Viven Imperial IPA | Brouwerij Van Viven

Viven Imperial IPAViven Imperial IPA
BA SCORE
3.98/5
201 Ratings
Viven Imperial IPAViven Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Viven
Belgium
viven.be

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mdagnew on 06-24-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,196
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
201
pDev:
9.55%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
46
Trade:
0
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2.89/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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2.94/5  rDev -26.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle from ABS Drinks outside Brussels. From notes. Split with a friend.

A - Dark copper with no visible carbonation. Slightly hazy with a thin cap of beige head.

S - Citrus and grapefruit with a tingly note or pineapple.

T - Citrus and bread. Pineapple is obvious.

M - Medium carbonation with a full body and not overly bitter.

O/D - Underwhelming. Not a hop bomb at all. Not overly hoppy but not bad. Not what I expected and just not all that great.

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3/5  rDev -24.6%

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.4/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Preface: I am a west coast IPA kinda guy. Though Inlike Blondes and Trippels.

This smelled very true: Belgian mealtimes and hops.

But after that, the biscuity malt and sweetness was too much. The Hops were not upfront enough and there was no bitterness.

I admire the attempt, but this came off as a stale (Hops have died) double IPA. Not distinctly Belgian and not distinctly IPA.

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3.47/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

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3.51/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Aroma is biscuit malts, spices and pine/citrus. The flavor is citrus/fruit, malts, slightly dirty in the middle, grapefruit and a spicy/warming alcohol finish.

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Viven Imperial IPA from Brouwerij Van Viven
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 201 ratings
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