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Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,092 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,092
Reviews: 1,101
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 144
Gots: 118 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 01-13-2006)
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hike20

Iowa

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Netherlands

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

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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Huntor0

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1%

09-06-2013 14:06:56 | More by Huntor0
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6string

Germany

4.25/5  rDev +1%

08-18-2012 21:35:29 | More by 6string
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Nunya

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +1%

03-22-2014 18:19:39 | More by Nunya
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Danobold

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1%

10-27-2012 17:25:24 | More by Danobold
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JDavidRice

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1%

03-11-2013 21:13:47 | More by JDavidRice
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jhhollier

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +1%

10-17-2013 12:22:17 | More by jhhollier
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Eazy28

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1%

06-12-2013 16:33:35 | More by Eazy28
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Bsetz

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +1%

10-17-2013 00:45:08 | More by Bsetz
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Hopped_up_Chuck

California

4.25/5  rDev +1%

07-03-2014 03:15:00 | More by Hopped_up_Chuck
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pmorris71

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1%

01-25-2014 04:07:11 | More by pmorris71
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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1%

05-18-2012 20:18:22 | More by cbnz
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JLeet

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1%

06-24-2014 21:06:12 | More by JLeet
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twax

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +1%

09-02-2013 05:36:20 | More by twax
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BobaFret

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1%

06-02-2013 02:39:08 | More by BobaFret
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Mbennett

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1%

09-18-2013 01:44:13 | More by Mbennett
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BEERMILER12

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Best Before End 03 2015

A: Pours a slightly hazy straw yellow color with 3 fingers of head that very slowly recedes to a large cap that leaves some very nice lacing

S: Fruity and estery Belgian yeast with some very light barnyard funk and a hint of citrus in the back. Lightly spicy as well from the hops

T: Starts off spicy and estery with quite a bit of yeast character and light barnyard. The malts move in mid-way and provide a nice balance with some buttered bread and light graininess. Alcohol hidden aside from more esters. Finishes with a light hop bitterness

M: Medium bodied with moderate-high carbonation

O: A nice tripel with a light IPA influence from the hops. One of the better Belgian IPAs out there for the sole reason that it allows the Belgian influence to rule instead of the IPA side. Definitely a classic and probably the innovator/inventor of the 'style'

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2013 16:01:19 | More by BEERMILER12
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gford217

Georgia

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

750mL bottle poured into tulip.

Pours a hazy, bright yellow with a big fluffy white head that leaves some clumpy white retention and lots of lacing.

The aroma starts with some lemon zest and some grassy hops but gave way to the massive spicy yeast backbone.

The taste is more of the same with a slight sweetness from light fruits and sugar. The spicy yeast is more prevalent and the finish has some grassy, spicy hops.

The mouthfeel is fairly lively with good carbonation and slightly spicy in the finish.

An excellent Belgian IPA with a dominant yeast spiciness and enough sweetness to make things interesting.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2009 04:10:13 | More by gford217
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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%

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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +1%

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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
Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel from Brasserie d'Achouffe
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