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Duvel Tripel Hop | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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4.19/5
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610 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Belgium
duvel.be

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ggaughan on 12-17-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
271
Ratings:
610
pDev:
10.02%
Bros Score:
4.06
 
 
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Photo of Knapp85
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle right after it came in at Abe's and put it away for a little while. Opened it with a friend of mine and was very excited to try it. The brew poured out as a nice slightly hazy golden color with a big fluffy white head. The smell of the Saaz hops were running wild on the nose along with some yeast. The taste of the set had a very crisp hoppiness to it. The flavor had a strong bite to it and a light earthiness too in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel was light and sharp, medium bodied and refreshing. Overall this beer is quite expensive but I'd say it's almost worth it.

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Photo of aerozeppl
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a little bit lighter and more translucent than the original Duvel. The head is massive and is nothing short of a Duvel pour. Tons of lacing and visible carbonation.

S: Grassy and earthy continental hops. The malt is very much there as well. Not that many esters. You get the saaz big time. Lots of citrus and a touch of alcohol I never got in a regular bottle of Duvel.

T: It is more earthy and you do get a little more citrus than the regular version but I keep thinking to myself why. The amarillo in the finish was a nice touch

M: Well carbonated. A little bit thicker than the normal verion.

D: This is a good beer but so is regular Duvel at almost half the price. A nice novelty and a testament to marketing. Glad I bought this for my brother for his birthday and got a glass.

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Photo of Eddiehop
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of CMW
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a straw yellow color with a large bright white head. Fair amount of soapy lacing down the side of the glass. There are burst of bubbles coming from the bottom of the glass.

S - Floral hops, citrus and passion fruit. Pineapple is what jumps out.

T - Layered taste. Passion fruits are present and overlayed well with some mild hop bitterness. The hops are present but not overpowering like many American IPAs. This is quite good.

M - Very clean and crisp feel. The carbonation causes a slight sting on the tongue.

D - No problem in this department. i split this with a friend but would have no problem having this all to myself.

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Photo of StoutBoi
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jow
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is the best duvel triple hop of the series in my opinion. The most pure one and the one that is the least affected by herbs and hops. If you like it herby you will like the other editions.

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Photo of neophilus
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Brilliant clarity highlights this pale yellow ale as a rock hard white head stands proudly on top.

Familiar Belgian esters greet the nose, fruity and spicy mixing with alcohol warmth and topped off with a bit of hop aroma. The scent is thick with Belgian personality.

Firm hop bitterness stand in front driving a path for the spicier of yeast esters to rampage through my palette. Bold, stiff yet with a hint of complexity coming from softer hop flavors and esters hinting at pear-like fruit. Finishes dry with hop flavors riding the residual bus out of town, chased out by the stiff bitterness.

Stiff, crisp with a dry finish. Hops up front but will still seem like an easy drinker to any experienced IPA fan. No hint of boozy heat but if you don't dig the Belgian character then turn away; Here, there be esters.

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Photo of Vixie
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looks to me just like the classic Duvel, which is a good thing. About the only difference is slightly less head.

Smells nice, a lot of floral and pine scents in there. I can also detect a bit of mint behind it all, and a bit of pepper as well.

Wow, this is really nice. Quite a bit going on with this one. There is fruit and pepper for starters. Getting some floral notes from the hops, and finishes with a bit of an alcohol burn. Really nice blend of flavors.

Nice feel to this, not thick, but still makes it's presence known.

I was worried the hop flavor may be too much for me, but this is a well balanced beer. Very complex flavor, and everything works. I love classic Duvel, and see this one as a nice companion to it. Expensive, but worth trying at least once.

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Photo of JayQue
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a stubby 11.2 oz bottle into my Chimay goblet. Features a big delicately bubbly white head that actually looks like thick froth because of the carbonation and excellent head retention. Has some frothy streaks of lacing on the glass. A good looking beer.

VEry good aroma as well, Kind of like a Belgian Strong Pale Ale with hops added. Starts of fwith some pale fruit...apples and pears, then the Mosaic hops kick in and the bitterness and tangerine/citrus aromas take over.

