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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:
#1,079
Reviews:
1,201
Ratings:
2,741
pDev:
10.48%
Bros Score:
4.38
 
 
Wants:
217
Gots:
435
Trade:
4
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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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Photo of lastmanonearth
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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5/5  rDev +19%

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1/5  rDev -76.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of MattSweatshirt
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%

Photo of 2xHops
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%

Photo of WillCarrera
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a little 33cl bottle from Bier Tempel in Bruges for about 3 euros.

A- Pours a slightly hazed golden yellow, gorgeous carbonation, produces a lively, white bubbly head, great retention.

S- Very hoppy, floral and grassy, some yeast funk in the background, very interesting.

T- Big hops up front, floral and grassy with some citrus and lots of pepper. Malts in the background are light and bready. Some Belgian yeast flavor. Booze isn't that apparent for being 9% ABV, mostly just picking up on some spicy phenols.

M- Medium bodied, well-carbonated, dry and prickly.

O- A very interesting beer and the first actually Belgian "Belgian IPA" I've tried. Definitely worth a try, it's very cool to see a Belgian old-school response to a style that has become so dominated by the West Coast.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4.52/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a snifter

A: Pours a pale gold color with just a touch of haze and pillowy white foam.

S: Aroma is spicy with nutmeg and clove, a solid bitter earthy hoppiness and some grain, very thick altogether.

T/M: The flavor is incredible; I don't know which comes first, the mellow hop bitterness or the spicy Belgian fruitiness, but they kind of battle it out on your tongue. They don't really complement each other so much as they offer two distinct but tasty experiences simultaneously. The bitterness gets just a little funky near the end, but the experience is already awesome up until that point.

TheBeerAlmanac.com

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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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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