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Colorado Vixnu Imperial IPA

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Brewed by Cervejaria Colorado
Style: Imperial IPA
Ribeirão Preto (SP), Brazil
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Vixnu é uma divindade hindu responsável pela manutenção do Universo, formando uma tríade juntamente com os deuses Shiva e Brahma. Esse foi o nome escolhido pela Cervejaria Colorado, de Ribeirão Preto, para a então Double Indica, cerveja hiperlupulada que já apareceu esse ano em alguns bares de cervejas especiais, como o Bar Brejas. Com potência alcoólica de 9,5% ABV, a breja é do estilo imperial india pale ale, e promete ser o nirvana dos lupulomaníacos. No novo rótulo, por sinal, Vixnu aparece em meio a um jardim de lúpulos. O rótulo acima, que ainda está em fase de revisão, foi desenhado pelo designer cervejeiro americano Randy Mosher, que já havia assinado os demais rótulos da cervejaria paulista. A referência à Índia para retratar o estilo já havia sido usada na forma de gravura do templo hindu Taj Mahal na Colorado Índica.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
meireteixeira (117) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 13, 2015
Cor alaranjada, brilhante. Espuma boa e de baixa resistência. Aroma lupulado, cítrico e maracujá. Paladar rico que remete a caramelo, rapadura, lúpulo, malte e um toque de álcool. Corpo médio. Retrogosto de amargor equilibrado.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
AGCostaNeves (69) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - MAY 1, 2015
Color amber bright and slightly turbid body. With Cream Beige pastel, good training, bulky and low to medium length leaving an excellent effect of income on the walls of glass. The aroma is intense and has pleasant hops notes herbal raising citrus notes, a refreshing passion fruit, pineapple, a fine sense of pine and something that means offshore. The flavor shows up in a complex clear and strong hops Herbal that brings a pleasant bitterness. The very strong presence of Passion defines the Brazilian beer, but noticed beautiful light malts and slightly sweetened. There is clearly some other sweet note, caramel or maybe brown sugar that together with some spices brings notes somewhat spicy in flavor. The palate is dry, crisp, medium body with a smooth texture. Its Carbonation is lively and mineralized. The alcohol content of 9.5% ABV is very well inserted in the set not being perceived abruptly in flavor which shows a beautiful balance. However, make no mistake, because this dragon of beautiful flame is there giving power to each mouthful. The aftertaste is bittersweet bittersweet leaving present taste for a long time in the mouth. It has a good drinkability. A striking Imperial / Double IPA where many do not understand its most striking and beautiful content pulled hops that prevail.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
heberblack (3) - BRAZIL - APR 28, 2015 does not count
Cor opaca, uma margo de apaixonar, muito Saborosa. Foi a primeira imperial opa que bebi, e virou a favorita

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bookman10 (719) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Not too bad. Pours a copper-gold, with middling head. Aroma is very bready, with some fruit notes and hops. Flavor is on the sweet side for a DIPA, with lots of biscuitiness, along with some citrus and hops. A bit surprised that a beer company in Brazil could turn out something this good--it’s right up there with some of the better American craft brewers’ versions.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (16175) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
Bottle from Liquor Barn, Burnaby
Hazy amber color, a bit dull, with medium sized head. The aroma is a bit cereally; the cereals are more evident in the flavor, definitively a different profile than the IIPAs from North America, this one is more grainy, which doesn’t play too well: strong bitterness, a bit pithy in the final, with a bit of hop resins and not many more hop qualities.
Mediocre.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Viper666 (2787) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
Où, Quand, Comment : Bouteille. Mondial de la bière 2013.
Visuel : Couleur : cuivrée. Apparence : claire.
Arôme : Houblon citrique, légèrement résineux et fruité (abricots), léger de caramel rôti, notes d’alcool
Goût : Caramel, moyennement amer de houblon fruité, légèrement résineux et citrique, léger malt rôti avec des notes d’alcool réchauffantes.
En bouche : Corps : moyen-rond. Effervescence : moyenne. Texture : moyennement huileuse et légèrement résineuse. Finale : plutôt longue, moyennement amère de houblon fruité et légèrement résineux avec des notes rôties.
En Résumé : Intéressante.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (10432) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours reddish amber off white head. Nose and taste of caramel, light fruity malt and old grapefruit - medium body

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
li_amorim (16) - - FEB 27, 2015
Opaca, cor ambar, espuma boa e persistente.Aroma herbal e levemente cítrico.Amargor presente e persistente. Baixo aquecimento.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Oakes (13272) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2015
Amber, bright, thin head. Deep tangerine, orange nose, also hinting at malt chewiness. Sweet, light dried fruit character. Fig. Touch of hop bitterness. Sweet finish with a little bit of booziness.

1.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
Crit (3515) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 3, 2015
Amber with chunks.small white head.Dirty,metallic,lightly sweet palate,vague hop bitterness and something "off" in finish


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