Colorado Vixnu - Cervejaria Colorado
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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
4.43/5 rDev +15.1%
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.
12-25-2013 03:36:39 | More by feloniousmonk
3.93/5 rDev +2.1%
In honor of my wife and kids finally coming back from a 3 week venture to Brazil to visit family and me missing the hack out of them, I'm drinking this most likely actual craft beer from Brazil.
Pours a large fluffy 1.5 finger head that fades at a med pace at first, then slows to a crawl pretty much and just sits there with a nice thick head, and nice lacing, over a mostly clear amber orange colored beer.
Nose is pretty much what I used to expect from a DIPA, a big malty and big hop character balanced. Sweet candy malts, caramel, little toasty amber, juicy malt and even a bit fluffy with a hint of booze warmth in the aroma. Hops bring a nice candied orange peel, with a slightly spicy bitterness, faint pint, a lot of bittering hops mostly it seems, and a bit of fruitiness.
Taste starts with big malts, fairly sweet, with a toasty malt, lots of sweet malt characters with a bit of molasses, candy syrup all over the place, and some caramel, with a fruity syrup thing going on too. That all brings some booze, warming booze mostly, with a touch of esters. Hops are mostly bitter as expected, candied orange peel, some citrus and fruity hops, chewy hops as well, with a fairly bitter character overall. The more I go the more the booze warms and starts to tingle. Finish is sticky sweet, lingering for a while with more candy malts, candied orange peel hops and fair bitterness.
Mouth is fuller bod, decent carb, some warming booze that turns tingly the more it warms.
Overall not bad, esp for a beer from Brazil where almost everything I had from there when i was there last year was meh. This is actually pretty good for a strong DIPA, classic style, nothing wrong (at least detectable).
06-14-2013 02:50:48 | More by jlindros
4/5 rDev +3.9%
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.
04-13-2014 22:43:24 | More by smcolw
4.01/5 rDev +4.2%
Pours a three finger off-white head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Hazy amber color. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Grapefruit and sugar nose and flavor is similar with grapefruit hops and cane like sugar, slight bitter aftertaste. Higher ABV is hidden. 600ml bottle $9.99 Julio's Liquors Marlboro, MA.
12-01-2013 23:35:07 | More by jdhilt
4.05/5 rDev +5.2%
Clear orange amber colored beer with a tall white colored head. Yes this is IPA Orange.
Smells strongly hoppy as it should. Smells of sweet malt and pine resin. Light grass and orange with a faint cookie dough aroma. Pretty complex aroma for a DIPA.
Starts out sweet with a grapefruit rind after taste. Smoky flavor like a Rauchbier. Medium bitterness. Not super complex but a unique flavor, smoked IPA. The taste is actually very mild for the beer style. Alcohol is only detectable in how it warms your chest.
Mouthfeel is good.
Overall this is damn tasty. This brewery has impressed me and this beer is no exception.
09-20-2013 01:02:33 | More by Zorro
4.63/5 rDev +20.3%
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!
02-22-2012 02:21:52 | More by DoubleJ
4.1/5 rDev +6.5%
600 ml bottle into tulip glass, unknown bottle coding. Pours moderately hazy orange amber color with a 2 finger dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, orange peel, lemongrass, peach, papaya, candi sugar, floral, light pine, caramel, bread, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of hop notes with moderate malt balance; and good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, orange peel, lemongrass, peach, papaya, candi sugar, floral, pine, caramel, bread, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of earthy floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, orange peel, lemongrass, peach, papaya, candi sugar, caramel, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and balance of hop and malt flavors; with a nice crisp hop/malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a lightly creamy, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent DIPA! All around great complexity of hop flavors with a moderate malt balance; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
11-21-2013 04:47:51 | More by superspak
District of Columbia
4/5 rDev +3.9%
Bottle from Central Market in San Antonio, Texas.
The beer is transparent and orange with an inch of white head and ample effervescence. The aroma brings dank hops, pine, citrus, alcohol, floral notes. Bold flavor of juicy hops and alcohol. Medium to full bodied for the style. Sufficient bitterness with lingering citrus and hops. Solid.
08-17-2013 00:01:46 | More by Huhzubendah
4.4/5 rDev +14.3%
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
04-27-2013 04:23:44 | More by Mebuzzard
3.86/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
10-07-2013 23:26:51 | More by Brenden
3.74/5 rDev -2.9%
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.
07-12-2013 23:33:49 | More by EgadBananas
Colorado Vixnu from Cervejaria Colorado
86 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.