Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel - Brasserie d'Achouffe
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Reviews by Cheesemoose:
4.43/5 rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
750ml poured into two 12oz tulips.
Watch out! Pour slowly, as this wants to jump out of the glass! Cloudy light straw color with a flowing, pillowy light white head with a solid 4 fingers of head. Great lacing, clingy patches stick throughout.
A great floral, grassy hop character. Malt base is a bit sweet, coming off as a slightly over sweet citrus tea. Very nice! Alcohol comes off a bit more when it warms.
Oh so dang nice. A clean crisp Belgian IPA. The hops are very clean and quick, with a great lemon zest dryness. Malts are there, though the compliment more than balance the dryness. Not overly sweet in any regard. Gives a great, candy like sweetness, followed by a quick bright return of the hops at the end.
For being so heady, the carbonation is rather mild. Gives a nice crispness. A big finish, leaving you little depth to mask the next sip. Oh so nice. ABV is high but you can neither smell it nor taste it. Watch out though, it bites.
Serving type: bottle
01-03-2011 01:29:56 | More by Cheesemoose
More User Reviews:
3.7/5 rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Color is mainly yellow/orange, forms a large white head that seems in no hurry to go anywhere.
Smell is of malt, yeast, floral notes, and a bit of pine from the hops.
Starts out a lot like a triple, with fruit and pepper notes. It's in the back of the beer that the hops shop up, and add floral and pine flavors, leaving a bitterness in the finish.
Smooth and solid feel to this one.
I knew this would be an interesting beer, as it combines my favorite style of beer with one of my least favorite styles. The combination actually works, although it is a bit more hopped up than I prefer. The triple part of adds complexity and flavors I like, although this is probably one of the most hopped up Belgian beers I have ever tried. Definitely worth trying out, glad I tried something a little different.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2014 03:21:13 | More by Vixie
Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel from Brasserie d'Achouffe
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