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Saint Arnold Sailing Santa - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 5
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SWMeyer4141 on 11-20-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Jmick28, Nov 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

JohnSmith5506, Nov 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

SBoyar1, Nov 22, 2012
Photo of Meldarred
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

S - Standard Bomber Bottle

A - Copper bronze appearance

T - Well balanced malt and hop flavor with the right amount of Christmas spice

M - It felt right . There was no acidic feel that is normally present in Elissa

O - I had extremely low expectations for Sailing Santa, but I always love a good Saint Arnolds scavenger hunt. It is blended just right to make me appreciate Elissa and the Christmas beer more.

Meldarred, Nov 22, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

gritz147, Nov 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

CraftBrew, Nov 08, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

GRG1313, Oct 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

DMacQ, Oct 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

cervezatejas, Sep 25, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

ReyG006, Sep 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

scm2787, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of csiewert
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a beautiful slightly hazy copper color with a finger of white foamy head that recedes quickly. No retention or lacing.

S - not much on the hop front, but the malt bill is very pleasant. Notes of caramel and sweet bread come up front. You can get a hint of vegetal earthy hops if you get in there.

T - starts with the bready malt backbone, hints of caramel. Finishes with some citrus and the a sharp bitterness that dissipates rapidly. Everyhting is nicely balanced so as to be easily drinkable.

M - solid all around smooth drink... Maybe a little more carb

O - this is a good IPA for those not seeking hop bombs. Everything is balanced and subdued.

csiewert, Aug 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

MarsNelly, Jul 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

dcarr, Jun 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

bfizzy, May 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Hopmodium, May 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

ByMySword, May 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

truesolution, Apr 17, 2012
Photo of htomsirveaux
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz. bottle tried 3 Jan 2012. Served in the (512) One snifter.

Fizzy tan medium sized head. Minimally carbonated. Clear rusty auburn color. Aromas of resin, Earthiness, sweet toasty grains. Caramel and a touch of strawberry jam. Fairly sweet to start, becoming a little bitter resiny in the middle. Bittersweet aftertaste.

Seems a little less than the sum of it's parts.

Tastes like a combo of Elissa and the Christmas ale. Imagine that. $5 for 22 oz of this, or $16 for 72 oz. of Elissa and 72 oz. of Christmas ale, and then you can mix them however you like.

htomsirveaux, Mar 23, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

canders0927, Mar 20, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

jbdaves72, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of cosmicevan
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

thank you to injuredreserve for sending this one my way. ipa blended with winter warmer...i'm in! enjoyed from a deschutes snifter.

a - cracked the bottle and filled my glass, brew poured. looks very ipa with a transparent orange and frothy offwhite head that had milkshake like chunky lacing.

s - yum. big toffee and caramel. smell is all winter warmer. candy. gave it a 4 for smelling good, not smelling like an ipa. hops are invisible in the nose (at this point at least).

t - just like the nose suggests...toffee and caramel for this winter warmer dominated brew. i'm a fan of winter warmers and i think that this is a very solid example of a nice sweet malty WW. if you are looking for an ipa, might be there in the background a bit, but not so much.

m - medium to full bodied even carbonation. cooling. this is a winter warmer.

o - overall i enjoyed it, but look elsewhere if you are seeking an ipa, this is a toffee malt bomb of a winter warmer. nice candied sweetness, not overly grainy. really enjoyable. good.

cosmicevan, Mar 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Bluestar, Mar 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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, Feb 27, 2012
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3.23/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Received in a trade...

Color is an orange / amber color, faintly cloudy in appearance. About a one-finger head, white in color. Decent head retention and lacing down the glass.

Bready nose with toffee undertones. Hops seem rather faint; perhaps some pine-like notes with some spice.

Taste is primarily malt and toffee.

Medium in body. Finishes a bit sweet with a nice, lingering bitterness to end things.

A decent beer, but nothing I can get really fired up about. But, an easy drinking holiday beer (a blend of their Elissa and Xmas Ale) at 7% ABV isn't something to turn away from...Worth checking out...

beergoot, Feb 25, 2012
Saint Arnold Sailing Santa from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.