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RATINGS: 109   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 100   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Crisp and citrusy, this India Pale Ale derives its atypical dark copper brown color from malted chocolate wheat. Heavily hopped, the Chocolate Orange IPA’s 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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2013
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)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
youdictategood (436) - Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle. Ruby brown pour with a small khaki head. Very mild aroma with some citrus and yeast. Taste is similarly mild - comes across more as a hopped brown ale than an IPA. No chocolate notes at all. Bitter finish. Probably wouldn’t bother again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhp40219 (393) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 4, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pours an autumn brown with a small light tan head that leaves a bit of lacing. Aroma of dank citrus hops, chocolate, orange, and coffee. Taste is coffee and a bit of hops up front followed by orange, caramel and a big chocolate finish. Dry and slightly bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, slightly high carbonation. Overall an interesting and very delicious IPA! It’s nice to see that in an overly crowded IPA field, there are still interesting and new directions to go in. Excellent beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kramer (5395) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2015
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 don’t 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 I’ve really seen those in a long time. Other than the first blast of flavor, it’s 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Block (1756) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2015
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 didn’t detect too much chocolate or orange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5398) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2015
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (3130) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2015
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hfmejias (1061) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2015
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
katrinaez (629) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2014
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olsvammel (4243) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2445) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2014
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.

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