Saint Arnold Elissa IPA | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold Elissa IPASaint Arnold Elissa IPA
BA SCORE
3.77/5
Very Good
1,040 Ratings
Saint Arnold Elissa IPASaint Arnold Elissa IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Texas, United States
saintarnold.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A traditional India Pale Ale, the Elissa IPA is very hoppy with a properly balanced malty body. Elissa has huge hop additions in the kettle that give it a wonderful bitterness and is then dry-hopped in the fermenter to create the pleasant floral, hoppy nose. Our reverse osmosis water makes the bitter very soft with no harsh notes to it. The maltiness is derived from British Maris Otter malt. Its rich flavor stands up to the hops that would otherwise dominate this beer. The Elissa is an authentic version of an India Pale Ale (IPA) style.


Added by TXHops on 05-14-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,190
Reviews:
399
Ratings:
1,040
pDev:
12.73%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
245
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,040 |  Reviews: 399
Photo of maxmilan4
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerbuddha
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheHopsman
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I recently had a Saint Arnolds Elissa IPA at an Italian restaurant.

Look: clear light brown yellow with a thin white head

Aroma: biscuit and pine

Taste: Biscuit, a little bit of grapefruit and pine bitterness, and moderate bitterness. I tend to like the more grapefruity IPAs.

Feel: light to medium body. It is thirst quenching and good with Italian food.

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Photo of Pencible
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This brew was not a very clean IPA. The scent and taste were a little dirty, with mild earthy hops. It was not offensive, but not very good either.

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Photo of Lovetx
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Traditional ipa with cascade hops but minimal citrus - hints but nothing more. Makes this a good robust ipa

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Photo of Anayalator
4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of scottvanbelois
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beerucee
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Like every other not bad ipa.

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Photo of HTXcaballero
4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

To me, this is a very different IPA. It's made with 100% Cascade hops, which are supposedly known for being spicy, citrusy, and with grapefruit-like notes. But mostly I tasted the spiciness, which makes this IPA a bolder, more robust ale than other IPA's. I found, much to my liking, a relative absence of the grapefruit notes, which were what began turning me off to IPA's a number of years back. Elissa is one IPA I'll be buying again.

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Photo of hcproff36
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DutchCherokee
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Daily drinker for me. No wow factor here, but just a damn good beer.

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Photo of ChrisChris23
4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden to amber in appearance. Crisp yet malty and almost lagerish to the nose. While only using Cascade hops the depth of flavor is pleasantly surprised. Maintains a crisp feel and offers a pleasant experience from tip of the tongue to after taste. All in all, this is a nice "go to" beer if I were able to get it locally.

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Photo of jeff1973
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tstromer
4.66/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of breardon1776
3.27/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Prob got a better score than it deserved because I'm in Texas and trying to be nice.
Not the worst but so many, many, many betters IPAs out there

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Photo of BrentMcQuirk
4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of monorailred
4.27/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gvickery
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Great orange amber color. Smell of hops with some malt in the background. Very bright flavor that lingers long after, but in a good way. The high abv will definetly sneak up on you. I'm a local from a Houston suburb so I guess I'm a little biased, but I like almost anything St Arnold puts out.

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Photo of Lagerquestrian
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of taospowder
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zzachm18
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeff_Dubya
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JimboLahey
4.97/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DesertFox24
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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Saint Arnold Elissa IPA from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 1,040 ratings