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Duvel Tripel Hop - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
94
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567 Ratings
THE BROS
91
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Ratings: 567
Reviews: 268
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 93
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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Photo of Rhettroactive
3.55/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

From 750mL bottle to Bruges hybrid glass on 10/1/11
*From notes

A: Foggy yellow haze. Big and bright white head - at least 2.75 fingers - and top notch lacing. The retention is epic.

S: A bit like black licorice on the nose. Herbal. Faded hops. Man, I'm really wishing I'd attacked this one fresh.

T: Medicinal up front. As it moves back, there's a hoppy profile to it, and the Belgian yeast and golden malt round it out.

M: Wonderfully textured. I would expect nothing less from the folks at Duvel, and they don't dissapoint. This feels like a million bucks.

O: Duvel's Tripel Hop is one I'd like back - ie one I wish I'd consumed fresh off the shelf. I'll bet the hop profile on this was fantastic and, if ever brewed again, I'll be seeking this out. In the meantime, I'd highly recommend getting into this sooner then later, as the hops haven't held up well, and look to keep falling further and further into the abyss.

Photo of NCSUdo
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 18May10, 750 mL

A: Golden body under the typical huge chunky white Duvel head that isn't going anywhere for a while, and it doesn't. Great looking beer.

S: Fresh, light citrus, grass and pine hop, some earthy and funky yeast character in there as well. Very "thick" aroma.

T: Some malty sweetness up front before the Belgian yeast and a whole lot of bitterness provide a finishing punch.

M/D: Medium bodied, a bit velvety on the tongue. Drinkability is scary good on this beer, but what else would you expect from a Duvel?

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been waiting to crack open this bottle...
Brewed on May 18th 2010

Appearance:
Frothy white head which sits approximately 3 inches above the beer in my duvel tulip. Light golden in color with a hazy sunset hue. Very light looking beer and there is lots of carbonation.

Smell:
Hops predominate with a little belgian yeast goodness. There is no gross bubblegum BPA aromas which I have come to expect. Unripe green banana, clove, and a slightly floral bitterness. Very delightful nose; dry-hopping gives tremendous benefit to this beer.

Taste:
Light as its aroma, some residual bitterness, but overall extremely clean flavors. There is some tripel sweetness balanced by the delicious hops.
Wow, I typically hate BPAs, but this one is spot on. There are pungent aromatic hops, but the overall taste is simply a noticeably hopped Belgian. There is actual harmony whereas most BPAs are completely dominated by the hops.

Mouthfeel:
Bubbly champagne with a light, refreshing hoppiness. A great beer in general, there are no gross aftertastes.
The aftertaste that's noticeable is a slightly grassy bitterness.
This is probably a medium bodied beer, but the carbonation makes it appear lighter.

Overall:
I must be honest...I paid $5 for a 750mL bottle. This price was a steal. However, this is definitely the best BPA I've ever had and is therefore completely worth the money I spent. I would recommend trying this beer if you get the chance, but I wouldn't spend the upwards of $20 that I've seen it sold for. A regular Duvel (Belgian strong ale) is delicious, but added dry hoppings make it even better!

Photo of jdhilt
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Photo of THECPJ
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

reviewed from notes:

appearance: golden yellow with a 2 finger white head

smell: citrus, spice, hops, malts

taste: citrus, hops, spice

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: a very nice Belgian IPA's. I'm not a fan usually of the style but this was good.

Cheers,
The CPJ

Photo of mynie
4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Perfect pour from a perfect bottle. Lookswise, the beer is indistinguishable from regular Duvel, which is perfect. So, yeah. Gets a 5.

It was bottled 15 months ago and the hops still dominate. The neat, cross-continental variation promised on the bottle isn't all that discernable--I'm only so-so at identifying hop varieties when they're fresh, and not put up against Belgian yeast. Regular Duvel's aroma is perfect because its so delicate in spite of its assertiveness. This is assertive, and very pleasantly so, but the flavors are too intense to pick up much subtleties.

