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Duvel Tripel Hop - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

508 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 508
Reviews: 261
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 89
Gots: 73 | 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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pzrhsau

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Obtained at the Churchkey in Washington DC at one of their fantastic glass giveaways.
A: Nice golden color with a fantastic head that sticks to the rim of the glass.
S: Nice notes of malt and hops that blend really well. Very balanced aroma.
T: Nice bitter hop flavor that finishes with a fruity hop flavor. Very complex and balanced Nothing overpowers but everything works together to make a pleasant flavor.
D/M: Great carbonation that Duvel is known for. Tickles the tongue and really lets you experience the hops. Doesn't come off as alcoholic but packs a punch. Really happy that I was able to try this.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2010 20:20:50 | More by pzrhsau
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MadCat

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: A very yellow color, but paler than regular Duvel. Has the same voluminous white head that fills the Duvel Tulip above the Duvel logo

Smell: A very complex nose, whatever hoppiness that was there when fresh has evolved into something far more interesting and delicious

Taste: Again, very complex, more bitterness than the regular Duvel, which is the only thing that I know of as "hops" that I tasted, but it has much better and more interesting flavors than your standard hoppy brew. The hops have definitely made a mark on the flavor, and I'm impressed that Duvel has pulled off what they did. There is a good tartness to it, compared to regular Duvel, but not a whole lot if you compare it to a sour.

Mouthfeel: Light body, high carbonation

Overall: Very amazing with some age on it. I'm going to pick up another bottle if I can find another one under $10.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2011 01:44:16 | More by MadCat
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MrDanno96

Ohio

4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a pale straw color with multiple fingers of fluffy white head. It looks like you could balance a coin on it. Tons of sticky lacing.

S: Definitely doesn't smell like normal Duvel. Fairly clean smelling actually, with distinct aromas of spicy noble hops. Grassy. More like a pilsner than a Belgian brew.

T: Pretty clean like a pilsner - surprisingly little fruitiness. As with the nose, spice, pepper, and grass mid-palate with moderate bitterness in the finish. Strong notes of lemon and lemon grass in the finish provide a sour twang, adding another layer of complexity.

M: Medium bodied with strong carbonation and a peppery bite in the finish. Some alcohol is apparent, but, as with normal Duvel, this is surprisingly drinkable for 9.5% abv.

O: I see very little of the normal Duvel in this beer, but that doesn't mean it is not fantastic. A beer approaching double digit abv that drinks more like a lawnmower pilsner. Make this again!

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 05:07:47 | More by MrDanno96
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Shatter

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

04-01-2013 02:08:24 | More by Shatter
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MisledTitan

United Kingdom (England)

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

02-17-2013 01:37:15 | More by MisledTitan
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M27

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1%

09-06-2012 21:30:07 | More by M27
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Polasiuss

Ireland

4.25/5  rDev +1%

02-05-2013 22:58:34 | More by Polasiuss
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Beerman1977

Austria

3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

02-21-2014 21:50:39 | More by Beerman1977
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Vixie

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looks to me just like the classic Duvel, which is a good thing. About the only difference is slightly less head.

Smells nice, a lot of floral and pine scents in there. I can also detect a bit of mint behind it all, and a bit of pepper as well.

Wow, this is really nice. Quite a bit going on with this one. There is fruit and pepper for starters. Getting some floral notes from the hops, and finishes with a bit of an alcohol burn. Really nice blend of flavors.

Nice feel to this, not thick, but still makes it's presence known.

I was worried the hop flavor may be too much for me, but this is a well balanced beer. Very complex flavor, and everything works. I love classic Duvel, and see this one as a nice companion to it. Expensive, but worth trying at least once.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2012 01:46:26 | More by Vixie
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CMW

Missouri

4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a straw yellow color with a large bright white head. Fair amount of soapy lacing down the side of the glass. There are burst of bubbles coming from the bottom of the glass.

S - Floral hops, citrus and passion fruit. Pineapple is what jumps out.

T - Layered taste. Passion fruits are present and overlayed well with some mild hop bitterness. The hops are present but not overpowering like many American IPAs. This is quite good.

M - Very clean and crisp feel. The carbonation causes a slight sting on the tongue.

D - No problem in this department. i split this with a friend but would have no problem having this all to myself.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2011 03:12:24 | More by CMW
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mavbrew

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brewed on May 18, 2010. Best before May 18,2013. Poured into Portsmouth Tulip.

A: Pours a hazy/straw yellow color with a massive, emphasis on massive, pure white head that takes a good long while to recede and leaves spotted lacing down the glass.

S: The smell is very much like you'd expect from a Belgian beer. The is a spicy yeast scent coming through with some lemony citrus and hints of hops, not as much as I would have expected though.

T: The taste is much like the smell, lemon, almost grass like taste up front with bitters following and lasting throughout. The spicy yeast comes through and finishes the beer along with the bitters and a citrus flavor as well.

