Tree Bucket Double IPA | Brewery Vivant

BA SCORE
89
very good
281 Ratings
Tree Bucket  Double IPATree Bucket  Double IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by SupaCelt on 04-02-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
281
Reviews:
47
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
13.47%
 
 
Wants:
17
Gots:
34
For Trade:
6
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 281 |  Reviews: 47
Reviews by Roman5150:
Photo of Roman5150
4.66/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

can into tulip

appearance: clear amber/dark copper, slight 1 figner white head

smell: apple, dark fruits, pear, some grapefruit, caramel, minor coriander, belgian yeast, lemon zest, earthy sweet malts

taste: Wow this is one tasty beer, never tried it until now and was blown away. Off the bat you taste that signature belgian yeast you would find in a belgian golden/strong ale, but it's quickly followed by some highly citric orange, apple, pear, some grapefruit, and lemon notes. The malt backbone pokes its head out somewhere in the middle, and is very sweet and smooth, getting some minor dark fruit notes here as well. The finish is an earthy, sweet, tropical bitterness that lingers and leaves your mouth wanting more. The alcohol is completely masked by the tropical notes and bitterness... resiny hop bitterness that's not overwhelming like some other palate wrecker's out there. Amazingly balanced, can't say anything bad about this beer, so refreshing i'm' about to drink the whole 4-pack.

mouthfeel: medium to high carbonation, full bodied for a DIPA, thick feel

overall: A damn good DIPA, one of the best the state of MI has to offer. Seek this out if you like hops and well crafted beer, can't really say anything bad about this one. Might be to early to proclaim, but this easily may become one of my favorites.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of mfarnick
4.82/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

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Photo of DanGeo
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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3.47/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.81/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #65 (June 2012):

LOOK: Sturdy head, hazed brassy amber

SMELL: Dank hops, hemp seed oil, minty resin, orangey, clean estery alcohol, herbal, nutty, pineapple, mango, toasted grain

TASTE: Creamy, full bodied, very bitter, very herbal, marmalade, fallen apples, phenolic, walnut husk, very warming alcohol, peppercorn, banana skins, toasted crackers; never-ending hoppy, drying finish

It is a hard slap in the mouth, but our palates ask for more. The brewer clearly put little to no restraints on this ale, and we’re glad they didn’t. Clearly more American than Belgian, but it’s great to have the that house yeast edge to set it apart from most of the intensely hopped DIPAs out there.

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Photo of warnerry
4/5  rDev -0.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Beerbud
4.7/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

this is an amzing beer from vivant.this will be known in the ipa field for years to come.i will say this is the best beer ive had from vivant and will say it is one of the best ipas ive ever had.the smell is so pleasant i couldnt wait to drink it.the taste is so smooth that it is hard to believe its 9.3% abv.its limited so be sure to find it and try before it disappears.i hope vivant keeps this the same for years to come.

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Photo of mikerap100
3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of williamjbauer
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zonian1
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of chuckgietzen
3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zachpaschal
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MSEGUIN
5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.34/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to SurlytheDuff for this one. 16oz. can into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. Shared with schen9303.

Pours a 2.5 finger frothy, cream colored head with good retention. Beer is a clear mahogany. Lacing is thick and layered with good stick. A pretty good looking brew!

Nose is citrus, cane sugar, clove with a bit of soapiness. Tropical fruit too. On point and moderately aromatic.

Opens citrus, Belgian yeast, papaya and clove. Some coriander with a bit of pepperiness in the middle. More tropical fruit and dank hop bitterness. End is citrus, cane sugar and a sap hop bitterness. Finishes spicy, sweet, and hoppy. This tastes exactly as I would think... but its not very good.

Light to medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a touch of bubbles in the mouth and goes down lively. Finishes messy with a lingering, sticky, dry aftertaste. Decent.

A decent beer but the flavors just don't work here. The Belgian yeast clashes with the citrus, and sap hop profile. Definitely to style, but it's just not very good.

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Photo of rolandboy
4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of larryarms847
3.7/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours thick and sticky, golden yellow with a sunburst of orange, rather cloudy and almost syrupy it's so thick.

Hop bomb for sure, juicy grapefruit and tropical notes overload the senses.

Uhm, hmm, thick and sticky like fruit juice. Way too malted and the sweetness is just too overpowering. Citrusy, and tropical, but not enough hop bite to cut through all of the sweet.

Mouthfeel, is sticky and syrupy, not good.

This pours beautifully and smells great, but feels and tastes like a hop juice box without any bitterness to note from the hops.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of tone77
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Another beer courtesy of the legendary woodychandler. Poured from a 16 oz. can. The crack resulted in some beer squirting out and hitting me in the forehead. Settled in the glass with a caramel/orange color and about 1.5 inches of head. Smell had lots of hops, tropical fruits. Taste is hops, grapefruit, some malts, tropical fruits, alcohol is very well hidden. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer worth seeking out.

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Devi0us
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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Tree Bucket Double IPA from Brewery Vivant
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