Saint Arnold Elissa IPA - Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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3.4/5 rDev -10.1%
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
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