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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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 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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4118) - 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)


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
geologyguy (634) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2014
HUGE head on it...can’t even pour! Smell is like a fruity hop smell...a little orangey but more chocolatey...good, not to bitter

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PorterPounder (5344) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Asheville, NC - Brusiin’ 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbruner (2136) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (7295) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DedicatedToFun (2157) - Santa Monica, California, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle, pours dark, easy to drink, smells hoppy, lots of oranges and chocolate, overall interesting mix.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Patrickctenchi (3401) - Cox’s 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 I’d imagined.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pyrmir (3198) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 24, 2014
355 ml bottle. Orange golden with off white head. Aroma is caramel, earth and herbs. Taste has similar hop notes, chocolate, mild orange, cocoa. Sweet and drinkable

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christpuncher (948) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2014
A solid ipa with a slight hint of chocolate and orange. Pours almost black in color an is really easy to drink. Slightly hoppy and bitter. Had in myrtle beach. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
solerunner (10) - Georgia, USA - APR 20, 2014
No orange and no chocolate flavor just hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (410) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2014
Pours a brown color with a foamy off-white head - a very unique look for an IPA. Aroma is faintly sweet, of chocolate, caramel, and citrus. The taste begins with a sweet orange in the head, with chocolate and caramel in the body, and some dry bitterness in the finish. Has a medium body feel and some carbonation. Very interesting. I enjoyed this.


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