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Duvel Tripel Hop - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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567 Ratings

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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

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

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

Golden in color and clear.  Two finger white head white okay retention and great lacing.  The head retention is nowhere near as impressive as the standard Duvel.

Belgian yeast and citrus hops.  It's been a while since I had a normal Duvel so it's hard to compare.

Taste has an interesting hop profile.  Taste is similar to Duvel, but more bitter.  There's a strong bready malt base with slightly bitter citrus undertones; lemon zest and grapefruit. There's a faint saison-like spiciness to it.

Medium body, good for the style.    Great carbonation.

Overall this is a nice Belgian.  I think the bitterness makes it less balanced than the normal Duvel, but some people may enjoy that.  I received this as a gift, an although it's very good, I don't think it's worth the premium of the normal variant.

Photo of JizackFH
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
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 lazjuarez
3.43/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brewed on May 18, 2010. Poured into a goblet.

A: Pours a light hazy straw color with 2 fingers worth of a bright white fluffy head. Good retention with some light lacing. Carbonation coming off the bottom of the glass.

S: Nose is citrusy, almost like lemons, grassy notes with light yeast/earthy qualities. Very light pepper notes as well.

T: Hop bitterness up front, paired with some good spicing. Alcohol is evident, slight warming, but subsides after the second sip. Oxidation is present in my opinion, did not evolve with the little it cellared.

M: Light bodied, very small carbonation and a bit of an alcohol kick which cleanses the palate well.

Overall, I believe I need to review this brew fresh, the taste and mouthfeel felt off. I felt like I was drinking a strong saison.

Photo of mavbrew
4/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

Photo of LSUPT
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml to a Duvel Tulip

Large bright white head, approx.3 fingers, leaves some rings of thick sticky lacing as it slowly,gracefully,dissipates. A somewhat cloudy light yellow color.

Smell is Belgian yeast, bread, and a bit spicy. Taste is pleasant. For some reason I expected a completely different beer than Duvel but it was a pleasant surprise to find out that was a hopped up version of Duvel. Very similar in taste, with a much appreciated strong bitterness, mostly getting the taste from the Syrian Goldings but the Amarillo and Saaz increase the complexity. Spicy, floral with some citrus in the aftertaste, orange rind and a bit of lemon. Malt profile is virtually the same a Duvel. Mouthfeel is very nice, high carbonation on the lips but is less noticeable as it goes down very smoothly.

This is a beer that I have been dying to try because of my love for Duvel and it did not disappoint. Thanks to Brian for this treat.

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

Aggressive pour into my chalice golden color with nice pale yellow head that retains well. Nice lace.
Sweet, astringent taste that does the style justice but the intended hop presence isn't as pronounced as I expected.
A very good beer though, just not overwhelming.

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

750 ml bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. As expected, huge, fluffy white three-finger head over a cloudy light golden body. The head retains with pillows of creaminess and leaves tons of lacing along the glass.

The aroma is very much Duvel, with the sweetness I am used to experiencing, but the addition of the hops takes it to a new level. The sweet aroma breaks through the hop notes regularly and is reminiscent of the original. The hops blend nicely with the spicy yeast and produce a pleasant mix.

The flavor is a superb blend that follows the aroma. The sweet malt mixes with the typical Belgian yeast spiciness and provides a perfect base for the three varieties of hops. The hop notes are not overpowering at all, but are merged flawlessly into the flavors. Well done.

Medium to light mouthfeel that is very enjoyable and shows nearly none of the alcohol. A must have for those who love Duvel and hops at all.

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

Poured a very light hazy golden amber with a full two fingers of frothy white head on the top. Very nice and slow recession finally gave way to a decent layer of lace and froth across the top that stayed with it until the bitter end. Good amount of suspension visible as well as a decent amount of carbonation could be seen streaming up towards the top.

The aroma was fantastic coming off of this one. A very full and bright vibrant smell, lots of yeast and light citrus aromas. Hints of fresh grass, lemon, and coriander were very apparent and gave this a very big hop nose. I was quite shocked and surprised by how nice this was. It started with a nice light peach or pear flavor but was then hopped and taken out of the realm with a good deal of grapefruit and lemon flavors. This nice tart and bitter finish was beautiful. Such a light bright but yet full flavor was a really big surprise. A very fruity and hoppy Belgian,

Photo of 4000qtrap
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

Photo of bbkd3b
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip for great justice.

