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Tree Bucket Double IPA - Brewery Vivant

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Reviews: 32
Hads: 226
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 17
Gots: 21 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brewery Vivant visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: SupaCelt on 04-02-2012

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Photo of SometimesIfart
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Vivant Tree Bucket DIPA.

Blah blah. One beer from these guys was good, the other beer not so much. So what does this mean? I am still holding out hope for them. Blah blah blah. Let's get to the review..

Look - Pours a crystal clear copper with a slight amber tint and a large although quickly disappearing slightly off white head due to the fact it comes in a can. Carbonation appears to be quite low, and barely even existant. Lacing isn't even a factor due to the FACT the head couldn't hold its own against a 67 pounder. 3.5.

Smell - Banana like cloves with a touch of the peel from the aformentioned fruits. The thing about Vivant is they offer a fruityness not akin to what you'd expect. It ain't all about the grapefruits and pine needles with these guys . 4.

Taste - Wowza, pulls a big turn and goes a straight up tropical route. Tons and tons and tons of mangos and pomegranate. Malts are left in the back room, and the banana is pretty mild. Fairly sweet, and borderline cloyingly so. The high ABV hit could only be felt by the finest of detectives. 4.25.

Feel - Very full bodied with a moderate amount of creaminess and just a touch of carbonation for balanced. Goes down a bit more alcoholic than I'd like, but I can't complain as it was expected. 4.25

Overall - Well the ladies and gentleman made a damn fine tropics forward DIPA. After warming a bit, the cloying sweetness is gone. Should you drink it? Yes ( insert gender distuingishable noun here ). Only complaint is I wish the alcohol were a bit more hidden. But hey, still gets a solid..4.25. outta me. Cracks the top of the list? Somewhere in top 40. maybe. Top of the top? Nah. 4.25. (1,659 characters)

Photo of brentk56
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a clear copper color capped by a two-inch head of foam; a nice swath of lacing hangs around as the liquid is consumed

Smell: Caramel, grapefruit and apricot; peppery yeast tones, as well

Taste: Caramel malt, clove and peppery yeast with a buttery diacetyl aspect; in the middle, the hops build with grapefruit and apricot tones, the bitterness builds, after the swallow along with more Belgian yeast phenols; the finish is fruity and sweet

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: Two years old, so not as hoppy as it was at the outset but still an interesting beer; a bit maltier than I prefer, to be honest

Thanks, FlandersNed, for the opportunity (694 characters)

Photo of thejoe
4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

Brewery Vivant did an amazing job with this Belgian inspired Double IPA. For a Double IPA, it was very well balanced and not over hopped. The citrus flavors and mouthfeel tied this beer together. (197 characters)

Photo of larryarms847
3.7/5  rDev -8%
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. (547 characters)

Photo of cpetrone84
2.4/5  rDev -40.3%

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. (484 characters)

Photo of PaulyB83
3.48/5  rDev -13.4%
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. (1,077 characters)

Photo of Stoutguy33
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Absolutely fantastic. A great sweetness of tropical fruit, with a mix of citru,s and a hoppy, pine like finish. The sweetness nicely cuts the bitterness and leaves you with a perfect taste. Worth the $18 for a 4-pack. I bought 3 :) (231 characters)

Photo of PintSizedLover
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a nice caramel orange, with a billowing inch plus head, which resolved to a clinging ring around the outside of the glass. Aromas of sweet tropical fruit, melon, wet grass and yeasty hints of raw dough. Taste mimics the aroma, with addition of some sweet caramel malt, thin cracker and underlying peppery spice. Mouthfeel is on the flat side. Faint metallic taste in the finish. ABV is well hidden. (406 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.57/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Pours a clear honey orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, honey, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with sweet malt and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but the flavors are quite sweet. (588 characters)

Photo of tone77
3.92/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 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. (447 characters)

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to willseph for the can.

Appearance: Slightly hazed orange-amber. Rocky off-white head drops to a chunky cap and collar in short order. Decent retention keeps a small head for the duration. Some chunky notches of lacing.

Smell: Pushes a touch of banana and soft spice along with some fruity esters. Slightly overripe apple, a ton of grapefruit rind and pith. Oily pine with a slightly dank edge. Malts are a touch bready with some.caramelized malt sweetness. A touch of cracker snap as well. Fruity and assertive without being too intense. A bit more banana as it warms.

Taste: Yeast is a bit more assertive. House yeast drops women slightly spicy esters as well as apple skin and mealy overripe apple flesh. A solid punch of grapefruit as well. Some pithy and oily pine thrown in the mix. Malt backbone is decidedly bready with some uncooked dough and lighter dry/pale malt finish. A bit of caramelized sweetness to balance the hops. As it warms it takes on a slightly spicier, ester heavy flavor.

