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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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very good

822 Ratings

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Ratings: 822
Reviews: 377
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 26
Gots: 79 | 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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3/5  rDev -20.2%

rallen1967, Aug 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +33%

IvanJ126, Aug 20, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

Captinbarb, Aug 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Dirtywaltzer80, Aug 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Meyers1023, Aug 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

JChill, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz Brown bottle bottled on 07/07/2014 with twist-off cap featuring "Kölsch call" text; poured into a Saint Arnold "Barrel" glass

Appearance: Pours a clear copper amber color with 1/2 finger of white head which develops into a fine lace

Smell: Piney, earthy Hops and slight maltiness

Taste: Full hop flavor of cascade hops, very earthy; the bitterness comes in the middle and then has a clean finish with a slight crystal malt note

Mouthfeel: Appropriate carbonation; bitter but not harsh

Overall: This is a prototypical IPA in my opinion. There is an assertive hop bitterness but is well balanced by the malt bill. This can easily be overshadowed by modern and recent American-style IPAs but this gets just the right balance down so that it can be enjoyed by both hop-heads and more causal drinkers.

Tuck_leepulin, Aug 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

LuckyJohn, Aug 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

NatChris, Aug 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Westyn, Jul 31, 2014
Photo of sjones5045
3.9/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had the Elissa in DFW airport with a lot of time on my hands. Tried a bunch of Texas beers on the trip and was mostly disappointed. The St. Arnold's ended up being the best brewery I tried. The Elissa had a copper color with an ok head and lacing.

The taste upfront was very enjoyable. Hoppy, rye and hints of citrus. The back end hit more piny, evergreen type west coast IPA notes, which I don't enjoy as much. Just personal preference. If the piny ipa's are you thing then add on a couple points to this review.

Overall, pretty good beer, and enjoyable. Not sure how often I'd fill my beer fridge with it, but I'd definitely get it again on draft at a restaurant.

sjones5045, Jul 30, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

No fru-fru review here. Had this beer on tap in an ice-cold glass. Paired outstanding to Kobe-beef sliders with blue cheese. I can think of no other type of beer other than an IPA that can stand up to beef and blue cheese.
Beer was deep gold and hoppy with a smooth swallow and long-lasting bitter-hop aftertaste, even through the blue cheese. Carbonation was mild in the mouth and after swallowing. A seriously full-bodied IPA that will leave a smile on the face of any Hop-Head. Definitely a DFB - Damned Fine Beer.

croixian1, Jul 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

woopigscotty, Jul 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Nick4202, Jul 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Boneswally, Jul 23, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Buttstallion, Jul 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

zachgroves, Jul 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Bkeeb, Jul 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Johan_van, Jul 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Bigdood33, Jul 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

NMilsom55, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Nuggetz, Jul 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

sd123, Jul 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Desimoaj, Jul 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

noperative, Jul 17, 2014
Saint Arnold Elissa IPA from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 822 ratings.