Saint Arnold Elissa IPA - Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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2.38/5 rDev -37%
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
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Saint Arnold Elissa IPA from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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