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Duvel Tripel Hop - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

560 Ratings
THE BROS
91
outstanding

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Ratings: 560
Reviews: 269
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 10%
Wants: 96
Gots: 82 | 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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Photo of wagenvolks
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml corked & caged bottle into (what else?) a Duvel tulip. Brewed May 18, 2010--30 year commemoration of the Mount St. Helens eruption?

Spectacular pour, with a lager-esque golden hue, hazed by small yeast bits. The fluffy head is eggshell-white and superbly retained thanks to a terrific hopping and lots of carbonation. Sticky lacing coats the tulip. Aromas of fresh-cut grasses and herbal hop cones. The Saaz is the dominant strain, here, but an Amarillo dry-hop peeks its head in for a brief, spicy appearance.

Crisp notes of pale Belgian malts and a stinging earthy hop bitterness coat the tongue, but finish clean with each sip. Such is the beauty of Duvel. Alcohol esters suggest pineapple and pear, with a boozy, tangy heat in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated, but dries out the back of the tongue too much for all that booze to land there. An enjoyable Belgian IPA, for sure, although I didn't notice a huge difference between this and regular Duvel (save for the price!).

wagenvolks, Feb 05, 2011
Photo of kingcrowing
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml corked & caged bottle poured into a tulip.

Pours a hazy amber color with a small white head with a very fruity and citrus, lots of lemon.

Taste is basically Duvel with more hops, that's really it. There's a nice creamy mouthfeel with a sharp dry finish, overall decent but not worth the price point.

kingcrowing, Feb 05, 2011
Photo of BARFLYB
4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

$11 750ml into some Duvel snifters with oglmcdgl.

A- Half the Duvel glass is a golden pale color the upper portion is a basket of white foam that looks sudsy. Becomes a mountain range with stick.

S- A big ol duvel with the signature yeast and a big bouquet of floral hops and some perfume. Some alcohol shining through not a big deal. Some grassy essence with some tropical whiffs.

T- This is a beauty. Even with six months on the bottle, the hops are still brilliant, a burst of everything up front with earthy hops, tropic taste and some floral quality. Mid way some perfume and alcohol are therwe and this finishes yeasty and earthy.

M- A really great feel on this one. It's about medium in build and the carb is spot on. Spritzy and alive.

D- I split the bottle but easily could of polished off the bottle. A great beer that shows it's true colors. A easy drinker, if Belgians are your thing.

BARFLYB, Feb 03, 2011
Photo of oglmcdgl
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A bottles split with onix1arg before the ice storm. Poured into two duvel tulips. Perfect.

A- a nice firm pour yields a mountain of bright white fluffy clouds that hold for what seams like an eternity then slowly settling but not before its leaves a ton of chunky stick sea foam on the glass and a substantial island in the middle. The brew is a hazy straw yellow with some orange highlights that glows wonderfully when held to the light.

S- wet grassy hops up front with a nice background spice. There's a musty yeasty punch. Some fruit and perfumey floral notes.

T- grassy and herbal with a nice spicy nip that works well with the spicy fruity hits from the yeast. Malts are biscuity and dry but do bring a bit of sweetness that rounds things out nicely.

M- body is about medium with a bit of slickness to it but then the carb picks up and gets rather assertive.

D- this is a big beer but drinks like a beer half its size. A nice twist on the regular and one ill be looking for next time around. I wana try it even fresher but I held out for the right price and boy did I finally find it.

oglmcdgl, Feb 02, 2011
Photo of aepb1
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Part of a tasting hosted by vapodge, many thanks my friend!

A- Straw yellow, translucent body with a bubbly, creamy/foamy, white head

S- Grassy hops, fruity grapes and some sugar

T- Belgian! Hoppy hay, some more white grapes making a little bitterness with the tell-tale belgian yeasts finishing crisp with floral hops

M- Light, high carbonation, clean finish, a little alcohol burn on the finish

D- Good beer, fun, bubbly, no more than one per sitting but will definitely return to this one

aepb1, Feb 01, 2011
Photo of FreshHawk
4.6/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Very crisp, light golden apple color with plenty of bubbles. Large, incredibly light, fluffy, bubbly, sticky, soapy, white head. Very light bubbly appearance, think bubble bath. Really great retention as it just sticks around for a long time.

