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Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,075 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,075
Reviews: 1,098
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 141
Gots: 114 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie d'Achouffe visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 01-13-2006)
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California

4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap at Hollingshead. I think i like it better on tap because i dont remember liking it this much.

My mug was filled with a rich lemony straw color with many bubbles dancing up the sides. The was vibrant, foamy and clean white. Aromas of sweet spice, passion fruit and slight tangerine citrus hops.
The flavors are like a play on the palate. I get some sweet candied and yeasty trippel taste with a good follow up of citrus that isnt overpowering but present. A good mix.
Very effervescent on the tongue, crisp and clean. I could actually drink this all day. I know it's 9% but i couldnt really tell. A good showing this one.

Serving type: on-tap

09-27-2006 04:08:26 | More by SwillinBrew
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Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel from Brasserie d'Achouffe
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