Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel - Brasserie d'Achouffe
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Reviews by HeroJH:
4.47/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Great! a very easy to drink Belgian for those that are entering this category and have been turned off by some of the really strong/sweet/challenging ones.
This has a really full hop presence if you look for it. Well, you don't have to look far for the bitterness, but the full hop taste is also really there, especially on the after taste and there is hop aroma there. It's probably quite hoppy but it seems to be so well balanced out by the Belgian yeast and by it being unfiltered.
A - Golden unfiltered greatness. White foamy head leaving some nice lacing.
S - Belgian like yeasty smell, slight yummy skunk and look for the really nice fresh Amarillo hop aroma.
T - Great upfront taste! Quite flavorful. A good amount of hop bitterness that is nicely balanced with a malty yeasty background. It may not be complex as other belgians, but for this style, it's bang on.
M - Really fresh and cleansing. Good carbonation.
Drinkability - Excellent, though it's 9%! It's so easy to drink and remains flavorful, it's pretty to finish the whole large bottle!
O - I'm buying this again. I'd really like to try this with food of that region.
Serving type: bottle
03-19-2011 20:32:06 | More by HeroJH
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4.9/5 rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
This one pours a perfect cloudy golden color that has a richness of whitening from within the golden color. The head is thick and white and settles slowly leaving great lacing down the glass.
The nose is Rich malt with spice, citrus, apples, camphor, pine, grass and bread all in the mix. The nose is exquisite.
The taste is sharp and crisp with a nice effervescent experience that coats the palate is bliss. There are notes of fruit and malt subdued by crisp spiced hops that have a pleasant bitter bite and a nice clean finish with hints of apples, citrus, lemon, pine, grass, earthy notes and bready undertones with a nice alcohol warmth to it.
The mouthful is elegant and just right.
Overall a fabulous beer and one to be savored and enjoined. Extremely drinkable and wonderfully complex. I highly recommend this as one you absolutely must try.
Serving type: on-tap
07-20-2014 17:57:28 | More by AtrumAnimus
4.74/5 rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Excellent beer served draft in a tulip glass. Perfect lines after every sip. Nice frothy head on the beer. Appearance has golden wheat tint to it. Sweet floral hoppiness come at you. A little hint of honey in their as well. Smooth sweetness with a sight bitterness that is perfectly paired. Very smooth going down. Genuinely a delicious beer. Seasoned tripel and ipa drinkers will enjoy as well as a newbie.
Serving type: on-tap
07-19-2014 19:04:51 | More by Andyyyyyy
4.44/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
22oz bomber poured into a tulip glass.
A: Bubbly and strong head that maintains creaminess. Tiny bubbles rising from the bottom and bouncing around in the head. Hazy orange color.
S: Lemon zest, apple cider, slight spice or tobacco, and grass on the nose.
T: Lemon and orange citrus upfront. Sweetness from malt follows. Some pepper, and a earth and grass finish.
M: Manages to finish dry and have a creamy feel at the same time. Great boozy warmth on the back of the throat. You can tell it is heavily hopped from the bitterness, but blends great with the malt sweetness.
O: This one has it all. Bitter and sweet. Creamy and dry. Crisp and yet boozy. Awesome example of a diverse Belgian beer that displays hoppy American IPA flavors and the spicy, carbonated, dry characteristics of saison / farmhouse ales.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2014 22:36:41 | More by blindtiger24
Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel from Brasserie d'Achouffe
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