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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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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