Taste is more of the same, starts out like a Belgian Strong Pale Ale with the yeast and light fruit, then the Mosaic hos.citrus flavor kick s in. The overall flavors appear light on the tongue with little to no alcohol bite.

Mouthfeel is light and smooth. No noticeable alcohol presents, Nice level of carbonation.

This is an outstanding brew. The addition of heavy duty hops in no way diminishes the "Belgian" characteristics of the beer. Very nicely done/

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Photo of Blindpigbiz
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smell: barley pears, cream, piney hops, and sugar

Taste: bitter white grapefruit, pears, pine sap, lemon flavored jelly beans, and mild hints of creaminess; a very full-flavored beer

This Belgian tripel ipa goes impeccably well with top sirloin and/or a goat cheese, turkey, and fig jam sandwich

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Photo of jampics2
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer should be "unretired" as a new batch has been created and sent to the US. Bottled in May 2010, sampled September (just got to US, so I'm assuming it's as fresh as possible and representative of the brewers intent). Kinda pricey at $17.99/bottle, but I really wanted to try this so I splurged. Amazing packaging with branded foil, cage, and a 10 page booklet!

750ml bottle, opened with huge gunsmoke and created a most magical phenomenon - the etching on the bottom of the beautiful Parra Duvel Artist Series glass I poured it into created a tornado of bubbles. Literally a cyclone. So this one kicked off with smoke and tornadoes - awesome!!

Looks perfect in the glass. A huge four finger rocky head fills my tulip. It eventually recedes into the golden, lively liquid and leaves excellent lace and some 'whipped cream' is left behind. Just an exceptional looking beer.

Smells amazing! Sweet Belgian pale malt sets the stage and the hops are the actors. There's a nice spicyness thanks to the European hops and some orange and grapefruit thanks to the Amarillo. Not just simply a kicked-up Duvel, this has lemongrass, white pepper, clove, and really deep citrus notes with just a touch of alcohol that shaves a mere half point off the score. Wow, must taste now!!

Unfortunately, this doesn't come together as well as I had hoped. There's some sweet pale malt, tons of citrus hops, spicey esters due to the yeast, and some notable booze on the backside. Tastes include lemon, pepper, ginger, honey, apricot, grass, orange and alcohol. Just not as cohesive - I was hoping for less booze and for the hops to serve as a flavor bridge and bring things together more.

The mouthfeel is creamy and medium-bodied. The finish is sweet malt, mildly bitter citrus, and booze. Too bad this is just a bit transparent with regard to the ABV, which really hurts the taste (boozy presence), the finish (hot) and the overall drinkability. Otherwise, it's outstanding. I love some American takes on the Belgian Strong Pale like the Bruery's Michief and Brooklyn's Local One and I was hoping this would surpass them. It comes close but falls just short, and I'm left with the impression that I like regular Duvel more. Would not buy again at $18/bottle, but would happily sample just to see if it calms down.

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Photo of user785335
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This nice Christmas present pours a surprisingly hazed gold color with a stiff, bubbly white head. Excellent retention and lacing.

Nose has a nice compliment of hoppy aromas - grassy, fruity and lime-peel. Yeast throws off lots of bready and pear notes. Honeyed grains and maybe even some white grapes as it warms.

Lots of hop flavor while still maintaining a nice Belgian identity. I was afraid this would go the way of the Belgian IPA, but this seems to stay squarely in BSPA territory. Hops get fruity in the middle and throw off some hay and grass flavors. Maintains alot of the standard Duvel character - good mouthfeel, some creaminess and prickly carbonation. Although I must say, I would prefer the original over this 8 times out of 10.

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Photo of rarbring
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A clear rather pale straw colored beer, a very high, slowly settling white head, leaving good lacing and has some curtains.

The smell is earthy, stable, dirt, leather but also some fruits, fresh apples and pears.

Initially sweet, white bread, oranges, spices, clove, peppers, some wood. Some yeast and sour milk.

