Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel - Brasserie d'Achouffe
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4.15/5 rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5
330ml bottle into a goblet.
Pours a slightly hazy dark gold with a thick and fluffy two finger white head. Absolutely amazing head retention and lacing leaving thick globs over the beer.
The aroma is very floral and bready with some tropical fruit notes. The fruit becomes more prominent as the beer sits smelling more and more like an ipa. It is a very nice, mouth-watering aroma that I wasn't quite expecting and really sets this apart from other Belgian beers.
The flavor carries over these outstanding notes from the aroma with tropical fruit notes and plenty of bread. Bitterness is quite high for a Belgian ale further bordering the lines between IPA and Tripel. Mouthfeel has a slightly sticky finish but I feel the alcohol is well hidden making this quite drinkable.
Overall, a very delicious and quaffable Belgian ale. I love the tropical citrus married with Belgian yeast and this is probably the best Belgian IPA I have had.
Serving type: bottle
02-02-2014 03:42:07 | More by rangerred
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