Mouthfeel: Slightly creamy medium.body with a moderate carbonation. Slightly dry on the finish.

Overall: Probably won't get you over the wall.

A bit too heavy on the Belgian aspect for me, but it's a solid take on the style. The good are a nice compliment to the yeast (something that this style normally misses by a mile.) (1,341 characters)

Photo of Rifugium
3.22/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not that I condone giving money to this brewery after shaming the beer scene with their frivolous lawsuit against Tired Hands, but this can was given to me as an extra in a trade, so I figured I'd give it a try.

Poured from the can into a Vivant can glass (again, I got this before I knew what kind of people they were). Clear amber color, with a billowing inch-plus of white head, which sank to a thick ringlet, and laced the glass nicely. In the nose, fruity yeast, soapy, some sugar sweetness, notes of citrus. Vaguely Belgian-IPA-ish. Thinned-out taste somewhat reflected the aroma, estery sweetness, light citrus twang, clovey spice, bready yeast, metallic undertones, crackery malts, neutral alcohol, leaving a bland finish. Overall came off more like an off-flavored DIPA than anything else. Light-medium body, average carbonation. Worth a couple sips, but not something that I would purchase. (902 characters)

Photo of stortore
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into a snifter.

Nice color, gets a pretty big head if you don't mind your pour. Clings to the glass throughout. First pour smells of a lot of grapefruit, some floral hops and malt. Good taste- citrusy, malty. Very sweet, maybe a bit too much. But I like sweet, so not an issue for me. Good body, plenty of carbonation, but very smooth.

I really like this, it's a solid beer that I've purchased more than once. If you don't mind your DIPA's a little sweet, you'll like this one. (499 characters)

Photo of barnzy78
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16oz can
A - amber colored ale, frothy beige head, good lace
S - citrus, grapefruit, Belgian yeast, toasted grain, caramel
T - caramel, toasted grain, Juicy Fruit gum, yeast, pine, grapefruit
M - resinous, finishes bitter but balanced, alcohol well concealed, but is more apparent as it warms
O - again, something unique from this brewery - I appreciate that they strive to be different. (387 characters)

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - The beer was a handsome copper color with gentle white bubbles capped the beer. Sixteen ounce cans are very convenient for twelve ounce glasses.

Smell - The aroma largely follows a citric pattern with bready notes in the background.

Taste - The vanilla from the oak is the early impression. After that, citric hops, peach, sugar, and mild hops spiral into a banana finish. By far, this is Brewery Vivant's best work. This beer would be bold enough to stand up to spicy food, while subtle enough to eat with select cheeses.

Mouthfeel - On the can, it says double IPA. Trebuchet has the thickness of a DIPA, which allows the diverse fruit notes to linger.

Overall - I like this beer a lot. It is probablky my favorite Brewery Vivant aside from the price of a four pack. (784 characters)

Photo of DavidRandall
4.44/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer served from a tap in a tulip shaped glass. It had a nice
medium hazed copper color with a 3/8" head of foam. Hoppy smell with a little citrus and pine. It had a surprisingly mild hop flavor to me, for a double IPA. I prefer less citrus and was not disappointed as the citrus was not the dominant flavor. Not too bitter. I had one glass prior to eating and one glass with my meal of tomato based jambalaya and the flavor of the beer did become sweeter with the meal. After finding the ABV is 9.7% I was surprised because it did not have a strong alcohol flavor. (577 characters)

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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. (726 characters)

Photo of jdhowe
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can courtesy of bcm75 -- thanks! No canning date, but a fairly recent brew, so no freshness concerns. My first Brewery Vivant brew.

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden orange amber with 1 1/2 fingers of fluffy tan head, which recedes to a thick ring with sticky sheets of lacing.

S: Sweet malt accompanied by hop-derived citrus with slight pine. The enduring aroma is sweet, though, with earthy hop character as an undertone. Some sweet estery Belgian yeast character is evident. Fruitiness, almost like apple juice, is detectable.

T/M: Leads off watery and smooth with a medium mouthfeel but very little in the way of up-front flavors. Carbonation is medium -- it feels neither overdone nor wanting.The flavor profile is very subdued until midway through the sip, at which point swelling citrus and Belgian character emerges. I'd describe it as, in order, bitterness, citrus, fruity esters, maltiness, and then more bitterness and ester character on the finish. The alcohol is relatively well concealed, but I'm detecting it now that I'm halfway through the tulip trying to nail down this taste profile. It's not bad so much as it's a little unexpected and different.

