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Saint Arnold Elissa IPA - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold Elissa IPASaint Arnold Elissa IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

799 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 799
Reviews: 376
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 25
Gots: 69 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TXHops on 05-14-2004)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Jor-El


3.8/5  rDev +0.8%

08-21-2014 19:16:50 | More by Jor-El
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kmashore

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

very nice

08-21-2014 00:20:12 | More by kmashore
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rallen1967

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.4%

08-20-2014 21:18:21 | More by rallen1967
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IvanJ126

Texas

5/5  rDev +32.6%

08-20-2014 20:35:37 | More by IvanJ126
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Captinbarb


3.8/5  rDev +0.8%

08-19-2014 15:56:23 | More by Captinbarb
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Dirtywaltzer80

Australia

4/5  rDev +6.1%

08-14-2014 05:26:19 | More by Dirtywaltzer80
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Meyers1023

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.4%

08-09-2014 02:55:26 | More by Meyers1023
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JChill

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-08-2014 04:28:36 | More by JChill
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Tuck_leepulin

Texas

4.35/5  rDev +15.4%

12oz Brown bottle bottled on 07/07/2014 with twist-off cap featuring "Kölsch call" text; poured into a Saint Arnold "Barrel" glass

Appearance: Pours a clear copper amber color with 1/2 finger of white head which develops into a fine lace

Smell: Piney, earthy Hops and slight maltiness

Taste: Full hop flavor of cascade hops, very earthy; the bitterness comes in the middle and then has a clean finish with a slight crystal malt note

Mouthfeel: Appropriate carbonation; bitter but not harsh

Overall: This is a prototypical IPA in my opinion. There is an assertive hop bitterness but is well balanced by the malt bill. This can easily be overshadowed by modern and recent American-style IPAs but this gets just the right balance down so that it can be enjoyed by both hop-heads and more causal drinkers.

08-05-2014 03:20:34 | More by Tuck_leepulin
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LuckyJohn

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

08-05-2014 00:12:03 | More by LuckyJohn
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NatChris

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

08-04-2014 13:44:53 | More by NatChris
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Westyn

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.4%

07-31-2014 17:06:28 | More by Westyn
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sjones5045

New Jersey

3.9/5  rDev +3.4%

Had the Elissa in DFW airport with a lot of time on my hands. Tried a bunch of Texas beers on the trip and was mostly disappointed. The St. Arnold's ended up being the best brewery I tried. The Elissa had a copper color with an ok head and lacing.

The taste upfront was very enjoyable. Hoppy, rye and hints of citrus. The back end hit more piny, evergreen type west coast IPA notes, which I don't enjoy as much. Just personal preference. If the piny ipa's are you thing then add on a couple points to this review.

Overall, pretty good beer, and enjoyable. Not sure how often I'd fill my beer fridge with it, but I'd definitely get it again on draft at a restaurant.

07-30-2014 19:12:43 | More by sjones5045
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croixian1

Florida

4.44/5  rDev +17.8%

No fru-fru review here. Had this beer on tap in an ice-cold glass. Paired outstanding to Kobe-beef sliders with blue cheese. I can think of no other type of beer other than an IPA that can stand up to beef and blue cheese.
Beer was deep gold and hoppy with a smooth swallow and long-lasting bitter-hop aftertaste, even through the blue cheese. Carbonation was mild in the mouth and after swallowing. A seriously full-bodied IPA that will leave a smile on the face of any Hop-Head. Definitely a DFB - Damned Fine Beer.

07-25-2014 22:39:34 | More by croixian1
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woopigscotty

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

07-25-2014 01:39:43 | More by woopigscotty
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Nick4202


3/5  rDev -20.4%

07-24-2014 06:20:00 | More by Nick4202
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Boneswally

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

07-23-2014 04:40:40 | More by Boneswally
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Buttstallion

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

07-23-2014 04:00:50 | More by Buttstallion
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zachgroves

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-23-2014 03:58:50 | More by zachgroves
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Bkeeb

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-22-2014 21:19:09 | More by Bkeeb
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Johan_van

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-22-2014 21:18:42 | More by Johan_van
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Bigdood33


3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

07-21-2014 02:32:51 | More by Bigdood33
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NMilsom55


4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

07-20-2014 23:58:33 | More by NMilsom55
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Nuggetz

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-20-2014 06:56:05 | More by Nuggetz
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sd123

Louisiana

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

07-17-2014 02:10:58 | More by sd123
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Saint Arnold Elissa IPA from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 799 ratings.