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Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,097 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,097
Reviews: 1,101
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 144
Gots: 118 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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birderbeerer

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque and cloudy peach color. Plenty of sediment. White, frothy, four finger head. Lace remains thick as the head dissipates.

Big yeast aroma with the complex malt aroma that often accompanies a Belgian beer. Sweet and bitter.

Bitter taste with a dry finish. The hops pinch at first and then a dry smoothness follows. Definite yeast presence. There's an overall sourness to it with spice and a bitter kick. Reminiscent of a quad with a sour berry sweetness but the hops add a very sharp tartness to it. Earthy and herbal flavors as well.

This is a very interesting, complex, and good beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2011 03:55:30 | More by birderbeerer
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camartin27

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1%

10-01-2013 01:31:13 | More by camartin27
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

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07-23-2014 02:32:05 | More by wisrarebeer
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Chris00710

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1%

11-11-2013 01:19:17 | More by Chris00710
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1%

08-19-2013 01:52:17 | More by yancot
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zenithberwyn

California

4.25/5  rDev +1%

11-04-2013 04:18:44 | More by zenithberwyn
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linnymtu

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1%

11-01-2013 01:38:11 | More by linnymtu
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AlbertVogler

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1%

10-07-2013 02:06:12 | More by AlbertVogler
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wiscokid920

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL green bottle with no apparent freshness date. Poured into 12oz pint glass.

A- Pale golden color. Looks to be unfiltered. The most beautiful head I have ever seen…two finger and fluffy like a cloud. Superb retention and lacing.

S- TONS of citrus hops with yeast notes.

T- Very different from all the IPAs I have tried thus far. Can’t definitely get a since of the Tripel character. Great hoppy bitterness upfront that melts into biscuity malt and subtle warming alcohol.

M- Creamy, crisp, and refreshing. Deliciously drinkable.

O- The most unique IPA I have had so far. Very different from all the other IPAs I have tried, but it seems to take the best qualities of an IPA and Tripel. An awesome combination of American hops and Belgian yeast. One of those beers you’ll never forget! Will definitely enjoy this brew again!

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2012 20:59:28 | More by wiscokid920
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dubdrop

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1%

10-29-2012 21:58:18 | More by dubdrop
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edwardkersh

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +1%

06-04-2012 22:07:35 | More by edwardkersh
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ironchefmiyagi13

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1%

03-19-2013 03:22:03 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a chalice shaped glass

Appearance – Pours a golden yellow color with a light haze. The head that is formed upon serving faded giving a bit of lacing on the side of the glass.

Smell – Bready and yeasty aromas mixed with banana aromas meet the nose initially. Some spiciness then comes into play with some other sweeter fruit aromas of citrus.

Taste – Not as sweet as the later aroma would let on and actually much dryer than expected. While dryer then the nose lets on, it is very nice none the less. A maltier backbone of wheat and some more biscutly flavor are present upfront. These mix with the fruit flavors of banana and citrus as the taste advances. Toward the end, the maltiness fades with the fruit and some yeast and spices coming into play. Quite nice.

Mouthfeel – A medium to heavy bodied brew with a higher carbonation level. The bubbles tingle on the tongue while the medium to heavy body coats the mouth with a nice feel. Great for the Belgian triple style.

Overall – This is a nice example of a Belgian triple. A little dry for my taste, but quite nice none the less.

Serving type: on-tap

02-20-2012 02:07:27 | More by Darkmagus82
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leodarko

California

4.25/5  rDev +1%

12-03-2013 04:34:30 | More by leodarko
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Theogre83

Kansas

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12-25-2013 18:43:22 | More by Theogre83
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dunix

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +1%

10-29-2012 15:22:59 | More by dunix
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poskok

Croatia (Hrvatska)

4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-19-2014 20:13:11 | More by poskok
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mkdeezy

Kentucky

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06-22-2012 22:53:35 | More by mkdeezy
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LostHighway

Maine

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11-28-2011 13:09:17 | More by LostHighway
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BillRoth

Maryland

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12-11-2013 01:00:25 | More by BillRoth
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Synapstic

France

4.25/5  rDev +1%

01-04-2014 20:41:52 | More by Synapstic
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monkeybeerbelly

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1%

03-19-2014 21:44:52 | More by monkeybeerbelly
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Holland

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1%

05-19-2013 04:11:29 | More by Holland
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bobv

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +1%

01-22-2013 18:59:50 | More by bobv
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gshackles

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1%

12-22-2012 15:54:18 | More by gshackles
Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel from Brasserie d'Achouffe
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