O: A pretty tasty brew, but I can't comment too much on it as a Belgian Double IPA since I just don't know the style very well. It definitely has both DIPA and Belgian characteristics, so in that way they got it right. I won't be sad to never have it again, but definitely will enjoy this can. (1,462 characters)

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark orange with a two-finger foamy white head. Lots of sticky lacing.

S - Aromas of Belgian yeast, sweet malt, and tropical fruit.

T - The taste starts off sweet with lots of sweet malts and tropical fruit. There is a good amount of Belgian yeast coming through midpalate. The finish some grapefruit rind bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with low carbonation. Mouthfeel is syrupy with a dry finish.

O - This was a nice Belgian IPA. This was on the sweet side and slightly expensive. (496 characters)

Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into tulip glass; no canning date, but is a recent release. Pours slightly hazy deep orange amber color with a 2-3 finger dense and fluffy off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of tangerine, orange zest, grapefruit, pineapple, orange rind, banana, clove, pepper, caramel, candi sugar, floral, grass, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop, yeast ester, and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big tangerine, orange zest, pineapple, lemon zest, grapefruit, banana, clove, caramel, candi sugar, floral, grass, pepper, light pine, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, pineapple, banana, clove, candi sugar, caramel, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome balance and complexity of hop, malt, and yeast ester notes; with hops over the yeast character, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly slick, creamy, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent Belgian DIPA! All around great complexity and balance of hop, yeast ester, and malt notes; and dangerously smooth to sip on for 9.3%. A highly enjoyable offering. (1,489 characters)

Photo of TheBrewo
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

We pop the tab and pour a brew of dusky sunset orange into our Founders snifters. It holds a one and a half finger tall head of tight, creamy, eggnog colored bubbles, showing great retention. No haze or sediment is noted, and carbonation appears to be light. The aroma gives spicy amber and pale maltiness, zing of metallic and sticky sweet Belgian yeast, bready toast, peach and strawberry fruitiness, hot liquefied honey, sugar cookie sweetness, cotton candy, grassy, citric, and floral hop notes, massive floral perfume chemicals, alcohol, soft butters, and brown sugar with warmth. Our first impression is that the Belgian yeast is wildly robust, to the point of going above and beyond, and delivering notes of sourness and tartness that were not expected atop nicely balanced base. As we sip, the taste opens up with Belgian yeasty bite, strawberry, pineapple, and mango fruit juiciness, pale and caramel malts, lemon tea tannins, clove and black pepper spice, sweet herbal hoppiness, tinny metallics, melted plastics, and fusel booziness. The middle moves forward with sweet caramel and amber malts, brown sugar, faint buttery diacetyls, sticky mango sugar fruitiness, dried lavender, rooibos tea leafiness, bitter floral and citric hops, and soft vinegar acidity to pull us to the end. Here we get further enhancement of the biting, metallic, savory Belgian yeast, fruity tartness of cranberry, pale and wheaty malts, icy metallics, light caramels, cooked red apples, cider vinegar, clover honey, white sugar, plastic phenols, tannins, tropical Starburst candy sweetness, and lemony hop freshness. The aftertaste breathes of butterscotch caramels, vinyl, that glorious Belgian yeast, lemony tea, citric and floral hops, fiery booze, pencil woodiness, cranberry sourness, walnut, lactic creaminess, white sugar, candy corn, clover leafiness, honeysuckle, and chalky, raw, pale maltiness. The body is medium, and the carbonation is light. Each sip gives nice slurp, smack, cream, froth, and pop. The mouth is lightly coated, being left oily and satiated. This really does not transform into much dryness or astringency, but rather leaves the palate wet, lightly sticky, and happy. The abv is appropriate, and the beer drinks easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was its aroma. There is sweetness, crispiness, freshness, and agedness, in particular afforded by the inoculated Belgian yeast strain that, at times, comes across as a borderline tart zestiness that conjures up thoughts of Flanders red ales. This comes across only slightly in flavoring, but the yeast does give an exotic, bittering punch to the otherwise syrupy, sweet, and caramel-laden DIPA base laid before it. We do, however, wish the hops were a little more pronounced, which would help add freshness throughout the flavoring and lingering aftertaste. This is a fantastic local brew, pulling influence from outside the state and country, for an admixture that truly, and authentically, hits the spot. (2,992 characters)

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.34/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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. (1,030 characters)

Photo of SerialTicker
4.36/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

$4.29 16oz single purchased at Fairway Sav-Mor in Eastpointe, Michigan. Pretty pricey, but I tend to really enjoy Vivant's stuff.

