Kokopelli IPA | Sweetwater Tavern & Brewery

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Sweetwater Tavern & Brewery
Virginia, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by RBorsato on 03-29-2007

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Ratings: 6 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by Navalartichoke:
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4/5  rDev +23.5%

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Photo of RBorsato
2.94/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Tasted from a growler on 03/22/07 from the Sterling, VA location.

Lightly hazed golden color with a nice pillowy off-white head, very active carbonation, and nice sheets and rings of lace. Looked pretty but pretty much down hill from there... Low-moderate earthy hop aroma; very English-IPA like. Bitter earthy hop flavors dominate with nothing going for it; tastes much like the Steam beer they make that I tried a while back ... blah. Medium-full bodied and creamy smooth with a bitter finish.

They really missed the mark on this one. Boring American IPA -- don't bother -- got worse with every sip.

Per chalkboard at brewbub: 6.6% ABV and 15.8 OG.

($8 / growler)

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Photo of Boone757
3.52/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Iamjeff6
3/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of drabmuh
2.12/5  rDev -34.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

This beer was served on draft at the brewpub in a chilled glass with chunks of ice on it and on the inside. I would have complained but the waitress seems annoyed that I was there to begin with.

Beer is amber, celar, carbonation is moderate to high, lacing on the glass as the had falls away, head is white and diffuse. Looks fine.

There is no aroma, they must have forgotten they were making an IPA.

Maybe I should have complained about the iced glass. This beer is thin, watery, has almost no flavor and the flavor that is there is most definitely not an IPA flavor. Mild hop bitterness but this beer is just in general gross. Give me a break. Drinkability OK, but what makes this an IPA? Nothing. Its colored water with bad backend bitterness and not much of that even. Get a clue.


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Photo of mattp
3.88/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid IPA if not spectacular. Decent deep amber color with a subtle hop aroma. Mild finish and aftertaste. The head was lacy and not as persistent as some IPAs. Maybe a good session ale. Not available in my part of the world but I would try it again if I was at the restaurant.

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Kokopelli IPA from Sweetwater Tavern & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.24 out of 5 with 6 ratings
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