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Saint Arnold Endeavour IPA | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold Endeavour IPASaint Arnold Endeavour IPA

Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Same recipe as Divine Reserve #11.

Added by Kornoms on 02-29-2012

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Reviews: 160 | Ratings: 849
Photo of gtermi
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
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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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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Photo of MDDMD
3.87/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-orange amber color with a nice off-white head and good lacing

S-citrus, malt, hint of sweetness, orange, pine, slight floral

T-bready malt, caramel, grapefruit, orange, pine, hint of floral, moderate bitter finish

F- medium body with moderate carbonation, smooth, alcohol well-integrated

O-decent DIPA, but a little on the sweet side for me

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Photo of FosterJM
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1131st Review on BA
Bottle to Piraat Tulip

2-27-12 Bottle Date

Thanks to lnashsig for this one

App- More of an amber mixed with orange on this one with a very tight bound 1/2-1 finger white colored head with amazing cling and slide on this one. One of the best looking DIPA I have seen.

Smell- A nice smelling DIPA. Has a large hoppy beginning and then transitions to a nice malt backing note. Note overly tropical but does have some good citrus notes with some orange and lemon poking through. A small grapefruit and sticky sweet note on the back.

Taste- As I tweeted to lee since we were talking about this I will stand by what I said. The blend of 3 hops give a damp earthy citrus. Spicy, hoppy blend. Not overly bright but well balanced and clean. A nice DIPA but not overly wowing to me.

Mouth- A large medium body with a medium carbonation. A certain creamy note comes in on the finish with some good simple hop bitter and a little bit or citrus remaining.

Drink- A good DIPA from TX. Clean, to the point and well layered. It was for what this is a good rep of the style. The centenial and columbus doing a good job of layering bitter and citrus with the simcoe adding some pine in the finish. I'd like to have this on draught to compare. One day!

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saint Arnold Endeavor has a thick, creamy, cream-colored head and a clear, bubbly amber appearance. Lacing is not too heavy. The aroma is of sharp pine oil and citrus, with an underlying cream cheese smell. Taste is of sweet bread, strong citrus bitterness, cheese, and the alcohol does present itself in the undertaste. Mouthfeel is medium, and Saint Arnold Endeavor finishes mostly dry and fairly easy drinking. Even with its odd, slightly off aftertaste, I still think it’s very good.


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Photo of EgadBananas
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful, hazy, dark orange color. Dark off-white head of about 2 fingers, leaving lots of sticky lace behind. Aroma has a lot of citrus, sweetness, slight grapefruit and tropical fruits, but there's also a nice level of pinyness to it. Pleasant bitterness without being Over the top. Plenty citrus fruits and tropical fruits and a touch of pine. Nice creamy feel, good carbonation, good body.

Still an excellent IPA... I think I actually like this better than 11...

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Photo of beergoot
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bonus bomber bottle sent in a beer trade with Tim from Houston. Thanks, dude...

Very clear light copper body with an excellent thick white head. Lots of active, fine carbonation.

Heady pungent aroma of citrus and pine. Smells sweet and rich..

Sweet, toast-like malt notes in the initial taste, soon followed by an all-encompassing soft bitterness. Biscuit and toffee hints.


A pretty spiffy TX IPA. Seems to hit all the right characteristics across the board. Easy drinking and satisfying...

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Photo of Treyliff
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a teku glass

A- pours a clear golden amber color with a small foamy white head that reduces to a film on top

S- mix of citrus, pine and grassy hop aroma with just a hint of underlying sweet bready malt

T- citrus and tropical hop forward up front with notes of grapefruit peel, orange and some passionfruit. Clean underlying malt leaves more hop bitterness on the linger

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish

O- plenty of hop flavor while not becoming too bitter

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Photo of dexterk1
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
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 Kramerbarthomer
4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The appearance is a orange-amber colour. Floral and citrus tones burst through the nose of this ultra hoppy beer. The first taste gives hints of grapefruit that is mellowed by the Simcoe and Centennial hops. Absolutely delicious.

This is a truly unique Double IPA that deserves to be tried at least once by everyone. In fact, I think I will have another right now!

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Photo of BucannonXC5
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Type: Draft
Glass: 12-oz. plastic cup
From: Hoppy Monk in El Paso, Texas
Price: $6.00
Purchased: Sept. 27, 2013
Consumed: Sept. 27, 2013
Misc.: In a very dark place during Oktoberfest

Poured what appeared to be a dark caramel amber color with two fingers of khaki white head. Tons of even layered lacing on the sides of the cup. Good retention all the way down.