S - Hops have a pretty strong aroma. Floral, earthy, grassy, and spicy hop aroma. Some of the typical Duvel/BSPA aroma also present. Touches of orchard fruit, yeast and malt. As it warms I'm getting more of the amarillo citrus hop aroma. Got much better as it warmed.

T - Like the nose, there is a good amount of hoppiness that comes out. Some grassy, floral, herbal, spiced, and citrus hops come out. As it warmed a bit more of the citrus/fruity amarillo hop flavors came out. Some typical Duvel flavors in the background. A touch of mustiness came out along with the grassy hop flavors. Not really bitter, just slightly hoppy.

M - Medium to full body with a good level of carbonation. Fluffy, thickish and slightly creamy feel.

D - Very easy to drink. There are hops, but they aren't overly bitter. Not quite as good or drinkable as the original, but a little more interesting and good nonetheless.

Notes: Good beer, although I prefer the regular Duvel (and given that it is cheaper I like it a lot better). Hops come in fairly strong, not that it is bad, I just prefer the original. Glad I got to try it, but from now own I'll just get the original. Nice hoppiness and it provides a nice diversity of hop flavors, I just prefer the original.

FreshHawk, Jan 30, 2011
Photo of beerpirates
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
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

beerpirates, Jan 29, 2011
Photo of Sideswipe
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

Sideswipe, Jan 29, 2011
Photo of twiggamortis420
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This nice Christmas present pours a surprisingly hazed gold color with a stiff, bubbly white head. Excellent retention and lacing.

Nose has a nice compliment of hoppy aromas - grassy, fruity and lime-peel. Yeast throws off lots of bready and pear notes. Honeyed grains and maybe even some white grapes as it warms.

Lots of hop flavor while still maintaining a nice Belgian identity. I was afraid this would go the way of the Belgian IPA, but this seems to stay squarely in BSPA territory. Hops get fruity in the middle and throw off some hay and grass flavors. Maintains alot of the standard Duvel character - good mouthfeel, some creaminess and prickly carbonation. Although I must say, I would prefer the original over this 8 times out of 10.

twiggamortis420, Jan 26, 2011
Photo of jrallen34
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle drank from a Matilda glass...Pours a clear straw, pissy, lighter than a regular Duvel. The head is good as the regular, huge fluffy bright white, falls to look like frosting. Really good retention and lacing...Smells like a dry hopped duvel, yeast, herbs, lemon, hops but none of the amarillo. Has a spiced alcohol finish, distracting...The taste is not as hoppy as you would think, pretty easy to drink and smooth. However, there is a catty quality to it that makes me almost sip it and hurts drinkability. Yeast, lemon, floral hops.

This is interesting but I prefer the regular Duvel. Worth trying if you can find it cheaply but not at $20.

jrallen34, Jan 23, 2011
Photo of dirtylou
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle - $14.99, split and served with some braised chicken thighs

appearance: foiled, corked, caged, with an informational packet. served in my ale asylum chalice - straw golden body, absolutely perfect pillowy white head with perfect retention

smell: lots of hops, crisp belgian yeasts, white pepper, honey, pear, mild citrus

taste: Duvel definitely keeps the "belgian" in a belgian ipa - crisp belgian yeast, very defined bosc pear taste, spice, white pepper, citrus, saaz and other varietals of hops. Mild bitter finish - very good and will pair well with lots of dishes

mouthfeel: crisp, lightly spiced, light bitter finish

drinkability: solid

dirtylou, Jan 22, 2011
Photo of OttoPeeWee
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is Duvel on steroids. More bitter, and more boozy. The smell and head are very similar to the original, with the exception that it is a bit more pleasantly husky smelling. Fantastic to say the least, but why mess with the perfection of the original? I have a feeling its to appeal to the hop-heads.

Outstanding beer and a must try for Duvel fans and hop heads, but I'd prefer two bottles of the original golden nectar because its more drinkable at the lower abv.

OttoPeeWee, Jan 22, 2011
Photo of nickfl
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with one finger of bone white foam on top of a hazy, golden body. The foam settles slowly and leaves little lace.

