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Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,366 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 2,366
Reviews: 1,123
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 170
Gots: 237 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 01-13-2006

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3.74/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a tulip glass. Vibrant orange-gold color. Some floating sediment. Massive white frothy head that is slow to dissipate. Leaves a "root beer float"-esque foam just chillin' at the surface. Lacing all the way down the glass.

S: Alcohol right up front. Prominent hop character hits right away. Citrus and spice. Maybe some lemon.

T: Lot going on here. Hops come through in the front and a grainy, Belgian kick comes next. Well balanced bitter-sweet. Bready finish with an alcohol aftertaste. Just the right balance.

M: Medium body. Not too thick of a mouthfeel for this beer.

O: Solid tripel. Not the best I've ever had, but worth the price.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Picked up by my wife because she thought the little guy was cute on the front. Poured into a tulip that does not have a cool or popular brewer's logo on it.

The beer looks and smells beautiful. The color is much lighter than expected, nice and gold. As already mentioned the head is brilliant. A normal pour resulted in the tulip being half beer and half head.

Taste was dissapointing. Drinks like a 5% pilsner with barely a hint of alcohol and a dissapointing finish. I think this beer does not travel well, as it is currently summer here in the US and the bottle is pale green. Why oh why would a brewer work hard than bottle in a green bottle and send his product 1/2 way around the world? I would love to try it in Belgium, I bet its fantastic. Will try again but my hopes aren't too high.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a pretty golden hue. Lightly cloudy. Big, fluffy head that retains masterfully. Of course, this is a gorgeous drink. Very Belgian in appearance. Head rings well along the glass.

S-Very pungent nose. Huge whiffs of yeast and green grass. Hay, straw and honey. Candied fruits. Great nose with a mixture of flora and sweetness.

T-More sweet than I was expecting but it finishes quite grassy and bitter. Maybe this beer is a few weeks too old but it still tastes great. Medicinal hops and herbal hops (eucalyptus). Honeycomb and hay with plenty of yeast. Nice Belgian banana flavor. Lightly soapy. Very complex.

M-Full bodied and a bit creamy Finishes very dry and the bitterness lasts. Lightly resinous and syrupy. Booze warms the cheeks. Big but easy drinking.

O/D-Took me far too long to try this, but I had to drink some sort of IPA on National IPA Day. Great beer. Don't always love Belgian IPAs but this is obviously a gem and a legendary brew. Happy to have tried it.

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Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel from Brasserie d'Achouffe
94 out of 100 based on 2,366 ratings.