shonobiwan (217) - Sound Beach, New York, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Long Island, NY - 12 oz. bottle poured a dark burgundy color with a small amount of head and moderate lacing. Aroma was malt heavy with a hoppy foundation. Taste is very much like a normal IPA with citrus hops but aftertaste is if bitter chocolate. Didn't think this brew would work but it's solid.
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kramer (5317) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear reddish amber body under a small fizzy beige head. The nose makes me think of a slightly hoppy Red Ale, toasty and slightly sweet smelling, lightly husky, minimal hops, and I donít really get anything suggestive of the name of this beer. The flavor does have a blast of chocolate orange up front, much like those chocolate orange candy things that used to be around where you smash it on the table and it segments out like orange slices. Not sure if Iíve really seen those in a long time. Other than the first blast of flavor, itís really just a below average hoppy red, overly husky and grainy with just a minimal bitterness. Light to medium bodied with fizzy carbonation and a lingering husky malt finish. Not sure why they called this an iPA, I would have guessed it was an Amber Ale. Meh, nothing to seek out
Block (1649) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer has a darker pour, tan head. Aroma is light, sweet, not much there. The body is mild, medium mouthfeel with a strong malt flavor. I would not consider this an IPA but a malty strong ale. The balance is good. I didnít detect too much chocolate or orange.
notalush (5221) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the Thomas Creek Pub in the Greenville airport (which isnít on ratebeer, so I guess Iíd better add it) - surprised this is not.entered as a black ipa, considering it is dark brown and has a lot of black ipa.characteristics - a fair amount of roast and chocolate character - some medium.sweet toffee notes - the bitterness of the malt adds an acidity that works well with the.bitterness and.citric character of the hops used - some tobacco - the roast is a little much on the back end, but this is pretty solid.
chinchill (2651) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz purchased and consumed near the brewery.
A: Clear, very dark ruby-brown-orange with a weak, bubbly head.
Aroma: appealing and moderately complex. Hints of orange peel, orange liquor, brown bread and chocolate.
Flavor: Moderately bitter. Chocolate malts and bitter hops dominate. A modicum of orange feighs sweetness for a moment before turning to bitter orange peel and blending with the hops. Lingering flavor of bitter chocolate, orange peel and faint hops. Enough orange to be easily detected but certainly not overdone.
Feel: medium body and carbonation.
O:A bitter-sweet Brown IPA with a touch of orange (peel) flavor.
hfmejias (925) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured in a reddish, darker shade of brown with a nice off white head and lots of nice looking lacing all over the glass. Aroma of malts (some roast to it), citrus fruit and some hops. Taste is sweet, some chocolate and some citrus fruit, slightly hoppy. Very interesting beer, definitely enjoyable and drinkable.
katrinaez (351) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Good for an ipa. But the flavors were not as described. Orange was kind of there. Sort of the bitter of the rind. Chocolate flavor not there, But may have smoothed the beer out. Rating this based on what it is claiming to be. Tap
olsvammel (3874) - ÷rebro, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at ÷rebro ÷l & Whisky 2014. The smell was a mix of hops, chocolate and oranges. Similar taste. Nice blend of chocolate, malts and hops.
glennmastrange (2381) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Moderate malt aromas of roasted and caramel, pine for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with chocolate, toffee, and orange in the background. Head is large, frothy turning rocky, beige with excellent lacing and is fully lasting. Color is clear dark burgandy. Flavor starts slightly sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily with a soft to lively carbonation. An odd IPA, but the added chocolate and orange stand out without being overpowering.
rosenbergh (7907) - Tampere, FINLAND - OCT 25, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. (The Greenville Beer Exchange) Greenville, SC.
Dark reddish brown colour with a small light tan head.
Chocolate, mild malt and mild fruitiness in the aroma. Closer to a stout than an IPA. The flavour is dark hops, moderate bitterness, mild chocolate and some maltiness. Completely flat, no carbonation whatsoever. A disappointment.
biznizness (1121) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap takeover at Matthews Beer Temple. Better than I thought, for sure. This is not a fruit beer or specialty beer really, itís a black IPA and the other flavors are pretty subdued. Definitely interesting and well done, and if you ever feel the need to put fruit and chocolate in your IPA I would look for this beer.