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Duvel Tripel Hop - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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538 Ratings

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Ratings: 538
Reviews: 267
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 97
Gots: 80 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV visit their website

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 GJ40
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%

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
Photo of hdofu
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%

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 +1.7%

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
Photo of TheTippler
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%

Poured in delirium goblet. Very thick head, looks like a coke float. Very light golden color. Peachy floral aroma. Medium light body. Quite bubbly. There is a decent hoppy-ness that doesn't exist in the Duvel Golden Ale, but it is in no way a hop-bomb. A very enjoyable drink, but at the $17ish price tag... not a regular drinker. Delicious, amazing, and worth the try while its still available

TheTippler, Jan 04, 2011
Photo of VelvetExtract
4.25/5  rDev +1%

A-Pours a golden yellow with unrelenting bubbles and a thick white head that stays and stays.

S-Fruity and lively combined with some strong hoppiness. Smells like a hopped up normal Duvel, quite excellent.

T-Quite deliious. You get a similar taste to the normal Duvel but with a big super complex hop addition. A lot going on here.

M-Light and crisp wit some the dry hoppy aftertaste.

D-Oh so very drinkable. Quite pricey so i may not be getting this again very soon but there is so much awesomeness in this beer. Alcohol is masked so well.

VelvetExtract, Jan 02, 2011
Photo of hardy008
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%

Pale gold with a 3 finger foamy white head with very good retention and lacing. The aroma has lemons, green apple, spice, and Belgian yeast.

The taste is like the aroma. Lemons, green apple, spice, and Belgian yeast. This beer is sweet, balanced nicely by hop bitterness.

Medium bodied, well carbonated, and finishes dry. A very nice beer, which is much like the original Duvel. I am glad I had a chance to try this, and recommend it highly.

hardy008, Jan 01, 2011
Photo of DannyS
4.9/5  rDev +16.4%

Consumed during celebrations for New Years Eve, watching Inception on Blu-Ray.

A - A hazy straw yellow with a tinge of orange, with that signature, snow-white duvel head, at least an inch thick, dissolving into a thick lacing that looks like bits of meringue. Beautiful doesn't begin to describe how awesome it is.

S - citric, grassy hops and yeast rule the aroma. Two very pleasant notes on the nose.

T - Duvel Smoothness, with a citric hoppy bite, and very very yeasty. Like duvel amped up to eleven, in a good way.

M - Sufficient viscosity and fine champagne-esque bubbles. Oh so smooth going down; I love it.

D - This does not taste like 9.5% ABV. It's so smooth and tasty, i could blow through two of these with little effort...and then promptly pass out the moment i tried to stand up. This one will sneak up on you.

Overall - One of the most satisfying beers I've ever had. Hoppy, yeasty, very slightly malty...It really is like Duvel with the awesome meter cranked up as far as it'll go. And considering how good standard Duvel is, that's no easy task. I am in love with this beer. I'm going out and getting more tomorow. I must have more.

DannyS, Jan 01, 2011
Photo of hoser
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%

The second time I have had this, is it worth the price no and thank you Adam for this christmas gift. Second time I had it, is good yes, late spiciness, do I think it is the best triple IPA no.

Charlevoix, Green Flash/St F collaboration, the original Achouffe, Flossmore's all rock on this and you can get two bottles of them for the price of this maybe.

hoser, Jan 01, 2011
Photo of metter98
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%

A: The beer is hazy light yellow in color and poured with a thick white head that slowly died down but never completely faded away.
S: The floral hops contribute a moderate to strong amount of spicy aromas to the nose.
T: There is a mild amount of bitterness in the overall taste, which is similar to the smell and has notes of lemons and spices.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very dry on the palate with a high amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is quite drinkable despite its high alcohol content, although the dryness lends this to being one best sipped.

metter98, Jan 01, 2011
Photo of GilGarp
4.58/5  rDev +8.8%

750 ml bottle served cold into my Watou goblet.

Duvel Tripel Hop is a pale golden yellow with a slightly hazy clarity. The head is not super-thick but it does have good longevity. As it settles, a nice sheet of lace is left on the glass.

The aroma is sweet and fruity. It's not so much like an American IPA with big citrus and pine but more subtle notes of peaches and grass. The traditional Duvel yeast is also evident in the nose.

