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Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,276 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,276
Reviews: 1,110
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 159
Gots: 190 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +1%

theminutemen, May 27, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. Date stamp on neck of bottle was HC110809MN 16342.

Appearance: Cloudy golden orange. Massive rocky off-white head with lots and lots of lacing all over the glass. Despite my best attempts to keep the sediment in the bottom of the glass, some came along which appeared as floaters later. Still, a great looking beer despite the floaters.

Smell: Slight hint of skunk, with definite notes of citrus, floral, and yeast.

Taste: Very smooth and well blended. Citrus and malt up front, hint of honey + yeast, then moving into a bitter finish - Saaz coming out here with some spicy notes and German-style bitterness at the end.

Mouthfeel: Nice spiciness of the carbonation on the tongue, but still a very smooth beer with a nice thickness to it.

Overall / Drinkability: Very interesting and quite hoppy, but not in a "smash your palate to nothing" American way. Don't get me wrong, I like American IPAs and DIPAs, but this was a nice change - the hops are the main event with this beer, but, they are carefully balanced with a solid malt backbone that is more than just sweetness. Very drinkable - had help with the bottle but drank most of it and I know I want more sips to tease out more of the flavors and to continue to enjoy all that this beer is. Very good and something I'll try to pick up again.

damndirtyape, May 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

ste5venla, May 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Caterwaul, May 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -28.7%

TimH, May 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

cbnz, May 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

supermeniscus, May 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

BillyTWilliams, May 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Aschap, May 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Satyr179, May 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

Lawnboy33, May 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

Chadster1975, May 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

Edruil, May 12, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

sailorastro, May 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

johunnic, May 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -28.7%

kylethebrilliant, May 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

CSQ1111, May 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

beerhaver, May 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

dudecandle, May 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

wdarcy77, May 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

BoRaeCho, May 05, 2012
Photo of delapowicz
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
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

delapowicz, May 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

NOLANDMAN, May 02, 2012
Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel from Brasserie d'Achouffe
94 out of 100 based on 2,276 ratings.