Tree Bucket Double IPA - Brewery Vivant
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3.8/5 rDev -6.6%
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
4.7/5 rDev +15.5%
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
3.3/5 rDev -18.9%
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
3.93/5 rDev -3.4%
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
4.03/5 rDev -1%
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
Tree Bucket Double IPA from Brewery Vivant
90 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.