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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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121 Ratings
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Ratings: 121
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.3
pDev: 9.53%
Wants: 28
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Douberd on 09-18-2012)
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Rohkey

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

05-07-2013 16:22:35 | More by Rohkey
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 01:59:29 | More by ryan1788a5
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NandoPereira

Brazil

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-29-2013 03:36:26 | More by NandoPereira
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blackdavid

Brazil

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

04-23-2013 19:32:03 | More by blackdavid
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SHODriver

Louisiana

4.14/5  rDev -3.7%
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:

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 02:24:31 | More by SHODriver
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His_Royal_Hoppiness

United Kingdom (England)

5/5  rDev +16.3%

03-31-2013 21:31:20 | More by His_Royal_Hoppiness
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adamcthomp

Spain

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-30-2013 23:01:53 | More by adamcthomp
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rand

California

4.18/5  rDev -2.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 07:40:55 | More by rand
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Poupae

Thailand

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-25-2013 12:55:40 | More by Poupae
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beerpirates

Belgium

4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2013 18:50:50 | More by beerpirates
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n00blar

Maryland

4/5  rDev -7%

03-15-2013 23:48:41 | More by n00blar
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2013 00:03:47 | More by dbrauneis
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Fusebuddy

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -18.6%

03-14-2013 20:07:46 | More by Fusebuddy
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TrevorWGrover

Germany

4.7/5  rDev +9.3%
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!

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2013 20:45:59 | More by TrevorWGrover
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CTJman

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +4.7%

03-13-2013 17:21:59 | More by CTJman
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.8%

03-12-2013 13:18:41 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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Matagal

Brazil

4/5  rDev -7%

03-12-2013 13:12:05 | More by Matagal
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duracell

Quebec (Canada)

4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
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!

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 21:26:37 | More by duracell
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FlussigkeitMut

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

03-03-2013 15:52:32 | More by FlussigkeitMut
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carloskleber

Brazil

4/5  rDev -7%

03-03-2013 02:56:04 | More by carloskleber
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BrazilianAussie

Brazil

4.25/5  rDev -1.2%

02-25-2013 01:18:59 | More by BrazilianAussie
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TallSaint

New York

4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 24th, 2013

Pours pale, hazy and about as light in color as you can get.

In the nose Citra is present but not domineering. Orange sorbet and citrus meld well with the pepperiness from the Saaz and Goldings as well as clove-y, and band-aid-y Belgian phenols. There's a lot going on in the nose, hopefully it is the same on the palate.

On the palate the Citra dominates upfront with orange sorbet, lemon rind and a touch of hoppy resins. In the mid-palate the peppery and earth hops dominate, underpinned by clove-y phenols and the slightest touch of biscuit from the malt. In the back the phenols are more present and combine with a hoppy bitterness that leads to a long, dry finish that is a bit waxy, coating the back of the mouth.

Carbonation is perfect and the mouthfeel is very light, per usual Duvel. It is insanely drinkable, especially at 9.5%.

A great beer; a very interesting twist to a classic.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2013 22:25:32 | More by TallSaint
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scottfrie

California

4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into Duvel tulip. $12 at Total Wine.

A: A slow pour yields a pale golden bodied liquid beneath a huge, billowing, thick, and fluffy characteristic Duvel whipped egg-white head that took forever to collapse beneath its own weight. Duvel is the archetypal beer for the style, and this one does not disappoint. It’s perhaps a shade lighter and clearer than the original, but the head is still just as impressive. Huge chucks of sticky, rocky, lace were left down the glass.
S: Dominant notes of citra hops, as expected. This beer smells awesome. Peppery, earthy yeast, a hint of mint chewing gum and phenols, and lemony citrus come through the citra as well.
T: Very hoppy and fresh with balancing notes of earth, lemon, and peppery yeast. Citrus, flowers, pear, and peach come through as well. Finish is spicy and the aftertaste is earthy and bitter.
M: Full body, fluffy airy carbonation, smooth, bitter, and lightly drying mouth. Drink well. A hint of boozy syrupiness is detectable but it’s not distracting.
O: Amazing. Duvel is one of the best and when you add a few more hops this beer is nearly perfect. Well worth the price, and almost as good as Bitter Monk.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 22:33:52 | More by scottfrie
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

4.48/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

330 mL bottle with freshness date. Poured into a wine glass produced a solid fluffy white head which has a really nice retention and amazingly great lacing. The colour is a light pale straw gold.

Smell has a wonderful floral hop character. Grapefruit, really juicy. Some biscuity malt. Some yeast comes through with a nice hoppy edge.

Taste has a full crisp bitter hops character, citrus hops, grapefruit, some dry yeasty barnyard note at the end. Some pepper, orange, floral esters and of course a firm Belgian yeast edge, a bit farmy and straw. Finish is quite dry, firm yeast, with an oily hoppy linger.

Mouthfeel has a nice soft carbonation, moderate body, alcohol is very underplayed, comes across slightly on the palate. Some spicey heat. But very refreshing and satisfying with a nice big body on this.

Fantastic beer. A big IPA, but tons of flavour and complexity. Really nice combination of belgian yeast and the oily citra hops works lovely. It is a strong big beer, but has a great balance and drinks quite light actually. Quite rich and a pretty classic embodiment of what of think of as the BIPA style. Lovely stuff.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2013 21:55:16 | More by mick303
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Mitchster

Michigan

3/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

$15.99 for a corked, caged and foiled 750ml bottle. 2012. Hopped with Citra, Saaz, & Styrian Goldings, then dry hopped with Citra. 9.5% per the bottle.

Pours out to a very pale straw golden with very good clarity and forming a rapidly expanding and overflowing bone white head with superior retention and lacing...kinda like soap bubbles, in part due to it's very brisk carbonation which is at least 4.0 carbs or so. The nose is of spicy floral hops with apple and pear esters nicely balanced by some Belgian phenolics. The mouthfeel is champagne like, exploding upon the tongue with a very dry finish, deceptively light body and a biting finish. The taste is of delicate pils malt, the spicy, grassy and floral hops, and a firm bitterness. Unfortunately, the alcohol is very hot and marred by lots of higher alcohols which burn and ruin the taste for me. The bitterness is quite peculiar. I wonder if they are using hop concentrate. Quite warming as it goes down. Some lemony tartness in the aftertaste with lots of pears in the burps.

Disappointed with this one, especially considering the price. Along this line, Matilda is superior, as is La Fin du Monde (although both are less hoppy). Wouldn't buy it again, and can't recommend it.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 03:54:44 | More by Mitchster
Duvel Tripel Hop 2012 (Citra Hops) from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
95 out of 100 based on 121 ratings.