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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

769 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 769
Reviews: 372
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 24
Gots: 52 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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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
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TX-Badger

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-09-2014 03:13:01 | More by TX-Badger
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

12-27-2012 01:22:55 | More by t0rin0
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Sinewave

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-01-2012 23:09:13 | More by Sinewave
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Lance87

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

05-27-2014 18:49:07 | More by Lance87
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bpackertx

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

01-15-2012 22:39:17 | More by bpackertx
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Amerikon

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

05-25-2013 01:57:12 | More by Amerikon
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fooziex

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

09-30-2012 21:20:21 | More by fooziex
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nloyless

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

09-01-2013 01:17:42 | More by nloyless
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mizzoueng

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Spot on, a beautiful copper/orange with a slight haze when poured vigorusly from the bottle into my SA glass. Head was pure white and was about 3/8" thick, it reduced to a nice skim on top and provided sticky lacing throughout.

S - Hops. Possibly Cascade and Summit, maybe a dash of Simcoe. Smelled of citrus and floral, mixed with some slight pine and earth.

T - Pugnant hop taste (LOVED IT!) but seemed very bitter for a regular IPA, possibly right near the edge of the IBU limit for style. Caramel and biscuit malts mix with the grapfruit and piney flavors of the hops to give a complex taste that was good from hitting the lips to the aftertaste.

M - Full bodied. The combination of malts gives this beer a thick full body that stuck to my tounge and the sides of my mouth. The alcohol ws there and made the beer warm, but not so warm that it became "hot".

D - I liked this beer, thanks to a trade with BA RickSawyer I was able to get two bottles of this lovely beer. I will be drinking the second soon or possibly sharing with friends to show them the extent of the IPA style.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2008 02:04:01 | More by mizzoueng
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Dabai

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-29-2014 03:00:02 | More by Dabai
Saint Arnold Elissa IPA from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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