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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 1700’s 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (3785) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
andrewlol (63) - san antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Never been disappointed by st arnolds. This one was great in every way. Not too hoppy it was more on the citrus side. Loved it

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrunkSanta410 (247) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2014
On tap in Houston, TX. Not much time for comments now, will revisit again in a few weeks. Placeholder

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bartlebier (1631) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2014
Tap sample @Camba Tap House, München 02/2014, thanks motelpogo. Quite thin rendition of a UK style IPA, heavier on tangerine zest hops than aromatic biscuit malts. Did not pick up on any specific character else, fairly tired mf.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BOSSbrewer (1581) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 8, 2014
Pours a hazy amber with a thin white head. Slight hop aroma. Not much flavor. Medium bodied. Finishes pretty dry.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (6453) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 2, 2014
on tap at the local taphouse in munich. golden with a steady white head; lemon sorbet aroma; surprisingly low in flavour, only modest bitterness, lurking chewy caramel. perhaps it had lost a fair bit of character on the journey to munich. or maybe i was just already a bit put out because the first 3 beers i ordered at the bar were all unavailable

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
Hopnole (3) - - MAR 2, 2014 does not count
I was excited to try this beer. Pours a gold-color, with white head. Taste is subtle and lighter than most IPAs, with a muddled flavor profile. It reminds me of a pale ale Sam Adams would make. There are definitely much better options in this category. I’d skip it.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UncleKorm (774) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2014
On tap, poured a golden hue w/ a small white head. Moderate sweet hop aroma. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a bold bitter finish. Tastes are grass, lemon, white grapefruit, and toast. Medium bodied, average carbonation, and watery mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
brewballs (190) - USA - FEB 16, 2014
I don’t think I have ever had a Saint Arnold that I ever liked. And this keeps up with that tradition. Copper hue. Malty more so than hoppy. Bitter aftertaste. This is far from an IPA. It has more of a lager sensibility. It seems like a brewery long buoyed by hype. This along with their Pumpkinator are just that, HYPE! Skip this and grab a Karbach.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (2061) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2014
12 oz bottle from Mile High Wine & Spirits into a Myrcenary pint glass. Golden orange, pretty clear, light sediment and a white head with light lacing. Mild aroma of bready malts, floral notes, biscuits, nuts and light citrus hops. Malty flavor with mild bitterness. Average body, a little thin and watery, with a crisp feel. Not too good, tastes a little old and musty.


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