Duvel Tripel Hop | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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Duvel Tripel HopDuvel Tripel Hop

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ggaughan on 12-17-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of divineaudio
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bomber into a tulip. bottled on may 18th 2010, consumed on june 30th 2011. split the bottle with my roommate for his birthday.

a - pours a cloudy, pale yellow with a giant, dense, white, foamy head. retention is excellent and leaves thicks swaths of sticky lace in the glass.

s - citrusy, toasty and slightly sour.

t - lots going on here. pale malts and freshly baked bread, slight spiciness, lemony sweetness, pungent bitterness and a dry finish. picked out the styrian and saaz hops right away as we were discussing the flavor.

m - medium body with a gritty feel. adequate carbonation and a slight alcohol warming.

o - quite a unique and enjoyable beer, the 9% catches up quick though. definitely different from english or american ipa's. worth seeking out for belgian fans.

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Photo of BierFan
3.58/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a corked 750ml bottle into a Duvel tulip glass. Bottled on May 18th, 2010.

Slightly hazy golden yellow body with a big fluffy white head. Lots of Euro hop aroma, and an unfortunate slight skunk(it was sunny when I picked up the bottle). Hops are similarly bold in the taste. Once your tastebuds get past the hops you find the familiar Duvel spicy yeast and pale malts. Almost seems like an imperial pilsner.

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Photo of david18
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I bought a (very expensive!) bottle of this recently at my local bottle shop. Although I liked it very much it still wasn't like regular Duvel or Duvel Green.

Appearance is like a belgian strong pale, pale/straw color, lots of active carbonation, nice amount of head.

Aroma provides an excellent combination of the classic Duvel smell with a citrusy hoppy essence.

Flavor as well was like a combination of the original Duvel with the presence of hops. Not too overwhelming but, unfortunately, enough there to actually take away from the original recipe.

I liked this beer but for the price I'm not sure it's that good.

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

Bottled May 18, 2010

Looks like a regular Duvel- a clear straw-gold colour with a huge, frothy white head.

Lots of fruit in the nose- peach and lemon. Belgian yeast and sugar are there as well. A bit of spice. A very floral smell. Really nice- quite intoxicating, really!

The taste of the beer comes as a bit of surprise, when you are used to the regular Duvel. The bitterness is present (most strongly in the aftertaste), though it is nothing like an American IPA. Spice-filled, but also rather juicy, with the fruit flavours from the nose quite prominent. Belgian yeast is there. Really nice.

Nice medium body, with a carbonation that is prominent but composed of very small bubbles- active and not irritating at all.

Overall, a great spin on a classic. I am a big fan of Duvel, and this rendition is great as well. Very good.

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Photo of rvdoorn
4.7/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2007 vintage:
Look: the beer pours a straw-yellow color with a nice white head
Smell: Strong floral hops in the nose, together with some spicy pepper, grass, yeast and sweet honey.
Taste: Nice hop bitterness, grass, citrus fruits and flowers. Fruity as well. Some nice honey balanced this beer perfectly. Dry and crisp aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, high carbonation, very silk
Overall: Fantastic beer, so much better than the 2010 version I had a few days ago! This beer is Art.

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Photo of bruachan
3.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

golden with head light as can be

this beer smells like toothpaste. mint, mint and mint. don't get me wrong, i love a glass of cellar-temp toothpaste on a friday night.

wait...i thought this was Duvel plus some hops. it's (more-or-less) unrecognizable as such. tastes like mint, too. but it's delicious! this beverage is not nearly as hot as the "regular" Duvel. it's kinda sweet. and well hoppy

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Duvel Tripel Hop (side by side in comparison to Duvel)

Appearance: Pours a pale, straw yellow, much to par with the standard Duvel. Chunks of head floating above leaving rings and sheets of lacing down the branded glasses.

Smell: Assertively hoppy nose, yet still mimicking the standard floral/belgian yeasty Duvel aroma, the Tripel Hop being more floral predominately with a slight grassy tinge. Overall a fragrant and delicious smelling brew.

Taste: A mixture of grassy and resinous hops, very herbal, a mix of euro style hop flavour with American hop bitterness. The Amarillo hop employed yields a strong bitter, resinous and mild grapefruit like presence. The Saaz and Styrian Goldings add more of the earthy, herbal, tea like essence.

