Duvel Tripel Hop
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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Belgian IPA
4.21 | pDev: 9.98%
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Reviews: 272 | Ratings: 616
Photo of teromous
3.26/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Slightly hazy golden body with a long-standing fluffy white head that leaves nice lacing on the glass.

S: It has a catty scent to it, with a sort-of funky musky horse blanket overtone. I wasn't expecting that funky smell.

T: It has good flavor. There's a bit of earthy root flavor at first, then some grain flavor comes through just a bit in the middle. A hint of mint in there as well, and it has a slighly off-putting soapy taste to it. I wouldn't say it is the most pleasant Belgo-IPA to drink, but it's not apologetic in its flavor. It puts every flavor forward whether you are ready for it or not. I think this beer is interesting enough to drink but it's not a combinaton of flavors that I would crave.

M: The mouthfeel is very good, sitting nicely in the mouth. At 9.5% the alcohol is unnoticeable, and the bitterness is fairly low despite being an IPA which works in the faovr of this beer which highlights flavor over brute bitterness.

O: This was a nice beer to drink with good hop flavor and high drinkablility. Fans of high-hop beers will enjoy the flavor, and those who aren't fans of over-the-top bitterness will enjoy its mellow presence. I don't think that there is anything escpecially fantastic about the beer so it puts it near middle-ground. Personally there was a soap-like aftertaste that made the drinking experience a bit unpleasant. The beer is at odds with itself, with many positives and a few negatives, but in the end it was a so-so beer.

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Photo of davey101
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2013 Sorachi Ace version, best before 09 2015. Stubby 330ml bottle into a tulip glass,

Pours an almost clear yellow body showing tons of rising carbonation. A huge pillow of bone white foam with huge bubbles and peaks forms and takes a while to calm down. Pretty insane retention and lacing here. Giving it a swirl just reinvigorates everything. The aroma is of cracker malts and spicy yeast. Can't recall ever having a beer which showcases Sorachi Ace, but I'm also getting some lime, grass, and some floral elements. Taste is of cracker malts with a great deal of sweetness. Belgian yeast esters and some faint banana mix it up with some hop bitterness and a lemon/grassy finish. Very clean and refreshing. Crisp and bubbly with a dry finish. I wish the mouth feel felt a bit fuller though. The residual bitterness really is a welcomed relief against the Belgian yeast/alcohol. Overall this was a damn good beer. Really impressed by this one.

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Photo of peterlada
4.98/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

As close to perfection as it ever can get. I had the 2012 version with the Citra hops. My golden standard for beers. Yearly rotation of three hops, very high quality Duvel base with showcasing the dry hops. Also available in 330 ml bottles, generally for a limited time, early-mid summer each year.

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Photo of MadScientist
4.57/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a bottle of the 2013 Sorachi Ace hoped Tripel

A: A pale golden beer with decent clarity. A persistent, thick white head that leave lacing on the glass and is made of sticky, rocky foam.

S: A strong fruit and herbal aroma of lemons, dill and light touch of peach with a medium-low grassiness. There is a medium pepper-like spice aroma and a light malt sweetness.

T: A fruity and spicy beer with hops flavors of lemon, earthy and spicy. There is a firm amount of pepper from the yeast along with some additional fruitiness that is a light peach-like fruit. The balance is fairly bitter having a medium-strong hop bitterness and a very dry body. light malt character and a bitter aftertaste.

M: A medium bodied beer with a fairly strong level of carbonation and a light alcohol warmth.

O: Another awesome beer, I've had the previous batches and prefer the one I had a couple years back when it was fresh but I gladly pick a few of the well crafted beers.

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Photo of lsummers
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours like a traditional Duvel. Fairly clear straw yellow with a fluffy two finger white head.

Smells of citric pineapple and grassy hop notes right away. A touch of malty sweetness.

Taste is that traditional Duvel Golden Belgian Pale malty peppery herbal sweetness with a great citric fruity hop note. The peppery hop notes add a ton of flavor to the original recipe.

Mouthfeel is crisp, slightly viscous and highly carbonated. Still very drinkable.

Overall, just a fantastic change of pace and one I will seek out again.

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Photo of benfons
4.49/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: very pale blonde colour, real good white typical duvel head that sticks really well to the glass.

S: a lot of citrus, and hops, a bit floral, even a hint of peaches and pineapple

T: the floral accents are there, the hops are certainly there, especially at the end, this is all well balanced with the fruitiness that is there, lemon, peach, pear,...