Appearance: Pours a pretty clear orange color with about two fingers of a fizzy head. The head bubbles away pretty quickly, and there's very little lacing.

Smell: Piney hops, but there's a lot of green apple aroma. The aroma is extremely fresh. The alcohol also comes through just a bit.

Taste/feel: It's excellent. Piney hops and the apple notes with alcohol hit the tongue first, then there's the green apple, then the finish has alcohol, nondescript spice, and malt. Wonderfully balanced. Juicy and sweet on the front, slightly bitter on the finish. Alcohol is traceable, but not harsh in any sense. Carbonation is pretty high, but very well welcomed, as it suits this beer well -- frankly, I generally don't care much for thick, syrupy sweet Imperial IPAs. An interesting, complex, awesome IIPA.

Excellent, excellent beer. This NEEDS to be a year-rounder for Brewery Vivant, because this is just outstanding, and a great alternative to the typical grapefruit-centric IIPAs on the market. Brilliantly crafted. (1,146 characters)

Photo of StoutHunter
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a four pack of Brewery Vivant's Trebuchet Double IPA a couple days ago for $11.89 at The Lager Mill. I've been wanting to try this beer for a while so I was happy to see this in the cooler, I'm in the mood for something hoppy tonight, so lets see how it goes. No visible canning date, but it just showed up so it should be pretty fresh. Poured from a tall 16oz can into a tulip.

A- The can looks really nice, it's got a trebuchet on the can and the bright green color helps it stick out on the shelf. It poured a nice orange color that took on a some burnt orange/amber color when held to the light with three fingers worth of fluffy off white head that died down to a thin ring that stayed till the end and left tons of sticky lacing behind. This is a very good looking beer, there's not a single thing wrong with it.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness followed by lots of hops with citrus hops sticking out the most with some nice grapefruit, mango, and pineapple aromas coming through with some grassy and piney hop aromas in the background. Up next comes some sweet and bready malt aromas that come through nicely and help bring some balance to this beer with a medium amount of Belgian yeast coming through that adds to the complexity of the aroma. I really like the aroma of this beer, the hop profile is great and the yeast and malts bring some nice balance and complexity to the aroma.

T- The taste seems to be pretty similar to the aroma and it starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness followed by a good amount of hops that are still dominated by all the fruity aspects that I got in the aroma with the piney and grassy hops really taking a back seat and not showing up that much. Up next comes a slight bit of alcohol that is barely warming and is followed by some bready, sweet, and maybe some caramel malt flavors with a medium amount of Belgian yeast showing up towards the finish. On the finish, there's a pretty light amount of medium bitterness with a fruity and sweet malt like aftertaste, I really liked the taste of this beer, it was pretty hoppy but the bitterness was surprisingly low with the malts and the yeast showing up just enough.

M- Pretty smooth, fairly dry, slightly sticky, fairly refreshing, on the fuller side of being medium bodied with a slightly higher amount of medium carbonation. The mouthfeel was really good and it worked very well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a really good beer and a very good example of the style, this just might be the best Belgian Double IPA I've ever had, it had everything that I look for in the style with the bitterness not being to out of control and the citrus and fruity hops were showcased nicely. This beer had great drinkability, it was pretty smooth, not filling, fairly refreshing and the flavors did a great job at holding my attention, I could drink a couple of these without getting worn out or bored with this beer, the flavor keeps me coming back for more, it's a little dangerous how smooth this is for a 9.7% beer. What I liked the most about this beer was pretty much everything, there wasn't anything that I disliked or would change about this beer. What I liked the least about this beer was that it's not in Brewery Vivant's regular lineup, I would love to be able to buy this beer year round. I would for sure buy this beer again, in fact I've already went back and got a couple more and I will buy a couple more cans if it's still around, I highly recommend this to anyone who likes Belgian IPA's. All in all i was very impressed with this beer, since it was from Brewery Vivant I expected it to be good, but they really wowed me with the hop profile, complexity and balance of this beer. Good work guys, this an awesome beer and it's up there as one of the better Brewery Vivant beers I have had. (3,879 characters)

Photo of jokemon
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is an extremely well crafted DIPA. The Belgian yeast mixes very well with the hop profile of this beer, which by the way is not over the top leaving your moth a barren wasteland like some other IPA's. This may beat out Thumbprint IIPA as my favorite! Go and get some cans!! (278 characters)

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Tree Bucket Double IPA from Brewery Vivant
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