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Thomas Creek Chocolate Orange IPA - Thomas Creek Brewery

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Thomas Creek Chocolate Orange IPAThomas Creek Chocolate Orange IPA

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152 Ratings
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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 6
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thomas Creek Brewery visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ChainGangGuy on 02-01-2012)
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Buck6196

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-10-2013 16:16:13 | More by Buck6196
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4.01/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not as thick and syrupy as another IPA of theirs called Up the Creek. But more drinkable and no less delicious. Based on the two Thomas Creek IPA's I've had, the brewers go low on hops and carbonation compared to most IPA's. When I saw "Orange" and particularly the word "Chocolate" I thought a one-and-done dessert beer. It probably is a good dessert beer but it's not heavy like a stout. So if your palate is functioning properly you'll want more than one to be sure.

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A: Pours a very dark amber with a bubbly thin gray head that dissipates quickly

S: Strong citrus as well as sweet apple and passion fruits, with a hint of chocolate malt at the end

T: Dark chocolate with a malty sweetness. There is a tartness and coffee like acidity, but no citrus flavors

M: keeps a lot of the crispness of an IPA, but is a bit thicker feeling

O: pretty good. Finds a good balance between Chocolatey sweetness and the refreshing nature of an IPA. Could use more citrus.

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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.

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Thomas Creek Chocolate Orange IPA from Thomas Creek Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.