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Duvel Tripel Hop - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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Ratings: 576
Reviews: 270
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 93
Gots: 94 | FT: 1
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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.

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Ratings: 576 | Reviews: 270
Photo of Gavage
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a golden yellow color with a 1" white head that falls slowly to a thick merangue like covering. Nice lace develops.

Smell: nice floral bitterness and fruit sweetness create a nice aroma.

Taste: nice grainy malt presence with lemon zest, pear, green apple, and a nice biting bitterness to balance it out. Alcohol is slightly noticable.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp throughout with some dryness arriving late. Aftertaste is long as the flavors linger on the tongue.

Drinkability: slow sipping but nicely refreshing. Alcohol knocks it down a notch, but this is a wonderful full flavored beer.

Photo of DeonHB
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stckhndlr
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I purchased this one in a 750 ml corked bottle. The only thing I had a problem with was the $21 price tag.

A- A slightly hazy maize color topped with a pure white 3 finger head that just never disappears. As for the lacing it has trouble sticking to the glass when you swirl but it lingers here and there as you drink. Beautiful carbonation flowing from the bottom of the glass.

S- Hops on top of hops with a light fruit smell, something like apples. Also some distant floral aromas as you drink. This changes towards the bottom of the bottle as you get more of a yeasty smell due to the in bottle fermentation that Duvel uses.

T- I was shocked about the taste of this beer. Not nearly as bitter as I would have expected with that many hops. Again the fruit and sweetness accompany the delicious hops. Finish is very pleasant with a slight bitter.

M- Thin and smooth with a carbonation in the finish like a champagne.

D- With the absence of the traditional hop bitter this was a delight to drink for me. Again the only problem I had with this is the heavy price tag. If it were more affordable I would definitely partake in this one again.

Photo of tdawgydog
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up at HEB in Round Rock while on a business trip to TX. Enjoyed today out of my Russian River Goblet while watching the Jets beat the Pats.

A - Looks more like a Wit than it does a typical Duvel Triple. A nice blonde white ale was a pleasant surprise when I poured it from the bottle.

S - Slightly floral with a distinct tripel scent. The extra hops are present in the nose but don't take control

T - Warm and pleasing. I enjoy this much more than I do a normal Duvel. I wish it wasn't as pricey as I would make this a regular in my rotation.

D - Really enjoyable. Really smooth for a 9.5% ABV.

M - Really well carbonated, great body, fermented to perfection. Would def get this again for a special occasion... Maybe if the Jets beat the Steelers next week???

Photo of jlindros
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I was a little reluctant to buy this with the price tag, but was convinced by a friend who loved it. I hope it was worth it. Poured into my Ommegang tulip/chalice like glass. (already seems worth it, as soon as I popped it the Pats ran back a kick-off return touchdown).

A: Pours a light fizzy pasty white bubbly head hits 1 finger and fades at a med pace with spotted lacing, over crystal clear golden pilsner color.

N: is almost perfect for a Belgian IPA. It has great Belgian qualities as well as fresh aromatic floral hops. Hops come with light lemony citrus, little grassy floral, hints of tropical fruit, guava, passion fruit, and grapefruit. Nice Belgian malts, little fluffy and aromatic themselves, golden malts. All that with a great belgian yeast addition that comes through pretty well even through all the other aromas, light floral esters, slightest hint of spices, touch bready chewy as well.

T: starts with a bite, a big yeasty bite, with some yeast flavors, but then some yeast additions. The Belgian yeast takes the show at first, a bite of booze, little tingly and warming, some nice bright esters, a touch fusel on the booze though. Golden Belgian malts next, with a fluffy airy feel, bit of a chewy bready flavor due to both malts and yeast. A bitter bite cuts in the more I go, with a slightly spicy hop kick, some floral aromatic like hops, little grassy as the noble hops Saaz and Goldings really seems to take over. The noble hop flavor is nice, but despite dominating the hops it still seems almost drowned out by the rest of the flavors. The citra gets in there a bit but is even more drowned out, with a light tropical fruit, touch of passion fruit and guava, and just a bit of tangerine. Finish is dry and aromatic, fluffy, light bitterness with a long lingering hop character mostly noble but a little spicy, a bit of a light bitter rind and spices from the yeast, with a light ester and some more booze.

Mouth is med bodied, tons of carbonation maybe a little too much, little spicy and warming tingly hot booze.

Overall pretty good. The nose is almost perfect, the flavor is nice and would be a lot better if the booze didn't come through so hot with the fusel alcohol and warming tingly feel. The malts are nice in the background, hops are quite nice but give way for the Belgian yeast to do it's thing and add great flavors and especially aromas. Just wish it was a little less hot.

