Duvel Tripel Hop 2013 Sorachi Ace | Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV

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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:
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Added by beerpirates on 03-28-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
58
Ratings:
281
pDev:
9.07%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -4.5%
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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Photo of puboflyons
3.91/5  rDev -6.7%
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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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of BlackHaddock
3.44/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

.33 Litre bottle into a Duvel glass in 'Halte 5' a specialist beer bar next to Brugge Railway Station on 22 sep 2013.

Poured it myself, full white head on the golden body, just like it should be.

Grassy, citrus and hoppy. That just about wraps it up nicely. Add some Belgian yeast esters and a spoon full of alcohol and you've nailed the brew completely.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.44/5  rDev +6%

Photo of beerthulhu
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

-2013 edition dry hopped with Sorachi hops consumed 11/28/14 and served in an etched duvel tulip glass. 9.5% abv.

(3.60) A: Pale brass coloring in the vessel with a good clarity shows a feverish pitch of macro-effervesce bubbles rushing to the surface. Atop is a bready white head, moderately retaining while leaving a thin lace band upon dropping.

(3.55) S: Decent wiff of wet lemony hops and stalks, herbal hops with a soft peppery finish. The aroma level held up well despite the lengthy hold over.

(4.10) T: Crisp flavor, bright, wet lemony flair witha peppery spicing. Quenching lemon, wheat backing with a zesty citrus hopping. Time has not seemed to taken a toll or affected the hop status here a year later. Hints of breakfast fruit, tart pineapple, coconut cream,with a dry, scotchy-pine alcohol finish.

(4.10) M: Crisp mouthful, tight bubbly champagne like carbonation. Wet lemony hops, peppery herbal spicing, yeasty with a nice glow of alcohol coming from the 9.5% abv.

(4.10) O: Very good drinkability. One of the standards for belgian beer and just goes to show you how difficult it is to duplicate by an american brewery.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of barnzy78
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle, Best Before 10 2015
L - very bubbly hazy champaign colored ale topped with a crazy persistent frothy white head
S - nice floral hop aroma, zesty, citric, fruity, banana and mandarin
T - very zesty with moderate bitterness; notes of orange and grapefruit zest, white grape, champagne, floral hops, biscuit, Belgian yeast, grassy and earthy hops - nice complexity
F - bitterness builds, drying on the palate, medium body with full carbonation bordering on being over carbonated.
O - a bit of a surprise here. I'm not crazy over the regular Duvel, but this was something different. I like it, although it was a bit pricy at $4.99 for the single bottle.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of FLima
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great presentation card, bright golden color with a huge frothy head with great retention that leaves a wall of laces with a long apparent carbonation.
Superb aroma of Sorachi hops with strong notes of lime and mint, also Belgian yeast, spices and tea leaves. Hints of white grapes, herbal and floral hops, coconuts, mold and Cointreau. Dry and bitter aftertaste with a lingering lemony and ripped pineapple taste.
Medium body with an appropriate carbonation. Alcohol of 9.5% abv is harmonic and enhances the experience.
Last two selections were excellent, can’t way to taste the next. It is likely the best Belgian IPA I had so far, and in my opinion, it is much more fun than the ordinary Duvel.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of cjgiant
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
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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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of scottfrie
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

375ml bottle into matching Duvel tulip. This is the #3 bottle of the 2016 Tripel Hop six-pack rerelease.

A: Pours that classic Duvel pour: clear crisp straw golden color below half a glass full of whipped egg white head. The amazingly dense yet airy head took forever to slowly fade into thick and rocky layer of foam. I’ve always said that Duvel is one of the best looking beers on the market.
S: Smells of Duvel with peppery and earthy hops mixed with clean and crisp pale malt and a touch of fruity yeast. I get a hint of bubblegum yeast and lemon zest hops as well. Smells a bit earthier and leafier than the original.
T: Follows the nose with the expected Duvel flavors of crisp pale malt balanced by peppery hops, but this sorachi ace version has notes of lemon zest, lemon grass, and an overall “green” sort of leafy herb garden flavor. The finish is slightly more bitter than the original with an almost tea-like flavor lingering in the finish alongside hints of golden fruits and fruity yeast. Spicy peppery hop flavors linger in the aftertaste.
M: Full, fluffy, airy, and soft carbonation creates a full mouthfeel that is balanced by clean dry finish and overall crisp cleanness to the mouthfeel.
O: Not my favorite of tripel hop series, however this is still a fantastic Belgian ipa, and one that I would gladly drink again. However, I do think I prefer original Duvel over this.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Duvel Tripel Hop 2013 Sorachi Ace from Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat NV
Beer rating: 4.19 out of 5 with 281 ratings
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