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Brouwerij van Viven
Brewed at De Proefbrouwerij

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

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

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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Trappistenbier (52) - - MAR 24, 2010
The recipe from the first kegged Bruges Beer Fest version has been slightly changed . It has become stronger towards an 8 vol% strength, which should make this IPA more leaning towards the wonderful US Double IPA style. Also, more American Simcoe hops are inserted, which gives a darker beer and more American hop characteristics. An additional bottle refermentation will give more flavours and complexity. It pours nicely dark golden orange, and slightly hazy. The foam is kinda beige with a subtle green shine. Already when nosing I notice the typical American grapefruit alike hop flavours. Fruity, fresh, citric, grapefruit, flowers. Memories of past US visits immediatly revive. Folks, this is a PERFECT US West-Coast double IPA clone! Tasting only confirms this statement. I taste citric Simcoe hops. Tomahawk also, and more US hop varieties. Very pleasant is the balance between sweet and hop bitter. Not too sweet, but in perfect harmony. Note that this hop monster is still about 124 IBU bitter! This is to be called extreme. Tasting also gives a nice carbonation tingling, great body, and satisfying depth. A beer to taste with care. 8 vol% is quite strong, and it really doesn’t feel that strong when drinking. This is because the beer is such a fruity experience all together. Only after finishing the glass for a while, the alcohol is clearly present :) The after taste is a complete hoppy citric sensation. Quite equal when finishing grapefruit. It gives a pleasant fruity citric bitter long lasting lingering.


4.3
ALIBALI (2188) - Kiel, GERMANY - AUG 15, 2017
StrawberryFieldsCascadeStinker kratzt rasend im HoneyKupferKessel. Die Wunden heilt der desinfizierende Hopfenteppich ✨👌 Und definitiv THE BIG MANGORYER 👌😎!!! 0,33l Buddel aus Holland.

3.8
mabuzzer (855) - Hamilton, SCOTLAND - AUG 3, 2017
33cl bottle from Good Spirits Co. Very hazy orange with a thick off white head. Caramel and citrus aroma, flavour is similar with notes of pine and alcohol. Good.

3.8
Bosskie (900) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2017
Brown-copper colour, opaque with a white head and nice bubbliness. Smell is subtle and elegant with hay, flowers, grapefruit citrus, pineapple, some yogurt and raw nuts. Touch of resin and caramel. Taste is full and sticky, bitter with subtle underlying heavy sweetness. Refreshing with an astringent finish which doesn’t go over the top. Nice!

3.6
mauritsio (947) - FINLAND - JUL 31, 2017
Bottle from Carrefour Brugge. Hazy orange with large head. Fruity, some spicy/pepper. Quite bitter.

3.6
BigBeer45 (1540) - Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2017
Bottle served in a glass, this ale was a burnt orange in the glass with amber hues, some haze in the beer, it had a cover of creamy, off-white and yellow bubbles that was lasting, it left nice spots and partial rings of lacing, the nose had aromas of caramel, malt, bread and sugar with grapefruit citrus and earthy hops, a little toasted malt, the flavors were citrus and herb hops with toasted malt, caramel, some grapefruit and orange, malt and sugar sweetness, it had a medium or more hop bitterness with a little malt following, hop bite hung around, the mouth feel was light medium to medium, it was very creamy feeling on the lips, generous carbonation, an ok drink.

3.9
blackisle (2634) - Amsterdam IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 28, 2017
Bottle 33cl. poured into a stem lager glass. Hazy medium amber, good two finger frothy off-white head, half-way lasting, heavy lacing; aroma pale malts, grapefruit, orange, tropical fruits, grass, tropical fruits; taste medium sweet and bitter, malty, orange peel; dry sweetbitter aftertaste, malty, herbal notes, husky, hint of alcohol; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; smooth, crafty and well-balanced.

3.9
surething_ii (407) - Šenkvice, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 13, 2017
Draft. Aroma: nice citruses, bit of wet socks Look: hazy amber with steady head Taste: hoppiness with citruses walk hand in hand, dry finish Overall: very nice imperial

3.8
Syfher (450) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2017
Bottle of 33cl, in a Viven glass; from the fridge. Woaw. A superb and nice Imperial IPA, with a beautiful copper colour and a superb white head. The aroma is full of floral hops and spices. As for the taste, it’s really hoppy and refreshing, with some spices notes too. Go for it !

3.9
Banzale (323) - FRANCE - JUL 10, 2017
Acheter à tabac&co palais des bières dans famiflora à dottignie. bouteille de 33cl. Couleur amber reflet gold , brillance moyenne . mousse présente mais disparait rapidement . Au nez : c’est agréable et non agressif. sensation floral et fruitée , cereales également . En bouche : sensation floral et herbal , fruitée comme de la mangue et un peu d’agrumes . ce qui revèle une amertume fine en arrière bouche . de très belle longueur ! un corps qui va loin et qui descend sur une fin en bouche moelleux . Imperial comme son nom.

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Sparf (283) - SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2017
Väldigt vacker kopparfärg och ett litet men varaktigt skum. Blöt halm, lite gödselbetonad doft parad med mango och aning kåda. Mycket god med exotisk frukt, lätt kalkartad gräston, karaktär Fyllig kropp. Eftersmaken är fruktig, fuktig och med en lätt beska.


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