Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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


on tap

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 563   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Brewed with Tomahawk and Simcoe hops

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Trappist1 (646) - Diest, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2013
Donkere aangename oranje kleur, schenkt vlot in met mooie schuimkraag. Zeer rijke, complexe en fruitige neus. Afdronk is fruitig, complex, rijk, maar ook net een tikkeltje teveel aan co2, helemaal naar het einde toe in de afdronk een bittere toets. heel droog in de nasmaak. top-IPA imho !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Iznogud (2614) - CROATIA - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle, 330 ml at ’t Brugs Beertje, Brugge. Pours cloudy amber with lasting white head. Fruity hop aroma. Fruit, citrus, piney flavor. A lot of bitterness. Great DIPA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LaViolette (115) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 8, 2015
Whoaw! What a great Belgian IPA... I had never tried it before and was very surprised... Hazy brown-orange colour. The nose is great, with a hoppy, flowery apricot smell. The taste that follows is amazing. Bitterness perfectly balanced. Only down side, I thought it’s a tiny bit too sweet... If not, it would be perfect!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (4028) - Radom, POLAND - SEP 16, 2015
Many thanks for this beer to JefVerstraete. Piekna barwa, miedziano bursztynowa, metna i piekna czapowata piana gwaltownie rosnaca ze az trzeba uwazac przy nalewaniu. Piwo smaczne tresciwe wytrawne i bardzo gozkie. Zaskakujace i umilajace wieczorek. Gorycz wyczuwalna i lekko drazniaca podniebienie, lekka jablkowa slodowosc, wytrawnosc podczas picia dominujaca jednak. Jak na Belgie bardzo gozkie piwo, a alkohol wogole nie wyczuwalny, to standard wsrod dobrych belgijskich piw. Polecam.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
javiercrasher (289) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerheart65 (1416) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2016
Bit hazy amber, big light brown frothy head and good lacing, looks good. Fresh citrus and pine, like walking in a forest after rain. Caramel also. Tempting aroma. Soft round feel, medium to full, thick, long finish is nuanced with bitter citrus , caramel and flowery notes. Looks good, smells and tastes great, good balance, long enjoyable flavors. I really enjoyed this, great stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
veys (2) - BELGIUM - FEB 4, 2012 does not count
it is incredible that this young belgian Imperial IPA allready can compete with famous double ipa’s. Color is light orange, a bit peach. It smells very fruity and hoppy. Peach and grapefruit. the taste is also very fruity with a very strong bitter hop finish. brilliant to drink in the summer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (8206) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 3, 2012
33 cl. bottle sampled @ Delirium Hoppy Loft // amber with a tanned white head // smell is loaded with fruity pine & pomegranate hops with a touch of candy sugar & caramel sweetness rounding them off, still definitely American // taste isn’t the instant blast of hops you expect, instead of slow start, touch sweet, caramel, candy sugar which blends into & moderates, fruity tangerine, pine, grapefruit, not quite a hop blast but very nice never the less / great idea, execution // one of the few & best American-style IIPA / IPA & the style in general in Belgium // medium, slightly caramel & hop body

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
manucorazzini (23) - Braine-L’Alleud, BELGIUM - SEP 11, 2012
Beautiful amber color with white creamy foam. Nose is "supranatural" grapefruit!. Soft carbonation. Bitterness is very present without being excessive. Palate is smooth. Malty taste with fruity aftertaste. A Classic IPA - technically perfect.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaartenRF10 (1869) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - APR 17, 2013
Hazy amber, beautiful beige head leaving the perfect lace. Aroma is pineapple, mango and lychee hops. Full-bodied, bitter, medium sweet, very fruity (like aroma) beer. Great!

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