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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: 2478   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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3.9
bleeng (1682) - Seattle still not near Beersel., Washington, USA - APR 13, 2009
Draft at the Flying Saucer Houston. Cloudy gold, chunky white head. Nose is slightly hoppy and very spicy. Taste is mild hops, understated, spicy, a bit funky, alcohol is well hidden. Definitely Belgian. Light body, very dry, and very drinkable. Deceptive. Body thins out when is warms. A ghost of a beer (sorry Dany). Well done.

3.7
mjs (7259) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 13, 2009
(Draught at Bishops Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm, on 2009-04-11) Golden and hazy. Medium sized and long lasting white head. Hops and fruitiness in aroma. Full bodied and dry palate with medium carbonation. Malts, hops, ruitiness, grass, bitterness, pine, yeast and tiny bit of sourness in taste. Bitter and fruity aftertaste.

4.5
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - APR 13, 2009
Have had this one lying around for a few years, waiting for the right occasion to break it open. Easter lunch seemed like a good opotunity. Its was EXACTLY what i expected it to be, nothing more nothing less. Hazy yellow with a wonderfull, spooneatable, dense white head. Aroma was the expected mix between yeasty fruity esters suck as apricot and pear mixed with citrus/lemongrass hops. Perfect amount of alchohol that just goes oh so well with the beforementioned flavors. Both bitter and sweet, and a nice sugery sweetness on top of that. Really unique style. Why, I dont know...

3.9
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 10, 2009
On tap at Papago. Pours hazy peach with a thin white head. The nose is spicy yeast, malt and floral hops. The taste is floral hops, yeast, faint bubblegum and sweet citrus with some alcohol in the finish. Medium semi-creamy mouth feel. Decent stuff.

4.3
MitchWayne (263) - Kokkola, FINLAND - APR 10, 2009
A tripel on steroid, great malt character and hugely hoppy for the style. Nice balance between sweetness and bitterness. Unusual stuff, first the bitterness was almost too much for the beer but I ended up loving it.

4.2
jmm635 (1009) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2009
Hazy pale yellow pour with a large rocky, yet creamy, everlasting white head. Typical tripel aromas - citrus, yeast, and alcohol. If you dig around you’ll get a nice hoppyness underneath. More hop flavor than the nose suggests, and I found the orange flavor to be stronger as well. Quite a dry finish. Excellent blend of an IPA and a tripel. Why don’t more brewers make a similar style?

4
wacho (52) - Izegem, BELGIUM - APR 9, 2009
Zeer hoppig aroma, rotsschuim. Een lichte ijzersmaak die door de hop wordt overheerst. Zowel in het mondgevoel als in de nasmaak is het hop, hop, hop

3.6
BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 8, 2009
Pours with a voluminous, gigantic, creamy white head that leaves good lace as it slowly recedes over a hazed golden body. Aroma of sweet Belgian yeastiness, candi sugar, apricot, pear, marshmallow and some citrus hops. Taste is sweet with apricot, pear and hops, alcohol and peach eau de vie. Noticeable fusel alcohols in the taste. Light bubbles and a thin, alcoholic mouthfeel. This beer is all over the place, doesn’t meld very well.

3.3
angrypirate06 (1388) - Texas, USA - APR 8, 2009
Bottle. Large rocky head, with a hazy gold body. The aroma was yeast, clove and hops. The taste was a bit of floral hops, yeast, butter, but this bottle was pretty skunked.

4.1
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - APR 7, 2009
750 ml bottle. Pours a light golden color with a slight haze. A huge, meringue like head formed as soon as I started pouring. Yeast, grass, and some lemon in the nose. Low carbonation with a light mouthfeel. Lemon, lime, a bit of yeast, and a little malt sweetness on the palate. Medium-light body. A lingering bitterness in the finish. A little grainy sweetness lingers too. This one was a lot of fun to drink and would be perfect for a hot summer day.


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