Tree Bucket Double IPA
Brewery Vivant

Tree Bucket  Double IPATree Bucket  Double IPA
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From:
Brewery Vivant
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
IPA - Belgian
Ranked #18
ABV:
9.5%
Score:
90
Ranked #9,485
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 13.15%
Ratings:
299
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 14, 2022
Added:
Apr 02, 2012
Wants:
  19
Gots:
  35
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Tree Bucket  Double IPATree Bucket  Double IPA
Notes: 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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4 by szmnnl99 from Michigan on Apr 14, 2022
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3.69/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

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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3.29/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by beersampler6 from Michigan

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
 
3.98 by eljabak from Michigan on Apr 04, 2020
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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

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
 
4.06 by Kdouble from Tennessee on Dec 30, 2018
 
4.82 by MollyBoylan from Georgia on Sep 28, 2018
 
4.08 by QianBokSubai from Michigan on Sep 06, 2017
 
4.25 by YalovaIA from Iowa on Aug 23, 2017
 
3.75 by -Andrew- from Michigan on Aug 12, 2017
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3.16/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

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
 
3.42 by cmukid87 from Michigan on Jun 13, 2017
 
3.67 by spartanlaker from California on Jun 04, 2017
 
3.96 by drunkenmess from Michigan on Jun 03, 2017
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4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Blackop555 from Michigan

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
 
3.99 by jmd88 from Michigan on May 31, 2017
 
3.79 by Beerhemoth from Illinois on May 31, 2017
 
3.74 by Timtac from New Jersey on May 28, 2017
 
4 by jakea from Wisconsin on May 24, 2017
 
3.62 by NateDyk47 from Michigan on May 13, 2017
 
3.92 by REVZEB from Illinois on May 09, 2017
 
3.8 by Gemini6 from Michigan on May 08, 2017
 
3.98 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas on Oct 14, 2016
 
3.97 by Remmy800 from Michigan on Sep 23, 2016
 
4.04 by Nunya from Ohio on Sep 10, 2016
 
4.03 by mush from Illinois on Jul 30, 2016
 
4 by Kurmaraja from California on Jul 01, 2016
 
4.16 by Nurt20 from Illinois on Jun 23, 2016
 
4.03 by Corey_Graven from Wisconsin on May 24, 2016
 
4 by dtm426 from Michigan on May 18, 2016
 
4.03 by Stack5 from Wisconsin on May 14, 2016
 
3.69 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on May 12, 2016
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3.05/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
by stinewils24 from Michigan

The color of this beer is lime green with a hint of honey lemon. The smell resembles citrus, spice, and lemon. It tastes like grapefruit and a spiced toffee. The texture is of malts and has a bitter mixture. Overall, it was okay, a bit too funky for me.

May 04, 2016
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4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75
by Edith0703 from Michigan

IPA usually has the highest Hops in it, and this beer has double IPA. Therefore this beer is by far the most bitter beer I have ever tasted. Really strong flavor with smooth texture. Really hard to drink.

Apr 27, 2016
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4.82/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by mfarnick from Michigan

One of the best double IPAs I have tried!!! I thoroughly enjoyed it and double IPAs are my favorite type of beers.
Unlike most double IPAs it is very refreshing not like others. Doesn't have that dirt taste that people can relate to double IPAs.
Slight amber and golden color
Aroma of pine and citrus along with hops
Really Well balanced taste

Apr 27, 2016
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4.98/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by HensonJ3 from Michigan

Golden color. Interesting tastes of grapefruit and something pine. A little bitter but amazing beer. Hoppy and earthy flavors. Would definitely order again but watch out for the ABV

Apr 27, 2016
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by eckk_rachel from Michigan

Appearance : Golden, Caramel / Amber Color

Smell : Grapefruit, Cloves, Pine, Satisfying

Taste: I loved this beer! Usually double IPA is too bitter for me but I could drink more than one of these
great amount of hops and earth tones that balance this beer. Great finish

Apr 27, 2016
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4.84/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by defilli2 from Michigan

This has a nice caramel/amber color when poured. I smelled the hops and other citrus notes, seemed full flavored and very strong. The taste was not as strong as a double IPA normally is, very smooth to drink. Absolutely amazing, great amount of hops and earth tones. One of my favorites from Brewery Vivant.

Apr 27, 2016
 
3.77 by snigdho from Pennsylvania on Apr 27, 2016
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3.71/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by e_creed from Michigan

Look: clear, golden tones
Smell: fresh, citrus, grapefruit notes
Taste: grapefruit, cloves, some pepper notes, not too bitter
Feel: very well balanced without too much carbonation

Apr 27, 2016
Tree Bucket Double IPA from Brewery Vivant
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 299 ratings