Houblon Chouffe
Brasserie d'Achouffe

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Brasserie d'Achouffe
Belgian IPA
Ranked #2
Ranked #2,950
4.2 | pDev: 10.48%
Sep 11, 2023
Jan 13, 2006
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.
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Rated by Nprguy

4.81/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Was getting weary of IPAs. This one breaks the mold. Fresh, clean, not overly bitter. Great flavor.
Sep 11, 2023
Rated: 4.17 by PvtSnowball from Florida

Jul 21, 2023
Rated: 4.31 by not2quick from Missouri

Jul 21, 2023
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Reviewed by BillyNoonan from Ireland

4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Oof. This Chouffe packs a punch. Pours a golden amber, big soapy head. Decent carbonation with a fullish feel. Hints of wood and fruity florals on the nose, follows with hoppy goodness, botanicals as promised and possible citrus zest in the aftertaste. Complex and delicious. Love Belgian blonds but this is converting me to IPAs!
Jul 07, 2023
Rated: 4.27 by BLVBBERGIXLL from Arizona

Jun 25, 2023
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Reviewed by Ant777uk from England

4.86/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Reviewing again because I am bored in this shit country that is not Ukraine.

This for me is probably the best beer ever that is commercilly available.

I spend a lot of time drinking beer. The Belgians know how to brew. And the Americans know how to add hops. This is a perfection of both and commerciallly available, definitely, unlike Carlsberg, one of the best beers in the world.
Jun 23, 2023
Rated: 3.76 by belgocanuck from Belgium

May 04, 2023
Rated: 4.15 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

May 04, 2023
Rated: 4.04 by MGibbons from Maryland

Mar 26, 2023
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Reviewed by MadMadMike from Florida

4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
11.2 oz bottle, fridge cool, into a ‘can glass’. Gold haze raises up a fantastic foam. Spider web lacing throughout the experience.
Aroma is sweet Belgian yeast with quality piney hops and plenty of botanicals. Little banana, deep dive to clove, a surprisingly nice bit of funk.
Taste is of a well made Belgian tripel with a blast of hops and all that goes with that description. Finishes slightly sweet and punctuates with a dry and bitter note.
Medium mouth. Generous carbonation.
This effort stands above other breweries doing the style (Cigar City’s Cosmic Crown, Coppertail Unholy, for example) and is a well crafted recipe.
Mar 23, 2023
Rated: 4.24 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Mar 19, 2023
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
I had this on draft 3/6/23 @ the Hopleaf.

Opaque orange appearance.

Big off-white head; strong lacing.

Peach, wheat, strawberry & orange peel notes in the nose. Fruity bliss!

Soft, medium mouthfeel. Peach, strawberry, soft wheat & faint orange peel flavors.

A soft, citrus-y delight. Delicious!
Mar 09, 2023
Rated: 4.24 by waudozer from Canada (BC)

Mar 08, 2023
Rated: 2.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Feb 09, 2023
Rated: 4.56 by TheYeasticandoo from Massachusetts

Feb 03, 2023
Rated: 4.17 by BeerKegger

Jan 12, 2023
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Reviewed by txaudiophile from Texas

4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
An outstanding Belgian IPA: A great marriage of flavors, and I like the pine aroma and flavor associated with West Coast IPAs. Excellent body and long finish. Sublime.
Jan 10, 2023
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Rated by krh from Illinois

4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
For a Belgian take on an IPA, this is pretty interesting. Like a hopped up blonde ale - a nice change of pace from my American IPAs.
Dec 25, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by D-Duvelicious from Illinois

Dec 24, 2022
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Reviewed by dcotom from Iowa

4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from 11.2-ounce bottle into a tulip glass. Clear golden color, with a thick white head and orange highlights. Excellent head retention, with gorgeous sheets of lacing as it receded. Aromas and flavors of rose petals up front (!), followed by notes of herbal hops and orange. Unmistakable umami character, with a dry and bitter finish. An excellent beer that drinks well below its 9% ABV.
Dec 17, 2022
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