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Duvel Tripel Hop 2013 Sorachi Ace - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
93
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237 Ratings
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Ratings: 237
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 17
Gots: 23 | 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:
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(Beer added by: beerpirates on 03-28-2013)
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HalfFull

California

4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Small 330 ml bottle served in a large wine glass. The latest edition of the Tripel Hop pours a golden straw in color with a hint of chill haze. A robust white cap is a welcome sight from the small stubby bottle and shows solid retention.

Aroma is quite different than the classic more yeast driven aroma given the hop blast. Yeast notes are still under the initial smack of hops and blend fairly well. In fact I would say I like them equally. Taste is much more affected than expected from the hopping with a coarse saaz structure throughout the palate. Bit more sweet lemon bread on the finish, coarse and flavorful and hiding the more robust ABV fairly well. Feel is full given the firm carbonation and hop spice on the finish. Overall I find it odd to call all hoppy beers IPA's but this is indeed a very different animal than your classic Duvel, like the twin brother seperated at birth and raised by a different family. Still, in my mind it's a hoppy BSPA and a good one at that.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2013 07:02:51 | More by HalfFull
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Best before 09/2015

A: Pours a slightly hazy gold. Very tall, very effervescent white head. Great head retention with a big island of foam. Very thin lacing.

S: Definitely sorachi ace in this one. Light aroma of lemongrass right off the bat. Light citrus, pears and some earthy, black pepper spice too. Sweet grains for the malt.

T: Lots of lemongrass up front. Spicy. Surprising hop strength especially since this is from 2013. A bit of light citrus in there too. Sweet grains in the middle. Light bitterness in the finish with more lemongrass and some earthy black pepper. Grainy black pepper lingers between sips with an oddly skunk-like (but not quite) flavor.

M: Medium bodied, smooth and dry.

O: Interesting variation of the duvel tripel hop. Sorachi ace is quite prevalent. Maybe a little too all-encompassing if I'm honest. I really enjoy Duvel and this is all sorachi ace. It's good, don't get me wrong. I was just expecting something a little different. Still nicely executed and I enjoyed it plenty.

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Duvel Tripel Hop 2013 Sorachi Ace from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
93 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.