wlajwl (3342) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is wheat, orange, chocolate and lemons. The flavor is citrus/orange, light chocolate, hop resin, grapefruit, wheat and dryish/bitter finish.
Chalsk (971) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On the Second Day of Christmas 2013 the beer gods gave to me . . . A chocolate orange IPA. Thatís right. When you find a chocolate orange IPA, you have to give it a try. Odd but intriguing ingredients. Pours a clear amber brown color with a soapy white head. Aroma of caramel, orange, and chocolate, with some grapefruit underneath. Sweet caramel taste with citrus and chocolate notes. Some hidden roast. A perfect hop hit for balance. I should hate this beer. But I find it rather tasty. Complex flavor and nice hop balance. Itís what a black IPA should be but never is. I think the low dose of roast keeps it smooth and tasty.
IceChipsSky11 (144) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 11, 2013
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
.................................................. skies and may your pots be monsters!
boxofrane (1714) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2013 Draft at beer fest. Pours clear reddish brown with a small white head. The aroma is muted but has some floral notes and sweet orange peel. The taste is mostly ipa bitterness with light residual sweetness. Most others liked this more than I.. Deserves another try sometime.
rdixon77 (372) - Georgia, USA - DEC 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Murky brown pour, pretty foamy. Smelled like cheap chocolate candy people give out at Halloween. Taste had some hops that gave a citrus presence. Strange, I thought it might be a disaster but it worked alright.
rumproasts (1845) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Brown with two finger head. Very malty IPA, not nearly to Black IPA standards, but malty nonetheless. Some chocolate. The orange is minimal at best. This sounded a lot more interesting than it ended up being, but not bad.
klaing (86) - Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
An interesting beer, seemed to have had quite a few recently. Murky brown with a thick viscous retentive head. Aromas of chocolate there along with a significant hoppy aroma. Taste is a bit cloying until the hops hit. On the aftertaste taste more of the orange although it may be the hops. Tastes more like an imperial IPA.
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mvp (133) - Harper Woods, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice aroma. Just like the name: Chocolate and orange. I donít for how it looks. Strong orange taste. Hides the 100 IBUís.
dmac (3538) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle thanks to Ed5388, pretty sure he gave me this because he has a man crush on me but anyway. Poured a rather thin looking clear orange brown that is a touch lighter on the edges and a nice sized frothy super light beige head. Aroma of some nice chocolate upfront followed by fresh squeezed oranges, chocolate breads and citrus rinds. Medium body with stronger carbonation that makes this one a bit on the fizzy side and light bitterness that lingers on the finish. Flavor is similar to the aroma with notes strong orange rinds, well done toast, roastiness, lighter chocolate, bread crusts, chocolate milk foam. This is actually pretty darn good even though the name made me think this would be pure novelty.
Dogbrick (6863) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Beers from the Bikes Villes tasting on 11/08/2013. The beer is a slightly murky brown color with a medium thick foamy light beige head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of malt, chocolate and citrus. Medium-bodied with flavors of roasted malt, cocoa and citrusy hops. The finish is moderately bitter piney hops with a chocolatey aftertaste. Decent overall.