Tastes like it smells--good and unique--but way strong, and it takes a while to pick the pieces apart and figure out what's what. At first it tasted like a really hoppy champagne. After it warmed a bit and I had grown more accustomed to it, I could pick out some more traditionally Duvelesque nodes, which separated this from other hoppy Belgian pales. The hops still hit you hard up front, but they're followed up by the spicy sunshiney Duvel malt, ending on more hops and pleasantly burny yeast.

Photo of hosehead83
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a classy looking wire-and-cork big bottle into a wine goblet.
Cloudy, hazy straw color with a big, billowy head of rocky white foam.
Aroma-Fragrant onrush of earthy hops, grassy meadow, and faint spicy yeast.
Taste-big dose of grassy,earthy hops, spicy yeast, lemon rind, white pepper, and mint leaf, leading to a dry flavorfull finish. A beguiling, heady mix of three different hops and Belgian subtle nuances make every sip a different experience. Worth the money to try at least once. A unique beer experience.

Photo of woosterbill
4.95/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750ml bottle, bottled 5/18/2010 and purchased from a store cooler, into a Duvel tulip. Shared with vonschplieffen.

A: Cloudy gold body with an inch of pillowy white head. Good retention, sticky lace. Not nearly as distinctively gorgeous as regular Duvel, but still quite nice.

S: Wow. This is over a year old, and the hops still dominate. It smells like a bushel of smashed pink grapefruits scattered about a sunny Belgian hayfield. It's fruity, grassy, herbal, deep, contemplative, and, in a word, divine.

T: Deliciousness. Bready pilsner malt; sharply grassy, herbal, and fruity hops; apple + pear esters; and a bone dry, moderately bitter, spicy finish. Again, wow.

M: Creamy, full, frothy, lively, substantial, awesome.

O: What a beer. I didn't think anything could improve on regular Duvel in this general category, but I was wrong. The malt, hops, and yeast in this beer work it utmost harmony, delivering nothing short of pure, absolute flavor heaven. If it weren't so expensive, I would buy every bottle in sight. As it is, I'll just buy out the rest of the stock from the store where I got this, since it's both cheaper than anywhere else I've seen and refrigerated, so the hops are fresher than I expected. So, so good.

Cheers!

Photo of MadCat
5/5  rDev +19%
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.

Photo of rowingbrewer
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is definitely better than the regular duvel. And the best part about it was it was free. A huge thanks to one of the owners of my company for goof to the VIP dinner at Belgium comes to Cooperstown and returning with some excellent beers.

This beer pours a yellow golden straw color with good slightly off white carbonation. The smell is slightly yeasty with some malt character and a healthy amount of spice earthy hops. The flavor is not Overpowering in either way forwards being a Belgian bee or an ipa. It strikes a nice balance with the hops and Belgian yeast flavor. Th mouthfeel is medium light bodied and very well carbed. Overal I would say the beer is good but definitely not with the twenty two dollar price tag

Photo of srandycarter
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - murky straw, stark white thin bubble head slow to leave. Some lace appears.

S - Lightly sharp acidic smell, melded with sweet malt.

T - Nice. Tart, but sweet. Acrid, but mellow. Very nice.

M - Medium body, good carb, good balance.

D - A pleasant beer. ABV masked nicely and could drink more than one of these.

Photo of giblet
4.78/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

this beer is busy. poured from the bottle with about 3 inches of head. good steady carbonation. lacing down the glass with excellent retention. i was done with the goblet and there was one and a half inch of head left! hoppy but different. the three hops augment each other so it is confusing but good. nice bitter and dry aftertaste! pale yellow in color, sour apple, bread, and pungent smell...this beer rocks. expensive but who cares! i will have this maybe once a year so cost is not important.

suckem up and movem out!

giblet

Photo of divineaudio
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bomber into a tulip. bottled on may 18th 2010, consumed on june 30th 2011. split the bottle with my roommate for his birthday.

a - pours a cloudy, pale yellow with a giant, dense, white, foamy head. retention is excellent and leaves thicks swaths of sticky lace in the glass.

s - citrusy, toasty and slightly sour.

t - lots going on here. pale malts and freshly baked bread, slight spiciness, lemony sweetness, pungent bitterness and a dry finish. picked out the styrian and saaz hops right away as we were discussing the flavor.

m - medium body with a gritty feel. adequate carbonation and a slight alcohol warming.

o - quite a unique and enjoyable beer, the 9% catches up quick though. definitely different from english or american ipa's. worth seeking out for belgian fans.

