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
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4.44/5 rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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.
Serving type: on-tap
07-25-2014 22:39:34 | More by croixian1
Saint Arnold Elissa IPA from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 786 ratings.