Smelled a potent mix of wonderfully smelling hops. Got floral, citrus, grapefruit, peach and a touch of resin.

Tasted more earthier than the smell, but still fresh. Bitter grapefruit, floral heavy and citrus notes.

Medium body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter finish.

This was just a fantastic beer. I would love to try it again.

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

first DIPA I've has out of Texas, and it doesn't disappoint. The beer pours a light straw/ golden amber with a white head that doesn't fade too quickly. The beer's nose is juicy citrus hops and the taste is no different. This is exactly what I want in an IPA. Thr mouthfeel isn't too gross and leaves residual bitterness without hitting you over the head with it. Overall this beer is outstanding and well priced.

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Photo of CuriousMonk
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
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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Photo of wagenvolks
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into a Delirium Tremens tulip while streaming the new Mars Volta album, Noctourniquet.

Pours a mottled, rocky inch of taupe head that quickly settles to a thin wisp of bubbles and splotchy lacing. Beneath, the body is aglow with a fiery copper hue. Brilliantly clear and punctuated with a few trails of carbonation. The nose is bursting with ripe tropical fruits: mango, pineapple, starfruit. Bits of piny hops in the background with a succulent booziness. Malts smell a tad thin, but it's a minor knock.

Saint Arnold blasted it out of the stratosphere with Endeavour (pun intended). They dialed back the harsh bitterness and booziness that Divine Reserve 11 had, all the while keeping the hop flavor very much alive and very much delicious. Don't get me wrong, this IIPA will still wreck your palate, but it's a refined aggression that balances superbly with gummy alcohol esters and loads of piny, fruity, resinous hop juice. Mouthfeel is medium in body and the carbonation is tight and zesty on the tongue. I am so incredibly happy to have this beer available year-round in Texas. And for the $6.50-a-bomber price point, I might just make this my go-to IIPA when I need a hop fix. Great job, Saint Arnold!

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

Appearance: Bright amber gold glass shows excellent clarity. Holds a thin head that is a bit below expectation for a DIPA, but laces nicely.

Smell: Fresh, oily hop cones, all West Coast citric. Grapefruit with a touch of pine, the hops overwhelm any malt character which leaves me a bit concerned this may be a bitter bomb, but mmm fresh hops.

Taste: Bitter almost tea like start fades into a sweet hard candy peach before the oily hops soak in for a long slow finish. Nice round profile. Loads of hops, cone, leaf, maybe a bit of vine, they went whole hog. As I adjust to the bitter, the candy note goes a little pixie stix and gets a little distracting.

Mouthfeel: Oil spill, medium heavy body with a mild chew, lively carbonation.

Overall: A nice IPA. West Coast the way I like 'em. That middle sweet note is just a touch off in my book, but more of a preference than a flaw. Nice to have a Texan IPA go this big and bold, I can see grabbing another while it's fresh.

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

22oz bottle from (thanks man!). No apparent bottling information. Served in my Phish snifter.

Pours a hazy orange hued brown with a three quarter finger cream head. The froth fades slowly to a modest halo, leaving a good deal of lace.

Smells outstandingly citrusy with loads of tangerine and clementine. Grapefruit, a touch of bread and some light spicy hop notes. Nice.

As in the nose, tangerines really lead the parade of flavors. Orange zest, grapefruit, pine, bread, sweet caramel malt, some pepper, a little honey and a modest kick of booze. A good mix of citrus hops and sweet malt. Drinks very smooth considering it's almost 9% abv.

Slick, medium full body with medium carbonation. Lingering sweet malt and orangey finish.

A well balanced and quite tasty imperial IPA. Well worth a try for it's pleasantly citrusy profile. Outstanding.

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Photo of brandon911
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is a light semi-transparent amber color with a nice fluffy two finger head that disapears pretty quickly, but laces quite nicely. The nose is dominated by hops, a little piny and grassy, with some citrus, cotton candy, a little roast malt, and some barley. The beer is nice and sweet, surprisingly not too bitter. It's dominated mostly by the hops, with the malt providing the sweetness, the bitterness rounds out on the first taste and upon going down, on the back of the tongue. There is a little citrus/grapefruit in the flavor as well as a little booze. The beer has a nice mouthfeel, nicely carbonated, with a little bite, but very easily drinkable. Overall it's a great beer, not quite as hoppy as I'd like, but definitely the best that I've had from Saint Arnold's.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really just about everything about this beer was a surprise, and a good one at that. For one, I thought I had picked a barleywine out of my beer fridge, but upon popping the bottle it was clear this was no barleywine! Hops everywhere. Great aroma, flavor, perfect bitterness (which was high, but good for this beer), everything just said "tasty."

