Duvel Triple Hop - 2012 Vintage

5 September 2012

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Duvel Tripel Hop was launched in 2007 as a limited edition beer only intended to be brewed once. The beer lovers reaction was phenomenal and the beer sold out in just 3 days. Duvel lovers were so distributed by the knowledge that they may never taste this beer again (it was now selling for $75 on ebay) that they started a campaign to 'bring back Duvel Tripel Hop'. They challenged the brewery with a bet: if they could get 10,000 people to subscribe to a fan page then the brewery must rebrew Duvel Tripel Hop. In less than 4 weeks over 17,000 had subscribed and so the brewery rebrewed the beer.

Duvel Tripel Hop

Each year the Duvel brewers select a new, different, third hop variety for Tripel Hop and, in 2012, they have selected the aromatic Citra hop cultivated in the Yakima Valley of Washington State, USA. Citra is new world hop renowned for citrus fruit flavours such as lime and grapefruit along with tropical fruit aromas of passion friut, peach and lychee. It is also added differently in a process called 'dry-hopping' whereby whole hop heads are added at a later stage in the brewing process resulting in a rich, bold hop flavour with increased bitterness (IBU 44).

Limited quantites are available in the UK.

Duvel Tripel Hop - 24x330ml & 12x750ml - 9.5% abv

For more information and to order please contact 01422 377560 or email orders@jamesclay.co.uk