Duvel Tripel Hop | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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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
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0
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4.88/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

If you are Duvel, definer of Belgian Style, how are you going to respond to the proliferation of Belgian-style IPAs?

Create the world's finest IPA-style Belgian.

Appearance: It's Duvel. The color is that pitch perfect hue between straw and lemon that somehow makes you thirstier just looking at it. And the head? A thick, everlasting cake frosting of fine bubbles that never dissipates, celebrating the beer down to the final sip.

Aroma: A warm, hoppy, fruity nose that not just invites, it seduces.

Taste: Smoother than an American Belgian-style IPA, but with more bite than standard Duvel. The resulting aftertaste thus stays with you longer.

Mouthfeel: "Tiny bubbles..."

Overall: I imagine hip-hop artists holding this beer high, as emblematic of special occasions as Crystal. I, however, will want to enjoy it every day...

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Photo of ikantspel
4.32/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

bottled on May 18th, 2010

served cold into a duvel tulip

pours a hazy straw color. heavily carbonated bubble ascend and climax into a forthy head. looks almost like champagne

floral notes start intoxicating my nose and are followed by a pleasant earthy flavor. you can smell a bit of the alcohol at the end

this is pretty damn smooth. the hop taste comes but doesnt overdo it. little bit of a piney taste but after that its like honey.

this is a great ipa. i dont know about spending a jackson on it, but still great overall

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Photo of wordemupg
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked, caged, foiled, and boxed bottle dumped into the matching tulip 23/10/11

A a bright glowing yellow with the tornado of bubbles barfing off the bottom, foam starts off large and slowly falls to a brain like looking island never really letting the liquid see air, lacing is hard too miss

S lots of Belgian yeast with some big notes of spicy, grassy, and floral hops and citric hops too boot and this bottle has a 18 months on it, pretty impressive

T even more fruit with a slight pine aspect on top of what I smell with zero booze

M a little foamy but that my only complaint about this beer

O great stuff that's going too kick my ass any second now

now the 30$ question... it's a big price tag and a fancy box but I doubt I'd buy another at that price. great beer but with such stuffed shelves here in Alberta you can get lots of quality liquid for thirty beans

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Photo of Rhettroactive
3.54/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

From 750mL bottle to Bruges hybrid glass on 10/1/11
*From notes

A: Foggy yellow haze. Big and bright white head - at least 2.75 fingers - and top notch lacing. The retention is epic.

S: A bit like black licorice on the nose. Herbal. Faded hops. Man, I'm really wishing I'd attacked this one fresh.

T: Medicinal up front. As it moves back, there's a hoppy profile to it, and the Belgian yeast and golden malt round it out.

M: Wonderfully textured. I would expect nothing less from the folks at Duvel, and they don't dissapoint. This feels like a million bucks.

O: Duvel's Tripel Hop is one I'd like back - ie one I wish I'd consumed fresh off the shelf. I'll bet the hop profile on this was fantastic and, if ever brewed again, I'll be seeking this out. In the meantime, I'd highly recommend getting into this sooner then later, as the hops haven't held up well, and look to keep falling further and further into the abyss.

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Photo of NCSUdo
4.21/5  rDev 0%
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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Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Been waiting to crack open this bottle...
Brewed on May 18th 2010

Appearance:
Frothy white head which sits approximately 3 inches above the beer in my duvel tulip. Light golden in color with a hazy sunset hue. Very light looking beer and there is lots of carbonation.

Smell:
Hops predominate with a little belgian yeast goodness. There is no gross bubblegum BPA aromas which I have come to expect. Unripe green banana, clove, and a slightly floral bitterness. Very delightful nose; dry-hopping gives tremendous benefit to this beer.

Taste:
Light as its aroma, some residual bitterness, but overall extremely clean flavors. There is some tripel sweetness balanced by the delicious hops.
Wow, I typically hate BPAs, but this one is spot on. There are pungent aromatic hops, but the overall taste is simply a noticeably hopped Belgian. There is actual harmony whereas most BPAs are completely dominated by the hops.

Mouthfeel:
Bubbly champagne with a light, refreshing hoppiness. A great beer in general, there are no gross aftertastes.
The aftertaste that's noticeable is a slightly grassy bitterness.
This is probably a medium bodied beer, but the carbonation makes it appear lighter.

Overall:
I must be honest...I paid $5 for a 750mL bottle. This price was a steal. However, this is definitely the best BPA I've ever had and is therefore completely worth the money I spent. I would recommend trying this beer if you get the chance, but I wouldn't spend the upwards of $20 that I've seen it sold for. A regular Duvel (Belgian strong ale) is delicious, but added dry hoppings make it even better!

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4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a five+ finger white head that fades very slowly to a chunky layer leaving a good lace. Almost clear pale straw color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Sour fruit and grass nose and flavor has some sweetness, earthy with a sour finish. Higher ABV is hidden. Pricey @ $13.95 for a caged & corked 750ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA. Bottled May 18, 2010.

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

reviewed from notes:

appearance: golden yellow with a 2 finger white head

smell: citrus, spice, hops, malts

taste: citrus, hops, spice

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: a very nice Belgian IPA's. I'm not a fan usually of the style but this was good.

