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
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 93 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of kjyost
2.95/5  rDev -21.8%
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.

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.18/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On Tap at the Brick Store Pub. I can't say I really cared too much for this version of an Imperial IPA. In my opinion it's much too sweet and has a bit of acrid heat to it as well. Some pine, bitter citrus, and grassy flavors comprise the hop profile, which is nice enough, but the combination of intensely sweet malt and alcohol heat makes this come off a bit like a hopped up alcopop. Not my thing.

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Photo of Lldeegan
3.18/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear amber orange.
Has a sweet caramel vaguely citrus nose, pretty subdued, alcohol is present. If blind I would call it a barlerywine or stout
Sweet caramel slightlyfruity malt upfront a bit of maple, bitter mid palate with a tropical fruit bitterness in back. Apricot, mango,plum and bitter orange, with grapefruit peel and some pine with a lingering fruity bitter finish.
Not as bracing as I would like. More syrupy, intense barleywine.

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
3.21/5  rDev -14.9%
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.

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Photo of GPHarris
3.23/5  rDev -14.3%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of kwjd
3.26/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this up at a store in Brooklyn, NY. Pours a cloudy orange colour with thin white head. Some lacing on the glass. Smell is a little bit odd, not very hoppy for a beer that is labelled a triple IPA, though some hops are there. Some sweet malt flavour. Flavour is more bitter than the hop aroma would imply. Medium bodied.

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Photo of Sammy
3.27/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ken's bottle. Peachy coloured body with a big white head, leaves significant lace. A wierd vegetable smell, a little like eggs. A good bitterness, though vegetable notes. Some carbonation in the finish.The finish is very long. This is big and hoppy.

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Photo of Takahiro
3.3/5  rDev -12.5%
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

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.32/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a deep cloudy orangey color ale with a small foamy head with minimal retention. Aroma consists of citrus and bitter hops with sweet malt backbone. Taste is a mix between some overly sweet malt base with notes of citrus and bitter hops though not as powerful as expected. Body is quite full with some low carbonation and no apparent alcohol. This one fell a bit short with an overly sweet body, low carbonation and not enough dry hops.

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Photo of schavuytje
3.37/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

in flavor and aroma of fruit and dried spices such as paprika with a yeast tone or fine bittering good hop tastes the grains a fair for my taste may be a bit more

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Photo of kojevergas
3.43/5  rDev -9%
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-

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Photo of rinhaak
3.45/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

33cl bottle poured into a tulip glass.

If ever there was an unfiltered beer, it is this one. Upon opening the bottle, there was a thick wad of gooey sediment clinging to the top of the bottle. (though natural, tremendously unattractive!) This pours like a rich, fresh pressed apple cider: cloudy and hazy brown.

The nose is oddly underwhelming with bits of honey and hops. Not nearly as much of a hoppy nose as I was expecting considering the insane amount of hops actually in the beer.

The mouth is very, very bitter with a fermented-apple like bite to it. But once past the initial kick, I am able to perceive a reasonable balance between the bitterness and a floral hop sweetness. There is lots of honey in the mouth as well, and at times it reminds me of a honey mead.

Overall, tremendously interesting and unique, but not something I necessarily enjoyed drinking. Glad to have had, probably won't have another.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.77 out of 5 based on 93 ratings.
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