Mouthfeel: Less dry and crisp than the standard Duvel, but still a strong carbonation, mild hop bite and a light to medium body.

Overall: Much tastier than the standard Duvel, more hop aroma, flavor, and the base beer seems sweet by comparison. The only part lacking in the Tripel Hop was the mouthfeel, which was markedly dryer in the standard Duvel. The sticker price is what it is, but the beer delivers.

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

Brewed on 18 May 2010, best before 18 May 2013.

A: Poured into my trusty Duvel Tulip, this beer pours extremely similarly to Duvel. A huge bubbly, thick, ice cream like head rises quickly from the pale yellow brew. It almost looks like champagne when you pour it. Bubbles race from the etched bottom of the glass.

S: Piney sweet hops mixed with the familiar candied sugar and Belgian yeasty smells of Duvel make this truly a unique smell. The hops are without a doubt the focus here.

T: The taste is not as big as I thought it would be. The front is hoppy, but certainly not a hop bomb. The middle is very Belgian, much like a Tripel or Strong Pale. The end is a bit boozy.

MF: Crisp, refreshing, everything you need for a hot summer day.

O: I got this at a decent price, $15, for which I say this beer is probably worth it. For the $30+ I saw it for, definitely not. A good beer indeed, but not $30 for 750ml good.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle right after it came in at Abe's and put it away for a little while. Opened it with a friend of mine and was very excited to try it. The brew poured out as a nice slightly hazy golden color with a big fluffy white head. The smell of the Saaz hops were running wild on the nose along with some yeast. The taste of the set had a very crisp hoppiness to it. The flavor had a strong bite to it and a light earthiness too in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel was light and sharp, medium bodied and refreshing. Overall this beer is quite expensive but I'd say it's almost worth it.

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Photo of atr2605
4.77/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- pours a hazy soft yellow with a huge white head with exceptional retention that fades into a lingering white lace around the glass
S-Grassy, spicy, lemon, and honey
T-sweet malt and lemon up front that leads into the grassy earthy flavor. Very well balanced. Very hoppy but flavorful and diverse.
M- Medium-full bodied
O-A great expansion on duvel. I love the original and this is a nice spin on it. It a very flavorful and complex beer but still maintains its drinkability. I would highly recommend this beer

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

The beer pours a hazy pale gold color with a thick frothy white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a solid pale malt scent along with a bouquet of citrus hops and a killer Belgian yeast aroma. It's dry and bitter with nice fruity yeast character. The taste is good as well. It has a dry, pale malt flavor along with a nice Belgian yeast fruitiness and a hefty portion of citrus hops. It's quite bitter, although the yeast character really makes this beer. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium/full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a terrific Belgian style IPA. The breweries making authentic Belgian beers seems to churn out the most interesting versions of this style.

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Photo of womencantsail
3.8/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer pours a cloudy golden color with a huge white head.

S: Lots of yeast esters here. Big time banana, pear, and apple on the aroma. A moderate spice note, primarily white pepper. Pale malts and floral hops with a mild straw note to it.

T: The flavor is sort of like Duvel light. Nice fruit notes to it with a sort of light malt character. The hops aren't super intense, but it does have a nice floral quality. Mild to moderate sweetness overall.

M: Medium in body with a medium level of carbonation.

O: This wasn't too shabby, but not worth the $20 most places are charging for it.

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Photo of Beer4Baltimore
4.58/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle, caged and corked
brewed on 18 May 2010 (date is a nice touch)
A - clear pale golden ale with a lacy frothy head that lingers while drinking. Quite bubbly looking.
S - some mild belgian yeasty esters with a hoppy citrus background.
T - BANG. Not much mild about this one. It screams Belgian IPA. Yeasty, hoppy, spicy, lemon citrus with a carbonation you can taste. I can just barely detect the alcohol, but at 9.5 ABV I expect to.
M - light to medium bodied with great carbonation.
D - most definitely will be finishing this bottle.
OK, I have finally found the Belgian IPA I was looking for.

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

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

Golden in color and clear.  Two finger white head white okay retention and great lacing.  The head retention is nowhere near as impressive as the standard Duvel.

Belgian yeast and citrus hops.  It's been a while since I had a normal Duvel so it's hard to compare.

