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Duvel Tripel Hop - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

268 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 268
Hads: 580
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.75%
Wants: 97
Gots: 100 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ggaughan on 12-17-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 268 | Hads: 580
Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From tasting notes. Have had on tap and in a Duvel glass poured from a 750 ml bottle.
A: Brilliant straw gold, thick fluffy 3” snow white foam cap that grips the side of the glass producing gothic window lace on the way down.
S: Herbal, floral, citrus
T: A fruity start with peach, pear and citrus wrapped in light malt flavors culminating in a bitter hop accent on the finish.
M: Clean and smooth, medium to medium light body, above average carbonation.
O: Belgium meets California in this interesting take on a Belgian IPA. (533 characters)

Photo of 57md
3.96/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a straw color. The nose is nicely hoppy. This offering is light bodied but still possesses a decent malt backbone. The finish is pleasantly dry and hoppy. (160 characters)

Photo of Ozzylizard
4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

$ 5.99/330 mL bottle at Vintage estates, Boardman, OH
BB 07 2016 bottle at 40 degrees into snifter
Aroma slightly citrus
Heal large (6 cm), white, frothy, slowly diminishing to 2 mm ring and 1 cm island
Lacing poor – few small islands of tiny bubbles
Body light yellow, chill haze, continuous bubbles
Flavor of hops, lightly, with some yeast phenolics. No malt, no alcohol, no diacetyl. The alcohol sneaks up after you’ve swallowed.
Palate light, watery, lively carbonation.

Appearance 4, Aroma 4.25, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4.5, Overall 4.3125 (547 characters)

Photo of DaveBar
3.65/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at the LCBO as a 4pk for $12.00. 330ml bottles. Served at 4deg C in a tulip glass

A- Opens well and pours a ton of white head that lasts. Unfiltered and very light

S- Pretty good. Lots of hops and malt

T- Whoa this one is a contradiction all the way. Can't help but get hit but the hops then bowled over by the malt. It's a heavy duty one two punch. Citrus abounds.

M- Dry as expected. Carbonated pretty hard

O- Pretty good but will not buy again. The piney hit of the citra hops just doesn't do it for me. Would really like to see these guys do a full DIPA.

Food Pairing

This weird little beer went well with... Spicey stir fry

Enjoy (653 characters)

Photo of sagefool
4.39/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Wow.

A strange and delicious offering from Duvel.

Yes, it has the upfront notes of a traditional Belgian Pale.

Now, layer complex hops and meringue-like foam. What a beer. Not at all what I expected, but super delicious, none-the-less.

If cheaper, a regular.

At current price, a semi-luxury.

Worth the price, at any rate, (327 characters)

Photo of endovelico
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Clear yellow with enormous head. High effervescence. No floaties.

S: The most intense, most distilled pine, resin, evergreen character i have ever gotten from a brew. Kind of overwhelms everything else, but being so organic and complex it hardly feels lacking.

T: Follows up on the nose with rich, beautiful and extremely evocative pine forest aromatics.

M: Medium low bitterness. Full bodied. Medium high carbonation. Finishes sweetish with a clove like aftertaste.

Overall: Such a treat of a beer. Unique profile and interpretation of the style. (554 characters)

Photo of JayQue
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a stubby 11.2 oz bottle into my Chimay goblet. Features a big delicately bubbly white head that actually looks like thick froth because of the carbonation and excellent head retention. Has some frothy streaks of lacing on the glass. A good looking beer.

VEry good aroma as well, Kind of like a Belgian Strong Pale Ale with hops added. Starts of fwith some pale fruit...apples and pears, then the Mosaic hops kick in and the bitterness and tangerine/citrus aromas take over.

Taste is more of the same, starts out like a Belgian Strong Pale Ale with the yeast and light fruit, then the Mosaic hos.citrus flavor kick s in. The overall flavors appear light on the tongue with little to no alcohol bite.

Mouthfeel is light and smooth. No noticeable alcohol presents, Nice level of carbonation.

This is an outstanding brew. The addition of heavy duty hops in no way diminishes the "Belgian" characteristics of the beer. Very nicely done/ (947 characters)

Photo of utfiero
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Color- clear light gold. Huge head with annoying meringue thickness.

Aroma- sharp hoppiness with evergreen notes.

