Emelisse Black IPA
Brewery: Brouwerij Emelisse
Style: Black IPA
Format: 330ml Bottle
Traditionally, the Indian Pale Ale is a blonde to copper coloured beer, with alcohol content between 6% and 7% and a spicy hop flavour and aroma. The beer style Black IPA is therefore actually a knee-slapper; a result of ever experimenting by American brewers, who after playing with the limits of alcohol and use of hop IPA to the extreme, moved onto playing with the colour.
The interpretation of Emelisse Black IPA is understated, exciting, balanced and challenging. Certainly not an easy beer, but one that this brewery clearly advertises and shows what it can do!
Rated 95 out of 100 on Ratebeer.com
WHAT OTHER CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING
Nice malty hoppy flavour with chocolate tones. Good stuff from the Netherlands!
Front is a bit thin for a black. Roasted malt body. Mocha & raisin flavours. Bitter finish with a little char.
disclaimer: it was noted that this was close to best before date when I bought it. so may be I'll try again but this one left me wanting more hops.