In this blog, we are going to take a look at another brew from the Chouffe Brewery. The beer is called Houblon Chouffe Tripel India Pale Ale. If you read my earlier blog on their La Chouffe then you know a little bit about this brewery from Belgium, let us get into the beer.
This beer is a bright golden with a slight cloudly along with a nice constant white head to it. A heavy citrus smell is kicking along with some species too. As far as the taste of this awesome Belgium, the beer drinker will taste a very sweet carbonation citrus upper cut in your face along with a nice hop finish that lingers afterwards for a bit after the beer drinking experience. It is very drinkable for being a highend Tripel IPA.
Here is a descripation from the bottle:
On its journey across the globe the little Chouffe wander through beautiful hopfields. The overwhelming aroma of these little hop flowers such as Tomahawk, Amarillo and Saaz mesmerized him.
Back at home in the Ardennes, he crafted a new recipe combining this heady array of hops with the depth and body of his favorite style “Tripel”. Thus, our little Chouffe’s new inspiration Houblon Chouffe Dobbelen IPA Tripel was born.
Here is a descripation from their website (www.achouffe.be):
The HOUBLON CHOUFFE was brewed for the first time in 2006. It is an ‘Indian Pale ale’ type of beer, with a harmonious balance between a marked bitterness (three types of hops are used to make it) and a pleasant fruitiness. The HOUBLON CHOUFFE is unfiltered, and re-fermented in the bottle as well as in the keg.
330 ml bottle
20 litre keg
Original extract :
Serving temperature :
4 to 10°C (bottle)
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
In closing, this is my favorite beer from this brewery. I love how you get the nice hoppy taste but still get the funky Belgian taste. I know I have yelled at craft breweries for saying their beers are Belgian Style IPAs. I do feel the same way towards this brewery, however, they put the word “Tripel” and they put more depth on the hops to make it a little different then the old classic beer style. The craft beers that said Belgian India Pale Ale are really Tripels that I have had in the market. Please chellenge me on this beer style, I really want to back off this issue. Asides that, I really love this beer for many reasons. It is well balance, drinkable, and a nice spicy kick to the beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser