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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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BA SCORE
81
good

164 Ratings
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Ratings: 164
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.89%
Wants: 7
Gots: 9 | 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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Ratings: 164 | Reviews: 34 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

ejohnson654, Oct 25, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -37%

bilhelm, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of kristougher
3.5/5  rDev -2%

kristougher, Oct 20, 2013
Photo of BMMillsy
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours like a thin brown ale with ruby edges and a one finger cream colored head. Aroma of orange peel and citrus hops, with some other spice aroma I assume is the chocolate. Flavor is toasty malts with a bitter--almost rye like--dry finish. Drinks like a black rye ipa. Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. Actually not half bad, but certainly not chocolatey by any means.

BMMillsy, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of Yoda22
4.25/5  rDev +19%

Yoda22, Oct 09, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

marley2112, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of bcoutu
3.5/5  rDev -2%

bcoutu, Oct 06, 2013
Photo of FilumDee
3.5/5  rDev -2%

FilumDee, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of HiWire
3.75/5  rDev +5%

HiWire, Sep 30, 2013
Photo of shockrocker65
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

shockrocker65, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of Rojada1988
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Rojada1988, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of bhudlow23
3.25/5  rDev -9%

bhudlow23, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of bigfnjoe
3.5/5  rDev -2%

bigfnjoe, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of n2185
3.74/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear chocolate brown with two fingers of eggshell head that fades into a thin cap with a little lacing.

S: Sweet nectarine-like hops up front with milk chocolate followed by earthy pine notes.

T: Earthy pine notes here as well with some citrus rind. The finish is more chocolaty, leaving a bitter cocoa and hop finish.

M: Medium body with lowish carbonation, this beer has an oily slick feel to it.

O: An enjoyable beer overall. There isn't much orange there, but a chocolaty IPA is an interesting and idea and mostly succeeds.

n2185, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of WVbeergeek
3.75/5  rDev +5%

WVbeergeek, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of redclaybrewer
4/5  rDev +12%

redclaybrewer, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of swimfire
3.25/5  rDev -9%

swimfire, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.45/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - From the look, I would suggest this to be a black IPA. It was a brownish black color with a slight white head.

Smell - The aroma showed the greatest hint of chocolate. I can't say whether it was more of a dark or mild chocolate, but the chocolate was an attention grabber.

Taste - At the front was a bitter chocolate taste. The citrus was more toward the back of the taste, but I would hesitate to call it orange. The taste grew progressively more bitter with a resiny aftertaste emerging.

Mouthfeel - The mouthfeel was thick enough to be an American IPA and demonstrated modest carbonation.

Overall - As I see it, this is a decent black IPA, with little special about it. The idea of chocolate and orange is fairly misleading.

JohnnyHopps, Sep 21, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16%

tommyguz, Sep 15, 2013
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3/5  rDev -16%

tgraven, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of RblWthACoz
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Chocolate Orange IPA? That makes no sense, but I am game.

Pours quite like a brown ale. Flavor is unique, of course. Earthy and rustic. I don't really get any chocolate and I don't really get any orange. If it is there, it's collided with the IPA character and given this rustic offering that I now am trying. An okay beer, I guess. Could/should carry more unique character, imo.

RblWthACoz, Sep 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Soto, Sep 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

jagada, Sep 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

buckyp, Sep 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

carterbt, Sep 03, 2013
Thomas Creek Chocolate Orange IPA from Thomas Creek Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 164 ratings.