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Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,229 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,229
Reviews: 1,109
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.69%
Wants: 158
Gots: 173 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks like BB 11/08/13... but the label says best before end of 2012. Not sure!

Beer is a golden straw colour with a large white head. Good retention, quite a bit of lacing.

Smell contains a lot of hop scents, very grassy. Yeast is also prominent. Less pronounced than those scents is light fruit and spice, such as white pepper.

Taste follows the nose. Grassy and spicy, with a bready malt and light fruit flavours underpinning. All well mixed together. Quite dry, the fruit flavours not sweet at all, but bitterness is only mild. Very good.

High carbonation, but not over the top. Full bodied. Alcohol is quite well hidden.

Overall, a very good beer. Not quite up there with Lupulus or Duvel Tripel Hop, which for me are the Belgian IPAs par excellence. However, still very tasty and a great beer to drink on this first really nice day of the year!

jrenihan, Mar 11, 2012
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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

When I saw this at the store, I was overjoyed. Having read about this beer's advent here on BA, I was eager to see how it turned out.

Appearance: A straw color which is rather dull in body, but man, every review prior has been right about the head: fluffy, sticky, pillowy, amazing. Lacing is impressive. Watching the patterns it makes on your glass after each swirl is very entertaining. Lots of floaties in the body upon holding up to a light.

Smell: The hops are rather subdued relative to actual American IPA's, much less Double IPA's, but they are still, definitely, much more present than in your average tripel. Floral up front for me, sweet and meandering into a slight waft of pine. The hops sort of come in mists as you inhale, like a light cloud pillowing the banana, apple, and subdued blueberry Tripel esters I pick up as a base. And then, at the end of the nose, comes a gentle smack of grapefruit peel hop aroma. Great.

Taste: I'd agree with other reviewers that the taste takes a back seat to aroma and appearance. Banana, Grapefruit peel pine up front, pear, apple following, with an IBU-packed biting finish. A little warm alcohol as you go down the throat, but pleasant. Not a bad taste by any means, just not quite as complex as the nose.

Mouthfeel: Piercing little carbonation bubbles dominate the mouthfeel. Definitely a little over-carbonated, but nothing too detracting.

Drinkability: Very quaffable, but the alcohol sneaks up on you. This beer truly is one of a kind.

RidiculedDisplay, Nov 10, 2006
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Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel from Brasserie d'Achouffe
94 out of 100 based on 2,229 ratings.