Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel

Wow, trying saying that five times fast...

And at a stiff 9%abv, it might be tougher than you think. At first pour, I was surprised by the large head the Dobbelen IPA Tripel produced. After waiting the required 2-3 minutes for it to dissipate, I took my first sip. The golden yellow beer went down quite smooth, but I was mildly surprised by its lack of taste. Don't get me wrong, it was good, but nothing really jumped out at me. To me, it was a softer version of a normal IPA, basically just another Belgium beer. Nothing particularly horrible about it, but nothing particularly amazing about it either.

I'd definitely buy it again, but it's not something that I'd search out. I'm going to give it a 3, because everything about this beer is just ever so slightly above average.

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