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Duvel Tripel Hop | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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4.19/5
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605 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by ggaughan on 12-17-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
271
Ratings:
605
pDev:
10.02%
Bros Score:
4.06
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: This poured a hazy light gold with fluffy white head.
S: It smelled like lots of earthy lemon, with some resin and Belgian yeast and a bit of sugar.
T: It tasted like lots of lemon zest and citrus, with some resin and earthy floral hops, along with a little Belgian yeast and sugary malt. It had a very crisp and bitter aftertaste.
M: It was watery with lots of smooth natural carbonation.
D: This was a great Belgian IPA with tons of clean and crisp citrus. The body was good but a bit thin. But the alcohol was very well hidden, so it was quite easy to drink. Very enjoyable, but not my favorite of the style, and unfortunately not worth the cost. (There are better beers for 1/2 or 1/3 the price.)

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

750ml bottle - $14.99, split and served with some braised chicken thighs

appearance: foiled, corked, caged, with an informational packet. served in my ale asylum chalice - straw golden body, absolutely perfect pillowy white head with perfect retention

smell: lots of hops, crisp belgian yeasts, white pepper, honey, pear, mild citrus

taste: Duvel definitely keeps the "belgian" in a belgian ipa - crisp belgian yeast, very defined bosc pear taste, spice, white pepper, citrus, saaz and other varietals of hops. Mild bitter finish - very good and will pair well with lots of dishes

mouthfeel: crisp, lightly spiced, light bitter finish

drinkability: solid

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

750ml 25.4 Oz. bottle. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Identical to base Duvel, golden yellow with that same large, rich, head, the head will not dissipate and the lacing is extraordinary.

Smell: As expected more hop aroma that standard Duvel, pine & citrus with peppery spice.

Taste: Essentially a hoppier Duvel, more pine more bitter citrus (grapefruit), but not so much as to overpower the base beer. Nice spice with some bready malt notes are still detectable beneath the hop flavors. On par with Houblon Chouffe, I'd say.

Mouth feel: As usual, excellent carbonation, extremely smooth and well balanced.

Overall: Nice example of a strongly hopped Belgian Pale Ale, a little too pricey for what it offers. Again, Houblon Chouffe fits the bill at a far lower price tag.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Attractive caged, corked, gold foiled, and info packeted 750ml bottle.

Appearance: Pours a fairly transparent light golden with a 1.5 finger white crown, ample active carbonation bubbles, medium retention and lace.

Smell: really nice herbal hop (saaz, amarillo and maybe hallertau?) smattering, ginger, black pepper, and green apple over pale malt. Like regular Duvel only a bit more beefed up.

Taste: The 9.5% makes the introduction. Then you are taken on a tour of the pale biscuit malt foundation as well as all of the notes described in the smell.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, medium to light body, with ample carbonation.

Drinkability: Very good despite the abv

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy light yellow in color and poured with a thick white head that slowly died down but never completely faded away.
S: The floral hops contribute a moderate to strong amount of spicy aromas to the nose.
T: There is a mild amount of bitterness in the overall taste, which is similar to the smell and has notes of lemons and spices.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very dry on the palate with a high amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is quite drinkable despite its high alcohol content, although the dryness lends this to being one best sipped.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a golden yellow color with a 1" white head that falls slowly to a thick merangue like covering. Nice lace develops.

Smell: nice floral bitterness and fruit sweetness create a nice aroma.

Taste: nice grainy malt presence with lemon zest, pear, green apple, and a nice biting bitterness to balance it out. Alcohol is slightly noticable.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp throughout with some dryness arriving late. Aftertaste is long as the flavors linger on the tongue.

Drinkability: slow sipping but nicely refreshing. Alcohol knocks it down a notch, but this is a wonderful full flavored beer.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml cork-caged bottle poured into a tulip. Review from a note.

Very sexy looking with a crystal clear texture and golden color, the pour yields massive fluffy white head that lasts until the end with splendid retention while leaves plenty of lacing patch and spot along the way it dissipated. Carbonation ragingly soars to the top. Overall, a perfect showcase.

Loads of fruitiness in both aroma and flavor; grapefruit, citrus, berries-like, tropical fruit, apple, pineapple, a noticeable touch of resin with some earthy, spicy, and grassy hop. The bitterness is there too with a bold pinch comparing to original Duvel.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I purchased this one in a 750 ml corked bottle. The only thing I had a problem with was the $21 price tag.

A- A slightly hazy maize color topped with a pure white 3 finger head that just never disappears. As for the lacing it has trouble sticking to the glass when you swirl but it lingers here and there as you drink. Beautiful carbonation flowing from the bottom of the glass.

S- Hops on top of hops with a light fruit smell, something like apples. Also some distant floral aromas as you drink. This changes towards the bottom of the bottle as you get more of a yeasty smell due to the in bottle fermentation that Duvel uses.

T- I was shocked about the taste of this beer. Not nearly as bitter as I would have expected with that many hops. Again the fruit and sweetness accompany the delicious hops. Finish is very pleasant with a slight bitter.

M- Thin and smooth with a carbonation in the finish like a champagne.

D- With the absence of the traditional hop bitter this was a delight to drink for me. Again the only problem I had with this is the heavy price tag. If it were more affordable I would definitely partake in this one again.

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Duvel Tripel Hop from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 605 ratings
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