Saint Arnold Elissa IPA - Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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Reviews by VaterRoss:
4.48/5 rDev +19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
12oz bottle, Bottled: 5/30/12.
Pours a clear orange/amber with very little visible carbonation. Has a nice sticky white head (recedes to a ring) that leaves some lacing. Smell is a wonderfully juicy pineapple and tangerine citrus burst. The taste follows the smell with a burst of sticky juiciness with a nice caramel malt backing. Not particularly sweet. Leaves a lingering mouth coating bitterness.
One of the best AIPAs I have had. So juicy and hoppy. I wish it was unfiltered, but this may just be due to my favorite AIPA being unfiltered.
Serving type: bottle
09-10-2012 19:08:52 | More by VaterRoss
More User Reviews:
3.9/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
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.
Serving type: on-tap
07-30-2014 19:12:43 | More by sjones5045
4.44/5 rDev +18.1%
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 788 ratings.