Viven Imperial IPA | Brouwerij Van Viven

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197 Ratings
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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:
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Added by mdagnew on 06-24-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
197
Reviews:
49
Avg:
4
pDev:
9.5%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
46
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 197 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of YvesB
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Antyk
4.31/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of troyvar
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Unfiltered, red/orange color. Nice head with some lacing on my beer glass. Fruit taste, nectarine and citrus. Creamy mouth with good cabonation, as for the abv, didn't even notice.

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Photo of qrazvan
3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of juannmcc
4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brett606
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mothman
3.67/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ppavlick
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JavierGC
4.52/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drmeto
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L:
-pours a cloudy red-orange with a big,frothy,offwhite head
-low carbonation visible
S:
-passionfruit,peach,pineapple,caramel,strawberries,grapefruit,mango,slight farty off-smell
T:
-peach,resin,caramel,toffee,pine,grapefruit
-finishes dry
F:
-medium carbonation
-medium body
-faint alcohol warmth
O:
Really good belgian take on a West Coast DIPA

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Photo of Jobin_24
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of randomNBGD
4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kwkdmk
4.01/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of edhizdeid
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of einman
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RMentair
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SD0430
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kamilgracki
4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChrisL24481
4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cherche
3.34/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 5/26/2016. Pours very hazy/cloudy reddish orange color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, pepper, pine, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical hops, spicy yeast, and dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, pepper, pine, caramel, toasted bread, floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of piney bitterness and peppery yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, pepper, pine, caramel, toasted bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and robustness of citrus/tropical hops, spicy yeast, and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately crisp/sticky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian DIPA style. All around great complexity, balance, and robustness of citrus/tropical hops, spicy yeast, and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Wanne
4.01/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice amber color and an overwhelming aroma. Nice bitterness from the hops. Exotic fruit and especially grapefruit are found in the smell and the taste. The bear is bitter and yet it is very smooth to drink. Thesmooth, creamy aftertaste makes you want to take another sip. Top class beer!

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Viven Imperial IPA from Brouwerij Van Viven
4 out of 5 based on 197 ratings.
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