M: Light to medium with lots of carbonation. The feel is spicy and lemon/grass like.

D: Very complex beer, there is lots of flavor, spice, yeast, citrus, etc. Would have liked to try it fresh, since the hops have faded some, but it is still good nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2011 00:00:31 | More by mavbrew
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phishgator

Florida

3.78/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip chalice. Dull golden color that has a good amount of carbonation and a lacy white head. Smells of grassy and spicy hops. There is a more crisp and pronounced hop bitterness as compared to the regular Duvel. I nothing a lot of "burning" bitterness in finish. There is the malty backbone, but the hops dominate this one from start to finish. The alcohol is well hidden. An interesting try, but probably not on my list to repurchase.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2011 14:26:36 | More by phishgator
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tegelaar

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5%

03-05-2014 04:32:15 | More by tegelaar
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4000qtrap

Missouri

4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Source/serving: 750mL bottle

S: Fresh, crisp minty-lemon; Ssian fresh fruit market: unexpected fruit character but not unfamiliar; golden pear-apple; lemon zest and a wiff of Limocello; juicy tangerine. Bright, light, and fresh citrus with an edge of fresh cut grass. Very pleasant.

T: Lemon oil with a hint of general citrus character mix with semi-dry, fruity, complex yeast esters. Grains are barely present with a light straw character. Middle is semi-dry with more complex citrus fruits (lemon, pear, apple predominantly) and a touch of spiciness. Classic Duvel here without too much hop interference. As expected its not bitter and the unnoticeable hand of alcohol plays a key role in balancing the malts. Finish is semi-dry, lemon/pear essential oils with a lingering light, fresh cut herbaceousness and the first appearance of spicy alcohol. Carbonation is perky and accentuates the lemon but doesn't get in the way. Quite warming, as expected for 9.5% ABV.

Notes: Very nice and delicate asian fruit character overlaid over the classic Duvel backbone. A deft touch makes this different but familiar. May favorite Belgian IPA to this point. However, at a practical level, given its much higher price point I'm not convinced I wouldn't take just a few bottle of the usual stuff for one of these.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2011 04:08:48 | More by 4000qtrap
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blmar311

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

01-01-2013 04:44:19 | More by blmar311
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nkersten

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

New York

2.75/5  rDev -34.7%

04-28-2014 01:51:15 | More by electtodefer
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markgoodman10

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5%

10-04-2012 03:23:09 | More by markgoodman10
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Njstoutlover23

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5%

05-04-2012 01:58:33 | More by Njstoutlover23
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MarcatGSB

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1%

10-05-2012 03:10:11 | More by MarcatGSB
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Infamous7100

Ohio

4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy clear golden color from my bomber. My pours were increasingly clowdy. A huge, rocky, billowing head on each pour. Looks beautiful.
S: Like any Tripel should, yeasty and fruity. I'm getting pears, apples and even some grapes. Kind of champagne like. Spices on the nose as well.
T: Some sugary sweetness up front and its here where you can really taste the fruit. As the beer migrates south, you start to get some of the bitterness from the hops. Not too much though. The spices also make a their presence known. It's good, but I prefer the standard Duvel or Triple. Just a tad too much spice and hops for me.
M: High cabonation, but surprising light. Not as dry as I anticipated either.
D: At 9.5% ABV, it all comes down to what you can handle. It's good enough to have a few. I just finished my bomber in a two hour span and am feeling good.

It's a good beer, hence the strong rating, however, at it's current price point, it's a one and done for me. Glad I tried it, but I think I will be going back to my original Duvel and other Belgian Tripels.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2011 21:30:32 | More by Infamous7100
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FlussigkeitMut

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

12-15-2012 05:41:08 | More by FlussigkeitMut
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Sanchezrox23

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

04-18-2014 07:32:47 | More by Sanchezrox23
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Sideswipe

California

4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Corked and caged bottle poured into my Delerium tulip. A mild pour results in a one inch cap of beautiful, rocky white foam. As it recedes it leaves a sticky mosaic that I hesitate to call lacing. It's just too thick to be "lacing". Very nice. The beer is a hazy golden color. The nose is distinctly Belgian. The signature yeast is augmented with notes of pear, grass, lemon rind and orange. The taste is bitter hops elegantly balanced by a sweet malt backbone. Pear, and lemon predominate, with white pepper making a guest appearance. An excellent level of initial hop bitterness that somehow smooths out mid palate and finishes mildly bitter and spicy. Refreshing. This beer gets better as it warms. The mouthfeel is a bit thin, but carbonation is appropriate. Drinkability is crazy good! I can detect nary a trace of the purported 9.5% ABV. This is a truly enjoyable beer, a bit pricey, but good.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2011 07:53:45 | More by Sideswipe
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YieldToNothing

New York

3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

08-18-2013 04:55:20 | More by YieldToNothing
Duvel Tripel Hop from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
94 out of 100 based on 508 ratings.