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Colorado Vixnu - Cervejaria Colorado

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110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 7
Gots: 17 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Cervejaria Colorado visit their website

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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Photo of denisconrado
5/5  rDev +29.9%

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, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of DoubleJ
4.63/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On-tap at Bar Brejas, the `new´ formula of their highly anticipated Double IPA. On to the beer:

We´re off to a great start. A beautiful amber colored hue shines in the body while the thick, white milk creamy head and lace typical of Brazilian chope contrast the beer perfectly. The show doesn´t stop with its looks though, the nose tries very hard to jump the high standard set by the appearance, offering copious and juicy amounts of passionfruit, pine, orange, and grapefruit.

While the IBU´s are set at `only´ 75, that doesn´t prevent this beer from being hoppy and delicious. It´s more of a balanced and hoppy DIPA, not over the top, delivering a sweet ride of malt, and then a shift arrives and in comes pineapple, resin, pasionfruit, and other assorted tropical fruits. The body is medium-large, yet not heavy going down, and despite the 9.5% ABV, only a little touch of it makes itself present.

Where the heck did this come from? While I did enjoy the portfolio´s Indica, it never struck me as a lupulin´s delight, making this Double version even more surprising. Easily the best Double IPA to come out of Brazil. Now if the country´s bureaucracy could approve its label quickly and thus get this beer bottled!

DoubleJ, Feb 22, 2012
Photo of jtierney89
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
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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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

jbmalta, Aug 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Lukass, Sep 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

tkdchampxi, Jan 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

420Rick, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of feloniousmonk
4.43/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Vixnu Imperial IPA, pronounced like Vishnu, the Hindu deity, but this is in Portugese, for we are having a beer from the Cervejaria (Portugese for Brewery, I presume) Colorado, of Ribeirao-Preto, Brazil. What, a craft brewery from Brazil? Why, I've never heard the like! In fact, I don't believe it! I won't even try it, it defies all logic! (That's how people are sometimes.)

So there's a Brazilian brewery called Colorado that has an Imperial IPA called Vixnu, and I'm drinking it straight off the tap.

Lightly clouded golden hue, vast, plump, creamy white head. Looks fantastic.

Pungent pineapple, mango, tropical fruit aromatics, lemon and lime zest, fairly moderate bitterness. Beautiful.

Taste: On the palate, not shy in the hop department. Light, biscuit-y malt body. Little bit of sweetness. Golden Promise? Soft, supple, smooth. Easy-going, despite the high ABV. And tons of American hop flavors and dazzling bitterness.
Delivers in full exactly what you want from this style. Loads of tropical delights and tons of bracing, bristling bitterness, what every hop head desires. Even coming from Brazil. It's delicious and delightful. Personally, I think this does as good of a job at ripping up the palate with bitterness and dropping fruity flavors as any of the great double IPAs. Even if it is from Brazil.

feloniousmonk, Dec 25, 2013
Photo of Mebuzzard
4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good lord, go Brazil!

Ok, so the label said 'Colorado' and I live in Colorado, but found this beer in Kansas. You follow? K? mmk

Pours a meaty golden/amber with a nice barely off white head. It rocked up a bit, very nice lacing. Off to a great start.

Aroma is a blend caramel malt, pine and citrus hops, with a touch of spice and booze. Damn, off to another great start. While not something like PtY or PtE with the hop forward aroma and citrus out the yang, this one seems balanced.

And it's well balanced. Pine, citrus and malt just melt together. The booze is a little off putting (not golf), but not intrusive. The hops are present and strong but do not dominate. I would like to taste more hops...more dry/late hopping...but it's good nonetheless.

Great finish. Easy drinking for 9%. A bit boozy. Darn good, though

Mebuzzard, Apr 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Tiernan, Apr 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

zonker17, Jan 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

BruceBruce, Mar 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

BrazilianAussie, Sep 23, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Andyourdog2, Aug 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Syracuse12, Jun 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

JohnBender, May 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

HabiMendes, Nov 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

MikeCactusGordon, Apr 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

andresaconatto, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of FLima
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep amber color with lots of cone shape head with good retention and leaving laces all over it.
Delicious fruity aroma of grapefruit and passion fruit with slightly toasted bready malt, not that strong for a DIPA though.
Nice bitterness balanced by an equally strong fruity and malty flavor. A tropical storm. Lots of passion fruit, grapefruits, papaya, over ripped oranges and pineapples with hints of pine, plum, toasted malts and rapadura (burnt sugar cane rocks). Dry with a long lasting bitter aftertaste with a citric touch.
Full body with a good carbonation. Alcohol of 9.5% ABV is completely in harmony with the recipe.
Great beer, much more fun than its small brother Indica. Although at a “low” 75 IBU for a DIPA, is very fun to drink and has a good punch. Could be a bit less sweet, nevertheless it is nice that they used rapadura in its formula and brought a multitude of tropical flavors. For that I am giving some extra points.

FLima, May 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Guitars_and_beer, Jun 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Durandal_777, May 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Gww1864, Jun 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

dmorgan310, Nov 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

blackdavid, Apr 23, 2013
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Colorado Vixnu from Cervejaria Colorado
86 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.