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Viven Imperial IPA - Brouwerij Van Viven

Viven Imperial IPAViven Imperial IPA

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90
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78 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 78
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 8.66%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Viven visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mdagnew on 06-24-2010)
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Reviews by Samuel906:
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Samuel906

California

3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looks great, pours a dark copper with huge fluffy head that clings to the glass. This beer has a huge aroma too, very hoppy with caramel, lemon, honey and basil. Smells very good, crisp and clean. Taste follow suit; lots of sour fruits and hops. Citrus and apples, some banana, a little peppery spice, piney hop resin. Very dry, with some mild honey sweetness. Feels crisp and refreshing, and flavors really coat your mouth. Good carbonation. Pretty strong beer all around, strong flavors and terrific smell. Looking forward to trying some other beers from Vivien.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2013 08:25:13 | More by Samuel906
More User Reviews:
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Geert

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

04-19-2014 20:38:15 | More by Geert
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reebtaerG

Maryland

4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at flying saucer on 4/7/14 in tulip

A-Pours orange with a nice dense head. Great lacing.

S-Aroma is a lot of simcoe, some blood orange, some tangerine, a lot of citrus, and grass.

T-Taste follows the aroma but gets better as time passes.

M-Mouthfeel has a thin slick palate with faint background carbonation. Well balance of hops and malt.

O-Overall great beer would love to have in the summer very smooth.

Serving type: on-tap

04-14-2014 17:31:21 | More by reebtaerG
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Ciocanelu

Romania

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

04-04-2014 21:45:34 | More by Ciocanelu
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leitmotif

Romania

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

04-04-2014 18:25:50 | More by leitmotif
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dcmchew

Romania

4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark orange/caramel pour, one finger sturdy head, sticky.
Great American hop smell, with citrus, faint tropical fruit and pine, balanced with caramel malts.
Really tasty and fresh fruity hops: oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, pineapple, faint passion fruit. A quick flash of sweet caramel malts, then big herbal notes, with spruce, pine resin and green hay. A nice Belgian yeasty feel separates it from other IPAs, with a certain chunkiness and some nice fermentation sugars. Strong bitter finish.
Medium body and carbonation, lots of citric zestiness. Great hops in the aftertaste.
The amount of hops added in this one rivals with many American counterparts, and surpasses most of them. Keeps enough Belgian ale elements too. Very drinkable and tasty, tho a tiny bit too straightforward.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 16:30:58 | More by dcmchew
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Coren

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

03-20-2014 15:48:39 | More by Coren
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Danomeister

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

03-19-2014 22:40:23 | More by Danomeister
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thierrynantes

France

4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beer bottle (33 cl.) purchased from Bières & Chopes, and tasted in 2014.

Appearance : dark orange color, with tan foamy head (w nice lacing).
Smell : hoppy and grassy aromas.
Taste & mouthfeel : floral and hoppy flavors, with a bitter long duration
Overall : a nice beer in the style Imperial IPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 17:21:14 | More by thierrynantes
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vheissu15

North Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

03-16-2014 06:16:38 | More by vheissu15
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Howdymike

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

02-25-2014 17:55:15 | More by Howdymike
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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1%

02-23-2014 17:48:12 | More by valianes
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

02-20-2014 17:29:28 | More by Texasfan549
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jkball01

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

02-19-2014 14:12:23 | More by jkball01
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

02-17-2014 16:21:50 | More by nmann08
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

02-16-2014 17:33:06 | More by kjkinsey
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RuudJH

Netherlands

4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Orange amber colour. Nice big head, good carbonation.
Smell of pine and citrus, and strong as well.
Taste very powerfull too. It's initially bitterness all over, but the malts do come through sweet, making it a nice experience.
It has a soft sweet mouthfeel, but also dry bitter finish.
Excellent beer as an IPA. This brewery (it's my third beer of them today) does have a range where you cannot go wrong. It's simple and tasty.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 16:56:58 | More by RuudJH
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StJamesGate

New York

4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Solid sandy head that craters over glowing orange body.
Straight up hop pellet nose - green, resin, flower - stunningly fresh.
A bit of apricot on crispbread then piney, sappy, orangey hops.
Pink grapefruit zest finish and undulating waves of bitterness on the linger.
Medium, well chewy, oily.

American (CTZ and Simcoe) hops delivered with aplomb: proper IBUs, loads of citrus, and just enough malt. Some reviews here say it's got a Belgian signature; I can't see that - it could be from Cali. Especially resonant; flavors just don't give up.

"Jackie Chan in your mouth" sez Mark C.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2014 16:22:17 | More by StJamesGate
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kennymule

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

02-13-2014 00:28:52 | More by kennymule
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kmos27

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

02-11-2014 00:47:21 | More by kmos27
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SoPeL

Poland

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

01-15-2014 14:04:21 | More by SoPeL
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

01-11-2014 17:27:53 | More by BeerForMuscle
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JLateralus21

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +23.8%

12-18-2013 23:15:53 | More by JLateralus21
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Synapstic

France

4/5  rDev -1%

12-15-2013 16:10:14 | More by Synapstic
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BILF

Israel

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-15-2013 12:14:41 | More by BILF
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Viven Imperial IPA from Brouwerij Van Viven
90 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.