Photo of DaveHS
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a brilliant gold color with heaps of rocky white head that reduces to substantial sticky lacing. A bit more translucent than regular Duvel, possibly a byproduct of the dry-hopping process.

S-Hop aromas are present right up front. Floral (Saaz), grassy (Styrian Goldings), and bitter (Amarillo). A really lovely combination that promises good things. There is also a hint of cracked pepper, clove and orange peel, which adds a mouth-watering spicy/sweet component to the nose.

T/M-The flavor is classic Duvel, with a twist. A bit of golden raisin sweetness and fruity notes (pear and apple), cut with traditional Belgian beer spices (coriander, clove, etc.). Duvel is an exceptionally well-balanced beer in its original form. With the addition of extra hops, they have managed to maintain this balance while adding something new and exciting. The hops are more prominent, but appropriate. A simple change that makes a huge difference.

D-The price is too high for what it is, but I was happy with the beer.

Photo of smcolw
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ample, three-finger head. Straw color body, light chill haze. Chunky lace and lots of it.

Mildly sour, but there is a peppery hop presence as well. The pale malts actually show up in the nose.

Very interesting unripe berry flavors, the essence is raspberry and blackberry while there is also a sourness of a pie cherry. Good malt base. The swallow has a moderate hop flavor--peppery. Relatively thin but the carbonation is equally low. The aftertaste is long lasting--sour and bitter.

Photo of Damian
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Drank from a corked and caged 750ml/1pt 9.4 fl.oz bottle
Brewed on 18 Mei 2010
Served in a signature Duvel tulip

After seeing so many terrific reviews of this beer, I was determined to give this one a shot. I was also curious to see how this would differ from the classic Duvel.

The beer was packaged in a elegant bottle with a full color booklet explaining the ingredients in Tripel Hop, as well as the process used to make this brew. Very classy. As for the beer, it poured an ever so slightly hazed pale straw yellow color. The liquid was topped by a rocky, bright white, three-finger head of froth. As the cap faded, it deposited large, thick clumps. Multiple rings of Brussels lacing clung to the sides of the glass. Gorgeous, just like the original.

The aroma was classic Duvel as well. Super smooth and grassy with a soft yet punchy Belgian yeast quality. Ultra powdery and dry. Crisp and fresh. A touch honey-like and citrusy.

The taste was one of the few places where this beer was noticeably different from the classic version. Pilsner malt served as a nice base for the trio of hops at play. Smooth, grassy, Saaz hops were most prevalent, and they intermingled well with the piney, citrusy, Amarillo hops. Spicy and peppery in the center with strong notes of lemon rind. This beer was far more sour than regular Duvel. The finish was bracingly bitter. Crisp, piney and dry with a lingering yeasty quality. Some alcohol warmth was noticeable as well.

Ultra smooth, frothy and light on the palate with a crisp, finely bubbled effervescence. This truly could be the Champagne of beers.

While Tripel Hop may be a more interesting version of the classic Duvel, the punchy hops and slightly more noticeable alcohol presence made this beer not quite as drinkable as the original.

Duvel Tripel Hop is definitely a fascinating beer, but I am not certain that it is worth the $20 price of admission (especially when the original is already so good). With that said, I am glad to see that the folks at Duvel Moortgat are pushing the envelope with a new variation of an iconic brew.

Photo of stakem
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared with some friends on 12/30/10. Bottle has a best before date of 11/4/13.

Poured into a snifter it appears a hazed light yellow color with 2 fingers of pillow-like white fluffy uneven head. Lacing sticks all across the glass in scattered leggy patches.

The aroma is leafy and grassy spiced with a hint of Belgian yeast and cloves. Somewhat sweet smelling, it smells more candy-like instead of malty. There is a touch of lemon along with a hint of sulfur on the backend.

The taste is spicy with Belgian yeast creating the typical phenolic flavoring along with cloves. It is dry and grassy initially that gives way to a candy-like sweetness that ends up finishing dry with a lasting hoppy bitterness. Once warm, the alcohol finally starts to emerge with an evaporative quality.

This is a medium to light bodied brew that is modestly carbonated and very drinkable. The alcohol is masterfully hidden. There is no mistaking this brew, it is duvel with some nice subtle changes. For the steep price tag of $30 I won't be getting this again but it was a good experience to try at least once.

