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Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
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common

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RATINGS: 542   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with Tomahawk and Simcoe hops


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hopverdju (403) - 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 (656) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
mjik83 (1247) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - NOV 5, 2015
33cl flesje bij Cambrinus, Brugge Alcoholpercentage van 8% Uitgeschonken in origineel Viven glas Uiterlijk: donkeroranje met mooie schuimkraag en veel gist neerslag Aroma en smaak: neus is pijnboom, smaak is fruitig als grapefruit, abrikoos, straffe bitterheid, pijnboom Conclusie: IPA die me wel ligt, lekker ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TBone (15622) - Pori, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2015
Bottle 330ml (from BBF)
Deep amber color, steady good off-white head and lace. Oily resiny aroma with hints of fresh grass. Medium-bodied. Oily is palate too. Sweetish tropical fruityness in the front. Resiny and even some rubbery notes. Lingering piney bitterness in the aftertaste. Very American DIPA, no signs of "Belgium" here.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
de_belg (16) - - OCT 25, 2015
Intens hoppig aroma met toetsen van sinaasappel, de eerste smaak is fantastisch: citrus, koriander, sinaasappel... Spijtig genoeg verandert de smaak zeer vlug in een bittere nasmaak.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
javiercrasher (265) - Granada, SPAIN - OCT 25, 2015
Anaranjada, turbia, con una buena capa de espuma compacta. Aromas a pino y resina, con fondo cítrico (Tomahawk y Simcoe). En boca amarga y resinosa, caramelo, ligeramente especiada. Ni rastro del alcohol. Final seco y con amargor persistente. Un cervezón!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zimbo (866) - SCOTLAND - OCT 1, 2015
Firm palate, russet appearance, bitter rough apple quality. Light carbonation. Firm densish off white head. Quick finish. Not bad but doesn’t get the heart really going.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drmet (705) - Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, GERMANY - SEP 27, 2015
L: -pours a cloudy red-orange with a big,frothy,offwhite head -low carbonation visible S: -passionfruit,peach,pineapple,caramel farty off-smell T: -peach,resin,caramel,toffee,pine,gr dry F: -medium carbonation -medium body -faint alcohol warmth O: Really good belgian take on a West Coast DIPA

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zlotta (1327) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2015 0.33 l bottle from Firma Bier, best before 8/4/2017. Clear, orangeish amber with a huge, creamy, stable, tan head. Fruity-resiny aroma of mango, pine, honey and orange. Sweetish, fruity-resiny taste of mango, orange, pine and honey, followed by a medium long, slightly bitter finish. Medium to full body, creamy and slightly oily mouthfeel, soft to average carbonation. Good, but probably too old for a more prominent hop character. Also a bit too sticky for my liking. Liked the Master IPA better.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (2719) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 24, 2015
Bottle from Beergium. Hazy amber color, white head. Bitter taste with grapefruit, pine, resin, hops and earthy notes. Bitter finish with grapefruit, resin, pine, hops and a bit of grass. Solid imperial IPA.


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