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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
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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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Photo of RuudJH
4.24/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

RuudJH, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of StJamesGate
4.26/5  rDev +7%
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.

StJamesGate, Feb 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

kennymule, Feb 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

kmos27, Feb 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

SoPeL, Jan 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

BeerForMuscle, Jan 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +25.6%

JLateralus21, Dec 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Synapstic, Dec 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

BILF, Dec 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Ajlvt, Nov 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

TheBeerAlmanac, Oct 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

EmperorBevis, Oct 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Anatole, Sep 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

supermeniscus, Sep 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.5%

BrazilianAussie, Aug 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

Paisan, Aug 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

PF15, Jul 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Mantooth, Jun 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

JoshTellez, May 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Jessenimmo, May 25, 2013
Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours warm amber with a generous thick and quite tall off-white head. Slowly the head settles, leaving nice lacings.

S: Caramell malt, sweet. Lots of bitter hops and quite some floral as well, very American; tropical citric fruits together with pine.

T: Bitter hops galore. Caramell malt, somewhat sweet. Lots of tropical fruits, pineapple, grapefruit and oranges, even some lemon sezt.

M: Long bitter aftertaste. Smooth medium full body and low carbonation.

O: A nice, well balanced DIPA, but not too American - still there is a Belgian vibe to it.

Evil_Pidde, May 18, 2013
Photo of Samuel906
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Samuel906, Apr 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

mtbdonn, Mar 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

mendvicdog, Feb 16, 2013
Viven Imperial IPA from Brouwerij Van Viven
89 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.