Duvel Tripel Hop | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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93
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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
Ratings:
605
Reviews:
271
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
9.98%
 
 
Wants:
97
Gots:
115
For Trade:
0
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Photo of theminutemen
3/5  rDev -28.7%

Photo of Shibbykaiyai
4.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought this at one of my favorite establishments to share with a buddy.

Pour a lot like the original Duvel, a beautiful golden color. The smell is amazing, you can definitely smell some form of spice and a piney scent.

A great, but pricey brew. Not something I would buy often due to the pricey tage ($26 for a bomber at a bar), but I am definitely happy that I gave it a shot.

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Photo of whallgren
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of BobZ
4.26/5  rDev +1.2%
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 GregBlatz
2.58/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

A - Golden yellow. Very aggressive head that is pure white and settles in a rocky fashion. A little hazy.

S - Cereal grains. Slight phenolic notes. A little sweetness is apparent.

T - Typical tripel sweetness. More cereal grain taste. A nice bitterness helps to balance the cloying sweetness. The bitterness is subdued but much more pronounced than you would find in a typical tripel. I think that the bitterness might be wiping out the light fruitiness that you would typically find in a tripel.

M - Thin and very slick. Alcohol burn is crazy aggressive. Extremely carbonated.

O - Never been a tripel fan. This is not as dry as I would have expected and the hop bitterness should have helped it here. This beer is way too 'hot' for me to really appreciate. A very strong cereal grain sweetness. I know that they don't use adjunct grains, but that is the flavor I get. Makes me think I just opened a can of corn and poured in some neutral grain spirits. Not my cup of tea.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

Photo of jdense
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 cl bottle purloined at Belmont Station PDX eight bucks score, 2010 vintage, poured into Duvel tulip.

Archetypical Duvel head, big and billowing, slow dissipation, exquisite lacing over clear light gold body with multiple streams of quick rising bubbles, IMO one of the world' best looking beers. Aroma is much more hoppy than base beer, spicy and a bit grassy, light malt notes for balance. Taste is a revelation two years after bottling, still maintains an aggressive hop attack, spicy, some sweetish malts balance. Mouthfeel is just on light side of medium, excellent effervescence, tingly mouthfeel, relatively dry finish. In retrospect I wish I'd have grabbed more bottles of this at this unheard-of price, this appears to be a hoppy beer that can stand up to several years of aging. Not sure I'd lay down 20 bucks for this, but due to Carl and Chris this had to be one of the best beer values of 2012.

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Photo of BeerBucks
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of SalMineo
4.25/5  rDev +1%

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

750ml bottle served in its own tulip glass.

2010 Edition: Styrian Goldings, Saaz and Amarillo.

A: Pours a pale yellow cloudy color forming a huge white, fluffy and soapy head that only Duvel can produce. Excellent retention. It never disappears completely forming and leaving tons of lacings in the glass

S: Smells like the regular Duvel. Very malty and yeasty. As expected, hops are more intense and stingy in this version. Citrus hops, flowery hops, earthy hops. Alcohol can be felt in the very end

T: Excellent in the mouth. Really amazing beer. I couldn't imagine that I could find an improved version of Duvel. Hop heads like me will love it! Well, first of all a strong malts backbone followed by the Belgian yeasts and the intense combination hops. In overall a dry and bitter beer. Pure pleasure. Hops are earthy, citrus and refreshing

M: A medium to full bodied beer. Quite carbonated. Quite bitter with a bready and yeasty aftertaste

O: Very drinkable. Amazing beer in all aspects. Even better than the regular Duvel (yes, it's possible ;))

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of BobRedman
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of mcallister
4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours golden and opaque, very cloudy with a phenomenal rocky, long lasting almost spray foam like head. Beautiful.

Big aromas of spicy saaz and floral golding, with some citrusy amarillo in the background. Some peppery notes, with herbal, medicinal qualities. Very earthy with some bread malts.

Saaz dominates the palate with hints of the golding and amarillo in the finish. Very vibrant and zesty, with lemon, pepper, orange peel, biscuit and toast. Nice bitterness on a crisp earthy finish. Nicely medicinal and floral. Mouth is carbonated and creamy. nice.

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Photo of gleemonger
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of Jwale73
3.73/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml foil finished corked and caged bottle served in my Duvel goblet at 50 degrees. 11/04/13 printed on the neck; brewed on 18 May 2010 indicated in the accompanying booklet. Pours a golden hue with a semi-hazy clarity and a rocky, two inch, bright white head. Clusters of tiny bubbles coat the edges of the bowl below the cap and slowly effervesce in solution. Textured clumps of lacing adhere to the walls of the glass during the tasting. Nose expresses citrus rind, a pleasant yeasty presence, a trace of alcohol and perhaps a kiss of floral hops. Taste expresses citrus rind, citric acid and a strange chemical quality - the hops don't really pop for me in the flavor profile. Mouthfeel is light-medium in body with an assertive, almost prickly carbonation. Citric astringency lingers along the salivary glands and there is just a trace of residual heat at the finish. All and all, I have to say that I prefer the original to this variation. I don't get much hops complexity here, just a great deal of acidity. Not sure if having this fresh would make a difference on my overall impression, so I might need to re-vist this brew if the opportunity presents.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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3/5  rDev -28.7%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Duvel Tripel Hop from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
4.21 out of 5 based on 605 ratings.
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