Emelisse DIPA | Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse

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Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Absumaster on 06-13-2012

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Photo of Molson2000
4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

4.2/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle. ½ pt Tumbler glass. Enjoyed on agt´12. Orangish amber color. Yellowish froth creates a close, quite creamy, crown with good retention & spots on sides. Caramel malt, yeast & ripe fruits aromas, hints of pine & resins. Caramel malt, floral bitterness at fist sip & spicy touch. Medium body. Moderate carbonation. Oily texture. Fruity notes in the middle lingers into a long pleasant resinous finish & aftertaste. Delightful & easy drinkable.

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Photo of Mercarood
4.19/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A very good D(ouble) IPA. The smell is nice not to hop(py). The taste is excellent, nice balanced DIPA.

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Photo of cestlavie
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of MrHyde1886
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Synapstic
4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Jeffo
3.97/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this at the local liquor store. Nice to see these guys become available locally.

From a bottle into a snifter
Best Before March 2014
Lot B
EBU: 65

APPEARANCE: Pours a one finger, medium looking, off-white head with good retention. Head fades to a faint wisp and a nice ring. Opaque burnt orange, almost maroon red, in color, with no carbonation evident. A ring and touches of wisp remain but leave no real lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Very English is style. Toffee, butterscotch, red fruits and some nutty aromas. Smells like a barleywine perhaps. Light floral notes with some melon as well, but mostly butterscotch and red fruits. Bold enough, complex, and much like a strong English IPA.

TASTE: Follows the nose with some extra hops. Toffee and butterscotch up front, with some bitter piney and floral hops at the swallow. Big and bitter aftertaste with lots of pine, floral flavors and hops lingers nicely. A light touch of toffee sweetness and sweet berries as balance, but this is very bitter after the swallow.

PALATE: Medium body and modest carbonation. Creamy enough on the palate with enough weight, goes down smooth and finishes slightly sticky. Good feel here.

OVERALL: A quality brew. This is definitely an English style IPA, but it's an English style IPA on steroids. Greatly enjoyed this and would have it on a regular basis if it weren't so expensive. Give it a shot if you see it.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.95/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had seen a number of Emelisse biers on the menu at In de Wildeman in Amsterdam, but they were quite pricey. Well, on 06Oct12, I found them at the Cafe Frape in Maastricht and the prices were much more reasonable. Started with the 7.90% DIPA, at €5.00 for a 0.33l bottle.

Poured a deep amber/chestnut color, with a little haze. Head was tan, frothy and rocky, lasted quite well and laced things up nicely. Nose had a good dose of rindy, pithy citrus. Body was maybe a little less than medium, with a bit of prickle upsetting the smoothness.

A hint of biscuity sweetness led off before the pithy, rindy grapefruit hit the palate. The sweetness being long gone, loads of bitterness filled the void. Very flavorful; a solid DIPA all the way. Prosit!

3.95/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4


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Photo of hansavijaticar
3.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Hazy orange colour, not very attractive but alright. Good retention. Nice smell of apricot marmelade, mango and a bit of citrus - for me, this was the loveliest aspect of this beer.
I'm not a very big fan of Imperial IPA, so it was too sweet, too bitter and too full for me. Reminded me of full bodied orange IPA-s like Snake Dog or Double Dog, Hop Ottin' and Heelch o'Hops, Founders Cenntenial IPA, even Sierra Nevada Torpedo (but without pines).
Good but not excelent. I'd rather recommend Emelisse's (one of the best Dutch breweries!) dark ales, like Porter, Black IPA and White Label Maker's Mark Imperial Stout, even Rauchbier and Witbier. I've tried their TIPA and Red IPA and they are all OK, but not as exciting like the ones that I've mentioned.

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Photo of migleskun
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Saviour
3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of herman77
3.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tottel
3.86/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of supermeniscus
3.82/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of metter98
3.77/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is quite hazy orange amber in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation along with some fine particulates floating in suspension. It poured with a finger high off white head that gradually died down and eventually left a wide collar around consisting of large bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of pine resin hops are present in the nose along with some underlying hints of caramel hops, the latter of which becomes a little stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell and starts out with lots of piney hops and a moderate to high amount of associated bitterness; light notes of caramel malts and hints of grapefruit rinds are also present.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is definitely a hop bomb and delivers a strong amount of bitterness. If you can get past all of the hops, the drinkability is not that bad because the alcohol is well masked from the taste.

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Photo of cyrushire
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Anatole
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of safaricook
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Oidmoe
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcmchew
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tasurinchi
3.69/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rolltide8425
3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Damburger
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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Emelisse DIPA from Bierbrouwerij Grand-Café Emelisse
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