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Duvel Tripel Hop - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

533 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 533
Reviews: 266
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 97
Gots: 79 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ggaughan on 12-17-2007)
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hoser

Alberta (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -3.6%

The second time I have had this, is it worth the price no and thank you Adam for this christmas gift. Second time I had it, is good yes, late spiciness, do I think it is the best triple IPA no.

Charlevoix, Green Flash/St F collaboration, the original Achouffe, Flossmore's all rock on this and you can get two bottles of them for the price of this maybe.

01-01-2011 01:58:47 | More by hoser
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OttoPeeWee

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -3.6%

This is Duvel on steroids. More bitter, and more boozy. The smell and head are very similar to the original, with the exception that it is a bit more pleasantly husky smelling. Fantastic to say the least, but why mess with the perfection of the original? I have a feeling its to appeal to the hop-heads.

Outstanding beer and a must try for Duvel fans and hop heads, but I'd prefer two bottles of the original golden nectar because its more drinkable at the lower abv.

01-22-2011 00:33:00 | More by OttoPeeWee
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Beerenauslese

California

4.05/5  rDev -3.6%

Opens with a huge, strong champagne pop, but doesn't gush. Body is clear yellow gold. Poured into my Tripel Karmeliet glass, it easily produces a half inch head of white foam. Excellent head retention, with gobs of lacing on the glass. There is a constant upward stream of bubbles being produced from the point where the glass is inscribed with the fleur de lys at the bottom of the bowl. It is neat to look at.

Aroma of light malt, pineapple and other tropical fruit, apple pear, brown sugar, and green hops.

Tastes of lightly of malt with some caramel, a little fruit acidity and brown sugar, mid-palate gets a tsunami of fizzy carbonation, then turns to more nuanced pear and other fruit flavors, and finishes with a tinge of green hoppiness. It is more hopped than a typical tripel.

Body is light and carbonation is high. At first, the carbonation is brash, but as it settles awhile, it develops more of a creamy mouthfeel.

This is a nice example of a Belgian tripel style that is more hopped than usual. It is very tasty and refreshing and the 9.5% ABV is well-hidden, but does limit its drinkability.

02-09-2011 01:57:59 | More by Beerenauslese
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mcallister

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev -3.6%

Pours golden and opaque, very cloudy with a phenomenal rocky, long lasting almost spray foam like head. Beautiful.

Big aromas of spicy saaz and floral golding, with some citrusy amarillo in the background. Some peppery notes, with herbal, medicinal qualities. Very earthy with some bread malts.

Saaz dominates the palate with hints of the golding and amarillo in the finish. Very vibrant and zesty, with lemon, pepper, orange peel, biscuit and toast. Nice bitterness on a crisp earthy finish. Nicely medicinal and floral. Mouth is carbonated and creamy. nice.

03-29-2012 21:23:50 | More by mcallister
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flannelman808

California

4.05/5  rDev -3.6%

2010 bottle:

A: Looks amazing as is expected from a duvel product. Though I will say there are some albeit minor but notable differences between the standard duvel gold and this. Im mainly noticing this in the spiderwebbing action on the head which is pretty wild. Head retention is unreal. It literally collected and in my duvel tulip and clung like a web. Rocky does not do this bone white mass of sticky looking froth justice. Otherwise this beer is very bright, and is a light straw color.

S: An interesting champagne like aroma jumped right out of the bottle the second I popped the cork I could smell the glass from my seat. Up close it has an almost cider like quasi vinous sort of nose. Mild notes of pear and citrus hidden in the back somewhere.

T: Its like a version of duvel golden that ramps up the earthy notes hidden in its balance. This one is not as balanced. Not in a bad way per se just much more forthcoming in its flavors. Spicy sort of peppery/ black tea like flavors. Bitterness is most definitely a big part of the profile, and it develops from earthy spicy notes. Hints of that pear flavor follow through a little bit which compliment the spice. As it warms Im finding more depth. Always a good sign... A mild peach tang pops in on the tip of the tongue. Lots going on but this beer is not with out flaws... a bit steely (I believe from the hops not oxidation).

M: Extremely high level of carbonation leading to possible head explosion if consumed straight from bottle. ie. carbonic tang to the max bitches... Maybe too much so.

D: medium to medium high

11-17-2010 13:00:07 | More by flannelman808
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rtepiak

Poland

4.05/5  rDev -3.6%

an older bottle with a loss in brisk hop nature replace with interesting apple sour hop esters. body looks just shy of that cauliflower head that a great fresh beligian IPA has. nose is apple split by booze and a deep greens sea weed sorachi ace hop earthy greens. palate is effervescent like the duvel regular but with a mild souring in the malt yeast activity. i would like to see this on tap. feel is a bit astringent dry with a gritty wood feeling. very mild sweet that expands, which is nice to fill in the blanks. a very subtle hint of marzipan but think it would be rendered non existent in a fresh batch.

04-29-2011 03:29:19 | More by rtepiak
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NWer

Washington

4.03/5  rDev -4%

Aggressive pour into my chalice golden color with nice pale yellow head that retains well. Nice lace.
Sweet, astringent taste that does the style justice but the intended hop presence isn't as pronounced as I expected.
A very good beer though, just not overwhelming.

