Duvel Tripel Hop | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

Duvel Tripel HopDuvel Tripel Hop
605 Ratings
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 beerpirates
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

75 cl bottel poured into my cantillon tulip glass
A: This poured a hazy light gold with fluffy white head.
S: It smelled like lots of earthy lemon, with some resin and Belgian yeast and a bit of sugar.
T: It tasted like lots of lemon zest and citrus, with some resin and earthy floral hops, along with a little Belgian yeast and sugary malt. It had a very crisp and bitter aftertaste.
M: smooth natural carbonation.
D: This was a great Belgian IPA with tons of clean and crisp citrus. The body was good but a bit thin. But the alcohol was very well hidden, so it was quite easy to drink. Very enjoyable

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

Corked and caged bottle poured into my Delerium tulip. A mild pour results in a one inch cap of beautiful, rocky white foam. As it recedes it leaves a sticky mosaic that I hesitate to call lacing. It's just too thick to be "lacing". Very nice. The beer is a hazy golden color. The nose is distinctly Belgian. The signature yeast is augmented with notes of pear, grass, lemon rind and orange. The taste is bitter hops elegantly balanced by a sweet malt backbone. Pear, and lemon predominate, with white pepper making a guest appearance. An excellent level of initial hop bitterness that somehow smooths out mid palate and finishes mildly bitter and spicy. Refreshing. This beer gets better as it warms. The mouthfeel is a bit thin, but carbonation is appropriate. Drinkability is crazy good! I can detect nary a trace of the purported 9.5% ABV. This is a truly enjoyable beer, a bit pricey, but good.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This nice Christmas present pours a surprisingly hazed gold color with a stiff, bubbly white head. Excellent retention and lacing.

Nose has a nice compliment of hoppy aromas - grassy, fruity and lime-peel. Yeast throws off lots of bready and pear notes. Honeyed grains and maybe even some white grapes as it warms.

Lots of hop flavor while still maintaining a nice Belgian identity. I was afraid this would go the way of the Belgian IPA, but this seems to stay squarely in BSPA territory. Hops get fruity in the middle and throw off some hay and grass flavors. Maintains alot of the standard Duvel character - good mouthfeel, some creaminess and prickly carbonation. Although I must say, I would prefer the original over this 8 times out of 10.

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Photo of jrallen34
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle drank from a Matilda glass...Pours a clear straw, pissy, lighter than a regular Duvel. The head is good as the regular, huge fluffy bright white, falls to look like frosting. Really good retention and lacing...Smells like a dry hopped duvel, yeast, herbs, lemon, hops but none of the amarillo. Has a spiced alcohol finish, distracting...The taste is not as hoppy as you would think, pretty easy to drink and smooth. However, there is a catty quality to it that makes me almost sip it and hurts drinkability. Yeast, lemon, floral hops.

This is interesting but I prefer the regular Duvel. Worth trying if you can find it cheaply but not at $20.

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Photo of dirtylou
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle - $14.99, split and served with some braised chicken thighs

appearance: foiled, corked, caged, with an informational packet. served in my ale asylum chalice - straw golden body, absolutely perfect pillowy white head with perfect retention

smell: lots of hops, crisp belgian yeasts, white pepper, honey, pear, mild citrus

taste: Duvel definitely keeps the "belgian" in a belgian ipa - crisp belgian yeast, very defined bosc pear taste, spice, white pepper, citrus, saaz and other varietals of hops. Mild bitter finish - very good and will pair well with lots of dishes

mouthfeel: crisp, lightly spiced, light bitter finish

drinkability: solid

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Photo of OttoPeeWee
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is Duvel on steroids. More bitter, and more boozy. The smell and head are very similar to the original, with the exception that it is a bit more pleasantly husky smelling. Fantastic to say the least, but why mess with the perfection of the original? I have a feeling its to appeal to the hop-heads.

Outstanding beer and a must try for Duvel fans and hop heads, but I'd prefer two bottles of the original golden nectar because its more drinkable at the lower abv.

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Photo of nickfl
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with one finger of bone white foam on top of a hazy, golden body. The foam settles slowly and leaves little lace.

S - Citrus notes of orange and lime with some licorice aroma. Zesty and very interesting.

T - Tangy wheat malt up front with a little bit of graham cracker malt flavor. Zesty, citrus hop character washes over the palate in the middle with notes of lemon-lime and orange as well as a hint of pine. The beer finishes with moderate bitterness and a light, bready malt note with a bit of lingering anise.

