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Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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2,387 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,387
Reviews: 1,127
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 172
Gots: 255 | 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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Ratings: 2,387 | Reviews: 1,127
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3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Upon openning an eruption of foam spilled down the glass and onto the countertop.

This beer is excessively carbonated. A super tall head sits on top of a hazy golden color ale. As I poured I watched a ton of sediment flow into my glass. As thick as the foam was one, two, three it's gone.

Aroma is tart bottle lemon juice yeast and malts.

Taste is malty and a bit spicy. Some yeast. Hops are nowhere to be found even for a Beligum IPA.
Smooth though with some funk.

The jury is still out with this one. One doesn't know if the beer is fresh or stall or what. I would tend to thick they don;t sell much so I'm thinking it's old.

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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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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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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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4.62/5  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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Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel from Brasserie d'Achouffe
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