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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

102 Ratings
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Ratings: 102
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.28%
Wants: 5
Gots: 8 | 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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2.93/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle from ABS Drinks outside Brussels. From notes. Split with a friend.

A - Dark copper with no visible carbonation. Slightly hazy with a thin cap of beige head.

S - Citrus and grapefruit with a tingly note or pineapple.

T - Citrus and bread. Pineapple is obvious.

M - Medium carbonation with a full body and not overly bitter.

O/D - Underwhelming. Not a hop bomb at all. Not overly hoppy but not bad. Not what I expected and just not all that great.

tbeckett, May 24, 2011
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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Burnt copper colored beer with a bit of a foam head that dissipated to a little bit of lace and stick on the sides.

S - Some citrus and fruity hops as well as some earth and pine notes. A little bit of caramel backbone with some barnyard funk and yeast.

T - Burnt sugar and caramel malts, some ethery yeast, spice and herbal/earthy hops. Not my favorite style, but this isn't bad at all.

M - Medium bodied, dry finish, moderate carbonation.

O - A pretty nice beer, enjoyed drinking it. Tastes more like a Belgian DIPA though. If nothing else, it's a pretty Belgian take on a DIPA.

AgentZero, Jun 06, 2011
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy orange/amber with a large, creamy head.
Nose shows lots of resinous, piney hops, citrus, orange blossom, grapefruit and some peach. Underneath is a fair whack of caramel and clean malt.
Lots more resinous pine upon tasting, though the fruit doesn't transfer through quite as well. Next comes a load of sweet clean malt before the hops return for a big, piney bitterness. Does have a medicinal/astringent herbal character to it, reminds me of the bittersweet character found in cough-syrup.
Nice syrupy body, carbonation could be higher.

CrazyDavros, Jul 25, 2011
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Viven Imperial IPA from Brouwerij Van Viven
89 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.