Viven Imperial IPA
Brouwerij Van Viven

Viven Imperial IPAViven Imperial IPA
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #3,064
ABV:
8%
Score:
89
Ranked #9,600
Avg:
3.99 | pDev: 9.27%
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
214
From:
Brouwerij Van Viven
 
Belgium
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  8
Gots
  45
SCORE
89
Very Good
Viven Imperial IPAViven Imperial IPA
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Reviews by Howdymike:
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Howdymike from Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +19%

Feb 25, 2014
More User Reviews:
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tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.47/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 11.2 oz bottle. Has a dark chestnut color with a 1/2 inch head and some floaties. Smell is of dark fruits. Taste is dark fruits, malts, some pine, alcohol is present. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, not really what I consider a DIPA, but a pretty good beer.

Aug 08, 2017
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evil_liver from Canada (ON)

4/5  rDev +0.3%

Jul 20, 2014
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brett606 from Texas

4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 14, 2015
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kmos27 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.3%

Feb 11, 2014
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SoPeL from Poland

3.75/5  rDev -6%

Jan 15, 2014
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edhizdeid from Washington

3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 31, 2015
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Coren from Belgium

3.75/5  rDev -6%

Mar 20, 2014
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Jentex from Texas

3.52/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oct 15, 2016
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cgrunin from Texas

3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Oct 15, 2016
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Anatole from Belgium

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Sep 19, 2013
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leitmotif from Romania

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Apr 04, 2014
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SVD from Netherlands

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Oct 22, 2014
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dcmchew from Romania

4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark orange/caramel pour, one finger sturdy head, sticky.
Great American hop smell, with citrus, faint tropical fruit and pine, balanced with caramel malts.
Really tasty and fresh fruity hops: oranges, grapefruit, tangerines, pineapple, faint passion fruit. A quick flash of sweet caramel malts, then big herbal notes, with spruce, pine resin and green hay. A nice Belgian yeasty feel separates it from other IPAs, with a certain chunkiness and some nice fermentation sugars. Strong bitter finish.
Medium body and carbonation, lots of citric zestiness. Great hops in the aftertaste.
The amount of hops added in this one rivals with many American counterparts, and surpasses most of them. Keeps enough Belgian ale elements too. Very drinkable and tasty, tho a tiny bit too straightforward.

Apr 01, 2014
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reebtaerG from Maryland

4.19/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at flying saucer on 4/7/14 in tulip

A-Pours orange with a nice dense head. Great lacing.

S-Aroma is a lot of simcoe, some blood orange, some tangerine, a lot of citrus, and grass.

T-Taste follows the aroma but gets better as time passes.

M-Mouthfeel has a thin slick palate with faint background carbonation. Well balance of hops and malt.

O-Overall great beer would love to have in the summer very smooth.

Apr 14, 2014
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Synapstic from France

4/5  rDev +0.3%

Dec 15, 2013
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JTuomi from Finland

4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 25, 2016
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Hayley_86 from Netherlands

3.25/5  rDev -18.5%

Sep 14, 2014
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Rabae6 from Chile

5/5  rDev +25.3%

May 24, 2014
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Westyn from Texas

2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

Jul 31, 2014
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vheissu15 from North Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Mar 16, 2014
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Franck from Canada (QC)

4/5  rDev +0.3%

Nov 18, 2014
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Hohnbaum from Kansas

3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 29, 2016
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Pro_Magnon from Texas

3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 20, 2016
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Arriskuwonder from Spain

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Jul 06, 2014
Viven Imperial IPA from Brouwerij Van Viven
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 214 ratings