Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel | Brasserie d'Achouffe

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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:
#1,090
Reviews:
1,204
Ratings:
2,754
pDev:
10.48%
Bros Score:
4.38
 
 
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216
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437
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Ratings: 2,754 |  Reviews: 1,204
Photo of BoardwalkBock
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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Photo of KatieRose84
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of decimator
4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
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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Photo of RedAleMan
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of wvsabbath
4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - Bottle

Appearance - Golden straw yellow with a 1/2 inch creamy head. Some minor lacing.

Smell - Spices, lemon, grassy, floral, yeasts, grapes, pineapple, some sugars and malts also.

Taste - First sip is very piney hops mixed with Belgium yeasts and spices. Grassy and very saison. Very smooth flavors of grapes and lemon, creates a bubblegum like flavor. Spices add some sweetness with a little peppery note. Malts come out near the finish to add some bold balance. Alcohol is very well masked.

Mouthfeel - Hops and yeasts coat the tongue with floral fruits and sweet sugars. Palate gets a lot more of the same, along with some spices and malts. The aftertaste is very clean and crisp, lightly bitter and dry.

Overall - Really nice and smooth, and very well balanced. You can enjoy everything this beer has to offer. Doesn't drink like a 9% beer, very floral and smooth, you can really take nice full sips and enjoy. A truly great beer.

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Photo of Lagerhouserules
4.67/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Received a bottle as a gift. I can't believe I waited several weeks before drinking this. It pours as a light-orange golden color, with a magnificent foam head that sticks around like frosting on the top of the beer. Has a very pleasant crisp lemon peel scent. A nice bitter feel at the beginning of each sip, but it as it goes down the taste transitions smoothly to a classic tripel. This is a truly amazing beer. It doesn't seem to suffer from the same angel-devil feel as a lot of hoppy belgian beers. I'll be looking for this again.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of AussieAbroad
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
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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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel from Brasserie d'Achouffe
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 2,754 ratings
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