Flavor is quite special with big spicy bitterness, probably from the saaz, combined with a fruit basket of both orchard and tropical varieties. Pepper and clove come together with peaches and apricots, drizzled with a little honey and spinkled with mint. Tons of flavor, lots of complexity, and totally enjoyable.

Mouthfeel is light in body and very strongly carbonated. Both are typical for the style but neither are my preference.

Overall a fantastic beer and one worthy of the praise and, just maybe, the price. If you're a fan of the traditional Duvel, seek this one out for a special occasion.

GilGarp, Jan 01, 2011
Photo of Gavage
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%

Appearance: pours a golden yellow color with a 1" white head that falls slowly to a thick merangue like covering. Nice lace develops.

Smell: nice floral bitterness and fruit sweetness create a nice aroma.

Taste: nice grainy malt presence with lemon zest, pear, green apple, and a nice biting bitterness to balance it out. Alcohol is slightly noticable.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp throughout with some dryness arriving late. Aftertaste is long as the flavors linger on the tongue.

Drinkability: slow sipping but nicely refreshing. Alcohol knocks it down a notch, but this is a wonderful full flavored beer.

Gavage, Dec 27, 2010
Photo of nova009
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%

Poured from a corked bomber into a tulip

A- monster foamy white head that reduces to about a half finger, pretty clear golden color with a nice stream of bubbles that rises to the top, decent lacing

S- wonderful belgian ipa smell, hops, fruity belgian smell with crisp pear and citrus fruits, slight malt aroma as well

T- bitter hops, sweet malt, slightly fruity but only slightly, finishes dry and clean, not super impressed by the taste, i feel like something is off here in regards to belgian ipa's

M- light-medium body, somewhat high carbonation, dry and crisp finish

D- easy to drink although i'm not finding myself want to go back again and again like i have with previous bipa's, worth a try but i would stick with the original duvel with the price of this

nova009, Dec 27, 2010
Photo of Suds
3.83/5  rDev -9%

I'm a big fan of the regular Duvel, so I was excited to see this 'hopped up' version of the brand. It is a hazy, clear yellow color with the typically billowing white head. Cloud-like in a appearance, this is one of the best things about this beer. Its aroma is hoppy, with a notable flowers and citrus scent (orange blossoms?). It's a more subtle aroma than I expected, and not nearly as hoppy as expected. A fine aroma, but I wasn't 'wowed'. The taste is mostly dry, with a lot of hop flavor...bitterness and resiny astringency. Malt flavor for balance, and a decent bitterness. Lots of alcohol, however...not well hid. Smell, flavor, and taste. It's just a bit too much. It's a good beer, but not as good as I expected.

Suds, Dec 27, 2010
Photo of Dreadnaught33
3.3/5  rDev -21.6%

I'm not into this beer as most people are it might seem. This is a 2010 vintage.

Pours straw yellow and stays that way with tons of bubbles. Looks like yellow champagne with a big bone white head. I usually dont love beers that look like this.

The smell is dry and bready malts abound with banana, some yeast esters, some small fruity notes, and really no hops to me. A little faint, with some alcohol poking through later as it warms.

Taste is a little better than the smell with a bitter lemony finish that has an almost sour after taste. Some yeast, candied malt, banana, bread, and some grassy hops not as much as i hoped. Some alcohol sweetness thats ok. It's pretty carbonated as it looks, and not bad medium light feel.

Not a huge fan, pretty forgettable and WAY over priced IMHO.

Dreadnaught33, Dec 26, 2010
Photo of peabody
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%

Poured into a tulip glass. Thick foamy whita head about three fingers worth. Very clear filtered bubbly light yellow liquid. Really a nice looking beer.
Smell is cinnamon spices and a pungent mellow yeast. Wonderful. No alcohol detected here.
Taste is peppery and bittersweet. Lemon peel and bready yeast and the strange spices. Almost like a lemon marange pie with cinnamon on top. Really good but just a tad weak. No alcohol detected in the direct taste.
Mouthfeel is very clean and just a little sticky when the alcohol finally shows up..
Drinkability is very good except for the availability and cost. But this is a great beer from a trusted Brouwerij, Duvel.

peabody, Dec 25, 2010
Photo of ryantaussig
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%

Thanks to my buddy, who gifted this one for christmas and is sitting in on the review.

