Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel - Brasserie d'Achouffe
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4.15/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured like a classic Belgian beer with an enourmous, pillow-white head that filled a good half of my tulip glass. As the beer began to breathe, crags and valleys and a fair bit of lacing appeared above a straw wheat gold body. This beer looked like everything a beer should look like. Perhaps the weekest part of the Dobbelen was the nose. It offered little in the way of creativity with perhaps some slight whiffs of the saaz hops and a bit of barnyardy grass, but nothing really overpowering. The taste however was crisp, refreshing, full of the interesting mixture of belgian tripel with its creamcicle like flavors and the IPA character replete with a hoppy bite and a bittering finish. Very flavorful and worth drinking.
Serving type: bottle
06-18-2006 21:12:45 | More by GreatPondBrewer
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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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