Pocahoptas - Center of the Universe Brewing Company

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86
very good

16 Reviews
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Reviews: 16
Hads: 131
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 9.49%
Wants: 6
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Center of the Universe Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: wagenvolks on 12-15-2012

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Reviews: 16 | Hads: 131
Reviews by mdaschaf:
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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Photo of ordybill
4.42/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the tap in Chester, VA.
Aroma- A nice blend of hops and citrus.
Appearance- The beer pours a murky burnt orange with a large white head.
Taste- The hops come through with a nice melding with the citrus flavors, nice taste.
Palate- A really good IPA, has a medium body with mild carbonation and an oily texture.
Overall- I liked this beer, I will drink it again when I am back in the area. (400 characters)

Photo of scushman
4.76/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Not overly hoppy, very smooth. very drinkable. Especially great for pairing, since it will not overpower the pairing. Probably one of the best beers to have with red meat, especially a med-rare steak. Beer looks great in a glass, and not overly sour or tart. COTU hit a home run with this beer. (294 characters)

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of timfore
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Center Of The Universe Brewing "Pocahoptas IPA"
on tap at Mekong, $5 for a "nonic" pint glass

Appearance: Deep copper, off-white head, no lacing... dirty glass?

Aroma: Citrusy, piney, subtly earthy, and floral hops as expected. They're not overly bold, but clearly present - enough so that no malt makes its way through the mix.

Flavor: As the aroma indicates (grapefruit, pine, pineapple, orange) with a bit of straightforwardly sweetish biscuity/toasty malt acting as a springboard. It's fairly bitter, cutting off the malt and hops, and giving it it a one-two punch of character rather than greater complexity.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate carbonation (which is probably a good thing given the heavy-handed bitterness).

Overall: Hop bomb. Somewhat off-balance. If that's what you're looking for it works, but I couldn't see having a second one. (867 characters)

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of TwistofKane
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of rvajohn
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of HoppyBastard1
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of BoneySaunz
3.47/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Much better from a can than the tap. Aroma is very subtle, not strong. Citrus, bitter, piney. A solid brew. (107 characters)

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of VeganUndead
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this as a side-by-side tasting with aleworks drake tail, and devils backbone 8 point to determine what the best IPA available in virginia is. Hands down COTU has stepped up and taken the crown imo. More malt backbone than the db, but not as much as the aleworks, well blended with plenty of hoppy bitterness. A must try for those looking for a good beer in RVA outside of Hardywood. Cheers (393 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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3.67/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of DerekCarruth
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JWing
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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Pocahoptas from Center of the Universe Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.