b79turner (208) - 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.
OKplus (673) - 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 didnít mind.
Serving type: bottle
Stevesie (265) - - 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 (1308) - 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) - Chicago, 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 (1196) - 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 Peteís 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.
msante79 (2187) - 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. Iíve purchased Choc before and was disappointed each time. I informed my local store that I wasnít 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 donít like the super cloudy unfiltered look. And I am a huge fan of IPAís. There is a subdued hop presence and the palate is decent. Nothing to write home about.
swanmann (524) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The color is a brassy orange with little off white head to speak of. Pretty great aroma, piney and aggressive. This IPA is highly drinkable: the palate is not too heavy for sessioning, in fact itís quite light, but the hop character dominates. Although the carb was off in my bottle (12oz) the flavor is right on.
AmEricanbrew (5205) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brilliant orange amber color/ rich ivory head. Nice dry earthy hop, grassy, honey biscuit aromas. Medium bodied. tasty lightly sweet honey biscuit base brew with floral, citrusy hoppage--good