M: Medium body, very dry, alcohol is quite noticeable, which is a good thing

O: this is once again a beer that proves that I appreciate Belgian brewers more then most American craft-brewers, I like hoppiness but a beer needs balance this is one of those beers that proves that. It's a nice change for a regular Duvel, but it isn't better, however that doesn't matter, as it is a really good beer that stands on it's own, although its roots are clear.

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Photo of Blindpigbiz
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
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 silverking
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
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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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz fancy bottle purchased by my girlfriend for one of our anniversaries. Poured into my Southern Tier tulip.

Sort of golden, creamy, yellow pour. Huge head, about 4-5 inches. Very sticky beer, clearly, as the lacing is incredible.

Smells herbal, yeasty, and slightly fruity.

A taste explosion. Belgian yeast gives it a fruity pear flavor, mixed with pineapple, clove, and grass. Very floral. A bit chalky at the end but it's not a problem.

Medium bodied, well carbonated.

Awesome variant on Duvel. Thanks Joelle!

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Photo of neophilus
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
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 Hopdaemon39
4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a bomber into a Duvel tulip- pours a clear, golden yellow color with two plus fingers of fluffy white head, great retention, not too much lacing.

Smell is very hoppy- piney and distinctly American along with some Belgian yeast earthiness. Beautiful hop smell for a Belgian.

Taste is great- hops up front briefly, then some nice light malt and candi sugar sweetness, which gives way to the earthy yeast. Finishes dry and the hops linger for a while.

Mouthfeel is great- light body, well carbonated. This one is great if you can find it for the right price. Worth trying. Would get again if not for the cost.

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Photo of Ryanm1
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

To put it simply it's Duvel with hops. It has the same exact characteristics of a regular Duvel but that added hops element. Poured from a 22oz. cage and cork purchase from Total Wines - Claymont, DE. Thought this was a rare score, but appears to be pretty prevalent.

Pours with an immense amount white lacing that continually building. On top of the head you could drop a dime and it wouldn't sink. Pours that notorious semi-lucid golden color similar to an american light beer.

There is that usual citrusy smell common in Duvel but also a presence of piney, grassy hops. I'm thinking chinook. My first sip was very palate pleasing, slightly sweet. If you let it linger in your mouth you feel the carbonation. Slight hint of bitterness and piney/hoppy taste but nowhere near dominating or overwhelming.

A benchmark that all Belgian IPAs should strive to be.

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Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into snifter...purchased at total wine in Norwalk, CT. Pours a golden color with 3 fingers of foamy white head. Great Belgian hop and banana aroma...not much diff than the regular duvel. Taste is awesome belgian pale ale some banana and spice but just like a slightly hopped version of duvel. Nice and dry...great amount of carbonation. Awesome brew...but not much diff than reg duvel.

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Photo of Amalak
3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A. It is a crystal clear gold color, there are a few bubbles the come up, but not much. It has an average white head that leaves some good lacing.

S. Very strong almost apple scent to it.

T. Very mild hop taste, but high in wheat, some apple sweetness, it's quite carbonated and has a mild maltiness. So alcohol comes through.

M. Rough and medium bodied.

O. It doesn't have a strong hop taste, it really tastes like more of a traditional Belgian. Very good, but not much of a hop taste.

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Photo of DavidST
3.85/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle 2012 edition into a Duvel tulip glass, best before 1/29/12. This pours a slightly hazy (although mostly clear) light yellow / golden color with a massive fizzy white head which has a long retention time and leaves a lacing. The nose has a nice amount of grapefruit hops, citrus, lemon along with Belgian yeast esters. The feel is medium to light, ligher than I expected, more carbonination. The taste is quite good, although the alcohol is present (I wish it was a little more masked) a little hop bitterness but not as much as I expected, some peppery flavors, a little citrus and a dry finish.

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

Solid finger’s worth of bone white, like newly fallen now, all whipped up microfoam, minor dimpling, above average retention, leaves a full surface coating for some time, no real sticky streaks for lacing more like a broad thin sheet which covers the glass side as it slides back into the froth. Cloudy yet bright yellow liquid, close to fully opaque, given this you can easily see the maelstrom of tiny but active bubbles throughout. The nose is very fresh, like a spring day after hours of cleaning, rife with citrus spritz, lemon, mandarin orange, grapefruit and then pine sap, leafy forest matter, has a burst of white pepper which cuts short the apricot, peach fruit scents, light banana too as well as bubblegum, ends with expanding floral breeze albeit that cleanliness really makes it hard for things to cement in your nostrils. Medium-bodied, on the drier side, the carbonation is extremely steady yet with a more gentle touch, helps create an expansive mouth presence. Here you get a greater amount of clove, ginger spices, they do remain secondary to the pepper. The herbal matter isn’t arch nor bitter, actually pairs well with the grapefruit, orange citrus. As with the spices the apricot, peach, pear, pineapple fruit fares better here and there’s a few moments of almost outright sweetness. The yeasty, bready moments support this. Quite drinkable and sneakily complex, rewarding more for enjoyment than analysis.