M - Medium body, moderately high carbonation, and a fairly dry finish.

D - Very odd, this is a beer with a unique character that reminds me of nothing else except, perhaps, for the few beers I have had that were brewed with Sorachi Ace hops. The lime zest notes that characterize the aroma and flavor of this beer are truly unique and mix strangely with the bready malt. This is a nice beer, and so unique that it really must be tried to be understood, but I don't think it any any way eclipses the original Duvel. Belgian IPA is such an idiomatic style, with so many divergent interpretations and this is one of the few that stands out from the pack. Still, I prefer the versions that are brewed with fruity American hops to this unique style.

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Photo of Cannoneer
4.88/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is truly the perfection in a bottle. Champagne of beers, if you will. Light and airy, yet substantial and very flavorful. A paradox...

Poured golden straw color - lighter than I thought it would be. Very, very enticing sight with a creamy head. Smell of fresh hay, honey and lemon. Heavenly taste - very clean, very balanced, just...perfection. While other good beers allow you to dissect their aromas and distinguish different notes, this one goes all in one piece, enveloping the tongue with the full gamma of incredibly harmoniously intertwined tastes. This is one outstanding beer.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.58/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

It won't affect the appearance score, of course, but this is one of the most impressive looking presentations that I've ever seen. Silk-screened label tastefully done in classic red, white and gold. Cork-and-cage covered by thick gold foil. Informative booklet on heavy paper slung around the bottle neck with red string. Very nice.

Pastel pineapple beneath a majestic crown of alabaster cream that displays all that is great about Belgian foam, the best in all the world. The head is ridiculously rocky and supremely sticky, with small chunks of suds already appearing on the upper reaches of the glass. Exceptional without a doubt.

The nose is a noble hophead's dream. Saaz (Czech Republic), Styrian Goldings (Slovenia) and Amarillo (U.S.) are the 'tripel hops' in question. Each inhale delivers a nostril pleasing cloud of lupulin goodness. Believe it or not, the orange peel character of Amarillo is noted beneath the grassy-musky-herbal blast of the more dominant Europeans.

Duvel Triple Hop is outstanding beer, as I was sure it would be. Adding even more hops to one of planet Earth's finest ales was bound to turn out well. Is DTH better than the original? Probably not (since Duvel is about as close to perfect as beer can get), but it's blowing the doors off my palate with each upending of the glass.

The second pour results in even more of a visual masterpiece than the first pour. Wow! This is one of those rare cases in which the addition of a massive amount of hops might have screwed with the base beer's balance. However, that's only because Duvel is so impeccably balanced to begin with.

The kaleidoscopic flavor profile includes yeasty French bread (with crusts), ripe pears, meadow grasses, orange zest, and a considerable white pepper and clove spiciness. What a hoptastic treat! The ABV has to be a mistake. Never has a 9.5% ale had its alcohol buried this well. Never... ever.

The mouthfeel, while good, is not up the usual standards of Belgian beer in general and Brouwerij Duvel Mortgaat in particular. For starters, it's a little more thin than it should be. In addition, the bubbles, while appropriately sparkly, don't add that amazingly silky and expansive creaminess that Belgianophiles crave.

Trying to improve on a bona fide classic is a worthwhile endeavor, but it usually comes up short in the end. No matter, because Duvel Triple Hop is incredibly delicious beer that can proudly take its place alongside the best Belgian IPAs ever brewed.

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Photo of tdawgydog
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up at HEB in Round Rock while on a business trip to TX. Enjoyed today out of my Russian River Goblet while watching the Jets beat the Pats.

A - Looks more like a Wit than it does a typical Duvel Triple. A nice blonde white ale was a pleasant surprise when I poured it from the bottle.

S - Slightly floral with a distinct tripel scent. The extra hops are present in the nose but don't take control

T - Warm and pleasing. I enjoy this much more than I do a normal Duvel. I wish it wasn't as pricey as I would make this a regular in my rotation.

D - Really enjoyable. Really smooth for a 9.5% ABV.

M - Really well carbonated, great body, fermented to perfection. Would def get this again for a special occasion... Maybe if the Jets beat the Steelers next week???

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Photo of jeffthecheff
3.87/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy, yellow color with a huge "Duvel" head. The foam is a bit more spacey with bigger bubbles than the original version.

Aroma has a bit more hops than the regular version, but the balance seems to be tipped more towards the yeast. It has an almost farmhouse-like character, with fresh grass, hay, and earth. There is also a bit of bubblegum. It has less hops than I was hoping for, but I think the aroma is an improvement from the original version.

