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Duvel Tripel Hop 2012 (Citra Hops) - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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Duvel Tripel Hop 2012 (Citra Hops)Duvel Tripel Hop 2012 (Citra Hops)

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95
world-class

136 Ratings
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 38
Gots: 25 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Douberd on 09-18-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The regular Duvel is about as close to perfect as I can imagine and with the addition of my favorite hop variety...

Pours out the usual bright, golden, yellow with a ton of white and fluffy head and a champagne-like carbonation.

The aroma is the typical Duvel; pear, apple, banana, clove, coriander, white pepper and yeasty bready notes, but with the addition of orange peel, lemon zest and some nice piney, resinous hop notes.

The taste is pretty much identical to the aroma. The Citra hop really adds a ton of hop flavor here; orange peel, some grassy notes, piney/resinous hop notes along with tropical fruit notes. These blend extremely well with the typical pear, apple and banana notes along with the subtle spiciness the clove and white pepper taste adds. Can't taste or smell the alcohol at all.

The mouthfeel is crisp and clean and the body is on the light side of medium. Tons of carbonation like usual with Duvel and there is a slight warming as it goes down.

I already love the regular Duvel and the Citra hop just pushes this into perfection for me. A great beer and definitely worth trying.

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4.95/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a tulip glass from a 750ml bottle. The bottle opened with a champagne like pop. I saved this for New Year's Eve because its as close as I get to champagne. Looks like regular Duvel except the head bubbles seem to be larger. Beautiful golden color with a huge head that lingers forever. Very active carbonation. Great looking beer.

Smell is unbelievable. Lemongrass, slight pine, lemon/citrus seem to dominate. Yeast and malt are in the backround but are there. Smells like a lemony Duvel.

Taste is super good. It's like Duvel on lemon citrus steroids. Far and away this best Belgian ipa I have ever had. Clean complex and hoppy. Slight lingering hoppiness. Perfect accompaniment to the smoked salmon appetizers that I had with it.

Mouthfeel is really good. Doesn't seem to smooth out like Duvel does but really good.

Overall one of the best beers I have ever had. It's a tad pricey but certainly worth it for a special occasion. I definitely would classify it as a Belgian ipa not a strong pale ale.

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4.8/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Drank from an oversized wine glass

A - Pours a pale straw colour with a white creamy two fingered head that retains well and laces the glass.

S - Big hoppy aromas, with a slightly sweet backbone.

T - Big flavours of Grapefruit, White Wine, and Fresh Oak with a nice sweet malt in the background. A slight warming finish. The flavours just seem to linger on the palate for quite some time. The balance in this beer is first class.

M - Medium to high carbonation and such a smooth body of medium.

O - This is a real treat and if you see it then buy it. I don't see how this beer can be improved upon, and it gets full marks for innovation. A fantastic mix of new and old world beers.

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Duvel Tripel Hop 2012 (Citra Hops) from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.