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:
#18,255
Reviews:
397
Ratings:
1,030
pDev:
12.73%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
33
Gots:
239
Trade:
1
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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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Saint Arnold Elissa IPA from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 1,030 ratings
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