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Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,306 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,306
Reviews: 1,114
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 164
Gots: 208 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy golden yellow in color with significant amounts of yeast sediment in suspension. The beer has a half finger tall light beige head that reduces to an extremely thin film covering the entire surface of the beer with a couple of small slightly thicker patches and a thicker ring along the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of pale malts, floral hops, Belgian yeast, and spices.

T: The flavor starts out with pale and grainy malts with just a touch of sweetness. Additionally there are fairly strong flavors of black pepper and Belgian yeast. The flavor is complex with a moderate amount of bitterness from the hops.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with some dryness in the finish.

O: Very tasty and very enjoyable, I could sip on this beer for quite a while. The alcohol is well hidden in this beer but it could sneak up on you.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3.58/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into DFH snifter.

A - Pours a hazy golden color with a huge pillow of root beer float head. Highly active carbonation is visible throughout the body. The head continues to grow (above the rim of the glass) for several minutes before it settles back down to around two fingers. Coats the glass with a spiderweb of lacing. Lots of sediment in this one, although I tried my best to leave some in the bottle.

S - Grass, citrus, Belgian yeast, and herbs. Some tart grapes give this one some wine characteristics as well. Hops are overshadowed by lemon peel, flowers, and grass.

T - Same elements as in the nose. Citrus is prominent on the front with sourdough bread malt taking over in the middle. Finish has faint hops, but I am left with a bready aftertaste. Pretty average for the style.

M - Carbonation is high and the feel is pretty light. Drinks like a beer with much less alcohol, one of the dangers of Belgian beers.

O - I was pleasantly surprised to see this one at Whole Foods and scooped one up. Belgian IPA is one of my favorite styles, but this one drank more like a tripel. There wasn't really a hop bite or spicy finish. This was a longtime want, but I was a little bit disappointed.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.63/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy medium orange/amber with flakes of heart suspended within. Lacing looks good though the head dropped fast.
Smell is malt, a sour citrus note, caramel and maple. There is more there but I can't descern what it is. Nice complexity and very well balanced.
Taste is malt with a nice little sour note, some sugar, apple, wood and alcohol as well. Balance is weaker here as is the complexity.
Mostly full body with a drying aspect, medium effervescence and a slight warming after the swallow. Worth trying but not buying a sixer of it.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Little Bear in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a slightly murky honey orange-tan with an off-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, yeast, spice, and some hop aromas. Taste is much the same with an alcohol kick on the finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice hoppy presence.

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Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel from Brasserie d'Achouffe
94 out of 100 based on 2,306 ratings.