Tree Bucket Double IPA
Brewery Vivant

Tree Bucket  Double IPATree Bucket  Double IPA
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Brewery Vivant
Michigan, United States
Belgian IPA
Ranked #18
Ranked #9,593
4.03 | pDev: 13.15%
Apr 14, 2022
Apr 02, 2012
Big, bold, and balanced, this double IPA is unlike most. We take an artistic Belgian approach to our beer. Our brewers sling some serious Citra hops into the kettle as you might expect, but we overlay that excessive hoppiness with Belgian candi sugar to add dimension to this beer. The result is a siege of hop flavor without the bitterness. Tree Bucket catapults out of the brewery once a year. Hoppy beers are not for cellaring. Find it, drink it, enjoy it now.
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Rated: 4 by szmnnl99 from Michigan

Apr 14, 2022
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.69/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Tree Bucket from Brewery Vivant. Received on 17/3/21 from Brewery Vivant, Grand Rapids, MI. $ 16.95 (Including tax)/4-pack of 16 oz cans ($ 0.265/oz). At room temperature at store and stored at home at 42 degrees. Reviewed 5/4/21. Note that I use DD/MM/YY protocol.
Bottom stamped “PACKAGED ON 03/02/2021”. Served at 56.4 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Final temperature 60 degrees.
Appearance – 3.75.
First pour – Pale Gold (SRM 4), clear.
Body – Deep Gold (SRM 6), hazy. When rear-lite, same.
Head – Large (Maximum 6.3 cm, aggressive center pour), white smoke, medium density, average retention, diminishing to a two to four mm crown fed by effervescence and a thin partial cap.
Lacing – Poor. A few tiny pieces of foam hang on the walls of the glass.
Aroma – 4 – Initially strongly herbal with a touch of earthiness. No malt, no yeast. Quickly weakens.
Flavor – 3.5 – Begins moderately bitter and herbal/vegetal – the ekuanot hops dominate. No malt, no yeast. No alcohol (9.5 % ABV, as marked on container) taste or aroma, although an immediate but short-lived gastric burn occurs. No dimethylsulfide or diacetyl.
Palate – 3.5 – Medium, oily, soft carbonation.
Final impression and summation: 3.75 At a month old, the Amarillo and mosaic hops are gone, beat into submission by the ekuanot hops. This seems an entirely different brew than the earlier incarnation Trebuchet which people had difficulty pronouncing.
Apr 05, 2021
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Reviewed by beersampler6 from Michigan

3.29/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
This one was a little odd. I think I was expecting more of a Belgian and IPA hybrid taste and this just didn’t quite deliver. No date printed on can but obtained this one fresh right from the brewery. Pours a slightly darker golden amber color with a small cap of white head and some spotty lingering lacing. Smells of malt, nuts, faint muddled hops, a little Belgian yeast. Taste follows the nose, just not well balanced and there seemed to be way too much malt sweetness. The hops were barely discernible. Mild thin mouthfeel with decent carbonation. Hopefully this was just a bad batch or a little too old.
Jul 23, 2020
Rated: 3.98 by eljabak from Michigan

Apr 04, 2020
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Canned 2/25/16; drank 3/20/16 @ the Yarchives.

Hazy yellow/orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a small off-white head; strong tree-rung lace.

Banana, mango & faint booze heat notes in the nose.

Medium mouthfeel.

Apple cider & mild cinnamon flavors up front; dry champagne & faint clove notes on the finish.

3.I wish this was as fruity as it smelled; sadly, this was fairly dry & bitter. Drinkable but not great.
Nov 04, 2019
Rated: 4.06 by Kdouble from Tennessee

Dec 30, 2018
Rated: 4.82 by MollyBoylan from Georgia

Sep 28, 2018
Rated: 4.08 by QianBokSubai from Michigan

Sep 06, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by YalovaIA from Iowa

Aug 23, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by -Andrew- from Michigan

Aug 12, 2017
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Reviewed by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

3.16/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Taste: bitter wild grassy hop, earthy yeast, bread notes with alcohol bite. Floral hops, coriander peppery spice nose. Gold, clear, with white head and some lace. Medium lite body.
Jun 21, 2017
Rated: 3.42 by cmukid87 from Michigan

Jun 13, 2017
Rated: 3.67 by spartanlaker from California

Jun 04, 2017
Rated: 3.96 by drunkenmess from Michigan

Jun 03, 2017
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Reviewed by Blackop555 from Michigan

4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours gold. Thick, short, white head that lasts a while with light lacing.

Smells citrus, yeasty clove, spice, malt and light pine.

Tastes is a lighter double ipa. Citrus peel, Doughy malt, spice and clove. Followed by Piney bitterness. Finish is bitter pine and light yeast. Medium body and creamy medium carbonation.
Jun 03, 2017
Rated: 3.99 by jmd88 from Michigan

May 31, 2017
Rated: 3.79 by Beerhemoth from Illinois

May 31, 2017
Rated: 3.74 by Timtac from New Jersey

May 28, 2017
Rated: 4 by jakea from Wisconsin

May 24, 2017
Rated: 3.62 by NateDyk47 from Michigan

May 13, 2017
Tree Bucket Double IPA from Brewery Vivant
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 299 ratings