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


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RATINGS: 2471   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 59   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Bottle: Unfiltered
Ingredients: Water, barley malt, hops, yeast, invert sugar syrup
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
satan165 (1021) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2008 whether a beer is delicious or not is irrelevant when you attempt to measure how successful a beverage is in delivering what it advertises. this beer gets a 100% in both categories. aroma is super yeasty like a saison with a just a touch of that belgian spice. this is so dry and lacks the fruit i typically associate with an abbey brew, its much more saison like. dry as a bone but clobbers you with hops like an imperial IPA. the hop bitterness tempers the other qualities in a way ive never experienced before and which probably rarely exists elsewhere. when i read the description on the back of the bottle i was blown away, from another brewery besides achouffe i wouldnt have believed it. clearly i had good reason to this time because they have made good on their promises! the sensation of hops i associate with american craft brews along side belgian yeast is amazing! this is one of the best executed beers ive had in a long time.

Emelie (290) - Örebro, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2018
Doft: honung, malt, saison typ, lite citrus syrlig. Smak: honung, lite malt, ganska lätt en del beska, helt ok men sticker inte åt något håll direkt.

defabant (101) - ITALY - APR 17, 2018
Un'IPA molto corposa dall'aroma vagamente floreale con note fruttate appena accentuate. Gusto ricco con i luppoli e i malti a farla da padrona, molto ben bilanciata. Estremamente beverina, nonostante la gradazione alcolica importante che poco si percepisce durante la bevuta. Ottima

davidf93 (221) - Stellenbosch, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 14, 2018
Floral notes...more Belgian yeast aromas instead of hoppy aromas; slight clove/coriander notes. Large frothy head with streaming bubbles and pale colour. Very digestible, more like a tripel/blond with some spicyness...either way very tasty brew.

maciejgmaciej (221) - POLAND - APR 14, 2018
Znacznie bardziej Belgia, niż IPA. Jest to typowy tripel, dość mocno alkoholowy, w smaku owocowy przypominający morele i jabłka, rozgrzewający, drożdżowy. Nie wyczułem zbyt dużej goryczki. Całkiem dobre belgijskie mocne piwo, niekoniecznie IPA Belgijskie.

tape7 (4) - FINLAND - APR 13, 2018 does not count
How: bottle Colour: pale straw, hazy. Huge white foam. Aroma is citrus fruits, mostly grapefruit(cascade?), Taste is thin/medium bodied, strong carbonation, massive tones of citrus fruits, some belgian yeast character, rather short aftertaste, quite dry, Classic.

MeadTeam9 (114) - - APR 9, 2018
UPDATED: APR 9, 2018 Robe blonde, mousse blanche abondante. Alliance splendide d'une Triple et d'une IPA. Amertume maîtrisée, une pointe d'agrumes, des notes plutôt florale et une longueur assurée par un alcool discret mais bien là attention ! Une merveille de bière.

blariacum (287) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2018
Fles. Geen sterk aroma. De smaak is aanvankelijk van een 'gewoon' goede tripel; de IPA-kracht komt daarna pas op. Het geeft ook een dubbele, veranderende nasmaak. Best bijzonder. Past goed in de Chouffe traditie.

seppebraeckman1 (5) - - MAR 29, 2018 does not count
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2018 Fijn bier voor fijne fijnproevers, sterk karakter. Maar na 16 stuks kreeg ik wat buikpijn haha

maximalist (119) - Milano, ITALY - MAR 28, 2018
Golden beer with white head, unique taste, a blend between IPA and Belgian Ale something completely different

julesxxl (848) - FRANCE - MAR 22, 2018
(nez levure, verveine citronnée, corps onctueux, malté, sucré (back-final ~amer-épicé), physalis, mariage ok)

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