Colorado Vixnu | Cervejaria Colorado

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cervejaria Colorado
Brazil
cervejariacolorado.com.br

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by DoubleJ on 02-22-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
157
Reviews:
36
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
13.18%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
45
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 157 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of denisconrado
5/5  rDev +29.2%

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!

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Photo of Jeffzomp
5/5  rDev +29.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Notes of passion fruit and citric fruits.

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Photo of dhfreak
4.79/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Mouthy! Warm and comforting on the pallet!

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Photo of DoubleJ
4.63/5  rDev +19.6%
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!

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Photo of jtierney89
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
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.

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Photo of FogDishHead
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jbmalta
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Lukass
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of tkdchampxi
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of N1Nkasi
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of EdgarGerik
4.48/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of feloniousmonk
4.43/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

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Photo of Mebuzzard
4.42/5  rDev +14.2%
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

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Photo of Tiernan
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: A 1” thick mousy, lacy white head floats on a hazy amber column. Smell: Malt and sugars behind a big whiff of fresh mown hay. Taste: Rich sugary malt lavors followed by a rich hop finish. The hop bitterness gradually arises There is a touch of pepper on the end Mouthfeel: The texture is really creamy smooth and really makes this beer. It has high medium carbonation, medium body.

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Photo of zonker17
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of BruceBruce
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of BrazilianAussie
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Andyourdog2
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Syracuse12
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of JohnBender
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of HabiMendes
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of BT_Bobandy
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of andresaconatto
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of FLima
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

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Colorado Vixnu from Cervejaria Colorado
3.87 out of 5 based on 157 ratings.
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