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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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120 Ratings
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.53%
Wants: 28
Gots: 15 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Douberd on 09-18-2012)
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ste5venla

California

4/5  rDev -7%

11-03-2013 00:08:32 | More by ste5venla
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dcmchew

Romania

4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Golden-orange, low foam but lots of lacing.
Smells of citrus, flowers and green leaves.
Huge (and i mean HUGE) citrus, with lots of lime, sweet orange, pomelo and grapefruit; There's also some light acidic apple, some ripe peach and exotic pineapple. Malts are burried by the hops, but a few grains do come through; Big floral notes, but even bigger herbal notes, with pine, minty sage and fresh green grass; The finish allows the Saaz hops to take the stage, providing a slightly metallic, dry leafy bitterness, that linger for a while, drying up the throat.
The fizz makes it quite thirst quenching, even if it's pretty rough, but there's a cloying aftertaste that's not entirely pleasant.
A beautiful twist on the classic Duvel, with the risk of hidding the original qualities entirely by the Citra dryhopping.
Had this one in 2013 and almost blew up from the bottle, so there was probably some aging too, that enhanced the bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 15:51:27 | More by dcmchew
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Ciocanelu

Romania

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

10-29-2013 20:56:21 | More by Ciocanelu
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Shatter

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

10-04-2013 20:27:49 | More by Shatter
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smccann

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

09-08-2013 15:55:10 | More by smccann
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simoen

Belgium

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

09-01-2013 09:00:32 | More by simoen
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SGToliver

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

08-26-2013 17:41:16 | More by SGToliver
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.86/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a hazy golden color ale with a rather large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry Nobel hops notes with light dill notes with pear notes and some light peppery yeast notes. Taste is also dominated by dill notes with some quite dry Saaz notes with some light dill from the Citra and some pear ester with a peppery yeast finish. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Solid beer with nice dose of Saaz and limited Citra which might not be a bad thing.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2013 14:18:44 | More by Phyl21ca
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Heretic42

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

07-28-2013 03:36:23 | More by Heretic42
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

07-23-2013 15:09:38 | More by tom10101
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peterlada

New York

5/5  rDev +16.3%

07-07-2013 01:07:51 | More by peterlada
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drummermattie02

Texas

4/5  rDev -7%

07-03-2013 16:08:13 | More by drummermattie02
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Hegon

Brazil

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

06-26-2013 22:27:43 | More by Hegon
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.53/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Usual 330ml bottle: BBD of 02 2015, poured into a Duvel glass at home on 23rd 06 2013.

Looks great in the glass, golden, bright and clear: huge white foaming head with large carbonisation bubbles rising up to replenish it.

Grapefruit flavours rule the nose and taste: really strong and heavy. However the alcohol can also be noticed within the taste. Not too well balanced, the malts hardly getting a look in, but if you are crazy about Citra hops this is the beer for you (I'm not a Citra fan really).

Crisp, refreshing and grapefruity throughout.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 11:23:49 | More by BlackHaddock
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Brabander

Netherlands

4/5  rDev -7%

06-18-2013 21:58:22 | More by Brabander
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heytomcat

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

06-18-2013 21:40:22 | More by heytomcat
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metter98

New York

4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: The beer is crystal clear yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that has excellent retention properties and consistently left a short head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose - ruby red grapefruit seems to stand out in particular.
T: Like the smell, flavors of grapefruit dominate the taste, but these aren't as prominent and overpowering as those found in West Coast IPAs from America. It has a light to moderate amount of bitterness along with hints of Belgian yeast. The grapefruit lingers through the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The crispness and balance of this beer makes it very refreshing and easy to drink. Any traces of alcohol are very well hidden from the taste.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 17:38:51 | More by metter98
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smithj4

New York

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

06-16-2013 17:29:27 | More by smithj4
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HattedClassic

Virginia

4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance:
The head is a fluffy and clean white color while the beer itself is a clear extremely light amber to a golden straw.

Smell:
A mix of floral and piney hops along with a bit of lemony zest and other tropical fruits such as banana and mango. The smell also has Belgian sugar and very light hints of black pepper with a tiny nose of alcohol that are shadowed by the other smells.

Taste:
Note: The beer changes with every drink as gets warmer and it's difficult to pinpoint when one taste dominates at anyone time. The hops start piney and grassy but move into a more citrusy and orange flavor later on. Additionally, the tropical fruit flavors such as mango and orange begin to emerge as the beer warms to room temperature. The beer also has a little bit of alcohol flowing with the other flavors and banana flavor from the yeast. The malts seem to have a minimal presence.

Mouthfeel:
Medium bodied with biting carbonation. The beer finishes fairly dry but rather nice.

Overall:
A very good beer and interpretation of the style. I might try and see if I can't get another 2012. If you see one, get it.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2013 01:51:19 | More by HattedClassic
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GRUUMSH

Belgium

4/5  rDev -7%

06-11-2013 06:07:49 | More by GRUUMSH
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woodenbones

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +10.5%

06-06-2013 19:39:35 | More by woodenbones
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desint

Belgium

4/5  rDev -7%

05-24-2013 10:58:46 | More by desint
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hardy008

Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear light gold with a two finger rocky white head with good retention and plenty of lacing, from a gentle pour. The aroma has Belgian yeast, grapefruit, lemon, pepper, and spices.

The taste is sweet, with hop bitterness for balance. There is Belgian yeast, grapefruit, lemon, pepper, spices, floral hops, and light banana. A nice complex beer which changes slightly with each drink taken.

Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. The alcohol is well disguised for a 9.5% abv beer. Very nicely made. I recommend trying this beer if you get the chance.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 02:49:52 | More by hardy008
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BelgianBeerPope

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

05-11-2013 12:44:25 | More by BelgianBeerPope
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Rohkey

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-07-2013 16:22:35 | More by Rohkey
Duvel Tripel Hop 2012 (Citra Hops) from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.