Photo of EtOHMD
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from corked 25.4 ounce bottle into goblet. Beautiful golden yellow cloudy color with small white bubbly head that lingers. Fresh mainly citrus aroma with hints of banana and pine and maybe touch of whiskey. I usually glance over the aroma but this one is great. Taste is mainly fruity - banana, melon - but balanced with peppery spice and hint of butter. Lots of carbonation. Very drinkable for the abv. Overall an excellent beer.

Photo of Mantooth
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautifully presented bottle, poured into a Corsendonk tulip glass.

A: Hazy yellow orange with a determined funnel of bubbles migrating towards a proud foamy head. Nice lacing.

S: FLORAL - rose petals, ripe banana, citrus, yeast, bread.

T: FLORAL - bitter citrus rind, pears, white raisins, malt.

M: Creamy up front, dry champagne-like (carbonation) with some slight hints of soap in the finish.

O: Very well balanced, not at all boozy, with an amazing nose.

Photo of dstc
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy gold color with an enormous white head. Airy head falls very slow. Decent amount of clinging lace.

Wonderful nose. Belgian yeast and bold spices. Should be good.

What do you know, it is good. Awesome flavor you'd expect from Duvel but with extra flavor, must be the amarillos. Boozy and delicious with hops lingering in the finish though mildly so.

Medium bodied, wonderful mouthfeel. Mildly sharp on the tongue.

Good stuff. Wonderfully brewed. Give it a try.

Photo of beerpirates
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

75 cl bottel poured into my cantillon tulip glass
A: This poured a hazy light gold with fluffy white head.
S: It smelled like lots of earthy lemon, with some resin and Belgian yeast and a bit of sugar.
T: It tasted like lots of lemon zest and citrus, with some resin and earthy floral hops, along with a little Belgian yeast and sugary malt. It had a very crisp and bitter aftertaste.
M: smooth natural carbonation.
D: This was a great Belgian IPA with tons of clean and crisp citrus. The body was good but a bit thin. But the alcohol was very well hidden, so it was quite easy to drink. Very enjoyable

Photo of silverking
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- It pours a hazy golden straw with a thick white head. Head retention is excellent, and there are well formed rings of lace down the sides of the glass.

S- Lots of citrus, along with piney and grassy hops. It's very fruity, with lots of spicy and earthy yeast esters. It smells almost too good to drink, almost.

T- Faint hints of sweet malt dance on the palate with strong notes of citrus. There is a distinct belgian spiciness. The finish is dry, with strong notes of grapefruit. It's very light and refreshing, but it's very complex.

M- It's medium/light bodied, with lots of carbonation. The alcohol is hidden surprisingly well, but still offers up some warmth.

O- Glad I bought this one. It's simply incredible.

Photo of ikantspel
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

bottled on May 18th, 2010

served cold into a duvel tulip

pours a hazy straw color. heavily carbonated bubble ascend and climax into a forthy head. looks almost like champagne

floral notes start intoxicating my nose and are followed by a pleasant earthy flavor. you can smell a bit of the alcohol at the end

this is pretty damn smooth. the hop taste comes but doesnt overdo it. little bit of a piney taste but after that its like honey.

this is a great ipa. i dont know about spending a jackson on it, but still great overall

Photo of Dawkfan
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Into what else but my Duvel tulip. A clear pale yellow color, looks highly carbonated. The head is awesome, just like the original. Bright white, 3 fingers soft & soapy. Sticky bubbly lacing, this is holding up exceptionally well. Rocky meringue like head remained throughout.

S- Smell is very fresh. really picking up alot of the characteristics of the 3 hop varities. The orange aroma of the amarillo really dukes it out with the more floral, spicy perfumy, grassy saaz & styrian hops. There's a fruitiness in the aroma which is hard to tell whether its from the amarillo or the yeast. It's somewhat peachy and perhaps a bit lemony as well. More sweetness which reminds me of Belgian candied sugar.

T- The sweetness builds throughout with the hops and then the bitterness takes over but doesn't overpower. Flavor follows the nose here.

M- Carbonation is identical to the original, highly effervescent but the body feels a little fuller to me. It's crisp, refreshing, smooth and somewhat dry.

O- Is it better than the original? Really hard to say because they're so much different. I really enjoyed the use of the amarillo, it put a great twist on an already unique flavor profile. Good stuff, it's worth the price IMO.

Photo of BeerMaverick
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Tulip glass.

A - True to the tag's word, refermentation within the bottle is obvious. Pours about 5 inches of head that settles at around 2 inches of fluffy white whipped-cream-like bubbles. Strong head retention with a plethora of lacings. The beer itself is a bright golden/yellowish tint that can't be seen through due to the multitude of spices floating within it.

