overall
97
90
style
Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 577   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with Tomahawk and Simcoe hops

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thanatosti (1559) - Culemborg, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2014
33 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Hogerdijk, Culemborg. Dark hazy amber with a big off-white head. Malty tropical fruit aroma. Good strong bitterness and more tropical fruits in the taste. Long lasting bitter finish. Nice DIPA

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maarten1993 (1008) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2014
Drank with Bram @ Piet Huisman 11-10-2014. Alcohol is present, nice. Beer has good thickness and a fine taste, only a bit too bitter (one-sided).

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
venom666 (950) - Elche, Alicante, SPAIN - NOV 25, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2015 Intense hazy amber color with generous white head with medium retention. Good carbonation. Columbus is predominant on the aroma, licuorice, resiny and spicy, also sweet malts and ripe fruits, but also has that Simcoe characteristics, earthy, finy and passion fruits. Medium to high body. Taste is very balanced, with renins, pine, citrus, yeast, and also caramel and toffee. Aftertaste is long and dry, with a decent bitterness kick.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (3360) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 31, 2014
Dark amber body with soapy/foamy off white head and some lacing. Malty aroma, sweet dried fruit. Taste is also on the malty side. Definitely has the typical balance of a double IPA, not super bitter, as youd expect from Belgian. Still very tasty if not as bitter as some IPAs, though this bottle might not be super fresh. Abv well masked. Nice double ipa.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
maus (46) - Tartu, ESTONIA - OCT 17, 2014
Poured from bottle. White head that almost goes away. Smells fruity, gentle american hops. Taste is bitter, mild caramel and quite gentle for an imperial IPA. All in all, quite good.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maledictum (760) - Pyongyang, NORTH KOREA - NOV 16, 2014
Orange amber with a small off-white head. Lots of nice pine notes on the nose with citrus and an underlying caramel malt. In the mouth there are similar flavours, with more grapefruit, with a good balance between sweet flavours and a decent bitterness. Not very harsh for a IIPA but thats no bad thing. Heavy-ish palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kalervo (1026) - FINLAND - OCT 28, 2014
Mikon luona 10/2014. Medium bodied malty taste with well balanced piny hoppiness. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Freaky_tiki (1121) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 14, 2014
Shared bottle with Mad Dog Helsdon at the Only Cafe during the Toronto Rate Beer Sobriety Memorial night. Pours dark & sharp. A chewy bubblegum style IPA. More perfume on the hops than Cougar Nite at the local singles bar. Pretty sure this was the final nail in the following days hangover.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7619) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Tallahassee, Fl - Beer Stop - bottle. Murky, dark golden pour, fluffy, snow white head. Yeasty aroma some ripening fruit. Cake mix flavor, some dates and yeast, light citrus bitterness. Thickish mouthfeel. Not bad.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Japalo (1853) - DENMARK - OCT 19, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2016 [email protected] Haze Amber. Small head. Earthy herbal spicy notes. Pine resinous taste. Bitter dry. Long strong alcoholic finish. Great brew. Retasted 8/7-15. Tap@ Bette ølhus. Maastricht 10/3-16 with Nic at "one take". Fine at lot of dry hopping.


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