Hits the glass with a cloudy, bright-yellow body. The usual Duvel carbonation allows for the signature 2-finger head to form with ever-lasting retention. Beautiful aroma of Belgian yeast, lemon, and hops pretty much defines what a Belgian IPA should smell like. Had to read the booklet that came with the bottle to make sure I could pick up on at least one of those hops before I drank it.

The first sip is fantastic - reminds of Duvel with a stronger, hoppy backbone. Very fruity all around, with the aforementioned lemon bubbling on the tongue. As it slides to the back of the mouth, a layer of sweeter fruits is revealed. Meanwhile, the hops prick away at the tongue giving it that IPA characteristic that I've come to love so much. Somehow, it's complex and simple all at the same time. Fantastic.

Overall/notes - A special-occasion beer for me: celebrated my graduation from college and it marks my 100th review. Duvel really nailed this one down, though I can't be all that surprised, given how amazing the base is. It's a shame I don't have another one to age properly.

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

750ml into a tulip. Pours classic Duvel in all regards.

Aroma is hoppy Duvel.

Taste is hoppy Duvel.

Mouthfeel classic Duvel.

This is the standard. Duvel as a base seems almost unfair ;)

Some brews are an exceptional value, the price of this is absurd.

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Poured a hazy bright orangey color ale with a super huge off-white foamy head with great retention and some excellent lacing. Aroma of dry floral hops is quite intense with notes of cat pee. Taste is totally dominated by the hops mix with great green floral notes with a dry hoppy finish. I thought there was a clear cat pee presence similar to Orval in this beer. Body was quite full with perfect carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed and something ZI would like to have access to on a regular basis.

Photo of Dawkfan
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
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 drowninginhops
4.58/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served in Duvel glass. From notes. Be on the lookout for a second review after I age the other one.

A: Straw yellow with 2+ finger head that wont quit. with gobs of foamy lacing.

S: Sweet fruits, pear, lemon, flowers, bubblegum, apple. Should be a 5 not 4.5 but I think that after aging it will bloom more.

T: See smell add yeast, coriander and some grains.

M: Light crisp and airy, mmm.

D: Excellent. worth the hype but not at $20. $12-15 would be better to justify. Absolutely must try.

Photo of silentjay
3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Disclaimer: This bottle is a year old now, but since I found it for a good deal, I bought it, and will review it keeping the diminished hop flavors due to the age in mind.

pours golden straw with a huge pure white, cloudy head that is a staple of the brewery. the head retains its depth well and laces in chunks.

very floral on the nose with some delicate candy-sweet light malts and some funky and slightly fruity yeast.

sweet crackery malts with a bit of peppery and fruity yeast are more dominant in the taste, but the hops break through and add floral/grassy notes and some slight fruitiness. can only imagine the hops being more dominant would make this tastier.

tons of prickly carbonation on a medium bodied brew that has a sticky syrupy sweetness on the back end that isn't too pleasant.

overall, its good, and I wish I had tried it fresh, but even with some age it is tasty.

Photo of CHickman
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy straw yellow in color with a massive 2 finger foamy white head that faded slowly and left good foamy spotty lacing; pours very nicely out of the bottle and settles quite slowly.

Smells of sweet fruit, caramel, sweet malt, banana, citrus hops, floral hops, flowers, bubblegum, funky yeast, coriander, wet bread, some light grains, fruits like apple, pear, pepper and cardboard; really nice zesty nose that is soft and complex with just enough hops to level out the aroma; each whiff leads the way to a delicious sip.

Tastes of sweet malt, caramel, yeast, citrus hops, lemon, floral hops, flowers, bubblegum, coriander, wet bread, light grains, clove, banana, sour apple, pear, brown sugar, grapefruit, pepper and some light spices that trail off airy and sweet, with a semi-dry finish; very complex with lots of fruity complexities and malt sweetness. The hops are mild and add basic spices that make this pop with a crisp zest.

Mouthfeel is light, crisp and airy, with light carbonation, a light body and a tart finish that trails off with a sweetness that coats the tongue. This ends crisp, clean and bitter with just a nice flavor lingering.

This was an excellent beer that went down real easy and lived up to the hype. A high recommendation. The only knock on this beer is that it is very expensive, but if you can spring for it then you will definitely enjoy it.

