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RATINGS: 574   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 1700s 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sharkweek (119) - Statesboro, Georgia, USA - DEC 7, 2013
I was excited to have this one since I grew up in Houston but had never had a Saint Arnold beer. This one poured with less than one finger of head. There are some slight floral notes in the nose. The flavors had a little bit of citrus and some pretty good hop bitterness. This one was a little bit too thin feeling however. Overall a pretty decent IPA, maybe a starter IPA.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (26261) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hermod (7020) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (16842) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cimbasso (884) - - 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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (7313) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (4098) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (13797) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2016
Keg at IAH. It pours clear amber with a thick white head. The aroma is toasted brown, bread, malt-driven, cereal, earthy, citrus rind, peach and apricot. The taste is bitter, piney, grassy, earthy hops, peppery spice, lemon rind, fairly malty backbone and some wood with a dry, sort of spicy finish. Medium body and moderate+ carbonation. A fairly old-school IPA with a decent malt back-bone. Decent enough for what it is.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (6008) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2016
Orange pour clear and tons of white head. Draft at their brewery. Dank fruit and hoppy. Good overall

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wombat23 (1167) - Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2016
Shared 12 oz. bottle. Pale amber with a white head. Aroma of malt and light citrus. Taste is malt, floral notes, hints of citrus. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
darbeer75 (795) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2016
Aroma: sweet and hoppy; very nice; Appearance: light amber with thin white head that dissipates quickly; Taste: pretty tame; slightly hoppy and very smooth; Palate: medium body with long, slightly bitter finish; Overall: not bad; would probably buy again if looking for a light IPA.


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