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RATINGS: 577   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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3.6
UXO (1896) - CANADA - JAN 28, 2015
Pours clear pale gold with a short, short-lived off-white head, spotty lacing. (3/5) Nose is doughy yeast, pale malt, earthy and grassy, mild citrus and tropical fruit. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, slightly sticky lingering finish. (4/5) Somewhat surprisingly, this is much more a traditional English-style IPA than the American style I was expecting. The flavour of the Maris Otter malt and the yeasty presence certainly temper the hops, and while it’s not necessarily malt-forward, it’s certainly malty (and yeasty). Not bad at all. (15/20)

3.4
solidfunk (8965) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Positively wonderful after a week in Honduras. Pours golden amber with OK head and lacing. Some citrus and a little hay. Medium bitter finish. Fizzy carbonation. Bottle at Houston airport.

2.1
murawski (160) - USA - NOV 28, 2014
Nice golden-copper color, but leaves much to be desired in terms of taste/flavor

3.4
Voodoo (668) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Twist off bottle, oddly enough.......a deep golden pour with a medium white head which lingers a bit......aroma of cotton candy, touch of grass......taste is a nice medium mouthfeel of a British IPA with just the slightest hopinness. A touch of pine, then sweet maltiness followed by a medium bitterness.

3.3
jonas (7588) - 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
jjgmd (2164) - 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
zgaier (1951) - 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
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
bkurtz (1098) - Florida, USA - 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
BlowOffTube (501) - 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.


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