A: Lacing and retention is high, with a characteristic Duvel half head/half beer pour. Cloudy golden color.

S: Hops are more muted than expected, but wonderful malt aromas come through much like a tripel.

T: Hop bitterness is present, but not aggressive. Lots of malts, none roasted, making it quite sweet. The bitterness could be masked by this balance. Alcohol lends a fruity note and yeast a slight drying.

M: Perfectly appropriate. Good drying crispness at the end. Medium body and carbonation.

ryantaussig, Dec 24, 2010
Photo of BeerNemesis
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%

Duvel Tripel Hop | 750 ml. | 9.5% ABV | 2010 vintage

Brewer: Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale (BSPA)
Glass: Duvel tulip

Hop varietals: Amarillo, Saaz-Saaz, Stygian Golding
Dry Hopping: Stygian Golding

Even with a careful pour, bubbles exploded from the bottom of glass and continued to rush towards the top in an incredible torrent. I've never seen anything quite like it. Pure, foamy, snow-white head piles up in a boozy cumulus.

It smells remarkably fresh, floral, and fragrant. Citrus and tropical fruits--orange peal, lime, pineapple--burst forth. There's some barnyard funkiness in the background.

It's an effusion of hoppy goodness draped in floral notes. Pineapple, lime, and a touch of black pepper streaks the flavor profile. Sizzling bitter-sweetness towards the end. You get hit hard by the alcohol midway through the glass. Bitter aftertaste.

Light to medium-bodied but syrupy and sticky at the same time. Carbonation is strong.

The shear amount and balance of hoppy, fruity, and floral flavor is stunning.

Would I get it again?:
No. Well maybe once a year. It's a rich and delightful take on Duvel, but not a staple. Have it once, and revel in it.

Bottled: May 18, 2010
Served: December 19, 2010

Price = $19.99 at Witherspoon Wines

BeerNemesis, Dec 19, 2010
Photo of bluejacket74
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%

750 ml corked and caged bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a cloudy golden color with about an inch and a half frothy white head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. Aroma is bananas, oranges, tropical fruit, yeast and spicy and floral hops. It tastes like floral and grassy hops, citrus, peppery spice, yeast, bready malt, and a bit of banana and apple. There's also a lingering bitter hoppy and slightly fruity finish. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's very well carbonated and finishes dry. Drinkability is good, the soft carbonation in this brew makes it do down easy. Alcohol is well hidden. I think this is a pretty good overall brew, but I'm not sure I'd buy it again because of the price. But it's definitely worth buying once if you can find it.

bluejacket74, Dec 17, 2010
Photo of BarrelO
3.93/5  rDev -6.7%

750ml bottle poured into a goblet. Bottled on May 18, 2010. Best by May 18, 2013. I don't get this. Shouldn't a hop-forward beer be drunk as fresh as possible?

A: Somewhat hazy yellowish-orange body with a big rocky white head that leaves good lacing. I gave Duvel Classic a 5 in this category, so I can't go much lower for this one.

S: Overpowering dank floral hops.

T: The hops haven't faded significantly after seven months. Again, overwhelmingly floral. Almost tea-like. Malt starts out bready and then goes into interesting directions. Rather meaty, in fact. Can't detect any classic Duvel yeast notes. Alcohol definitely sneaks up on you.

M: Light-bodied, big carbonation.

D: This was a bit of a chore to get through, which knocks down its drinkability. Overall, one of the better hoppy Belgians I've had. It doesn't hold a candle to Duvel Classic, though.

BarrelO, Dec 16, 2010
Photo of mmva321
4.38/5  rDev +4%

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pale ale is a pale yellow highlighted by the christmas lights on the other side cloudy and hazy because of the liquid and tiny bubblesthat rise in succession to rocky white foam that leaves rocky white lacing along the side.

S: A hint of alcohol penetrates the nose that is subverted by bananas and oranges and apples and an earthy yeast that provide the base of the famous hops that this beer hopes to become known for. Rise up hops and take your place at the forefront of this glass! You are too timid as of yet!

T: These hops could overthrow the bourgeoisie and the stalinists and america and mass produced lagers and still have enough drive to make you cringe from the bitterness. Mixed with the faint alcohol its a challenge, but an oh so something reward. Some yeast and citrus round it all out.

