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Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,074 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,074
Reviews: 1,098
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 141
Gots: 114 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie d'Achouffe visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Todd on 01-13-2006)
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HoistinBrews

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5%

12-22-2011 01:35:20 | More by HoistinBrews
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jtmcgraw

Georgia

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-22-2011 01:31:08 | More by jtmcgraw
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2xHops

Texas

4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter glass...

There was a lot of lacing and foam developing when I poured it in my glass. It looked very healthy and not flat at all.

The taste's very distinctive of the european tradition for this beer. I shared this with a friend who thought it would be similar to the American IPA. I had to correct him, but I thought this beer was a very well-brewed one. There was not any odd aftertaste nor was it too over-carbonated, as i thought it run the risk of being.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 18:18:11 | More by 2xHops
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eroc360

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-21-2011 09:30:59 | More by eroc360
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a little 33cl bottle from Bier Tempel in Bruges for about 3 euros.

A- Pours a slightly hazed golden yellow, gorgeous carbonation, produces a lively, white bubbly head, great retention.

S- Very hoppy, floral and grassy, some yeast funk in the background, very interesting.

T- Big hops up front, floral and grassy with some citrus and lots of pepper. Malts in the background are light and bready. Some Belgian yeast flavor. Booze isn't that apparent for being 9% ABV, mostly just picking up on some spicy phenols.

M- Medium bodied, well-carbonated, dry and prickly.

O- A very interesting beer and the first actually Belgian "Belgian IPA" I've tried. Definitely worth a try, it's very cool to see a Belgian old-school response to a style that has become so dominated by the West Coast.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 00:50:35 | More by WillCarrera
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ArrogantBastage

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

12-20-2011 12:14:22 | More by ArrogantBastage
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a snifter

A: Pours a pale gold color with just a touch of haze and pillowy white foam.

S: Aroma is spicy with nutmeg and clove, a solid bitter earthy hoppiness and some grain, very thick altogether.

T/M: The flavor is incredible; I don't know which comes first, the mellow hop bitterness or the spicy Belgian fruitiness, but they kind of battle it out on your tongue. They don't really complement each other so much as they offer two distinct but tasty experiences simultaneously. The bitterness gets just a little funky near the end, but the experience is already awesome up until that point.

TheBeerAlmanac.com

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 03:40:03 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

12-18-2011 22:40:15 | More by Gregwa
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Sinewave

Texas

4/5  rDev -5%

12-18-2011 21:07:09 | More by Sinewave
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

12-18-2011 18:54:13 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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Leftofthedial

California

4.25/5  rDev +1%

12-17-2011 23:07:49 | More by Leftofthedial
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pfrdaly

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -52.5%

12-17-2011 22:32:46 | More by pfrdaly
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Vylo

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -28.7%

12-17-2011 14:05:35 | More by Vylo
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Agent1

British Columbia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-16-2011 08:38:01 | More by Agent1
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peter53

California

4/5  rDev -5%

12-16-2011 03:21:20 | More by peter53
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bmoney

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

12-16-2011 00:54:37 | More by bmoney
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Eriogonum

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-15-2011 19:08:01 | More by Eriogonum
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jophish17

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

12-14-2011 21:24:06 | More by jophish17
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

12-14-2011 17:17:55 | More by nmann08
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PhineasGage

Iowa

4/5  rDev -5%

12-14-2011 05:14:51 | More by PhineasGage
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Shango42

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5%

12-14-2011 04:01:08 | More by Shango42
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Philousa

California

4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Wine Affairs 12/11/11.

Sits an opaque tawny sun color with thick head that simmers to a thin layer. The varied size in bubbles left a nice Belgian lace pattern on the glass. Spicy grapefruit aroma, similar to a Saison but hoppier. Typical golden strong ale Belgian malt flavor and fresh barley followed. Lots of banana and grapefruit flavors fading to light spices, then to bitter, tart, earthy hops. Feel was big, cloudy, and a little tingly.

This is a great example of what a Belgian IPA can accomplish. The hops didn't step on the yeast and vice versa. Balance is good, but the malt bill was solid and complimented the hops and Belgian yeast well. The lacing was really extraordinary and truly reminded me of the lace hanging in the windows of shops in Brugge. A great break from the monotony of west coast IPAs, Achouffe shows another flavor in the spectrum of IPAs as a style.

Serving type: on-tap

12-13-2011 04:28:01 | More by Philousa
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2neardead

California

4/5  rDev -5%

12-12-2011 04:18:29 | More by 2neardead
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benjbrunner

Illinois

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-11-2011 22:07:57 | More by benjbrunner
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Pdrufo

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

12-09-2011 23:04:29 | More by Pdrufo
Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel from Brasserie d'Achouffe
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