Duvel Tripel Hop 2013 Sorachi Ace | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Belgium | website

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by beerpirates on 03-28-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
280
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
20.05%
 
 
Wants:
27
Gots:
46
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by CFHMagnet:
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3.57/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The bottle says its good until 09 2015!

My pour gets a finger and a half of white head. The body is a vibrant straw color. Lace clings in thick sheets.

I smell grain, hops, a little bit of booze. Yeast and grass are also all up in the mix.

Grain and yeast make up the front end of this. Very grassy and gardeny hops take over, then a slight spice mixes in. No real alcohol in the taste.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied. I would classify this beer as slightly sticky overall. Dry finish.

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Photo of oberon
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a bottle at Ommegang yesterday afternoon.Poured in a tulip glass a lightly hazed lemon color with a nice looking sticky bone white head atop.Aromas were herbal and grassy with mild yeasty esters with a bit of lightly toasted grain.Great hop complexity on the palate,very "green" and herbal,with some sharp spiciness,and citric notes,the malt backbone was dry and the yeast was there but not overly heavy handed.This was one of the better BIPA's I have had,very hop complex.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

11.2 OZ bottle, $5.99 (!) per bottle at Whole Foods Bowery, NYC. Clearly - no bargain...
Best before dating of 09 2015. But why would you sit on such a hop forward beer?

Pours lightly hazed lemony lighter amber. The huge head pretty quickly goes to a frothy film and leaves nice looking fine and scattered lace.

Sweet ripe fruits and some lemon on the nose.

So tasty, so fresh tasting and so dry and hoppy. Citric, fruity, Belgian yeast infused. Quality all the way, with spiced up hops, yeast and citric notes creating a boldly flavorful and complex offering.

The price is prohabitive, but all Belgian IPA lovers and hop heads must give this a try.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Oct 2015. Picked up a little while back from Trembling Madness in York. The 2013 edition of this beer is hopped with Sorachi Ace, Saaz and Styrian Goldings. I enjoyed last year's version, so hopefully this will live up to expectations.

Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A pale gold hue with a hazy translucence and plentiful carbonation. Produces a vast head of fluffy, brilliant-white foam with excellent stability; this slowly reduces to a thick surface layer. Nice lacing. Aroma of bright citrus with hints of lemon, lime, peel and grass/hay, underpinned by fruity yeast esters, phenolics, mild spice and a warming whiff of booze. Rather nice.

Tastes of fruity aroma hops and earthy yeast, with a dry, bitter finish. Notes of lemon, lime, mild peel, grass/hay, white pepper, fruity esters, phenolics, faint spice, earthiness and stewed hops. Highly attenuated, with a faintly spicy quality and a hint of warming alcohol in the background. A restrained, aromatic bitterness upon swallowing. Mouthfeel is smooth, dry and tingly, accompanied by hop oils that tantalise the palate. Pleasant carbonation and good body. Somewhat astringent, with an aftertaste of fruity yeast esters, aroma hops and a leafy bitterness.

Tasty - another satisfying blend of Belgian style with aromatic hops. In particular, the lemony notes complement the yeasty character well (something that was also apparent in the 2012 version). It looks great; though Duvel always does. The aroma and flavour are lovely - plenty of light citrus notes accompanied by spicy, earthy yeast. Body is superbly judged. Very nice; if it weren't for the price I'd grab a few more. Worth sampling if you come across it.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.91/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Duvel Tripel Hop 2013 Sorachi Ace from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
91 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.
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