The flavor is much heavier hopped than the original version. It has a very dry finish with intense bitterness. I prefer the balance of regular Duvel, and find a lot of the more nuanced flavors to be lost with the high bitterness. Good level of spice to complement the hops, with a grassy, hay like flavor towards the finish along with a slight medicinal bite.

Mouthfeel is very dry and highly carbonated. Helps with drinkability, but it is a little too dry to stand up to the bitterness.

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Photo of elniko
4.66/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Lucked into this beer at Perry's in Dallas. Poured from into Duvel tulip.

A: Simply exquisite. Huge pillowy head with beautiful lacing. I have to rate as a 5.

S: I pick up some spiciness with just a hint of light fruit as well.

T & M: Wow, quite impressive. Mouthfeel has carbonation and dryness apparent. Wonderfully balanced, the mixture of hop varietals works perfectly.

D: For the ABV quite drinkable. Made the mistake of drinking entire bottle.

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Photo of EtOHMD
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from corked 25.4 ounce bottle into goblet. Beautiful golden yellow cloudy color with small white bubbly head that lingers. Fresh mainly citrus aroma with hints of banana and pine and maybe touch of whiskey. I usually glance over the aroma but this one is great. Taste is mainly fruity - banana, melon - but balanced with peppery spice and hint of butter. Lots of carbonation. Very drinkable for the abv. Overall an excellent beer.

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

A - Pours a straw yellow color with a large bright white head. Fair amount of soapy lacing down the side of the glass. There are burst of bubbles coming from the bottom of the glass.

S - Floral hops, citrus and passion fruit. Pineapple is what jumps out.

T - Layered taste. Passion fruits are present and overlayed well with some mild hop bitterness. The hops are present but not overpowering like many American IPAs. This is quite good.

M - Very clean and crisp feel. The carbonation causes a slight sting on the tongue.

D - No problem in this department. i split this with a friend but would have no problem having this all to myself.

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Photo of nickhiller
3.58/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: pale hazy blonde, thick frothy head that has amazing retention--it literally doesn't move. Champagne-like bubbles and good lacing.

S: tropical fruits--banana candy, mangoes, lemon zest, sweet yeast esthers.

T: sickly sweet juicy juice, sour citrus hops, yeast tastes a lot like champagne, extremely bitter finish, lots of alcohol.

M: sharp carbonation, so sharp that it gives the beer a sour champagne feel and taste, warm alcohol on the finish.

D: at $20 a bottle, I really expected more. It was just way too sour and bitter without the complexity necessary to make it interesting. That said, when it warmed up (and shook it's carbonation) it became sweeter and warming, but complexity of flavor just wasn't in the cards I guess.

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Photo of steelerguy
4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Light golden straw color, very clear, highly carbonated. Nice head, very white, a bit rocky and maintained by all that carbonation.

S - Grassy, phenols give a spiciness, and a citric sweetness.

T - Light malts, slight grassiness carries over from the aroma. Lots of spiciness from the phenols made by the yeast. A bit of sweetness in the middle, hints of pear, followed by increasing bitterness. Finishes very dry, sweetness is gone, and end with a pronounced alcohol flavor.

M - Is it possible for a beer to have a complex mouthfeel? I think this one does! Starts off cool, immediately progressing into a tingle from all the carbonation as you swallow, and then progressing into a nice warmth from the alcohol, yet managing to finish very clean.

D - Extremely refreshing, the bitterness helps balance the high ABV, the carbonation and spiciness help it to finish dry with a pleasant aftertaste and warmth. Very nice.

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Photo of GJ40
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from a 750 ml bottle purchased at The Beer Dispensary in Apex, NC.

A - Pale yellow with the slightest haze, a big white head and a constant barrage of fine bubbles rising from the glass.

S - Black pepper, clove and banana.

T - Spicy and crisp like the regular Duvel but the additional hops give it a very different finish. Rather than the usual spicy finish, this one is lighter and more varied with both bitterness and flavor from the three hops. The American Amarillo hops don't stand out but they are noticeable. It's quite dry and the 9.5% alcohol remains well hidden.

M - Light in feel with a high carbonation (especially at first). Very much like a champagne.

D - Very flavorful yet smooth and warming. It took half a glass to adjust my palate but from then on I was hooked. This is a great beer.

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Photo of hdofu
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

More proof that blondes are more fun. Pours gold with a white blanket covering it. Taste is really really hoppy, the way I like it with distinctly belgian spiciness. Smell is fragrant of sweet hop notes. The beer has a citrus sweetness that invites the drinker to continue sipping til it is all gone.

