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Colorado Vixnu - Cervejaria Colorado

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BA SCORE
87
very good

106 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 12.95%
Wants: 7
Gots: 17 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Cervejaria Colorado visit their website
Brazil

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DoubleJ on 02-22-2012)
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Reviews by mpyle:
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2.98/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

app - Pale amber color, slightly cloudy. Pours a big white head, creamy and with good retention.

smell - Sweet, malty, hoppy, alcoholic. Hop aroma disappointing.

taste - Short lived malt sweetness. Quite a bit of alcoholic character in the flavor competing with the hops. Hop flavor a bit subdued for style. Finishes dry and alcoholic, but not overly bitter. Believe the use of sugar thins out the body, but probably boosts the alcohol flavor.

MF - Medium body and carbonation, quite drying on tongue (alcohol?) Distinct alcohol warming.

Overall - Tasted more as an alcohol bomb than hop bomb for me.

mpyle, May 26, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Tiernan
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Tiernan, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of Brenden
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Vixnu is a dark yellow-amber beer with a little haze to it and a nice, fluffy yellow-tinged head right about one finger tall. Retention is good, and the head stays around as the beer drops while depositing some steady patching on the walls of the glass.
It's fairly hoppy in the nose, earthy and floral with some fruitier notes and a bit of pith that's compensated by some malty sweetness and a little of the cane sugar essence. A lightly alcoholic note peeks out, and there's some white pepper in the floral spiciness.
The taste pretty much follows suit, though I'd say that while this beer is certainly tasty and a pleasure to drink, it falls a little on the less hoppy side for the style. That's not to say it isn't hoppy, and it's got great balance along with depth and a pretty good complexity, but the hops are a little tame for a DIPA. Otherwise, all the floral, spicy, pithy, fruity, earthy, reedy, and malty elements are here.
The body is medium, and the alcohol provides a bit of dryness on the tongue that gives a bite as well. It's not astringent by any means, but a little edgy, though it is pretty smooth too.

Brenden, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

ONovoMexicano, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Griffith, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of Sammy
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Sammy, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of russpowell
3.36/5  rDev -13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

russpowell, Aug 04, 2014
Photo of zonker17
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

zonker17, Jan 08, 2014
Photo of denisconrado
5/5  rDev +29.5%

I arrived and asked for a very hops and layperson gourd on the subject, I took this wonderful punch! Pity that access the region is restricted and expensive, but worth the shipping! I think everyone has to prove; then come talk here!

denisconrado, Thursday at 12:56 PM
Photo of srbcurti
4/5  rDev +3.6%

srbcurti, May 28, 2013
Photo of dapatte2
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

dapatte2, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of BruceBruce
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

BruceBruce, Mar 21, 2013
Photo of humpty1602
3/5  rDev -22.3%

humpty1602, May 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

erialbill, May 26, 2014
Photo of jtierney89
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brassy hue with a very faint hazy. Massive clingy and sticky bright white head. Soft tropical fruits on the nose of papaya and mango, sweet grain husks, pine, and even a touch of kiwi oddly.

Smooth medium bodied brew with dull carbonation. Sweet caramelized sugar up front plays well with the soft tropical fruit flavors of papaya and mango. Sweet maltiness lingers. Fruity hop presence showcases itself to lend to flavor while on the back end of the tongue piney hop resin adds a spark of bitterness balancing the beer. for being 9.5% not a touch of detectable alchol. Literally none. As the beer warms the malt combined with the hops lends a plum like fruitiness to the mix making the beer even more a fruit cocktail. Burnt sugar tropical fruits, lingering sweetness, balancing bitterness, no detectable alcohol what more could you ask for? Super dry finish while fruitiness lingers.

jtierney89, May 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

BeastLU, Jun 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Kayaker, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of EgadBananas
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Many years ago when me and the wife were planning to go to brazil, I found this brewery, so now that we finally went, I'm very glad to get to try some Colorado.

Pours a darker orange, with an off white two finger head, no shortage of spotty lace. The aroma is sweet malts, caramel, citrus, light alcohol, tropical fruits, and some floral notes. Bitterness on the taste isn't too stark; I'd venture maybe only 60-70 IBUs. Alcohol is subtle, and there's some malt sweetness accompanied by plenty citrus and tropical hops. Creamy feel, full bodied, slick, good carbonation. Doesn't feel too heavy though, still.

Admittedly, I'm reviewing out of order, but I liked this much more than the Invicta IPA.

EgadBananas, Jul 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

jaydoc, Nov 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

BodyPolitic, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of BrazilianAussie
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

BrazilianAussie, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of Chugs13
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Chugs13, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of rkcrozier
4/5  rDev +3.6%

rkcrozier, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of Andyourdog2
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Andyourdog2, Aug 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Syracuse12, Jun 08, 2013
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Colorado Vixnu from Cervejaria Colorado
87 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.