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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2012
growler. Deep maple colored brown ale, white head. Minimal citrus nose. Mouthfeel is slick & much lighted than I expected. It’s a good citrus IPA. I really only taste the cocoa powder in the finish, it sticks to the tongue. The change of color it gives the beer is very nice. A dark IPA w/out the heavy malts.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chucklemation (316) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (4547) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2014
From the April 2014 3R6P gathering. +++ Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a dark nut brown color with orange highlights and a medium sized foamy beige head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was odd, somewhat malty, almost molasses with an orange presence. The flavor was malty, woody, sour orange, caramel, tobacco and something off. Medium length finish. Medium body. Very weird and not particularly good.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MattiasA (617) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2014
Sample at Malmö beer- and whiskey festival. Just a truly odd beer, with an equally odd taste-profile. Not the best combo of flavours.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (15524) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity orange aroma with hoppy hints. Fruity orange and chocolate flavor with hoppy hints. Has a fruity malty orange chocolate finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rajendra82 (933) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAR 12, 2014
The pour was orange red in color, clear, and formed a thin head a little less than one finger tall. The smell was typical of an East Coast IPA, in the earthy, herbal, soothing quality. The taste was where the chocolate first revealed itself, as there was a splash of cocoa across the tip of the tongue before the hops overcame if with spicy pungency. There wasn’t much orange peel flavor, except maybe a hint in the finish. This was certainly a good deal more complex than a run of the mill IPA. In fact I would on or to say that it was more a hoppy red ale, like the Terrapin Big Hoppy Monster, than it was an IPA. The feel of the body was thicker than most IPA’s, as there was a heft to it. I liked this experiment quite a bit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
ADesenberg (500) - Ohio, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Bottle: pours a dark brown with a nice foamy tan head. Aromas are not surprising... Chocolate... Citrus and oranges. This plays out nice on the flavors... Starts nice and mild with a thin body, but super malty and sweet... Immediately goes into a slightly bitter, citrus orange taste, which fades off to the chocolate. Very unique, I wish the body was a little heavier, but it’s still very nice. Different.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NeoHippie2 (794) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Dark amber pour with an off-white head. Aromas of orange peel and subtle chocolate. Flavor is malty upfront with some citrus hops coming through and the chocolate in the finish. Interesting beer, not super hoppy but you can still tell it’s an IPA. The chocolate and orange flavors add a nice complexity to it.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rlgk (9472) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2014
Linköping Beer Expo 2014. Clear amber beer with a nice offwhite head. Malty nutty aroma, caramel, chocolate, citrus, hay, grassy, mash notes. Malty fruity flavor, grassy, quite bitter after a whole, leather notes. A bit unclean.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kryon (1104) - SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2014
Pours dark brown medium head Aromas of oranges, chocolate, caramel Taste has oranges, hints of chocolate, wee bit sour High carbonation, bit low bodied, too bitter

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ktwse (1475) - SWEDEN - MAR 1, 2014
Pours dark reddish amber, almost burgundy, with two fingers of off-white head. Aroma of orange, milk chocolate, light caramel. Taste is blood orange bitter, which mellows towards the lingering finish. Body is light-ish and smooth with average carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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