Colorado Vixnu - Cervejaria Colorado

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85
very good

130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 6
Gots: 26 | FT: 2
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Brazil

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: DoubleJ on 02-22-2012)
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Photo of cam477
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bunman3
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

So...a Brazilian IPA named after a Hindu god...this redefines unexpected pairings and I'm thrilled to extract this beer from my Craft Beer Advent Calendar, day 20. This was a very solid IPA that paired nicely with the spicy beef tacos we enjoyed for supper.

Photo of Svingjo
3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured a rich copper colour with a fair amount of sediment even though I was careful on the pour. It still left a one finger width foamy white head. The nose had quite a bit of floral and citrus hops with a bit of toffee malt. The taste very hop forward bit quite a bit of bitterness. There is something else I can't quite place, almost artificial, along with the malt around the edges. The alcohol (9.5% ABV) is very forward. I tend to like this style but there is something slightly off balanced with this one.

Photo of biboergosum
2.95/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

310ml (?) bottle, day 20 of the 2014 Craft Beer Advent calendar. Lots of chunky floaties apparent, with no obvious best before date stated. Hookay, here we go.

This beer pours (even carefully) a hazy, sediment-strewn (no kidding, Doris), medium bronzed amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, thinly foamy, and kind of soapy ecru head, which leaves some thick just-exploded fireworks lace around the glass as it quickly sinks away.

It smells of peppy caramel malt, warm sticky toffee, metallic alcohol, musty pinecone, candy bar nougat, acrid orange and lemon peel, and further leafy, floral, and well perfumed hops. The taste is bready, grainy caramel malt, more weird mirror-world toffee-esque sweetness, a much milder than anticipated state citrus fruitiness, neutered leafy pine needles, and a much more smartly integrated booziness than that of the aroma.

The bubbles are generally laid-back and inert in terms of any sort of fizzy intransigence, the body a decently wrought medium-heavy weight for the style, and not particularly smooth, as the alcohol isn't all that well integrated. It finishes off-dry, the malt coming down a few pegs in terms of its initial headiness, while that perfumed heat bristles about.

Not a bad Imperial IPA, but not a good one, either, the hoppiness just too restrained and flat-seeming, in order to seem like it's steering the ship. Hard to tell if it's an age issue, or what, but this certainly doesn't stand up to even the average examples coming from places outside of 'murca.

Photo of Tivlavrie
3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Derek
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of joaombj
3.11/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of goldiegol
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Corson
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Mlkluther
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

What an interesting beer!

Pours a burnt orange with big white fluffy head that lingers and leaves lacing.

The nose has hops and malts and some floral. I pick up some alcohol in the nose and I think chocolate.

Taste is malty and hoppy. Good balance however I find it To be very boozy. Too much so to be a beer I'd enjoy again.

Overall I think it's ok - but definitely not my favourite DIPA.

Photo of Ghrymm
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Not a bad try for a Double IPA,somewhat strong on the malt . Not sure what hops they used.

Photo of LakerLeith
2.25/5  rDev -40.6%

Photo of Localdrinklax
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of Sarmento
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of bulldogg915
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of JoeMans
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of bschinelli
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Alextricity
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Drink by some time in February. Dad got this in Brazil for $7-9 a bottle he said... uh. Good Lord.

Appearance: Looks good. Hazy golden orange with a nice head that stays a little while. Bits of lacing.

Smell: A copper aroma. It COULD be the glass, but I basically never get that aroma in any beer... maybe it's oxidation? Under that I get the malts and hops, but I feel like this one's oxidized. Strangely doesn't smell terrible though.

Taste/feel: It's missing the big hop flavor that's normal in the style. It has the hop bitterness and SOME hop flavor, but it doesn't taste like I expected it to. I figure that maybe it was sitting on a hot shelf in Brazil somewhere. The feel is pretty good ... about a medium body with a moderate carbonation.

3.5 overall for this one because something seems off about it and it doesn't taste like a true Double IPA. I like the label on this beer and it has some decent flavor, but I feel like this one just wasn't shelved properly. Definitely not bad though.

Photo of MaSaiani
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of vermilcj
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of seedyone
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

08/28/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Just a taste. I have my doubts on this one. Not too hoppy - I can't abide aggressive hops - but there was a very heavy mouth feel that kind of slapped me going the other way. Not necessarily a deal killer but not something I'd use to home in on a sweet spot. Maybe in another time & another place the heavens will be in a more beneficially alignment, but for now...not so much.

Photo of factoide
3.89/5  rDev +2.6%

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Colorado Vixnu from Cervejaria Colorado
85 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.