Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel | Brasserie d'Achouffe

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93
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2,709 Ratings
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:
2,709
Reviews:
1,195
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
10.48%
 
 
Wants:
211
Gots:
423
For Trade:
4
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,709 |  Reviews: 1,195
Photo of hreb
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best before 11 2017. 75cl cap-topped bottle served in a belgian tulip. Beer pours straw yellow in color and forms an enormous white head. Aroma blends fresh, green hops with grass. This beer could be either farmhouse ale or English IPA so far. Flavor is quite easy on the palate. Tasty with a cool, clean mouthfeel that simultaneously fills the mouth with the flavors of flowery hop cones and grainy, well attenuated malted barley, wheat, and maybe even some rye. If this is really 100% Pilsner malt I would be amazed. The mouthfeel on this beer is pretty excellent. The carbonation is mild, exactly where it should be, and the brew slides across the palate, making its presence felt, without feeling heavy or syrupy. Finishes clean, dry, with just a hint of citrus rind. For whatever reason, I always think that d'Achouffe is not really my favorite Belgian brewery. But apparently I've never reviewed any before now. For Houblon, at least, it's worth coming back to.

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Photo of JakeScully
4.6/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured the 12oz bottle into the proper Chouffe tulip...

Pours a nice big white foam lasting for a while, taste citrus with note of orange. Delicious.

One of the best Belgian ipa around, better than ''Hopus''. Cheers

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Photo of kwkurdziel
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Homer_Holland
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Brasserie d'AChouffe, Houblon Chouffe, Tripel Bier, IPA
9 % Abv
water, gerstemout, invertsuikerstroop, hop en gist
75 cl
tht 08-2017

ca. 2016-11-05
goed !
mooie IPA
beste Chouffe ooit ?
nogmaals proberen

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Photo of zuun
3.61/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattMorin
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheVillageIdiot
3.16/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I'm not a beer snob. I'm really not in to all of the language and jargon to be what one would consider to be a "Beer Connoisseur", if I like a beer I'll tell you so and why and do the same if I don't. I bought this in the .75 liter bottle. I've had other Triple Hop Beers before and end enjoyed them. I really didn't care for this, it was very strong and didn't care for the taste at all. Sorry. Just didn't like it.

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Photo of amano_h
3.78/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A mixed bouquet of grapefruit, lemon zest, floral hops, and a slight grassy scent adorns the nose upon first impression. More "traditional" Belgian yeast notes lay in arrears with hints of clove, warm bread, and some white peppers surfacing as the brew warms up.

The Belgian contingency heavily outweighs the American in terms of the flavor; huge notes of cloves, banana esters, and white peppers constitute the general impression on the palate, with bitter pine-like hops notes, mixed with sprinkles of grapefruit here and there forming a nice contrast of otherwise straightforward Tripel-like flavors.

Medium-bodied, with a slick touch on the tongue. Mellow, tingly carbonation with a refreshing dry finish.

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Photo of kitch
3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A 330ml bottle with a best before end date of November 2016 and poured into a d’Achouffe tulip glass.

Appearance: It poured a cloudy pale blonde colour with a big three finger white head that had great retention and left nice lacing.

Aroma: Belgian yeast and banana along with pear, apple and a hint of pine.

Taste: Pine, bitterness and lightly spicy followed by light banana and honey sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Dry, crisp, medium bodied with moderate tingly carbonation.

Overall: A nice solid brew that hides the alcohol well.

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Photo of MoreIPAs
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mtn
3.99/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GregSemenza
3.71/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdTheEdge
4.66/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrewskiBrandon
2/5  rDev -52.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of PugsandBeer
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HipCzech
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Serving: 33 cL bottle (best before "10 2017") poured into a Spiegelau beer tulip.

Appearance: Hazy orange gold with a tall, rocky, frothy white head; patchy lace and with a cap of persistent froth.

Smell: Flowery and dough like; lemon zest and oil, fruity esters and spicy yeast.

Taste: Initial bitter and citric attack cedes to clean biscuit malt body, and rounder lemon, orange and herb notes. Faint tropical fruit and emerging spice as it warms.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy, medium body and crisp carbonation. Alcoholic burn sneaks in towards the end.

Overall: Full, complex and delicious like the original Chouffe with well integrated heaps of hops.

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Photo of batt6343
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cts309
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of vrbulldog22
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WhiskeyMax
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lobina
4.01/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of LocusSolus
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cd_beer_disapear
4.52/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel from Brasserie d'Achouffe
4.2 out of 5 based on 2,709 ratings.
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