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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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kylehay2004

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

07-02-2013 00:40:31 | More by kylehay2004
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nickfl

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-30-2013 03:44:26 | More by nickfl
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.2%

06-24-2013 20:02:57 | More by BMart
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -16.2%

06-24-2013 12:04:37 | More by twenty5
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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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protton

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

06-14-2013 18:45:04 | More by protton
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mattkoon

South Carolina

3.58/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

i was pretty interested to try a chocolate orange ipa. i dont think that i have ever came across such a thing. it pours a very interesting orange/black- with a thick head. smells hoppy with hints of dark malt. the taste is pretty hoppy with a dark bitter finish, the orange flavor is faint- probably more orange peel flavor than sweet citrus. but thats ok- there is a marrige of 3 bitters here the dark chocolate, hops and orange peel that go pretty good together. this isnt a bad beer. a very interesting blend for fans of bitter.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 16:24:42 | More by mattkoon
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

06-10-2013 03:53:18 | More by ygtbsm94
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

06-09-2013 16:28:27 | More by UltimateLivewire
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csparace

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Here we go again. Every time I have something from Thomas Creek, albeit only a couple times now, I feel like I'm walking into some sort of weird experiment. This one looks from the first second to live up to par.

Appearance – Poured from a 12oz bottle to a Matilda glass. Pours a thin but very dark reddish amber. Its almost as if someone has diluted a darker beer – but looks pretty attractive. Huge creamy head that measures up to almost 3 fingers. I had to stop pouring and wait for it to come down.

Smell – hmm. Smells like a cross between a stout and an IPA. There's the tell tale sign of hops, maybe simcoe or something pretty earthy. However, there's some dark stuff going on. Some vanilla is pretty obvious. Orange is quite faint

Taste – not doing much for me here. The hoppy flavor that you'd expect in an IPA is changed significantly. Its got a much darker complex – but not in that roasted/caramelized way you'd think. Its more like they've just been far beyond their prime. The hop taste really lingers quite nicely though. There's not a lot of dark flavors going on at all. Chocolate and orange are there only if you really search for them – not nearly as present as I'd like for a beer like this.

Mouthfeel – this is a little boozy. Leaves me with a warm feeling in the back. The carbonation levels are actually pretty good. Kinda sour.

Overall – The more I have of this beer the less I like it. There are a lot of odd things going on and I don't think they work well. The chocolate and orange are not something that come out nearly enough, and even if they did, I don't know if they would work well in this style.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 03:41:25 | More by csparace
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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Thedrizzle

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

06-07-2013 01:59:20 | More by Thedrizzle
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MichiganderHB

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

06-06-2013 02:37:03 | More by bruindre
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JISurfer

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -16.2%

06-04-2013 20:44:01 | More by JISurfer
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Florida

3/5  rDev -16.2%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

05-31-2013 22:34:56 | More by ADTaber
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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andysc83

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +11.7%

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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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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

04-21-2013 23:02:26 | More by Mantooth
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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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Thomas Creek Chocolate Orange IPA from Thomas Creek Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.