Emelisse DIPA | 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): 7.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Absumaster on 06-13-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
36
Reviews:
10
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
11.98%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
5
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Ratings: 36 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of migleskun
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tottel
3.86/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Saviour
3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mattias
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of janubio
3.44/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dirty orange colour, with a small head that does not hold. No lace. Smell of resines, pine, hops. Medium body. Harsh palate. Taste of resines, malts, caramel. Bitter finish.

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Photo of supermeniscus
3.82/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of herman77
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mercarood
4.19/5  rDev +16.7%
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 tasurinchi
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crosenkrantz
2.58/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Dull and tasteless, short in the mouth, only bitterness in the aftertaste.

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Photo of dcmchew
3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rolltide8425
3.54/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of SVD
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Oidmoe
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Synapstic
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of kojevergas
3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

33cl brown glass bottle with standard pry-off pressure cap acquired at the Strefe Piwa bottle shop in Krakow and served into a pilsner glass in me friend's gaff there. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given his recommendation.

Served cold. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: 1 finger wide head. Off-white colour. Nice thickness and creaminess. Decent complexion and consistency. No lacing sticks to the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Retention is quite good - about 6-7 minutes.

BODY: Translucent copper of average vibrance. Fine yeast particles are plainly visible floating about. Appears well-carbonated. No hop sediment is visible.

It's a nice appearance for an Imperial IPA, but isn't unique or special.

AROMA: Faint bready malts and bread crust, some cream, pale malts, floral hop notes, a hint of nectar, some sweetbread, and some light herbal character.

A pleasant aroma of mild strength.

No yeast character, overt alcohol, or off-notes are detectable.

TASTE/TEXTURE: Plenty of caramalt and pils malts greet the drinker on the open, accompanied by a smooth creamy soft feel which is a great introduction to this brew. The second act bring the hops - floral hop notes, herbal hops, a dab of nectar.

Average depth, duration, and intensity of flavour. Has some nice complexity, and some decent subtlety. Not real intricate.

Well-carbonated. Medium-bodied.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, rough, or scratchy.

It's not real interesting, but it's a nice imperial IPA for what it is, and it comes together well. Cohesive, but not gestalt.

OVERALL: Very drinkable and enjoyable. Hides its ABV well. It's a nice imperial IPA overall. I might not get it again because there are many superior beers in the style below this price range, but it's well worth trying and is nice to drink. A nice Dutch brew.

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Photo of Anatole
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of hansavijaticar
3.94/5  rDev +9.7%
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 sfprint
2.87/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Orangy brown amber. very cloudy with healthy carbonation.

smells equally yeasty and hoppy, in the direction of a tripel. honey.

Really bitter and tart, kind of like sour bark. There's no fruitiness or sweetness at all to balance it out. It's just very sour and bitter and I held back the yeast on the bottom.

Mouth feels just a tart recoil, otherwise smooth.

Very unbalanced. The ingredients seem high quality, but the delivery is poor.

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Photo of safaricook
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of metter98
3.77/5  rDev +5%
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 cestlavie
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of DonFrap
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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