Cheers,
The CPJ

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4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Perfect pour from a perfect bottle. Lookswise, the beer is indistinguishable from regular Duvel, which is perfect. So, yeah. Gets a 5.

It was bottled 15 months ago and the hops still dominate. The neat, cross-continental variation promised on the bottle isn't all that discernable--I'm only so-so at identifying hop varieties when they're fresh, and not put up against Belgian yeast. Regular Duvel's aroma is perfect because its so delicate in spite of its assertiveness. This is assertive, and very pleasantly so, but the flavors are too intense to pick up much subtleties.

Tastes like it smells--good and unique--but way strong, and it takes a while to pick the pieces apart and figure out what's what. At first it tasted like a really hoppy champagne. After it warmed a bit and I had grown more accustomed to it, I could pick out some more traditionally Duvelesque nodes, which separated this from other hoppy Belgian pales. The hops still hit you hard up front, but they're followed up by the spicy sunshiney Duvel malt, ending on more hops and pleasantly burny yeast.

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Photo of hosehead83
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a classy looking wire-and-cork big bottle into a wine goblet.
Cloudy, hazy straw color with a big, billowy head of rocky white foam.
Aroma-Fragrant onrush of earthy hops, grassy meadow, and faint spicy yeast.
Taste-big dose of grassy,earthy hops, spicy yeast, lemon rind, white pepper, and mint leaf, leading to a dry flavorfull finish. A beguiling, heady mix of three different hops and Belgian subtle nuances make every sip a different experience. Worth the money to try at least once. A unique beer experience.

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Photo of woosterbill
4.94/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

750ml bottle, bottled 5/18/2010 and purchased from a store cooler, into a Duvel tulip. Shared with vonschplieffen.

A: Cloudy gold body with an inch of pillowy white head. Good retention, sticky lace. Not nearly as distinctively gorgeous as regular Duvel, but still quite nice.

S: Wow. This is over a year old, and the hops still dominate. It smells like a bushel of smashed pink grapefruits scattered about a sunny Belgian hayfield. It's fruity, grassy, herbal, deep, contemplative, and, in a word, divine.

T: Deliciousness. Bready pilsner malt; sharply grassy, herbal, and fruity hops; apple + pear esters; and a bone dry, moderately bitter, spicy finish. Again, wow.

M: Creamy, full, frothy, lively, substantial, awesome.

O: What a beer. I didn't think anything could improve on regular Duvel in this general category, but I was wrong. The malt, hops, and yeast in this beer work it utmost harmony, delivering nothing short of pure, absolute flavor heaven. If it weren't so expensive, I would buy every bottle in sight. As it is, I'll just buy out the rest of the stock from the store where I got this, since it's both cheaper than anywhere else I've seen and refrigerated, so the hops are fresher than I expected. So, so good.

Cheers!

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Photo of MadCat
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: A very yellow color, but paler than regular Duvel. Has the same voluminous white head that fills the Duvel Tulip above the Duvel logo

Smell: A very complex nose, whatever hoppiness that was there when fresh has evolved into something far more interesting and delicious

Taste: Again, very complex, more bitterness than the regular Duvel, which is the only thing that I know of as "hops" that I tasted, but it has much better and more interesting flavors than your standard hoppy brew. The hops have definitely made a mark on the flavor, and I'm impressed that Duvel has pulled off what they did. There is a good tartness to it, compared to regular Duvel, but not a whole lot if you compare it to a sour.

Mouthfeel: Light body, high carbonation

Overall: Very amazing with some age on it. I'm going to pick up another bottle if I can find another one under $10.

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

This beer is definitely better than the regular duvel. And the best part about it was it was free. A huge thanks to one of the owners of my company for goof to the VIP dinner at Belgium comes to Cooperstown and returning with some excellent beers.

This beer pours a yellow golden straw color with good slightly off white carbonation. The smell is slightly yeasty with some malt character and a healthy amount of spice earthy hops. The flavor is not Overpowering in either way forwards being a Belgian bee or an ipa. It strikes a nice balance with the hops and Belgian yeast flavor. Th mouthfeel is medium light bodied and very well carbed. Overal I would say the beer is good but definitely not with the twenty two dollar price tag

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Photo of srandycarter
3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - murky straw, stark white thin bubble head slow to leave. Some lace appears.

S - Lightly sharp acidic smell, melded with sweet malt.

T - Nice. Tart, but sweet. Acrid, but mellow. Very nice.

M - Medium body, good carb, good balance.

D - A pleasant beer. ABV masked nicely and could drink more than one of these.

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Photo of giblet
4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

this beer is busy. poured from the bottle with about 3 inches of head. good steady carbonation. lacing down the glass with excellent retention. i was done with the goblet and there was one and a half inch of head left! hoppy but different. the three hops augment each other so it is confusing but good. nice bitter and dry aftertaste! pale yellow in color, sour apple, bread, and pungent smell...this beer rocks. expensive but who cares! i will have this maybe once a year so cost is not important.

suckem up and movem out!

giblet

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