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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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154 Ratings
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Ratings: 154
Reviews: 32
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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Book

Alabama

5/5  rDev +39.7%

07-30-2013 01:07:08 | More by Book
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TBRich

South Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

07-11-2014 22:18:17 | More by TBRich
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xShoWTeKx

South Carolina

4.55/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from bottle to pint glass with a two finger white head that dissipates quickly and leaves minimal lacing. Color is a darker brown with a slight redish/orange tint.

S: Strong smell of orange and slight smell chocolate sweetness, strong citrus hop smell light earthy undertone.

T: Similar to smell with a strong citrus/orange taste with very light chocolate, nice earthy and citrus hop back.

M: Medium bodied, good carbonation, and a dry finish.

O: A very good beer, something a little different for an IPA but good. Had this a lot already and will keep enjoying and definitely recommend others to try it.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 07:45:46 | More by xShoWTeKx
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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

09-29-2013 20:56:43 | More by shockrocker65
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bmkitche

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

06-21-2013 20:16:59 | More by bmkitche
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

06-14-2012 20:41:32 | More by carrollmel7
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Ivegotmule

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

11-23-2013 07:10:21 | More by Ivegotmule
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Jamesthebrit

Michigan

4.35/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Woo only 3 reviews (now 4) Curious to get at this local brew.

A: Pours a bold brownish red. Head is a fun corn color which i believe is made darker on account of the chocolate. A unique looking IPA.

S: Fruity but also some subtle chocolate notes.

T: What a strange taste! Definitely the first chocolate beer that actually tastes like chocolate rather than bitter grossness. The chocolate hits first then some bitter hops. I can dig it. The hops are a little dull which is not what I like in an IPA but a pretty good beer.

M: Sits perfect. The thickest IPA I have ever had with a perfect amount of carbonation.

Overall a very nice beer. The flavors sit very well together in the beer and are well defined. Unique but stays true to the style. A must try.

Serving type: growler

06-29-2012 23:26:43 | More by Jamesthebrit
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rajendra82

Georgia

4.34/5  rDev +21.2%
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
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ltdantheman

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

04-10-2013 14:31:19 | More by ltdantheman
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Yoda22

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

10-09-2013 19:02:49 | More by Yoda22
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SC_Beer_Drinker

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

08-09-2013 01:54:43 | More by SC_Beer_Drinker
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Chrisbaggz

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

05-30-2013 19:18:44 | More by Chrisbaggz
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

06-08-2013 01:00:26 | More by RyanAU
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canawler

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

04-09-2014 19:26:41 | More by canawler
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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

03-20-2014 00:30:44 | More by BrewerDawg
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Mjohnescu

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

04-29-2013 21:33:54 | More by Mjohnescu
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unskinnyhop09

South Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

if i could make this at home, i would never leave the house.

this beer tastes like a perfect homebrewed beer.
all of the flavors are up front and noticable.
the mouthfeel is crisp yet viscous.
a bit of roasted coffee and dark chocolate (hence the name).
sooo much straight citrus hop aroma and flavor (the rest of the name).

up the creek should smell/taste more like coipa.
i can't wait for them to make the next batch.
this limited brew is great...not perfect, but it is a step in the right direction.

Serving type: growler

12-23-2012 22:44:00 | More by unskinnyhop09
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SampsonOfRaleigh

North Carolina

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2014 20:53:10 | More by SampsonOfRaleigh
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chinchill

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.7%

12-27-2012 01:44:07 | More by chinchill
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tdm168

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.7%

06-18-2014 20:08:30 | More by tdm168
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redclaybrewer

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.7%

09-22-2013 14:55:03 | More by redclaybrewer
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HipHopinHooligan13

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.7%

07-26-2013 02:17:16 | More by HipHopinHooligan13
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andysc83

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.7%

05-19-2013 02:03:52 | More by andysc83
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DrMindbender

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.7%

07-28-2014 22:37:42 | More by DrMindbender
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Thomas Creek Chocolate Orange IPA from Thomas Creek Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.