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Duvel Tripel Hop 2013 Sorachi Ace - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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Ratings: 261
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 22
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beerpirates on 03-28-2013)
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Reviews by Hoppsbabo:
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4.71/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A: Cloudy blond with a typical Duvel head - fluffy and white.

S: Hoppy. Kind of leafy, perhaps on the tropical side. Or is it grapes I'm smelling?

T: Amazing. It's pretty similar to regular Duvel with an added hop kick, which is leafy and grapey. Maybe the pepperiness has been bumped up too, and perhaps it's more earthy than normal but it's also a fresher bottle than I'm used to out on sojourn in Asia. It has a slight alcoholic lacquer-like quality, which is probably because it's stronger than normal. Lovely aftertaste of green grapes.

O: Belgian IPA? It seems a bit too similar to regular Duvel for me to make such a distinction. In conclusion, it's frigging awesome. Wish I bought the whole shelf.

Hoppsbabo, Aug 20, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a bottle at Ommegang yesterday afternoon.Poured in a tulip glass a lightly hazed lemon color with a nice looking sticky bone white head atop.Aromas were herbal and grassy with mild yeasty esters with a bit of lightly toasted grain.Great hop complexity on the palate,very "green" and herbal,with some sharp spiciness,and citric notes,the malt backbone was dry and the yeast was there but not overly heavy handed.This was one of the better BIPA's I have had,very hop complex.

oberon, Sep 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

supa0525, Jul 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

generallee, Aug 16, 2013
Photo of Billolick
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

11.2 OZ bottle, $5.99 (!) per bottle at Whole Foods Bowery, NYC. Clearly - no bargain...
Best before dating of 09 2015. But why would you sit on such a hop forward beer?

Pours lightly hazed lemony lighter amber. The huge head pretty quickly goes to a frothy film and leaves nice looking fine and scattered lace.

Sweet ripe fruits and some lemon on the nose.

So tasty, so fresh tasting and so dry and hoppy. Citric, fruity, Belgian yeast infused. Quality all the way, with spiced up hops, yeast and citric notes creating a boldly flavorful and complex offering.

The price is prohabitive, but all Belgian IPA lovers and hop heads must give this a try.

Billolick, Sep 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

kaneel, Apr 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

GreenMountainBoy, Jun 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

ant1, Apr 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

innominat, Aug 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

virinow, Jul 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

mte1972, Nov 05, 2013
Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Oct 2015. Picked up a little while back from Trembling Madness in York. The 2013 edition of this beer is hopped with Sorachi Ace, Saaz and Styrian Goldings. I enjoyed last year's version, so hopefully this will live up to expectations.

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A pale gold hue with a hazy translucence and plentiful carbonation. Produces a vast head of fluffy, brilliant-white foam with excellent stability; this slowly reduces to a thick surface layer. Nice lacing. Aroma of bright citrus with hints of lemon, lime, peel and grass/hay, underpinned by fruity yeast esters, phenolics, mild spice and a warming whiff of booze. Rather nice.

Tastes of fruity aroma hops and earthy yeast, with a dry, bitter finish. Notes of lemon, lime, mild peel, grass/hay, white pepper, fruity esters, phenolics, faint spice, earthiness and stewed hops. Highly attenuated, with a faintly spicy quality and a hint of warming alcohol in the background. A restrained, aromatic bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly, accompanied by hop oils that tantalise the palate. Pleasant carbonation and good body. Somewhat astringent, with an aftertaste of fruity yeast esters, aroma hops and a leafy bitterness.

Tasty - another satisfying blend of Belgian style with aromatic hops. In particular, the lemony notes complement the yeasty character well (something that was also apparent in the 2012 version). It looks great; though Duvel always does. The aroma and flavour are lovely - plenty of light citrus notes accompanied by spicy, earthy yeast. Body is superbly judged. Very nice; if it weren't for the price I'd grab a few more. Worth sampling if you come across it.

jazzyjeff13, Aug 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

chickenm, Nov 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

ryser2k, Jun 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

simoen, Sep 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

TheLevi4000, Oct 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

ste5venla, Oct 28, 2013
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

cclark67789, Sep 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

MaevaS, Jun 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

BamfBacon, Dec 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

StephRai, Sep 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

StoutItOutLoud, Aug 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

sjones5045, Oct 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

mjc3151, May 13, 2014
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Duvel Tripel Hop 2013 Sorachi Ace from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
93 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.