S - Citrus notes of orange and lime with some licorice aroma. Zesty and very interesting.

T - Tangy wheat malt up front with a little bit of graham cracker malt flavor. Zesty, citrus hop character washes over the palate in the middle with notes of lemon-lime and orange as well as a hint of pine. The beer finishes with moderate bitterness and a light, bready malt note with a bit of lingering anise.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a fairly dry finish.

D - Very odd, this is a beer with a unique character that reminds me of nothing else except, perhaps, for the few beers I have had that were brewed with Sorachi Ace hops. The lime zest notes that characterize the aroma and flavor of this beer are truly unique and mix strangely with the bready malt. This is a nice beer, and so unique that it really must be tried to be understood, but I don't think it any any way eclipses the original Duvel. Belgian IPA is such an idiomatic style, with so many divergent interpretations and this is one of the few that stands out from the pack. Still, I prefer the versions that are brewed with fruity American hops to this unique style.

nickfl, Jan 21, 2011
Photo of Cannoneer
4.9/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is truly the perfection in a bottle. Champagne of beers, if you will. Light and airy, yet substantial and very flavorful. A paradox...

Poured golden straw color - lighter than I thought it would be. Very, very enticing sight with a creamy head. Smell of fresh hay, honey and lemon. Heavenly taste - very clean, very balanced, just...perfection. While other good beers allow you to dissect their aromas and distinguish different notes, this one goes all in one piece, enveloping the tongue with the full gamma of incredibly harmoniously intertwined tastes. This is one outstanding beer.

Cannoneer, Jan 20, 2011
Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.58/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

It won't affect the appearance score, of course, but this is one of the most impressive looking presentations that I've ever seen. Silk-screened label tastefully done in classic red, white and gold. Cork-and-cage covered by thick gold foil. Informative booklet on heavy paper slung around the bottle neck with red string. Very nice.

Pastel pineapple beneath a majestic crown of alabaster cream that displays all that is great about Belgian foam, the best in all the world. The head is ridiculously rocky and supremely sticky, with small chunks of suds already appearing on the upper reaches of the glass. Exceptional without a doubt.

The nose is a noble hophead's dream. Saaz (Czech Republic), Styrian Goldings (Slovenia) and Amarillo (U.S.) are the 'tripel hops' in question. Each inhale delivers a nostril pleasing cloud of lupulin goodness. Believe it or not, the orange peel character of Amarillo is noted beneath the grassy-musky-herbal blast of the more dominant Europeans.

Duvel Triple Hop is outstanding beer, as I was sure it would be. Adding even more hops to one of planet Earth's finest ales was bound to turn out well. Is DTH better than the original? Probably not (since Duvel is about as close to perfect as beer can get), but it's blowing the doors off my palate with each upending of the glass.

The second pour results in even more of a visual masterpiece than the first pour. Wow! This is one of those rare cases in which the addition of a massive amount of hops might have screwed with the base beer's balance. However, that's only because Duvel is so impeccably balanced to begin with.

The kaleidoscopic flavor profile includes yeasty French bread (with crusts), ripe pears, meadow grasses, orange zest, and a considerable white pepper and clove spiciness. What a hoptastic treat! The ABV has to be a mistake. Never has a 9.5% ale had its alcohol buried this well. Never... ever.

The mouthfeel, while good, is not up the usual standards of Belgian beer in general and Brouwerij Duvel Mortgaat in particular. For starters, it's a little more thin than it should be. In addition, the bubbles, while appropriately sparkly, don't add that amazingly silky and expansive creaminess that Belgianophiles crave.

Trying to improve on a bona fide classic is a worthwhile endeavor, but it usually comes up short in the end. No matter, because Duvel Triple Hop is incredibly delicious beer that can proudly take its place alongside the best Belgian IPAs ever brewed.

BuckeyeNation, Jan 17, 2011
Photo of tdawgydog
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
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???

tdawgydog, Jan 17, 2011
Photo of jeffthecheff
3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy, yellow color with a huge "Duvel" head. The foam is a bit more spacey with bigger bubbles than the original version.

Aroma has a bit more hops than the regular version, but the balance seems to be tipped more towards the yeast. It has an almost farmhouse-like character, with fresh grass, hay, and earth. There is also a bit of bubblegum. It has less hops than I was hoping for, but I think the aroma is an improvement from the original version.

