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Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,133 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,133
Reviews: 1,102
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 150
Gots: 139 | 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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CSQ1111

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +1%

05-08-2012 19:10:01 | More by CSQ1111
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SteveO1231

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1%

Large 1pint 9.4 fl oz. green bottle with a picture of a little gnome picking hops. Pours a hazy light yellow with the most interesting head I have ever seen, like a brain floating on top of the beer and it's full of flavor and aroma sweet and hoppy! Lacing looks like chunks of paste stuck to the inside of my glass. Tons of carbonation. Aroma of biscuit, candi sugars, and citrus. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied. Candi sweet with a sharp citrus/metallic twang about halfway and rides out into the finish. Really an interesting beer that blends a sweet Belgian and a citrus bitter hops. Very complex, at the same time very drinkable. Don't let this easy drinker fool you, the ABV is pretty strong and I felt it pretty quick.

Cheers!

10-26-2006 02:08:59 | More by SteveO1231
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1%

05-21-2013 00:50:06 | More by Kmat10
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ONUMello

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1%

750ml bottle poured into a tulip glass
A: Pours a transparent light orange color with a literal cyclone of carbonation. A 2.5 finger head lingers on and on. Absolutely gorgeous to look at.
S: Light but complex- lots of bread dough/yeast, a bit of sweet fruit, though not many hops considering the back label story. Still pleasant to sniff.
T: Medium-bodied with biscuit, herbs and spices. Then a bit of bubblegum/fruit esters. Finishes with a nice bitterness from the hops, maybe a touch of citrus, though obviously a different style from an American IPA which I appreciate.
M: Again, medium-bodied. A bit of carbonation, a bit of alcoholic heat.
O: This is fairly unique in terms of the various components it brings to the table across the board from the appearance to the aromas to the flavors... I can't say this will become a staple, but I enjoyed it, will explore the style more and will certainly re-visit.

04-20-2012 02:11:35 | More by ONUMello
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Bellonc

Spain

4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-12-2013 22:18:54 | More by Bellonc
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SwillBilly

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1%

Appearance: Pours a deep, rich golden hue, hazy with visible yeast. Huge, ultra thick, creamy head forms mountainous peaks within my goblet.

Smell: Very herbal, fresh cut grass, flowery sweet, almost rose like. Interesting to say the least.

Taste: Begins with a hoppy bitterness then transitions to somewhat sweet middle, golden apples and lemons come to mind then finishes with a very nice hop bitterness. Short on the tongue and very dry.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and creamy, very carbonated.

Drinkability: What an interesting beer. A hopped up Belgian Trippel. A nice blend of hop bitterness intermingled with a fruity and flowery sweetness. Dry to the bone makes you want to drink more and more. Alcohol is well hidden in the flavor profile but you can feel its warming effects. Easy to drink and one I will be buying again. Very unique. Seek this very interesting take on a Tripple and enjoy.

06-18-2006 20:47:19 | More by SwillBilly
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Prost76

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +1%

12-09-2012 11:26:31 | More by Prost76
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Mattias

Sweden

4.25/5  rDev +1%

01-26-2013 21:43:35 | More by Mattias
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MarcJ

Finland

4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-03-2014 15:29:02 | More by MarcJ
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supermeniscus

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +1%

05-17-2012 14:37:00 | More by supermeniscus
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Skeeze

California

4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-01-2013 22:55:42 | More by Skeeze
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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1%

05-14-2013 13:40:40 | More by ncstateplaya
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mwz5021

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1%

06-07-2013 15:38:07 | More by mwz5021
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ncelauro

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1%

10-31-2013 20:50:27 | More by ncelauro
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wizo

Quebec (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1%

04-04-2012 02:10:06 | More by wizo
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beerpadawan

California

4.25/5  rDev +1%

08-27-2012 16:50:59 | More by beerpadawan
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MikeCactusGordon

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1%

06-09-2013 03:28:45 | More by MikeCactusGordon
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +1%

01-19-2013 16:34:27 | More by jacewg
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JKV96

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1%

01-25-2014 02:41:37 | More by JKV96
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bmur112

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1%

01-23-2013 16:12:55 | More by bmur112
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hike20

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +1%

Poured a clear golden shade with a nice lingering frothy head with thick lacing. The head reminds me of meringue, so thick is its body. Pleasant aroma with notes of yeast, hops and something perhaps citrus and sweet. I get the feeling that every time I try this I would smell something slightly different. The tase is nothing like anything I've tried before (I'm far from the most traveled taster). There's definitely a hit of alcohol, but also strong hops. Malt is not left out of the picture, though, and neither are the fruity tones. Again, theres a lot of complexity here and I get a slightly different profile with each swallow. Mouth feel is light and bubbly, but not weak or thin.

I poured the last bit of the bottle into the glass to see what would happen. Now it's cloudy with bits of yeast floating around. Not much difference in taste except perhaps for a touch more sweetness.

08-30-2009 19:51:12 | More by hike20
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KevyKev

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +1%

Enjoyed during the Tweede Paasdag tasting of 2009 (a hop-off in its inaugural year) with Hopus and the Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor. I have had the Houblon numerous times in the US but, interestingly, it is relatively difficult to find here in BeNeLux.

This poured very clear and quite active. While golden it is relatively lighter in color. While the head is quite prodigious it again is not a thick as the others. Impressive lacing really adds to the appearance and in my mind tells me I may be in for a treat.

The smell is quite strong with notes of flowers, hops and citrus. There is the distinctive note of the Chouffe yeast and maybe a hint of malt.

For a Belgian, this beer delivers in terms of hoppy bitterness but there are not enough o's in the word smooth to describe it. This is a very well balanced beer as citrus, malt and the taste of the unique Chouffe yeast, accompanies the hoppy initial taste and finish.

In terms of mouth feel, this beer really benefits from the heavy carbonation.

This beer is a solid package all the way around. From the beautiful head, through the smooth, well balanced delivery, the pleasant bitter finish and the carbonation. I would happily drink this all afternoon.

04-17-2009 18:03:41 | More by KevyKev
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mizx

United Kingdom (England)

4.25/5  rDev +1%

09-28-2013 20:25:11 | More by mizx
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ktat

Ontario (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1%

08-13-2014 06:40:35 | More by ktat
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Huntor0

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1%

09-06-2013 14:06:56 | More by Huntor0
Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel from Brasserie d'Achouffe
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