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Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,367 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,367
Reviews: 1,123
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 171
Gots: 239 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Todd on 01-13-2006

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

exp 04/2013
Short, cratery head, dark orangy brown. Hazy, no visible rising carbonation.
S: sandelwood, rich apricot, pumpkin?
T: intense and very flavorful. both some what fresh and dense. creamy with a heavy sort of yeast, apricot. Quite good, improves as it warms but still has a small bitter edge
M: very soft and smooth with mild carbonation.
O: pretty great. will definitely try this one out again.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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

Yellow/golden haze look to it. Rich and dense is the head. Glazed lacing.

Peppery and full of apricot hops. Pinch of alcohol sniffed. Belgian yeast and light coriander.

Spicy and zesty with notes of apricot, lemon rind, floral bouquet, and chiming booze. Excellent Belgian IPA flavor profile.

Silky body, light carbonation prickle. The strength doesn't choke back drinkability.

One of my faves of the style. Recommended.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Just incredible. Most DIPAs gain some semblance of balance through sweetness, but this has quite a bit of depth to it. Many Belgian beers can be too sweet for me, but here the hops and tripel-style alcohol/sweetness are well balanced.

Mouthfeel is good, stays on the palate for a relatively long time.

Appearance- somewhat hazy, like a hef or wit.

Taste- balanced, as above.

Smell- you get both the Belgian and the IPA out of the smell, which would seem to be the goal.

Overall- try it. A lot of American breweries are putting out Belgian IPAs, and this is my current standard for them.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
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!

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

Poured from a small bottle into an Against the Grain tall snifter. The pour is a cloudy, hazy dark gold with a huge frothy white head. Big lacings like snowdrifts remain on the glass. I get a faint nose of tropical fruit, primarily lemon and orange, and pastries.

The beer has a medium to full body and a nice firm feel. There is a sweet blend of flavors on the front of the palate consisting of over-ripe oranges and peaches and cookie/biscuity maltiness. These are juxtaposed against a sharp, cleansing grapefruity bitterness from the hops and a warming tinge of alcohol on the back of the palate. It is an interesting flavor combination. The finish seems almost random and chaotic. Sometimes, you are left with a sweet fruity note, sometimes warm alcohol, and sometimes a lingering dryness.

This is a fascinating beer. It seems to combine all the best traits of an IPA, a Tripel, and a Barleywine. It is crisp and refreshing, yet also quite strong and assertive. It demands your attention, yet also manages to accompany almost effortlessly whatever you happen to be doing. It is very complex, yet still seems accessible. I will definitely try this again sometime. It is one of the more enigmatic beers I have encountered.

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4.61/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got a single 11.2oz bottle from Badger Spirits in Janesville, WI in fall 2012 for $5.99.

Pours a beautiful cloudy copper orange color with a thick, bubbly head. Scent is mild but has hints of wheat, citrus, and tame hops. Taste is rich, creamy, and delicious. First you get a full flavor of citrus and wheat which then turns into a slight bite of hops. Also contains hint of banana within the yeast taste. Finishes slightly dry. Overall this is delicious and complex. A world class beer well deserving of its rating.

Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel from Brasserie d'Achouffe
94 out of 100 based on 2,367 ratings.