The Craft BeerAdvent 2014 Calendar Day #20 – Colorado Vixnu IIPA (Brazil)


The Craft BeerAdvent Calendar 2014 Day #20

Colorado Vixnu Imperial IPA – Cervejaria Colorado, 9.5% ABV – 330ml., (Ribeirão Preto (SP), Brazil)

on the front-left label:

“Our Brazil double IPA is named for the Hindu god of creation. With aromatic hops, plenty of malt and some raw rapadura cane sugar cane juice, it is a uniquely delicious and drinkable beer.”


  • Style: Imperial IPA
  • Taste: Alcoholic sweet cane sugar toffee barley malt
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: no

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.