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:
#18,323
Reviews:
397
Ratings:
1,030
pDev:
12.73%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
239
Trade:
1
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.47/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, Bottled: 5/30/12.

Pours a clear orange/amber with very little visible carbonation. Has a nice sticky white head (recedes to a ring) that leaves some lacing. Smell is a wonderfully juicy pineapple and tangerine citrus burst. The taste follows the smell with a burst of sticky juiciness with a nice caramel malt backing. Not particularly sweet. Leaves a lingering mouth coating bitterness.

One of the best AIPAs I have had. So juicy and hoppy. I wish it was unfiltered, but this may just be due to my favorite AIPA being unfiltered.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.45/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Saint Arnold Elissa IPA has a thick, fluffy, cream-colored head, and a clear, sparkling, orange-gold appearance, with lots of lacing and some streaming bubbles. The aroma is of sharp citrus and bready malt, and the flavor is of bitter hops, citrus peel, and sweet bread. The mouthfeel is medium and soft, and Saint Arnold Elissa IPA finishes astringent, mostly dry, puckering, and mellow. Overall, this is a most excellent beer.

RJT

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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

Thanks to dirtygrind (Reddit) for another Saint Arnold I've never had before.

Bah, another screw cap?! Pours a light fizzy 1/2 finger head that fades at a med pace, light lacing, over a hazy copper honey orange colored beer.

Nose isn't bad, nice light floral hops, some citrus with a light candied orange peel, a bit of pine, and a bit of earthy bittering style hop and some sweet crystal malts.

Taste starts with some sweeter malts, a light syrupy caramel like sweet malt with a hint of a toasty reddish malt, and a light candy flavor. That leads into the hops with again the candied orange peel, a mild bitterness with light earthy bittering hop, and just touches of citrus and faint hint of tropical fruit like tangerine.Finish is a bit malty sweet and syrupy but a bit drier, a ramping grassy earthy hop taste that reminds me that it actually is an IPA despite the light hop flavors and malty sweetness.

Mouth is med bodied, decent carb, bit sticky.

Overall eh, not great, it started OK, but the taste dropped off with little hop flavor and even lighter bitterness overall. The malts take a lot more of the show, making this more of a hoppy red ale.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3.44/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Decent retention and poor lacing. Smells of citrus hops, slight hop oils, sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, and slight caramel malt. Fits the style of an American IPA. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of citrus hops, sweet malt, slight earthy malt, slight caramel malt, and a hint of hop oils. Overall, weak appearance, decent aroma and body.

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