Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel - Brasserie d'Achouffe
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Reviews by jimdkc:
4.22/5 rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Purchased my 750 ml bottle at Whole Foods in San Francisco during a business trip. Was shopping for west coast American beers, but I couldn't resist this collision between a Belgian Tripel and an American IPA!
Appearance is wonderful! Pours a hazy golden amber with a thick rocky white head. Lots of lace on the glass, and it was fun watching the head make different formations with each drink.
Aroma is earthy yeast with some citrus hops.
Taste is dry with citrus notes. Hop flavors are floral and citrus. More of that earthy yeast flavor. I'm not a huge Belgian fan, but I like how the hoppiness of this beer keeps the yeast funkiness in check. Some apricot-like fruitiness is apparent. Dry finish with a bit of lingering bitterness.
High carbonation level, but that just feels right in this beer. Light bodied, as a tripel should be.
Very drinkable. This is a winner that I'll probably buy again!
Edit -- Warning! The well-hidden alcohol hits all at once when you've finished the 750 ml! I'm very happy now!
Serving type: bottle
08-18-2006 02:08:49 | More by jimdkc
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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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