Medium high carbonation, soft texture and minimal bubbles, refreshing and smooth.

Fresh, exciting and complex.

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Photo of weissbierdrinker
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750ml bottle into my Chimay chalice. Very lively pop as the cork comes out. Has a thick creamy off white head that fades slowly leaving a huge amount of lacing. I can already smell the beer. Lots of carbonation with a pale golden color.

First whiff reminds me of a lambic beer in that funky cob web way. Very earthy, leathery notes with some spicy zest mixed in.

What a very interesting beer, while most are using tons of hops to create a bitter hop bomb. While this is a hop bomb it's in a different way. The hops have added new dimensions making it earthy, spicy, zesty, with tobacco, leather and floral flavors. The alcohol warms a bit as it goes down. The aftertaste is lingering and earthy with a dry, slightly soapy finish.

I enjoy this much more than regular Duvel. Wish this was made a regular brew.

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Photo of mjaskula
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a large wine glass. This beer just looks great. The head is as thick and as bright white as can be. It falls, but leaves huge islands of foam, and thick lacing. The beer itself is yellow. The fist glass was crystal clear and bubbling like champagne, the next glass was hazy, but still bubbling.

I haven't had a regular Duvel in a while, so I won't make any comparisons. The aroma is fairly strong, it's yeasty with bitter floral hops and a bit of alcohol. The flavor follows the nose pretty well, though the hops become much more pronounced. Also a fruity character comes through, i'm getting a little strawberry and apple.

Mouthfeel is dry and carbonation is high, it certainly leaves you looking forward to the next sip. I'm not sure if it's an improvement on the original, but it is very good.

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Photo of sprucetip
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy pale golden with more fluffy white foam than liquid in the tulip, even after a gentle pour. Super thick lacing left behind, and the head retention was agonizing.

Light peppery spice notes mixed with gentle malty sweetness up front. Commensurate levels of grassy and vaguely fruity hop inputs join in the mix. It's all fairly mild in strength, but exceptionally well balanced. Very nuanced, with some subtle complexity. If you stuck your nose in a heavily dry hopped IPA before sniffing this one, you might not even notice it.

Signature Duvel yeast flavor is most prominent, but the citrus fruit character added by the amarillo hops is noticeable, if subtle. Malty sweetness is mellow but noticeable, as are the grassy/earthy Euro hop influence. It's very well balanced, and like in the nose, imparts sophisticated complexity. No part of this is particularly pronounced. At first it seemed kind of drab, and maybe in some ways it is, but I believe it was designed to be the way it is and is an expertly crafter brew.

Well carbonated with a wee nip of a bite, medium/full body, moderate warming, and a drying finish.

When I first popped the cork, I was underwhelmed by the flavor and aroma (the 2 categories most important to me). It wasn't too cold, that wasn't the problem. But as I worked my way through the sample, my appreciation for the nuanced complexity grew. Probably most people who try this will have some idea what they are getting into and appreciate, but some noobie hop head thinking he's getting some amped up DIPA because the word "hop" is the name may end up being disappointed.

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Photo of oglmcdgl
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A bottles split with onix1arg before the ice storm. Poured into two duvel tulips. Perfect.

A- a nice firm pour yields a mountain of bright white fluffy clouds that hold for what seams like an eternity then slowly settling but not before its leaves a ton of chunky stick sea foam on the glass and a substantial island in the middle. The brew is a hazy straw yellow with some orange highlights that glows wonderfully when held to the light.

S- wet grassy hops up front with a nice background spice. There's a musty yeasty punch. Some fruit and perfumey floral notes.

T- grassy and herbal with a nice spicy nip that works well with the spicy fruity hits from the yeast. Malts are biscuity and dry but do bring a bit of sweetness that rounds things out nicely.

M- body is about medium with a bit of slickness to it but then the carb picks up and gets rather assertive.

