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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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on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 552   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with Tomahawk and Simcoe hops


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8506) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a light tan head. Grapefruit and pine aroma. Grapefruit rind and pine flavor with light summer fruits. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Rind and pine lingers with light caramel and light summer fruits.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hansen (8390) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 26, 2011
Colour is brown and its a bit hazy. Has an off-white head, fully lasting. Aroma is clearly us-hoppy, citrus, grape-fruit, herbs. Flavor starts moderate sweet and bitter, finish heavy bitter. Dry texture and soft carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (8331) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Bottle from abv. Pours a cloudy dark copper color with a large white head. A big sweet fruity candy and hop nose. Dank bitter hops, rye, juicy, caramel, yeast, a bit of candy. A bit of warmth. Very sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (8076) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2011
10/06/2011 33cl bottle @ home - BB: 14/10/2012 (2011-258)

Deep red orange to dark amber coloured beer under very creamy yellowish head that is very stable and leaves nice lacing. Aroma: very fruity, typical tropical fruits but also sweet yellow fruits like peaches and mango. MF: good carbon, medium body. Taste: very fruity, bit sweet, citrus fruits providing some acidity, turning pretty bitter in the end. Aftertaste: more fruitiness, alcohol in the back of the throat while hop takes over the palate: the tongue turning very dry. Maybe a touch medicinal as with most strong IPA’s.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8074) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2012
33cl bottle pours copper with thick gold hued edges and tall tan head with some clumpy sheet lacing. The aroma offers up a slightly odd mix of citrus, cherry, spicy hops and pine. Interesting. The taste begins with a mix of pine hops and malt sweetened citrus that creates a citrus orange like hard candy sensations. To midway it gets modestly more bitter with pine and citrus and near grapefruit like hops as the sweet malts fade away. It lingers into the finish with modest citrus and pine hoppiness. Pretty decent hoppy brew. A fresh pint straight from the tap would be fun to try.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (8050) - Indiana, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Draft to taster. Looks good; a semi-transparent golden orange with off-white lacing. Smells and tastes solid; hoppy and malty with an average mouthfeel. Solid beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (8034) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2013
33 cl bottle @ hotel room, Bruges. Rated on 16.07.2010
Aroma has lots of fruits with exotic hops and some caramel. Flavour is rather fruity with hops, some pineapple, grapefruit, caramel malt and hints of toffee. The hops make this very American and this actually has no Belgian character at all. Not that it would be a bad thing...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2011
330ml. Soupy copper with narrow cream collar. Green apple and custard aroma- entirely pleasant but bizarre from a beer claiming to be either imperial or IPA. Stewed apple strudel-like yeastiness, apple juice licked off a freshly varnished table, dominant yeasty red apple peel character. Reminds me of White Shield. What happened to the Simcoe? Solid brew, but as an ’imperial IPA’...a bit flabby and ultimately an anticlimax.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (7994) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle@Borups - amber pour with small beige head and lacing. Aroma and taste is sweet citrus fruity and malty, caramel, toffee, very nice.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (7976) - .....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!


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