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Props to andrenaline for offering this up for sharsies
A - fuzzy golden and super bubbly in the first glass poured, but way much more cloudy and mellow in the 2nd glass poured, head retention and lacing off the charts
S - super fruity with banana, pineapple, citrus, plumb, and light pine
T - fruity but dominated by citrus to the point of lemonade-like, piney hops, and finishing with a phenolic aftertaste
M - thin and well carbonated, smooth dry finish
O - a tasty take on a belgian, I don't like to let price into the mix but I have to say I was expecting more given the premium on this, but still a tasty brew

Photo of rarbring
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A clear rather pale straw colored beer, a very high, slowly settling white head, leaving good lacing and has some curtains.

The smell is earthy, stable, dirt, leather but also some fruits, fresh apples and pears.

Initially sweet, white bread, oranges, spices, clove, peppers, some wood. Some yeast and sour milk.

Medium high carbonation, soft texture and minimal bubbles, refreshing and smooth.

Fresh, exciting and complex.

Photo of rtepiak
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

an older bottle with a loss in brisk hop nature replace with interesting apple sour hop esters. body looks just shy of that cauliflower head that a great fresh beligian IPA has. nose is apple split by booze and a deep greens sea weed sorachi ace hop earthy greens. palate is effervescent like the duvel regular but with a mild souring in the malt yeast activity. i would like to see this on tap. feel is a bit astringent dry with a gritty wood feeling. very mild sweet that expands, which is nice to fill in the blanks. a very subtle hint of marzipan but think it would be rendered non existent in a fresh batch.

Photo of BeerMaverick
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
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 foogerd
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Cloudy pale yellow body with a thick fluffy white head thats about an inch and a half.

S- Fruity phenolic yeast, a dry bitterness along with some alcohol, pale wheat aroma.

T- Traditional Duvel on an angry hop rage, the yeasty fruitiness is there but totally overshadowed by this very forward hop presence. The liveliness that im used to from the traditional Duvel is replaced by a dry bitter hoppiness and the light fruits play more of a supporting role.

M- More foamy and less carbonation than the regular.

O- Interesting take on the Duvel that I'm drinking my whole life but I'd still go with the classic rather than this, worth a try if only for the novelty of this brewery tweaking such a classic brew and seeing what comes out of it.

Photo of phishgator
3.78/5  rDev -10%
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.

Photo of jsh420
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours cloudy golden yellow with a big 2+ finger pillowy head that left spotted lacing

smells of alcohol spice and fruity belgian yeast

taste - a super hopped version of duvel - very fruity very dry very good

mouthfeel is light and highly carbonated very drinkable

overall - i was very impressed - however the price of the bottle hurts the overall drinkability

Photo of rajendra82
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The brown colored, corked and caged bomber, with the gold neck foil, and the special edition informative booklet tied to the neck, made for an attractive presentation. While the external packaging was markedly different, the beer itself looked almost exactly like the regular Duvel; with a pale, golden amber body; a large head, sticking above the rim of the Duvel tulip glass; and steady streams of carbonation in the liquid below; in other words, perfect as usual. The smell was a bit more like a Saison than normal Duvel, with a spicy, funky edge to it. The experience of the smell carried forth into the taste, and I could detect white peppercorns, orange peel, coriander, and lemon zest. The body was airy and light as usual, and the lively carbonation made the beer feel extra creamy. This is pretty much the same Duvel we all love, but with an extra kick given by the hops. The dry hopping adds to the experience, but the underlying original character still shines through.

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

Was pleased to share this one with my fellow BA, as I saved it for my 400th review.

A - Pours a hazy murky dark orange colours, two fingers of relentless head with some insanely sticky lacing.

S - The cloves and sweet fruits dominate, though there is a touch of metallic notes also present. Some sweet citrus hops come through on the finish.

T - Noticeable hop presence, but unlike La Chouffe's offering, it is much more of a Belgian. Strangely tastes like lemonade with a sour citrus bitterness that lingers on the tongue. The traditional Duvel flavours come through as well, though are quite masked.

M - Surprisingly light on the tongue, but goes down smooth and finishes nice and wet.

O - Overall a tasty offering, but nowhere near worth the price tag. Thankfully this was a gift, as I would've been thoroughly disappointed had I actually dropped $30 on this.

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