Saint Arnold Elissa IPA | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Saint Arnold Elissa IPASaint Arnold Elissa IPA
BA SCORE
60.8%
Liked This Beer
3.77 w/ 1,029 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:
#17,812
Reviews:
397
Ratings:
1,029
Liked:
626
Avg:
3.77/5
pDev:
12.73%
Alströms:
4
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
239
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,029 |  Reviews: 397
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

Photo of devilmakesthree
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jellibeen
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Serving: On tap at the brewery, served in a shaker pint glass.

Appearance: Clear, bright copper with a slowly fading head of creamy off white head and a nice pattern of sticky lace.

Smell: Pine, mixed citrus peel and a lightly toasted biscuit malt.

Taste: Harmonious malt body with spearmint, citrus oils and slightly dank, earthy hops. Finishes clean with a healthy bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with lively but gentle carbonation.

Overall: Saint Arnold's first IPA stays true to a little older, balanced style - tasty and drinkable.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.42/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Darker than average ipa, 3/4" off white head. The aroma had a little bit of citrus, but not a substantial amount, like a small breeze brought it to you from somewhere afar.

Taste went more grapefruit, a tiny bit of orange, went with more toasted honey and pale malts than crystal. Relatively malty still, this was probably the first Texas ipa I ever had, no doubt they had to ease into the lupulin threshold shift. Still good.

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Photo of cgt1007
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of _drummer_
4.36/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Darker for an IPA, but good all around. Strong hops and hints of citrus. Good level of carbonation that complements the hops. Very refreshing on a hot day. Enjoyed it!

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Photo of TheOakKing
4.19/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Noooddle
3.29/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of needMIbeer
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of MusaJames
3.06/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Beer pours great looks awesome. Cloudy almost red. I've never got into IPAs. SO this isn't a beer that I'll be buying again.

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Photo of NodakEric
4.16/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EdgarGerik
2.77/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Brewlinson
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Tracker83
3.72/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stillyman11
3.96/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Benskipworth12345
4.78/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Saint Arnold Elissa IPA from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 60.8% out of 100 with 1,029 ratings
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