Photo of BierFan
3.58/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a corked 750ml bottle into a Duvel tulip glass. Bottled on May 18th, 2010.

Slightly hazy golden yellow body with a big fluffy white head. Lots of Euro hop aroma, and an unfortunate slight skunk(it was sunny when I picked up the bottle). Hops are similarly bold in the taste. Once your tastebuds get past the hops you find the familiar Duvel spicy yeast and pale malts. Almost seems like an imperial pilsner.

Photo of david18
3.78/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought a (very expensive!) bottle of this recently at my local bottle shop. Although I liked it very much it still wasn't like regular Duvel or Duvel Green.

Appearance is like a belgian strong pale, pale/straw color, lots of active carbonation, nice amount of head.

Aroma provides an excellent combination of the classic Duvel smell with a citrusy hoppy essence.

Flavor as well was like a combination of the original Duvel with the presence of hops. Not too overwhelming but, unfortunately, enough there to actually take away from the original recipe.

I liked this beer but for the price I'm not sure it's that good.

Photo of jrenihan
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled May 18, 2010

Looks like a regular Duvel- a clear straw-gold colour with a huge, frothy white head.

Lots of fruit in the nose- peach and lemon. Belgian yeast and sugar are there as well. A bit of spice. A very floral smell. Really nice- quite intoxicating, really!

The taste of the beer comes as a bit of surprise, when you are used to the regular Duvel. The bitterness is present (most strongly in the aftertaste), though it is nothing like an American IPA. Spice-filled, but also rather juicy, with the fruit flavours from the nose quite prominent. Belgian yeast is there. Really nice.

Nice medium body, with a carbonation that is prominent but composed of very small bubbles- active and not irritating at all.

Overall, a great spin on a classic. I am a big fan of Duvel, and this rendition is great as well. Very good.

Photo of rvdoorn
4.72/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2007 vintage:
Look: the beer pours a straw-yellow color with a nice white head
Smell: Strong floral hops in the nose, together with some spicy pepper, grass, yeast and sweet honey.
Taste: Nice hop bitterness, grass, citrus fruits and flowers. Fruity as well. Some nice honey balanced this beer perfectly. Dry and crisp aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, high carbonation, very silk
Overall: Fantastic beer, so much better than the 2010 version I had a few days ago! This beer is Art.

Photo of bruachan
3.85/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

golden with head light as can be

this beer smells like toothpaste. mint, mint and mint. don't get me wrong, i love a glass of cellar-temp toothpaste on a friday night.

wait...i thought this was Duvel plus some hops. it's (more-or-less) unrecognizable as such. tastes like mint, too. but it's delicious! this beverage is not nearly as hot as the "regular" Duvel. it's kinda sweet. and well hoppy

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.68/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Duvel Tripel Hop (side by side in comparison to Duvel)

Appearance: Pours a pale, straw yellow, much to par with the standard Duvel. Chunks of head floating above leaving rings and sheets of lacing down the branded glasses.

Smell: Assertively hoppy nose, yet still mimicking the standard floral/belgian yeasty Duvel aroma, the Tripel Hop being more floral predominately with a slight grassy tinge. Overall a fragrant and delicious smelling brew.

Taste: A mixture of grassy and resinous hops, very herbal, a mix of euro style hop flavour with American hop bitterness. The Amarillo hop employed yields a strong bitter, resinous and mild grapefruit like presence. The Saaz and Styrian Goldings add more of the earthy, herbal, tea like essence.