Taste has an interesting hop profile.  Taste is similar to Duvel, but more bitter.  There's a strong bready malt base with slightly bitter citrus undertones; lemon zest and grapefruit. There's a faint saison-like spiciness to it.

Medium body, good for the style.    Great carbonation.

Overall this is a nice Belgian.  I think the bitterness makes it less balanced than the normal Duvel, but some people may enjoy that.  I received this as a gift, an although it's very good, I don't think it's worth the premium of the normal variant.

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Photo of JizackFH
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - This beer pours a very nice clear golden yellow color. It has a nice 2-finger white head on it. The head has good retention, and it leaves behind some nice scattered bits of lacing on the glass.

S - It smells of the classic Duvel with a stronger hop presence. Also there is a more citrusy smell to it. The smell is very nice.

T - It starts off sweet, and has a strong belgian yeast flavor. There is a nice hop presence, that adds a good amount of bitterness to this beer. In the finish there are some nice flavors of lemon and other citrus.

M - This has a medium body and high crisp carbonation. It goes down easy, and has a bubbly toned down champagne feel to it. It is sweet, but leaves some lingering hop flavor on the palate.

O - This had some good drinkability. I could definitely have a few glasses of this in a sitting. It goes down good, and tastes great. Overall, i thought this was a very enjoyable belgian IPA. I enjoy the strong citrus presence. I recommend giving this one a shot.

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Photo of lazjuarez
3.48/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brewed on May 18, 2010. Poured into a goblet.

A: Pours a light hazy straw color with 2 fingers worth of a bright white fluffy head. Good retention with some light lacing. Carbonation coming off the bottom of the glass.

S: Nose is citrusy, almost like lemons, grassy notes with light yeast/earthy qualities. Very light pepper notes as well.

T: Hop bitterness up front, paired with some good spicing. Alcohol is evident, slight warming, but subsides after the second sip. Oxidation is present in my opinion, did not evolve with the little it cellared.

M: Light bodied, very small carbonation and a bit of an alcohol kick which cleanses the palate well.

Overall, I believe I need to review this brew fresh, the taste and mouthfeel felt off. I felt like I was drinking a strong saison.

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

Brewed on May 18, 2010. Best before May 18,2013. Poured into Portsmouth Tulip.

A: Pours a hazy/straw yellow color with a massive, emphasis on massive, pure white head that takes a good long while to recede and leaves spotted lacing down the glass.

S: The smell is very much like you'd expect from a Belgian beer. The is a spicy yeast scent coming through with some lemony citrus and hints of hops, not as much as I would have expected though.

T: The taste is much like the smell, lemon, almost grass like taste up front with bitters following and lasting throughout. The spicy yeast comes through and finishes the beer along with the bitters and a citrus flavor as well.

M: Light to medium with lots of carbonation. The feel is spicy and lemon/grass like.

D: Very complex beer, there is lots of flavor, spice, yeast, citrus, etc. Would have liked to try it fresh, since the hops have faded some, but it is still good nonetheless.

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

750 ml to a Duvel Tulip

Large bright white head, approx.3 fingers, leaves some rings of thick sticky lacing as it slowly,gracefully,dissipates. A somewhat cloudy light yellow color.

Smell is Belgian yeast, bread, and a bit spicy. Taste is pleasant. For some reason I expected a completely different beer than Duvel but it was a pleasant surprise to find out that was a hopped up version of Duvel. Very similar in taste, with a much appreciated strong bitterness, mostly getting the taste from the Syrian Goldings but the Amarillo and Saaz increase the complexity. Spicy, floral with some citrus in the aftertaste, orange rind and a bit of lemon. Malt profile is virtually the same a Duvel. Mouthfeel is very nice, high carbonation on the lips but is less noticeable as it goes down very smoothly.

This is a beer that I have been dying to try because of my love for Duvel and it did not disappoint. Thanks to Brian for this treat.

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

Aggressive pour into my chalice golden color with nice pale yellow head that retains well. Nice lace.
Sweet, astringent taste that does the style justice but the intended hop presence isn't as pronounced as I expected.
A very good beer though, just not overwhelming.

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

750 ml bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. As expected, huge, fluffy white three-finger head over a cloudy light golden body. The head retains with pillows of creaminess and leaves tons of lacing along the glass.

