Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel | Brasserie d'Achouffe

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BA SCORE
4.2/5
Exceptional
2,790 Ratings
Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA TripelHoublon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie d'Achouffe
Belgium
achouffe.be

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
The gnomes of Fairyland may be little, but they have big, very big, personalities. HOUBLON CHOUFFE matches their impish spirits. All gnomes, with their innate good taste, are in full agreement about HOUBLON CHOUFFE, which is flavoured by three different types of hops. This India Pale Ale is appreciated for its pronounced bitterness combined with the fruity tones of traditional Achouffe beers: it softens the strongest of characters.

Added by Todd on 01-13-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,010
Reviews:
1,216
Ratings:
2,790
pDev:
10.48%
 
 
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Ratings: 2,790 |  Reviews: 1,216
Photo of eluvah
3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blasphemus-Maximus
4.57/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Absolutely phenomenal! Crystal clear look, a bit of a hoppy but not overbearing. Very crisp and refreshing with a fantastic floral aroma. An absolutely amazing Belgian IPA

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Photo of jhodgert
3.68/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jcbroome
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bubseymour
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stofko1992
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of XanaduBarnes
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Milky, coffee, very little bitterness, high alc but without the taste or dryness of it. Out of tap

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Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kcc
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tmohn
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

very refreshing hard to believe its 9% ABV

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Photo of COBEERHUNTER
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pro_Magnon
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TooManyGlasses
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly dated bottle (I kept past date) but really not think hurt this. Pours a slightly cloudy golden orange with pillowy white head. Smells like a hoppy saison - yeasty with bit of spice, slightly floral, peppery, with some grassy and citrus notes. Taste again of somewhat floral peppery citrus, prominent yeast, but with a distinct dry hoppy bitterness that lingers as bright carbonation washes over the palate. Mouthfeel a little less full than say Duvel Triple Hop but still nice crisp finish. Bitterness hangs pleasantly. Nice.

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Photo of mkholmes25
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the bottle, it pours a clear golden color with a nice head that sticks around for awhile. Scent is pleasant, hoppy and citrusy. Taste is lightly bitter and pleasant.

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Photo of Rumlibeers
4.52/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of claminat420
3.76/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle poured heavily into a libbey porter/ stout glass. best by 01 2019 then L4 0207 13:57

Appearance- a semi transparent golden/ straw color with a frothy white head that leaves decent lacing.

Aroma- just some yeasty belgian clove aroma. lame.

Taste- like the smell but with some floral candy hop notes. has a cereal malt presence. abv is well hidden and ibu's are low.

Mouthfeel- medium bodied. good carbonation.

Drinkability- gonna drink this one but prolly never gonna buy another one again.

Overall- as a hophead this beer is not an ipa. it's just a belgian tripel with maybe a little more hops thrown in. there's zero american hop flavors (citrus,pine,ect) and that's perfectly ok. in reality i don't see them ordering american cascade or centennial hops or anything with that profile or strength . it's prolly just more hallertau, saaz or some other soft hops. it's not bad just not really hoppy.

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3.56/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sunsjammer
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

had this on tap at Pinetop Brewing on 5/24/18.

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Photo of Stengelfoot
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hermit990
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mishi_d
3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SawDog505
3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into tulip glass, best before January 2019. Pours an attractive dark yellow with a massive 3 finger sticky white head that leaves loads of thick foamy lace behind as it slowly settles into a thick layer of foam.

Smell is clove, lemon, biscuit, grain, and grapefruit.

Taste follows clove, biscuit, grain, and a lemon grapefruit finish.

Mouthfeel is bigger than average, plenty of life, a little dry, and at 9% ABV extremely approachable.

Overall this is not a style I go out of my way for, but it was actually very enjoyable. Thanks jzeilinger for this one.

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Photo of The_Bujon
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

One I have been keen to try.

Pours just like the La Chouffe, lightly hazed with huge foaming head. The retention and lacing is poor.

Aroma is solid, mild hops overpowered by citrus, quite appealing.

Taste is nice, albeit a touch sharp, not as hoppy as you would expect, and a fair amount of bicarbonate going on, but overall you do get the houblon in the same proportions as a Leffe Royale cascade.

Feel is mediocre, a little dry in the aftertaste, but not a deal breaker by any stretch.

Overall, not as good as I hoped. Was hoping for a tripel style Belgian more than a beefed up IPA. Don't get me wrong in IPA leagues this is on another level, I just don't find IPA's that special. BA average reflects the American perspective heavily.

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Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel from Brasserie d'Achouffe
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 2,790 ratings