nearbeer (3374) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Several pints on tap. Hazy golden with a lasting film of cream. Nose is caramel, floral hop, resin and light citrus. Tastes of spicy resin, floral and citrus hops with a nice dose of caramel and honeycomb. Light medium body is soft and has a smooth medium carbonation. Nice balance makes this one dangerously drinkable.
deyholla (5844) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Tapwerks! Pours a near clear golden amber with a white head that lasts throughout the beer and laces. Aroma has a combination of pine and grapefruit with a bit of sweet citrus and light grains. Flavor is similar with more sweet citrus coming through but bitter pine and grapefruit underlying.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Pours a cloudy burnt orange with a 2.5 finger foamy head. Sticky lacing patterns, big and small.
S - Fresh cut pine needles, juicy grapefruit oil citrus, floral honeysuckle. Very green and pungent hop aromas.
T - Clean grapefruit, mandarin, and mango mixes with a soft floral bouquet. Bitter pine comes in strong and sticks to the sides of the tongue. Sweet pale and malt layers underneath the full flavored hops. Has a some tart strawberries along with a green apple-like acidity. A honeysuckle sweetness starts in the middle and stays through the bitter finish. Dry on the aftertaste
M - Smooth and lush feel. Moderate carbonation.
Awesome nose! Loads of fresh hop flavor. Citrus, pine, floral, and tropical. It was very surprised by this one. A little light in the malt category but I didn’t mind.
Serving type: bottle
Stevesie (281) - - JAN 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a pretty orange with moderate white head. Fresh, grassy aroma. Very hoppy and bitter; the ABV is well-hidden. I get a distinct apricot flavor toward the finish. Easily my favorite offering from Choc. I wish it was offered year-round.
jmikolich (1352) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle tastes like your basic 4C IPA with some odd skunk in the finish not bad for 4 mOnths old
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at The Flying Saucer in Little Rock. Pours a lightly hazed, golden-orange colored body with a finger-width, frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma has a light orange citrus pine with a bit of a tropical fruit floral hopping. Lightly sweetened pale malts with a light bready caramel. Flavor is similar. Orange and grapefruit up front with a light line resin as well as a few florals. Light caramel and breadiness in the middle to balance before this finishes dry with a medium-light bitterness, a few resins and florals, and a light sweetness. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent IPA. Nothing special, but some citrus florals and light pines with a balanced bready caramel.
Bif (1256) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pete’s Place. Served a copper color with a small head and bits of lacing. Aroma is a mixture of citrus and pine with some malt sweetness and hint of spice. Taste is similar with citrus and pine and malt sweetness. Nice bitterness and a clean finish. Fairly medium body, crisp and a bit refreshing 7.7 % ABV is well hidden. Decent drinker, good for a couple. Nice offering from a small regional brewer.
b79turner (214) - Alabama, USA - MAY 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Growler fill at City Vinyard. Pours a yellow orange color with a small white head. Nose is very floral and piney, taste is the same with a strong hoppy bitter finish. A little dry on the end. Not much going on here, mostly grassy pine and bitterness.
msante79 (2194) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at McNellies in OKC. Pours hazy golden orange with a white head. Aromas of sweet malts, some tangerine, orange rinds. Flavors of pine, orange, bitter hops, and dose of sweet malts. Little on the sweet side for a regular IPA, but not bad.
Gottsacker (5) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 24, 2012 does not count
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I was hesitant to try this. I’ve purchased Choc before and was disappointed each time. I informed my local store that I wasn’t willing to take the risk. The brewer for Choc was in the store and he gave me a bottle for free. Very nice of him thanks! Took it home, tried it and I would say its ok. I don’t like the super cloudy unfiltered look. And I am a huge fan of IPA’s. There is a subdued hop presence and the palate is decent. Nothing to write home about.