Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel - Brasserie d'Achouffe
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Reviews by SleepyMonk:
4.38/5 rDev +4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Chilled 75cl bottle poured into a large La Chouffe branded tulip glass.
Pours into the glass with 3-4 finger high mass of lively bright white head that progressively settles into a rocky cloud with moderate lacing.
The body is a striking golden amber with soft haze.
The classic mud-funkiness of Chouffe are retained into the aroma with brilliant sweet lemon, lime and orange peel flavored hops.
Tasting this is a very smooth affair thanks to a brilliant balancing act that delightfully presents baked cookie like malt, subtle citrus touches, tropical fruit zest, sticky pine hops and crunchy dried raw honey. All of this sits a top a platform of classic Tripel barnyard pucker.
Taste and aroma is perfectly presented in the form of a medium bodies BIPA with moderate carbonation. Taste is big upfront and a sly burst of air drawn into the mouth oxygenates the taste palate and changes the dimension of the beer - a good quality.
I'd like to see a little more of a crispy mouthfeel and perhaps a little less sugar, but after taking the overall experience into account; these are very minor criticisms.
One damn fine Belgian IPA, would LOVE to try this fresh from the tap!
Serving type: bottle
07-10-2010 14:19:56 | More by SleepyMonk
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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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