bartzluke (598) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 2, 2015 b79turner (260) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 19, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Growler fill at City Vinyard. Pours a yellow orange color with a small white head. Nose is very floral and piney, taste is the same with a strong hoppy bitter finish. A little dry on the end. Not much going on here, mostly grassy pine and bitterness.
12 oz pour from a 45 degree bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Dark yellow, a little hazy. Great carbonation, gigantic fluffy white long-lasting head. Like drinking through a cloud. Nose is tropical fruit and citrus. Smells awesome. Mouthfeel is great as well-- the prefect balance of creamy, dry, and carbonated. The taste, too, is delicious. Tropical fruit, citrus, a little pine. Great hops taste. This might just be the perfect setting, but this is one of the best IPAs I?ve had. Good job Choc. GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Rated from notes taken 29 Jul 2011 -- Decent, although unremarkable IPA. Sessionable and enjoyable while doing it. maddmatt639 (331) - Pacifica, California, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Great retention and medium lacing. Smells of lemon, herbal and pine. Tastes of sweet dry malt, apricots and grapefruit. Semi-bitterness aftertaste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Ferris (16107) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2014
Draft - Fresh sweet grapefruit. Clear gold with a rich white head. Bitter tropical fruit hops, that finishes very dry. Bitterness is a bit overwhelming. nearbeer (5523) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Several pints on tap. Hazy golden with a lasting film of cream. Nose is caramel, floral hop, resin and light citrus. Tastes of spicy resin, floral and citrus hops with a nice dose of caramel and honeycomb. Light medium body is soft and has a smooth medium carbonation. Nice balance makes this one dangerously drinkable.
deyholla (11914) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2014
On tap at Tapwerks! Pours a near clear golden amber with a white head that lasts throughout the beer and laces. Aroma has a combination of pine and grapefruit with a bit of sweet citrus and light grains. Flavor is similar with more sweet citrus coming through but bitter pine and grapefruit underlying. OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 3, 2013
A - Pours a cloudy burnt orange with a 2.5 finger foamy head. Sticky lacing patterns, big and small.
S - Fresh cut pine needles, juicy grapefruit oil citrus, floral honeysuckle. Very green and pungent hop aromas.
T - Clean grapefruit, mandarin, and mango mixes with a soft floral bouquet. Bitter pine comes in strong and sticks to the sides of the tongue. Sweet pale and malt layers underneath the full flavored hops. Has a some tart strawberries along with a green apple-like acidity. A honeysuckle sweetness starts in the middle and stays through the bitter finish. Dry on the aftertaste
M - Smooth and lush feel. Moderate carbonation.
Awesome nose! Loads of fresh hop flavor. Citrus, pine, floral, and tropical. It was very surprised by this one. A little light in the malt category but I didn’t mind.
Serving type: bottle
02-19-2011 Stevesie (336) - - JAN 8, 2013
Pours a pretty orange with moderate white head. Fresh, grassy aroma. Very hoppy and bitter; the ABV is well-hidden. I get a distinct apricot flavor toward the finish. Easily my favorite offering from Choc. I wish it was offered year-round. jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2012
12oz bottle tastes like your basic 4C IPA with some odd skunk in the finish not bad for 4 mOnths old Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2012
On tap at The Flying Saucer in Little Rock. Pours a lightly hazed, golden-orange colored body with a finger-width, frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma has a light orange citrus pine with a bit of a tropical fruit floral hopping. Lightly sweetened pale malts with a light bready caramel. Flavor is similar. Orange and grapefruit up front with a light line resin as well as a few florals. Light caramel and breadiness in the middle to balance before this finishes dry with a medium-light bitterness, a few resins and florals, and a light sweetness. Fairly lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent IPA. Nothing special, but some citrus florals and light pines with a balanced bready caramel.