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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
88
very good

126 Ratings
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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 5
Gots: 16 | 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:
Beer added by: mdagnew on 06-24-2010

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Ratings: 126 | Reviews: 35
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4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

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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.

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4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

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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.

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Viven Imperial IPA from Brouwerij Van Viven
88 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.