Triomphe Belgian IPA
Brewery Vivant

Triomphe Belgian IPATriomphe Belgian IPA
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Brewery Vivant
Michigan, United States
IPA - Belgian
3.79 | pDev: 12.66%
Dec 03, 2019
Jan 22, 2011
Very Good
Triomphe Belgian IPATriomphe Belgian IPA
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3.75 by rare_bird from Michigan on Dec 03, 2019
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3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by rodbeermunch from Nevada

Picked up a can of this when visiting the brewery back in '14. Came in with an appearance more akin to some of the older orange hued double ipas from the last decade. 1/2" off white head. Discernable hop quality to it along with a strong yeast profile. I mean, for belgian ipas, we're already showing more promise than your average one.

Taste drops a mixture of citrus hop flavor and pungent yeast flavors. Relatively dry, just a big phenolic blast. As a belgian ipa its good. Won't make me stop drinking good American ipas though. Pretty sizeable bready dough malt component to it without getting overly thick or heavy. Its definitely one of the more unique ipas I've had. Wasn't too heavy on the clove, just a big phenolic yeast presence and orange rind bitterness.

Dec 27, 2018
3 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado on Aug 03, 2018
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3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Quackershnoc from Michigan

Appearance: hazy, orange-gold color; thick pillowy white head

Aroma: nice citrus notes; hops; caramel; a little bready

Taste: I like this quite a bit; starts citrusy; moves into a pretty decent grain bill; hits the hops on the finish with some big yeast/bread flavors; slight citrus

Mouthfeel: medium bodied; kind of clingy; a little bright

Overall Impression: I like this quite a bit, a cool Belgian IPA; the big bread and yeast flavors make it really interesting, especially with the high citrus and decent hop bite; a cool beer, but certainly not a classic IPA and not a hop bomb

From notes taken on 1/9/2018 7.7

Jun 12, 2018
3.75 by paulish from New York on Feb 20, 2018
3.79 by blissfulNemo from Michigan on Feb 10, 2018
3.67 by TangoJuliet from New York on Dec 02, 2017
3.74 by Alecmedeiros from Florida on Nov 11, 2017
3.25 by Coho11 from Ohio on Nov 06, 2017
3.5 by C_Adams from Ohio on Oct 20, 2017
3.83 by Fishwhisperer from Michigan on Oct 11, 2017
3.62 by MGoeltz from Tennessee on Oct 08, 2017
4.18 by JeffSK from Wisconsin on Sep 19, 2017
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4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by breakingbland from Michigan

Nice balance among the hops and the earthy/funk from the yeast and the malt backbone. I'll look for this one again.

Sep 15, 2017
4 by QianBokSubai from Michigan on Sep 06, 2017
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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Beejay from Virginia

A: A muted medium amber in color with a light tan head which turns into a rocky pock marked surface.

S: Grapefruit and lemon peel up front, followed by a lovely Belgian fruitiness, and clove in the finish.

T: Lemon peel, and grapefruit up front, then some lovely Belgian notes.. stone fruit, clove, and a touch of bread. Finish is lemon peel, and a touch of earthiness.

M:Medium, but the effervescent carbonation makes it feel lighter. A fairly long bitter cling on this.

O: Overall really interesting, and really enjoyable.

Aug 10, 2017
4.03 by Gagnonsux from Texas on Jul 07, 2017
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3.38/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
by mtemerowski from Michigan

solid IPA. not a go to though.
Look: deep amber color with maybe some orange. It was pretty clear.
smell: wheatey smell with a solid hop note. Not super aromatic but has some spiciness.
Taste: not as much flavor as i was expecting. Not very bitter either. some subtle fruit notes.

May 04, 2017
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4.55/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by haoquanlin from Michigan

Aftertaste shows a well-rounded flavour of a lot of hops, some light malt and a good deal of the belgian yeast strain. Overall, a well-balanced beer that hits the right notes,

May 03, 2017
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4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Austin_Madagame from Michigan

Not too hoppy for me but had good taste too it. Crisp and smooth.

May 02, 2017
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3.37/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by Zhenghao from Michigan

It has cloudy orange/brown color. Smells like citrus and a little soapy. It doesn't taste much bitter than other hoppy, with citrus aroma. The aftertaste is earthy and refreshing.

Apr 30, 2017
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4.27/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by LeahK from Michigan

Orange almost amber color. Citrus and apple smell. Citrus, sour/bitter and hoppy flavor.

Apr 26, 2017
4.42 by HenryWinters from Michigan on Apr 26, 2017
3.94 by Daniellobo from District of Columbia on Apr 04, 2017
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4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by jbmarie from Wisconsin

The color was extremely reminiscent of a pumpkin orange/amber. The smell and taste is both citrus and apple-like, as well as some hoppy with pine or earthy aftertaste.

Apr 02, 2017
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2.74/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
by Mae1118 from Michigan

This has a cloudy golden brown/orange look to it. The smell and taste is like orange citrus but also has a sour/bitter taste. Overall, its a bit too bitter for my taste, so it's not one I would not seek out.

Mar 29, 2017
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4.23/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by DrainBamage from Michigan

Pours a hazy golden brown color with a lace of head. Aromas are mild, but are crisp. Belgian yeast is quite prominent and hops are not over powering. Overall a very good Belgian IPA. You can definitely tell it's taken from the American IPA.

Mar 03, 2017
4 by reebtaerG from Maryland on Jan 14, 2017
3.79 by WDJersey from Colorado on Dec 24, 2016
3.3 by Junior from Michigan on Nov 15, 2016
3.25 by -Andrew- from Michigan on Oct 28, 2016
3.81 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas on Oct 17, 2016
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3.4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Immortale25 from North Carolina

Poured into a Wicked Weed snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a reddish dark amber color with a 3/4 inch light tan head that retains well before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves large clots behind.

S- Kind of a soapy aroma and not much else...

T- Sweet crystal malt with some minimal hop flavor. Also not much Belgian yeast character. Mild bitterness.

M- Slightly sharp from the hops with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- Pretty easy to drink but unimpressive.

Oct 05, 2016
3.9 by Spreetaper from New York on Sep 24, 2016
4.14 by Remmy800 from Michigan on Sep 23, 2016
3.64 by chuckgietzen from Michigan on Jul 22, 2016
3.5 by BeersAndBears from Georgia on Jul 11, 2016
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5/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Brettman64 from Michigan

This is my personal favorite

Jul 06, 2016
3.9 by stadmo1 from Michigan on Jun 28, 2016
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