Saint Arnold Elissa IPA | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

very good
1,024 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: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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2.73/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle from drabmuh. Thanks Matt.

The beer is clear and light orange hued with a small white head. The aroma consists of grain, biscuits, toasted bread. Very little hop presence here. The flavor confirms the absence of the hop profile one would expect in an IPA. Too grainy. Light to medium bodied with appropriate carbonation. Overall, I find this beer unimpressive. Not a repeat for me.

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3.79/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to kjkinsey for the bottle and for introducing me to a new brewery. Cheers!

Crystal bright copper with a one finger head, good retention and moderate lacing.

The aroma is very light with a hint of herbal hops. Flavor is much more full, featuring herbal and spicy hops. A bit earthy, and a nice break from the big citrus/tropical hops so prevalent these days. From start to finish, there is a mouth filling bitterness that is assertive, but in no way overdone. Caramel malt is hiding in the background, just strong enough to hold up the spicy hoppiness.

The body is just a bit lighter than I am used to in an American IPA, but 6.6% ABV is probably below average for the style as well. Carbonation is just right.

Overall this is a nice IPA that stands out from many on the market these days. It reminds me of good old Ballantine IPA more than any other IPA I have had in recent times. Well worth a try with great drinkability.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a New Belgium globe glass. Beer is amber / orangish and completely clear with a white head, one finger, moderate to low carbonation, some lacing, looks fine.

Aroma is grainy and sweet, almost no hops. D'OH!

Beer is medium in body, mild bitterness on the backend, grainy, mildly dry finish, a little bit of an aftertaste, a very mediocre IPA, not my favorite and probably not a repeat but it is not horrible. I've had worse but this one is not very good.

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look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pint.

A: Light golden hue. Heavy carbonation. Pours about a 1 finger, bubbly, white head. Disintegrates very quickly, leaving only pockets of foam on the surface. No real lacingg.

S: Piny with a slight hint of ammonia.

T: Full malty baked bread, with a biting piny hop. Well-balanced.

M: Really piny, and a bit of an earthy balance.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is okay. Golden hue, with a decent head, and lots of carbonation; but no lacing. Nose is simple, and has a bit of an off-putting smell of household cleaner. Flavor is a hearty with a hefty pine hop. Overall, this is a pretty decent quaff.

(May need to re-review. Judging from the others, I just had the one.... maybe it was skunky. Oh, well.)

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Saint Arnold Elissa IPA from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
3.8 out of 5 based on 1,024 ratings.
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