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RATINGS: 567   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.44/5   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.5
Hcumber (2) - - NOV 4, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2017 This is a very good beer. I would drink it again. A unique IPA, but not exceptional.

3.5
Grovlam (4257) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2017
Bottle. Galveston. Small fizzy beige head that mostly disappeared. Cloudy amber color. Aroma of dusty hoppy notes, light caramel and fruit. Hint of pine mixed with grapefruit. Medium body with a dry texture. Moderated bitter with good counter sweetness. Lingering bitter dry fresh finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
rejtable (2849) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2017
Cask at ginger man Austin. Pours orange lots of frothy head some lacing. Nose is fruity and sweet syrup. Grapefruit, earthy bitterness. Med bitter light/med sweet. Full sticky body light carbonation.

3.1
Jabah (550) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2017
Got a 6-pack on clearance for $1/beer @ ABC Liquors. Was a little past best by date. After this I made the decision to drink IPAs on the fresher side. Ratings may be slightly lower, but based on this sample there could be some loss of quality. Has a cloudy, medium pale orange appearance. Leans towards the sweeter side for the style. Seems average at best, but would like to try one fresh or on tap to be sure.

3
oh6gdx (26485) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2017
Bottled. Golden colour, mediumsized off-white head. Aroma is fruity, floral and some honey notes. Flavour is fruity floral, grassy and earthy notes. Easy going.

3.3
Hermod (8427) - Vantaa, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2017
355ml, thanks TBone . bottled 1/2017.
Deep golden color, thin white head.
Caramelly, mild woody aroma, some apples as well.
Honey notes, hops, biscuity malts in flavor. Nice bitterness with fruity hops. Traditional.

3.3
TBone (18412) - Pori, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2017
Bottled 355ml (from Houston, ABV 7.1%)

Clear orange-amber color, small white head. Riped fruits, candy in the nose. Medium-bodied. In the flavour riped fruits, nutty, hops. Clean, old fashioned IPA.

3.1
Cimbasso (1028) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2017
Sampled from a 12oz stubby bottle. A sweet beer with lots of caramel flavour and bready malts. Some fruity notes and the finish is dull hops. Far too sweet for the correct style and a rather muted hop flavour. Not a great beer.

3.4
Sledutah (7947) - Utah, USA - NOV 19, 2016
12oz bottle from a grocery store in TX

Pours clear golden with a medium sized off-white head, good lacing. Aroma is fruity, malty and grassy. Flavor fruity, caramel and pine, lemon peel

Good

3.2
jandd1983 (4637) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - OCT 31, 2016
Bottle. It poured an orange color with a white head. The aroma was of bready malts, floral, biscuit and light citrus hops. The taste was similar to the aroma with more florals, hops and some bitterness. Not bad.


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