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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (10472) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2012
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a mahogany color with an off white head. Lacing left on the glass. Aromas of earth, roast, and chocolate. Tastes of citrus, chocolate, caramel, and some roast. Sweeter with the bitterness and hops taking a backseat - would not have guessed this was an IPA.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rustbucket0873 (348) - Krikville, New York, USA - FEB 5, 2016
Pours dark brown with see thru. Tan fluffy head. The aroma is strong of chocolate, citrus and grapefruit. It starts with bitter caramel and toast. torwands the end chocolate, grapefruit ditrus, orange. Some earthy too. Body is medium to light little watery. Bitterness through. Overall good ipa on a cold night.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jorn69 (2066) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2016
Backlog...................... Sample @ Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival 20140329.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LLaurin (163) - Motala, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2015
Real nice impression from tap. Dark amber and a rich aroma of cocoa and some orange zest. Taste is rich and full of the choc and orange as well. Like from me.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
JFGrind (1949) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2015
Dark brown medium bodied hoppy IPA. Citra hops take prominence, chocolate and orange flavors are subtle. Unique beer, thinking it may be better classified as a Black IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Samuel214 (213) - SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2015
Fat på Örebro Öl & Whisky Festival. Dagens första smakprov. Mörk rubinröd vätska med tunnt beiget skum som ligger kvar. Doft av choklad, granskott, apelsin, kola, honung och kakdeg. Lagom kropp. Smaken är lik doften. Många smaker som ska ta plats samtidigt, men lyckas hålla ihop det snyggt. Stabil och jämn. Trevlig!

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
voyageurmike (203) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Clear brown with light carbonation, sizeable foamy head. Aroma of hops with faint orange. More like a brown ale than an IPaA. Bitter finish with orange peel. Not so great, but ok.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (2235) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 4, 2015
Draft at the Irish Pol. Mostly clear very dark brown pour with a large off-white foamy head. Good amount of thin lace. Strong good cocoa notes in the nose and finish, though the actual taste of the chocolate during is more glossy and slightly artificial. The orange element is further back than expected - present but unpronounced. In fact the citrus flavors from the Citra hops are more in control. There is also a mildly deep malt background with notes of plums, prunes, blackberries and currants that provides richer fruit elements. Lots of dark caramel flavors as well. At 100 IBUs there is also a strong spicy hop bite. The whole experience is rather wild. Not fantastic but certainly not boring.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Peter_L (1226) - SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2015
Tap@BA Vasagatan. Brunsvart vätska. Liknar mer en black-ipa i utseendet. Framträdande doft av choklad. Grape och citrus lurar i bakgrunden. Påminner om en Chocolate Stout, sade någon i sällskapet. Tydlig sädessmak och mer choklad. En lätt fruktig friskhet av blodapelsin kan anas.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
SSSteve (4006) - - OCT 17, 2015
bottle. light brown with a small beige head. nougat, chocolate aroma. flavor more like a brown ale with mild roast notes, dried orange peel, chocolate extract. alright.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (6480) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2015
Sample at SBWF 2015. Amber with a creamy head. On the sweet side with orange, caramel, hops and chocolate. The body was medium as was the bitterness.


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