Colorado Vixnu | Cervejaria Colorado

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Cervejaria Colorado

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by DoubleJ on 02-22-2012

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1/5  rDev -74.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -41.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.9%

08/28/13 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Just a taste. I have my doubts on this one. Not too hoppy - I can't abide aggressive hops - but there was a very heavy mouth feel that kind of slapped me going the other way. Not necessarily a deal killer but not something I'd use to home in on a sweet spot. Maybe in another time & another place the heavens will be in a more beneficially alignment, but for now...not so much.

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2.93/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

310ml (?) bottle, day 20 of the 2014 Craft Beer Advent calendar. Lots of chunky floaties apparent, with no obvious best before date stated. Hookay, here we go.

This beer pours (even carefully) a hazy, sediment-strewn (no kidding, Doris), medium bronzed amber colour, with three fingers of puffy, thinly foamy, and kind of soapy ecru head, which leaves some thick just-exploded fireworks lace around the glass as it quickly sinks away.

It smells of peppy caramel malt, warm sticky toffee, metallic alcohol, musty pinecone, candy bar nougat, acrid orange and lemon peel, and further leafy, floral, and well perfumed hops. The taste is bready, grainy caramel malt, more weird mirror-world toffee-esque sweetness, a much milder than anticipated citrus fruitiness, neutered leafy pine needles, and a much more smartly integrated booziness than that of the aroma.

The bubbles are generally laid-back and inert in terms of any sort of fizzy intransigence, the body a decently wrought medium-heavy weight for the style, and not particularly smooth, as the alcohol starts to come untethered. It finishes off-dry, the malt coming down a few pegs in terms of its initial headiness, while that perfumed heat continues to bristle about.

Not a bad Imperial IPA, but not a good one, either, the hoppiness just too restrained and flat-seeming, in order to seem like it's actually steering the ship. Hard to tell if this is an age issue, or what, but this certainly doesn't stand up to even the average examples coming from places outside of 'murca.

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2.97/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

No real aroma. "Soft," sweet mouthfeel.

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

Photo of mpyle
3.03/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

app - Pale amber color, slightly cloudy. Pours a big white head, creamy and with good retention.

smell - Sweet, malty, hoppy, alcoholic. Hop aroma disappointing.

taste - Short lived malt sweetness. Quite a bit of alcoholic character in the flavor competing with the hops. Hop flavor a bit subdued for style. Finishes dry and alcoholic, but not overly bitter. Believe the use of sugar thins out the body, but probably boosts the alcohol flavor.

MF - Medium body and carbonation, quite drying on tongue (alcohol?) Distinct alcohol warming.

Overall - Tasted more as an alcohol bomb than hop bomb for me.

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3.18/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.18/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of matuto
3.2/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sweet aftertaste. Malty aroma, nothing more. But still has considerable bitterness and interesting caramel notes after some sips.

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3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

Photo of Mlkluther
3.25/5  rDev -16%

What an interesting beer!

Pours a burnt orange with big white fluffy head that lingers and leaves lacing.

The nose has hops and malts and some floral. I pick up some alcohol in the nose and I think chocolate.

Taste is malty and hoppy. Good balance however I find it To be very boozy. Too much so to be a beer I'd enjoy again.

Overall I think it's ok - but definitely not my favourite DIPA.

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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