Saint Arnold Endeavour IPA | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

BA SCORE
92
outstanding
868 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
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
Ratings:
868
Reviews:
162
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
11.11%
 
 
Wants:
86
Gots:
207
For Trade:
6
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 868 |  Reviews: 162
Photo of mendvicdog
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of atrocity
3/5  rDev -27.5%

Photo of millerbuffoon
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of duceswild
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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

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!

 1,351 characters

Photo of ZEB89
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of MarkyMOD
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.48/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from drabmuh. Thanks Matt.

The beer is clear and bright orange with a small white head. Plenty of effervescence present.

The aroma offers some candied citrus fruit, sweet malt.

The flavor imparts grapefruit, alcohol, tart citrus, orange rind. Some good stuff going here, but a bit too sweet. Long lasting bitterness in the finish. Malt presence is formidable. I prefer beers of this ilk to be a showcase for hops, more aromatic and lighter in body.

Not a smooth experience for the palate. The beer is heavy, with abundant sweet malt. Alcohol and a dry, hoppy bitterness are very aggressive on the palate.

Overall, this is ok. Not my thing, but worth a try.

 670 characters

Photo of BMart
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of dfhhead25
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of stakem
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

 1,927 characters

Photo of AlexFields
3.06/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Bottled 12/03/12, consumed 2/8/2013...so not as fresh as I would like but should still be basically okay.

Pours a pretty standard amber color, very clear, very thick off white head.

Smells pretty bready and malty, some grass, pine cone, some bright lemon...not my kind of IPA really, and doesn't smell super fresh. Not really impressed.

Tastes bready and malty too but a little more hops here, fairly bitter, mild lemon and orange, some zesty spice. Some sweetness from the booze. Decent.

Mouthfeel is good, strong carbonation and a pretty creamy feel. Alcohol noticeable but not rely distracting.

This is okay but overall pretty disappointing. Maybe it would be better a month fresher.

6.1/10

 699 characters

Photo of mklisz
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Duff27
4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aggressive pour yields a three inch slightly off white head. Body is of orange/amber. Great head retention, clumptastic lacing.

Floral/take citrus notes in the nose.

Juicy citrus hops borderlining on dankiness but not quite. Subtle bitterness, very nice. Drinks like its 6.5%abv.

Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation.

Extremely drinkable IPA outta Texas. Shared with the most beautiful beer drinker ever, fdkayti. Thanks for the Southwest Top 50 tick kojevergas!

 466 characters

Photo of Dicers
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of IPAchris
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of sendbeer
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of drabmuh
3.33/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

At the time of this review, this is #26 on the "Top Beers - American Double / Imperial IPA" list on beeradvocate.com. Bottle received in a recent trade, served in a wine glass. Thanks! Unfortunately this was a rather big disappointment to me. Too heavy, too sweet, not enough hops.

Beer is dark amber with a mild haze and a thin off whtie head of small bubbles, some lacing, low carbonation.

Aroma is malt and some columbus-ish hops, it smells like a barleywine.

Huge disappointment here, this is on the far end of the malty big IPA spectrum. Almost tastes like unfermented wort. The finish is moderately bitter and that saves the beer for me but the front of the beer is 100% malt, all malt all the time, big heavy sweet beer. Not what I expect from a great IPA, this is not a repeat for me. Bummer.

 803 characters

Photo of ShanePB
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of tobelerone
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.