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Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

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RATINGS: 498   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with Tomahawk and Simcoe hops


Trappistenbier's rating

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Trappistenbier (52) - - MAR 24, 2010
The recipe from the first kegged Bruges Beer Fest version has been slightly changed . It has become stronger towards an 8 vol% strength, which should make this IPA more leaning towards the wonderful US Double IPA style. Also, more American Simcoe hops are inserted, which gives a darker beer and more American hop characteristics. An additional bottle refermentation will give more flavours and complexity. It pours nicely dark golden orange, and slightly hazy. The foam is kinda beige with a subtle green shine. Already when nosing I notice the typical American grapefruit alike hop flavours. Fruity, fresh, citric, grapefruit, flowers. Memories of past US visits immediatly revive. Folks, this is a PERFECT US West-Coast double IPA clone! Tasting only confirms this statement. I taste citric Simcoe hops. Tomahawk also, and more US hop varieties. Very pleasant is the balance between sweet and hop bitter. Not too sweet, but in perfect harmony. Note that this hop monster is still about 124 IBU bitter! This is to be called extreme. Tasting also gives a nice carbonation tingling, great body, and satisfying depth. A beer to taste with care. 8 vol% is quite strong, and it really doesn’t feel that strong when drinking. This is because the beer is such a fruity experience all together. Only after finishing the glass for a while, the alcohol is clearly present :) The after taste is a complete hoppy citric sensation. Quite equal when finishing grapefruit. It gives a pleasant fruity citric bitter long lasting lingering.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChtiBreizh (222) - Rennes, FRANCE - SEP 1, 2015
Hazy golden with a huge creamy head, persistent and leaving sticky lacing. Aroma is very fruity hops and caramelish hops. Medium sweet, leathery, astringent and with a controlled bitter finish. Low pine. Made me enjoy dipa, or is it a dipa?

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thooper41 (556) - BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2015
11.2 oz bottle: Appearance is a deep brown with an off white head. Aroma is filled with hops and a bit of malt. Taste is a unique blend of hops and slightly sweet malt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidtjm (950) - Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 9, 2015
Bottle. Taste is fruity, alcohol, sweet, lychee, mango light bitterness, good balance. Tasty

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MelvinKalksma (144) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2015
Aroma: Citrus, hops, grapefruit, yeast. Appearance: Turbid orange/brown beer with a huge white head and floating yeast. Taste/Palate: Starts sweet with honey and ends bitter with citrus and grapefruit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stouby (4110) - Holbæk, DENMARK - AUG 5, 2015
Draught at Delirium Hoppy Loft. Clear golden orangey with a white head, some lacings. Aroma light/medium malty (bread, caramel), heavy hoppy (citrusy, piney). Flavor medium sweet, heavy bitter, yet smooth. Medium+ body. Belgian body, US hops.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beermaris (165) - LATVIA - JUL 28, 2015
On tap in Delirium Village in Brussels. Amber, cloudy. Intense bitter hoppy aroma and taste, lasts in aftertaste, with somw fruity notes. Good ipa

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quack-Duck (8674) - Down South, GERMANY - JUL 26, 2015
bottle from Bièrerie. Golden colour, tall white head. Intensive malty start with a touch of alcohol detectable. Lots of resiny hops that also add some citrusy flavours. Strong stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tselloufc88 (247) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2015 Bottle from Merchants, Rugby. Murky Brown appearance, small off white head. Aromas of slight sour fruits, grapefruit, orange, some pine. Taste is a big hit of citrus, strong herbal bitterness. Some sourness. Piney end with plenty of bitterness. Tasty.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
clockk (203) - Lada / Langreo, SPAIN - JUL 20, 2015
Olor afrutado, Sabor amargo a la vez con tonos dulces, espuma consistente, buen cuerpo.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bonkiedeaap (446) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 19, 2015
Bottle from Dranken Verheyen in Poppel. The beer is amber orange, the foam is sticky, cream colored and very large, with a nice carbonation in the beer. Fruity aroma of grapefruit and some peach with a strong hint of caramel in the nose. Beautiful aromatic hopped, not lavish. Well malted, slightly smoky flavor. A resinous medium bitterness and bitterness that lasts well, caramel-between for some sweetness. The beer is fruity but not pronounced fruitiness and rather dry bitter. Some characteristics of bitter zest of grapefruit, citrus and white stone fruit. The finish is dry and medium bitter with some hidden yeast notes and a lot of hops. Wow, this is excellent. Want to try it again.


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