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Mountain Sun Hop Vivant Imperial IPA
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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2137) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 9, 2012
The aroma is like being punched in the nose by someone with a fist-full of hops! Golden-orange in color with a nice white head. Super smooth palate and very clean. Hoppily Complex! Notes: Pub visit during ’09 GABF


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2592) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 16, 2014
On tap at Vine Street. Pour is clear copper with a frothy white head and great lacing. Floral, citrusy, doughy, earthy, light honey, bread, and grapefruit peel in the aroma. Taste is earthy hoppy, spicy, bread, caramel, grass, light weed and orange peel with a medium bitter finish. Medium body with soft carboantion. Not bad.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DenverLogan (796) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 18, 2013
On tap at the Vine May 14th. Pours apricot with significant head and some lace. Aroma of grapefruit hops. Significant carbonation and big mouthfeel. Flavors of white grapefruit juice, grassy hops, significant malt roastiness and sweetness. Overall rich, full bodied, big satisfying hop mouthfeel with minimal cream of tartar or chalk type bitterness. I’ve had this several times and look forward to having it again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brokensail (10789) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
On tap @ Vine St. Burnt orange pour with a white head. Nose is sweet tropical fruits, tons of pineapple, and some dank pine. Flavor is tons of pine, grapefruit, and pineapple. A little bit of candy apple, some caramel malt, and really dank, resinous pine. Good bitterness on the finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5300) - Manhattan, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Draft at vine street with Moreau and Andrew. Pours a hazy amber with creamy white lacing. Aroma is fresh citrus, dank herb and fresh pine. Mouthfeel is medium with similar notes. Very solid IPA.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
UncleKorm (787) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2012
On tap Vine St Pub, Denver. Hazy deep amber w/ large off-white fizzy head and excellent lacing. Very aromatic citrus, grapefruit, pine resin and floral hops. Flavor is very sweet ruby red grapefruit with a cherry on top. Medium body with lively carbonation and a smooth creamy mouth feel. Medium bitterness with a long lasting dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2614) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Taster at Vine Street. Pours a thin white head, with nice lacing, over a clear amber (SRM 12) body......nose is pine, grapefruit, toffee/caramel, floral honey.....taste is pine, grapefruit, light toffee/caramel, finishing with medium pine, grapefruit peel bitterness.....mouth feel medium, carbonation medium. This is a fairly typical D/IIPA, with fairly typical hop aromas and favors. It is nicely balanced. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - FEB 13, 2012
Sampled on site. Great brew. Big time hops that went well with their appetizers. A quality brew, smooth malts and fresh hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
high_on_hops (613) - Burlingame, California, USA - JAN 10, 2012
On tap. A nice amber color with a white head and lots of lacing. The aroma is very floral with a bit of pine too. A hoppy resin flavor with a slightly bitter aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2012
On tap at Southern Sun: Pours a clear deep golden brass with a clingy-lacing white head. Has a big fresh citrus and pine hoppy nose with some sweet malty undertones. Starts with good fullness and fine carbonation with lightly toasted pale malts that give way to a large resinous hop flavor and smooth bitter balance before a slightly drier, floral finish. Packed with flavor and hides the alcohol well. A very nice double IPA.


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