Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel - Brasserie d'Achouffe
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Reviews by MattSweatshirt:
4.35/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured the 75cl best before the end of 2012 bottle into a tulip producing a magnificent white head. It has a beautiful golden color to it. Loads of lace cling down the glass.
A big punch of hops and some grassiness. Noticed the yeast aroma more so after the first glass.
It’s hoppy and fruity with some bitterness that works well. Some yeasty/bready notes are there as well making this thing just fantastic to drink.
Pretty darn smooth and enough carbonation to make it lively in your mouth.
If you can procure a fresh bottle in Belgium that might be the way to go. I wasn't as wowed by this bottle as I was over there, but there still isn't much of a fault in this thing even after months and months of sitting around in transport and the store shelf in a green bottle. Lots of sediment that rears its head after the first glass.
Serving type: bottle
12-22-2011 04:30:30 | More by MattSweatshirt
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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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