Saint Arnold Brewing Company Elissa IPA – India Pale Ale at 6.6% ABV

Saint Arnold Brewing Company Elissa IPA India Pale Ale at 6.6% ABV (Bottle at IAH, 355ml, no bottle date or best before)

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)

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