Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel - Brasserie d'Achouffe
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Reviews by Voss:
3.68/5 rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
My wife came home a day with a 75 bottle of this IPA and the second thing I did (the first was a kiss to her) was checking the review on BA: A
I waited a wile for the right occasion to drink it, but I don't remember wich one it was, because i drunk this IPA again and again, in 33cl bottle and on tap in Achouffe itself, wondering what was wrong, if it was me or the beer.
Tonight I've just finished a 33cl bottle of Houblon Chouffe that comes directly from the Achouffe shop in Achouffe, so it's time to add my two cents.
Good appearance in its Houblon glass (that I don't find having the right shape, neither I like it very much) good head (even if it does not last very long), the goldest gold you can imagine on top, paler on bottom (since the glass narrows). Smell and taste are dominated by hops, and it has a dry, bitter and tart finish I definitely don't like very much. Probably that's the point, it has a so hoppy character I can't deal with. I find it's a good beer, and two slices of gouda did the job to finish it... But... BA says "Generally, Belgian IPAs are considered too hoppy by Belgian beer drinkers". I'm definitely a Belgian beer drinker.
Serving type: bottle
05-31-2011 00:28:45 | More by Voss
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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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