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RATINGS: 559   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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 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.

FrogThor's rating

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
FrogThor (7) - - MAY 27, 2012
Very bitter and sharp, even for an ipa. It isnt the most flavorful of ipa’s ive had yet none the less good. Similar to stone ipa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sdaniel90 (573) - Mexico City, MEXICO - SEP 27, 2015
Sample at St Arnold Beer Hall. Clear amber with a frothy offwhite head. Mild hoppy wheaty aroma. Medium bodid with moderate carbonation. Low sweetness and a mild herbal bitter character. Drinkable but very commercial.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3832) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2015
12 oz. bottle from my secret santa. Thanks man! Pours a reddish amber with a medium off white head. Hoppy aroma with mild caramel notes. Nice, floral. hop aroma. Flavor is a bit more malt forward with medium bitter notes. Medium bodied, above average carbonation. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatDane1632 (1124) - Alabama, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Rated based on notes taken 4 May 2014 -- Aroma is pretty good, malt base is great. They did a good job on this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
smith4498 (3283) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2015
Draft @ Titanic Brewing. Pours clear dark golden color with white head. Floral and grassy aroma with some biscuit malt. Grassy and slightly sweet malt flavor with some citrus and moderate bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jackl (5919) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 23, 2015
Cask @ Ginger Man, Austin. Deep amber with a creamy white head. Nose of burnt caramel, grass, pineapple and mandarin orange peel. Taste is similar. Sweet malty character with a grassy bitter finish. Hints of pepper. Soft carb, easy going. Solid.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BlakemanTFM (9) - Greensboro, Alabama, USA - MAY 21, 2015 does not count
Nice local brew. A little on the malty side for my taste. Nice caramel color and smooth finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
airrick2003 (730) - Louisiana, USA - APR 27, 2015
Appearance: pours with a small beige head that fades quickly, the beer is a slightly hazy slightly golden copper color Aroma: caramel malt, slight citrus, pine, Taste: nice caramel malt sweetness, very nicely balanced with a slightly less aggressive hop bitterness, bitter finish, Palate: lively carbonation, light mouthfeel but not super light, mild bitter aftertaste Overall: very pleasantly surprised, just a very well balanced beer, I'd say the malt is slightly more assertive than the hops but not by much, drinkable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Palidor19 (3083) - Brandon, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2015
This beer is more malty than hoppy, although that is not a flaw, just an observation. Strong malt, hops is more in the background with a slight grass. Great for session drinking ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsmanigold (102) - Texas, USA - APR 4, 2015
Pours golden and a little hazy. Little to medium head leaving some lacing around the glass. A light floral aroma is noticed. Light carbonation. A sweet citrus spruce flavor with a dry finish. This is a great IPA!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SHIG (4014) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Draft: Copper with white head. Nice floral with bitterness. Nice hops bitter grain.

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