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Tree Bucket Double IPA | Brewery Vivant

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Tree Bucket  Double IPATree Bucket  Double IPA

Brewed by:
Brewery Vivant
Michigan, United States

Style: Belgian IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by SupaCelt on 04-02-2012

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Reviews by jdhowe:
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4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Can courtesy of bcm75 -- thanks! No canning date, but a fairly recent brew, so no freshness concerns. My first Brewery Vivant brew.

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden orange amber with 1 1/2 fingers of fluffy tan head, which recedes to a thick ring with sticky sheets of lacing.

S: Sweet malt accompanied by hop-derived citrus with slight pine. The enduring aroma is sweet, though, with earthy hop character as an undertone. Some sweet estery Belgian yeast character is evident. Fruitiness, almost like apple juice, is detectable.

T/M: Leads off watery and smooth with a medium mouthfeel but very little in the way of up-front flavors. Carbonation is medium -- it feels neither overdone nor wanting.The flavor profile is very subdued until midway through the sip, at which point swelling citrus and Belgian character emerges. I'd describe it as, in order, bitterness, citrus, fruity esters, maltiness, and then more bitterness and ester character on the finish. The alcohol is relatively well concealed, but I'm detecting it now that I'm halfway through the tulip trying to nail down this taste profile. It's not bad so much as it's a little unexpected and different.

O: A pretty tasty brew, but I can't comment too much on it as a Belgian Double IPA since I just don't know the style very well. It definitely has both DIPA and Belgian characteristics, so in that way they got it right. I won't be sad to never have it again, but definitely will enjoy this can.

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More User Reviews:
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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

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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

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

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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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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%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Tree Bucket Double IPA from Brewery Vivant
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