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Bodebrown / Stone Cacau IPA - Cervejaria Bodebrown Ltda.

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Bodebrown / Stone Cacau IPA
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

21 Ratings
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Ratings: 21
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 8.55%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Cervejaria Bodebrown Ltda. visit their website
Brazil

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: EgadBananas on 07-13-2013)
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Photo of EgadBananas
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very awesome to be vacationing in Brazil when they release a collaborative IPA with Stone! IPA brewed with cocoa nibs, on tap at Hop n Roll Beer Club, Curitiba, Brazil.

Pours murky orange, with an off white finger of head that leaves loads of lace in its wake.

Aroma bursts with cocoa and citrus fruits. Its not aggressively hoppy, which lets the nibs shine too. A very nice marriage.

Taste is again quite chocolaty, with some tropical notes and citrus. Its very good, but the ibus could use a boost, bitterness is light.

Feels great, medium body, creamy.

Very interesting IPA, but definitely in a good way!

EgadBananas, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of DoubleJ
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%

Taking one of America's best breweries (Stone) and combining it with one of Brazil's best (Bodebrown) is a wet dream come to life. Cacau IPA takes the West Coast style of IPA and adds cocao nibs during the maturation process. From a stubby 300 ml bottle, on to the beer:

Flame orange colored and topped with a thick rocky head which retains very well initially, dropping to a lace with time.

IPA or chocolate beer? I smell more cocoa than IPA. The cocoa aroma is off the hook! And the IPA portion is no slim picking either (solid citric notes).

Did a chocolate bar melt into an IPA? If so, it was an accident that worked. It tastes of chocolate, and the IPA that's there is pleasantly bitter and citrusy like something I would find in my region. It's a medium bodied beer, with a hoppy and sweet aftertaste.

Some marriages work, and some don't. Cacau IPA does with its cocoa and IPA aspects. Not to mention Greg and Samuel seem to get along very well.

DoubleJ, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of FelipeDourado
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

FelipeDourado, Dec 03, 2013
Photo of srbcurti
4/5  rDev -5%

srbcurti, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

BrazilianAussie, Jul 20, 2013
Photo of vhmf1978
4/5  rDev -5%

vhmf1978, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of 77black_ships
4.14/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle obtained in a trade. Thx! 33 cl. bottle split. Very cool looking bottle. A Stone colab. Made only for the Brazilian market? Pours clearer amber with a big white head. Nose is sweet, sweet cocoa, caramel, sweet malts mixed with some pine & grapefruit hops. Taste is sweet cocoa, mixed with bitter herbs, sweet, caramel malts, bitter herbs & pine hops in the back. Bit fizzy body. Cocoa is pretty sweet which makes this a pretty sweet IPA, the combination doesn’t really work in the aspect. Still it tastes very interesting & overall this was a nice brew to try.

77black_ships, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of KevMo84
4/5  rDev -5%

KevMo84, May 23, 2014
Photo of jameshoppalmeida
5/5  rDev +18.8%

jameshoppalmeida, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of factoide
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

factoide, Thursday at 02:19 PM
Photo of andresaconatto
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

andresaconatto, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of FLima
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Fresh beer from the brewery. I waited to have this until I travelled back to Curitiba (last time it was still maturing in the tanks). Expectations building up...
Clear copper color with a thick off-white head with good retention and leaving some laces.
Nice aroma that made an interesting match of citrus and buttered cocoa notes. Quite original. Notes of chocolate, sweet grapefruit and biscuit malt.
Delicious bold flavor with no sharp edges. Notes of grapefruit, resin, cocoa, Stone spiced profile that I am not worthy, specialty honey, earthy and citrus hops, some grass and pineapple. Quite dry and bitter aftertaste.
Medium half way towards full body with appropriate carbonation.
Perfect balanced IPA with a personality of its own. Best national IPAish. I would never have thought that this combination would match so well. Probably it did, given the spicy profile of Stone beers, maybe with other collaboration, it would have resulted differently. Though, ancient civilizations in Mexico thought alike with their Mexican “mole”. Well worth it to try this.
I had high expectations and this beer went beyond. I was hoping for not really loving this once it is a bit hard to get and expensive for its small size.
Ap.4 Ar.4,25 Sab.4,5 Sens.4,75 Cj.4,5

FLima, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of eduardolinhalis
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle served in a pint glass.

A: Nice bottle art. Silk bottle with both Bodebrown and Stone logos. Pours a slightly cloudy orange color forming a medium creamy and thin bubbled light yellow head. Great retention and lots of soapy, molasses and lingering thin lacings left in the glass

S: Awesome in the nose. Traditional American IPA perfectly combined with notes of cocoa and chocolate. Sweet malts, caramel malts, dry fruits: Raisins, mainly. Citrus and grassy hops profile, I would dare to say that there's Centennial. Notes of orange zest and grapefruit

T: Slightly sweet upfront. Notes of caramel, chocolate, raisins, grapefruit, orange zest, caramel malts, crystal malts. Intense but absolutely pleasant bitterness. Great bittersweet balance. Less aggressive than Perigosa. Hops are quite grassy and citrus with some light pine notes

M: Heavy and creamy body. A bit molasses. Medium to high carbonation. Caramel and citrus bittersweet in the aftertaste

O: Excellent drinkability. Definitely, the best Brazilian beer I've had so far followed by Perigosa and Invicta IIPA

eduardolinhalis, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of CesarLopes
4.25/5  rDev +1%

CesarLopes, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of Thomasgaertner
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Thomasgaertner, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of Kirk
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Kirk, May 14, 2014
Photo of pixieskid
4/5  rDev -5%

pixieskid, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of deathcrew
4.99/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Although I have had the pleasure of drinking this beer on tap from the Bodebrown brewery tasting room, my review today comes from a bottle procured from my good friend Jose, visiting from Paraguay. It pours a medium to deep amber with a delicious, creamy and full white head. There is a slight haze, but to be colloidally expected from an IPA that has made an 8,000 mile journey to Denver. The aroma is sweet, but not cloying, with fantastic bouquet of caramel, cocoa, and earthy hops, and just a touch of heat coming through with the 6.1% ABV. The taste is brilliantly balanced with the bitter sweet flavor of the cocoa, the caramel from the malt, and the bittering level the of hops. The flavoring hops are suggestive of a slightly more fruity variety that compliment the cocoa and adds to the complexity. Overall I love this beer because not only is it different from any other beer I've tried, but it is extremely well done, and is a real pleasure to drink, and even makes me wish I had a whole case of this stuff.

deathcrew, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of Rubensbr
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a very good Brazilian IPA, made with cocoa, malts and great hops. Great beer! If you want to taste a Brazilian beer this is the one to have. Nice body, amazing flavor, great taste. it is made in curitiba, Parana, the brewery is called Bodebrown.

Rubensbr, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of tiagoaquino81
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tive a oportunidade de prova-la logo após o seu lançamento. Achei bem interessante. Normalmente esperaríamos a mistura de cacau com outros estilos, e não com uma IPA. Recomendo que a provem também. Infelizmente hoje em dia já é difícil encontra-la disponível, espero que façam mais uma leva na produção.

tiagoaquino81, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of cirobordieri
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

cirobordieri, Aug 16, 2014
Bodebrown / Stone Cacau IPA from Cervejaria Bodebrown Ltda.
90 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.