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Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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Ratings: 2,309
Reviews: 1,114
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 164
Gots: 211 | FT: 0
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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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A: hazy, straw, golden

S: lemon, a little dankness from the hops

T: strong, tart and hippy

M: bite upfront with a smooth finish

O: great beer. Refreshing but has some bite. I'm sentimental about anything chouffe since they made the first Belgian beer that I loved

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

Just three more reviews and this one’s getting on the Beers of Fame list. Glad I’m here to help – I heard this beer is excellent.

Not sure exactly when it was brewed, but it says “Best before 2013” on the side of the bottle.

A: What a bright beer; it pours a hazy, straw yellow-gold with bright white foam above. I’d describe the head as lively, thick, and bubbly; as the fizz pops, the foam thickens and settles to a half-inch of cream with webs of beautiful lacing that make it look like the inside of my Duvel tulip is covered with beach sand. Great look.

S: Banana, esters, vanilla bean, and a mild Belgian straw character smooth over the first seconds of the nose; all the aromas are where they should be, but not as stunningly rich as the banana pudding scents you would pick up from something like Tripel Karmeliet. I’m alright with it, though; different styles, different characters. This one leaves room for the light presence of alcohol, pine resin, and citrus hoppiness. A smooth, Belgian aroma of grain and cream.

T: Ah, now THAT is an incredibly refreshing taste. Tasty malts, expectedly, are first – a combination of a sweet banana cream and pale, mildly-earthy straw – and they present themselves as a bright bed of weightless smoothness. It’s a near-perfect setup for the piney, prickly hop storm that comes right after: and with tastes of white wine, pepper, coriander, resin, clove, lemongrass, and orange juice, these might just be the most complex set of tastes I’ve had from a hop profile. No surprise: as I turn the bottle around, there’s some remarks about the Amarillo, Tomahawk, and Saaz hop strains that are used in this brew. It just all comes out excellently herbal and diverse. Aftertaste is salty and dry, with some short-lived tangerine and jelly flavors against a background of grainy alcohol.

M: Very bubbly, but very rich. I expected something like that with this style and alcohol content, but this Belgian IPA is certainly more oily and full-bodied than I imagined. A big, chewy beer.

O: This is a great one, folks. I’m so happy that a Belgian brewer is using some good ol’ American hops; it’s really the malt bill and yeast interplay that attracts me to Belgian beer, while it’s the hop varieties that I’d describe as one of my favorite parts of American beer. And this, my friends, is a beautiful combination of those two brewing traditions.

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

pours a hazy golden yellow with a pure while fluffy 3 finger head with lots of sticky lacing..smell is citrus , hops ,spices, yeast and fruit..taste is great it full of hops and citrus balanced with spices,yeast,bananas and clove..a little malt in the background balance this out nicely..this is a real treat..mouth feel is medium but full of flavors for the palate i taste the saaz hops but also spice and fruit..the range and balance of flavors are great very drinkable and a real taste treat..9% is nowhere to be found,,highly recommended

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A: Pours a cloudy golden yellow in color with significant amounts of yeast sediment in suspension. The beer has a half finger tall light beige head that reduces to an extremely thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a couple of small slightly thicker patches and a thicker ring along the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of pale malts, floral hops, Belgian yeast, and spices.

T: The flavor starts out with pale and grainy malts with just a touch of sweetness. Additionally there are fairly strong flavors of black pepper and Belgian yeast. The flavor is complex with a moderate amount of bitterness from the hops.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with some dryness in the finish.

O: Very tasty and very enjoyable, I could sip on this beer for quite a while. The alcohol is well hidden in this beer but it could sneak up on you.

Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel from Brasserie d'Achouffe
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