Saint Arnold Elissa IPA - Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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Reviews by JudgeRoughneck:
2.38/5 rDev -36.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5
This is a turbid, amber beer with a dull glow. I had yeast floaties in mine. There is a very impressive two fingers of sherbert head that sticks around and laves great lace. The nose is prettymuch standard cascade citrus, pine, and a deeply biscuity malt aroma. Was nice for the first few quaffs, but turned a little musty on me.
The upfront character of this beer is juicy-fruit gum chaced quick with a bracing, almsot antagonistic hop bitter, which falls flat due to a combination of water mouthfeel, overcarbonation, and lack of a strong malt foundation. It all drops out the bottom. Metallic finish makes it all the more funky. I'm not too impressed with Elissa, and had a hard time finishing it.
Goes to show what cask can do I guess. I had it on cask in Houston and it was pretty dreamy.
Serving type: bottle
08-10-2007 02:11:09 | More by JudgeRoughneck
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Served on-tap in a non-descript tulip. About a one-finger light tan head over a clear amber - orange body. Nice lacing along the top of the glass.
Pleasant hop aroma of pine resin and lemon grass. Slight note of bready malt in the background.
Tasty flavor that includes hop-centric IPA flavors of pine cone, grassy notes, and light citrus, especially grapefruit.
Medium thickness in the mouthfeel with a lighter hop oil texture. Overall, a very solid IPA that I would gladly keep in my fridge.
Serving type: on-tap
03-26-2014 03:49:35 | More by FanofHefe
3.74/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Temp around 45 degrees fahrenheit
A- golden orange, medium carbonation, one inch of head which fades after a few drinks
S - sweet biscuit
T- pine and citrus
M- smooth with a small bite at the end
O- Probably one of the most consistent beers I drink. Served from a Chimay chalice. This is the beer that I consistently go to and recommend for a basic IPA
Serving type: bottle
03-17-2014 21:43:50 | More by Tenor
Saint Arnold Elissa IPA from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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