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Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,154 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,154
Reviews: 1,105
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 153
Gots: 146 | 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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Skeeze

California

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hike20

Iowa

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Poured a clear golden shade with a nice lingering frothy head with thick lacing. The head reminds me of meringue, so thick is its body. Pleasant aroma with notes of yeast, hops and something perhaps citrus and sweet. I get the feeling that every time I try this I would smell something slightly different. The tase is nothing like anything I've tried before (I'm far from the most traveled taster). There's definitely a hit of alcohol, but also strong hops. Malt is not left out of the picture, though, and neither are the fruity tones. Again, theres a lot of complexity here and I get a slightly different profile with each swallow. Mouth feel is light and bubbly, but not weak or thin.

I poured the last bit of the bottle into the glass to see what would happen. Now it's cloudy with bits of yeast floating around. Not much difference in taste except perhaps for a touch more sweetness.

08-30-2009 19:51:12 | More by hike20
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KevyKev

Netherlands

4.25/5  rDev +1%

Enjoyed during the Tweede Paasdag tasting of 2009 (a hop-off in its inaugural year) with Hopus and the Gouden Carolus Hopsinjoor. I have had the Houblon numerous times in the US but, interestingly, it is relatively difficult to find here in BeNeLux.

This poured very clear and quite active. While golden it is relatively lighter in color. While the head is quite prodigious it again is not a thick as the others. Impressive lacing really adds to the appearance and in my mind tells me I may be in for a treat.

The smell is quite strong with notes of flowers, hops and citrus. There is the distinctive note of the Chouffe yeast and maybe a hint of malt.

For a Belgian, this beer delivers in terms of hoppy bitterness but there are not enough o's in the word smooth to describe it. This is a very well balanced beer as citrus, malt and the taste of the unique Chouffe yeast, accompanies the hoppy initial taste and finish.

In terms of mouth feel, this beer really benefits from the heavy carbonation.

This beer is a solid package all the way around. From the beautiful head, through the smooth, well balanced delivery, the pleasant bitter finish and the carbonation. I would happily drink this all afternoon.

04-17-2009 18:03:41 | More by KevyKev
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Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel from Brasserie d'Achouffe
94 out of 100 based on 2,154 ratings.