Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel - Brasserie d'Achouffe
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Reviews by jwhancher:
4/5 rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bought a bottle last week from a Philly bottle shop at little over $7. Poured into a tulip glass. Didn't realize there was so much yeast on the bottom. Accidentally dumped a generous portion of yeast into my glass.
A: Yellow gold with nice thin layer of foam. Belgian lacing evident on the sides of my glass. Ample carbonation.
S: Lots of spicy lemon character. Citrus hop notes from Amarillo hops used. A bit of pine from Tomahawk. Saaz seems a little hidden. Some honey notes. Clean malt aromas with bready wheat. Light alcohol notes detectable.
T: Wheat and lemon, light spicy Belgian yeast. Peppery. Hops blend well with clean malt taste. Nice balance of bitterness with seemingly sweeter honey-like notes.
M: Medium feel with ample carbonation.
O: Solid Belgian beer. Interesting take on a tripel. 9.0% ABV is excellently well hidden - sneaky, as you would expect a good tripel to be. Didn't see a freshness date on the bottle. I think the hops have somewhat faded in this bottle, but something I'd definitely try again. Not sure if I would pay $7 however.
Serving type: bottle
12-22-2012 18:23:51 | More by jwhancher
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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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