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Emelisse Triple IPA - Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse

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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.02%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse visit their website
Netherlands

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Brabander on 09-26-2010)
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4.04/5  rDev +8.6%

AdamNowek, Thursday at 04:57 PM
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Faroveryonder, Jul 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Hayley_86, Jun 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

CwrwAmByth, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of Brewhemoth
3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 330ml bottle into a tulip pint glass.

A: Pours quite clear, with a bit a haze; a reddish amber. Good finger and a bit of thick head at first, which dissipated at a normal rate. Left excellent lacing. Very good head retention - until the end (given its a slow drink). A minute amount of visible activity.
S: A nutty toffee up front with the deepness of tropical fruits and a little bit of pine spice.
T: Pale malts very quickly followed by some caramel and toffee notes then solidly backed up by bittering hops. Very nice lingering bitterness. There is a light alcohol taste at the end, but definitely does not taste like 10% .
M: Nice and full for and IPA, but drinks very smoothly though. Coats the mouth well, a little bit oily, but just right.

Overall: Very nicely balanced beer. Excellent drink for at the end of a long day.

Brewhemoth, Mar 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

tom10101, Mar 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Geert, Jun 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

prdstmnky, Jun 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

supa0525, Jun 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Farnswurth, Jun 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Chrily, May 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

BuddyE, May 14, 2013
Photo of TrappistJohnMD
3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours muddy orange-amber with white head that dissipates pretty quickly.

Lots of caramel with hints of tangerine in the nose.

Taste is very malty with caramel and lots of chocolate. Moderate bitterness very late. Dark chocolate bitterness lingers on the palate as the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is medium-heavy bodied. Pretty thick feeling for an IPA.

Overall this was interesting and definitely worth a try. Much maltier than anticipated.

TrappistJohnMD, Apr 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.4%

TallSaint, Apr 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

OBeerMeGreatOne, Mar 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

aztraz, Mar 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.5%

Joel12, Mar 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

popery, Feb 27, 2013
Photo of weonfire
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this on tap at the Local Option in Chicago, IL - poured into a 10oz snifter.

First off....wow do they play EXTREMELY loud 'Death' metal at the Local Option. It is just about unbearable. But enough of that...

short review

A - great white head. Solid golden color. Looks thick. Hazy.

S - the normal citrus. nothing up and beyond. hoping for more sweetness.

T - Very bitter. that is sharp. triple hops and 10ABVs will do that i suppose.

M - no notes on this.

O - I really like it. Great for the hop heads. Not as sweet as you would hope tho.

weonfire, Feb 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

sansho, Feb 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

bluetrevian, Jan 23, 2013
Photo of Knapp85
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out as a nice clear golden color with a foamy white head on top. The lacing was scattered with a thin retention. The smell of the beer was hoppy with some sweet grains in there as well as some boozy ethanol. The taste of the beer is sweet upfront with a good amount of malts that transitions over to the hoppy finish. The flavors of grain and bready with some powerful citrus in the finish balance nicely. The mouthfeel has some heat on it. For being 10% it's hotter than some beers I've had with higher ABV's. It's got a thick oily feel to it though and a decent carbonation. Overall this beer is pretty good, worth trying.

Knapp85, Jan 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

Evan47, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.2/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

On tap at In de Wildeman in Amsterdam.

Cloudy orange with a bubbly white head. Leaves some lacing on this tiny 25cl glass.

Lots of caramel malt in the aroma. Light citrus and grassy hops. Some herbal tea as well.

The 10% is apparent as is the bitterness and malts. It's tasting like an American barleywine. Lots of caramel maltiness with some lighter fruit and grassy herbal hopping.

Fairly big bodied and smooth with mild carbonation. My favorite thing about this beer.

I had to try a Netherlands brewery doing big American things but I wish I had not done this as the first beer of the night. It will destroy your palette.

MattSweatshirt, Dec 07, 2012
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3.45/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on-draught into 't Arendsnest stemware. Reviewed from notes taken in July 2010.

A: Pours a two finger head of fair cream, nice thickness, and good retention. Colour is a textbook copper.

Sm: Bittering hops, heavy floral character, and malt. A mild strength aroma.

T: Bittering hops on the climax help add a special element to the simple body - which is itself comprised of caramelized malt, full barley, and assorted diverse hops. Hides its 10.00% quite well. Complex enough and nicely balanced. Very well built for the style.

Mf: Lovely coarseness to bring out the flavours, nice wetness, and good carbonation. Suits the style and flavours nicely.

Dr: Very drinkable for its high ABV as well as the style, without too much coarseness or bitterness. Affordable and enjoyable. I'd have it again.

B-

kojevergas, Dec 05, 2012
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Emelisse Triple IPA from Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse
84 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.