The flavor is much heavier hopped than the original version. It has a very dry finish with intense bitterness. I prefer the balance of regular Duvel, and find a lot of the more nuanced flavors to be lost with the high bitterness. Good level of spice to complement the hops, with a grassy, hay like flavor towards the finish along with a slight medicinal bite.

Mouthfeel is very dry and highly carbonated. Helps with drinkability, but it is a little too dry to stand up to the bitterness.

jeffthecheff, Jan 16, 2011
Photo of elniko
4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Lucked into this beer at Perry's in Dallas. Poured from into Duvel tulip.

A: Simply exquisite. Huge pillowy head with beautiful lacing. I have to rate as a 5.

S: I pick up some spiciness with just a hint of light fruit as well.

T & M: Wow, quite impressive. Mouthfeel has carbonation and dryness apparent. Wonderfully balanced, the mixture of hop varietals works perfectly.

D: For the ABV quite drinkable. Made the mistake of drinking entire bottle.

elniko, Jan 16, 2011
Photo of EtOHMD
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

EtOHMD, Jan 16, 2011
Photo of CMW
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

CMW, Jan 16, 2011
Photo of nickhiller
3.58/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: pale hazy blonde, thick frothy head that has amazing retention--it literally doesn't move. Champagne-like bubbles and good lacing.

S: tropical fruits--banana candy, mangoes, lemon zest, sweet yeast esthers.

T: sickly sweet juicy juice, sour citrus hops, yeast tastes a lot like champagne, extremely bitter finish, lots of alcohol.

M: sharp carbonation, so sharp that it gives the beer a sour champagne feel and taste, warm alcohol on the finish.

D: at $20 a bottle, I really expected more. It was just way too sour and bitter without the complexity necessary to make it interesting. That said, when it warmed up (and shook it's carbonation) it became sweeter and warming, but complexity of flavor just wasn't in the cards I guess.

nickhiller, Jan 16, 2011
Photo of steelerguy
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Light golden straw color, very clear, highly carbonated. Nice head, very white, a bit rocky and maintained by all that carbonation.

S - Grassy, phenols give a spiciness, and a citric sweetness.

T - Light malts, slight grassiness carries over from the aroma. Lots of spiciness from the phenols made by the yeast. A bit of sweetness in the middle, hints of pear, followed by increasing bitterness. Finishes very dry, sweetness is gone, and end with a pronounced alcohol flavor.

M - Is it possible for a beer to have a complex mouthfeel? I think this one does! Starts off cool, immediately progressing into a tingle from all the carbonation as you swallow, and then progressing into a nice warmth from the alcohol, yet managing to finish very clean.

D - Extremely refreshing, the bitterness helps balance the high ABV, the carbonation and spiciness help it to finish dry with a pleasant aftertaste and warmth. Very nice.

steelerguy, Jan 09, 2011
Photo of GJ40
4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from a 750 ml bottle purchased at The Beer Dispensary in Apex, NC.

A - Pale yellow with the slightest haze, a big white head and a constant barrage of fine bubbles rising from the glass.

S - Black pepper, clove and banana.

T - Spicy and crisp like the regular Duvel but the additional hops give it a very different finish. Rather than the usual spicy finish, this one is lighter and more varied with both bitterness and flavor from the three hops. The American Amarillo hops don't stand out but they are noticeable. It's quite dry and the 9.5% alcohol remains well hidden.

M - Light in feel with a high carbonation (especially at first). Very much like a champagne.

D - Very flavorful yet smooth and warming. It took half a glass to adjust my palate but from then on I was hooked. This is a great beer.

GJ40, Jan 08, 2011
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4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

More proof that blondes are more fun. Pours gold with a white blanket covering it. Taste is really really hoppy, the way I like it with distinctly belgian spiciness. Smell is fragrant of sweet hop notes. The beer has a citrus sweetness that invites the drinker to continue sipping til it is all gone.

hdofu, Jan 07, 2011
Photo of stakem
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

stakem, Jan 04, 2011
Duvel Tripel Hop from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
93 out of 100 based on 560 ratings.