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Photo of stakem
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared with some friends on 12/30/10. Bottle has a best before date of 11/4/13.

Poured into a snifter it appears a hazed light yellow color with 2 fingers of pillow-like white fluffy uneven head. Lacing sticks all across the glass in scattered leggy patches.

The aroma is leafy and grassy spiced with a hint of Belgian yeast and cloves. Somewhat sweet smelling, it smells more candy-like instead of malty. There is a touch of lemon along with a hint of sulfur on the backend.

The taste is spicy with Belgian yeast creating the typical phenolic flavoring along with cloves. It is dry and grassy initially that gives way to a candy-like sweetness that ends up finishing dry with a lasting hoppy bitterness. Once warm, the alcohol finally starts to emerge with an evaporative quality.

This is a medium to light bodied brew that is modestly carbonated and very drinkable. The alcohol is masterfully hidden. There is no mistaking this brew, it is duvel with some nice subtle changes. For the steep price tag of $30 I won't be getting this again but it was a good experience to try at least once.

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Photo of TheTippler
4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured in delirium goblet. Very thick head, looks like a coke float. Very light golden color. Peachy floral aroma. Medium light body. Quite bubbly. There is a decent hoppy-ness that doesn't exist in the Duvel Golden Ale, but it is in no way a hop-bomb. A very enjoyable drink, but at the $17ish price tag... not a regular drinker. Delicious, amazing, and worth the try while its still available

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Photo of VelvetExtract
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Pours a golden yellow with unrelenting bubbles and a thick white head that stays and stays.

S-Fruity and lively combined with some strong hoppiness. Smells like a hopped up normal Duvel, quite excellent.

T-Quite deliious. You get a similar taste to the normal Duvel but with a big super complex hop addition. A lot going on here.

M-Light and crisp wit some the dry hoppy aftertaste.

D-Oh so very drinkable. Quite pricey so i may not be getting this again very soon but there is so much awesomeness in this beer. Alcohol is masked so well.

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Photo of hardy008
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale gold with a 3 finger foamy white head with very good retention and lacing. The aroma has lemons, green apple, spice, and Belgian yeast.

The taste is like the aroma. Lemons, green apple, spice, and Belgian yeast. This beer is sweet, balanced nicely by hop bitterness.

Medium bodied, well carbonated, and finishes dry. A very nice beer, which is much like the original Duvel. I am glad I had a chance to try this, and recommend it highly.

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Photo of DannyS
4.88/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Consumed during celebrations for New Years Eve, watching Inception on Blu-Ray.

A - A hazy straw yellow with a tinge of orange, with that signature, snow-white duvel head, at least an inch thick, dissolving into a thick lacing that looks like bits of meringue. Beautiful doesn't begin to describe how awesome it is.

S - citric, grassy hops and yeast rule the aroma. Two very pleasant notes on the nose.

T - Duvel Smoothness, with a citric hoppy bite, and very very yeasty. Like duvel amped up to eleven, in a good way.

M - Sufficient viscosity and fine champagne-esque bubbles. Oh so smooth going down; I love it.

D - This does not taste like 9.5% ABV. It's so smooth and tasty, i could blow through two of these with little effort...and then promptly pass out the moment i tried to stand up. This one will sneak up on you.

Overall - One of the most satisfying beers I've ever had. Hoppy, yeasty, very slightly malty...It really is like Duvel with the awesome meter cranked up as far as it'll go. And considering how good standard Duvel is, that's no easy task. I am in love with this beer. I'm going out and getting more tomorow. I must have more.

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Photo of hoser
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The second time I have had this, is it worth the price no and thank you Adam for this christmas gift. Second time I had it, is good yes, late spiciness, do I think it is the best triple IPA no.

Charlevoix, Green Flash/St F collaboration, the original Achouffe, Flossmore's all rock on this and you can get two bottles of them for the price of this maybe.

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Photo of metter98
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy light yellow in color and poured with a thick white head that slowly died down but never completely faded away.
S: The floral hops contribute a moderate to strong amount of spicy aromas to the nose.
T: There is a mild amount of bitterness in the overall taste, which is similar to the smell and has notes of lemons and spices.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very dry on the palate with a high amount of carbonation.
D: The beer is quite drinkable despite its high alcohol content, although the dryness lends this to being one best sipped.

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Duvel Tripel Hop from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 605 ratings
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