Duvel Tripel Hop 2013 Sorachi Ace | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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Duvel Tripel  Hop 2013 Sorachi AceDuvel Tripel  Hop 2013 Sorachi Ace
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Belgium
duvel.be

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
Ratings:
280
Reviews:
58
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
9.18%
 
 
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27
Gots:
45
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Photo of puboflyons
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 11.2 fl. oz bottle marked 09-2015-L9282-1403. Sampled on February 1, 2014.

The pour is golden yellow with active carbonation leading up to a white fizzy head. The head fades to a ring in short order.

The aroma has a sort of crispy freshness to it due to the grassy hops intermingling with the grape and other citrus characters. Malts are hard to notice.

The body is light, bubbly, but also smooth.

The taste also has that same grassy character but the malts are easier to find on the palate than on the nose. A good toasted pale malt character balances off with the champagne-like effervescent. Slightly lingering finish. It has a very champagne feel to the whole thing.

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4.26/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice, clear gold -- can get cloudy if you do not stop your pour, of course. Frothy, white head. Smells wonderful. Notes of fruit and fresh mint hit the nose and the sex appeal of this gets a nice boost.

Mango and papaya upfront with a touch of mint and dill make a wonderful compliment to a well-constructed tripel. A touch of earth and funk in the finish, with sweet malts ringing through the front of the palate. A bit juicy but also finishes dry; very approachable in this respect. Very tasty and a great riff on an already great beer style.

Would really work nice with a chirashi bowl. Also, anything that might accentuate the tropical notes would work nice -- maybe something with a bit of heat to bring out the sweet. This is a bit on the spendy side but is well worth your hard-earned cash.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Wasn't quite sure what to expect from this offering but what I got was a refreshing, very tasty beer that I thoroughly enjoyed.

The appearance looked more like a white ale, hazy light pale yellow with significant carbonation sustaining a soapy head. I didn't notice much in the first few sniffs, but slowly got a hint of yeast along with lemon, the combination somehow making me think of tangerine.

The taste hits with the carbonation, and initially a lighter feel. Then I get a little lemon-mint (what my previous experience tells me is the Sorachi hops) layered on a tart and yeasty backbone, with a hint of banana in the background. Describing it makes me think there would be no way I would like the beer I just described. However the tastes aren't as distinct as the description and are balanced quite well.

The ending of the beer leaves a light lingering of the initial lemon-mint in a drier, almost resinous form. I will definitely grab some mire of this beer given the chance.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a pale, cloudy golden body with large white head that dies quick but leaves lace patches. A piney hop aroma that borders on dirty and an interesting mix of some yeast and sweet malts as well. The beer is crisp, light to medium bodied, mostly a citric, piney hop profile but there is not only a touch of sour citricness but a little bit yeasty and I get some sweet malts and sweet fruit notes (like grapefruit or tangerine which not accustomed to tasting in Belgian beers). Thanks to the carbonation and hops this beer finishes dry and crisp. I am not a huge Duvel fan but this beer really hit the spot.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Small 330 ml bottle served in a large wine glass. The latest edition of the Tripel Hop pours a golden straw in color with a hint of chill haze. A robust white cap is a welcome sight from the small stubby bottle and shows solid retention.

Aroma is quite different than the classic more yeast driven aroma given the hop blast. Yeast notes are still under the initial smack of hops and blend fairly well. In fact I would say I like them equally. Taste is much more affected than expected from the hopping with a coarse saaz structure throughout the palate. Bit more sweet lemon bread on the finish, coarse and flavorful and hiding the more robust ABV fairly well. Feel is full given the firm carbonation and hop spice on the finish. Overall I find it odd to call all hoppy beers IPA's but this is indeed a very different animal than your classic Duvel, like the twin brother seperated at birth and raised by a different family. Still, in my mind it's a hoppy BSPA and a good one at that.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Was not expecting much but god this is a great beer. Appearance is outstanding. Could not determine the smell at first but then it hit me, grapefruit! Very fresh grapefruit and sorachi ace aroma. The first sip was super sweet and intense. The second sip I could not detect any sweetness at all. This is a nice complex beer that I would highly recommend.

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Duvel Tripel Hop 2013 Sorachi Ace from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
4.14 out of 5 based on 280 ratings.
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