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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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248 Ratings
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Ratings: 248
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 20
Gots: 30 | 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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Brushkanna

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -28.4%

12-02-2013 21:39:53 | More by Brushkanna
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CrazyDavros

Australia

3.1/5  rDev -26%

Pours gold with a large lasting head.
Nose shows Belgian phenols and esters hinting as pears and green apples along with a little brown sugar and some spicy, herbal hops. Alcohol gets strong later on.
Flavours include spicy herbal hops, Belgian phenols, hot solvent-like alcohol, sweet sugary notes. Not great.
Carbonation is much too high, annoyingly so.

10-29-2013 02:00:02 | More by CrazyDavros
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Anatole

Belgium

3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

11-26-2013 12:54:34 | More by Anatole
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Sspeer1

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

09-14-2013 17:59:05 | More by Sspeer1
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Novabrewer

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

07-02-2013 22:13:41 | More by Novabrewer
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

07-10-2013 01:25:38 | More by AlexFields
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Ale_Dog

New York

3.34/5  rDev -20.3%

Appearance: beautiful hazy pale yellow with thick head and excellent carbonation.
Overall: strong hop presence which overrides the nice belgian yeast character. I like hops, but this is too much in a belgian ale for me. While still a solid beer, a little more balance would be nice.

06-07-2014 03:05:12 | More by Ale_Dog
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TrevorWGrover

Germany

3.38/5  rDev -19.3%

I was lucky enough to try the Duvel Tripel Hop 2012 with citra which got me very excited about the 2013. Unfortunately, I was let down.

I am drinking it right now and I am a little disappointed. It is definitely a high-hopped overly bitter version of Duvel but I much preferred the citra version.

This beer poured a cloudy, but pretty, light-golden color. The head was huge bubbly like soap foam.

In my glass was a bitter lemony aroma which got me excited again.

The taste was very bitter and dry. I usually like this very much from a good, heavily hopped beer but there was not enough balance.

I consider myself a hop-head but this beer was too much for me. Something just wasn't right.

Not a BAD beer, but I'd probably stick with regular Duvel over this tripel hopped version. I wonder which hop they'll use next year because I LOVED the 2012 version.

07-24-2013 21:06:28 | More by TrevorWGrover
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BlackHaddock

United Kingdom (England)

3.45/5  rDev -17.7%

.33 Litre bottle into a Duvel glass in 'Halte 5' a specialist beer bar next to Brugge Railway Station on 22 sep 2013.

Poured it myself, full white head on the golden body, just like it should be.

Grassy, citrus and hoppy. That just about wraps it up nicely. Add some Belgian yeast esters and a spoon full of alcohol and you've nailed the brew completely.

10-04-2013 22:34:05 | More by BlackHaddock
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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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BamfBacon

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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

New York

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

07-09-2013 02:00:41 | More by SourinQns
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jwswigs

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

01-23-2014 06:34:14 | More by jwswigs
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cornpone

New York

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

08-16-2013 23:16:16 | More by cornpone
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BelgianBeerPope

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

05-11-2013 12:44:42 | More by BelgianBeerPope
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leodarko

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

06-16-2013 01:11:04 | More by leodarko
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Brewski

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

07-29-2013 03:46:45 | More by Brewski
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wedge

North Carolina

3.56/5  rDev -15%

Clear pale yellow with a lovely, Duvel quality head - tall and lumpy, settling to a thick layer above the surface. Definite Sorachi Ace lemon aromas to start, but also more grassy, peppery hop notes, yeast esters, and a bit of pale malt. Sorachi Ace is front and center in the flavor as well, more so than the nose. Lemony with an almost white wine-like quality. Bitter citrus peel, flowers, spicy yeast. Medium bodied and seemingly a little stronger feeling than the original. I don't know...obviously, the base beer is great, a classic, but the Sorachi is distracting (which is all too common). It's still a fine beer, but this hop is certainly not one I would choose to dry hop Duvel.

08-14-2013 22:18:34 | More by wedge
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CFHMagnet

Ohio

3.56/5  rDev -15%

The bottle says its good until 09 2015!

My pour gets a finger and a half of white head. The body is a vibrant straw color. Lace clings in thick sheets.

I smell grain, hops, a little bit of booze. Yeast and grass are also all up in the mix.

Grain and yeast make up the front end of this. Very grassy and gardeny hops take over, then a slight spice mixes in. No real alcohol in the taste.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. I would classify this beer as slightly sticky overall. Dry finish.

09-27-2013 13:01:32 | More by CFHMagnet
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briankrespan

New York

3.56/5  rDev -15%

So, this pours a hazy yellowish-gold color. With a thick head that dissipated fast. I poured it into my Duvel Green snifter. (Gotta love proper glassware). At first sniff, I smelled a light hoppy aroma engulfed by a mild Belgian scent. At first sip... it tasted like a plain Belgian IPA... but after the second and third sip, I started getting a mild hop burn in my throat (not normally where I get it) which was a nice welcome to the beer.

Sorachi Ace hops were added to this years, and it seems to fit really well into this beer. It adds a whole new level of complexity to a normal Belgian IPA. Duvel's brewer(s) picked right this year. It's a nice "light" 9.5abv beer that drinks very easily on a hot day.

I'm happy to say that I've tried it, and would tell others who enjoy a new beer to give it a try, but I won't go around ranting and raving and MAKING people try it. I don't think you'll be disappointed, but I don't think you'll be blown away either.

07-01-2013 18:23:09 | More by briankrespan
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

3.73/5  rDev -11%

Best by 09/2015 ... reviewed 7/13/2013.

Glassware: Samuel Adams Perfect Pint

Appearance: Straw-yellow color, with perfectly clear sparkling quality. No sediment to be found. A mild pour produced an average size head with rocky and frothy bubbles that lasted for quite some time. Lacing was sparse. Tons and tons of carbonation streaming upwards upon first pour ... super carbonated. Very pretty.

Smell: Smell is of biscuity and sweet malts, a bit of perfumey and piney hops. The yeast gives qualities of dough, earthy funkiness, a bit of leather, and a somewhat strong scent of banana.

Taste: Perfume and pine bitterness are the flavors gathered from the hops. Additionally, the yeast shines through again with the taste of banana, black pepper, and some earthy funk.

Mouthfeel: Body is light-medium, with a slick and oily texture. Carbonation is downright fizzy and sparkling. A bit much for my tastes.

Overall: I prefer the regular Duvel. This adds a level of bitterness, but it is much more towards the bitter/piney/floral spectrum. Would have liked to try 2012's Citra hop version. Carbonation is insane, so I recommend an aggressive pour to get rid of some of it. Overall, a decent beer that I'm glad I tried. If I'm spending the money in the future, I'll get the regular Duvel. Until 2014, of course.

07-16-2013 02:21:41 | More by ChrisKayler
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jeff1973

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

06-26-2013 01:39:40 | More by jeff1973
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windypete

United Kingdom (England)

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

12-21-2013 21:48:51 | More by windypete
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lacey13

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

06-11-2013 03:40:08 | More by lacey13
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

08-07-2013 00:30:27 | More by 2dogbrew
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Duvel Tripel Hop 2013 Sorachi Ace from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
93 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.