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Saint Arnold Endeavour IPA | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold Endeavour IPASaint Arnold Endeavour IPA
BA SCORE
4.15/5
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872 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#1,600
Reviews:
163
Ratings:
872
pDev:
11.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 872 |  Reviews: 163
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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Gueuzedude
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sampled at the Hay Merchant, Houston TX; April 2012
The beer arrives from the tap with a Brilliantly clear red color. It is topped by a pale tan colored head. Holy hops, the aroma is laden with notes of lychee and pineapple backed by pine and menthol aromatics.

The flavor has a big hop bitterness to it that remains quite smooth. There is lots of fruit, but the herbal character is actually the dominant hop note in the flavor; the opposite of the aroma. There is still a lot of fruity hop notes here though with ample lychee, pineapple, a sort of floral concentrated peach like note, and definite apricot. The herbal side contributes flavors of pine, again some menthol, as well as some hemp oil like notes. The body of this brew is quite smooth, definitely viscous and perhaps a touch heavy fro something labled an IPA, but it is definitely well within the double IPA range.

This is very nice; it is quite a bit hoppier than my previous experience would have expected out of Saint Arnold. This is a huge hop fix for me after a long day of travel and a must get for those hop heads out there.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally going through my backlog of notes. Thanks to JLindros for sharing.

A - Poured into my Ommegang tulip a nice clear copper hue with a thin white blanket that faded to leave light wisps and some faint lacing.

S - Lots of caramel malts here and pine resin. Does not smell entirely fresh but still enticing. The pine notes are fairly solid.

T - Taste is a bit on the malt heavy side but there are still nice pine resin notes. Good balance of hop and malt.

M - Mouthfeel is on the smoother side. Goes down easily, very drinkable.

O - Overall, no ta bad beer from Saint Arnold. Would like to try this fresh.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Aroma was all hops. Grapefruit, resin and a little soapy. Pour was a nice clear burnt orange with a one finger off white head. Taste was OK. A little watery. The grapefruit and resin were very strong. A nice but slight malt backbone weaves in and out. This beer is fitting that it is made in the middle of the country. Has a nice west coast hoppiness, but a noticeable chewy maltiness as well. Turns to water in the finish which was disappointing. Nice carbonation round this beer out.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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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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4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish Spiegelau glass. Bottleneck says 032013.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains well before making its way down to an 1/8 inch head. Fluffy, resilient lacing clings to the glass.

S- Piney/citrusy hop aroma with some cereal grain sweetness to round it out. Slight alcohol fume.

T- Restrained bitterness makes for a balanced flavor profile with the hops and malt equally contributing. Alcohol is subdued which ups the drinkability.

M- A bit dry with moderate carbonation and a medium body.

O- Pretty solid throughout. Nothing to write home about, but I would definitely visit this one again given the chance.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.86/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Drank it straight from the brewery taps.
Amber color with a thick off-white head with decent retention.
Very nice aroma with tropical notes of coconut, passion fruit, pineapples and mild pine.
Flavor of peaches, grapefruit, sweet caramels, toasted malts, tea bags, grass, cola and pine. Dry aftertaste with a good bitterness (it has 76 IBUs).
Medium body with appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 8.9% abv is very well hidden.
Nice DIPA with good complexity, still as most DIPA could be less sweet.
Ap.3,5 Ar.4,25 Sab.3,75 Sens.3,75 Cj.3,75

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

On tap at Hay Merchant, and again at the Gingerman.

A: Pours a perfectly clear amber/orange color. A two finger white head forms with good retention. Plenty of patchy lace is left behind.
S: Mango, peach, pears, lots of tropical fruits. Some honey like sweetness in the finish for balance. Lots in the aroma.
T: Big on the hops. A little one dimensional with tropical fruits and a honey like sweetness in the finish. Though still very enjoyable.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Crisp and ultra smooth. Like silk. Not nearly as resinous as some other DIPA's which I think is great. So smooth and easy to drink. Something I want to come back to again and again.

This is excellent. I am not a hop head by any means, but Saint Arnold hit this out of the park. Every bit as good as the original DR release if not better. Something I would highly recommend and am glad this is a year round offering.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Saint Arnold Endeavour IPA from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.15 out of 5 with 872 ratings
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