Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 497   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Brewed with Tomahawk and Simcoe hops

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jorn69 (1751) - 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 (5122) - 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 (33) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
foxo82 (810) - Bromsgrove (via Leicester), Worcestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle at Scott’s Bar, Brussels. Dark amber with a strong grapefruit aroma. Beautifully balanced bitter citrus with brown sugar sweetness. Thick and lively feel. Very good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MichaelAwesome (5846) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2015
Vollkommen in Ordnung dieses Bierchen, das mit einem gewissen Bumms daherkommt, aber auch eine feine belgischen Hopfennote in sich trägt. Dahinter etwas Vanille, aber auch Hefe. Nicht schlecht.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
McTapps (5853) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2015
The beer has got a light hazy golden-amber colour with a steady head and smooth body. Aroma of hops and flowers. Taste of hops, light malt, flowers, bread, citrus fruits and pineapple. Flowery-fruity-bitter finish. Solid one.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (6932) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2015
I’m guessing this is what I had .. . Dark tan gold .. . Decent foam .. . Harsh chemicals, wood, and dried grass .. Not very good, why would you import a double IPA? .. . . They call it MURDA!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
gnoff (8795) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 29, 2015
Bottle 11.2 fl oz, BB 17/11/16, marked T2.
A bit hazy deep amber to copper color, Huge lasting off-white head. Malty sweet, some caramel, citrussy hoppy, some resin scent. Bitter, alcohol, husky taste. Bitter aftertaste. Warming alcohol. Medium mouthfeel, sort of lean and low on CO2. Medium bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leini (1361) - SWEDEN - APR 24, 2015
330ml bottle. Hazy amber body with a medium white head. Tropical fruit, caramel, citrus peel and pine. Some alcohol in the finish.

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