La Chouffe Houblon Dobbelen IPA Tripel
74 / 100
The title suggests there's a lot going on in this beer. Is it a Belgian Tripel? Is it a triple IPA? Is it both? Is it neither? What the fuck are you doing to me La Chouffe?
Anyhow this is an IPA, brewed with 3 different hops. Don't think California IPA, this is definitely a Belgian and the hop character is quite different. Different hops, more yeast - yeah we're in
There are familiar Belgian pale ale flavor attributes as well: spicy foreground with citrus tones. Of the hops, the Saaz come through most most - the noble pilsner-esque spice.
It's hard drinking this not thinking you're drinking an experiment, which is strange as it so very subtle. A good tasting beer, but generally in the $10 range for a 750 mL - likely one I won't revisit often.