Duvel Tripel Hop | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

Duvel Tripel HopDuvel Tripel Hop
BA SCORE
88.6%
Liked This Beer
4.19 w/ 605 ratings
Duvel Tripel HopDuvel Tripel Hop
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
Liked:
536
Avg:
4.19/5
pDev:
10.02%
Alströms:
4.06
 
 
Wants:
97
Gots:
116
Trade:
0
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of lmaduells
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Walleybeer
4.79/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of obywan59
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale golden color into my Duvel tulip. Almost lemony in appearance. 4-finger white head with huge bubbles that slowly sinks leaving nice thick lacing.

Light floral, fruity aroma. Some sweet malt with bready yeast and hint of alcohol. Aroma seems much more subdued by the second glass.

Light sweet malt, nicely countered by the bitter hops. Fruitiness of green apples.

Medium to medium-light in body. Peppery early on.

Rather easy to drink for a Belgian. ABV is hidden well.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of NCSUdo
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle 18May10, 750 mL

A: Golden body under the typical huge chunky white Duvel head that isn't going anywhere for a while, and it doesn't. Great looking beer.

S: Fresh, light citrus, grass and pine hop, some earthy and funky yeast character in there as well. Very "thick" aroma.

T: Some malty sweetness up front before the Belgian yeast and a whole lot of bitterness provide a finishing punch.

M/D: Medium bodied, a bit velvety on the tongue. Drinkability is scary good on this beer, but what else would you expect from a Duvel?

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Sturmthis
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of ggaughan
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled this beer at the Kerstbierfestival in Essen, Belgium this past weekend.

I had this as my first beer and I was the first person to sample it at the fest as they opened up the bottle fresh when I requested the beer. The beer comes in a nice classy triangle type box and the bottle itself is 750ml and wrapped in gold foil. Upon opening the bottle we were greated by the trademark Duvel smell but it was a bit more citrusy. The beer poured a pale yellow, cloudy color into the glass with a massive rush of bubbles in the glass. The head was massive. It was like a fluffy snow storm unloaded on the top of my glass. The head just kep growing and at one point was was 2 inches over the lip of my glass.

The nose of this beer is a bit more citrus than regular Duvel. The taste has alot of the trademark Duvel qualities but is actually bit more mellow and less "hot" to taste. With less carbonation in the taste, you get a slightly sweeter taste and a nice hop backbone but this is not a hop bomb by any means. The three hops are a nice addition to this fine beer.

It sounds like this beer was mainly limited to Belgian supermarkets so I am not sure if it will make it to the U.S. but if it does, be sure to check it out.

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Photo of Supergenious
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of RuudJH
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Recommended to me by my local beer supplier. I haven't tried this yet, am very curious.
'2012 selection dry hopped with citra'

Big head, pale golden beer with good carbonation.
Very fresh smell of citrus, lemongrass and peel and also pine.
Taste is powerfull and bitter, also some sweetness. Aftertaste is powerfull, but slightly harsh. The alcohol is well masked for sure.

All in all, this is a beer I'm glad I encountered. I've had a good deal of regular duvels, but this one is more interesting. Fuller flavoured and tougher.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of brett606
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of seand
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a translucent very light straw color, with a large amount of pure white foamy head. The head retains quite well, leaving lots of lacing.

S: Clove and the other usual Belgian-style spices are present, along with a strong floral hop note. The aroma is huge, and hits as soon as the cork is out of the bottle.

T: Nicely balanced. Sweet up front, turning hoppy towards the finish, but never really gets bitter. The finish is nicely crisp and citrusy.

M: Medium to light body, medium carbonation.

D: Extremely drinkable, especially for the ABV. Definitely one to be careful with!

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Photo of silverking
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- It pours a hazy golden straw with a thick white head. Head retention is excellent, and there are well formed rings of lace down the sides of the glass.

S- Lots of citrus, along with piney and grassy hops. It's very fruity, with lots of spicy and earthy yeast esters. It smells almost too good to drink, almost.

T- Faint hints of sweet malt dance on the palate with strong notes of citrus. There is a distinct belgian spiciness. The finish is dry, with strong notes of grapefruit. It's very light and refreshing, but it's very complex.

M- It's medium/light bodied, with lots of carbonation. The alcohol is hidden surprisingly well, but still offers up some warmth.

O- Glad I bought this one. It's simply incredible.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of BobZ
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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Photo of osant37
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Duvel Tripel Hop from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 88.6% out of 100 with 605 ratings
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