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Duvel Tripel Hop 2013 Sorachi Ace - Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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93
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239 Ratings
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Ratings: 239
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.09%
Wants: 17
Gots: 23 | 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:
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(Beer added by: beerpirates on 03-28-2013)
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

08-08-2013 10:12:31 | More by DaPan
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Greywulfken

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: in the proprietary tulip, looks like Duvel: gorgeous clear gold beer streaming with carbonation, beneath an imposing head of snow-white foam

S: Belgian yeast, crisp, pale malts, and an array of floral, earthy, and herbal hops

T: similar to a Duvel, but with less sweet spice, more earthy and herbal flavors, like dill and cilantro - rustic lemon - fresh malts and bitter and floral hops, and tart, bright yeasts; suggestions of pale fruit sweetness. Some musky, musty undertones to balance it all out.

M: crisp, clean, fizzy, moderate bittering, medium-light weight; drying finish

O: along with the 2012 Citra hop edition, this beer manages to elevate itself above the normal Duvel. A real beer - crisp, golden full of life and flavor, and with a hefty wallop of 9.5 abv. A must-have for fans of Belgian pale ales and Sorachi Ace hops.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 22:31:14 | More by Greywulfken
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

08-07-2013 00:30:27 | More by 2dogbrew
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

08-06-2013 17:26:29 | More by JohnK17
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BKotch

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

08-05-2013 03:11:21 | More by BKotch
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ncelauro

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

08-03-2013 14:01:26 | More by ncelauro
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nzerbe

New York

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

08-01-2013 23:29:51 | More by nzerbe
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samEBC

Belgium

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-31-2013 20:17:03 | More by samEBC
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BradenMK

Ohio

4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Poured into a 6oz scotch glass (of all things) the 2013 Tripel Hop poured a clear pale gold just like its classical older brother, but the big difference here is the fast forming, rocky white head which leaves impressive tiger stripe lacing even compared to American IPAs. Looks amazing and tiny champagne-like bubbles continue to erupt from the bottom of the glass.

Smell - My sense of smell is inhibited at the moment due to some sort of gland infection I'm dealing with, but I get a little freshly mowed lawn, some hay, a little wheatgrass maybe even, and over all of that some lemon. All of these are really subdued and hard to pick out though. Now that is true to the style, or at least to Duvel anyway, so I'm not docking points necessarily, but I wouldn't call it better than your average Belgian Blonde or Belgian IPA.

Taste - Oh my. The first thought that popped into my head was, "this reminds me of the local meadery's hopped mead." It's delicate, with a delicious honeyed flower flavor that just rushes the taste buds in waves. My next thought was, "Glorious," simply glorious. I don't know what people are expecting from this. Then again, I actually didn't care all that much for standard Duvel and prefer other Blondes to it. But this? This is an outstanding showing of the three varieties of hops. Saaz really makes its mark on the flavor profile here. The sweetness of the "honey" character is subtle and is reined in by both the lemony characteristics of the Sorachi Ace hops, and the earthy, slightly funky, and bitterness of the special Golding hops used. I loved it.

Mouthfeel - Right on target. It was lush and on the heavier side of light bodied with an effervescent carbonation. Perfect for the style. Wonderful.

Overall - It even smells like hopped mead. Its light, refreshing, only a little sweet, honestly, and packed with so much amazing... I really can't see why this isn't getting higher ratings. But, I suppose I have only gotten my feet wet in the beer drinking world. If there's a better Belgian IPA than this in the world, than I want to try it, because this blew me away.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2013 18:11:47 | More by BradenMK
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zonker17

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-31-2013 03:00:10 | More by zonker17
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Brewski

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-28-2013 23:57:29 | More by Artjsantos
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Heretic42

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-28-2013 03:35:50 | More by Heretic42
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schoolboy

Ohio

4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Ah, time to taste some of the upper crust of the brewing world. To me, Duvel has always been devilishly good, as the name implies.

The appearance is refined. Loads of head and lace. The aroma is similarly refined and subtle. It may be subtle, but it is there, and it is fresh and vibrant.

The taste is like the aroma. Something like a Duvel, but hoppy. Very nicely hoppy, though, and a marvelous combination for the type of yeast used. That yeast is there as is should be in a Belgian, but all that hops make it balanced.

The lingering taste is beautiful and flavorful. This is a great ale and I should get more. If I do, a couple should be left to age a little. 1 year maybe.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2013 18:39:47 | More by schoolboy
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supa0525

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-27-2013 13:46:56 | More by supa0525
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shigg85

Japan

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

07-26-2013 14:12:43 | More by shigg85
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-26-2013 01:59:51 | More by Knapp85
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TrevorWGrover

Germany

3.38/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

07-24-2013 20:25:07 | More by dirtyjerk
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virinow

New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-23-2013 22:50:56 | More by Daniellobo
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.3%

07-22-2013 16:35:46 | More by InspectorBob
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

07-21-2013 00:20:32 | More by yourefragile
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Joe_Duvel

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +19.6%

07-20-2013 22:43:33 | More by Joe_Duvel
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

07-20-2013 07:13:01 | More by Jason1337
Duvel Tripel Hop 2013 Sorachi Ace from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
93 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.