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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

805 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 805
Reviews: 376
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 26
Gots: 70 | 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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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +32.6%

The Ginger Man had an all-female staff last night when TheChauffeur1 and I stopped in and it took every woman-jackie (manjack) one of them to change the cask. UKBrewing and Imbiber would have been in stitches. The flexing, bending and general ten basic ballet moves had me rolling in laughter.

Their machinations resulted in a thick, foamy, tawny head with not only excellent retention throughout, but also resulting in majestic lacing. The nose was soft and mildly hoppy. The color of mine was a cloudy amber as compared to the deep amber with NE-quality clarity in Greg's glass. Mine was partially from the bottom of the keg, which is one of the hazards of that pour. The mouthfeel was silky smooth with mild hop bite on the tongue. The finish was mildly bitter, which made it a good fit for both of us although I am a hophead and Greg prefers maltier beers. Love at first taste!

07-05-2008 00:43:04 | More by woodychandler
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rquillin

Texas

5/5  rDev +32.6%

12-26-2012 01:52:08 | More by rquillin
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Dwh689

Texas

5/5  rDev +32.6%

07-08-2012 00:43:15 | More by Dwh689
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IvanJ126

Texas

5/5  rDev +32.6%

08-20-2014 20:35:37 | More by IvanJ126
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ElizabethEleanor

Texas

5/5  rDev +32.6%

05-17-2013 03:26:45 | More by ElizabethEleanor
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5/5  rDev +32.6%

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wray7276

Texas

5/5  rDev +32.6%

Serving type: 12oz bottle

Appearance: Clear Amberish color,Frothy light tan head,3 finger head that did seam to stay but did disolve to about 1 finger,Very low carbonation not too many bubbles.

Smell: Sweet nose with hint of citrus,the cascade hops really hit the nose.

Taste: Starts off like biting into an orange,then ends with a citrusy explosion...like if you licked an orange peel.There is light sweetness there as well.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and lightly carbonated.

Drinkability: At 6.6 abv and over 60 ibu's its a really easy brew to drink.

Notes: Very interesting American IPA.I love styles like this that make my mind wonder and keeps me guessing.Overall a very drinkable beer,i look forward to trying this again.With that said Saint Arnolds Elissa IPA gets 2 THUMBS WAY UP!!!!Great job guys keep up the good work.Also would like to note the LACING....WOW!!!! Also would like to add under the caps there is a message...mine says You've got ale....lol know thats funny!!!

12-04-2010 05:27:52 | More by wray7276
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Antonius08

Florida

5/5  rDev +32.6%

01-23-2014 02:05:28 | More by Antonius08
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Dankness1

Texas

5/5  rDev +32.6%

07-13-2014 20:36:00 | More by Dankness1
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SavvyStudent

Texas

5/5  rDev +32.6%

10-30-2012 13:11:05 | More by SavvyStudent
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joshuacavett

Texas

4.93/5  rDev +30.8%

This beer was crazy smooth on cask! Had at Major League Grill in Beaumont, TX after the cask was opened about 15 minutes before. Smell was no where near as hoppy as the bottled version, but you could definitely tell it was an IPA. Served pretty cold and this almost drank like a very malty beer b/c it was so smooth and creamy. I have had other beers on cask before which I usually do not prefer cask, but this one impressed me. I am a convert now for very fresh cask. Drinkability was very high and the mouthfeel on this was indescribable. You truly have to experience this beer on cask to truly appreciate what St. Arnold's has created.

02-10-2011 23:33:13 | More by joshuacavett
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mrfootball

Texas

4.85/5  rDev +28.6%

Another excellent creation from Saint Arnold Brewery, this is a tasty full flavored IPA. Spicy and loaded with hops, this has a Piney flavor (homage to the piney woods around Houston?)...A very nice IPA....highly recommended. It's named after the famous tall ship "Elissa" (the official tall ship of Texas) an iron barque that sails from nearby Galveston, Texas. A portion of each sale goes towards the upkeep and restoration of this fine ship.

04-05-2006 05:22:42 | More by mrfootball
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

4.8/5  rDev +27.3%

Acquired from hojuwestlake, so a big "Thank you" goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a bright amber color with a large foamy off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is heavy with a nice floral hops smell, with an excellent compliment of citrus and caramel sweetness.

T: The taste is very well-balanced with a heavy burst of grassy hops bitterness, fruity citrus sweetness and caramelized malt. Each of the flavors accent each other rather than battle for dominance, however, the hops flavor is what win out in the end as you would expect. The after-taste is slightly bitter.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, clean and dry finish.

D: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not very filling, good kick to it, excellent representation of style, I liked this beer quite a bit and could see myself drinking quite a few of these in an evening.

05-03-2007 02:07:26 | More by TheManiacalOne
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Garrettshu

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +26%

10-23-2013 03:41:41 | More by Garrettshu
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Hdredfern

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +26%

06-08-2013 03:48:36 | More by Hdredfern
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Michael_Stribling

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +26%

05-03-2013 19:53:14 | More by Michael_Stribling
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loverandwriter

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +26%

04-25-2014 00:29:54 | More by loverandwriter
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Nfrey

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +26%

01-28-2012 23:50:26 | More by Nfrey
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Lgeiger03


4.75/5  rDev +26%

06-28-2014 02:40:55 | More by Lgeiger03
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Davidmor


4.75/5  rDev +26%

10-21-2012 15:00:15 | More by Davidmor
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Lukebell15

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +26%

10-06-2012 20:41:25 | More by Lukebell15
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klmcmachen

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +26%

07-31-2013 13:11:05 | More by klmcmachen
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Meleah

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +26%

04-22-2013 01:37:58 | More by Meleah
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ScubaSteve00

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +26%

01-02-2012 19:10:47 | More by ScubaSteve00
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Jcmikey

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +26%

07-26-2013 20:27:13 | More by Jcmikey
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Saint Arnold Elissa IPA from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 805 ratings.