Hop Field
Brewery Vivant

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From:
Brewery Vivant
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
IPA - Belgian
Ranked #59
ABV:
7%
Score:
86
Ranked #19,410
Avg:
3.82 | pDev: 7.59%
Ratings:
57
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 04, 2021
Added:
Sep 28, 2017
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  12
SCORE
86
Very Good
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Notes: Farmhouse IPA - f/native Michigan hops: MI Copper, MI Mackinac, & MI Heritage
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2.95 by BlueTomorrow from Michigan on Feb 04, 2021
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3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

Received 9/8/20 in a Ninja box from @foundersasap. Reviewed 9/12/20. Thanks Jeff!
Date on bottom lip of can “PACKAGED ON 07/28/20”. Stored at home at 42 degrees and served at 45 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 4.
First pour – Pale gold (SRM 4), slight haze.
Body – Deep Gold (SRM 6), murky. When held to direct light, hazy and translucent. Unfiltered.
Head – Large (Maximum six cm, aggressive center pour), off-white, high density with a few rocks, average duration, diminishing to an five to eight mm crown with prominences up to 20 mm, and a thick partial cap of varying thickness.
Lacing – Good.
Aroma – 4 – Floral hops followed by a bit of caramelly malt. No yeast.
Flavor – 4 – Taste doesn’t follow nose. Slightly bitter with overtones of pineapple (lacking the acidity) and some generic fruitiness. No alcohol (7% ABV, as marked on the label) taste or aroma. Ends with a bit of dankness. No diacetyl or dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 3.5 – Medium, heading down the road to syrupy, lively carbonation.
Final impression and summation: Rounding up to 4. Palate is a bit too syrupy for an IPA or anything with the tag “farmhouse” IMHO, but otherwise another tasty and interesting brew from Brewery Vivant.

Sep 12, 2020
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3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Franziskaner from Missouri

Copper colored with excellent clarity. There’s an inch of tightly packed beige on top. The aroma is faint tropical fruit including lime, lemon, melon, and cantaloupe. I’m tasting lime, lemon, cantaloupe, and melon. The mouth is dry and moderately carbonated.

Aug 29, 2020
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3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

Single can from brewpub in Grand Rapids.
Pours a slightly hazy pale amber/orange with rocky finger + of white head.
Aroma is fruity with notes of Belgian yeast and funky hops - orange, peach, pineapple, caramel malt.
Tastes of caramel malt, orange, pineapple, stone fruit - some funky sweetness and just hints of herbal hoppy bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation fades through the pour - mainly a bit of grainy sweetness at the finish.

Jan 05, 2020
 
3.75 by rare_bird from Michigan on Dec 03, 2019
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3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by puboflyons from New Hampshire

From the 16. fl. oz. can without a stamped date. Sampled on September 25, 2019.

The appearance is medium amber with a hint of brass and a slight chill haze. The off-white head is full but fades to a ring. Never dissipates totally.

Many aroma sensations including grapefruit, pineapple, cantaloupe, and a Belgian caramel malt note. Maybe some herbal characters too.

The body is medium and penetrating.

There is an immediately sweetness in the taste but then the zesty grapefruit and pineapple hop notes roll in and bring this to a moderately bitter and slightly tart finale. Better as it warms.

Sep 25, 2019
 
2.33 by cindiwindi1025 from Michigan on Jun 28, 2019
 
3.63 by miwestcoaster from Michigan on Jun 20, 2019
 
3.87 by Ssitron from Michigan on Jun 06, 2019
 
4.1 by Tjb14 from Michigan on Apr 28, 2019
 
4 by drstalker from Illinois on Apr 13, 2019
 
3.99 by midlifec from Michigan on Apr 01, 2019
 
4.05 by DrNonic from Michigan on Mar 07, 2019
 
3.81 by Troms321 from Michigan on Feb 25, 2019
 
3.87 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Nov 25, 2018
 
3.8 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Oct 28, 2018
 
3.83 by beardedbeered from Michigan on Oct 12, 2018
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4.07/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by MrOH from Malta

Clear light copper, voluminous off-white head, great retention and sticky lace
Smells like plums, pineapple, and grapefruit
Flavor follows aroma, a bit heavier on the plum, plus a hint of caramel.
A bit stickier than I like in an IPA, but not so different from what was standard 15 years ago
Don't really get any sort of Belgian esters or phenols, so not sure how this is a "farmhouse" IPA, but a nice blend of the malt character of old and flavors/aromas of newer hops

Oct 11, 2018
 
3.79 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana on Oct 07, 2018
 
3.5 by mmilyko from Nevada on Sep 26, 2018
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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by robotnewyork from Michigan

Had at HopCat Detroit. It was a good IPA, better than most with Brewery Vivant's nice flavor. I'd probably still prefer one of BV's sour/farmhouse beers but when in the mood for an IPA I'd have this one again.

Sep 11, 2018
 
3.77 by Muss42 from Michigan on Sep 09, 2018
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3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by beersampler6 from Michigan

Review #200

Very interesting combination of hoppy ale goodness and a yeasty Belgian beer. Nice golden color with some fluffy hops and spotty lingering lacing. Smells of fruity and floral hops with a little hint of yeast. Tastes similarly, along with caramel, malt and some bread. Smooth mild mouthfeel and good amount of carbonation. Will keep trying beers from this renowned local brewery.

Aug 23, 2018
 
3.84 by JDoHo from Michigan on Aug 19, 2018
 
3.77 by Mxsluis from Michigan on Aug 13, 2018
 
4.17 by BigRipCity from Alaska on Jul 25, 2018
 
3.85 by stadmo1 from Michigan on Jun 26, 2018
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3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Tripel_Threat from Michigan

Poured from can to tulip glass. Copper color with a finger and a half of foam. Nice floral/fruity aromas with a flavor to match. Belgian yeast provides some sweet, mellow flavors to complement the earthy and fruity hops. Not much bitterness here, and no alcohol warming.

Jun 23, 2018
 
3.53 by shivtim from Georgia on Jun 17, 2018
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3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by smcolw from Massachusetts

Light copper color and nearly clear.

A bit like beef stew to the nose.

There's a sweet taste to start. Good yeast and bitter hop finish. Fuller bodied and well carbonated. Long aftertaste.

Apr 21, 2018
 
3.96 by SaisonRichBiere from Michigan on Apr 09, 2018
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4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ArapahoG from Michigan

This is a nice mellow IPA. Don't let the name fool you. It is not bitter. A lot of nice hop aroma but real smooth. Malt back bone, sweet but not overly so. Nice hop finish. Very drinkable with a 7% kick. I'll have another...

Apr 08, 2018
 
3.77 by km02600 from Michigan on Apr 02, 2018
 
4.05 by DrewSnyc667 from Massachusetts on Mar 30, 2018
 
3.64 by buzzarooski from Massachusetts on Mar 27, 2018
 
3.75 by DavidRandall from Michigan on Mar 25, 2018
 
4 by Tracker83 from Michigan on Mar 08, 2018
 
3.79 by Z-man from Michigan on Feb 25, 2018
 
3.94 by jduprey007 from Michigan on Feb 18, 2018
 
3.73 by blissfulNemo from Michigan on Feb 10, 2018
Hop Field from Brewery Vivant
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 57 ratings