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Pocahoptas | Center of the Universe Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.81/5
Very Good
183 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Center of the Universe Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
cotubrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by wagenvolks on 12-15-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,865
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
183
pDev:
11.55%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
50
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 183 |  Reviews: 28
Reviews by wagenvolks:
Photo of wagenvolks
3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
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!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ordybill
4.42/5  rDev +16%
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.

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Photo of scushman
4.76/5  rDev +24.9%
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.

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Photo of Jcorn
3.93/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of petewheeler
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cavanaghty
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served on tap in a sample glass.

Appearance: Darker amber color with a thin off white head.

Smell: Light hops.

Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium bodied. Taste of bitter hops and pine with a hint of citrus.

Overall: Decent IPA. I would probably have this one again.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of timfore
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Center Of The Universe Brewing "Pocahoptas IPA"
on tap at Mekong, $5 for a "nonic" pint glass
//
then re-reviewed from a fresh can coded "IN ORBIT ON 05/16/17" and sampled on 06/29/17
$2.99 @ Total Wine & More, Virginia Beach, VA

Appearance: Deep copper, off-white head, no lacing... dirty glass? // Somewhat hazy with visible particulate in suspension, most likely from dry-hopping. The head held fairly well but left only small amounts of lacing - definitely a "beer clean" glass though.

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. // I'm finding a medium caramelish maltiness as well as the hops, a softer citrus, and less pine.

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. // Not nearly as bitter, much more balanced and rounded. I'm getting more orange and pineapple than pine and grapefruit.

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

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. // I wouldn't call it a hop bomb at this point, and certainly not off-balance. In fact I'm not sure it's got enough hops! It's much better though, and far more drinkable. Less bitter for sure. I've updated my original score which was a 3.75 overall with 3.75 across the board. Nice that I was able to get back to this one.

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Photo of avisong
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of WapitiHunter
4.59/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kegatron
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TwistofKane
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of hophugger
3.21/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GBallHead
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of rvajohn
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of TheIPAHunter
2.93/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of GFish
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of BoneySaunz
3.47/5  rDev -8.9%
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.

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Photo of Links41
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can into a speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a slightly hazy dark amber with little to no head.

Aroma is astringent herbal lemon malt and a note of sweet molasses.

Taste is much better than aroma. Nicely balanced hops and sweet malt.

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Photo of drummerguy
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of mkirkland80
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of BeastLU
4/5  rDev +5%

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Pocahoptas from Center of the Universe Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 183 ratings
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