Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel - Brasserie d'Achouffe
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Reviews by rangerred:
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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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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