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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.


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2.5
   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jonas (5698) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - OCT 21, 2014
Tap. Cloudy Amber, offwhite lace. Citrus, light minty hop aroma. Medium light, dry metallic body. Berry, earthy hop, a hint bubblegum. Minty fresh aftertaste. Pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1463) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Back with Z, pours a rusty orange amber color with a small head. Nose is bitter sweet citrus with mild pine and hops. Taste is also bitter sweet citrus with prominent hops and some mild malt, well balanced. Finish is sweet with a moderately long well balanced finish. quaff score 7 / 10

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zgaier (1414) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2014
Bottle. Pours a dark orange with an off white head and aroma of hops and citrus. Taste is bitter, of hops, citrus, resin, and grapefruit with a dry, bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rmorris007 (50) - - SEP 30, 2014
A good IPA, very easy to drink. I think this particular IPA is what got me hooked on my IPA craze lately

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bkurtz (831) - PERU - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle - Pours a hazy golden amber with smallish, tight carbonation head. Aromas of sweet tropical fruits and grass. Taste has citrus, malts, and dry bitterness. Interesting IPA.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlowOffTube (482) - Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Amber likeep pour. Some hints of pine and floral aroma. Some spice Ness floral hints of fruit and lots of malt... Moderate body and carbonation. Ok.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Itzjerm (1315) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 23, 2014
More an English ipa. Hop aroma and bitter grassy taste. Malty honey like flavor. House yeast overpowers the flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastmaster (287) - Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle at happy hour in Houston. Amber Brown well carbed. Bizzare sour cherry, funk, slight wood smell. Might be the glass, but I’m getting a bad aroma that’s throwing me off.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackfrost9p (289) - California, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Not bad. Very refreshing, smooth and not too bitter. Solid choice when you are in Houston!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (7872) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 11, 2014
Trübes leuchtend oranges Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch hopfig, fruchtig, Mango, Pfirsisch. Geschmack hopfig bitter, Ananas, Mango, Pfirsisch.


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