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Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,073 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,073
Reviews: 1,098
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 141
Gots: 113 | FT: 0
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a 750 ml into a tulip.

A-The beer is slightly cloudy, pale yellow. Lots of visible carbonation in there. The head is great: 2-plus fingers of dense, fluffy off-white foam. The foam really hangs around and leaves great lacing on the glass.

S-The smell is subtle, but pleasing. There is a spicy, peppery, hoppy note and a touch of funk with just a little bit of that tripel-style banana/clove smell.

T-Smooth and complex. It starts out like a typical tripel with a slightly sugary note and powdery yeast flavor, but it transitions to a mildly peppery, grassy, hoppy, pale-ale style about halfway through and bitterness ratchets up just a bit on the finish. The alcohol hangs out in the background and provides a bit warmth and spice all the way through.

M-Smooth, and lighter to medium bodied, but not as creamy as some tripels. The carbonation is like the alcohol...noticeable, but never intrusive.

O-This might be my favorite of the Chouffe family, which is saying something. The taste is complex and always evolving in your mouth, but the flavors integrate really well. Unlike some mixed styles, this beer's flavors never clash and it feels like the flavors were meant to go together. This one really clicked for me.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2012 03:23:39 | More by spoony
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A: Bubbly and strong head that maintains creaminess. Tiny bubbles rising from the bottom and bouncing around in the head. Hazy orange color.

S: Lemon zest, apple cider, slight spice or tobacco, and grass on the nose.

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M: Manages to finish dry and have a creamy feel at the same time. Great boozy warmth on the back of the throat. You can tell it is heavily hopped from the bitterness, but blends great with the malt sweetness.

O: This one has it all. Bitter and sweet. Creamy and dry. Crisp and yet boozy. Awesome example of a diverse Belgian beer that displays hoppy American IPA flavors and the spicy, carbonated, dry characteristics of saison / farmhouse ales.

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Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel from Brasserie d'Achouffe
94 out of 100 based on 2,073 ratings.