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Duvel Tripel Hop 2013 Sorachi Ace - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

268 Ratings
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Ratings: 268
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 22
Gots: 37 | 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:
Beer added by: beerpirates on 03-28-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of cjgiant
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Wasn't quite sure what to expect from this offering but what I got was a refreshing, very tasty beer that I thoroughly enjoyed.

The appearance looked more like a white ale, hazy light pale yellow with significant carbonation sustaining a soapy head. I didn't notice much in the first few sniffs, but slowly got a hint of yeast along with lemon, the combination somehow making me think of tangerine.

The taste hits with the carbonation, and initially a lighter feel. Then I get a little lemon-mint (what my previous experience tells me is the Sorachi hops) layered on a tart and yeasty backbone, with a hint of banana in the background. Describing it makes me think there would be no way I would like the beer I just described. However the tastes aren't as distinct as the description and are balanced quite well.

The ending of the beer leaves a light lingering of the initial lemon-mint in a drier, almost resinous form. I will definitely grab some mire of this beer given the chance.

Photo of Fusion7777
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a pale, cloudy golden body with large white head that dies quick but leaves lace patches. A piney hop aroma that borders on dirty and an interesting mix of some yeast and sweet malts as well. The beer is crisp, light to medium bodied, mostly a citric, piney hop profile but there is not only a touch of sour citricness but a little bit yeasty and I get some sweet malts and sweet fruit notes (like grapefruit or tangerine which not accustomed to tasting in Belgian beers). Thanks to the carbonation and hops this beer finishes dry and crisp. I am not a huge Duvel fan but this beer really hit the spot.

Photo of sneaks2210
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Hirshi
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of NightINgale
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of HalfFull
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Photo of Inglewood
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of KristofH
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Richardbeerlover
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Was not expecting much but god this is a great beer. Appearance is outstanding. Could not determine the smell at first but then it hit me, grapefruit! Very fresh grapefruit and sorachi ace aroma. The first sip was super sweet and intense. The second sip I could not detect any sweetness at all. This is a nice complex beer that I would highly recommend.

Photo of windypete
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Anthony708
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of AwYeh
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Foggy, very nice golden color. Half finger of frothy white head tops off the glass, and decent lacing is left behind.

S: Belgian yeast stands out, but pine, clove, lemon zest, banana, and grass are all fairly strong. I really like the aroma for the style.

T: Bitter grass and lemon zest start things off, before sweet banana and bubblegum come in. Hops and yeast make the finish somewhat bitter. Alcohol comes out a bit as it warms; it doesn't hurt it much, but I think I did prefer it cooler.

M: Thin-bodied and well carbonated. Really pleasant mouthfeel, creamy and smooth.

O: This is a great Belgian IPA, and I thoroughly enjoyed my glass. Definitely interested in picking this one up in the future.

Photo of BamfBacon
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of ryan1788a5
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. Decanted so as to separate the yeast sediment.

A: Pale golden color with a white sort of hue. Good clarity. The head is massive, rocky, and bone white as expected. Retention is excellent. Plenty of sticky lacing.

S: Biscuity malt base, hints of juicy fruit gum. Lighter stone fruits, tropical starfruit and mandarin orange. Lemon grass. Quick whiffs of white pepper and clovey phenol. Yeast is a little doughy and chalky.

T: Biscuity and crackery malt base. Very dry overall. Estery with hints of juicy fruit, starfruit, and mandarin orange. Nip of spicy alcohol. Quick flash of peppery phenol. Grassy hops, lemon grass, lightly herbal. Bone dry finish of crackery malt, fading grassy hops, and some lingering alcohol.

M: Light on the palate, it seems to evaporate right off of the tongue. Ample scrubbing carbonation adds a snappy crispness. Light hop astringency. Alcohol warms deep in the chest.

O: A little more subtle on the hops than last year's Citra hopped version, but I'm not complaining. It still retains the trademark Duvel crispness, though this is a little bigger, and a little more boozy and estery than the regular Duvel recipe. The price point might cause some people to shy away, but this is very much worth a drink, especially if you can buy singles.

Photo of Brushkanna
3/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of halfbarrelbrew
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of DBosco
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Anatole
3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of Chugs13
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Sweffin
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Duvel Tripel Hop 2013 Sorachi Ace from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
93 out of 100 based on 268 ratings.