Colorado Indica | Cervejaria Colorado

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Colorado IndicaColorado Indica

Brewed by:
Cervejaria Colorado

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
India Pale Ale brewed with rapadura.

Added by soper2000 on 03-01-2005

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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 13
Reviews by LittleDon:
Photo of LittleDon
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 600ml bottle at Badaro near the Hilton Morumbi in Sao Paulo.

Nice deep amber color with a limited head and lace. Hard to say whether this was age related. Earthy hops with a pinch of spice combined with turbinado sugar aroma. Nice combination of malt and bittering hops with a big body and softish mouthfeel. Overall, a bit on the sweet side, but certainly worth enough to be a regular beer or nice alternative to a West coast style IPA. Reminded me of a hopped up version of Bass from the late 80's/early 90's. Nice English style IPA from South America

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More User Reviews:
Photo of louisbr
4.49/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mocktm
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of FBorrego
3.97/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of KensWorld
4.09/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From bottle dated June 2016. Impressive off white head and clear Amber in color. Smells ok but not much hop on the nose, some hints of Grapefruit. Taste is surprisingly complex. First comes the sweet malt then a nice bitter finish. Lots of herbal characteristics. The sweetness apparently comes from the addition of the sugarcane or Rapadura. Overall a real good take on a English IPA.

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Photo of denisconrado
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Wonder hop! Appearance: Copper, beautiful bottle, foam consistent with medium bubbles; Aroma hops and molasses, the latter very lightly; Taste: hop bitterness, lingering aftertaste of hops and brown sugar. High quality, do not let the hillbilly hangover!

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Photo of srbcurti
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of EgadBananas
3.12/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Medium orange color, off white head. Plenty lace.

Aroma was more malty, with a floral, earthy hop note, somewhat spicy. Malts are sweet and bready.

Taste was low bitterness, with some citrus, but mostly earthy, herbal hop notes. Light caramel sweetness, and some bread crust tastes.

Oily feel, slick, medium bodied, lower carbonation.

Even for an English, its fairly average.

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Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Aruspd
5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of errantnight
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

600ml bottle picked up at Asterix to take home after I was done with my meal.

Pours a rich, golden hue, towards amber. Clear, with a medium frothy head and decent lacing.

Aroma is hop forward and mild... a spicy, herbal twinge, a bit of pine, and floral. None of the esters or malt sweetness I'd expect from an English IPA (although it's quite possible this was entered incorrectly).

Flavor is balanced and clean. A nice bready malt undercurrent, dry and not too sweet at any time, hop flavors are forward, again spicy and herbal, a bit of a citric lift towards the end.

Mouth is smooth with a nice carbonic lift. Medium-bodied.

Delicious, if not horribly inspiring. But it being the only IPA I've seen brewed in Brazil, being relatively inexpensive, and being damned tasty.... on all my subsequent visits I'll be sure to nab a bottle or two.

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Photo of vhmf1978
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Kleber
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of HabiMendes
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of jamesroses
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

600ml bottle

appearance: clear amber, 2 finger off white head, medium carbonation.

smell: strong caramel malts and hop bitterness. Maybe some herbal presence. A characteristic you usually find in lots of south american (argentinian, brazilian and uruguayan) IPA's. Lacks that piney or fruity punch lots of american IPA's have.

taste: like the aroma, it's more malty forward than hop forward...caramel, some sweetness and bitterness.

mouthfeel: this is the best of this beer IMO because although the hop taste it's more bitterness than flavour, it's not something too agressive. Carbonation is a bit hard on the stomach.

overall: good south american IPA.

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Photo of Bob2503
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Flavio_Gama
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Srabe
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of AugustoGM
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joaombj
3.8/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gusffarias
3.66/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of lucasldoria
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reddish, and the cream is dense and persistent. Smeels like fragant hops, delicious. In the mouth explodes in hops, slightly roasted malt and lightly sweet. The finish is long and quite dry, valuing the drinkability and imploring for a new gulp. Certainly a great beer.

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Photo of SnatchyMcPants
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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