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RATINGS: 561   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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 1700s 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CPH2200 (336) - DENMARK - JUL 7, 2014
355 ml bottle. Light amber colour. Citrus notes and very dry mouthfeel. Light body. Good but not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
stxoil (28) - Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Pours deep golden. Hoppy aroma, but the hops are not overwhelming on the palate. Taste is well balanced by maltiness. Does not have the lingering bitter aftertase so many super-hoppy IPAs have. An unspectacular but nice and very drinkable IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
On tap @ Cat Coras Kitchen in Houston Airport Terminal E. I ordered this after my disillusionment with the "amber" on draft. Light amber or deep golden, choose your desired adjective (either way, more amber in colour than my earlier so-called amber ale). Low aroma of sweet malts and citrus. Light caramel malt leads quickly into a palate scrubbing bitterness with some citrus rind character. A by-the-numbers IPA.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Tap. Amber pour with a finger of head. Slight pine, grain, juice. Light to medium body. Light for am IPA

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CopterScott (216) - Kansas, USA - MAY 16, 2014
copper color with a finger of white head. aroma is grapefruit hops. Flavor is same with some lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ghawener (1542) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - MAY 12, 2014
Bottled @Bubbas Cajun Grill. What can you expect from an IPA made in TX. Decent, more APA than IPA but OK. food Pairing: Texas Cheese Steak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tommynh (84) - - 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

   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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
TXBadger (2076) - 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.

   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.

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