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I'm hitting St. Arnold's Elissa IPA. Damn good for $7.99 a sixer.
It is a mighty fine brew. One of my go-to beers.
I'm drinking O'Douls. It f'in blows.
I thought you were off the wagon Thurs?
Speakeasy (SF) Big Daddy IPA
Excellent beer! I and my guys coined the nickname "Liquid Rust" for that one! It's one of the mellow fruitier IPA's or so i always thought.
Thanks & Gig 'Em
- Dzhek Kasl #1086
In Austin for the weekend with my Ag buddies. Just had a couple Texas Sweet Teas with sweet vodka at Trudy's. Basically an Arnold Palmer with vodka, pretty tastely and numbing.
I have a deep appreciation of St. Arnold's beers, but their Elissa is a poor attempt at an IPA. So many other better IPA's out there.
More importantly, anyone here know the story of where IPA's came from?
"Failure is my greatest fear. Yours is probably heights or spiders or some silly shit."
...who the heck seriously knows except God, and Sumlin. ~ Aggiemom6
IPAs were invented as a means of keeping beer over the long sail from england to india.
And Elissa is a fine IPA. You're out of your mind.
Old Faithful Natty Light!
The first part is accurate, the second part is questionable.
Elissa, IMO, has no complexity that you can find in many really good IPA's. Example would be Harpoon brewery's (Mass) IPA, it's a fantastic beer. Elissa doesn't compare, it's more of a hoppy lager than a truly complex brew, to my taste, anyway.
Same as nearly every night
Slam two beers then drink wine
Last night was scotch instead of wine
The slam beers tonight were real ale firemans four
A much better Texas IPA is Rahr Blind Salimander.
Breckenridge 471 IPA and Avalanche Pale
DR95 - I'm an IPA guy. I drove way out of my way to hit up Russian River to pick up Pliny the Elder (double IPA) awhile back. My wife typically just buys me IPAs for Christmas and my bday.
I love Elissa. If you don't, that's fine. It's a very well received beer almost universally (92 grade on ratebeer over 450 reviews). Not fitting your particular taste doesn't make it a crappy beer. I hate all wheat beers for the most part. Doesn't make them all crap.
Saint Arnold Elissa IPA a India Pale Ale beer by Saint Arnold Brewing Company, a brewery in Houston, Texas
Cam - look back and you'll see I never said crappy. I'm no beer snob, I'll drink everything from Keystone, to Guinness to St. Barnadus Abt 12.
I realize taste is a personal thing. And to be honest, I've never had Elissa on tap. Perhaps the ones I've had in the bottle were bad.
This post was edited by DR95 20 months ago
And Ratebeer and I don't always agree. Nothing has changed my position that Elissa lacks complexity unless the next time I have it the experience is different.
You said it was a "poor attempt at an IPA" and then called my suggestion that it was a "fine IPA" questionable.
Only beer dorks actually spend their time rating beers on ratebeer.com. You're going to find people on there that are, on average, more discriminating than your typical beer drinker. Elissa has a very favorable rating with a very high count of reviews.
It may not be a select offering from Russian River or Dogfish Head, but it's a damn good IPA. This entire thread is making me grouchy because I can't have been until thursday.
I'm sorry you don't understand the definition of "crappy".
Right. "poor attempt at an IPA" would never be mistaken for "crappy".
You, my friend, lack perspective at this current moment.
upvote for you cam
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