overall
97
89
style
Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

bottled
available

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 587   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed with Tomahawk and Simcoe hops

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5


3.6
TheJester (2542) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
From notes. Bad notes. No recollection of where I had this. St. Veronus, probably. Bottle. Lovely pour. Hops have worn off a little. Honey from the malt, grapefruit from the hops. Belgian yeast. Medium body and carbonation.

3.4
McWorta (1627) - LUXEMBOURG - FEB 10, 2015
Light brown-amber opalescent with a medium yet lasting rocky dark white head, good lacings. Wet grass, dusty, barnyard, dried citrus fruit peel, bit spruce. Low carbonation, light texture, medium body. A light grainy flavour opening for a fist full of hops! A bitter hop punch yet the malt keeps it in check but cannot really shine. Bitter dry finish.

3.6
mikkos (306) - FINLAND - FEB 6, 2015
Very murky orange beer with a medium foamy head. Aroma is resinous hops, a bit gluey, pines, some orange. Taste is dry hops, resinous, Belgian yeast notes, a bit sour. Fullish mouthfeel, bitter finish. Easily drinkable and quite a pleasant surprise. Another for me! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
seynie (410) - Tienen, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2015
Amber with a nice head. Very hoppy nose. Hops dominate the taste, very bitter with citrus peel (grapefruit). Some floral notes. Full body, creamy, long dry bitter finish. Great IPA

3.8
AirForceHops (7296) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 2, 2015
11.2 oz. bottle purchased at Bottles, Providence, RI. Deep hazy Amber color with lasting bubbly head. Aroma gives me a deep floral character with some mild yeast hints. Flavor starts sweet with fruit and mild yeast. The deep hop profile is grapefruit and floral with a mild resin hint. The bitterness get progressively more bitter as I sip. Extremely dry texture with the pine showing.

Overall I enjoyed sipping on this. Enough malt balance to keep it centered yet it has the long lasting bitterness a Hophead is seeking. Very unexpected coming out of Belgium with the layer of hops.

3.9
haddon90 (1634) - Newport Beach, California, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark, cloudy grapefruit color with a very frothy head. Thick, hoppy aroma with a nice citrusy finish. Smooth taste. Lots of hops. Alcohol is hidden. But this is a very, very impressive Imperial IPA.

3.4
jc1762 (1471) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 15, 2015
Poured from a bottle into a teku glass looks very dark cloudy brown with lighter color in the rims, practically no head despite an aggressive pour. The nose shows a lot of sweet malts with a very light hop background. The palate is quite light bodied with aggressive carbonation. The first impression is a balanced malt sweetness that transitions into a sharp IPA bitterness at the end. Seems to drink like a cross between an American IPA and a Belgian Ale. Nonetheless, quite interesting.

3.6
veceo (1362) - Pula, CROATIA, - JAN 15, 2015
Hazy/cloudy amber/brown color, huge off white head. Lots of lacing. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruits, malts. Taste of citrus, mango and malts. Medium body, soft carbonation. Very bitter finish. Overall it’s very good, but it lacks body to be among the best.

4.1
adamnowek (2814) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 13, 2015
Really nice hazy orange colour with a thin head. Aroma is a bit of grass and a bit of motor oil. Taste is grassy, hops, bitterness, and somewhat floral. Great IPA.

3.3
Trolleo (1587) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 12, 2015
Hazy mahogany color, medium sized fluffy off-white head. Aroma is hops, caramel, hints of alcohol. Taste is bitter as hell, but the problems is that it is unbalanced. Hops and honey. Long bitter finish. I found this hard to drink.
(Bier Deluxe 0,33l bottle)


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 13 14 15  16  17 18 19 » 59
Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5