Colorado Vixnu - Cervejaria Colorado
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Ratings: 97 | Reviews: 23 | Display Reviews Only:
3.98/5 rDev +3.4%
600ml bottle served in a tulip glass.
A: Pours an orange to amber color with 3 fingers of a white foamy head with medium retention. Thick lacing left on the walls of the glass.
S: Very hoppy. Floral and earthy hops, with a hint of brown sugar, probably because of the rapadura. Some booze, passion fruit and citrus. Sweet fruitiness. Caramel malts are also apparent on this brew.
T: Hoppy bitterness, slight sweetness upfront which is quickly covered by the hoppiness. Alcohol shows up a little more in the palate. Orange zest, grassy, with a strong malt character.
M: Medium-bodied, with nice carbonation. Creamy with a boozy and grassy aftertaste.
O: Another great beer by Colorado. Usually I prefer more full-bodied Imperial IPAs, but this isn't by any means a bad beer. Interesting mixture with rapadura, and I love the fact that the malt has a strong character, they are not fully covered by the hops, like in other IPAs.
08-09-2014 19:44:00 | More by carlos_fleico
3.36/5 rDev -12.7%
Picked this up in Jenks, OK USA...
So far everything else from these Brazilian Bad asses has rocked, hoping for the same...
Pours an effervescent amber with 3+ fingers of cream colored head. Near perfect head & lacing & stays effervescent
S: Ugh, some vegtal stuff up front, onions & grassiness. Orchard fruit as this warms, recovers a little bit
T: Rich maltyness, honey crisp apples, white grapes, grassy & lemony grassy hops mixing with a bit of honey malt & booze up front. Some woody hops as this warms, more orchard fruit & much dryness & a little leafy hops. Finishes super-fruity, a bit dry, & a faint crispness, plus leafy hops
MF: Thickish mouthfeel for the style, slight carbonation, doesn't skew hoppy.
Drinks alright, but not hoppy enough for me. I got to think the journey & possibly age, affected this. This is the first on from this brewery that has fell short for me, so I would try again, if knew it was fresh; or is it the sugar they used??? This didn't really thrill me
08-04-2014 05:44:29 | More by russpowell
4.03/5 rDev +4.7%
Picked up a bottle in Durango, Colorado. I couldn't locate a bottle date or Best By date. Took the risk because I've been wanting to try Brazilian cerveja artesanal.
I get a big, foamy head on the pour that resembles soap bubbles at the sides, and a cloud at the top. Lace is plentiful. The body is copper and slightly cloudy.
There's a big grapefruit aroma on the nose, but it does smell slightly oxidized. Citrus prevails here and not much else.
Quite a loop I'm thrown for on the taste. The cane sugar offers an instantly noticeable and distinct, earthy sweetness that completely defies my sense's expectations. The big whiff of citrus I get as the glass approaches my nose takes a back seat. There's still some grapefruit-like hops, but they are taking a bit of a backseat on the flavor. I get some caramelized sugar and some caramel.
There's still plenty of bitterness to this IIPA, but it is tempered by the sugar. It's pretty unique, as I can't think of another beer like this. The body is medium but still drinkable and there's a long, bitter finish.
I call this a well-made beer with a unique twist that I'm always searching for in a beer, particularly an IPA. I'd drink this more often if it were available.
07-16-2014 02:13:31 | More by ONovoMexicano
Colorado Vixnu from Cervejaria Colorado
86 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.