Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel - Brasserie d'Achouffe
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Reviews by ChopperSmith:
4.35/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 750ml bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.
Appearance - Pours a hazy golden color with a nice thick and fluffy head that retains well and that forms a little fluffy peak as it fades. Nice sticky lacing.
Smell - A very up-front floral hoppy scent, with a little pine and grassy scents. Followed by a nice yeasty blast. Very nice.
Tatse - Very floral hoppy flavor with some nice sweetness up front. A slight alcohol warmth, especially on the first sip. A nice bitter hops taste on the finish, with a great fruity-hoppy flavor, unlike any Belgian IPA or Tripel I've ever tried before. This is definitely a world class Belgian IPA.
Mouth feel - Slippery and almost chewy with the sticky foam head. Relatively low carbonation, which really allows the hops flavor to shine through on the tongue.
Drinkability - I may have found a new favorite. I could easily do a session with a few of these. Even though it's a higher ABV, it's easily drinkable and very tasty. Excellent.
Serving type: bottle
06-23-2009 23:05:00 | More by ChopperSmith
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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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