Saint Arnold Art Car IPA | Saint Arnold Brewing Company

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Saint Arnold Art Car IPASaint Arnold Art Car IPA
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Saint Arnold Art Car IPASaint Arnold Art Car IPA
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Brewed by:
Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Texas, United States
saintarnold.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.17%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by tpgraham on 08-06-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,055
Reviews:
55
Ratings:
300
pDev:
8%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3.24/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

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2.8/5  rDev -30%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Wont buy again

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.31/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful clear golden color. No noticeable carbonation. Small but thick head. Lacing is good. Great hoppy aroma. Taste is good but the lack of fizz makes for kind of a flat mouthfeel. It’s still really easy to drink. On draft at Ron’s Corner.

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4.61/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I'm surprised at the low ratings. This is a classic IPA although somewhat less floral than the genre. That said, it's got a great, hoppy flavor, clearly and IPA not a pale ale, and very drinkable.

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4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Color is like honey. Nose is quite a bit perfume but not too over the top. Head is non existent for the most part. Nice lacing. Taste is hoppy with a good bite on the back of the mouth. Great ipa from the great state of Texas!

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4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.58/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.59/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
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3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Back in Houston after a few years and nice to see St Arnold’s doing what they do. One of the few things I liked about this area. These guys should be proud of what they’ve done for the area. This is a very good ipa. A little more subdued than other IPAs out there, but that is a good Thing. Nice fruity hoppy balance. This is the type of beer my buddy Mike Sondel enjoys while wearing his tight ‘I drive an Audi’ t-shirt and his hat on sideways.

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4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid

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3.4/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Currently #100 in the Texas Top 100 Beers list.

CAN: Canned November 2017. 12 fl oz.

"A very hoppy American IPA." "an American IPA featuring a blend of both new and old hop varieties from the Pacific Northwest." Original Gravity: 1.063 (15.5° Plato). Bitterness: 55 IBU. Alcohol Content (ABV): 7.1%. "Made with 2-Row Pale, Cara 45 and Carafoam malts." Brewed with Columbus, Cascade and Simcoe and dry-hopped with Amarillo, Simcoe and Mosaic.

Served cold into a conical pint glass.

APPEARANCE: Clear orange-copper body colour. Obviously filtered. No yeast/lees are visible within. Average vibrance.

White colour head. Head lacks the thickness, frothiness, and cream that would make the appearance pop, tending a bit towards a thinner weaker look instead. Head retention is nice - ~8 minutes.

Appears well-carbonated. True to style but not unique or special.

AROMA: Oniony aromatics indicate Simcoe hops; Simcoe certainly seems dominant, snuffing out the floral Cascade & Columbus presence. I search for Amarillo and Mosaic (incidentally two of my favourite hops) but don't find them...no subtle blueberry from Mosaic. I do get some sticky resins, so maybe there's Amarillo.

Pale malt sweetness seems to balance out any hop bitterness. Suggests a sticky well-balanced beer with a nice hop profile and a pleasant approachable taste. It's nice to see an IPA on the market that doesn't target either aggressive bitterness or Odwalla-like pulpiness.

Aromatic intensity is above average. Fresh and inviting...what the kids might call "dank" or "green."

TASTE & TEXTURE: I do get a hint of Mosaic-like blueberry even though Mosaic was only used for dry hopping and I didn't detect it in the aroma. Simcoe isn't as dominant as I suspected, to its benefit. A pale malt/2-row backbone suppresses any overt hop bitterness, keeping it balanced even if its hop pungency is lacking. Cascade and Columbus-induced floral hop flavour rises to the surface, but that character isn't as vivid or deep as would be ideal.

Smooth, wet, slightly sticky, medium-bodied, somewhat refreshing, a teensy bit oily, and well-carbonated with a slightly crisp bite. More oiliness and "dank" (as the kids say) stickiness would play into the Amarillo resin better, but this has a competent mouthfeel overall.

Overall, it's pretty well built even though it fails to showcase its hops as well as would be ideal. I like it and it's enjoyable fare.

Flavour duration and intensity are average.

OVERALL: Lone Pint doesn't have anything to fear from Saint Arnold yet, but the latter has certainly surged in quality over the last 4-5 years as evidenced by this more than competent IPA. A sixer of this ran me $7.67 plus tax at a Sam's Club in Austin, and I'd happily pay that again to get this over competing expressions of the style from the likes of Hops & Grain or the like. In terms of the Texas market, Pinthouse Pizza and Lone Pint have this beat, and it can't compete with great expressions of the oversaturated style from out-of-state, but I look forward to seeing Saint Arnold continue to hone their craft based on the strength of this brew.

B- (3.40) / WORTHY

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12/18/17 2nd impression from another can:

B- / WORTHY

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Saint Arnold Art Car IPA from Saint Arnold Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 300 ratings