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

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RATINGS: 106   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.


philippem's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
philippem (105) - Montréal, Quebec, - JUL 9, 2012
I finally got my hands over this! And what an adventure it was!!! But mec, I’m glad now even if the price was Brazilian-over-the-top (14$ for a 310ml!!!). Sure, again, let’s compare Brazilian with Brazilian otherwise your 660ml Ballast Point at 7$ would immediately kill this samba-mofo. Well, anyway, anyway. Juicy hops reminding me of maracuja, citrus, pinneaples and laranja are present with a nice malt backbone opening and a nice amount of bitterness. Parabens, parabens pis toute.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerathon (1066) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Murky dirty orange with thick creamy head and some lacing. Boozy, spice notes, pine, metallic, faint citrus, sweet maltiness. A bit musty/dank in the nose. My first beer from Brazil, decent.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DYCSoccer17 (3283) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 4, 2014
500ml bottle from Estacao do Malts in Natal, Brazil. The aroma is peppery, spicy with light caramel malt sweetness. I have difficulty detecting any aromatic hops. Kind of lacking. Starts a little tinny with some metallic hints. Becomes lightly sweet in the middle. Finishes with some ethanol heat and a mildly bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (6436) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle. We enjoyed a few of these while watching World Cup highlights while in Rio. Hazy medium orange, off white head. Sweet malts, light caramel, with soft marmalade hop character and moderate bitterness. Decent, but nothing to get too excited over.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arve_Christian (2957) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2014
On bottle from Alto Dos Pinheuros, Saô Paulo golden color, good foam. Immediate hops, some fruitiness- good malt: medium high intensity. Medium / full body & high complexity . Some immediate sweetness - good bitterness & balance . Very enjoyable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (5826) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Draft at Rattle n Hum. Pours golden orange with a white head. Spicy and herbal hops, light fruity notes, and moderate bitterness. Nice enough.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
erickok (3410) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUN 12, 2014
Very good looking dark amber mostly clean body and stable small head. Not as fresh as I expected perhaps, but this beer makes up in other areas. Very nice malt base, quite thick actually. Mind you, there are lots of hops too, mostly piney, but the voyage to France might have reduced the hop freshness. Great taste, a surprise to be honest, with barley wine like malt base and quite concentrated. This American style beer was bought by my Brazilian friend in a French supermarket... love it! (31cl bottle from Monoprix as gifted by Flavia, many thanks!)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rotaldinho (70) - Paris, FRANCE - JUN 6, 2014
Golden hues with excellent clarity. One finger head that leaves moderate lacing. Floral and citrus with bready malt notes that are less pronounced. Hops... not much bitterness but great hop flavor. Light carbonation, full mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaghana (3695) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle 310ml @Levallois. A clear copper beer with good head. Nose is hopy on the resin and pine side. A sweet and malty beer with lot of hops resin, coconut and even mint touch, round notes, light licorice, almond notes too, not that bitter. Body has light burnt caramel touch, finish is again on hops resin.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (1853) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 29, 2014
16.9 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of pine, citrus, malts and spice. Taste is caramel, citrus and grass.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (353) - Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Pours orange gold with quick fading head. Flavor is earthy with some fruit in the background. Smooth and muted bitterness on this one with a strong sweetness in the finish.


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