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


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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewballs (215) - USA - APR 27, 2014
Surprisingly good brew! Never saw it coming. A Brazilian Imperial IPA with real sugar cane. Pine coney aroma. Dense, foamy head. Earthy hops. Full bodied. No cloying aftertaste. Extremely refreshing. The booze seems balanced and evenly distributed. It is a little bitter than how I like my IPA’s as I tend to like them cleaner but this one is nonetheless pretty good. Colorado never puts out garbage. They just have lots of breweries and dispensaries at this point.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wombat23 (333) - Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Shared 20 oz. bottle. Amber with a lasting soapy white head. Good lacing. Aroma of citrus, malt, and faint pine. Caramel, malt, citrus, pine, and alcohol flavors. Malt has the upper hand in this one. Hops flavors are there, but more in the background. Medium-bodied. A somewhat bitter finish. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
darbeer75 (262) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Aroma: classic IPA hoppy aroma; Appearance: dark amber with billowy head and good lacing; not as dark as typical IIPAs; Taste: definitely on the bitter side; a bit unbalanced; pretty smooth; not too bad; Palate: medium body with long, bitter finish; Overall: decent, but in a crowded field of good beers. Would probably not get again, but that’s just because there are other choices -- not necessarily a reflection on this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
felip989 (159) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - FEB 2, 2016
Deep amber with a small light beige head. Aroma is lenongrass, pineapple, passion fruit, oranges, honey, biscuit, floral notes, brown sugar. Taste is citric fruits, herbal notes, honey, bread, biscuit. Bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (7595) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 29, 2016
5/I/16 - ?cl bottle from a trade @ home - BB: 6/III/16 (2016-12) Thanks to marlos for the trade!

Clear deep orange to almost pinkish red beer, big irregular creamy yellow head, pretty stable, adhesive. Aroma: sweet, bit funky, heavy sugary notes, banana, honey. MF: soft carbon, medium to full body. Taste: very bitter, resinous, bit chemical, soft fruity touch, sweet, sugary, paint thinner. Aftertaste: alcohol, sticky, some caramel, malty, pretty bitter, more alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sulawang (898) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2016
Visual: Pours translucent bring amber orange with lots of large bits of suspended sediment, barely any head, thin ringed retention, singular streams scattered about. Nose: honey brown sugar barley malt. (lvl-4)-pungency Attack: slick-thick-half crisp, micro fizzy, incoming alcohol heaviness Mid-palate: alcoholic heat, (lvl-7)-sweetness, (MAIN) cane sugar, toffee barley malt, alcoholic bitterness & numbness Finish: citrus hints, malty alcoholic finish. Summary: Yikes there’s a whole lotta detectable alcohol in this one. Drinkable, but somewhat crude and unrefined.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vidmidia (244) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - JAN 5, 2016
Cobreada, límpida. Espuma abundante de longa duração. Aroma de lúpulo com notas gramíneas. Sabor amargo com notas herbáceas e cítricas. Álcool perceptível, sem exagero. Retrogosto amargo com final mentolado e uma leve nota metálica.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen1 (4350) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 12, 2015
Kveldens sist4e flaske på Mi2, Cardinal des-15: klar kobbergylden med kort skum. Citrus, stikkelsbær og rognebær i aromaen, og smaken har et visst barley wine-preg. Innledningsvis ganske saftige saker, men den blir litt flat og endimensjonal etter hvert. Tørr avslutning. Fair enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tandembrauer (1000) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 7, 2015
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours clear amber with off-white head. Aroma of caramel; fruity. Tastes sweet with bitter finish. Not an imperial IPA, rather an American barley wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DandyWolfFloyd (987) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Aroma - caramel malt, floral hops, and some citrus Appearance - clean orange with a decent white head Taste - caramel malt, floral hops, and citrus (grapefruit). Palate - medium bodied, lively carbonation, hoppy finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 5, 2015
Rating #1409 - 25.12.2014 - 330mL Bottle #20 in the 2014 Craft Beer Advent Calendar. Pours a cloudy amber, with a bubbly tan head. Aroma is spicy, earthy hops, mild berry sweetness, mild citrus. Taste is extremely hoppy, lots of piney, resinous notes, again subtle orange sweetness. Fairly balanced in terms of hop profile, and managing the ABV, this is a solid DIPA.

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