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:
91
Reviews:
37
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
10.67%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
9
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0
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of Brewhemoth
3.96/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of benfons
3.68/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Nice dark amber colour, hazy, almost no head

S: pineapple, peach, hint of caramel, also a hint of something slightly burnt

T: strange mixture of caramel and hops, also hint of red fruits, peach and pineapple, slight peppery note

M: too flat, not as dry as you would expect from an IPA,

O: this would be a really good beer, if it wasn't so flat, no it's a slightly incomplete beer, interesting, a lot of promise but incomplete

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of TrappistJohnMD
3.75/5  rDev 0%
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.

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Photo of weonfire
3.87/5  rDev +3.2%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Emelisse TIPA from Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse
3.75 out of 5 based on 91 ratings.
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