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:
2,715
Reviews:
1,199
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
10.48%
 
 
Wants:
213
Gots:
425
For Trade:
4
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I picked this up on a whim at a local LCBO and couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised. Poured from a 330 ml bottle.

A - Golden colour, well carbonated and retained a 1 inch head almost throughout

S- A grapefruit and -pine aroma off the top, followed by a hoppy undertone.

T- Incredibly balanced, with no signs of it's 9% ABV. Flavours represent the nose .

M- Carbonated, dry and warming.

An outstanding accidental discovery!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A- Clear Pilsner color to this beer. It's well carbonated and the head retention is beautiful.
S-It a bouquet of hops and yeast minus the malt. The yeast comes through as estery and balances with a floral hop aroma. Specifically, grapefruit is apparent. No off smells.
T- It tastes highly carbonated. The flavor, however is pleasantly different. It almost tastes like a cantaloupe juice with a finishing bitterness that lingers. It is certainly fruitful and hopped up. I wish the Saaz gave it a little more aroma.
M- Carbonated but warm. The carbonation is somewhat overwhelming at first, but as it sits, the flavor really comes through and the carbonation mellows.
O- Overall I would consider this a world class beer. The color is perfect to the Tripel Style where the hop flavor takes over in the finish and accents the West Coast IPA style. The English side in this beer is the overall balance between the two. Perhaps all three styles are accented in a sense. That's why I consider this to be phenomenal.

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Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel from Brasserie d'Achouffe
4.2 out of 5 based on 2,715 ratings.
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