Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel - Brasserie d'Achouffe
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4.55/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
As advertised, this is a tripel ipa. Not an iiipa, of course, but a geniune belgium tripel style, with an ipa delivery of hops. This is a hophead's dream come true (assuming that they're fans of belgium beers - but who isn't?). Pours and smells like a quality tripel. I smell bready yeasts, spice, apple, and a hint of banana. Good, sticky head retention. But once on the tongue, its obvious that something's different. The hop profile leaps out almost immediately. Citrus burn and peppery zest. Starting like a tripel, and ending like a solid ipa, this offering finally leaves that lovely, lingering earthy, fruity after taste, once the hops-burn fades, and then you burp up a little grapefruit. This is fantastic! Drinkable for sure, but at 9.00% is rather heavy duty. Get your hands on one of these! Enjoy with fuji apples and sharp white cheddar.
Serving type: bottle
12-09-2006 18:35:06 | More by kingjames1
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