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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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Photo of Chrily
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Chrily, May 16, 2013
Photo of BuddyE
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
Photo of TallSaint
3/5  rDev -19.4%

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

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

aztraz, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of Joel12
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Joel12, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of popery
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
Photo of sansho
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

sansho, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of bluetrevian
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
Photo of Evan47
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
Photo of kojevergas
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
Photo of Bierman9
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Round two of my Emelisse triple-play at Cafe Frape on 06OCT12. A 0.33l bottle set me back €5.50.

The small tulip brimmed with a deep chestnut/amber bier, which was lightly cloudy. Head was rocky and tan, stuck around a while, and put up some good lace. Aroma was mostly rindy but did have a touch of tangerine and apricot. Pretty smooth on the tongue, it also possessed a medium body.

Started off with some fruity sweetness, tangerine, orange and apricot being present. Then it turned resiny and piney, with solid bitterness through to the finish. Better balanced than the DIPA I started with, and quite satisfying! Prosit!!

4/5 rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Bierman9, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of Jeffo
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got a fresh batch of this stuff at the liquor store down the road. Great to see these guys become available locally.

From a bottle into a snifter
Best Before June 2014
Lot A
EBU: 103

APPEARANCE: Pours a small, medium looking, off-white head with decent retention. Head quickly fades to a faint wisp and ring. Opaque burnt orange with no carbonation evident. Some touches of wisp remain until the end and leave some light dots of lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Pale malts and caramel, with some fruity mango, pineapple and oranges as well. Plenty of tropical fruits on this one, which make it quite the pleasure to sniff. Nice stuff.

TASTE: Pale malts, with some nice caramel and toffee sweetness, then piles of bitter hops after the swallow. Mango sweetness, honeydew melon, as well as lots of bitter piney and floral hops linger nicely on the palate. Very flavorful and plenty of complex bitter-sweetness lingering after the swallow. Good stuff.

PALATE: Fuller body, oily, with lots of weight, and modest levels of carbonation. A big and heavy feel on this one. Creamy on the palate, goes down fine and finishes quite sticky. Full, thick, creamy and oily body here, then a touch of heat lingers. A little too sticky perhaps, but otherwise, this is my style for sure.

OVERALL: This was definitely my favorite of the three hoppy Emelisse offerings tonight. The palate was big, full and slick, which really supported the solid flavors this one had to offer. It's a shame this is over 4 euro a bottle, but it's also nice to know that a Dutch brewery can pull off a big American style IPA if they want to. Solid, solid beer. Recommended.

Jeffo, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of danthehopslamman
4/5  rDev +7.5%

danthehopslamman, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of Rickythejeweler
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Rickythejeweler, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of kjyost
2.95/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle received in CanBIF 2012. Thanks phyl21ca! 12 oz bottle date notched BB end of 06/12. Poured into a wine glass at 7C. Sampled July 1, from notes.

Lighter copper body than their DiPA with a nicer head that laces wonderfully. For a beer that is a single day past its best before date it should be much better than this. It lacks any hop character, save bitterness. When warmed it gets hot. A better barley wine than IIPA, but really not a very good barley wine either.

kjyost, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of GPHarris
3.23/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a - poured a one finger thick creamy tan head into an snifter that settled into a thin ring of lace. the body was a dark copper color.
s - sweet caramel and toffee with a hint of pine.
t - same as the aroma but a little more balanced with the hops.
m - creamy, medium mouthfeel.
o - very drinkable and balanced DIPA especially at the hefty ABV.

GPHarris, May 31, 2012
Photo of ZorPrime
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is copper in color with little foam head on top of it. Lots of floaties in there. The aroma is dominated by the hops. Tropical fruits with pines in the back. A good dose of malts in there, which makes this beer very thick in the mouth. The beer is bitter on the finish and the bitterness install itself quite strongly... slowly but certainly. The alcohol is well hidden. This is a complex beer. Chewy too. As the beer warms up, I notice some roasted bread or even more french toasts notes in the aroma.

A very good beer.

ZorPrime, May 26, 2012
Photo of twelveinches
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

twelveinches, May 26, 2012
Photo of AlexM
4/5  rDev +7.5%

AlexM, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of DARIVA
3.85/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Beautiful cloudy amber colored beer with a good head.

S: This beer has the smells of lemon and a little bit of coriander.

T: Slightly bitter beer and the taste of grapefruit.

M: Nice carbonation and a fairly foam feel.

O: Nice and cool thoroughly drinkable beer with a long aftertaste.

DARIVA, Apr 14, 2012
Emelisse Triple IPA from Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse
84 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.