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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

901 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 901
Reviews: 390
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 28
Gots: 125 | 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:
Beer added by: TXHops on 05-14-2004

No notes at this time.
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at the Ginger man in Austin. Served in a standard pint, the beer is dark bronze with a midsized off-white head.

Nice citrus-pine nose backed with some grains.

The taste is slightly puckering with pine and tangerine. There is a bit of soft apple and some caramel like malts in the background. This is not a hop bomb by any means, but instead the brewery seems to have followed the more traditional recipe.

The mouth is sticky and pleasant. The beer coats your mouth. This is an easy drinker and is a mild enough IPA for me to session.

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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very nice

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Think this bottle came from PHawk at DLD as an extra.

Pours a cloudy amber/orange, theres some chunkies floating around in there, thin white head forms, settles to a ring around the glass, drops some nice lacing. Smell is sweet, grassy, some honey, light fruits, grapefruit, some interesting smells, crackery malt, lemons, quite fragrant, nice. Taste is similar, nice sweet malts, caramel and honey, bread, wheat, quite drying in the middle, nice floral, bit of grapefruit, but a thick floral and fruit leads into solid and balanced bitterness, light sourness, and maybe a bit past its prime but certainly enjoyable, almost metallic/iron in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation, smooth and drinkable, can only imagine how good this stuff would be fresh on cask. Thanks Parker!

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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Acquired this from gramatton so a big THANK YOU goes out to him!!

A: This beer pours a murky orange color with a one finger of white head that recedes rapidly. Some sticky lacing was left on the glass.

S: Nose is hefty on piney hops, some grassy notes and big floral hops also present.

T: Taste starts with a nice dose of pine hops, a malt backbone is present and balances and evens out the beer, some grassy notes with a big floral hop bite in the finish.

M: Medium body, medium carbonation, a bit sticky feel in the middle with a dry finish.

D: This is a nice well blended IPA, hops are a bit more subdued but it makes for a very sessionable IPA.

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Saint Arnold Elissa IPA from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 901 ratings.