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Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,238 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,238
Reviews: 1,109
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 158
Gots: 173 | 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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is a fine IPA with Belg written all over it. It does not have the maltiness of an American IPA or a British for that matter but has the light effervecent feel of a belgian. Classic in that you don't realize the alcohol is 9%. But the taste is clean. Yeast, malt, hops, and alcohol are all balanced to present itself as a wholy different packge. This is brewing subtlty. It is like recognizing a police sobriety block and slipping into your jail cell and then waking up at the ritz

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

Thanks to angrybabboon for sharing the bottle.

Appearance: Hazy gold. Head is bright-white, rocky, and creamy. Crazy lacing. Head drops to a chunky collar in short order. Solid carbonation.

Smell: Bananas and clove layered over a bright orange/citrus note. Belgian yeast and lemon zest. Yeasty bite. Very mellow and subdued. Loads of citrus and a mellow floral note. Malts are ever so faintly sweet and a touch bready. Flowers and lemon with yeast.

Taste: Bananas. Ripe bananas. Clove and peppers spice. Hope are spicy, peppery, and just a tiny bit citrusy. Yeasty packs an earthy note. Very yeasty. Belgian spice. Peppery as can be. Very mellow and approachable. Hops add a nice dimension and help relieve some of the Belgian influence. Bubblegum. Bib lockouts bananas.

Mouthfeel: Almost light body. Carbonation is sid and helps spree te flavor. Slightly dry.

Overall: A nice balance between citrus IPA and the Belgian tripel. Amazingly well balanced and well presented.

Goblinmunkey7, Apr 29, 2012
Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel from Brasserie d'Achouffe
94 out of 100 based on 2,238 ratings.