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Duvel Tripel Hop - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

540 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 540
Reviews: 267
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 97
Gots: 80 | 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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Photo of MasterSki
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%

Picked this up at Dennis Brothers - haven't seen it around in Chicago. Served in a Leinenkugel's pint glass. Bottle is dated May 18th, 2010.

A - Looks like Duvel. Pours with a huge white foam that eventually settles to big chunk cap, leaving splotchy lace everywhere. Transparent golden straw body with lots of bubbles.

S - Smells like hoppy Duvel. Big zesty noble hop character - herbaceous and lemony - along with some spicy esters from the Belgian yeast. Some alcohol gets in the way of things unfortunately - seemed boozier than the regular stuff.

T - Taste has some cattiness, herbal leafy zest, and floral notes over top of a pale malt and Belgian yeast backdrop. Also finishes with a hint of alcohol. More of a 4.25 for me so I bumped up appearance a notch to compensate.

M - Creamy medium body, low carbonation (it's all in the foam), a touch of alcohol warmth, and a dry finish. Solid in this department.

D - This was quite drinkable. I had a few pours and would purchase it again if it weren't so dang expensive. It's like a slightly more boozy Dominus Vobiscum Lupulus.

MasterSki, Oct 29, 2010
Photo of BEERchitect
4.55/5  rDev +8.3%

An exquisit display of what it means to be a Belgian IPA. A whole-hearted and classy Belgian Strong Pale Ale with the complexly integrated hops of Belgium/Czech/German and American. ...and then the beer never waivers from its Belgian soul.

As with the original Duvel, the beer has a medium gold color with that classic billowing fluffy white head that eventually settles into a rocky sturdiness, intricate lacing patterns, and hearty retention that is constantly fueled by steady streams of carbonation from below. Where this beer differs is the medium haze, obviously from the dry-hop processes. The quentessential stickly lace of the original Duvel plays at least an equal role here.

Taking the original Duvel and superplanting the hop character of citrus, spice, earth, and ultimate perfumy and floral scents, this beer is everything that makes Duvel ideal, except for more.

The zesty fruity aromas of Duvel are alive here with a lemony, tart apple, under-ripe pear and berry mix is now met with a spicy counter of hop spice, earthiness, smooth bitterness, citrus/tropical fruit rinds, fresh orange zest, pine and fresh cut grass. A yeasty/spicy interplay goes from pepper, spice, and lightly phenolic character to creamy, yeasty, confectioner's mix.

Still, the body of this Tripel Hop Duvel is as full and effervecent early as ever. The medium weight magically evaporates just as the mid palate turns to finish and then 'poof!', the beer is gone. All that's left is a bitter whisper of the beer with an aftertaste of spice, fruit, hops, and bitterness.

As wonderful as Duvel is, this new highly hopped version makes for the best Belgian IPA I've had to date. But it looses some of the simple beauty of original Duvel with all of this complexity. Did the beer demand more complexity? No, of course not but the result is powerfully playful yet delicately orchestrated. Well done Moortgat!

BEERchitect, Oct 06, 2010
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3.63/5  rDev -13.6%

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

DaveBar, Aug 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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Duvel Tripel Hop from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
93 out of 100 based on 540 ratings.