Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel | Brasserie d'Achouffe

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2,745 Ratings
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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 HOUBLON CHOUFFE was brewed for the first time in 2006. It is an ‘Indian Pale ale’ type of beer, with a harmonious balance between a marked bitterness (three types of hops are used to make it) and a pleasant fruitiness. The HOUBLON CHOUFFE is unfiltered, and re-fermented in the bottle as well as in the keg.

Added by Todd on 01-13-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,083
Reviews:
1,201
Ratings:
2,745
pDev:
10.48%
Bros Score:
4.38
 
 
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Poured from a 33cl bottle (Best By Date: 01/2019...assuming an 18 month "shelf life," I assume the packaging date to be in May, 2017) into a signature, Houblon Chouffe flute glass.

A- Pours a golden yellow with slight haze and a 2 finger worth of a white, soapy head with amazing retention. Even after the first sip a gentle head maintains thanks to the elongated shape of this (non-nucleated) glass. (4.5)

S- Brasserie D'Achouffe's yeast is known for its spicy and fruity esters. However, it seems that hops are taking a front seat to the yeast esters. The nose is chock full of lemongrass, spice, grapefruit and passionfruit. A bit of a caramel malt is detected once the head subsides a bit, but merely contributes to the melange of aromas. (4.75)

T- This is where things get interesting...the palate is met with a huge slap of hops: tropical fruits (passionfruit, honeydew melon, pineapple), citrus (lemon/lime, grapefruit) and subtle coriander-like spice all contribute to a wonderful flavor profile. Despite the stated ABV at an elevated 9.0%, the alcohol is well hidden and goes undetected. (4.75)

M- Houblon Chouffe falls on the lighter side of medium. The significant carbonation helps to create a light and 'bouncy' mouthfeel while allowing the hop bitterness (of which is quite substantial) to dance on the palate. The finish is absolutely dry increasing its drinkability. (4.75)

O- The team at Brasserie D'Achouffe have themselves a winner in Houblon Chouffe. Purchasing from a grocery store in Belgium (~4.65Euros for a 4-Pack and right after a delivery), stands as the most fresh Houblon Chouffe I will ever sample (since the brewery is too difficult to visit without a car). This is a great way of blending traditional malts and brewing techniques with non-traditional, American hop varietals! (4.75)

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It's whether or not you'll drink a beer again, and this one I would drink each and every time. Those of you who like west coast IPAs, this one won't make your bitter buds happy, but looking for a well balanced not too sweet, not too hoppy beer, this is the one for you.

On top of it all, it's got nice malts, nice body and a high ABV.

750ml bottle

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