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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.23/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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India Pale Ale, a style created in England, has been wholly adopted and reimagined by American brewers. We use a unique mix of premium base and hone malt to which we add the star ingredient, American grown hops. The hops create an assertive yet balanced flavor highlighted by citrus and floral tones.


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2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
b79turner (216) - Alabama, USA - MAY 19, 2012
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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (3436) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2014
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (5975) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 23, 2014
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 3, 2013
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 02-19-2011

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stevesie (295) - - JAN 8, 2013
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.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jmikolich (1404) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2012
12oz bottle tastes like your basic 4C IPA with some odd skunk in the finish not bad for 4 mOnths old

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2012
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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bif (1307) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 23, 2012
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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2210) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2012
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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gottsacker (5) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 24, 2012 does not count
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.


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