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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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap at Wine Affairs 12/11/11.

Sits an opaque tawny sun color with thick head that simmers to a thin layer. The varied size in bubbles left a nice Belgian lace pattern on the glass. Spicy grapefruit aroma, similar to a Saison but hoppier. Typical golden strong ale Belgian malt flavor and fresh barley followed. Lots of banana and grapefruit flavors fading to light spices, then to bitter, tart, earthy hops. Feel was big, cloudy, and a little tingly.

This is a great example of what a Belgian IPA can accomplish. The hops didn't step on the yeast and vice versa. Balance is good, but the malt bill was solid and complimented the hops and Belgian yeast well. The lacing was really extraordinary and truly reminded me of the lace hanging in the windows of shops in Brugge. A great break from the monotony of west coast IPAs, Achouffe shows another flavor in the spectrum of IPAs as a style.

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

Enjoyed in a tulip glass

A: Pours a beautiful bright golden color that is extremely hazy with a large amount of visible sediment, pours with three fingers of pure white fluffy head that lingers for a long time and leaves a large amount of thin sticky lacing on the glass
S: lemon, grasses, nice brightness from the hops
T: really nice taste, begins with a nice bit of brightness then moves into a good depth with plenty of bready funk and finishes at the very very end with a slight sour note like lemons, extremely complex
M: medium carbonation, silky yet bright on the mouth, leaves a certain dry yet bitter feeling, feels a bit thick in the middle
O: one hell of a beer from, in my opinion, one hell of a brewery. great taste, appearance, everything is top notch here, its just so subtly outrageous and awesome

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

Poured from the tap into a Chimay chalice.

The color is a nice cloudy orange with a finger of foamy white head and some nice lacing left on the glass.

The smell is spicy with some nice Belgian yeast flavor and malty aroma that is sweet and inviting.

The taste is like a triple but with a slightly larger bitterness in the background. Hops come with this beer and let there presence be heard throughout. There is some nice smooth malt flavor that ends ina bitterness in the end.

The feel of this beer is smooth and medium bodied and is so well received that this is what a brewer looks to achieve each time they mash in: a beer that seems to be in harmony with itself from start to finish. This is balanced and enjoyable.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Lots of yeast sediment in a orange-yellow body with a thick billowy white head.
S- Aroma is grainy, yeasty, lemony and grassy. Kinda meh.
T- Very bitter up front. A strong green apple flavor over some grassy and lemony flavors.
M- Medium body. Bitter mouthfeel all over. Smooth low carbonation
O- It's ok, and people should try it once, but for its price I probably won't try it 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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