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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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335 Ratings
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Ratings: 335
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.68%
Wants: 16
Gots: 73 | 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:
Beer added by: nmann08 on 02-17-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of ambruns1979
3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of interzen
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into a Troubadour tulip glass - best before July 2016, so well within its shelf life.

Look: Pale, slightly hazy golden yellow with a big, fluffy white head. Careful pouring was needed because of the lively carbonation. Good head retention and decent lacing round the edge of the glass.

Smell: Not quite what I expected - I was anticipating something along the lines of a typical IPA but was surprised to find that this definitely leaned more towards the herbal/floral end of the spectrum. There are hints of citrus, but the resinous, piney smell you'd expect just doesn't seem to be there.

Taste: Again, surprisingly sweet, herbal and floral with just a hint of alcohol. This is a sipping beer, for sure - some of the flavours are very subtle indeed, although typically Belgian, with hints of citrus, coriander and yeast. There's a surprising amount going on but a lot of it would be easy to miss.

Feel: Lively carbonation aside, the sweetness makes it feel slightly cloying - the slightly alcohol kick in the finish doesn't really help matters. All in all, this is heavy going.

Overall: I'll freely admit that this was bought in order to meet a minimum order criterion. Duvel is one of my favoured beers and I thought this might be something a little different. That it most certainly is, but not quite in the way I was expecting. Hopheads will be disappointed - the hop character here is pretty well masked by more herbal, medicinal notes and alcohol. Not that it's necessarily a bad thing, but certainly not what I anticipated.

Photo of greg4579
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FLima
3.64/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Golden color with a thick head with decent retention that keeps a constant presence and leaving good laces.
Aroma with a tangerine-lemony tartness and hints of mint, honey, pine and grass. Most of the dry-hop seem not to have survived.
Flavor with notes of lemon, lots of herbal and floral hops, spices, Cointreau liquor, green apples, candi sugar, Belgian yeast, blueberry, melon and pears. Dry aftertaste with an herbal bitterness and a mild tart feeling.
Medium body with decent carbonation. Alcohol of 9.5% abv is felt but partially muffled by its sweetness, making it definitely a sipper.
This edition one turned out to be very herbaceous and floral. I found the other Tripel Hop versions better than this one, especially the 2012 selection. This one was a bit cloying and very much like a Belgian DIPA that hops didn’t match perfectly with the overall beer. But it is still an interesting beer that you can harvest several flavors.

Photo of pjbfromkc
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of twax
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nose zest, Mosaic hops, fruity esters, spices, corriander, floral. Taste spice, sweet fruity hops, grass, malt, citrus, slight ABV.

Photo of poskok
4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DrDemento456
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wanted to try this for a while finding it at a fair $3.99 a bottle I pour it into my mug.

A - For the ABV this is the lightest shade of yellow I have seen in a while it almost looks like light beer with a 1/2 inch of head that takes a while to dissipate. Slight hazy no yeast chunks (it may be over a year old)
S - Very hoppy and vibrant still with a good fruity Triple base with sugary yeasts and some bubble gum like sweetness.
T - Has a very sharp herbal tone but more or less taste like a fruity Belgium Triple. Repeated sips are more balanced hop profile bitter like a regular IPA but still balanced and sweet.
M - Body is excellent for the ABV drinks with no ethanol burn.

Overall it's as advertised a dry hopped Triple ale which still hold up the hop profile with a year since it's released. Recommended!

Photo of AxlSkull
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of zknight
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dynobolt
4.9/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smooth creamy taste, hops are not too overwhelming, aftertaste is wonderful. Love it!

Photo of Dodo2step
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

P- Thanks to ray for this brew

A- highly carbonated clear golden yellow color. 2 finger carbonated mountainous peaked head. frothy and foamy.

S- strong yeast and herbal hops dominate the nose. alcohol lingers on the backend.

F- wow the herbal hops are strong but it is perfect. I also get hints of banana in the mouth as well. I also detect some lemon and pear as well. very good.

M- heavy bodied IPA that is strong on the alcohol. foamy and frothy at times because head is still on beer.

O- a good Belgian IPA...one of the best ive had.

Photo of Fantalek
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of thomto01
4.82/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Outstanding IPA.. if you ever get the chance, try it.. don't think, just try it..

Photo of Cadbury
4.52/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bmac093
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of olradetbalder
3.45/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rwill2001
4.66/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of MellowDia
4.8/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of snowmageddon
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NateF90
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZEB89
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeThumel
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dannydetox
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

great looking brew from Duvel. pours a hazy yellow with a massive, persistent head, leaving plenty of lacing on the sides of the goblet. nose begins with belgian yeast, some mandarin orange and old world herbal hops. i get some alcohol sweetness across the palate, but the beer ends with significant bitterness from the hops. lengthy finish with a full, creamy mouthfeel. drinks like a bitter, belgian golden more than an ipa in my opinion.

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Duvel Tripel Hop 2014 (Mosaic) from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
92 out of 100 based on 335 ratings.