Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel - Brasserie d'Achouffe
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Reviews by midnite2sixman:
4.72/5 rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Poured this one into my d'Achouffe tulip glass and let me tell you, there IS a reason you pour beer into the proper glassware. Part of it is psychological, yes, you like having a beer in a glass made for it, but let me tell youl: If you could only see this beer and how it poured so perfectly you would agree 100%!
Pours a deep and rich pumpkin pie color with an incredible head that leaves cotton candy like lacing all over the glass. This stuff is just clinging to the sides of the glass. The slowly subsiding foam looks like a marshmallow slowly melting in a glass of hot chocolate. The core is still intact but its as if it is melting around itself. What a beauty.
Sweet clementine notes on the nose mingle with a sharp wheat aroma. Pine tree notes are evident, but quite deep within the smell, the rest is belgian yeast, sourdough bread, and orange peel.
This beer tastes excellent. Starts out sweet and fruity, almost flowery, but when it washes over your tongue that fades into a excellent hop bitterness, not overly bitter, but it dries out on the tongue. Crackers, sour wheat, and pine elements all over the place. Still sufficiently fruity.
Mouthfeel is intense, you will experience all sorts of flavors. From sweet to sour to bitter to someplace you didn't even know existed this truly is a wonderful beer.
Overwhelmingly one of my favorite belgian beers even though it is really a Belgian influenced by American style hop profiles. What a keeper! I wish I had bought more than one.
Serving type: bottle
05-22-2009 05:50:37 | More by midnite2sixman
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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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