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Duvel Tripel Hop 2014 (Mosaic) - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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Duvel Tripel Hop 2014 (Mosaic)Duvel Tripel Hop 2014 (Mosaic)

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92
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301 Ratings
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Ratings: 301
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 9
Gots: 62 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: nmann08 on 02-17-2014)
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A: The beer is slightly hazy yellow in color. It poured with a short bright white head that died down but consistently left lots of wispy lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge.
S: Moderately strong aromas of mangos are present in the nose
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of mangos along with hints of citrus. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tastes nowhere like being a 9.5% beer and hides its alcohol extremely well.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330 ml bottle poured into a tulip. Huge frothy sudsy white head (or a terrible pour on my end) that threatens to overwhelm the pale straw yellow liquid underneath. Does break down to yield concentric circles of lacing down the glass although a few meringue-like peaks remain. Aroma is nothing short of phenomenal, light spicy phenols underneath heavy duty pear, blueberry, guava, kiwi, nectarine, and grapefruit. Palate captures these fruit elements very well, with the citrus (grapefruit, lemon, lime), nectarine, pear, and blueberry leading the way. Gentle honeyed breakfast cereal serves as the base. Belgian elements (coriander, cumin, bubble gum) emerge over time but never overtake the hops. Rather hot and intense, moderate body although this is hard to gauge, fairly fizzy and all around bold of character. Now THIS is how a big brewery should do a Belgian IPA ... Wonderful juxtaposition of styles, refreshing and redolent with hop character, although the Belgian pedigree is clear.

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Straw colored with ridiculously gigantic head. Tropical fruit, pear, citrus, blueberry hop flavors take the lead in the nose. Big fruity hoppiness in the taste. Moderately dry finish.

An classic Belgian Pale Ale showcasing a fantastic new American hop. Hugely complex and quaffable for the high strength. A must try.

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Poured into a Piraat tulip (wah-waaaah): Light yellow, almost greenish, hazy, with dat Duvel head - fluffy, white, buoyant. It's been a while since I had a Duvel, but this looks lighter than my memory. Plenty of fast, tight nucleation. It's cool seeing the head drop around the edges & this plateau of foam waft around on the meniscus of the beer. Good lacing, no doubt.

Smells of sharp lemon/lime, menthol, slightly chalky, Juicy Fruit, underripe nectarine. Definitely hoppy & estery. Getting the perfume/bathroom soap/bubble formula quality from the Mosaic like back in the day when I first encountered it.

Hits me with more of that nectarine & bubble gum, but sharper & way dryPer than expected. Alcohol moves in soon & hits hard, very boozy spice dryness. Get a little pineapple.

Mouthfeel is intense. Piercing effervescence & mad alcohol heat. For as dry as it is, there's a sweet finish & I don't just feel completely punished.

Wow. It's been a while since I was into trying Belgian IPAs regularly, but I feel like this is a new level. It's one of those rare beers that's challenging without being wrong - it's intentionally formidable, & feels completely deliberate. I've long since blown through having any resistance to heavily-hopped beers, but I feel like a virgin again with this one. I enjoyed this, but even moreso I respect it & the fact that it really made me think.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It has a nice hazy golden/yellow color to it. It has a nice white head that dies down moderately and leaves nice lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of lemon. floral and grassy hops, melon, grapefruit, some pine, Belgian yeast and some peppery spices. Smells delicious.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a some lemon, melon, grapefruit, floral/grassy hops, light pine resins, Belgian yeast and peppery spices.

Mouthfeel: It has a med-high carbonation with a very nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by great flavors and aromas. Another great beer from Duvel. I'll definitely be buying more.

Serving type: bottle

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Duvel Tripel Hop 2014 (Mosaic) from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
92 out of 100 based on 301 ratings.