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Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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Ratings: 2,335
Reviews: 1,117
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 165
Gots: 222 | FT: 0
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Todd on 01-13-2006

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

Reviewed 3/6/2009 blind. Split a 750 mL 2 ways. poured into stemless wine gasses.

Ar: Fruity, rising white bread, tart fruit, apricot, pear, strong aroma, vegetative funk (tree bark, green wood) more apparent as beer warms, bubblegum

Ap: very thick frothy whipped off white head, great retention, heavy lace, hazy yellow/dull gold, high effervescence, light yeast

F: Strong bubblegum, light alcohol. fruity, floral honey, fruit sugar, dry finish, peach (sweet), tart, tropical fruit, chamomile, light toast/bread, citrus and light coriander, spice, spicy finish, clean bitterness

M: very high carbonation, clean end, light harsh alcohol and alcohol astringency, medium mouthfeel (heavier than tripels), dry end, creamy

O: Strong bubblegum, alc too harsh, like the mouthfeel, funk mild and intriguing

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

Pours an effervescent golden hue with a pillowy white head that mountains up to the top of the snifter. As the head recedes it leaves thin tiny bubbles, thickly laced in spotty patterns across the walls of the glass. Smell is intense! Ripe pear, green apple, orange juice, banana, white pepper, and clove. Taste isn't quite as intense as the nose, however it is very balanced and very unique in a good way! Begins with sweet banana bread and transitions into a citrus orange zest with a tongue tingling peppery finish. The alcohol slowly warms the back of the throat but is never overbearing. Everything balances everything out. No doubt there is a lot going on in this glass, the champagne like mouthfeel certainly helps melt it all together and dance it across the taste buds.

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Poured from 750 ml into Duvel tulip.

A- Pours a murky golden with a good amount of sediment floating around. A nice pillowy head leaves some great lacing along side of the glass.

S- Right away I pick up the Belgian yeast and a good helping of candy sugar. The hops seem to hide in the background and there is some grassiness in there as well. If I didn't know any better, I would just thought this was a tripel from the smell of it.

T- Again, the Belgian yeast and sugar dominate at first sip. There is some grass in there and the dryness from the hops. I also detect a little spice in there, clove and maybe even a little coriander. The alcohol never peaks through.

M- A nice crisp and clean beer. Medium bodied with a bit of dryness at the end. Also there is a small amount of bitterness.

D- Crisp and easy drinking is the way I could explain it. Goes down easy despite the high ABV. Can't even notice them. A good interpretation of the style.

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Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel from Brasserie d'Achouffe
94 out of 100 based on 2,335 ratings.