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RATINGS: 565   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 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.

matthewgerke's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
matthewgerke (67) - - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle. Poured a nice amber color with a medium, white foamy head. Bright and hoppy with some floral notes and good carbonation. Classic IPA profile all the way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Pours a nice deep amber color. Aromas of hops/hops/citrus. Strong hop flavors with malts and a dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (11117) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 26, 2016
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks David Cohen. Deep golden-copper. Aroma of malt, caramel, stale hops. Sweet flavor with malt, caramel, and a bitter stale hops finish. Medium-bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (14841) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2016
Golden-bronze. Earthy with a light lemony note. Earthy and again lemony, medium bitterness. Hops are pretty dull.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrBeerFanatic (965) - Friona, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2016
Pours light amber boozy head. Aromas spicy hop, light floral and some herbal. Flavors light pine, herbal, light floral, slight spicy. Medium bitter, medium sweet. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (3419) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2015
bottle with twist off top?. Medium copper pour with a small off-white head and light lacing. Aroma is floral and spiced hops. Tastes are sweet malt, bread, grass, citrus. Grainy in the moderately bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerRenter76 (654) - Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Originally sampled on 4/11/08- i have to say this was a fairly decent IPA. It poured a dark amber with a little head, fair lacing, with citrus tones. Hops were well balanced not to overwhelming. The aftertaste was slightly bitter. It is worth a try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sdaniel90 (781) - 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 (3986) - 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 (1158) - North Dakota, 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 (3455) - 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.

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