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Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel - Brasserie d'Achouffe

Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA TripelHoublon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,991 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 1991
Reviews: 1093
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.69%


Brewed by:
Brasserie d'Achouffe visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 01-13-2006)
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rangerred

Tennessee

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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argock

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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml amber bottle into a thistle tulip. No obvious freshness or bottled on date. Purchased at Total Wine (Norwalk, CT).

A: Brilliant golden with effervescent bubbles leaving a 2-3 finger ivory head with a frothy cap and thick swaths of lacing.

S: A thin veil of light caramel maltiness with a bit of pilsner sweetness moves into a complex but subtle floral, spicy, and lightly lemon citrus with light pepper and herbal hops notes in the background. The Belgian yeast character is orangey and spicy.

T: The flavor is a mix of subtle grainy maltiness with a touch of caramel sweetness in the mid-end of the flavor gives way to a lemony, herbal, floral hoppiness that glides along the sweet pilsner maltiness. The yeast character is also measured with a citrusy and spicy flavor throughout. Alcohol is hidden well. Bitterness is low.

M: The lightness and crispness is amazing for a 9% beer -- body is light-medium at most with high carbonation to help along the lighter feel.

O: This is an amazing beer -- light in feel but complex yet subtle in flavor. The total package and easily the best Belgian IPA I have tasted. I will be checking this out a lot more than I would have imagined.

Serving type: bottle

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Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel from Brasserie d'Achouffe
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