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Triomphe Belgian IPA | Brewery Vivant

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Triomphe Belgian IPATriomphe Belgian IPA
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3.79/5
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467 Ratings
Triomphe Belgian IPATriomphe Belgian IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brewery Vivant
Michigan, United States
breweryvivant.com

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jale on 01-22-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,005
Reviews:
120
Ratings:
467
pDev:
12.66%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
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30
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68
Trade:
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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured cold into a pint glass this brew has a clear, calm, caramel-copper color with a fair off-white head and fair lacing. The aroma offers a very solid bubblegum, floral hop with delicate grain some cotton candy sweetness. very nice and just what I like in a BIPA. The flavor comes on with a slightly more subdued bubblegum with more of a yeasty bite and bright wheat and sweet corn. The body is medium light and there's a fairly lush feel from the frothy carbonation, but it hints at a bit of a watery quality at times. The taste really is a minor let down after the attractive smell that introduced it. But it's certainly a good brew. There's some apple and pineapple ideas here and I guess I have to identify some clove, some general spiciness and pumpernickel bread. It seems to get better as it warms up. Nice brew but there are others I like better for this style.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Copper in color with good creamy foam and average lacing.

Smell: Yeast and...gummy bears? Yes, I believe that is what I smell...and it somehow works.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Lemon, yeast, and seltzer. Wine grapes in the finish. Almost tastes like a combination of a shandy and an IPA. Gummy bears are also evident of course. Seltzer in the mouthfeel. Medium body.

Overall Drinkability: A wonderfully quirky IPA.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I cut my beer tastin' teeth on IPAs from Michigan craft brewers 10 years ago, so that is my frame of reference here.

Looks- Poured into a tulip. Pretty amber color typical of an IPA, with greater clarity and signs of life in the carbonation. Moderate head, Not much lacing, sorry if that's your beer fetish.

Smell- Yup, it's an IPA. Citrus, cereal, crisp earth smell of vivant house yeast. There's a dryness to that yeast that sets their beers apart. To me, it reminds me of drinking from a clay vessel.

Taste- Balanced, straightforward. Hoppy citrus up front, Belgian yeast, followed by the grain and mild bitter hop exit. There's a bit of honey sweetness too.

Texture- Tight carbonation at cooler temp. dry, mildly astringent from the yeast but in a good way. As it warms up, the carbonation is still there but it flattens out a bit as the feel becomes more viscous.

Overall, a solid offering. Very drinkable, good with pizza. I'm not embarassed to say I prefer it to other IPA's. It doesn't taste like reefer madness or diabetes.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Yet another brew from alelover - thanks man!

Dark golden body, rocky large gauge head, loads of lace.

Ooo... that's a nice surprise. Spicy Belgian yeast is the first thing I notice... mild clean clove, raw hop bitterness, Belgian yeast ta boot.

Semisweet earthy yeast flavors play nicely alongside a mellow hop profile. Dry, slightly metallic mouthfeel but highly drinkable. I'm really developing an appreciation for Vivant. Well done.

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Triomphe Belgian IPA from Brewery Vivant
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 467 ratings
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