Taste- Starts mild with Belgian spiced grape notes then turns dry and hoppy with a lingering clean hoppy finish. This is a Belgian for hop heads!

Poured from a corked 750 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted Jan. 2013. (397 characters)

Photo of stewart124
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours pale gold with visible white head.

Straw, white pepper, peach and mango in the nose.

Crisp right off the bat. Very sharp bite from the noble hops. Alcohol comes through with a slight warming note. Delicious and an easy sipper. Saaz and styrian golding with a dose of mosaic dry hop. Simply amazing. More white pepper on the palate. Doesn't drink like 9.5%. Light bread throughout but simply delicious. (410 characters)

Photo of smanders
3.58/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into the classic Duvel glass for review.

Appearance - a turbid yellow pour with cotton candy-like head.

Smell - ripe fruit, spice, a little pepper.

Taste - sweet honey followed by a touch of hoppy spice. The high(er) ABV% leaves you with a dry palate almost begging for another sip.

Mouthfeel - thin.

Drinkability - I wouldn't go out of my way for this one. It's Duvel, you're familiar with the brand/style, but "tripel hop" loses something in translation. I would have passed this up if I hadn't had a $2 off coupon. (529 characters)

Photo of jzeilinger
3.99/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled November 2013.

A - Pours a bright gold color with a billowing, rocky, three fingered head and generous carbonation.

S - Nose is full of earthy spice, honey, bready yeast, some citrus, and pungent must.

T - Honey malt and boozy alcohol hits quite hard up front, after the initial palate attack the honey stays along with some spicy earthiness, pepper, and fruity/white grape character settles in midway through. Ends with a lingering earthy bitter bite and bone dry finish.

M - Gentle carbonation is borderline velvety, spit sucking bone dry finish, and a little bit of cotton-like feeling in the mouth, light medium body.

O - A good beer, a little thin in the body, and is it a hopped up Belgian Tripel as opposed to a Belgian IPA? Either way, it's an elegant beer and worth trying and IMO, it's more of a hopped up Tripel. Different. But it works if you enjoy both Belgian beers and lots of hops. (911 characters)

Photo of Ego
4.69/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

eyes...
frothy foam monster, 4 fingers of crystal white head, medium sizzle, very cloudy pale straw color, pretty sticky up the glass, the head really takes some time to calm down, a good amount of carbonation is running up through the glass, on point for the style (as you would expect from duvel)

nose...
nice doughy sweet bready aroma with hops on the back end, some banana notes, the hops feel like the more musty/dirty/earthy type which is a nice background for the sweeter honey notes to play off of, nice balance here considering the aroma is quite strong

taste etc...
medium feel carried by the carbonation which adds just a prickly wrinkle right before the bitters in the aftertaste, first blast is minor bittering that melds into banana flavors and bready tones that then melts away into mild bitterness in the corners of your mouth, this is very easy to drink and there is just a hint of warming in the stomach from the ABV, the hops really give this beer amazing depth and character

verdict?
fantastic, for someone who is put off by uber sugary tripels this really hits the mark, there is some sugar there but man the hops balance this out superbly, I expected this to be good as Duvel has been great forever but this far exceeded my expectations (1,261 characters)

Photo of mattcrill
4.68/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Aroma: Melon like esters up front. Pear and stone fruit abound as it warms. Aroma profile is very similar to "regular" Duvel. Which is world class.

Appearance: Hazy golden pour with effervescence bouncing around my Duvel tulip. Typical rocky, ice cream float-looking bone white head that retains for days. Lovely lacing all over the glass.

Flavor: Melon and grape must-like flavors up front. Has a hint of champagne grape flavor with more cantaloupe as it warms. Balance is firmly to the bitter. Hop flavor is more grassy and honey-like. Finish is bone dry. Aftertaste is lingering and leaves the melon character on the back of the palate.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, highly carbonated. Spritzy with a champagne-like character. No heat, creaminess, or astringency noted.

