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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 the IPA style which was first brewed in the late 1700ís in England for transport to the British colony of India. The high level of hops combined with higher alcohol levels worked as preservatives to keep the beer good over the long voyage to India where conditions were not conducive to brewing. This beer is named after ELISSA, a tall ship now moored in Galveston. Ships like ELISSA were used in transporting IPAs to India. Saint Arnold is donating a portion of the proceeds of this beer to the Galveston Historical District for preservation of this ship.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tommynh (44) - - MAY 10, 2014
Ok, a bit bland but has an IPA bite to it, I might try the double IPA next time. Trying as it's a local bottle/brand ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
rosesbite (3) - - MAY 3, 2014 does not count
Similar to the Deep Ellum Dallas Blond. Very drinkable, giving you the ability to drink more

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TXBadger (1477) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2014
Pours an amber color with white head. Floral, citrus, and pine on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finish is somewhat dirty, lingers, but not in a good way.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BennyBinion (22) - Canyon, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2014
Pours an orange gold with a white head. Very smooth with mild hoppy flavor followed up by sweet malts. The bottle claims that this beer is very hoppy, however that is not the case. It is instead the least hoppy IPA that I have had. Still a decent ale.

1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
Ctplt777 (159) - - APR 13, 2014
Bad just bad. This is not a good IPA. This is just a mess. A sweet weird mess. Iím so frustrated when these brands say theyíre super hoppy and have intense happiness. This has none itís a sweet weird malty mess of a beer. So bad I had to pour it out. I never waste beer but this was just terrible. I have never been so disappointed with a beer before. The smell alone was nauseating. I donít know what went wrong with this beer but I hated it. Iíll try it again but as of now this is a no go.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beechner224 (710) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear orange and amber, white head. Aroma of very mild hops, maybe this one is a bit old. Taste is mix of hops and malt. Not nearly enough for an IPA. Iím guessing this sat for a bit. Will have to try again.

1.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
chacobella (49) - Colorado, USA - APR 8, 2014
Poured from a bottle from a mixed 6 pack, trying some different things...disappointing, really bad aftertaste. Kudos to following the traditional recipe but perhaps its better in India after a long ocean voyage.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
patxa (191) - MEXICO - APR 5, 2014
Other than the palate, which is a bit of a disappointment, here we have an amber looking IPA with awesome head and lace, nice hoppiness (maybe too much but good for my taste) and notes of sweet malts mainly. Good fruity nose that stays.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (3204) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
bottle. deep amber with one finger head. solid full flavor with a thick hoppy bite.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (4725) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2014
Draft - Grapefruit hops with a bit of pine. Clear copper with a rich white head. Grapefruit bitterness and not much else. Decent but nothing special.


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