unclemattie (4305) - Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler @ Cumming Growler. Medium brown color. Dry hopped aroma loads of citrus hops. Not what I was expecting at all. With the name, Chocolate Orange, honestly I was expecting a Sweet Stout. This is a full-blown Black IPA. What the slightest hint of chocolate malt, welcoming toasted grains. Nice hop character as well, full of citrus oils. After drinking the beer I understand the name. Honestly the only reason I purchased it, was because it sounded disgusting. I enjoyed this be a lot, very hoppy IPA. (3838)
notalush (5125) - 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 isn’t on ratebeer, so I guess I’d 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 (2473) - 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 (890) - 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 (194) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
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.
olsvammel (3701) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Örebro Öl & Whisky 2014. The smell was a mix of hops, chocolate and oranges. Similar taste. Nice blend of chocolate, malts and hops.
glennmastrange (2362) - 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 (7676) - 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, it’s 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.
ajtrupp (296) - Keenesburg, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not really chocolatey, more of a roasted malt. Both that and the citrus are pretty tame. Which I guess is a good thing, if both were strong- along with this being an IPA- the beer would probably be a damn mess. It's tasty, but I was hoping for bolder flavors.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
rondphoto (2472) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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. It’s more like a strong stout than an IPA. Pretty easy to quaff, big chewy taste, it works for me.