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Saint Arnold Sailing Santa - Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Reviews: 53
Hads: 231
Avg: 3.6
pDev: 30.28%
Wants: 7
Gots: 38 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: SWMeyer4141 on 11-20-2011

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Photo of GregSVT
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a tulip

A: Pours the same color as the regular christmas ale with a bigger head and more lacing.

S: The nose is a big amount of grapefruit hops with a big caramel backbone.

T: The taste is a nice touch of grapefruit and floral hops with the candied apple and christmas spices of the christmas ale.

M: The feel is crisp and slightly dry yet medium bodied on the finish.

O: An interesting blend and something I may try again. It's not the best IPA but the melding of flavors is nice.

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Photo of imasloth
4.12/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

6.8% ABV blend of St. Arnold's Elissa IPA and Christmas Ale.

A- Pours a darker copper as compared to the straight Christmas Ale. Sizable off-white head disappears, leaving a thin coating of carbonation bubbles at the top of the snifter.

S- The piney hop smell is predominant but some of the sweetness of the Christmas Ale comes through. Really a better-balanced, more complex aroma.

T- Delicious. The same piney hops, plus the malt, sweetness and cinnamon-y flavor found in the Christmas Ale. It is truly fantastic.

M - This is the one place where it falls of the Christmas Ale. Maybe it's the bitterness of the hops, but the slight alcohol dryness has disappeared and the after-mouthfeel is fairly neutral. Does have a bit more body though.

O- I'd rate it slightly better than the Christmas Ale because of the complexity added by the hops. Central Market was limiting us to a bottle per person, but I'd like to have more ...

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Photo of SWMeyer4141
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a Claret...

Appearance-Copper body with lots of carbonation coming up to the top of the glass. Head is an off white, two finger head. Leaves some very very nice lacing.

Smell-At first I get that very piney Elissa aroma and then it quickly fades. Biscuity malts and some subtle sweetness.

Taste-Sweet and Bready malts and lots of spice. Piney and floral hops, some very subtle grapefruit. Still get a lot of the bitterness even with the added Christmas Ale.

Mouthfeel-Pretty thin on the body, almost like 10% of the beer blend was just straight water. Booze is not existent and it's very easy to drink. Highly carbonated.

Overall-Good beer, makes me want to blend some more maltier beers w/ IPAs. As long as I could find fresh Elissa I could just do the blend myself for cheaper.

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Saint Arnold Sailing Santa from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.