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Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel | Brasserie d'Achouffe

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2,741 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:
#1,079
Reviews:
1,201
Ratings:
2,741
pDev:
10.48%
Bros Score:
4.38
 
 
Wants:
217
Gots:
435
Trade:
4
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.65/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy medium orange/amber with flakes of heart suspended within. Lacing looks good though the head dropped fast.
Smell is malt, a sour citrus note, caramel and maple. There is more there but I can't descern what it is. Nice complexity and very well balanced.
Taste is malt with a nice little sour note, some sugar, apple, wood and alcohol as well. Balance is weaker here as is the complexity.
Mostly full body with a drying aspect, medium effervescence and a slight warming after the swallow. Worth trying but not buying a sixer of it.

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Photo of random846
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of mbs11
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Rollzroyce21
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Little Bear in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a slightly murky honey orange-tan with an off-white head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, yeast, spice, and some hop aromas. Taste is much the same with an alcohol kick on the finish. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice hoppy presence.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden pour with a tall fluffy white head, Duvel-style. The smell is citrusy, with notes of Belgian yeast, dried grass, spring flowers and a slight lambic sourness. Bitter-sweet taste, very well balanced, with a citric acidity made more potent by the high carbonation. Very drinkable, despide its high ABV. One of the best Belgian IPAs out there.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Mora2000
3.68/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy straw color with a white head. The aroma has a bit of wheat, as well as some grass and orange citrus notes. The flavor is very similar. There is a good bit of toffee and wheat, as well as some grass and citrus in the flavor. The bitterness is fairly low, but the spiciness and yeast-like character is quite high. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A nice beer.

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5/5  rDev +19%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: half finger head on a cloudy pale straw colored body.

S: full aroma with lemon custard, corriander, tropical fruit and yeast. All Belgian in the aroma.

T: opens with lemon tartness moving to yeast and grains finishing with sweet banana and both earthy and herbal hops.

M: light to medium body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: very drinkable. Nice balance and degree of sweetness. The hops are light but the beer is nicely done otherwise.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.52/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Happppy to get this delightful beer
Yellowish orange with sticky lacing and a head that remains around the outter rim the whole way down. Smells of hop and fruit, kinda like dried banana smells but good. Tastes of banana and hops with great balance. The mouth feel is one of best I ever had especially being a Belgian...liking mostly American ales!! Goes down so smooth I'll have another for sure!! Love it

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big white to off white head settles into a bisquity pillow in the middle of the glass above a pale washout golden honey colored beer that is peppered with sediment that seems to be suspended throughout the entire glass.

Aroma is well blended citrus fruits, floral notes, yeast, and light grains.

The taste is light citrus fruits, some light pine likeness, slight bitter hops mixed into the fray as well as some very light grains.

A medium to slightly less body on this IPA that has a nice almost dry aftertaste.

Although this is a Belgian IPA, I was still hoping for a little more hops bite.

Another pretty good beer with a lot of little things going on, I wish more American brewers beers would evolve into stuff like this, but at the same time not exactly like this, we already have this, just saying.

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2.94/5  rDev -30%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

The liquid in the bottle looked so infested with sediment, but it settled nicely. Darker yellow body with huge foamy white head.

Lots of sour funk accented by citric hops. the orange and lemon hop flavors really work well with the acidic sour notes. I like it.

The taste is all sweet malt at first.I tried to find any sort of flavor, but I get nothing. no funk, no hops, no yeast esters. Nothing, at all. Super powdery sweet, with nothing to accent it. Rather disappointing for what should be (and sounds like) a fantastic beer.

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Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel from Brasserie d'Achouffe
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 2,741 ratings
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