S - Strong floral notes with sweeter citrusy profile. The large amount of head effectively traps the aromas for the length of the session.

T - Prevalent floral and citrusy character with slight hop bitterness. This beer is more sweet than bitter which I am grateful for because too much of a hop taste would overshadow the complex belgian spice and yeast flavors. Extremely smooth beer with no alcohol detectable despite the high abv. and lower hop bitterness.

M - Seems like a full-bodied beer, but it is so smooth that it may pass as a lighter-bodied brew. Pleasant hoppy aftertaste.

O - Overall I highly recommend this beer despite its steep price (~$20) as a special occasion beer. Easter was my excuse.

Photo of Reagan1984
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fluffy white head sits atop this straw/hazy gold colored beer. Lots of spider web lacing left in the glass.

Aroma was bright and full of candied sugar, light lemon and grass.

Very nice beer. Certainly full of some of the standard Duvel flavors. Candied sugar, some yeast components at the base and then a fresh grassy flavor and more assertive hop finish. Lots of light fruit happening just below the surface. A touch of pear and white grape. Really very interesting an complex enough to keep you exploring every sip.

Light, fresh and bright mouth feel. Tiny carbonation that brings the flavor to life.

Really enjoyed this beer. The $20 bottle price will not allow this to become something I go buy more of, but I really enjoyed it.

Photo of hardy008
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale gold with a 3 finger foamy white head with very good retention and lacing. The aroma has lemons, green apple, spice, and Belgian yeast.

The taste is like the aroma. Lemons, green apple, spice, and Belgian yeast. This beer is sweet, balanced nicely by hop bitterness.

Medium bodied, well carbonated, and finishes dry. A very nice beer, which is much like the original Duvel. I am glad I had a chance to try this, and recommend it highly.

Photo of JizackFH
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - This beer pours a very nice clear golden yellow color. It has a nice 2-finger white head on it. The head has good retention, and it leaves behind some nice scattered bits of lacing on the glass.

S - It smells of the classic Duvel with a stronger hop presence. Also there is a more citrusy smell to it. The smell is very nice.

T - It starts off sweet, and has a strong belgian yeast flavor. There is a nice hop presence, that adds a good amount of bitterness to this beer. In the finish there are some nice flavors of lemon and other citrus.

M - This has a medium body and high crisp carbonation. It goes down easy, and has a bubbly toned down champagne feel to it. It is sweet, but leaves some lingering hop flavor on the palate.

O - This had some good drinkability. I could definitely have a few glasses of this in a sitting. It goes down good, and tastes great. Overall, i thought this was a very enjoyable belgian IPA. I enjoy the strong citrus presence. I recommend giving this one a shot.

Photo of CraigP83
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hopped up version of a Pale Belgian Ale . Not a bad style but it's no American IPA.... 'Murica Bitches

Photo of stella77artois
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattfancett
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of John_M
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Probably need to have my head examined for paying $20 plus for a 750 ml of this at State Line the other day.

The beer pours a rich, solid gold color with impressive, pillowy head... the beer also shows excellent retention and considerable sticky lacing all around. The nose is likewise impressive, and is probably where this beer shows the greatest difference between the regular duvel bottle version. There is considerable tropical fruit and honey, but it's more than compensated for by the white and black pepper, as well as the spicey sandlewood. The flavor profile replicates the nose on a somewhat lean flavor platform. There is considerable bitterness in the finish (as one would expect), and the finish is definitely on the dry side. Mouthfeel is medium bodied at most, and is actually a bit thin (which I think is fine for the style). Drinkability is quite good, and it's hard to believe this beer has an abv. of 9.5%.

A nice enough beer, no doubt.... but it really isn't all that different from the regular duvel, except for the price. Doubt I want to pay the freight for this beer again.

Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a 750ml bottle (caged and corked) for $19.99 at Olive Tree Market here in Ocean Beach, and poured it into a stemmed tulip glass.

Bottled on 5/18/2010

A: Pours a hazy blonde hue with a fat head, big bubbles an fluffy lace.

S: White wine, followed up by that classic Duvel yeast smell, sweet malt, green apples, with a good amount of piney/citrus hop.

T: A lot of citrus & bitter hop, sour apples, woody characteristics, and candy sugars. Slightly boozy but the malts and candy sugars round out the booziness pretty well.

M: Medium bodied but very much on the lighter side of medium bodied, well carbonated with big bubbles, crisp, dry and very smooth.

D: Like all the other Duvel's, very drinkable and especially for the high ABV.

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Duvel Tripel Hop from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
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