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Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,316 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,316
Reviews: 1,114
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 163
Gots: 214 | 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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Photo of LSUPT
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Seanniek91
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of NiceTaps
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle in a stemmed tulip glass.

A- The beer has a honey color, partly cloudy look with an abundance of tiny bubble carbonation. The head is huge, fluffy white and never quite fades out. Fat sticky rings of lacing, too.

S- Just the right amount of citrusy hops to allow a bit of yeast funkiness to come through. There are tropical esters and sweet alcohol aromas in the background.

T- Citrus hops, mild yeast in a white bread kind of way. The yeast is light and not funky. Honey sweets.

M- Crisp and carbonated. Boozy and bitter. Great dry zesty finish.

O- I like how the hops tame the yeast in this Tripel. It works.

Photo of JimmyAloysius
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Profchaos20
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of bmoney
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Yoonisaykul
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Almost fluorescent yellow with a whipped white headthat looks like it will be leaving a chunky mound in the center when I'm done. Spotted lacing all over. Particles floating. Color could be a bit nicer but it's still a beautiful beer.

S- Lychee, grain hops and a good mix of amarillo and saaz. Don't know what Tomahawk hops smell like. Alcohol. Honey which I'm sure is from the Amarillo comes on strong once it warms up.

T- Same as the smell with a nice hop bitterness. A well crafted hop mix.

M- Full. Lively at first and then soft.

D- Very good but the alcohol is strong and slows it down a bit.

Quite a drink. Easy to appreciate but offering lots.

Photo of sbanacho
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of od_sf
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of PalatePilot
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of groleau
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Franchise
4.63/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured softly from a 750ml bottle but still created a giant head that looked like pillowy eggwhites leaving behind a glossy, bubbly, blonde orange body slightly cloudy. The aroma is crisp hops and citrus that pack a punch.

The nose is pine, lemon rind, with a soft wheat presence. The taste is crisp, fresh, fruity like a sorbet, and cleanses your palate with the carbonation in the same way. There is a pleasing alcohal fruit presence and the brew finishes sharp and bitter.

This is a fantastic brew, it has depth, a myriad of flavors, the only flaw is that it is slightly over carbonated IMO, but none the less fantastic.

Photo of 1fastz28
4.72/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

my first belgian double ipa, who would of thought the style existed, very few exist according to BA, so here goes maybe the only one i'll ever try. it looks like a hefe, a cloudy yellow color with a big white head, tons of lacing, and a huge huge head, smell is like a hefe aswell, but with more hop undertoes. taste is absolutely magical, its just amazing. im at a loss for words, its like heaven came down in the form of a beer and poured itself for me to drink. its unlike any beer i've ever had, its a very mild double ipa, its nothing like any american double IPA's, not even remotely as hoppy as most american ipa's, but has a more malty flavor to it, and alot of carbonation. i really can't formulate any words, its just perfect.

Photo of Corson
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Erdinger2003
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tulip glass. Pours a nice big white head with a great lacing. Color is cloudy tan/gold. Smells like a Belgian floral beer, very interesting. A definite bitter floral smell of hops is present. Taste is a slightly bitter hop flavor. Hops are slightly citrus. Tastes very good, fairly balanced even with an emphasis on the hoppy profile. Mouthfeel is highly carbonated, but I just let it sit and sip on it while swirling it. Overall this is very nice, good drinkability.

Photo of ShadesOfGray
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The description of a Belgian IPA really interested me. And true to it's name, it tasted accordingly. It has the sweetness of a Belgian tripel and the sweet-bitters of an Imp. IPA.
Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle into a sniffer. Color is golden with slight carbonation, great head retention. Laces well past the completion of the beer. Aroma is similar to a Belgian tripel and an IPA, grapefruit, bitters...a little spicy. Overall a sweet smell though.
Taste is great and very drinkable. Not too bitter to ruin the Belgian Tripel taste, a very nice contrast. Lot's of sweetness that remains on your tastebuds well after you finish. A great beer!

