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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

310 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 310
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.19%
Wants: 20
Gots: 28 | 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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Photo of GrandCruDrew
3.63/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Having a pint at the Noggin Room in Petoskey, Michigan

A-dark golden to amber in color. 1/2 inch head. Solid retention and lacing.

S- very floral, European hops... Maybe saaz.

T- really well represented BIPA. European hops, floral, little earthy.

M- smooth and mouth coating.

Overall- very good and well repped Belgian IPA.

GrandCruDrew, Jun 04, 2011
Photo of chugalug06
4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - What an aggressive head it pours... A very spacious head with a nice soapy bottom capped by a nice off-white foam. Brew is clear orange with red and yellow hues. This brew mores a lot like a Guinness...

S - Yum, quite nice! Very citrus. Lots of banana. A rather intriguing scent for a brew to have. It smells like a great Belgian IPA. Lots of apple, pear, grapefruit, banana, and orange. Very fruity.

T - Very unique! What a great brew! Lots of splendid flavor that rips at your tongue. Very fruity. It tastes like it wants to be quite bitter, but it settles down quite quickly.

M - Extremely light and airy. Wonderful carbonation with great balance. Awesome brew. Feels amazing going down.

O - I would have to say they nailed the style with ease. A wonderful brew. I would have to think this brew is quite underrated. Thank you for sharing Another6Pack.

chugalug06, Jun 01, 2011
Photo of Wadsey
3.43/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Brewery Vivant Triomphe Belgian IPA

Served in New Belgium tulip. 

A: Pours pale amber with unremarkable head and lacing. 

S: Light lemon zest, some citrus and grain. Somewhat perfumey, but not overwhelming or fake. 

T: Peppery yeast and lemon/citrus work well on tongue. Lemon peels. Solid bitterness takes hold before spice and grassy malts assert themselves. Rock-solid bitter finish.

M: Medium body and medium-light carbonation. Somewhat grainy on palate. Bitter and drying. 

O: Triomphe Belgian IPA makes up in drinkability what it lacks in complexity. Competent, error-free beer that goes down easily. 

Thanks to hurfer for opportunity. 

Wadsey, May 31, 2011
Photo of Lillenk
4.43/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap at Grill One Eleven.

Appearance was a nice dark gold into almost red with a nice head.

Smell was huge of hops and citrus and yeast.

Taste was great. Popped you up from with bitter hoppy goodness then finished with the traditional Belgian yeasts flavors.

Mouthfeel was good. Very easy to drink.

Overall a great beer and a near perfect representation of the style.

Lillenk, May 21, 2011
Photo of indiapaleale
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour - dark amber with some auburn highlights, a stark white inch of fluff sits on top and leaves some well formed lacing as it slowly dissipates.

Aroma - I smelled the familiar pine and citrus as soon as the can was cracked open. If you like your Belgian-style IPAs heavy on the hops this one is for you. Lots of great hop aroma is also accompanied by some spiciness and some nice floral notes. This smells very, very good.

Taste - one sip and we're in uncharted canned craft beer territory. The delicate spiciness of the Belgian yeast used in this brew shines through almost immediately in the first sip. The citrus, pine, orange and pineapple flavors that the West Coast hops impart are all extremely fresh and sharp. The finish is a bit dry on the tongue with some of that spicy, yeast flavors sticking around with the bitterness of the hops. Wow, this is just an all-around great tasting beer. It's thirst quenching, refreshing and just plain delicious.

Overall - This is a style I've come to enjoy more and more and am very happy to see it make its way to cans. Excellent job by the folks at Brewery Vivant! If you've not yet had a Belgian-style IPA or just haven't had this one yet I definitely highly recommend it. It's a great example of the style.

