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:
2,704
Reviews:
1,194
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
10.48%
 
 
Wants:
211
Gots:
422
For Trade:
4
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5/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of projectflam86
4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle. Poured into a Duvel Tulip.

A- Nearly a gusher! Pours an almost clear yellow color with an enormous meringue-like white foam head that leaves great lacing.

S- The easiest way to describe the nose is like mixing an American IPA with a Belgian Saison. Belgian yeast, spice, grass, floral hops, and light citrus all come into play.

T- Bright spicy hops initially with loads of lemon zest, white pepper, orange peel, coriander, and a slight tartness in the finish. The 9% ABV is barely noticeable with only a slight warming effect as I make my way through the bottle.

M- Crisp and dry with a snappy finish. Light/medium bodied with good carbonation.

O- Where has this beer been all this time! I have no one to blame but myself. I've probably passed this on the shelf hundreds of times but I finally decided to pick it up...and I'm glad I did. Very tasty brew, well done.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Mar02x
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - A pale yellow haze with a deccent white head on top. Looks good, unfortunately the head retracts a bit to quick.

S - A good smell of piney hop along with a good citrus scent.

T - A good tasting DIPA. A light sweetness up front and for the rest only pine and citrus, very nice.It's like a fresh mowed grassfield.

M - A soft carbonation really helps this beer in a positieve way. After the carboantion is settled the fluid turn into a creamy and light sticky substance.

O - I am normally not a big fan of DIPA's, but this one has my attention, very very good. The body could have been a bit thicker though.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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1/5  rDev -76.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured the 75cl best before the end of 2012 bottle into a tulip producing a magnificent white head. It has a beautiful golden color to it. Loads of lace cling down the glass.

A big punch of hops and some grassiness. Noticed the yeast aroma more so after the first glass.

It’s hoppy and fruity with some bitterness that works well. Some yeasty/bready notes are there as well making this thing just fantastic to drink.

Pretty darn smooth and enough carbonation to make it lively in your mouth.

If you can procure a fresh bottle in Belgium that might be the way to go. I wasn't as wowed by this bottle as I was over there, but there still isn't much of a fault in this thing even after months and months of sitting around in transport and the store shelf in a green bottle. Lots of sediment that rears its head after the first glass.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter glass...

There was a lot of lacing and foam developing when I poured it in my glass. It looked very healthy and not flat at all.

The taste's very distinctive of the european tradition for this beer. I shared this with a friend who thought it would be similar to the American IPA. I had to correct him, but I thought this beer was a very well-brewed one. There was not any odd aftertaste nor was it too over-carbonated, as i thought it run the risk of being.

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5/5  rDev +19%

Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel from Brasserie d'Achouffe
4.2 out of 5 based on 2,704 ratings.
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