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Triomphe Belgian IPA - Brewery Vivant

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Triomphe Belgian IPATriomphe Belgian IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

318 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 318
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 12.93%
Wants: 20
Gots: 29 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brewery Vivant visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jale on 01-22-2011)
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

ROBSTARR, Jul 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

amalahow, Jul 20, 2013
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jduprey007, Jul 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

TheConnMan, Jul 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

schnell, Jul 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

MMBrew, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of Durge
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured cold into a pint glass this brew has a clear, calm, caramel-copper color with a fair off-white head and fair lacing. The aroma offers a very solid bubblegum, floral hop with delicate grain some cotton candy sweetness. very nice and just what I like in a BIPA. The flavor comes on with a slightly more subdued bubblegum with more of a yeasty bite and bright wheat and sweet corn. The body is medium light and there's a fairly lush feel from the frothy carbonation, but it hints at a bit of a watery quality at times. The taste really is a minor let down after the attractive smell that introduced it. But it's certainly a good brew. There's some apple and pineapple ideas here and I guess I have to identify some clove, some general spiciness and pumpernickel bread. It seems to get better as it warms up. Nice brew but there are others I like better for this style.

Durge, Jul 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

radiofish, Jul 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

ScottRansom, Jul 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

ereye, Jul 06, 2013
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st9647v3, Jul 05, 2013
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4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Copper in color with good creamy foam and average lacing.

Smell: Yeast and...gummy bears? Yes, I believe that is what I smell...and it somehow works.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Lemon, yeast, and seltzer. Wine grapes in the finish. Almost tastes like a combination of a shandy and an IPA. Gummy bears are also evident of course. Seltzer in the mouthfeel. Medium body.

Overall Drinkability: A wonderfully quirky IPA.

tjsdomer2, Jul 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

DbbC, Jun 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Jas45678, Jun 27, 2013
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ccozzi, Jun 26, 2013
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linnymtu, Jun 05, 2013
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Rihup, Jun 02, 2013
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4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I cut my beer tastin' teeth on IPAs from Michigan craft brewers 10 years ago, so that is my frame of reference here.

Looks- Poured into a tulip. Pretty amber color typical of an IPA, with greater clarity and signs of life in the carbonation. Moderate head, Not much lacing, sorry if that's your beer fetish.

Smell- Yup, it's an IPA. Citrus, cereal, crisp earth smell of vivant house yeast. There's a dryness to that yeast that sets their beers apart. To me, it reminds me of drinking from a clay vessel.

Taste- Balanced, straightforward. Hoppy citrus up front, Belgian yeast, followed by the grain and mild bitter hop exit. There's a bit of honey sweetness too.

Texture- Tight carbonation at cooler temp. dry, mildly astringent from the yeast but in a good way. As it warms up, the carbonation is still there but it flattens out a bit as the feel becomes more viscous.

Overall, a solid offering. Very drinkable, good with pizza. I'm not embarassed to say I prefer it to other IPA's. It doesn't taste like reefer madness or diabetes.

PincheNorteno, Jun 01, 2013
Triomphe Belgian IPA from Brewery Vivant
85 out of 100 based on 318 ratings.