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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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4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jybi (145) - FRANCE - NOV 12, 2016
Imperial IPA de chez Viven, ou la rencontre dune recette amricaine avec le savoir faire brassicole belge, lincontournable De Proef en loccurrence. En verre, elle prsente un robe ambre, opaque, et surmonte dune mousse blanc casse de 2 cm. Le nez est sur le pamplemousse, de fruits rouges avec de notes de caf plus corses. Ce sont alors deux mlodies qui vont guider la dgustation. La premire apparat lors de lattaque, sur des notes de crales, de fruits rouges, des touches florales et des armes de caramel. Celle-ci est frache et ronde. La seconde, se laisse dcouvrir en deuxime bouche avec lapparition de lamertume. Celle-ci est franche est puissante sur des armes de pamplemousse et de pin (utilisation de houblon Tomahawk et Simcoe). Les 8 % Abv sont trs bien intgrs et la longueur excellente. Mais larrire bouche ne se fait pas oublier et joue toujours sa partition : crales, fruits jaunes et caramel permettent darrondir la bire et de complexifier superbement les armes. Lensemble se complte merveille dans une homognit totale. Le final, plein, long, permet une alliance remarquable des armes pour notre plus grand plaisir. Vive la collaboration americano-belge !

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
spoonakos (43) - - NOV 8, 2016
Dark copper hazy color with small off-white head that fades in a while. Aroma: caramel, bread, little hops. Taste: lots of caramel, toffee, hops, sweet with very pleasant bitterness and a great warmth of the alcohol at the end.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (3753) - Bryne, NORWAY - NOV 5, 2016

Lukt: Citrus og honning.
Utseende: Brun.
Skum/kullsyre: Tykt skum.
Smak: Citrus og honning.
Hvor: Athens Beer, Athens.
Medium: [email protected], [email protected]%, N[email protected]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jflopsu (1419) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 23, 2016
Pours a hazy amber-orange. A strong caramel malt aroma. A medium to heavy body beer with flavors of caramel, candy, fruits, and light hops. A lingering sweet candied and fruit malt aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (1827) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - OCT 20, 2016
Pours an amber color with a well-retaining khaki head. Rye and hop nose. Heavy mouthfeel. Somewhat astringent. Malty with a hop character. Has a rye quality to it.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jbruner (4380) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 13, 2016
Pours a hazy golden brown from the bottle with floating yeast chunks and bubbly off-white head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma of big amounts oxidation, a hint of caramel and earth. Taste follows, big oxidized maltiness, hops completely gone. Ugh, why did I do this in Belgium.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dredd (844) - Bentleigh, AUSTRALIA - OCT 13, 2016
On tap, hazy/cloudy copper pour with thin white head. Mostly caramel malts on the nose. Flavor is a big ester burst of banana, caramel and some other sweet notes. Moderately short finish slight acrid burnt sugar.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcr (2644) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 10, 2016
Draft. Cloudy amber body with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of pine, apricot, citrus, toasted grain. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Some overripe fruit in the taste along with pine and resin. Lingering bitterness. Just OK.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kustie (1011) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 30, 2016
Bottle. Amber color with thick off-white head. Aroma has fruits, caramel malt, apricot. Taste is malty with long bitter and fruity aftertaste. Flavors of apricot, mango, pine, bitter notes. Smooth mouth feeling and high bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alomtnez (380) - SPAIN - SEP 26, 2016
Big creamy beige head very long lasting. Hazy dark amber colour with orange hues, Aroma is candy, citrus, tropical fruit. Taste is complex: caramel,, biter, fruity, resin and malty. Medium thick and oily palate. A strong, intense and complex IIPA.


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