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Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2012 edition: dry-hopped with Citra. A 330ml bottle with a BB of Jan 2015. Picked up a little while ago from Trembling Madness in York. The label states that it is hopped with Citra, Saaz and Styrian Goldings, followed by further dry-hopping with Citra. The recipe is supposed to have a different hop variety each year. Bottle conditioned.

Poured into a Duvel tulip (of course). An amazing pale-gold colour with slight haze and plentiful carbonation. Produces a massive head of creamy white foam with excellent retention; this lasts for ages before slowly reducing to a thick surface layer. Patchy lacing on the glass. It looks fantastic. Aroma of fruity yeast esters and flowery hops: notes of lemon, citrus, grass/hay, mild clove, faint coriander, spice and earthy yeast. A subtle whiff of booze in the background. Lovely.

Tastes of fruity Belgian yeast with a light hoppy character and a dry finish. Notes of clove, phenolics, spice, earthy yeast, mild citrus, faint lemon and grassy stewed hops. A solventy alcoholic twang in the background, followed by a subtle bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, spicy, tingly and dry, with spritzy carbonation and good body. Somewhat astringent, with an aftertaste of fruity yeast and mild hoppy notes.

Superb - like regular Duvel with extra aroma. When it comes to hoppy Belgian beers (Belgian IPAs) I tend to sit on the fence, as I find that the yeast and hop flavours clash. Not so with this one. The light Citra notes marry beautifully with the fruity yeast character; they complement one another perfectly. I only wish the hop aroma came across more in the flavour - it seemed weaker than it was on the nose. My other criticism is that the booze is a tad excessive, resulting in a borderline harshness to the flavour. However, this remains a sterling effort - simply delicious. Don't hesitate to grab one if you come across it.

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Photo of allengarvin
4.72/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, poured into a Duvel glass (of course!). On popping the cork out, a wonderful citrus-floral aroma wafted out. It pours a bright clear gold color, with an initial half-inch thick head of foam, though it settles down after a moment to an airy foamy covering atop the beer (not nearly a nice a pour as the normal Duvel--in fact, a chalice glass might be better for this particular beer). The nose is strikingly hoppy, giving a very tangerine-citrus aroma with spicy floral hints underneath.

The taste is very heady--whereas I thought I could be smelling a typical American IPA from the nose, the taste is clearly Belgian, with a well-balanced mix of bitter earthy hops, highly fruity esters, sweetness from the malt (as per duvel the original, the body is surprisingly light for the high strength), and some very interesting yeasty spiciness (does this contain a little Brett? I swear I can detect some around the edges). Not a hint of alcohol harshness to be detected, but it's certainly warming after a moment.

The brewers at Duvel certainly get the mouthfeel near-perfect as well, just like with ordinary Duvel. It's very well-carbonated, with a delightfully light body for a 9.5% strength.

Probably the best beer I've had this year. I hope this is to be a regular offering and not a one-time special.

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Photo of jlindros
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I was a little reluctant to buy this with the price tag, but was convinced by a friend who loved it. I hope it was worth it. Poured into my Ommegang tulip/chalice like glass. (already seems worth it, as soon as I popped it the Pats ran back a kick-off return touchdown).

A: Pours a light fizzy pasty white bubbly head hits 1 finger and fades at a med pace with spotted lacing, over crystal clear golden pilsner color.

N: is almost perfect for a Belgian IPA. It has great Belgian qualities as well as fresh aromatic floral hops. Hops come with light lemony citrus, little grassy floral, hints of tropical fruit, guava, passion fruit, and grapefruit. Nice Belgian malts, little fluffy and aromatic themselves, golden malts. All that with a great belgian yeast addition that comes through pretty well even through all the other aromas, light floral esters, slightest hint of spices, touch bready chewy as well.

T: starts with a bite, a big yeasty bite, with some yeast flavors, but then some yeast additions. The Belgian yeast takes the show at first, a bite of booze, little tingly and warming, some nice bright esters, a touch fusel on the booze though. Golden Belgian malts next, with a fluffy airy feel, bit of a chewy bready flavor due to both malts and yeast. A bitter bite cuts in the more I go, with a slightly spicy hop kick, some floral aromatic like hops, little grassy as the noble hops Saaz and Goldings really seems to take over. The noble hop flavor is nice, but despite dominating the hops it still seems almost drowned out by the rest of the flavors. The citra gets in there a bit but is even more drowned out, with a light tropical fruit, touch of passion fruit and guava, and just a bit of tangerine. Finish is dry and aromatic, fluffy, light bitterness with a long lingering hop character mostly noble but a little spicy, a bit of a light bitter rind and spices from the yeast, with a light ester and some more booze.

