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Thomas Creek Castaway Chocolate Orange IPA

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Crisp and citrusy, this India Pale Ale derives its atypical dark copper brown color from malted chocolate wheat. Heavily hopped, the Chocolate Orange IPAís bitterness blends with the dark chocolate flavors of the cocoa nibs added during fermentation. Those subtle chocolate notes rest behind a floral bouquet, enhanced by additions of bitter orange peel and dry hopping with Citra.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2024) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 19, 2014
bottle @ Habersham Beverage / Savannah GA --- Clear dark ruby brown color, persistent 1/2" tan head, cobwebs of lace. Taste is chocolate malt with a bit of orange that turns to light hops in a very long finish. Itís more like a strong stout than an IPA. Pretty easy to quaff, big chewy taste, it works for me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5705) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 7, 2014
Medium to dark brown pour with a tan head. The aroma has some orange citrus and chocolate notes in it, but the orange is fairly subtle. The flavor is similar. There is some chocolate, orange and pine as well as a low amount of bitterness. Thin mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wchesser (1168) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Extra from flandersned-thanks, Steve! Medium brown. Nice nose of chocolate malts, suppose some orange citrus. Sweet, chocolately malts, and even bitterness from citrus hops. Figured this to be a train wreck, but pleasantly surprised even if I didnít love it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (1595) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle..Pour is dark brown with a thin white head...Nose is orange, chocolate, spice, dry..Tatse is orange, chocolate, bitter, spice, dry..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
geologyguy (691) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2014
HUGE head on it...canít even pour! Smell is like a fruity hop smell...a little orangey but more chocolatey...good, not to bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5557) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Asheville, NC - Brusiiní Ales - 12 oz bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a nice sticky mocha colored head, Aroma reminds me of a chocolate and orange bakery concoction of some sort. Flavor is interesting with some artificial orange flavor, some chocolate mousse, some licorice accents. Some trailing bitterness in the back end. Mouthfeel has a decent texture to it. Much better than expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbruner (2318) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Pours a hazy golden orange from the bottle with minimal off-white head. Aroma is more towards the orange and hop, taste follows, no real chocolate at all. Nice IPA, but was expecting something a bit more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (7609) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Bottle. Bitter orange and chocolate syrup aroma. Brown with small head. Sweet orange-chocolate malt and bitter herbal hay flavor. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (2547) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle, pours dark, easy to drink, smells hoppy, lots of oranges and chocolate, overall interesting mix.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (3671) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 10, 2014
Bottle: Pours rubied-brown with small, light tan head. Tangy caramel....chocolate, spicy orange aroma. Taste is bready, orange-peel, cocoa. Herbal, tingly hops. Very different....OK, but not exactly what Iíd imagined.

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