Saint Arnold Elissa IPA | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold Elissa IPASaint Arnold Elissa IPA
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3.77/5
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1,045 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:
#22,259
Reviews:
399
Ratings:
1,045
pDev:
12.73%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
248
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 1,045 |  Reviews: 399
Photo of Benskipworth12345
4.78/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Azpittil57
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thatche2
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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

Photo of Reema
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving type: 12 oz bottle into a pint glass

Pours a slightly hazed orange amber color with a white head that recedes into a film. Smell is of vegetal hops, ample pine, and a pleasant maltiness. Taste is superior to the smell. Initial herbal vegetal hoppiness leads into a pine taste that finishes with a slightly bitter biscuit flavor that lingers for a small while. Feel is medium fluffy, which isn't off putting but slightly thicker would help with the heavier pine and herbal hops flavors. Overall this is a pretty good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of Bryan12345
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ccheng9
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Typical, unremarkable IPA.

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Photo of sholbert
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mateo2699
4.08/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cgrunin
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Junichi
4.37/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Yeroc
3.61/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of zp6167a
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HotDogBikeRide
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle dated 11/04/15, copper translucent beer with white frothy head that maintains a finger a few minutes in. Best served chilled IMO.

No immediate nose so to speak, reminds me of a typical St. Arnold's brew which is a great smell. But real muted with this beer. This one's taste is just a little maltiness with a bit of bready tones and very few standout hops. Some good lacing, almost reminds me of a Lawnmower just without the insane amount of grassy notes and instead a modest beer belch behind it.

A very decent beer to drink, but not as adventurous nor as unique as say their Art Car IPA or a couple others I've tried. It is solid and very middle of the road, not going to offend anyone but this particular one probably won't blow many minds either. Does a good job of hiding a decent amount of alcohol. Not too bad at all!

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Photo of princessbay710
3.16/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of Nazzz
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brewsed
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dreynolds1808
2.02/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of BeerDrinkingRhino
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 10Crumra
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Saint Arnold Elissa IPA from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 1,045 ratings