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Duvel Tripel Hop 2013 Sorachi Ace - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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Duvel Tripel  Hop 2013 Sorachi AceDuvel Tripel  Hop 2013 Sorachi Ace

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

244 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 20
Gots: 29 | 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: beerpirates on 03-28-2013)
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Zraly

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Nice, clear gold -- can get cloudy if you do not stop your pour, of course. Frothy, white head. Smells wonderful. Notes of fruit and fresh mint hit the nose and the sex appeal of this gets a nice boost.

Mango and papaya upfront with a touch of mint and dill make a wonderful compliment to a well-constructed tripel. A touch of earth and funk in the finish, with sweet malts ringing through the front of the palate. A bit juicy but also finishes dry; very approachable in this respect. Very tasty and a great riff on an already great beer style.

Would really work nice with a chirashi bowl. Also, anything that might accentuate the tropical notes would work nice -- maybe something with a bit of heat to bring out the sweet. This is a bit on the spendy side but is well worth your hard-earned cash.

01-16-2014 22:46:45 | More by Zraly
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oberon

North Carolina

4.11/5  rDev -1.9%

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.

09-25-2013 20:39:08 | More by oberon
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supa0525

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-27-2013 13:46:56 | More by supa0525
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generallee

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

08-16-2013 15:00:53 | More by generallee
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Billolick

New York

4.16/5  rDev -0.7%

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.

09-03-2013 22:09:53 | More by Billolick
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kaneel

France

4/5  rDev -4.5%

04-13-2013 18:12:23 | More by kaneel
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GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-30-2013 18:13:03 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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alienlifeforcecube

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.5%

11-26-2013 06:43:26 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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ant1

France

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

04-13-2013 19:54:14 | More by ant1
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innominat

Ireland

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

08-16-2013 19:09:28 | More by innominat
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virinow

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-24-2013 12:01:29 | More by virinow
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mte1972

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

11-05-2013 14:57:37 | More by mte1972
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jazzyjeff13

United Kingdom (England)

4.04/5  rDev -3.6%

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.

08-25-2013 01:11:53 | More by jazzyjeff13
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chickenm

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

11-06-2013 02:49:53 | More by chickenm
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ryser2k

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-29-2013 00:34:49 | More by ryser2k
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simoen

Belgium

4/5  rDev -4.5%

09-01-2013 09:00:19 | More by simoen
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TheLevi4000

New York

4/5  rDev -4.5%

10-08-2013 04:18:07 | More by TheLevi4000
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ste5venla

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

10-28-2013 02:31:16 | More by ste5venla
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cclark67789

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.3%

09-15-2013 16:33:55 | More by cclark67789
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MaevaS

France

4/5  rDev -4.5%

06-20-2014 18:31:07 | More by MaevaS
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BamfBacon

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

12-15-2013 02:56:27 | More by BamfBacon
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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

08-15-2013 02:31:15 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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sjones5045

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

10-12-2013 22:15:09 | More by sjones5045
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mjc3151

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

05-12-2014 23:47:13 | More by mjc3151
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HalfFull

California

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

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.

12-29-2013 07:02:51 | More by HalfFull
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Duvel Tripel Hop 2013 Sorachi Ace from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
93 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.