Emelisse TIPA | Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse
Netherlands
emelisse.nl

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Emelisse Triple IPA

Added by Brabander on 09-26-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
93
Reviews:
38
Avg:
3.77
pDev:
10.88%
 
 
Wants:
3
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9
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Ratings: 93 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of Evan47
4.75/5  rDev +26%

Photo of josanguapo
4.52/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From Optimus Beer. In Roquetas de Mar. In shaker glass. Watching The Amazing Spiderman. Abv very well hidden. Amazing fresh fruits sweetness that in the end caused me to drink it in slow sips so that it doesnt end

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Photo of Kroehny_Loves_Hops
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of rekel
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Brabander
4.45/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer was on tap at the Molen Borefts festival last weekend. After i had numerous stouts on the festival i wanted something completely different. This triple IPA was very different.

Poured in a De Molen tasting glass the beers looked smashing. A nice and big broken white head and a cloudy golden fluid. Intense bitterness with some grapefruit and other fruits.

Glad i tasted this one.

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Photo of DocDownUnder
4.44/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AlexAfonin
4.44/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stephenlee
4.27/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Scsinger85
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Rickythejeweler
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Jeffo
4.22/5  rDev +11.9%
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.

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4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33 cl. bottle, bb june 2013. I guess it's a very recent bottling.
Tripel IPA.

Smell is actually very delicate. It's like IPA, obviously, but not extreme dominant like most IPA's.
Taste is more like the real stuff. Very bitter, spicy bite.
The alcohol is not given a chance, except to warm your inside slowly. Very nice experience, as usual.

Good beer. Perhaps a bit over the top.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Emelisse Triple IPA on tap at Max's (of course) in B'more, MD, served in a standard pint.

Appearance: Sunrise over New Delhi, cloudy polluted morning. The hazy orange glow after a nuclear fallout. No head, almost no carbonation or lacing. Feels like a cask, or a first pour at Max's (sometimes it happens, the keg needs to flow for a couple of pints before settling into "the perfect pour").

Smell: Citrus all over, in juice and puree. Reminds me of Lagunitas Hop Stoopid and Maximus on cask, incredibly citrus-y, almost too much so. Some booze comes through in the nose as well. Also sugary sweetness, like a well-made dessert, and a strange tad of herbal tea with raspberry essence (in nose only, briefly).

Taste: Thin in the beginning, then some bitterness. But really, where are the hops? This is a like boozed-up glass of juice. Some banana and pineapple at the end, sweetness. More of a West Coast IPA.

Mouthfeel: Great balance, goes down well. Low carbonation and body, though (again, it might be the tap). Not too sweet, not too bitter, but too citrus-y. Nicely done anyway, perhaps more bubbles needed.

Drinkability: Great! This is the beer's winning aspect. It is 10%, but feels like 6% or 7%. Immensely drinkable. Not boozy at all, tasty, flavorful.

I miss some carbonation, body and hops, but still- this is a winner. Hardly a "Triple IPA", though. Why are brewers going for that? Double ain't enough anymore?

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Photo of Catalin90
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dzu
4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle.
L: juicy beautiful color. Orange mandarin. Soft white foam head.
S: citrus, flowers, grapefruit.
T: bitterness, citrus. Rich complex.
F: tight body and soft carbonation.
O: Great tipa. Must taste.

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Photo of John_M
4.17/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's.

The beer pours and orange amber color with fairly good head retention and lacing. The nose is all IPA goodness, though along with the pepper and citrus, there's also something of a lavendar/sandlewood aroma and some light brown sugar. It's pretty nice. On the palate, this beer is impressive. The beer is hugely bitter, with just enough sweet malt to balance it and keep it from being too much. This IPA is very much on the dry side, which I appreciate, and I'm impressed by how well the beer carries its alcohol. There's a touch of noticeable alcohol in the long, dry, bitter finish, but there's no way I would guess this was a 10% abv. beer. Mouthfeel is medium bodied at the most, and drinkability is not bad at all. As noted already, the alcohol is very well integrated into the flavor profile, and this delicious, well made IPA is a pleasure to drink.

Have not been all that impressed with what I've had in the past from Emelisse, but this is pretty tasty.

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Photo of Mar02x
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer before, but every time that I enjoyed it I forgot to review it. So lets do it this time.

A - A deep orange brown fluid which is a bit hazy. The beer is rather cold and I think that is the reason why there isn't much of a head forming. Normally there is more foam forming than in this case.

S - Ripe sweet peaches and oranges, also some mango in the back. Overall a lovely smell.

T - A hop fest on my palate! Sweet upfront and lots of taste; mango, peaches, pineapple. The balance and complexity is very good in this beer.

M - A soft carbonated beer with a nice creamy feeling. The bitterness doesn't linger around very long, this is very nicely done. The body is full, rich and very complex and there is hardly any alcohol to be discovered.

O - In my memory this beer was even better, but it is nevertheless very smooth en delicious. I think this is the best beer Kees Bubberman made so far.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.07/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Review from 5/2011 notes. Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a cloudy medium orange amber. Light half finger head and lacing. Pleasant light fruit, malt, citrus and mild hop aroma. Starts with malt and light fruit; creamy. Malt and citrus middle and lingering, pleasant, lingering hop bitterness and citrus in finish. An interesting, somewhat understated IPA. Not much in the way of aromatic hops, but more like a aged barley wine with residual hop bitterness at the finish. Worth a revisit.

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Photo of ZorPrime
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

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Photo of AdamNowek
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of danthehopslamman
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of bonbini26
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of CrazyDavros
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Pours copper with a small, dense head.
Nose shows loads of sweet rich caramel malt with some resinous and piny hops underneath.
Intense flavours. A lot more malt but the hops are more prominent overall. Big piny notes alongside a whack of hot alcohol.

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Photo of Joel12
4/5  rDev +6.1%

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Emelisse TIPA from Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse
3.77 out of 5 based on 93 ratings.
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