The aroma is very much Duvel, with the sweetness I am used to experiencing, but the addition of the hops takes it to a new level. The sweet aroma breaks through the hop notes regularly and is reminiscent of the original. The hops blend nicely with the spicy yeast and produce a pleasant mix.

The flavor is a superb blend that follows the aroma. The sweet malt mixes with the typical Belgian yeast spiciness and provides a perfect base for the three varieties of hops. The hop notes are not overpowering at all, but are merged flawlessly into the flavors. Well done.

Medium to light mouthfeel that is very enjoyable and shows nearly none of the alcohol. A must have for those who love Duvel and hops at all.

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

Poured a very light hazy golden amber with a full two fingers of frothy white head on the top. Very nice and slow recession finally gave way to a decent layer of lace and froth across the top that stayed with it until the bitter end. Good amount of suspension visible as well as a decent amount of carbonation could be seen streaming up towards the top.

The aroma was fantastic coming off of this one. A very full and bright vibrant smell, lots of yeast and light citrus aromas. Hints of fresh grass, lemon, and coriander were very apparent and gave this a very big hop nose. I was quite shocked and surprised by how nice this was. It started with a nice light peach or pear flavor but was then hopped and taken out of the realm with a good deal of grapefruit and lemon flavors. This nice tart and bitter finish was beautiful. Such a light bright but yet full flavor was a really big surprise. A very fruity and hoppy Belgian,

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Photo of 4000qtrap
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Source/serving: 750mL bottle

S: Fresh, crisp minty-lemon; Ssian fresh fruit market: unexpected fruit character but not unfamiliar; golden pear-apple; lemon zest and a wiff of Limocello; juicy tangerine. Bright, light, and fresh citrus with an edge of fresh cut grass. Very pleasant.

T: Lemon oil with a hint of general citrus character mix with semi-dry, fruity, complex yeast esters. Grains are barely present with a light straw character. Middle is semi-dry with more complex citrus fruits (lemon, pear, apple predominantly) and a touch of spiciness. Classic Duvel here without too much hop interference. As expected its not bitter and the unnoticeable hand of alcohol plays a key role in balancing the malts. Finish is semi-dry, lemon/pear essential oils with a lingering light, fresh cut herbaceousness and the first appearance of spicy alcohol. Carbonation is perky and accentuates the lemon but doesn't get in the way. Quite warming, as expected for 9.5% ABV.

Notes: Very nice and delicate asian fruit character overlaid over the classic Duvel backbone. A deft touch makes this different but familiar. May favorite Belgian IPA to this point. However, at a practical level, given its much higher price point I'm not convinced I wouldn't take just a few bottle of the usual stuff for one of these.

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Photo of bbkd3b
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip for great justice.

Hits the glass with a cloudy, bright-yellow body. The usual Duvel carbonation allows for the signature 2-finger head to form with ever-lasting retention. Beautiful aroma of Belgian yeast, lemon, and hops pretty much defines what a Belgian IPA should smell like. Had to read the booklet that came with the bottle to make sure I could pick up on at least one of those hops before I drank it.

The first sip is fantastic - reminds of Duvel with a stronger, hoppy backbone. Very fruity all around, with the aforementioned lemon bubbling on the tongue. As it slides to the back of the mouth, a layer of sweeter fruits is revealed. Meanwhile, the hops prick away at the tongue giving it that IPA characteristic that I've come to love so much. Somehow, it's complex and simple all at the same time. Fantastic.

Overall/notes - A special-occasion beer for me: celebrated my graduation from college and it marks my 100th review. Duvel really nailed this one down, though I can't be all that surprised, given how amazing the base is. It's a shame I don't have another one to age properly.

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

750ml into a tulip. Pours classic Duvel in all regards.

Aroma is hoppy Duvel.

Taste is hoppy Duvel.

Mouthfeel classic Duvel.

This is the standard. Duvel as a base seems almost unfair ;)

Some brews are an exceptional value, the price of this is absurd.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Poured a hazy bright orangey color ale with a super huge off-white foamy head with great retention and some excellent lacing. Aroma of dry floral hops is quite intense with notes of cat pee. Taste is totally dominated by the hops mix with great green floral notes with a dry hoppy finish. I thought there was a clear cat pee presence similar to Orval in this beer. Body was quite full with perfect carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well brewed and something ZI would like to have access to on a regular basis.

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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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