Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel | Brasserie d'Achouffe

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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 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
Ratings:
2,724
Reviews:
1,200
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
10.48%
 
 
Wants:
215
Gots:
429
For Trade:
4
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4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

750ml
$9.49
Binny's Orland Park

Dobbelen IPA Tripel pours a slightly hazy straw golden with streams upon streams of tiny carbonation bubbles rising to the surface. The head on this beer is as white as white can get and dense. Leaves that sticky Belgian lacing that's so pleasing to the eye. Really a fantastic looking brew.

Not really a whole lot of hops in the nose, like I expected, but the aroma is mouthwatering. Pale malts and candi sugar are the first two things that come to mind. There's a great yeast presence, a little dusty and green. Mild alcohol fumes. Like I said, "mouthwatering".

The hops are in the flavor. Very nice to see. Biscuity malts start things off. The middle is somewhat fruity and sweet. A quick hit of banana bread, so fast it's hard to tell it's even there. The candi sugar comes along with the banana. Spicy hops bitterness on the finish, nothing overpowering. Compliments the usual tripel flavors very nicely.

The mouthfeel of this beer is absolutely perfect. Light body from the sugar that turns airy and creamy when it hits the tongue. Lively carbonation really opens up all the flavors. Finishes dry with a mild lingering bitterness.

An enjoyable easy drinker. It's actually going down way too fast. The body is so light and refreshing it's hard to stop drinking.

This is one expertly crafted beer. One that I will enjoy over and over again. I'm not sure of the age on this bottle but I'd love to get a fresh one. I've been wanting to try this beer for awhile, finally getting around to it it's even better than expected. Exceptional!

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4.58/5  rDev +9%

750 ml bottle purchased from LCBO for $8.80 CDN. That has to be a typo right... World class beer large container under 10 bucks. Awesome. Served fairly cold into glassware.

Appearance - Opaque golden beer, capped by three fingers of head with even the gentlest pour. Incredible amount of lacing and everlasting head retention. Forms a giant cylinder of dense foam on top of your beer. Crazy active bubbles sprint towards the top of the beer. Phenominal looking.

Smell - Nice balanced cirtusy aroma with some tropical fruit and a nice Belgian yeast aroma. Perfectly blended. Some grapefruit and lemon are present but also a touch of some sweeter citrus like passion fruit and orange.

Taste - Great flavour again balancing between a citrusy IPA and the Belgian yeasts with equal parts between the two and a great balance overall. The citrusy hops taste of primarily grapefruit and lemon with with a touch of orange in there too.

Mouthfeel - Great level of carbonation, very fizzy, yet a medium light body, which is impressive for such a substantial beer. Dry finish pulls everything together.

Overall - Just a fantastic beer, one of the very best if not the best in the style, that has the ability to quench thirst, enjoy a a fine sipper and can serve any purpose in between meeting the approval of Belgian lovers, hopheads and just about anyone in between. World class all the way.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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750 mL bottle purchased at Ommegang Brewery in Cooperstown NY on a weekend trip. Poured into a Troegs pint glass. First beer I've ever had from this brewery.

A: Hazy straw-yellow. As Tripel as a Tripel gets.

S: Peaches, pine, citrus, lemon and a hint of grass.

T: Quite similar to the taste but a solid spice and banana flavor comes in towards the end with a good balance between sweetness and hops. Well balanced.

M: Light-bodied, very carbonated, mild bitterness as the taste fades. Solid.

O: I'm very familiar with Tripels but never had a Tripel that is apparently hopped like an IPA. Very delicious. If I come across this again I will definitely purchase.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle poured into a Leffe goblet. ABV 9%.

A - Poured a slightly hazy yellow gold with a 1cm bubbly white head, head reduced to an everlasting cap, very good lacing.

S - Sweet, lots of fruity (peaches, citrus, some banana), yeast, some spice, some pine, some grass. As it warms a mushroom like funk becomes more apparent.

T - Sweet, peaches, some sour, citrus, some mushroom, some spice, some pine with a fairly bitter hop bite in the finish. Not a hop bomb but certainly quite assertive which helps to balance out the sweetness. Alcohol is unnoticeable in the flavour.

M - Medium-high carbonation, medium-heavy body, prickly, some creaminess, some stickiness, slight oiliness, hint of heat, crisp finish.

O - Wow! This is some good stuff. Definitely amongst the best beers I've ever had.

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Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel from Brasserie d'Achouffe
4.2 out of 5 based on 2,724 ratings.
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