Pocahoptas - Center of the Universe Brewing Company
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Reviews by wagenvolks:
3.75/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
22oz bottle as an extra in a trade with BryanC on thebeerspot. Thanks! Apparently this bottle is less than a week old, and the "D" month marked on the label confirms it.
A very pretty IPA, this. Golden, fiery orange body shows a sparkling, almost-filtered clarity in my Jester King snifter. Not much head or carbonation, but the ring of spittle-colored foam retains well. The aroma throws a healthy dose of "C" hops at the nose--floral, citrusy, piney, and ultimately fragrant. Hop notes get balanced nicely by caramel and light toffee notes from the malt.
The flavor is big on bitterness, as resin and pine sap leave a lingering bite on the sides and back of the palate. Flavor hops are there, but ultimately overshadowed a bit. Still, some tasty notes of tropical fruit and fresh, green hop cones. The grain bill and alcohol presence are clean and unoffensive, but could stand to provide a bit more balance to the bitter onslaught. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and light in carbonation. A bit sticky and chewy, but it's a good thing. Overall, a more-than-serviceable IPA from what appears to be an up-and-coming brewery out of VA. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
12-15-2012 04:42:20 | More by wagenvolks
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3.16/5 rDev -17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
recieved in a trade, so thanks to jvhbass for this one. was hoping for one a bit more fresh, this one has the "A" marked on its label, so its potentially 3ish months old...oh well I guess. Here goes anyways. 22 oz bomber poured into a central waters snifter.
a- fairly aggressive pour leads to two inches of huge fluffy thick white foam that falls after a minute or two. color is a hazy burnt orange. on the darker end of the spectrum for an ipa, but a very nice looking beer.
s- as i might expect from a slightly older ipa, the hops seem muted and there is a bit more malty caramel sweetness. some tropical fruit of mango there along with some pine tree sprucey bitterness
t- again, this isnt as fresh as it could be, but the hops are really muted for the style. there is a little hop bitterness right away, then fades into the more malty backbone. a little sweetness and then a bit more malty sweetness.
m- very drinkable. just a tad oily on the tongue, but i dont mind that. drinks like an ipa should.
this one dissapointed me, and its very apparent that this bottle is past its freshness. Hopefully I can get my hands on some fresh stuff, because it seems to have potential when fresh. until then, it gets a mediocre review from me. if anyone wants to send me some fresh stuff, i would be happy to review again.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2013 04:03:57 | More by crewfan16
Pocahoptas from Center of the Universe Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.