Thomas Creek Chocolate Orange IPA - Thomas Creek Brewery
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Reviews by ThePopper:
3.88/5 rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A: A lovely, dark mahogany, much darker than a typical IPA, likely due to the cocoa powder.
S: Muted hop aroma, tempered with a hint of chocolate. No noticeable orange present.
T: Plenty of hop bitterness, but more malt depth than might be expected, with very little of the citrusy high notes that characterize some IPAs. Moderate complexity, with just the slightest hint of cocoa but little orange.
M: Nicely balanced, but a bit flat and bland. Some of this could simply be the tap from which it was poured.
O: The promised chocolate and orange are very much in the background here (in my mind, a good thing). Overall, a nice change of pace from a classic IPA, a bit like a hoppy amber ale. That said, it is somewhat lacking in complexity and doesn’t live up to the taste profile of the best IPAs (or, for that matter, the richest ambers).
Serving type: on-tap
07-16-2012 01:40:25 | More by ThePopper
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3.86/5 rDev +8.4%
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 137 ratings.