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Duvel Tripel Hop 2013 Sorachi Ace - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

261 Ratings
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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
Belgium

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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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.

HalfFull, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of Inglewood
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Inglewood, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of KristofH
4/5  rDev -4.5%

KristofH, Dec 24, 2013
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.

Richardbeerlover, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of windypete
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

windypete, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of Anthony708
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Anthony708, Dec 19, 2013
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.

AwYeh, Dec 18, 2013
Photo of BamfBacon
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

BamfBacon, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of CaptDavyJones
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

CaptDavyJones, Dec 11, 2013
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.

ryan1788a5, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of Brushkanna
3/5  rDev -28.4%

Brushkanna, Dec 02, 2013
Photo of halfbarrelbrew
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

halfbarrelbrew, Dec 01, 2013
Photo of DBosco
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

DBosco, Nov 27, 2013
Photo of Anatole
3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Anatole, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of Chugs13
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Chugs13, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of Sweffin
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Sweffin, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of Canada_Dan
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Canada_Dan, Nov 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

scottDC, Nov 15, 2013
Photo of discodoni
4/5  rDev -4.5%

discodoni, Nov 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

qchic, Nov 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

satownsend, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of BigMike
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

BigMike, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of chickenm
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

chickenm, Nov 06, 2013
Photo of mte1972
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

mte1972, Nov 05, 2013
Duvel Tripel Hop 2013 Sorachi Ace from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
93 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.