Colorado Vixnu - Cervejaria Colorado
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4.03/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2014 02:13:31 | More by ONovoMexicano
4/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Large three-finger head that settles into a tight foam dome. Some streaky ring lace after every sip. The liquid is orange-amber with a mild chill haze.
Darker pale ale malt aroma. There's some alcohol to the nose as well. Low floral hop nose.
This is a surprisingly smooth IPA. This leans to the malt for the style. There's plenty alcohol warmth. The hop is spicy but not biting--this beer could stand to have a little bit more hop in it. Full bodied with a lower carbonation level.
I am surprised this is from Brazil as this is a very good DIPA.
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2014 22:43:24 | More by smcolw
Colorado Vixnu from Cervejaria Colorado
86 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.