05-31-2011 02:45:06 | More by NWer
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev -4%

Props to andrenaline for offering this up for sharsies
A - fuzzy golden and super bubbly in the first glass poured, but way much more cloudy and mellow in the 2nd glass poured, head retention and lacing off the charts
S - super fruity with banana, pineapple, citrus, plumb, and light pine
T - fruity but dominated by citrus to the point of lemonade-like, piney hops, and finishing with a phenolic aftertaste
M - thin and well carbonated, smooth dry finish
O - a tasty take on a belgian, I don't like to let price into the mix but I have to say I was expecting more given the premium on this, but still a tasty brew

04-30-2011 04:49:12 | More by joemcgrath27
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peabody

Kentucky

4.03/5  rDev -4%

Poured into a tulip glass. Thick foamy whita head about three fingers worth. Very clear filtered bubbly light yellow liquid. Really a nice looking beer.
Smell is cinnamon spices and a pungent mellow yeast. Wonderful. No alcohol detected here.
Taste is peppery and bittersweet. Lemon peel and bready yeast and the strange spices. Almost like a lemon marange pie with cinnamon on top. Really good but just a tad weak. No alcohol detected in the direct taste.
Mouthfeel is very clean and just a little sticky when the alcohol finally shows up..
Drinkability is very good except for the availability and cost. But this is a great beer from a trusted Brouwerij, Duvel.

12-25-2010 17:17:16 | More by peabody
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jdhilt

New Hampshire

4.03/5  rDev -4%

Pours a five+ finger white head that fades very slowly to a chunky layer leaving a good lace. Almost clear pale straw color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Sour fruit and grass nose and flavor has some sweetness, earthy with a sour finish. Higher ABV is hidden. Pricey @ $13.95 for a caged & corked 750ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA. Bottled May 18, 2010.

09-11-2011 22:20:32 | More by jdhilt
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -4%

Served in a plastic tumbler.

I've been eying this for a while, but was dismayed for most of that time by the price tag. Here goes nuthin': It pours a hazy pale straw topped by a finger of bright white foam. Quite lovely, actually. The nose comprises wheat, rice, coriander, lemon zest, light black pepper, and spicy pine. The taste returns all of last year's (AKA the smell's) starters, along with some flowers and some light orange peel. The body is a sorta hefty-feeling light, with a very light moderate carbonation and a rather dry finish. Overall, a very nice BIPA, one I'm glad I eventually got to try.

02-17-2011 00:01:25 | More by TMoney2591
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev -4%

Was pleased to share this one with my fellow BA, as I saved it for my 400th review.

A - Pours a hazy murky dark orange colours, two fingers of relentless head with some insanely sticky lacing.

S - The cloves and sweet fruits dominate, though there is a touch of metallic notes also present. Some sweet citrus hops come through on the finish.

T - Noticeable hop presence, but unlike La Chouffe's offering, it is much more of a Belgian. Strangely tastes like lemonade with a sour citrus bitterness that lingers on the tongue. The traditional Duvel flavours come through as well, though are quite masked.

M - Surprisingly light on the tongue, but goes down smooth and finishes nice and wet.

O - Overall a tasty offering, but nowhere near worth the price tag. Thankfully this was a gift, as I would've been thoroughly disappointed had I actually dropped $30 on this.

04-07-2011 01:10:40 | More by andrenaline
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wagenvolks

Texas

4.03/5  rDev -4%

750ml corked & caged bottle into (what else?) a Duvel tulip. Brewed May 18, 2010--30 year commemoration of the Mount St. Helens eruption?

Spectacular pour, with a lager-esque golden hue, hazed by small yeast bits. The fluffy head is eggshell-white and superbly retained thanks to a terrific hopping and lots of carbonation. Sticky lacing coats the tulip. Aromas of fresh-cut grasses and herbal hop cones. The Saaz is the dominant strain, here, but an Amarillo dry-hop peeks its head in for a brief, spicy appearance.

Crisp notes of pale Belgian malts and a stinging earthy hop bitterness coat the tongue, but finish clean with each sip. Such is the beauty of Duvel. Alcohol esters suggest pineapple and pear, with a boozy, tangy heat in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated, but dries out the back of the tongue too much for all that booze to land there. An enjoyable Belgian IPA, for sure, although I didn't notice a huge difference between this and regular Duvel (save for the price!).

02-05-2011 01:21:44 | More by wagenvolks
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.01/5  rDev -4.5%

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.

12-19-2013 00:09:51 | More by smakawhat
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.8%

Thanks to bu11eye for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma is lemon, Belgian yeast and Belgian candi sugar. The flavor is more Belgian candi sugar as well as some citrus fruit, both lemons and oranges. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. I didn't enjoy this as much as regular Duvel, but it was still very good.

04-26-2010 23:49:30 | More by Mora2000
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Beer21

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-27-2014 20:59:40 | More by Beer21
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

10-28-2013 02:31:51 | More by ste5venla
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azorie

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-14-2011 15:20:08 | More by azorie
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nkersten

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.8%

Thanks to Jason for bringing this one over and sharing. Poured into a NB globe, beer is pale yellow with a huge white head and lots of lacing, very creamy and good retention. Smells like a heavily dry hopped version of the standard duvel- fruity, some pine, lots of Belgian yeast and some biscuit pale malts. Taste is bitter and hoppy, not huge hop complexity, slightly grassy, lots of yeast esters, slightly sweet compared to the standard duvel, and a slight anise spice flavor in the finish. Light bodied and a light carbonation, not quite as dry as Duvel. Overall, this is a pretty good Belgian IPA, but I think there are better examples of the style out there that cost less.

02-05-2011 20:52:54 | More by nkersten
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RickS95

Indiana

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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.

11-03-2013 03:01:13 | More by RickS95
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jheezee

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-07-2011 04:33:59 | More by jheezee
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JOEnobody001

Virginia

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-26-2012 13:00:16 | More by JOEnobody001
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joh04587

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -4.8%

12-25-2012 19:49:33 | More by joh04587
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sjstraub

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -4.8%

11-14-2011 21:07:02 | More by sjstraub
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wellsnb

Ohio

4/5  rDev -4.8%

05-16-2014 01:39:10 | More by wellsnb
Duvel Tripel Hop from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
93 out of 100 based on 533 ratings.