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Emelisse Triple IPA - Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse

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66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | 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:
Beer added by: Brabander on 09-26-2010

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Allegue04
3.97/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Takahiro
3.3/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Looks: caramel/tan with thick foam
Smell: piney hops, alcohol, caramelized sugar, yeast
Taste: caramel malt, caramelized sugar, piney hop flavor, grape-fruit hop bitterness. First few sips, before my palate got adjusted, the beer seemed to accentuate caramel sugar. After few sips, hops starts to play dominant role, and american-hop flavor and bitterness start to shine.
Feel: a bit chewy. probably due to high gravity, but this is not too heavy
Overall: a solid sipper. would fit well into american barley wine category

Photo of MacStinson
3.71/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MichaelLamb
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of AdamNowek
4.04/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of Faroveryonder
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of CwrwAmByth
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Brewhemoth
3.96/5  rDev +6.7%
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.

Photo of tom10101
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Geert
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of prdstmnky
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of supa0525
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of Farnswurth
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Chrily
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of BuddyE
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of TrappistJohnMD
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Photo of TallSaint
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of Joel12
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of popery
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of weonfire
3.87/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Photo of sansho
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of bluetrevian
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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Emelisse Triple IPA from Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse
84 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.