Duvel Tripel Hop 2014 (9.5%)

Tripel Hop 2014This year’s Limited Edition Tripel Hop from Duvel is dry hopped with Mosaic and it’s a pretty intense beast.
On pouring you get surprisingly little aroma, just a subtle metallic yeast and fresh lime juice zing.
But the minute you take a sip your teeth curl back and your lips beat a hasty retreat up your face as the intensity of the hopping stings and scrapes at the roof of your mouth.
Underneath there’s a sexy little shortbread and honey, walnut, vanilla and white pepper malt, and that lovely Duvel sharp clean stainless steel yeast, but this is all about the hopping and the hopping is wild.
Massive blasts of lime leaves and basil (itself a rather metallic herb when eaten raw), orchard greenery, lettuce, rocket, tropical fruit sweets and mown lawns.
The finish is a honey softened, long dry and superbly bitter delight.
Wonderful stuff, and dangerously easy to drink given its weight.

Source: The Beer Hawk

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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