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Tree Bucket Double IPA - Brewery Vivant

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

177 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.84%
Wants: 17
Gots: 11 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brewery Vivant visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SupaCelt on 04-02-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

William_B, Today at 11:55 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

MichPaul, Oct 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

zestar, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of matt_duthie
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

matt_duthie, Oct 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

jmich24, Oct 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

FinchSCF, Oct 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

fredmugs, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of larryarms847
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours thick and sticky, golden yellow with a sunburst of orange, rather cloudy and almost syrupy it's so thick.

Hop bomb for sure, juicy grapefruit and tropical notes overload the senses.

Uhm, hmm, thick and sticky like fruit juice. Way too malted and the sweetness is just too overpowering. Citrusy, and tropical, but not enough hop bite to cut through all of the sweet.

Mouthfeel, is sticky and syrupy, not good.

This pours beautifully and smells great, but feels and tastes like a hop juice box without any bitterness to note from the hops.

larryarms847, Oct 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

McAndrew, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of cpetrone84
2.4/5  rDev -40.7%

Pour is a bright hazed golden amber with a fair bit of white head and medium bubbles with strong retention. Nose has a fair bit of candied sugar, very stale grain, messy yeast and a touch of lemony esters. Faint grassy hay hops. Taste is similar, sweet candied sugar up front, stale grains with a metallic note, lots if sugar mid to late palate with sweet citrus punch and a grassy bitter hop finish with moderate acidity. Finish is syrupy, a bit fizzy on the throat, coats the mouth.

cpetrone84, Oct 04, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

Yellolab2010, Oct 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

jmunsters, Sep 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Gtg642, Sep 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

ksills, Sep 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Bearshawks85, Sep 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

ThreeFishes, Sep 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

krustster, Sep 28, 2014
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3.45/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 16oz can into a tulip glass.

A- Pours deep burnt orange with only about a finger of white head. Had a good amount of chill haze but cleared a good bit as it warmed.

S- Sweet and with a Belgian yeast character of light spice and bubblegum. Getting a bit sweet apricot and some citrus of mostly sweet grapefruit. Some of the ABV is coming out as it warms as well but the yeast and hops are doing a good job of covering it up.

T- Similar to smell, pretty sweet especially for an IPA, getting that Belgian yeast character, apricot and grapefruit, not a real big bitterness. Slight bit of lingering pine.

M- This one is like maple syrup a real sipper for me.

O- Not really a fan of this or really Belgian IPAs in general. I just don't find the yeast and a big hop profile to be very complementary. On top of that I find this too sweet and pretty expensive at around $17 for a 4pack of pint cans, I mean that's more than even marked up Heady 4packs! I wish I liked more stuff from Vivant but most of the stuff I've had from them just hasn't connected with me.

PaulyB83, Sep 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

reedock, Sep 24, 2014
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4.34/5  rDev +7.2%

intovert2438, Sep 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

carlmoberg, Sep 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

DbbC, Sep 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Giggy, Sep 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

marcb105, Sep 18, 2014
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Tree Bucket Double IPA from Brewery Vivant
90 out of 100 based on 177 ratings.