M: Substantially and appropriately everything. Thin, but teaming with carbonation that shoots down your throat. Dry, dry, dry.

D: I'm mad I can't pay a bunch of money to have this again... so that's something. It's fun and interesting and familiar but original and tasteful.

mmva321, Dec 16, 2010
Photo of mjaskula
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%

Served in a large wine glass. This beer just looks great. The head is as thick and as bright white as can be. It falls, but leaves huge islands of foam, and thick lacing. The beer itself is yellow. The fist glass was crystal clear and bubbling like champagne, the next glass was hazy, but still bubbling.

I haven't had a regular Duvel in a while, so I won't make any comparisons. The aroma is fairly strong, it's yeasty with bitter floral hops and a bit of alcohol. The flavor follows the nose pretty well, though the hops become much more pronounced. Also a fruity character comes through, i'm getting a little strawberry and apple.

Mouthfeel is dry and carbonation is high, it certainly leaves you looking forward to the next sip. I'm not sure if it's an improvement on the original, but it is very good.

mjaskula, Dec 16, 2010
Photo of seeswo
3.3/5  rDev -21.6%

Big, expensive bottle of 9.5% Duvel Triple Hop. Really light in color and I get slightly banana, citrus and booze in the nose. The front is...not much? Meager hops on the back end, with a residual dryness that tickles the sides of the tongue, while still leaving the tiniest sweetness (and I understand it sounds odd to say dryness combined with sweetness).

I hear great things, but I don't really know what there is to like about this beer. I would never drop the coin to get this again. Not a bad beer, but not one I'll be revisiting.

seeswo, Dec 15, 2010
Photo of RoyalT
4.58/5  rDev +8.8%

Appearance - This is a very appealing light golden orange in color and full of hazy goodness. The white head came up easy and left cool-looking pits along with the traditional Belgian lacing.

Smell - The big orange and coriander showed some terrific, mature depth that just screamed quality. There's also some very mild white pepper. The beauty of this nose is not a wanderous sense of complexity but is more about the aromatic depth of the ingredients.

Taste - The orange peel gains the upper hand at the taste. It's big and powerful, borderline medicinal, with an overabundance of coriander and pepper.

Mouthfeel - This is full-bodied with some brilliant, boisterous carbonation and a hopping bitter middle. The finish is curt and satisfying.

Drinkability - This is in essence a suped up version of the standard BSPA and is a real heavy-hitter. It should be enjoyed on an empty stomach.

Update – I had the opportunity to try this again on New Year’s Eve weekend 2011 and it seemed to be better than my original tasting. Even then I enjoyed this immensely but now the head was incredible, white as snow and ultra puffy, the nose showed more complexity, and I got some light sweetish grapefruit at the taste that added the missing balance. Overall this went from a really good beer to a great beer and I upped a couple of my ratings a bit.

RoyalT, Dec 12, 2010
Photo of kbutler1
3.73/5  rDev -11.4%

Bottle. The presentation is really nice with a cork & cage bottle with foil. Poured into a Duvel tulip (fitting I think) a fairly clear golden color with a big fully white head that slowly recedes leaving lace along the way. Nice belgian yeast esters in the nose along with hops and almost a bite of booze. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet start with fruit type notes starts off but then quickly transitions to a hoppy bitter bite with citrus notes. The booze shows up at the end and makes itself known. Ends pretty dry with a lingering bitterness. Hmm, I'm on the fence on this one, it's nice to see something different but I'm not totally in love with it.

kbutler1, Dec 11, 2010
Photo of depechemode1983
4.7/5  rDev +11.6%

Appearance - Pale golden with a thick consistent white head that leave patchy lacing.

Smell - Floral hops with an apricot and lemon zest tinge.

Taste - Apples, oranges, peaches, lots of fruits going on in this beer. It finishes clean, dry and with a citrus bite.

Mouthfeel - Very smooth and carbonated. Bubbly and cleansing.

Drinkability - Wow. Remarkable brew here. So flavorful and so alcoholic. Yet its very undertone. I want more. :D

depechemode1983, Dec 10, 2010
Duvel Tripel Hop from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
94 out of 100 based on 538 ratings.