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:
2,714
Reviews:
1,198
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
10.48%
 
 
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212
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For Trade:
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I went to the local bar to celebrate the smallest toast by Chouffe tonight. I liked their offerings in the past, and I expected a lot from this one. In addition, it knocks off another beer from my pursuit of the top 100 beers of fame.

This is a very good example of a belgian IPA. You get quite a bit of hops in the nose and body. The presence had quite a bit of floral in the nose and flavor. It was impresive how much balance was there.

I liked that I was able to review this beer. It is about time.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch #4 best before 2009- WHOOPS!

The look is a cloudy and chunky orange with absolutely perfect golden marshmallow pillow-lacing that sticks. Floaties everywhere.

The scent is a mingling of banana-like yeast notes and a grassiness from the hops, nothing too tropical or pungent. A faint oranginess.

The taste is very yeast-forward, with the hops playing a stronger bittering than flavoring role. It has morphed into a bonafide tripel, without so much coriander or banana, mostly just an earthy bitter spice that I reckon is old Amaillo, Tomahawk, and Saaz (as the bottle indicates is the hop bill.)

The mouthfeel is incredibly soft and creamy- carbonation is anything but sharp. Rolls down the tongue pillowy, the drink is very full and indeed filling.

Damn, I love this completely outdated beer! I have tasted it fresh on tap, but only in a small sip. Time to go back and see what this beast can do when its hops are still alive!

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Very cloudy orange colour, small but dense and stable head

S: orange peel, hops and something that reminds me of a Flemish kind of candy. nicely balanced and attractive


T: Some sugar, a bit bready and a nice hoppy finish

M medium body, a lot of alcohol, medium carbonation

O: good beer very drinkable

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. Date stamp on neck of bottle was HC110809MN 16342.

Appearance: Cloudy golden orange. Massive rocky off-white head with lots and lots of lacing all over the glass. Despite my best attempts to keep the sediment in the bottom of the glass, some came along which appeared as floaters later. Still, a great looking beer despite the floaters.

Smell: Slight hint of skunk, with definite notes of citrus, floral, and yeast.

Taste: Very smooth and well blended. Citrus and malt up front, hint of honey + yeast, then moving into a bitter finish - Saaz coming out here with some spicy notes and German-style bitterness at the end.

Mouthfeel: Nice spiciness of the carbonation on the tongue, but still a very smooth beer with a nice thickness to it.

Overall / Drinkability: Very interesting and quite hoppy, but not in a "smash your palate to nothing" American way. Don't get me wrong, I like American IPAs and DIPAs, but this was a nice change - the hops are the main event with this beer, but, they are carefully balanced with a solid malt backbone that is more than just sweetness. Very drinkable - had help with the bottle but drank most of it and I know I want more sips to tease out more of the flavors and to continue to enjoy all that this beer is. Very good and something I'll try to pick up again.

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Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel from Brasserie d'Achouffe
4.2 out of 5 based on 2,714 ratings.
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