Photo of thecarster1
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a- 11.2 petit bottle poured into my dogfish signature glass, one finger of creamy head that has great retention, hazy light straw with hints of orange, loads of floaties - large and small, great waves of head cascade down the glass as i sip away.

s- loads in the nose, very much ipa and tripel smashed together, deep lemon, bubblegum, some clove, spicy pepper, grassy hops round out the tripel scents.

t- wow, not was i was expecting. this is very interesting, earthy hops, peppery spicy, grassy, slight funk, some tart notes, no hint of alcohol at all, finish is moderately dry, great balance of ipa and tripel. initially i thought the tripel took over, but the ipa started to shine it's way through.

m- light to medium bodied, very smooth.

d- this was crazy drinkable, i'm so glad that i got a bottle of this from my cousin, this is a very interesting beer that i will for sure buy in the future. i bet this pairs well with a number of foods. to judge this on drinkability per abv this is amazing, i got no hints of the 9% which could cause trouble in a few beers. now to try the rest of the d'achouffe offerings..

annnnd this review gave me my ba initiate mug!!!

Photo of BobZ
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml 25.4 Oz. bottle. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Just like La Chouffe, murky yellow with a very rich head, the head hangs around throughout the beer and the lacing is excellent.

Smell: Hops aroma is up front with both citrus and floral, actually very pleasant, some sweetness and spice are also evident.

Taste: The hop flavor is dominant but not overpowering, hoppy throughout yet still well balanced, spicy sweetness lurks beneath. This may be my favorite "hoppy" style beer.

Mouth feel: Again, like La Chouffe, very creamy on the palate, really adds to the enjoyment of this beer.

Drinkability: Very smooth and delicious easy to keep drinking.

Another excellent offering from La d'Achouffe.

Photo of orfeu
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an oversized wine glass. Cloudy golden with a massive rocky white head and thick, clumpy lacing. Nose is primarily of Saaz spiciness and "typical" Belgian yeast funk (y'know, green apples, tannic grape skins, newly mown hay, etc.) -- although because of this, I can't say it's anything special. Wow, this tastes exactly like the name makes it sound like it would taste: a primarily sweet and fruity tripel initially, then followed by a bitter and citric hop ballast. Hop flavors also range into grassy and medicinal territory as well. Medium body and clean, juicy, and full mouthfeel. Refreshing, in an odd sort of way. Not bad for the price ($5.99 + deposit and tax at Consumer's in Kenmore). Definitely one to try.

Photo of unclejimbay
4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Houblon Chouffe Dobblelen IPA Tripel, 9.0% ABV, reviewed as a Belgian IPA
Label notes as Amarillo, Tomohack, and Saaz hops
This pour was from shared bottle at European Street (Jax Beach) - courtesy of Mike Kaiser from www.havebeerwilltravel.com - thanks Mike! 11/24/09
A 5.0 - Cloudy Pale Straw in color, excellent head and lacing.
S 4.0 - Subtle pale malts and spicy notes
T 5.0 - Very complex on palate, diverse hop notes on a semi sweet Belgian malt base
MF 4.5 - Medium + on carbonation, nice light to medium body
D 4.5 - I really enjoyed this one, it was a nice complex fun ale to experience in good company, I really liked the diverse hop notes and complexity.

Photo of morrowd3
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Digimaika2
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

(4.25) A: Crystal clear and golden with a sizeable puffy white head. Commendable retention and thick lacing.

(4.5) S: Pine, banana, citrus pith, bubble gum, crackery grain, honey, cloves, and fresh cut grass. A solid marriage of both a belgian IPA and tripel with many bold and diverse aromas working superbly together.

(4.25) T: Grapefruit pith, pine, herbal qualities, pineapple, crackery grain, cloves, honey, and cane sugar. Similar to aroma with qualities of both styles present. Walks a tightrope between dry and bitter with a nicely balanced end result (not overly sweet). Excellent.

(4.25) M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A modest oily sheen with a slight chewy texture.

(4.25) D: This is one of those that can quickly creep up on you considering how easily drinkable it is. Still can’t get over how well balanced and well executed the two styles are.

Photo of MisledTitan
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of SGToliver
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel from Brasserie d'Achouffe
94 out of 100 based on 2,316 ratings.