Saint Arnold Elissa IPA | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

Saint Arnold Elissa IPASaint Arnold Elissa IPA
BA SCORE
3.77/5
1,030 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:
#18,277
Reviews:
397
Ratings:
1,030
pDev:
12.73%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
239
Trade:
1
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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

Photo of Salinesnake
3.91/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of firkingroovin
4.66/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sohearn
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of UniversalIPA_69
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DavidST
3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jancona
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Smell has a bit of sticky juice - tangerine along with malts and some faint pine. Taste starts with malt and tangerine juice blend then to more of a rind flavor along with lingering pine hops. A very balanced IPA - not overly hoppy. Definitely unique in a good way.

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Photo of South2NW
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MarkLinton1
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very interesting IPA. A little surprised at first but the more I sipped....the more I liked it. Very difficult to brew a unique American IPA, but you have one here. Perfect combination of pine and citrus with nice bitter finish. A must try for all Hop Heads!

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Photo of alexworsnip
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mig100
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 9mozingo
4.34/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of drdiesel9483
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden amber color with a good white head that leaves slight lacing. Lots of pines in the smell. Great balance between hops and malts on this beer, fantstic piney hops. medium body and quite of bit of carbs. Great for the beer. Pretty good balanced ipa.

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

Saint Arnold Elissa IPA from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 1,030 ratings
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