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Saint Arnold Elissa IPA - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold Elissa IPASaint Arnold Elissa IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

783 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 783
Reviews: 372
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 25
Gots: 57 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TXHops on 05-14-2004)
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usualpulp

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4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice amber color with a slightly golden colored head.

The smell is very typical of the style, hops, with a slight fruity smell.

Id have to say this is the best beer I have had from this brewery. The major flavor here is hops and more hops, saint arnold went all out with the cascades here, not something they usually do. Saint arnold brews are usually slightly sweet to me, perhaps a little flat, but not this one, this beer has a nice bitter sweet blend, and good carbonation. There are some fruit flavors behind the hops that finish it very nice.

Elissa is just slightly too watery in my opinion, not by much, just very slightly, other than that the mouthfeel is great.

Overall I would say this is the best beer saint arnold has made, and I feel it can hang with any other pale ale or ipa made in the us. This may very well become one of my beers of choice to keep around.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2004 20:48:56 | More by usualpulp
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Saint Arnold Elissa IPA from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 783 ratings.