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Trebuchet Double IPA - Brewery Vivant

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Trebuchet Double IPATrebuchet Double IPA

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

136 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%
Wants: 15
Gots: 7 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brewery Vivant visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SupaCelt on 04-02-2012)
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Bierlerner

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +10%

06-21-2012 19:15:47 | More by Bierlerner
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DanGeo

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

07-24-2014 02:07:06 | More by DanGeo
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -7.1%

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #65 (June 2012):

LOOK: Sturdy head, hazed brassy amber

SMELL: Dank hops, hemp seed oil, minty resin, orangey, clean estery alcohol, herbal, nutty, pineapple, mango, toasted grain

TASTE: Creamy, full bodied, very bitter, very herbal, marmalade, fallen apples, phenolic, walnut husk, very warming alcohol, peppercorn, banana skins, toasted crackers; never-ending hoppy, drying finish

It is a hard slap in the mouth, but our palates ask for more. The brewer clearly put little to no restraints on this ale, and we’re glad they didn’t. Clearly more American than Belgian, but it’s great to have the that house yeast edge to set it apart from most of the intensely hopped DIPAs out there.

09-09-2013 15:51:42 | More by BeerAdvocate
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warnerry

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.2%

08-02-2013 21:53:38 | More by warnerry
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Jason

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2.2%

05-03-2012 03:54:26 | More by Jason
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Beerbud

Michigan

4.7/5  rDev +14.9%

this is an amzing beer from vivant.this will be known in the ipa field for years to come.i will say this is the best beer ive had from vivant and will say it is one of the best ipas ive ever had.the smell is so pleasant i couldnt wait to drink it.the taste is so smooth that it is hard to believe its 9.3% abv.its limited so be sure to find it and try before it disappears.i hope vivant keeps this the same for years to come.

07-26-2013 05:46:42 | More by Beerbud
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MSEGUIN

Michigan

5/5  rDev +22.2%

08-03-2012 02:22:37 | More by MSEGUIN
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SpeedwayJim

New York

3.3/5  rDev -19.3%

Thanks to SurlytheDuff for this one. 16oz. can into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a 2.5 finger frothy, cream colored head with good retention. Beer is a clear mahogany. Lacing is thick and layered with good stick. A pretty good looking brew!

Nose is citrus, cane sugar, clove with a bit of soapiness. Tropical fruit too. On point and moderately aromatic.

Opens citrus, Belgian yeast, papaya and clove. Some coriander with a bit of pepperiness in the middle. More tropical fruit and dank hop bitterness. End is citrus, cane sugar and a sap hop bitterness. Finishes spicy, sweet, and hoppy. This tastes exactly as I would think... but its not very good.

Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a touch of bubbles in the mouth and goes down lively. Finishes messy with a lingering, sticky, dry aftertaste. Decent.

A decent beer but the flavors just don't work here. The Belgian yeast clashes with the citrus, and sap hop profile. Definitely to style, but it's just not very good.

08-12-2013 02:05:55 | More by SpeedwayJim
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rolandboy

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-14-2013 23:22:06 | More by rolandboy
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beergorrilla

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

07-31-2013 03:41:58 | More by beergorrilla
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Gidyup

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.2%

09-11-2013 13:32:19 | More by Gidyup
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jduprey007

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

08-10-2013 03:45:54 | More by jduprey007
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fishmich

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

08-16-2013 01:03:59 | More by fishmich
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -3.9%

Another beer courtesy of the legendary woodychandler. Poured from a 16 oz. can. The crack resulted in some beer squirting out and hitting me in the forehead. Settled in the glass with a caramel/orange color and about 1.5 inches of head. Smell had lots of hops, tropical fruits. Taste is hops, grapefruit, some malts, tropical fruits, alcohol is very well hidden. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer worth seeking out.

12-17-2013 01:15:55 | More by tone77
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pjkelley82

New York

4/5  rDev -2.2%

09-26-2013 19:16:12 | More by pjkelley82
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Devi0us

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

10-13-2013 06:58:27 | More by Devi0us
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DCdevyl78

Illinois

2/5  rDev -51.1%

01-30-2014 02:04:26 | More by DCdevyl78
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enelson

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

09-29-2013 20:39:12 | More by enelson
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tommy5

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2.2%

10-03-2013 15:16:50 | More by tommy5
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buschbeer

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -1.5%

One Pint can
Served in a tulip glass

A - It is amber colored and clear. The pour yielded about three inches of off-white to beige head.

S - I some some citrus aromas and some floral aromas.

T - The taste has a lot of citrus. The bitterness on the finish is lacking from what I am used to. I also taste a little malt and some spices characteristic of Belgian yeast.

M - Medium

O - This is a very well done IPA. It is loaded with citrus flavors without the bitterness. It drinks pretty easy for a 9.7% ABV.

07-13-2013 22:16:43 | More by buschbeer
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

10-13-2013 01:34:12 | More by st9647v3
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DMarlinJ

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

01-17-2014 03:53:27 | More by DMarlinJ
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adamdd

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

06-04-2012 20:21:20 | More by adamdd
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sgoro

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.2%

09-20-2013 22:45:48 | More by sgoro
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Bluescooter

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

10-16-2013 23:07:16 | More by Bluescooter
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Trebuchet Double IPA from Brewery Vivant
91 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.