries go a little overboard with the bitterness..anyways, the beer lingers for a long time and has just an amazing amount of sweetness once the bitterness fades.

M: This beer has a very nice body and mouthfeel. The body is very full and has a nice bit of carbonation. As I drink this, the carbonation tingles the tip of the tongue and the back of the throat.

O: This is for sure one of the best beers I have ever had from Saint Arnold's. They have always been hit and miss for me, but this one is a home run. Just an awesome beer and cant wait to get this again.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

Photo of CuriousMonk
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to a buddy who brought me back a bottle from his trip out there. Pours a deep amber color with a light, creamy head. The nose starts off with a touch of citrus but then turns decidedly into peaches and some grape fruit. 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 citrusy and peachy, an interesting manifestation of the Columbus, Simcoe and Centennial hops. Medium mouthfeel. Overall a solid DIPA.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured a deep honey color with good carbonation but the head was short lived, bubbles and lacing died rapisdly leaving small white cap and moderate lacing

S: Not as big as I expected or wanted. Pine, citrus with a little bit of caramel

T: This beer tastes very nice. I get a great mix of light pine and caramel malt upfront. Mdway citrus notes come through with finish if grassy floral hops and light bitterness

M: Medium bodied, well carbonated

O: Good across the board. Really easy to drink, tasty, balanced

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Saint Arnold Endeavour IPA from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 884 ratings