D- this is a big beer but drinks like a beer half its size. A nice twist on the regular and one ill be looking for next time around. I wana try it even fresher but I held out for the right price and boy did I finally find it.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml corked and caged bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a cloudy golden color with about an inch and a half frothy white head. Head retention and lacing are both pretty good. Aroma is bananas, oranges, tropical fruit, yeast and spicy and floral hops. It tastes like floral and grassy hops, citrus, peppery spice, yeast, bready malt, and a bit of banana and apple. There's also a lingering bitter hoppy and slightly fruity finish. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's very well carbonated and finishes dry. Drinkability is good, the soft carbonation in this brew makes it do down easy. Alcohol is well hidden. I think this is a pretty good overall brew, but I'm not sure I'd buy it again because of the price. But it's definitely worth buying once if you can find it.

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Photo of TheBeerWatcher
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from web shop Belgian Beer Station Comparing Duvel Tripel Hop with the original Duvel wouldn’t be honest. This is a completely different beer. The head is white and moderate. The beer is golden blond but hazy. The aroma is dominated by the Citra hop: floral, citrus, very fresh. The taste is bitter and all about grapefruit. Lotsof fruitiness and freshness. It has a long finish with a perfect balance between sweetness and bitterness. Overal a very fine and unique brew, ideal as a thirst quencher. Better than Duvel ? Different ...

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Photo of divineaudio
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bomber into a tulip. bottled on may 18th 2010, consumed on june 30th 2011. split the bottle with my roommate for his birthday.

a - pours a cloudy, pale yellow with a giant, dense, white, foamy head. retention is excellent and leaves thicks swaths of sticky lace in the glass.

s - citrusy, toasty and slightly sour.

t - lots going on here. pale malts and freshly baked bread, slight spiciness, lemony sweetness, pungent bitterness and a dry finish. picked out the styrian and saaz hops right away as we were discussing the flavor.

m - medium body with a gritty feel. adequate carbonation and a slight alcohol warming.

o - quite a unique and enjoyable beer, the 9% catches up quick though. definitely different from english or american ipa's. worth seeking out for belgian fans.

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

Photo of tmm313
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Semi-hazy straw color. Poured a super thick, foamy 2 finger head. Awesome sticky lacing.
S- Apple, pear, lemon, pepper, booze, a touch of pine and spicy hops. There's some banana in there, too.
T- Apple, pear, Belgian yeast, earthy-spicy hops, lemon, banana, and a touch of booze. Grapefruit shows up just before the finish. Aftertaste is a mix of peppery, spicy, and citrus sweetness.
M- Medium body with super crisp effervescent carbonation. Kind of drying with a lingering bitterness.
O- This was pretty good. I liked it much better than regular Duvel. There was a lot going on, and each flavor seemed pretty balanced with the others. Overall, a nicely comlex and flavorful beer.

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Photo of hdofu
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

More proof that blondes are more fun. Pours gold with a white blanket covering it. Taste is really really hoppy, the way I like it with distinctly belgian spiciness. Smell is fragrant of sweet hop notes. The beer has a citrus sweetness that invites the drinker to continue sipping til it is all gone.

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Photo of brewandbbq
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, dressed up very nice with a neck tag and bottle date of May 2010.

Pours clear yellow with a massive, rocky head of stark white. Insistant carbonation slowly allows the foam cap to retreat to a thick skim coat on the surface with an upheaval dome in the midst of a Duvel tulip. Spongy, webbed lacing aplenty for the duration.

Aromatics lead off with a pleasant, but not pungent blend of pears, cut grass, tangerine, melon, and peaches. Saaz and Amarillo is like the best of both worlds. A hint of biscuity malt way underneath, but this beer is all about spicy, fruity, earthy hops.

Light bodied with a crisp, drying mouthfeel.

Tropical fruit, pine, wet moss, and peppercorn dust starts the palate. Barely a hint of malt with enough bitterness to give credibility and keep the brew hop-forward.

Finishes with some lingering smooth bitterness, pears, melons, grass, and biscuit ends.

Very tasty but the hops are certainly restrained by American IPA standards. I'm sure it doesn't help that the beer is almost a year old. High marks for drinkability though.

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Duvel Tripel Hop from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 610 ratings
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