Brewed by Brasserie d’Achouffe (Moortgat)
Style: Abbey Tripel
Achouffe, Belgium


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RATINGS: 1929   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 59   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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A unique marriage between the English tradition of IPAs, the new American revolution of Imperial IPAs and the classic Belgian way of brewing. Houblon Chouffe, although very much hopped as it is, showcases the unique balance between a very strong IPA and a very special Belgian Tripel exclusively created for this ale (Big malty body, distinct dryness, expressive estery fruitiness). - IBU: 59, Original Gravity: 1092

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
azzie (59) - - MAR 27, 2014
Full body, lively carbonation, minimal head. Liquid is pale and cloudy. Taste is very bitter. Heavy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
terefere (147) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle 33cl. Pours golden, cloudy, frothy head, nice lacing. Somewhat weak aroma of grass, yeast, citrus. Taste is citrusy bitter, pine, malt, honey, yeast, some spices. Full body, high carbonation, oily texture, long bitter finish. Tripel & IPA in an excellent marriage.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
ottjes (6) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 24, 2014 does not count
UPDATED: APR 10, 2014 I did not like it that much. I usually don?t like IPA beers, so no surprise there. It leaves a sour taste inmy mouth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sturmthis (232) - USA - MAR 18, 2014
33cl bottle. Golden color with white head. Grapefruit aroma. Bitter and fruity taste. Light carbonation. Pretty good. Can taste the alcohol at the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HammerTroll (205) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 17, 2014
Yellow colored with minimal head. Fruity nose with some herbs. Strong bitter kick which turns into sweetness. Long sweet finish. Average carbonation and full body. Alcohol hidden well. Very good. (Vrutak 0,33l bottle)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
veceo (239) - CROATIA - MAR 17, 2014
UPDATED: APR 14, 2014 Hazy golden color, thin white head. Soft to average carbonation, medium body. Aroma is hops, grass, citrus, herbs. Alcohol is very well hidden. Medium bitter, light sweet taste. It’s good, but I kinda expected more from this interesting IPA/Tripel combination.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arkurzynski (1406) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Hazy amber pour. Nose of skunked grassy/citrus hops, lemon peel, Belgian candy, and light yeast esters/spice. Flavor is dry pine/citrus hopping with light Begian candy, and yeast. Long, dry, grassy finish. Creamy, full carbonation. Light plastic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blazin_buddy (4) - - MAR 15, 2014 does not count
Slight orange citrus aroma. Not overwhelming hop presence. Nice clear yellow color and strong white foam. Very crisp and clean on the palate. Some nice yeast estery fruit flavors. Overall very nice drinkable Belgian IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SimonBeer (68) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2014
(Drinking date: 14 March 2014) Lovely fruity, bit sweet, hoppy aroma. Especially lemon in the aroma. Clear/bit hazy golden colour with a layer of frothy foam. (When I poured out the last bit, the beer was hazy.) Delicious taste. Malty, bitter, and a bit sweet and a bit sour. Fruity bitterness in the taste, and also a bit of bubblegum in the taste. Mouthfeel is perfect. Lively carbonation, full malty body, a bit dry, and it leaves a warm/burning feeling in the mouth from the alcohol. This is a wonderfull beer. It is a delicious combination of an (imperial) IPA and a Belgian triple beer. I am really enjoying it. That?s why I give it the total score of 4.2!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Geiserich (3111) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle: Pale golden color. Aroma is malty, sweetish-sourly, yeast, flowerly, hops. Flavor is malty, sweet, caramelic, fruity, citrus. Bit flat.

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