Saint Arnold Elissa IPA - Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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Reviews by macrosmatic:
3.4/5 rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Russian River pint glass.
A: Burnished gold, somewhat hazy, with a half-finger of off-white head and modest visible carbonation.
S: Tropical fruit, melon, and citrus hops with some grainy bready malt and just a touch of medicinal and vegetal aroma.
T: Bitter citrus, a medicinal astringency, resinous hops, light malt with a strange amount of graininess for IPA (rather than APA). A pithy to featureless bitterness in the hang.
M: Medium body, good carbonation sensation, and a subdued alcohol presence.
O: Not my favorite IPA for sure, though not undrinkable. The medicinal and astringent flavors really do detract some for the beer. I'm a bit disappointed for sure.
Serving type: bottle
01-05-2014 19:47:31 | More by macrosmatic
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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