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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)
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CraigTravor

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-22-2014 00:03:59 | More by CraigTravor
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RanchHand

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-20-2014 00:48:48 | More by RanchHand
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DonDonLongJohn

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-14-2014 19:08:22 | More by DonDonLongJohn
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JohnParadee

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

05-14-2014 11:19:34 | More by JohnParadee
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MikeThumel

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

05-14-2014 01:52:01 | More by MikeThumel
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mrsp1107

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-10-2014 23:19:25 | More by mrsp1107
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PorterLambic

Florida

4.01/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Arrives in a liter "stein" with a beautiful copper color with a voluminous tan head that leaves copius lacing as it even settles to a thick film.
Smell is a nice mix of floral and evergreen hop notes with a mild, malt in the background. Good balance and not over-powering.
Same with the taste. The hops assert themselves but do not overwhelm the other flavors. The same evergreen-floral hop presence with malt taking a supporting role. The alcohol makes itself known without being pushy.
Medium bodied, medium effervescence. smoother than many IPAs, and less drying than many, as well, though both characteristics are still well represented. For a non-IPA person, I really like this brew. Need to try the Imp. IPA next, I reckon.

Serving type: on-tap

04-30-2014 23:03:36 | More by PorterLambic
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-29-2014 20:46:20 | More by waddellc2
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Bearman13

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-29-2014 03:34:28 | More by Bearman13
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Domvan

Texas

1.75/5  rDev -53.6%

04-29-2014 02:45:43 | More by Domvan
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JHendu

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

04-29-2014 01:49:04 | More by JHendu
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Boston_Steve

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-27-2014 17:06:00 | More by Boston_Steve
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loverandwriter

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +26%

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

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

04-24-2014 16:50:45 | More by Weebsjak
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BayouBengal1537

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-19-2014 02:47:47 | More by BayouBengal1537
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GABrew

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-16-2014 22:29:18 | More by GABrew
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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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Andy_Luft

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

04-13-2014 01:19:32 | More by Andy_Luft
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BKotch

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-06-2014 02:33:54 | More by BKotch
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Daktah

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

04-04-2014 22:51:56 | More by Daktah
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archmagi1

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-03-2014 23:12:15 | More by archmagi1
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harpus

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

04-03-2014 19:59:02 | More by harpus
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harsley

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -20.4%

03-28-2014 12:41:43 | More by harsley
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FanofHefe

Illinois

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

Served on-tap in a non-descript tulip. About a one-finger light tan head over a clear amber - orange body. Nice lacing along the top of the glass.

Pleasant hop aroma of pine resin and lemon grass. Slight note of bready malt in the background.

Tasty flavor that includes hop-centric IPA flavors of pine cone, grassy notes, and light citrus, especially grapefruit.

Medium thickness in the mouthfeel with a lighter hop oil texture. Overall, a very solid IPA that I would gladly keep in my fridge.

Serving type: on-tap

03-26-2014 03:49:35 | More by FanofHefe
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oilcan01

Arizona

3/5  rDev -20.4%

03-24-2014 01:35:45 | More by oilcan01
Saint Arnold Elissa IPA from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 769 ratings.