Saint Arnold Elissa IPA | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

very good
1,021 Ratings
Saint Arnold Elissa IPASaint Arnold Elissa IPA

Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Endeavour is a double IPA. The color is deep amber with a light, creamy head. The nose starts off with a touch of citrus but then turns decidedly into peaches. The taste starts off with creamy malt resulting from the pale 2 row and caramel malts and Saint Arnold yeast. The hop bitter starts low then builds to a crescendo, but always maintains a balance even in its big finish. The hop flavor continues to be peaches, an interesting manifestation of the Columbus, Simcoe and Centennial hops.

Added by TXHops on 05-14-2004

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a bright orangish copper body with a fingers worth of sea foamy head quickly settles to a ring leaving plenty of lacing behind. the smell is mostly earthy pine with breads and citrus hiding in the background. taste is a good combination of pine and citrus, not too dry and bitter and not too sweet. good bready malt presence holds it together well. a medium body with good carbonation and an oily feel with a short dry finish are the most noticable traits. overall a fine ipa. thanks for the texas beers UHCougar12!

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz. bottle courtesy of Canadianghetto poured into a Karbach Brewing pint glass. This has been chilling in the refrigerator all day and is nice and cold, great for the recent heat wave.

Appearance: Bright copper orange in color with a cloudy white, two finger head the sticks nicely to the glass. Keeps a nice lacing around throughout.

Aroma: Some nice pine notes and a cracker note in there as well. Some caramel sticks out and gives a nice backing and sweetness as well.

Taste: Really bitter hops, lots of pine upfront. Some nice backing caramel and malt. There is a touch of a yeast note in there too.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied and nicely carbonated.

Overall, a nice bitter and refreshing IPA. It leans more toward the English IPA style than American. Pretty complex and easy to drink. Definitely enjoyable.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into pint glass after sitting out of the fridge 10 minutes, 45-50ish degrees.

A: Clear golden amber with a two finger head and lots of medium bubbles. Clearly a pretty well-carbonated beer. Left lots of sticky lace on the side of my glass, belying its creamy finish.

S: Spices, pine, floral, citrus. Not as strong as some IPAs but definitely present and accounted for. Nice balance, you can smell everything in the beer right up front.

T: Reminds me of a slightly hoppier Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. It has a lot of the same characteristics; the bitter backbone and citrusy flavor with hints of other tastes glinting in the background. The malty sweetness underlaying it all and capping off the bitterness at the finish with a sweet but not cloying, aftertaste. The bitterness is more pronounced and tends in a slightly more piny direction, and this is not really a bad thing. It's a fairly mild IPA, at the edge of the category in bitterness, but it tastes great. If you're a Texan wanting something a bit stronger and a bit cheaper than SN Pale Ale this is it.

M: Pretty high carbonation, as expected. Creamier finish than my comparison beer, SN Pale Ale; that plus the higher ABV means it's not as sessionable.

O: Pretty high ABV in this one, 6.6%. I'm a skinny guy, so I've got a nice buzz going after a brief walk and retiring to a bottle of these. Overall I like this beer a lot and will drink many more of them.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice amber color. Medium sized carbonation bubbles leave a one-finger off-white head. I think of wet earth and a slight citrus notes when taking a whiff.

Taste leaves mild spice and light bread flavors. Somewhat bright finish, giving way to soft malt character and gentle hop bitterness.

Medium body with a tad excessive carbonation. Finishes cleanly.

Not an impressive IPA. Seems light on the hop characteristics, primarily in the aroma department. I'd say it's does a nice job of balancing malt and hop bitterness flavors as far as taste goes. I wouldn't turn down another one, but would probably opt for a different IPA if given a choice.

Got a six of this from Dolph1979 on my quest for a good sampling of Texas beers...

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Saint Arnold Elissa IPA from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
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