Overall impression: Wow. I love Duvel and this "hopped up" version is world class. I love the champagne quality and classic flavor that this beer delivers. Excellent. (942 characters)

Photo of tmm313
4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Semi-hazy straw color. Poured a super thick, foamy 2 finger head. Awesome sticky lacing.
S- Apple, pear, lemon, pepper, booze, a touch of pine and spicy hops. There's some banana in there, too.
T- Apple, pear, Belgian yeast, earthy-spicy hops, lemon, banana, and a touch of booze. Grapefruit shows up just before the finish. Aftertaste is a mix of peppery, spicy, and citrus sweetness.
M- Medium body with super crisp effervescent carbonation. Kind of drying with a lingering bitterness.
O- This was pretty good. I liked it much better than regular Duvel. There was a lot going on, and each flavor seemed pretty balanced with the others. Overall, a nicely comlex and flavorful beer. (689 characters)

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Tripel Hop pours a golden color with a small head. The aroma has a dry grape like flavor, much like a champagne; very bold. The taste is very dry noticeable hop, but a dry white grape flavor, again like a champagne. Very drinkable, very nice feel, and nice dry flavors. Overall its a very nice and fine drinking beer. (317 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A murky and somewhat cloudy body, that is deep yellow and slightly green with a nice middle column of rising carbonation in the center. Fluffy white is produced with some agitation, about two fingers tall with a creamy top and thick sheen.

Interesting hop nose on this, slightly medicinal but moves to floral and thick perfumed soap. Slightly powdery sensations and dry, with a bit of leafy mint sticking out a bit.

Large champagne like crisp body, with a good controlled and large bitterness to match. Nice hop forward action matched to the nose, with mild perfume and soap downplayed. Some nice aromatic finish and light sweetness, with the bitterness dominating just a little. There is not much aftertaste on this though with much of the flavor in the front palate. Slightly fleeting as well and some of that grassy hay like character also.

Real nice take but I prefer the Sorachi Ace versions. (945 characters)

Photo of RickS95
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy, lemony yellow pour. Lots of stuff in it. Head is bright white, maybe a finger thick. Most of the head dissipates quickly, what's left is around the edge and it never fully goes away. The thinnest of lacing.

Floral, lemony scent. There's enough malt to keep the hoppy scents balanced.

The Amarillo hops really dominate the flavor. The Saaz and Styrian Golding hops give it that expected Duvel flavor, but the Amarillo really provide that flowery, lemony, spicy flavor. It's equal parts lemon and pepper spice. Pale malts provide just enough oomph for balance.

Sweet citrus, spicy pepper, earthy bitterness. That's what you get with this beer. Also, it's got a sharp crispness, like champagne yeast was used. Provides for a crisp, dry finish and lasting bitterness well into the swallow.

It's a good beer, but not as good as Duvel or even the Maredsous beers. Not to imply this isn't good, it really is. It's easy to drink, the alcohol is hidden extremely well, and would be even better in the warmer months. This is even better as it warms. (1,050 characters)

Photo of ferrari29
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beer poured from bottle into a Tulip shaped glass

A - Beer pours with a very fluffy white colored head; generated 2+ finger size foam; holds very well; lacing is very good; beer is well carbonated; color is nice and golden

S - Beer smells great; fruity scents of apple and citrus; light hoppy nose; touch of spice in the middle; floral hints of rose and potpourri; herbal tea leaves

T - Sweet and floral taste; sip starts with a similar taste to sparkling wine and finishes with a light malt flavor; white grapes; dry; does taste a little boozy

M - Foamy feel and very effervescent; has a dry hop taste that lingers for a while

D - Fantastic drink; very easy to drink; great sweet taste and nice dry flavor; definitely recommend (734 characters)

Photo of Altrurian
3.51/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours limpid, bright, and honey-hued into the Weyerbacher tulip. Nose is obscured at first by a rich, bright-white head, but an understated, lemony aroma eventually emerges. The abundant head retreats to a long-lasting island of foam, leaving substantial lace on the glass. The beer's taste is strong but indistinct--some citrus, an unnameable but satisfyingly bitter lingering note--more refined, perhaps, than Duvel's standard product, but not quite as engaging. Achouffe's Houblon Dobbelen also surpasses this one, but I'm glad I got to give it a try. (554 characters)

Photo of ADZA
3.92/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

It's international beer day so why not try this its the 2012 version dry hopped with citra and pours a clear golden yellow hue almost tribe looking with a fluffy three finger mounting head and lacing scattered everywhere,the smell is citrus and loads of it along with pineapple and fruit salad,the mouthfeel is medium bodied with perfect moderate carbonation and has tastes of pineapple,fruit salad,Belgian bready esters and finished just like your normal duuvel bone dry and fruity and overall I'm glad u drunk it today as its not one for ageing but a good drop fresh and the citra gives the typical tasty duuvel a nice twist that definitely works now gotta track the 2013 version cheers. (689 characters)