Mostly what stood out for me was citric and pine-forest hops. Not much malt comes through, so I wouldn't call it balanced, but then IPAs aren't really a balanced style anyway.

Body was medium and pretty dry, overall the beer was very tasty and I'll have to stop by the place where I found it again and see if they have some more.

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Photo of jaasen64
3.58/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle thanks to SSW117.

A- Pours a golden amber with about a head of slightly off-white head that quickly dissipates to leave almost no head. Some spotty lacing, a little bit below average carbonation.

S- Pretty malty, some hops, but definitely not a hopbomb, some spices, below average aroma strength for an IPA.

T- Malts, spices, some light hops, definitely more malts then hops. Lightly sweet, tiny bit bitter on the finish but definitely more dominated by the malts.

M- Medium bodied, below average carbonation, goes down easy, abv very well hidden.

O- Not bad but I was a little bit disappointed by this one (considering it was rated a 4.21), definitely too dominated by the malts- just not what I expect from an IPA. Abv was very well hidden and not bad too drink. Glad I got to try this, thanks again SSW117.

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Photo of pmarlowe
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to bentwookie for this. Bottled 022712. Tulip glass.

A: Pours darker golden, very good clarity, with about a half finger of off-white head. Minimal lacing and so-so retention.

S: Light hops and an interesting malt profile (British malts with some caramel), pineapple and brown sugar.

T: Big malt flavor which is balanced nicely with some light hops (citrus and pine flavors), supported with nice mild bitterness on the long finish.

M: Medium carbonation and medium-full body.

O: Tasty, and highly drinkable. This excels at its nuance rather than hop explosion.

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Photo of bmwats
3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a tulip.

A: Light brown, with a ruby hue. Pours about a half finger, foamy, white head. Settles quickly, but leaves a ring of foam around the rim of the glass. Slight lacing.

S: Pine sap, butterscotch, a little molasses, and caramel. Buttery almond.

T: Earthy and pungently hoppy. Has a slight fresh flora character, with some buttery sweetness.

M: Pungent on the front end, bittersweet on the finish. High alcohol character is apparent.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Nice hue, solid head, and some slight lacing. Nose is strong combination of bread and earth with a sweet balance. Flavor is earthy and pungently hoppy with a balance of sweetness and fresh flora. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

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Photo of GJ40
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampled on tap at BJ's in Round Rock. Golden and very clear with great lacing. Great hop aroma with more pine that citrus. Rich hoppy flavors with a moderate bitterness but an explosion of hop oils and flavors. Must be lots of late addition hops. This is definitely one to try.

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Photo of PhatAtUT
4.54/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

bottle date of 2/27 poured into snifter

quickly dissipating head. dark red-orange. smells amazing. reminds me of fresh pliny. not sure ive had a beer that smells better than this one. sweet caramel, strong pine.

very bitter up front. serious hops. more bitter than i would expect from an ~80ibu brew. balances out on the back end. fruity. get some melon, peaches. sweet and very pleasant, but dont pick up citrus necessarily. delicious.

sticky nice medium body. perhaps just a touch high on the carbonation. coats and sticks to mouth. very enjoyable.

loved it as DR11 and love it again as endeavour. honestly think it holds its own against the best DIPAs ive had (pliny, PH, abrasive, hopslam)

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Photo of grittybrews
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
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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Photo of facundoCNB
4.36/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a perfect clear amber with 2 fingers of fluffy white head. copious amounts of lacing. smells of honey, caramel, grass, mellow pine. a very tasy dipa! pine up front followed by sweet grapefruity taste. this is an excellent blend of floral, citrus, bitter hops with a malty backbone. medium bodied, sticky lacing, refreshing double ipa. not boozey at all and sweet enough to make it a fast drinking beer... which can be dangerous! this is a great tasting, smelling, looking ipa. i received this from a trade, not knowing anything about it - i think it was worth it!

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