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Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,089 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,089
Reviews: 1,101
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 143
Gots: 118 | 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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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
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BigPlay1824

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed in a tulip glass

A: Pours a beautiful bright golden color that is extremely hazy with a large amount of visible sediment, pours with three fingers of pure white fluffy head that lingers for a long time and leaves a large amount of thin sticky lacing on the glass
S: lemon, grasses, nice brightness from the hops
T: really nice taste, begins with a nice bit of brightness then moves into a good depth with plenty of bready funk and finishes at the very very end with a slight sour note like lemons, extremely complex
M: medium carbonation, silky yet bright on the mouth, leaves a certain dry yet bitter feeling, feels a bit thick in the middle
O: one hell of a beer from, in my opinion, one hell of a brewery. great taste, appearance, everything is top notch here, its just so subtly outrageous and awesome

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2011 00:32:45 | More by BigPlay1824
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patmcd

New York

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-08-2011 19:16:22 | More by patmcd
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ROGUE16

Delaware

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-07-2011 13:29:46 | More by ROGUE16
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5%

12-07-2011 04:47:08 | More by HopStoopid120
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benbou17

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -5%

12-06-2011 19:58:08 | More by benbou17
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SpillyBeers

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-06-2011 12:05:41 | More by SpillyBeers
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rusackas

California

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-05-2011 20:00:35 | More by rusackas
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bluesplit63

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -5%

12-05-2011 14:00:24 | More by bluesplit63
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charladam

Colorado

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-02-2011 23:34:23 | More by charladam
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bluntedboywonder

New York

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-02-2011 21:18:49 | More by bluntedboywonder
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Duhast500

Rhode Island

4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the tap into a Chimay chalice.

The color is a nice cloudy orange with a finger of foamy white head and some nice lacing left on the glass.

The smell is spicy with some nice Belgian yeast flavor and malty aroma that is sweet and inviting.

The taste is like a triple but with a slightly larger bitterness in the background. Hops come with this beer and let there presence be heard throughout. There is some nice smooth malt flavor that ends ina bitterness in the end.

The feel of this beer is smooth and medium bodied and is so well received that this is what a brewer looks to achieve each time they mash in: a beer that seems to be in harmony with itself from start to finish. This is balanced and enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

12-02-2011 06:52:19 | More by Duhast500
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tripledbrew

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -5%

12-02-2011 06:35:18 | More by tripledbrew
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tbeq00

California

4/5  rDev -5%

12-02-2011 03:11:25 | More by tbeq00
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

12-01-2011 19:33:40 | More by kjkinsey
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Diomede

California

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-01-2011 07:01:07 | More by Diomede
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jsprain1

Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Lots of yeast sediment in a orange-yellow body with a thick billowy white head.
S- Aroma is grainy, yeasty, lemony and grassy. Kinda meh.
T- Very bitter up front. A strong green apple flavor over some grassy and lemony flavors.
M- Medium body. Bitter mouthfeel all over. Smooth low carbonation
O- It's ok, and people should try it once, but for its price I probably won't try it again.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2011 03:37:44 | More by jsprain1
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ceraphin

New York

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-01-2011 01:07:26 | More by ceraphin
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PaBeerLover

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.8%

11-30-2011 14:47:10 | More by PaBeerLover
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kayrex

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5%

11-29-2011 22:37:05 | More by kayrex
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maxk

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

11-29-2011 12:16:36 | More by maxk
Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel from Brasserie d'Achouffe
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