Photo of pkalix
3.97/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

love Duvel, although it's getting a bit rich for me lately.... but here goes...
beautiful very light yellow color with some head residing on top.
"catty" describes the funky odor perfectly.... even 'horse blanket' works here too! not much hoppy aroma, just something weird.
taste is . . . . typical rich Duvel but with some additional hops. rich, funky taste.
overall, it's okay. beautiful looking beer. decent flavor, but nothing special. prefer regular Duvel, still.... (472 characters)

Photo of teromous
3.26/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Slightly hazy golden body with a long-standing fluffy white head that leaves nice lacing on the glass.

S: It has a catty scent to it, with a sort-of funky musky horse blanket overtone. I wasn't expecting that funky smell.

T: It has good flavor. There's a bit of earthy root flavor at first, then some grain flavor comes through just a bit in the middle. A hint of mint in there as well, and it has a slighly off-putting soapy taste to it. I wouldn't say it is the most pleasant Belgo-IPA to drink, but it's not apologetic in its flavor. It puts every flavor forward whether you are ready for it or not. I think this beer is interesting enough to drink but it's not a combinaton of flavors that I would crave.

M: The mouthfeel is very good, sitting nicely in the mouth. At 9.5% the alcohol is unnoticeable, and the bitterness is fairly low despite being an IPA which works in the faovr of this beer which highlights flavor over brute bitterness.

O: This was a nice beer to drink with good hop flavor and high drinkablility. Fans of high-hop beers will enjoy the flavor, and those who aren't fans of over-the-top bitterness will enjoy its mellow presence. I don't think that there is anything escpecially fantastic about the beer so it puts it near middle-ground. Personally there was a soap-like aftertaste that made the drinking experience a bit unpleasant. The beer is at odds with itself, with many positives and a few negatives, but in the end it was a so-so beer. (1,474 characters)

Photo of davey101
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2013 Sorachi Ace version, best before 09 2015. Stubby 330ml bottle into a tulip glass,

Pours an almost clear yellow body showing tons of rising carbonation. A huge pillow of bone white foam with huge bubbles and peaks forms and takes a while to calm down. Pretty insane retention and lacing here. Giving it a swirl just reinvigorates everything. The aroma is of cracker malts and spicy yeast. Can't recall ever having a beer which showcases Sorachi Ace, but I'm also getting some lime, grass, and some floral elements. Taste is of cracker malts with a great deal of sweetness. Belgian yeast esters and some faint banana mix it up with some hop bitterness and a lemon/grassy finish. Very clean and refreshing. Crisp and bubbly with a dry finish. I wish the mouth feel felt a bit fuller though. The residual bitterness really is a welcomed relief against the Belgian yeast/alcohol. Overall this was a damn good beer. Really impressed by this one. (945 characters)

Photo of peterlada
4.98/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

As close to perfection as it ever can get. I had the 2012 version with the Citra hops. My golden standard for beers. Yearly rotation of three hops, very high quality Duvel base with showcasing the dry hops. Also available in 330 ml bottles, generally for a limited time, early-mid summer each year. (298 characters)

Photo of MadScientist
4.57/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a bottle of the 2013 Sorachi Ace hoped Tripel

A: A pale golden beer with decent clarity. A persistent, thick white head that leave lacing on the glass and is made of sticky, rocky foam.

S: A strong fruit and herbal aroma of lemons, dill and light touch of peach with a medium-low grassiness. There is a medium pepper-like spice aroma and a light malt sweetness.

T: A fruity and spicy beer with hops flavors of lemon, earthy and spicy. There is a firm amount of pepper from the yeast along with some additional fruitiness that is a light peach-like fruit. The balance is fairly bitter having a medium-strong hop bitterness and a very dry body. light malt character and a bitter aftertaste.

M: A medium bodied beer with a fairly strong level of carbonation and a light alcohol warmth.

O: Another awesome beer, I've had the previous batches and prefer the one I had a couple years back when it was fresh but I gladly pick a few of the well crafted beers. (964 characters)

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Duvel Tripel Hop from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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