Thomas Creek Chocolate Orange IPA - Thomas Creek Brewery
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4.34/5 rDev +21.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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.
Serving type: bottle
03-13-2014 03:57:51 | More by rajendra82
3.86/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12 oz bottle
A- pours an interesting ruby/amber color with an off white head that hangs for quite a bit. Nice lacing throughout, sip after sip.
S- hints of citrus, a slight orange tone, with some hoppy notes
T- very subtle, but sweet chocolate on the front with a citrusy orange and bitter chocolate finish. Pretty impressive blend really. One of a kind.
M- a bit harsh up front with strong carbonation and Dryness from the hops that make my mouth pucker a bit. After swallowing and licking my lips I taste the slight chocolate presence with orange, but also delicious hops and biscuity malts.
O- very interesting beer. Definitely not a sessionable brew at 7.5% and with all the flavor it will do a number on your palette. Definitely worth trying!
Serving type: bottle
01-28-2014 00:23:05 | More by Budinetz
Thomas Creek Chocolate Orange IPA from Thomas Creek Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.