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Smoked Rye IPA - Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse

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Smoked Rye IPASmoked Rye IPA

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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 10.96%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse visit their website

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: beerpirates on 02-23-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

SVD, Yesterday at 12:43 PM
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3.7/5  rDev +1.4%

Oidmoe, Oct 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Anatole, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of dcmchew
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours hazy orange with a nice finger and a half head, sticky lacing afterwards.
Smell of pine and bitter citrus hops, some caramel, spiciness but very faint smoke.
Taste starts sweet and spicy, some biscuit, some caramel, spicy dry rye and a bit of sweet orchard fruit (plus some mildly sweet oranges and grapefruit). Spruce, pine resin, green leafy hops dominate the bitter finish. Prickly spices here and there, peppercorn, touch of ginger. Faint smoke is felt in the aftertaste, but you can miss it if you're not paying attention.
Medium bodied, a bit oily, low to medium carbonation. Dry finish, aftertaste of hop bitterness and the mentioned faint smoke.
Nice beer, but maybe a bit too pumped full of hops, overshadowing the smoked rye malts.

dcmchew, Jun 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Synapstic, Jun 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

CwrwAmByth, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A 330ml bottle with a BB of June 2014. Picked up a little while back from Trembling Madness in York. Part of the innovation series - should be interesting....

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A hazy orange-amber hue with good carbonation and fine suspended sediment. Produces a huge head of creamy white foam with good retention; this slowly reduces to a thick surface layer. Aroma of smoky malt and hops with hints of smoked grain, mild kippers, rye, faint caramel, pine, grapefruit, subtle citrus and earthy yeast. A complex, smoke-heavy blend. Pretty good.

Tastes of smoked malt with a hoppy character and an intense bitter finish. Notes of woodsmoke, smoked malt, mild kippers, grainy rye, a hint of caramel, pine, grapefruit, peel, faint citrus, earthy yeast and stewed hops. Well-attenuated, followed by a powerful, hop-driven bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly, with soft carbonation and good body. Hop oils gently stimulate the palate. Rather astringent, accompanied by an aftertaste of smoked malt, bitter hops, pine and yeast.

Not bad - a bit overwhelming but nicely crafted. Looks great, while the aroma and flavour are seriously smoky with undertones of rye and pine-laden hops. Lovely silky body. A solid brew but the smoked malt dominates the other flavours, resulting in a lack of balance. I was hoping the hops would be more forthright, though this was never going to be an easy pairing. Worth a punt if you come across it - one for smoke lovers.

jazzyjeff13, Apr 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Mattias, Jan 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

windypete, Dec 31, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

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samEBC, Sep 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

GRUUMSH, Jul 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

MrHyde1886, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of beerpirates
3.96/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

33 cl bottle poured into my breury tulip glass

Pours clear orange with a small lasting white head.
Aroma is surprisingly fruity with some grapefruit and rye. Smokiness is only present in the background, but adds a nice dimension to the beer.
The same goes for the taste which is sweet fruity with a slight smokiness and a medium bitter finish.
Carbonation is very soft giving the beer an almost creamy texture.
Very nice , easy to drink !

beerpirates, Feb 23, 2013
Smoked Rye IPA from Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse
83 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.