Duvel Tripel Hop 2018 (Citra) | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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Duvel Tripel Hop 2018 (Citra)Duvel Tripel Hop 2018 (Citra)
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4.11/5
Exceptional
20 Ratings
Duvel Tripel Hop 2018 (Citra)Duvel Tripel Hop 2018 (Citra)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Belgium
duvel.be

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by JackRWatkins on 07-16-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
9
Ratings:
20
pDev:
6.81%
 
 
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1
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Ratings: 20 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of AxlSkull
4.11/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I love this very crisp taste, the citrusy flavors and the bitter aftertaste. This one really works well for me. Truly Duvel never disappoints, great stuff all over again. Highly highly recommended

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Photo of gordavidson
3.66/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trancecylist
4.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

One of the best of this annual series from Duvel, and one of my very favorite beers. Citra works very well in this inspired combination of the Belgian Tripel and IPA styles. And a beautiful head to boot

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Photo of Isalazar7
4.55/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Look- golden colored, with a white head around a finger thick.
Smell- really hoppy, with hints of yeast.
Taste- Tangy deliciousness, it absolutely wrecked my taste buds but it was well worth it. This is imo the best use of the citra hop so far.
Mouth feel- light.

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Photo of Carmack
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveMaciolek21
3.48/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bright gold, sparse head, with a one note hop bitterness. Kind of surprising as I've found Citra hops to be less harsh and more fruity than some other hop varieties.

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Photo of Eltrandos
3.97/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of drmeto
3.65/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L:
-pours a hazy straw golden with a medium,foamy,white head
-medium carbonation visible
S:
-lemon,lime,white bread,doughy,honey,yeast spicyness,wheaty
T:
-lemon,lime,honey,grassy,spicy,wheat
F:
-high carbonation
-alcohol noticeable
-medium body
O:
The carbonation is too aggressive, otherwise it's a solid Belgian IPA.

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Photo of JTuomi
4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Skabiski
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of metter98
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is clear light golden yellow in color and has a moderate to high amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger and a half high bright white head that died down but consistently left a short head covering the surface and lots of thick specks of bubbles down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of lime citrus are present in the nose along with hints of spicy hops.
T: The taste has flavors of spicy hops along with notes of lime citrus. Hints of alcohol are noticeable in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a light amount of bitterness.
O: This beer is deceptively drinkable for something that clocks in at 9.5% abv. You only get some hints of alcohol in the finish, but these aren't noticeable once the beer warms up.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of jbclib7285
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mh68
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jamesroses
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Best before 11/2019.

Pale golden, big head.

Aromas of candied grapefruit, pineapple and kiwi.

Medium bodied, fresh. Bitter fruitiness aftertaste.

Lovely drink.

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Photo of Rootscipio
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emwilke
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tux_alin
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Act25
4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into oversized snifter (all my beers go this way)
a) Pours a clear straw gold color with a 1 inch stalwart head that fades slowly. Tiny bubbles, and rich lacing.
s) The citra dominates but all the other elements of a duvel belgian single are present: Lemon, champagne, with spices, pepper, fruit, apple, and sweet malt.
t) The yeast more prominent that in US IPAs, lemony, grassy, champagne like.
f) Rises on the tongue, with sweet malts, a little bitterness, spices. Pepper & champagne.
o) must try 24.

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Photo of JackRWatkins
4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Duvel Glass.

A: Pours a pale champagne-esque gold with a creamy white head
S: Citra dominates the nose with big orange notes, piney aromas, a certain resinousness and a nice hop bite, there are some slightly more toasty malt undertones, and the effervescence generally floats into the nose, a slight booziness too.
T: The yeast dances wonderfully here with the citrus and pine, which are just present enough without being overbearing, interestingly enough I find this less bitter than the traditional Duvel. The biscuity malt is here as well, along with the presence of some wonderful spicy notes that seem to come from the yeast rather than from any of the original hops used for Duvel.
M: Good medium body, very dry.
O: Very impressed, I think american brewers could definitely take a lesson from this beer on the tasteful use of hops like these, it also has some characteristics (hints of cereal grains) that remind me of French Biere De Garde. Would definitely buy again, it is worth your time.

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Duvel Tripel Hop 2018 (Citra) from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 20 ratings