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Viven Imperial IPA - Brouwerij Van Viven

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Viven Imperial IPAViven Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
89
very good

95 Ratings
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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
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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beerdrifter

Germany

4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up at my favorite beer store in Belgium, Dranken Geers. Slightly hazy orange-amber pour with nice two finger off-white head with great retention and lacing. Big and bold fruity, hoppy nose with hints of pine, tropical fruits, grapefruit, orange zest, peach, and caramel. The taste is just as big. Lots of resiny pine, grapefruit, tangerine, peach, grass, orange zest, and caramel along with a touch of mango. The balance definitely leans to the bitter, hoppy side, but there's enough malty sweetness to make it pretty drinkable for an Imperial IPA. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly syrupy with an awesome tangy, mouth-puckering bitter finish. It's right up there with De Struise Shark Pants as far as top notch European Imperial IPAs go.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2012 22:57:22 | More by beerdrifter
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-24-2014 02:43:48 | More by DrBier
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evil_liver

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-20-2014 01:24:30 | More by evil_liver
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6thstreetbrewpub

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-18-2014 17:18:06 | More by 6thstreetbrewpub
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-18-2014 14:20:52 | More by Sammy
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parintele

Romania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-17-2014 17:47:29 | More by parintele
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-14-2014 02:53:11 | More by yancot
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Arriskuwonder

Spain

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

07-06-2014 09:07:08 | More by Arriskuwonder
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Marius

Romania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-04-2014 16:30:50 | More by Marius
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desint

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

06-28-2014 21:31:04 | More by desint
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tykechandler

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-19-2014 05:03:49 | More by tykechandler
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Katrina_VA


4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-18-2014 17:34:56 | More by Katrina_VA
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Kroehny_Loves_Hops

Australia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-15-2014 06:24:38 | More by Kroehny_Loves_Hops
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dmorgan310

Panama

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-08-2014 23:39:26 | More by dmorgan310
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TX-Badger

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

06-07-2014 18:49:04 | More by TX-Badger
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Rabae6

Chile

5/5  rDev +24.4%

05-24-2014 10:01:38 | More by Rabae6
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electtodefer

New York

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

05-15-2014 00:25:23 | More by electtodefer
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Gagnonsux

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

04-25-2014 00:31:12 | More by Gagnonsux
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Geert

Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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

Maryland

4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
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 -12.9%

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leitmotif

Romania

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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

Romania

4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
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 -6.7%

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

British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-19-2014 22:40:23 | More by Danomeister
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Viven Imperial IPA from Brouwerij Van Viven
89 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.