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Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel - Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

2,074 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 2,074
Reviews: 1,098
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 10.93%
Wants: 141
Gots: 114 | 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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jondeelee

Massachusetts

2.93/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Houblon smells mainly of cloves, bananas, and oranges, with just a hint of grapefruit at the edges to warn of a larger amount of hops.

The taste is a strange combination of pure Belgian, with the standard flavors of that style--a base of bananas and cloves, with extra-sugary pear, apple, and white grape mixed in--and a strong IPA, the hops adding a significant grapefruit rind whang and bitterness to the mix that both plays off of the Belgian fruit flavors (making the beer almost mixed-fruit cocktail like), and somewhat counters them, as the melange of fruits brings out hints of pineapple that don't mix well. The alcohol (9% ABV) is not fully hidden by these fruit flavors, and so the brew has a vodka-like tint at the very edges, which only adds to the sensation that this is more cocktail than beer. Mouthfeel is a silky, sugary medium, and carbonation is somewhere between medium-high and high, though as my bottle foamed over for several minutes after opening, I couldn't get an accurate base.

Overall, while I like the attempt that was made to combine Belgian and IPA flavors, in this case the result was less than perfect.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2011 03:55:15 | More by jondeelee
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kaneel

France

3/5  rDev -28.7%

06-16-2012 20:59:47 | More by kaneel
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tyleeis

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -28.7%

06-16-2013 03:12:20 | More by tyleeis
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Lanstrum

Ohio

3/5  rDev -28.7%

07-04-2013 00:52:25 | More by Lanstrum
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brinch

Denmark

3/5  rDev -28.7%

04-11-2012 19:42:38 | More by brinch
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MShirokov

Illinois

3/5  rDev -28.7%

04-15-2013 11:29:00 | More by MShirokov
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Anatole

Belgium

3/5  rDev -28.7%

09-19-2013 11:14:23 | More by Anatole
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railman

New York

3/5  rDev -28.7%

02-05-2012 17:24:29 | More by railman
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -28.7%

07-31-2013 11:24:08 | More by cfalovo97
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Vylo

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -28.7%

12-17-2011 14:05:35 | More by Vylo
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MonkeyBread

Nevada

3/5  rDev -28.7%

06-14-2014 15:33:23 | More by MonkeyBread
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aanth

California

3/5  rDev -28.7%

11-18-2011 03:30:53 | More by aanth
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -28.7%

12-25-2012 16:11:53 | More by ejimhof
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

3/5  rDev -28.7%

06-19-2014 01:38:39 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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bdoggboston

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -28.7%

06-15-2013 14:51:50 | More by bdoggboston
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Krakistophales

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy honey color with 3 fingers of white head that recedes into a layer of foam on top. Unfortunately I see some floaties. Does that mean it's past freshness?

S: Not much going on here. A faint hop aroma, some alcohol, slight hint of spice.

T: A slightly spicy/hop mix of flavor hits first, followed by a grassy and slightly bitter aftertaste, but overall one note and uninspiring.

M: Thick, bubbly, warms well.

O: Nothing interesting about this one. I wonder if the floaties mean it's past it's due date or if it's just natural for the beer to have it. Also, I'm not sure if this is a tripel, or a belgian IPA, or a dubbel, or what? Definitely won't buy again.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2011 03:49:40 | More by Krakistophales
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harpus

Alabama

3/5  rDev -28.7%

07-24-2012 14:19:44 | More by harpus
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jujubeast6000

Texas

3/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed 8/8/2008 (bottle):

Foam & head everywhere! Extremely foamy, even opening after warming for a bit. Very cloudy, golden body. Big foamy white head, somewhat lasting. Belgian flowery aroma. Some graininess, slight amount of alcohol, some spices. Watery taste, light flowery taste, some spice. Weakish for 9%. Very light flavor, watery.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2009 03:19:21 | More by jujubeast6000
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -28.7%

11-20-2011 15:24:03 | More by jenray
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kylethebrilliant


3/5  rDev -28.7%

05-09-2012 15:46:55 | More by kylethebrilliant
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TimH


3/5  rDev -28.7%

05-19-2012 18:07:15 | More by TimH
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fredmugs

Indiana

3/5  rDev -28.7%

01-18-2013 19:24:01 | More by fredmugs
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Jerryt0000

Virginia

3/5  rDev -28.7%

06-02-2014 19:07:59 | More by Jerryt0000
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hunnybunny

France

3/5  rDev -28.7%

01-26-2012 16:52:23 | More by hunnybunny
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Beerlover

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -28.7%

04-23-2014 03:41:49 | More by Beerlover
Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel from Brasserie d'Achouffe
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