Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel | Brasserie d'Achouffe

Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA TripelHoublon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel
2,734 Ratings
Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA TripelHoublon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel

Brewed by:
Brasserie d'Achouffe

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

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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
Beer rating: 4.21 out of 5 with 2,734 ratings
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