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Viven Imperial IPA

overall
98
91
style
Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

Style: Imperial IPA
Sijsele, Belgium
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 520   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with Tomahawk and Simcoe hops


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kajser27 (858) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 22, 2016
Hazy, deeper amber colored, strong off white head, creamy, nice lacing and long lasting. Aroma is of caramel malt, with medium to strong pine and floral, citrusy fruity hoppiness. Taste is medium sweet caramalt background, some biscuit, strong pine, fruity and citrus hops, medium+ bitterness, borderline astringent, dry finish, some yeast, moderate lasting aftertaste. Medium+ bodied, soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cerbier (588) - - JAN 14, 2016
0,33l Flasche. Tieforanges Bier mit cremiger Schaumkrone. Riecht fruchtig und leicht malzig. Schmeckt herrlich fruchtig nach Grapefruit und Ananas, angenehme Bitterkeit. Soft moussiges Mundgefühl. Lecker!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Thompson (545) - - JAN 7, 2016
Bottle @ home shared with bob... medium off-white head... hazy amber colour lots o’ flakes... smell fruity hops herbs.. taste hops bitter burned sugar...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bobson (38) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2016
Bottle @ home with Thompson. Smell gives some yeast and herbs. Looks very cloudy although that could be from the previous beer. Tastes fresh at the start but then gives you some yeast and herbs. Overall, extremely solid beer I’d happily drink again.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (13809) - DENMARK - DEC 30, 2015
Bottle, 8%. Hazy dark amber/orange with big tan head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop, peach, spices, caramel and a little toasted. Flavour is malt, malt, fruit, hop, peach, yeast, little caramel, little toasted, medium sweet, medium bitter, little harsh and grapefruit.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
klm1 (694) - - DEC 21, 2015
Pours orange amber, haze, with mousse-like off white stable head. Visually medium carbonation. Intense hop aroma with notes of grapefruit, peaches, pinneapple, pine, supported with malt aroma, which takes on toffee. Flavors: intense hop flavors, which takes on peppermint, pine, grapefruit, mint, passionfruit and apricots, supported with malt flavors in the background. Taste is slightly sweet, in the middle high bitter, with slightly dry bitter finish. Mouthfeel is somehow typical american ipa-isch, Body is moderate medium, texture is silky soft, carbonation is medium. For my point of view it would be much better if body was a little fuller.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sjogro (1572) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2015
Oh man. Zelfs de boertjes die ik nu laat zijn hoppig. Backlog from 2015/03/13.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
neurbob (102) - Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Cloudy dark orange. Medium head. Honey aroma, sticky sweet, bitter alcohol. Lightish carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopverdju (192) - BELGIUM - DEC 5, 2015
Van ’t vat. Donker oranje kleur met rijkelijk witte schuimkraag. Een fruitige geur, pompelmoes! Lekker bitter met een fruitig zoetje. Zoet bittere afdronk. Goeie carbonatie en zeker niet onbelangrijk; een aangenaam pufke/boerke met groene hop en kruiden. Nog eentje a.u.b.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sjohnh (586) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2015
That’s good, and as previous reviewers have said, much more USA than Belgian. Murky orange, with a good white head and plenty of lacing. Full bodied. Malt base is overlaid with mango and grapefruit from the hops, with some pine, all underpinned by a s!ight!y chemical taste which presumably comes from the alcohol. But a good !lingering finish sorts that out.


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