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Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,102 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,102
Reviews: 1,101
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 144
Gots: 126 | 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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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
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lastmanonearth

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

12-24-2011 23:58:30 | More by lastmanonearth
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-23-2011 19:36:37 | More by bostonryan
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plickxt

California

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-23-2011 06:55:01 | More by plickxt
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Bleeberspliegan

Virginia

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-22-2011 22:37:05 | More by Bleeberspliegan
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Marc33

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -76.2%

12-22-2011 20:41:52 | More by Marc33
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dowen44

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

12-22-2011 04:41:47 | More by dowen44
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured the 75cl best before the end of 2012 bottle into a tulip producing a magnificent white head. It has a beautiful golden color to it. Loads of lace cling down the glass.

A big punch of hops and some grassiness. Noticed the yeast aroma more so after the first glass.

It’s hoppy and fruity with some bitterness that works well. Some yeasty/bready notes are there as well making this thing just fantastic to drink.

Pretty darn smooth and enough carbonation to make it lively in your mouth.

If you can procure a fresh bottle in Belgium that might be the way to go. I wasn't as wowed by this bottle as I was over there, but there still isn't much of a fault in this thing even after months and months of sitting around in transport and the store shelf in a green bottle. Lots of sediment that rears its head after the first glass.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 04:30:30 | More by MattSweatshirt
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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
Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel from Brasserie d'Achouffe
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