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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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127 Ratings
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 33
Gots: 22 | 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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Photo of HattedClassic
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.

HattedClassic, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of GRUUMSH
4/5  rDev -7.4%

GRUUMSH, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of woodenbones
4.75/5  rDev +10%

woodenbones, Jun 06, 2013
Photo of desint
4/5  rDev -7.4%

desint, May 24, 2013
Photo of hardy008
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

hardy008, May 16, 2013
Photo of BelgianBeerPope
3.5/5  rDev -19%

BelgianBeerPope, May 11, 2013
Photo of Rohkey
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Rohkey, May 07, 2013
Photo of ryan1788a5
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Pours a dull, slightly hazed straw-golden color. The massive rocky white head retains beautifully. Lots of thick, foamy lacing cements itself onto the glass.

S: Chalky yeast, black pepper, herbal hops, pulpy mango, slight lemon zest, grass, tropical fruity ester, cracker and biscuit malt.

T: Juicy, vibrant tropical hop tastes. Mango, mandarin orange, and lemon zest. Burst of pineapple esters. Peppery phenolic edge. Chalky yeast. Hops go grassy and herbal toward the mid-palate. Cracker and dry biscuit. Bone dry throughout. Finishes with lingering yeast and spicy/herbal hops.

M: Medium bodied. Highly effervescent and scrubbing. Creamy and round with a deceptive bit of weight that gets lifted away by the carbonation. Slight peppery alcohol heat.

O: So they took Duvel and introduced it to one of my favorite hop varieties. It seems like a winner on paper, and it is a winner in reality. Everything you know and love about Duvel is intact, including (perhaps most importantly) its dangerous drinkability. The Citra dry hopping adds the typical citra herbal/mango tastes with a relatively low level of bitterness. It all works very well together, and that citra 'pop' serves to make an already memorable beer even moreso.

ryan1788a5, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of NandoPereira
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

NandoPereira, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of blackdavid
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

blackdavid, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of SHODriver
4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: pours a bright yellow into a duel tulip with a rocky two finger head that has excellent staying power
S: smells of citrus, spicy yeast, some fruity esters and a bit of light bready malt
T: light and fruity on the front with some citrusy character coming into a play, a bit of bready malt and light sweetness and well as some slight earthyness. swallow brings a menthol like finish, a slight tinge of citrus and a whisper of fruity esters
M: lighter side of medium in the mouth with ample and prickly carbonation. fairly neutral finish
O:

SHODriver, Apr 03, 2013
Photo of adamcthomp
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

adamcthomp, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of rand
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 mL bottle to a Duvel tulip glass

A: The brew pours with exploding effervescent, forming a huge, sudsy 3-inch head that never fully recedes. It's opaque, but a pale straw-yellow in color. A marshmallow coating traces the glass on a gentle twirl.

S: The dry-hopped Citra is prominet, yielding an piny, lemony scent. Notes of grapefruit and citrus rind throughout the bouquet, which is anchored by a crackery, pastry-like tone. Some holiday spice is noted, cloves and nutmeg, accented by the boozy aroma.

T: Again, hops dominate. The dry-hopping leaves notes of lemon-pepper and citrus zest. This is followed by dry spice and cloves. The brew has a crackery undertone and a good deal of booze. Finishes surprisingly short and quite dry.

M: Full bodied and lots of bubbly scrubbers throughout.

One of the dryer examples of this style I've come across, and remarkably drinkable for the high 9.5% ABV. Pretty much met my expectations - tastes just like a classic Duvel with a hop and booze kick.

rand, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of Poupae
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Poupae, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of beerpirates
4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

33 cl and 75 cl bottle

A light yellow beer with a blond, big and soapy head.
Aroma is fresh and aromatic, fruits, lemon, spices, some sweetness and tropical fruits, lychee.
Aroma is very succesfull and inspirating, strenght of Citra. Taste of fruits, lots of spices, drying and aromatic hops, lychee.
Aftertaste is great, Citra’s lychee and fruitsness. Medium bodied, high carbonation, nicely light to drink.
The fresh and succesfull beer, which Citra has given something more to the already great beer, aromatic and tropical fruity nuancees are here and there.

beerpirates, Mar 22, 2013
Photo of n00blar
4/5  rDev -7.4%

n00blar, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of dbrauneis
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2012 Selection

A: Pours a crystal clear light to medium golden yellow in color with some lemon yellow highlights and moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a three finger tall fizzy bright white head that slowly reduces to a couple of medium sized dense patches of medium thickness, an extremely thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer, and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of pale malts with some moderate to strong aromas of hops - citrus/lemon/grapefruit along with just a touch of apricot. There are some light amounts of herbal hops and some spicy notes from the yeast. There are some very light hints of vanilla as well.

T: The beer starts out with a light flavor of pale malts followed by some notes of the spicy yeast. Then the hops take over, first some light herbal hop notes followed by some moderate to strong flavors of citrus/lemon/grapefruit hops. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish which fade relatively quickly.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp and effervescent with quite a bit of brightness. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: I enjoyed this version even more than previous versions of the Duvel Tripel Hop - I like the featuring of the citra hop which really stands out in both the smell and the taste of this beer. It is extremely easy to drink and hides the relatively big ABV very well. Highly enjoyable.

dbrauneis, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of Fusebuddy
3.5/5  rDev -19%

Fusebuddy, Mar 14, 2013
Photo of TrevorWGrover
4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I bought this beer without even realizing it was dry hopped... or that it was Citra that was used! I bought it in a little beer shop in Brussels as a a compliment to all of the "touristy" beers I had to (got to) purchase. Of all the beers I took back with me from Belgium I think this is my favorite. I don't live on the west coast, USA but a West Coast IPA is my favorite style of beer. This is the closest thing to a big American IPA I could find in Western Europe. Lots of fresh hop fruity citrus but very balanced; I love it!

TrevorWGrover, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of CTJman
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

CTJman, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

ObeMaltKinobee, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of Matagal
4/5  rDev -7.4%

Matagal, Mar 12, 2013
Photo of duracell
4.48/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

330mL bottle into an over-sized wine glass.
A - Crystal clear golden color. Snow-white, large head with medium retention which leaves a thin persistent topping. No lacing.
S - Lots of tropical fruits with a citrus background. Little acidic, slightly herbal, very fruity and delicious!
T/M - Unbelievably smooth beer that flows in the mouth to unveil all the flavors similar to the nose. Bitterness balances perfectly the aromas. Ends with some spiciness that dries out the mouth and makes you take another sip. Definitely some white wine character going on in there. Lively carbonation.
O - An outstanding beer that shows all the Duvel savoir-faire!

duracell, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of FlussigkeitMut
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

FlussigkeitMut, Mar 03, 2013
Duvel Tripel Hop 2012 (Citra Hops) from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.