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97
style
Brewed by Brasserie d’Achouffe (Duvel-Moortgat)
Style: Imperial IPA
Achouffe, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2416   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 59   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

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4.4
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - JUL 17, 2009
Draught at Delirium Café, Brussels. Clear golden coloured with a massive and lasting egg white head. Nice lacings. Very fizzy/bubbly brew. Floral aroma with notes of citrus fruits, honey, yeast, grass, herbs and sweet pale malt. Bitter and floral flavour with notes of grapefruit, pale malt, yeast and lots of hops. You really can’t taste the 9 % of alcohol. Really well made. Sadly you can’t get this one in Denmark..

3.7
texasbartender (160) - Sugarland, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2009
Bottle. Beer pours a chucky hazy golden yellow. With a thick white head. The nose is sweet hoppyness and musty yeast. The flavor is a mix of malt and hops with the hops being most note able at the start and finish of the taste and the malt coming out in the middle. The finish is dry but there is a secondary finish that is totally Belgium.

4.1
mwelsh13 (499) - Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2009
33cL bottle pours a hazy straw yellow with a small head. Grassy and herbal aromas with a bit of tartness and yeast. Nicely bittered with a sweet tripel body. Bit of sugar and candy in the body. Very nice beer. Goes down too easily for a 9% beer.

3.5
drjay44 (3736) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2009
UPDATED: APR 16, 2011 750 ml. bottle, shared with Gabe. Pours an incredibly large head of long duration, over a cloudy pale yellow (SRM 5) body.....nose is peach. honey, light floral hop......taste is early sharp phenols, later balancing with sweet malts and later bitter hop finish.....mouth feel is medium, carbonation low. This really did not work for me, and I really like Tripels.

4.2
halfonit (1368) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 11, 2009
Good stuff. Had this on tap at Rose Alley Pub in New Bedford, MA. Has a thick and hazy golden color. Smells of hops with a little bit of citrus undertones. Tastes pretty much the same. Has a bite in the end that is very enjoyable. An excellent brew.

4.3
pintbypint (3670) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 9, 2009
750ml green bottle. Capped. Lemony yellow colour, massive sized, super frothy white head, probably the most intense, most dense head I’ve encountered, certainly ranks up there with the marvelous foam that Orval has to offer. Needless to say this beer has great lacing, sticky foam. Mild haze. Aroma is fruity, lemony. Fairly hoppy, though some sweet malt/fruitiness shows below the lemon and grapefruit hops. Medium bitterness, citrus/grassy aftertaste. Crisp and tight carbonation, medium body. Does not drink it’s strength. Hard to think of this as solely a tripel, but an awesome hybrid. I pretty much liked everything about this beer, it’s only "weakness" was in its aroma, which was still great to style, will be revisiting this often as long as it’s stocked in this province.

3.6
goozen (4081) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 8, 2009
Bottle 0,75ltr: Hazy gold with a big foamy head, and taste great with the American hops thats give its great bitternesh.

4.1
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - JUL 2, 2009
750ml Bottle (almost empty now), thanks to Edo (Bierkoning). What a unique and fantastic brew. A perfect miz of TRiple and IPA. Easily the most bitter belgian I ever tried. Golden beer with a huge foamy head.Malty and spicy aroma with a nice grassy tone. Sweet malty taste with lots of hops. I loved it.

3.8
OliverG (276) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 2, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2011 Bouteille de 750ml nouvellement arrivée à la SAQ. Blonde dorée, asser pétillante et très mousseuse. La mousse, abondante, colle bien au verre et offre des saveurs agréable d’houblon frais. En bouche, on dirait une bonne tripel fraiche et forte en alcool. En finale, le houblon se fait de plus en plus présent et la IPA fait surface. Très bon mélange entre une tripel et une IPA.

3.8
MaltOMeal (1094) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2009
bottle. Pours a clear, pale yellow with a great white head. Nose is of lemon, yeast and some spice. taste is very lemon with some spices. Mouthfeel is resinous and bitter with lots of carbonation. Strange combination of a Belgian and an IPA. Decent though.


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