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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

113 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 10.3%
Wants: 6
Gots: 11 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Marius, Jul 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

desint, Jun 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

tykechandler, Jun 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Katrina_VA, Jun 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

dmorgan310, Jun 09, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

TX-Badger, Jun 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

Rabae6, May 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

electtodefer, May 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Gagnonsux, Apr 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Geert, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of reebtaerG
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
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.

reebtaerG, Apr 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Ciocanelu, Apr 04, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

leitmotif, Apr 04, 2014
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4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
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.

dcmchew, Apr 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

Coren, Mar 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Danomeister, Mar 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

thierrynantes, Mar 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

vheissu15, Mar 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

valianes, Feb 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Texasfan549, Feb 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

jkball01, Feb 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

nmann08, Feb 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

kjkinsey, Feb 16, 2014
Viven Imperial IPA from Brouwerij Van Viven
89 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.