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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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
beechner224 (669) - 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. I’m guessing this sat for a bit. Will have to try again.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
chacobella (48) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
patxa (189) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2879) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 4, 2014
bottle. deep amber with one finger head. solid full flavor with a thick hoppy bite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ferris (4197) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrunkSanta410 (281) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bartlebier (1723) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BOSSbrewer (1637) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
motelpogo (6700) - 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

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