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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

860 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 860
Reviews: 379
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 27
Gots: 93 | 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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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Nightwish1094, Jun 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Exiled, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks go out to Ballewblake for this one. Grazi! Grazi!

Pours a clouded brownish amber with a crème head that leaves a decent amount of lacing on the way down. Nose is earthen and leafy with a sharper tang to it. Flavor is fairly deep. A nice robust and earthy/leafy edge. Tangy, but not annoyingly so. It's a milder kind of thing. Overall the whole flavor profile is definitely leaning towards the more earthen side. Feel has a bit of a bite on carbonation and the liquid is about what you would expect. This is a nice IPA. Very easy to drink and carrying a good body of flavor. I'd love to try this on-tap and I bet it would be interesting on cask as well.

RblWthACoz, Jun 17, 2008
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

pathead, Nov 19, 2012
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Bishtx, Sep 14, 2014
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CB2maltygoodness, Sep 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

dehjosh, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

ColSanders123, Mar 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

EinWeizenbitte, Dec 11, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

johntfox, May 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

strangebrew1981, Nov 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Tobin42, Jun 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

mrsp1107, May 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A crystal clear golden/amber with a nice, thin soapy head up top. The nose is smells of strong citrus and toasty british malt. The taste is rich in hops at first, but a nice robust toasty and sweet malt, as well as a light yeasty note, take some of the edge off the cloying grapefruit hop flavor (cascade?). Sharp carbonation and a nice smooth mouthfeel, make this one flavorful beer that is at home in a texas summer. All in all, this is a very good IPA, and a nice change from the constant barrage of 'west coast' style ales (not that there is anything wrong with them). A very flavorful and complex beer, made by some very knowledgable brewers.

Siriusfisherman, May 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

RanchHand, May 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

adrew, Jan 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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BigBarley, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my Portsmouth tulip. Received as an extra from SSW117; thanks Sam!

a - Pours a nice transparent amber color with one finger of off white head and moderate
carbonation evident. Little bit of retention and lacing.

s - Smells of light citrus hops, pine hops, fruity malts, honey, and caramel malts. Nothing is overpowering, but it is very pleasant.

t - Tastes of caramel malts, citrus hops, floral hops, bready malts, and light pine. Lot more malts in the taste than the smell, and no really bitterness at all. Pretty nice.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation, very smooth and easy to drink.

d - I found this to be a very enjoyable, easy to drink IPA. It is not overally hoppy in the smell or taste, and the malts definitely come through more in the taste than the smell, but it is very pleasant. If I was looking for an IPA that was balanced between malts and hops and this was on my shelves I would definitely buy it again sometime.

mdfb79, Nov 01, 2010
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

BillRoth, Oct 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

drinkAK, Aug 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Texasfan549, Nov 20, 2011
Saint Arnold Elissa IPA from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 860 ratings.