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Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,091 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,091
Reviews: 1,101
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 144
Gots: 118 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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RobertJBeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

01-13-2012 21:21:36 | More by RobertJBeer
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tut2528

Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

big carbonation, and big, almost fluffy head formation and retention, typical Belgian look

smell: very bready/yeasty aromas, a nice malt malt backbone and citrus (predominately lemons)

taste: delicious. not all that complex but i find this beer very well balanced. first thing that i gather is hops. Interestingly the hops is followed by a very sweet malt character that is paired up with fruit and then reverts back to hops. Quite unique.

overall, this is one of the best, if not the best Belgian IPA's i have came across. and the alcohol is unnoticeable.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2012 20:10:04 | More by tut2528
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kspongeworthy

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

01-13-2012 19:04:55 | More by kspongeworthy
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zonker17

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1%

01-12-2012 23:03:31 | More by zonker17
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match1112

Illinois

3.7/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: cloudy orange body with a good amount of floaters, three fingers of billowy white head. great retention and lacing.

s: bread and yeast, some apples and lemons as well.

t: sweet fruits and yeast with some earthieness to it.

m: full body with medium to high carbonation. crisp finish with a warming feel in the back of the throat.

o: it's an alright tripel, lacked any hop presence for something that is suppose to be an ipa.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 19:11:51 | More by match1112
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vandemonian

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

My bottle of Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel was a little disappointing. Maybe it was old, but the hops were barely there. It was still pleasant and subtle though.

A: Orange colour with a 1 cm head that lasts pretty well due to good carbonation. There is some noticeable sentiment in the glass. 4

S: Yeast, apples and honey. Not a strong hop aroma. Is this maybe an older bottle? 3

T: Malty with some subtle piney hops and sweetness which combine to give the flavour of honey. The finish is sweet with some spiciness from the Belgian yeast. 4

M: Foamy. 4.5

O: 3.5

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2012 04:00:56 | More by vandemonian
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Robje

Australia

4/5  rDev -5%

01-10-2012 00:48:22 | More by Robje
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N8DAGR8

Maine

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

01-09-2012 15:03:31 | More by N8DAGR8
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Hopdaemon39

New York

5/5  rDev +18.8%

01-08-2012 03:40:08 | More by Hopdaemon39
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DaveRTP

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +18.8%

01-08-2012 00:25:50 | More by DaveRTP
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FosterJM

California

4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1030th Review on BA
Bottle to Parra Tulip
750 ml

Purchased a single bottle from Total Wine Brea

App- A bit of a lighter orange creamsicle color with a bit of yellow mixed in. A very large 2-1/2 finger long last white head with great cling and lace. Every sip is documented like tree lines.

Smell- Very aromatic to say the least. A bit hard to pick all the flavors out. Lemon, yeast, dirt, hops, bitter and a little bit of oils.

Taste- This was a big beer for sure. I wish I would have split it. The flavor profile is a bit grainy with a lot of bitter, a lot of lemon, yeast and some white pepper. The 9% is clearly evident on this one. As it warmed more tangerine and grapefruit comes out.

Mouth- A good body on this one. Really down the pike of medium with a solid medium carbonation. Highly lemon and grassy bitter on the finish.

Drink- A very big beer. It's highly peppery, yeasty and damp, dank lemon. I enjoyed it but really wish this one would've been a smaller version. I'll probably come back to this one for sure.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 22:56:31 | More by FosterJM
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buckyp

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +18.8%

01-07-2012 20:20:58 | More by buckyp
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jakesingleton

Arizona

4/5  rDev -5%

01-06-2012 13:34:38 | More by jakesingleton
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projectflam86

Ohio

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

750ml bottle. Poured into a Duvel Tulip.

A- Nearly a gusher! Pours an almost clear yellow color with an enormous meringue-like white foam head that leaves great lacing.

S- The easiest way to describe the nose is like mixing an American IPA with a Belgian Saison. Belgian yeast, spice, grass, floral hops, and light citrus all come into play.

T- Bright spicy hops initially with loads of lemon zest, white pepper, orange peel, coriander, and a slight tartness in the finish. The 9% ABV is barely noticeable with only a slight warming effect as I make my way through the bottle.

M- Crisp and dry with a snappy finish. Light/medium bodied with good carbonation.

O- Where has this beer been all this time! I have no one to blame but myself. I've probably passed this on the shelf hundreds of times but I finally decided to pick it up...and I'm glad I did. Very tasty brew, well done.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2012 00:12:08 | More by projectflam86
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enelson

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

01-02-2012 02:09:05 | More by enelson
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johnnybelgians

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

01-01-2012 17:12:41 | More by johnnybelgians
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Openwyd

Florida

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-31-2011 16:27:21 | More by Openwyd
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GuisseppeFranco

New York

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

12-31-2011 06:46:58 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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chicagogirlie

Illinois

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-31-2011 04:48:45 | More by chicagogirlie
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hawkmage

California

2.5/5  rDev -40.6%

12-31-2011 03:54:19 | More by hawkmage
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

12-30-2011 07:58:02 | More by ygtbsm94
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BillDon

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5%

12-30-2011 01:58:18 | More by BillDon
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Brushkanna

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5%

12-28-2011 19:12:30 | More by Brushkanna
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cdwil

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

12-28-2011 17:18:48 | More by cdwil
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Mar02x

Netherlands

4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - A pale yellow haze with a deccent white head on top. Looks good, unfortunately the head retracts a bit to quick.

S - A good smell of piney hop along with a good citrus scent.

T - A good tasting DIPA. A light sweetness up front and for the rest only pine and citrus, very nice.It's like a fresh mowed grassfield.

M - A soft carbonation really helps this beer in a positieve way. After the carboantion is settled the fluid turn into a creamy and light sticky substance.

O - I am normally not a big fan of DIPA's, but this one has my attention, very very good. The body could have been a bit thicker though.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 20:28:30 | More by Mar02x
Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel from Brasserie d'Achouffe
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