Mouthfeel: Less dry and crisp than the standard Duvel, but still a strong carbonation, mild hop bite and a light to medium body.

Overall: Much tastier than the standard Duvel, more hop aroma, flavor, and the base beer seems sweet by comparison. The only part lacking in the Tripel Hop was the mouthfeel, which was markedly dryer in the standard Duvel. The sticker price is what it is, but the beer delivers.

Photo of russwbeck
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Brewed on 18 May 2010, best before 18 May 2013.

A: Poured into my trusty Duvel Tulip, this beer pours extremely similarly to Duvel. A huge bubbly, thick, ice cream like head rises quickly from the pale yellow brew. It almost looks like champagne when you pour it. Bubbles race from the etched bottom of the glass.

S: Piney sweet hops mixed with the familiar candied sugar and Belgian yeasty smells of Duvel make this truly a unique smell. The hops are without a doubt the focus here.

T: The taste is not as big as I thought it would be. The front is hoppy, but certainly not a hop bomb. The middle is very Belgian, much like a Tripel or Strong Pale. The end is a bit boozy.

MF: Crisp, refreshing, everything you need for a hot summer day.

O: I got this at a decent price, $15, for which I say this beer is probably worth it. For the $30+ I saw it for, definitely not. A good beer indeed, but not $30 for 750ml good.

Photo of Knapp85
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle right after it came in at Abe's and put it away for a little while. Opened it with a friend of mine and was very excited to try it. The brew poured out as a nice slightly hazy golden color with a big fluffy white head. The smell of the Saaz hops were running wild on the nose along with some yeast. The taste of the set had a very crisp hoppiness to it. The flavor had a strong bite to it and a light earthiness too in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel was light and sharp, medium bodied and refreshing. Overall this beer is quite expensive but I'd say it's almost worth it.

Photo of atr2605
4.78/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- pours a hazy soft yellow with a huge white head with exceptional retention that fades into a lingering white lace around the glass
S-Grassy, spicy, lemon, and honey
T-sweet malt and lemon up front that leads into the grassy earthy flavor. Very well balanced. Very hoppy but flavorful and diverse.
M- Medium-full bodied
O-A great expansion on duvel. I love the original and this is a nice spin on it. It a very flavorful and complex beer but still maintains its drinkability. I would highly recommend this beer

Photo of WesWes
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours a hazy pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a solid pale malt scent along with a bouquet of citrus hops and a killer Belgian yeast aroma. It's dry and bitter with nice fruity yeast character. The taste is good as well. It has a dry, pale malt flavor along with a nice Belgian yeast fruitiness and a hefty portion of citrus hops. It's quite bitter, although the yeast character really makes this beer. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium/full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a terrific Belgian style IPA. The breweries making authentic Belgian beers seems to churn out the most interesting versions of this style.

Photo of womencantsail
3.78/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer pours a cloudy golden color with a huge white head.

S: Lots of yeast esters here. Big time banana, pear, and apple on the aroma. A moderate spice note, primarily white pepper. Pale malts and floral hops with a mild straw note to it.

T: The flavor is sort of like Duvel light. Nice fruit notes to it with a sort of light malt character. The hops aren't super intense, but it does have a nice floral quality. Mild to moderate sweetness overall.

M: Medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: This wasn't too shabby, but not worth the $20 most places are charging for it.

Photo of Beer4Baltimore
4.63/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle, caged and corked
brewed on 18 May 2010 (date is a nice touch)
A - clear pale golden ale with a lacy frothy head that lingers while drinking. Quite bubbly looking.
S - some mild belgian yeasty esters with a hoppy citrus background.
T - BANG. Not much mild about this one. It screams Belgian IPA. Yeasty, hoppy, spicy, lemon citrus with a carbonation you can taste. I can just barely detect the alcohol, but at 9.5 ABV I expect to.
M - light to medium bodied with great carbonation.
D - most definitely will be finishing this bottle.
OK, I have finally found the Belgian IPA I was looking for.
Excellent.

Duvel Tripel Hop from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
94 out of 100 based on 567 ratings.