jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
lightly roasty some chocolate and orange flavors are very subtly in there decent hoppiness medium body..
gyllenbock (6204) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Lilja (2247) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska från SB, import. Mahognyfärgad vätska med krämigt skum. Djup söt doft av apelsinchoklad, citrusmarmelad och karamell. Seg kladdig vätska. Tung, djup söt smak. Lite DIPA-ish men lite väl kladdig och söt. Balanserad bra beska. Gott!
Vignale (2640) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mahognyfärgad vätska med krämigt skum. Djup söt doft av apelsinchoklad, citrusmarmelad och karamell. Seg kladdig vätska. Tung, djup söt smak. Lite DIPA-ish men lite väl kladdig och söt. Balanserad bra beska. Bra.
youdictategood (456) - Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
jhp40219 (409) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
kramer (5436) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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
Block (1762) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
notalush (5451) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
chinchill (3229) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
hfmejias (1082) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.