Mouth is med bodied, tons of carbonation maybe a little too much, little spicy and warming tingly hot booze.

Overall pretty good. The nose is almost perfect, the flavor is nice and would be a lot better if the booze didn't come through so hot with the fusel alcohol and warming tingly feel. The malts are nice in the background, hops are quite nice but give way for the Belgian yeast to do it's thing and add great flavors and especially aromas. Just wish it was a little less hot.

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Photo of frankiepop
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Let's start with the gold and black decorated beautiful big 750ml bottle with red lettering. Snazzy. Next you pour this mother and you get the massive light foamy white head that is Duvel legendary.

The aroma is pretty good also. Smells like a nice clean beer and fruity. The aroma is far different than what I remember. I detect a little sweetness and fruitiness. As opposed to Duvel's strong lager smell.

The taste is surprisingly remindful of a tripel. This beer is clean and crisp with a slight fruitiness and light sweetness. Reminds me of Chimay's classic tripel.

A great beer surpassing the original by a long way. This beer was brewed specifically with Paul Desmonds music in mind. A nice tasty dry beer to go with his Take Five solo on a Selmer B flat alto saxophone recorded February 9, 1959 and released that same year.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of RuckusDu
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A little 33ml bottle from a gracious BA - farundrpar, straight from Belgium. Best by Dec 2014.

A - Not quite the head you get on a regular Duvel, but everything else seems pretty similar. Head is large and pretty much white with only a trace of wheat coloring. Body is clear and yellow. Very thin looking. Lacing is proper.

S - Wow, just amazing aroma. Great citra hops that smell like heaven. Some slight band-aide as well though.

T - Pretty similar to aroma. Wonderful citra hops that add a little more bitterness than the nose. Balanced by sweet candy.

M - Very strong carbonation covers up a lighter body. The hops are a little drying.

O - It's like a Duvel raised up. There are some off notes/flavors that detract a little from this beer, as it had the potential to be perfect. Seems a lot more light and refreshing than a beer that is good for two and a half years. Damn fine.

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Photo of lovindahops
3.68/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 2010 edition

A- pours a hazy bright gold with a muffin head of white foam almost overtaking the glass. Carbonation and sediment floaties are completely absorbing the look of the brew contained in the glass

S- grassy lemony scent that tingles with the Belgian spicy yeast scent. Even a slight butter scent that really makes it enjoyable

T- same grassy note is partnered with the spicy belgian taste one would expect. Refreshing as you get the ending of an alcohol sting

M- crisp and tingling with the light flavor

O- A good Belgian ipa, but certainly not as
good as some American Belgian ipas I have had. Just didn't have the burst of Belgian yeast that heightens some properties of beers. Just my opinion given I love the homunculous, lil sumpin wild, monks revenge, etc of the world. Still, something to give a try

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Photo of TheBeerWatcher
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
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 Absumaster
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A very clear golden beer with a fierce amount of carbonation rising to the top. The head is quite persistant and leaves a nice lacing on the glass.

Smell is fruity with notes of passionfruit, guave, blackberries and pineapple and a lot more exotic fruits. Below the fruity hoppiness is a light malty base.

Taste is dominated by the citric hops, but less than the smell would expect. The hops and malt are more balanced. There is the exotic fruits that has a strong passionfruit pineapple and even some grapefruit taste, but this is balanced by the pear-like yeast character of the Duvel yeast. Mouthfeel is just right.

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4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up at my favorite beer store in Belgium, Dranken Geers. Slightly hazy golden straw pour with a pure white three finger head with nice retention and great lacing. The Citra hops, one of my favorites, totally dominate the nose. Signature Belgian yeast, grass, and lemon round out the smell. The hops are definitely not as prominent in the taste as they were in the nose, but the distinctive flavor of Citra is still a major player. Green apples, grapefruit, pine, grass, white pepper, lemon zest, and just a touch of bubble gum complement nicely. The mouthfeel is crisp, light, and slightly fizzy with a nice dry finish. Very refreshing and crazy drinkable for a 9.5 ABV beer. This one will definitely sneak up on you. I love the classic Duvel, but the Citra hops really makes this special for me.

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Duvel Tripel Hop from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 616 ratings