Would I buy more of it? - absolutely. If I lived within 3 hours of this brewery I'd be making a trip there this weekend to try some of this, and their other beers on tap, and also take some more home with me. Having only one can of this is just a tease!

indiapaleale, May 17, 2011
Photo of SupaCelt
4.2/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a what? Yes, a can. Wow. This thing looks amazing. Beautiful clarity and a great chunky head atop an absolutely lovely penny coloured brew. Lazy carbonation seductively struts through the beer and deposits itself in the header. Lacing hangs around the edges,

The nose is a delicious sweet canopy with a lovely hop parachute. The smell is like none other. Bread and sap and spice. A bit of grapefruit. This is a superb thing to stick your nose into. Belgo uniqueness with solid IPA traditional florals.

The taste is clean and delicious. Vastly unique. There are aspects of sweetness and bread with a luscious hoppy resinous grapefruit quality and spice. Toootsie pops. Belgian ambiance throws the whole thing askew and makes it a dance. This is a highly satisfying body of liquid.

The mouthfeel is medium. An absolutely perfect setting for the flavors it supports.

Overall, this brew is fantastic. Perhaps even better than the tap version I can compare it to. It manages to project a cleanliness and flavor that are just superb. I will definitely be putting another quad pack of this in my fridge soon, which is a statement I don't make all that often given the sea of quality we craft brew enthusiasts swim in these days. I am excited about this brewery. Solid drank.

SupaCelt, May 15, 2011
Photo of david131
4.22/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours a clear ruby orange liquid with numerous streams of rising carbonation. The white head is splotchy and thin but provides modest coverage and leaves nice lacing as it works its way down the glass.

S- Caramel, grass, and citrus. There is also an undercurrent of something I can't quite put my finger on. I enjoy this.

T- A bit of nuttiness- maybe hazelnuts. There is also notes of caramel, grass, and citrus. Unique and tasty.

M- Creamy and light with just a bit of a carbonated bite. The finish leaves a slight astringency.

O- Overall, I really enjoyed this. With the can packaging, this is going to be an epic summer beer out on the boat.

david131, May 13, 2011
Photo of GRPunk
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Can poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A- A normal pour left a 2-finger, khaki head. It dropped pretty quickly, but sustained itself at a decent foam that left fluffy spots here and there on the glass. The body was very clean. It was a gold-copper color with moderate-heavy carbonation. Lots of big bubbles.

S- There was an initial burst of grassy hops. Belgian yeasties come off with a certain farm-like quality. Horse blanket maybe? It does remind me of my weekly visits to the barn for work. Sweet malts in the background are initially sugary and become grainy with some warmth. A little subdued overall.

T- It has a pretty good mix. At the first sip, sweet malts come through up front, there's a yeasty middle, and hops throughout. Malts are a little grainy (pleasantly so). Hopping isn't overdone. The juicy hops are somewhere between herbal/medicinal and really earthy/tobacco-like. Grains become more profound with warmth. It does seem a touch long in the finish.

M- It has a pleasantly dry feel. Moderate carbonation. Overall, medium bodied.

O- It's a solid beer. It could be a little more bold, but I'd definitely buy it again as an easy drinker. It seems like it could be a good multi-purpose beer. It was really nice on this warm spring day. Potentially good paired with food.

GRPunk, May 08, 2011
Photo of TCgoalie
3.18/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Notes from 2/4/11.

Pours golden with a slight red tint. A white foamy head 1 finger high appears but goes away by the time I toast and take a sip. Some lacing present, but nothing fancy.

Smells of banana, clove, and spice.

There is a small belgian yeast taste against dusty grass hops. Not very excited about the taste.

The feel in the mouth is light with some spice and drying.

This is drinkable but feels a bit light for the style.

TCgoalie, Feb 18, 2011
Photo of jale
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap poured into a large tulip

A: Pours a clear copper with a finger of white head.

S: Belgian yeast here banana and clove aromas. Nice clean hops.

T: Starts slightly sweet with banana and clove followed by nice hop bitterness. The hop bitterness tapers off very well.

M: Great carbonation and light-medium body.

D: Would drink another.

jale, Jan 22, 2011
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Triomphe Belgian IPA from Brewery Vivant
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