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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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mhaugo

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-08-2012 16:00:38 | More by mhaugo
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Boneswally

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

07-23-2014 04:40:40 | More by Boneswally
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hobbes2112

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle.

Pours pretty dark for an IPA, bronze almost. Lots of little floaties running around also. Big head, but my pour was somewhat abusive.

Smell is entirely hops, floral and citric, more citric than floral though. I didn't get much other than that though.

Taste is sweet at first and the ramps up rapidly to a bitter sharp hop flavor. The back end or the beer has some other flavors trying to poke through, but they never quite get past the hops. This really didn't have the complexity to blow me away, but I was impressed none the less.

Good showing from the homestead.

Serving type: bottle

06-29-2004 04:34:47 | More by hobbes2112
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showmeyourface

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

03-09-2014 16:16:19 | More by showmeyourface
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Lare453

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

03-03-2014 02:27:49 | More by Lare453
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eawolff99

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

11-27-2013 04:37:59 | More by eawolff99
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abex44

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

11-04-2012 23:53:31 | More by abex44
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lemonblossom

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

03-02-2014 19:04:07 | More by lemonblossom
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ssgunbond

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

09-17-2013 18:38:24 | More by ssgunbond
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Kuges

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

02-10-2012 20:26:43 | More by Kuges
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Pro_Magnon

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

07-04-2014 07:59:09 | More by Pro_Magnon
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canders0927

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

07-27-2013 17:34:08 | More by canders0927
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kspongeworthy

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-25-2012 16:54:11 | More by kspongeworthy
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JDM44

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-15-2014 20:19:13 | More by JDM44
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Kornoms

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

02-16-2012 00:32:05 | More by Kornoms
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jbeezification

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

03-19-2013 04:07:18 | More by jbeezification
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ccozzi

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-05-2012 01:18:50 | More by ccozzi
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Yabev15

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-05-2012 12:01:56 | More by Yabev15
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Haybeerman

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

11-21-2013 01:03:55 | More by Haybeerman
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OgreSanchez

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

07-28-2013 00:29:07 | More by OgreSanchez
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ReyG006

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

09-17-2012 10:46:20 | More by ReyG006
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bayougutter

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at the brewery, reviewing from notes.

Poured a golden light orange with a two finger head and it stayed awhile with good lacing.

Pine and grapefruit are the main characters with a little maltiness. Not a lot but not bad.

Taste is more rounded hops, ie citrus, grapefruit, pine, grass. Malts are more pronounced.

Mouthfeel: no complaints.

Overall: Not bad, better out there to be had. Bought a sixer and they won't go to waste.

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2011 22:33:38 | More by bayougutter
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beerforpresident

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

11-25-2013 04:34:11 | More by beerforpresident
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teg8612

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Dark orange, almost amber color. Low head.

S- Citrus with spicy hops. Tingles the nose.

T- Sweat with citrusy fruit notes. Hop bitterness is pronounced and tends to build as you drink it.

M- Medium bodied with decent carbonation. Light enough to session. Has a little mineral taste from the awesome hard water in Texas resevoirs.

D- A very standard IPA. Not hopped out liked crazy. Would not fall into what some have come to expect of IPA since the definition has been blurred by the one-upmanship of brewers but this hits right were it supposed to be. Very good and should be tried at least once and very refreshing for the hot summer months.

Serving type: on-tap

08-08-2006 20:32:37 | More by teg8612
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Yeti1979

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

10-01-2013 18:06:09 | More by Yeti1979
Saint Arnold Elissa IPA from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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