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Duvel Tripel Hop - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

564 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 564
Reviews: 268
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 95
Gots: 84 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ggaughan on 12-17-2007)
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

jk3, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of sprucetip
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy pale golden with more fluffy white foam than liquid in the tulip, even after a gentle pour. Super thick lacing left behind, and the head retention was agonizing.

Light peppery spice notes mixed with gentle malty sweetness up front. Commensurate levels of grassy and vaguely fruity hop inputs join in the mix. It's all fairly mild in strength, but exceptionally well balanced. Very nuanced, with some subtle complexity. If you stuck your nose in a heavily dry hopped IPA before sniffing this one, you might not even notice it.

Signature Duvel yeast flavor is most prominent, but the citrus fruit character added by the amarillo hops is noticeable, if subtle. Malty sweetness is mellow but noticeable, as are the grassy/earthy Euro hop influence. It's very well balanced, and like in the nose, imparts sophisticated complexity. No part of this is particularly pronounced. At first it seemed kind of drab, and maybe in some ways it is, but I believe it was designed to be the way it is and is an expertly crafter brew.

Well carbonated with a wee nip of a bite, medium/full body, moderate warming, and a drying finish.

When I first popped the cork, I was underwhelmed by the flavor and aroma (the 2 categories most important to me). It wasn't too cold, that wasn't the problem. But as I worked my way through the sample, my appreciation for the nuanced complexity grew. Probably most people who try this will have some idea what they are getting into and appreciate, but some noobie hop head thinking he's getting some amped up DIPA because the word "hop" is the name may end up being disappointed.

sprucetip, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of mbs11
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

mbs11, Jan 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

bonbini26, Jan 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

zonker17, Jan 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

DSlim71, Jan 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

TexAggie011, Jan 11, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

ygtbsm94, Jan 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -28.6%

BMart, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of CrazyMike
4.9/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Cloudy golden appearance with a thin amount of bubbly head that slowly settles down leaving good lacing. Not to different from regular Duval. Smell consists of lots of hops, yeast, citrus, grass, orange and various spices.

Taste consists of lots of fruits (apples, orange, bananas, etc.), hops, yeast, spices, pepper and grass; Excellent blend of tastes, complex but refreshing and highly drinkable at the same time. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Finish is a lingering spicy, boozy taste

This beer is amazing, the one I tried is from Mar. 2010, wish I waited another year because this beer ages well. This is an amazing beer, but something that you should drink for a special occasion, although if it was cheaper and more available, I'd have no qualms drinking it every day.

CrazyMike, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of ShemRahBoo
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

ShemRahBoo, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of Vixie
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Vixie, Jan 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

htrae2014, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.78/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured unto a Duvel signature tulip glass. Bottle dated May 18, 2011...served December 28, 2011.

Appearance: Semi cloudy gold, light bubbles through out the body. Solid thick white head comes off 2" at minimum off the body.

Smell: Potent...somewhat lemony, with a fragrance
of yeast.

Taste: Super-complex feeling of yeast, the driest hops but seriously the tastiest.

Mouth: This ale comes off as one of the bubbliest I have had, heavy carbonation which might compliment it's filling flavor.

Overall: Duvel Tripel Hop is at the top of the food chain when it comes to beer. Alcohol apparently present but not overly done. Don't take this beer for granted it is incredibly well put together. Hope you all enjoy and cheers to all!

BlurryVisi0n, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of MrDanno96
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
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!

MrDanno96, Dec 28, 2011
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3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a: clear yellow orange body with an enormous thick white head. the head never really recedes you're just stuck drinkin thru it. when the beer was gone there was still an inch of thick uneven rocky foam in the glass.

s: sweet and citrus are right upfront. a little medicine and hops in there as well.

t: tastes like a saison more than an ipa. bready malts, sweet citrus and hops with a peppery finish.

m: full body with great carbonation and a short dry spicy finish.

o: really enjoyed this beer. the only complaint is the medicinal presence.

match1112, Dec 26, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

jak, Dec 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

GreenMountainBoy, Dec 18, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

mymasterpiece75, Dec 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

jayhawk73, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19%

HopStoopid120, Dec 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19%

mmnorth, Dec 12, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19%

Elfastball7, Dec 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

gulden, Dec 08, 2011
Photo of keanex
3.6/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a cork/caged/wrapped 750ml with a brewed on date of May 18, 2010, into a Duvel tulip glass.

A: Body is a pale amber color with a thick rocky white head. Carbonation bubbles are rushing from the bottom to the head. Very appealing looking beer.

S: Sort of chemically smelling with alcohol faint on the nose. Hints of fruit, citrus and sour apples.

T: Maltier than normal Duvel giving it a bready flavor up front alcohol hits the middle of the taste into a faint bitter hops flavor and some slight fruits.

M: Creamy with light fizzy carbonation.

O: Too unbalanced for my liking, the bottle suggests drinking before 2013 so I'm not sure how much better or worse this will get, but I won't be buying it again. I think this is a step-down from Duvel, it's maltier with a fuller flavor, but I don't like the flavor I'm tasting as much.

keanex, Dec 08, 2011
Duvel Tripel Hop from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
94 out of 100 based on 564 ratings.