Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 493   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Brewed with Tomahawk and Simcoe hops

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (5256) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Some citrus and a little smoke bin this. Lots of resin. Hazy amber pour. Some caramelized malt. Bittersweet finish. A little odd. Tap at Churchkey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (1098) - GREECE - JUN 20, 2015
From tap. Hazy amber orange color with off white head. Hoppy and malty aroma, pine, some citrus fruity notes and caramel. Sweet and heavy bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Alphadelic (1922) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 19, 2015
A little murky looking. A very interesting beer, way outside of the style that it says on the bottle. A thick, muted, herbal hop character. In the mouth it has major sugar going on. A pretty good bitterness in the finish. Weird.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Acid303 (464) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - JUN 19, 2015
33cl bottle, served in Shaker. Pours dark orange with medium white frothy head..."be careful with the sediments". Intense hoppy aroma, mostly on the tropical fruit side. The flavour is really balanced, as well as the palate. One gets malts and hops over and over until the end. No alcohol notes at all, very good carbonation. Cheap and fantastic, just the sediment detail needs to be fixed (depends on the bottle I guess).

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (913) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 5, 2015
color melocotón turbio con espuma canela compacta. Aromas, algo débiles, de fruta naranja, herbáceos y pino. Cuerpo medio, maltoso. Sabor de mandarina y final de amargor intenso, herbáceo y seco.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jamaty (1239) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 5, 2015
Anaranjada, de densa espuma y buen aspecto. Aroma muy lupulado, naranja, mandarina, hierba.. Sabor mejora el aroma, pronunciando todo y apareciendo además la base rica malteada. La levadura belga la distingue de las IPAs de influencia británica, dejando un conjunto que sabe combinar lo mejor de los dos mundos en una gran cerveza muy equilibrada y sabrosa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jorn69 (1714) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle (330 ml) @ Delirium Hoppy Loft, Brussels 150514. Fruity and hoppy, citrusy, grapefruits, medium body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, bitter, hoppy and fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5092) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2015 Deep copper coloured body with a strong bronze glow and a thick, two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of alcohol, honey, oak, bread, white pepper, yeast and quite a load of hops - but strong all around. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong hoppy flavour with a big spicey and piney kick and a large malt body along with some dry herbal notes as well. Aftertaste has a bit of spice, some yeast, a little honey and sweetness and finishes with a pleasant effervesce which brings out the floral and grassy characteristics. Overall, a strong beer that shows well throughout that lends itself almost to a Belgian Ale or Tripel that’s a bit hoppy. Nice to sample, although doesn’t compare one-to-one to an American Imperial IPA. Still, a nice option for me in my 5000th rating, Beer #3 to celebrate, an Imperial IPA. I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased from Bier Temple in Bruxelles, Belgium on 18-January-2015 for €3,00 sampled at home on 15-May-2015. Best Before: 17-November-2016

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SyncP (28) - - MAY 10, 2015
Sweet aroma. Tropical fruit. Hints of spice. Taste: Very citrus-like, tropical fruit again. Great hop-bitterness. Little bit of sweet malt flavor. Very solid Double IPA! Love it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 9, 2015
[Ölresa till Bryssel med Wihlan 2015] kraftig arom, fruktigt humlig, smörig arom. Rikigt kraftig beska i smaken som balanseras med en stor sötma.

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