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Basement Batch - Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place

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100 Ratings
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
35 IBU

(Beer added by: Vancer on 05-28-2007)
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Ratings: 100 | Reviews: 71 | Display Reviews Only:
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randymanar

Arkansas

3/5  rDev -16.4%

06-01-2013 20:27:43 | More by randymanar
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harpus

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

04-10-2013 20:10:56 | More by harpus
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grahamboudreaux

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-19-2013 13:26:42 | More by grahamboudreaux
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DelMontiac

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-12-2013 23:08:23 | More by DelMontiac
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beernads

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-05-2013 11:22:55 | More by beernads
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

12-07-2012 03:44:14 | More by t0rin0
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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.4%

08-06-2012 16:28:18 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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Shasty


3/5  rDev -16.4%

07-30-2012 17:58:04 | More by Shasty
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GPHarris

Alabama

3.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a - poured a one finger thick creamy eggshell-colored head into a goblet that left a thin ring and lace throughout. the body was a hazy, bright orange-amber color.
s - malty and syrupy sweet like caramel with a hint of oranges.
m - bready with a bit of orange peel.
o - creamy yet crisp.
o - decent APA but i've had much better examples before. i needed some more hops.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2012 15:35:25 | More by GPHarris
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FriedGold2112


4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

05-19-2012 04:51:09 | More by FriedGold2112
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DoubleSimcoe

New York

4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-09-2012 05:51:20 | More by DoubleSimcoe
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bpackertx

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-05-2012 21:34:21 | More by bpackertx
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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-03-2012 16:35:09 | More by RoryOMoore
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4balance


4/5  rDev +11.4%

02-02-2012 02:20:26 | More by 4balance
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substanceD

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-31-2012 03:33:42 | More by substanceD
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

01-31-2012 02:26:37 | More by AndrewMichael
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FlyingYeti

Alabama

5/5  rDev +39.3%

01-11-2012 21:07:10 | More by FlyingYeti
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Brent

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drinks a bit bigger than an American Pale Ale - pushing toward the upper end of the scale where the brisk hopping and slightly syrupy mouthfeel begin to take on attributes of a double IPA. Citrus hops with a pronounced grapefruit peel bitterness that clings to the back of the tongue. Moderate level of sweetness, not quite balanced on the bittering.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 14:50:17 | More by Brent
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -16.4%

11-30-2011 17:07:30 | More by jenray
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Amp

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

11-19-2011 16:47:15 | More by Amp
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JRod1969

New York

3/5  rDev -16.4%

11-14-2011 18:05:38 | More by JRod1969
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.28/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a DFH snifter, picked up in a recent trade, it is a little sweet but an OK pale ale.

Beer is amber and hazy with a off white head of small bubbles, lacing on the glass, decent retention.

Aroma is mildly hoppy, mildly sweet.

Beer is a little like grapefruit candy sweet up front, at frist at least. It opens up a little the more I drink and finishes decently bitter but not overly dry. It is an averagish pale ale I don't think I'll go out of my way to get more of it.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2011 17:17:45 | More by drabmuh
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scruffwhor

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks Mom and Dad for picking up this unobtainable brew from OK on your trip to AR.

Slightly cloudy copper and ochre color. Nice head and strong film of foam after the pour Middle of the road bubbling.

A little dirt, plant matter, and soft citrus make up the hop aroma. Light toasted biscuits make up the malt. Simple and OK... get it...

Spongey palate from the start and finishes bubbly and gypsumy. Toasted white bread crust and earthy citric hop bitterness. This beer makes me think of a homebrewers first APA, and I've had few of those.

Not a bad session APA and I like the idea behind this brew.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2011 20:54:53 | More by scruffwhor
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chocosushi

Oklahoma

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Favorite of the CHOC year round lineup

First time reviewing,
66669th time drinking.
Single bottle from Freeman's

12oz stub -> Mustang Pint

A ~ Holy shit, this bottle (I even let it rest upright for a few)
fizzed like crazy after I opened it on my wallmount outside,
having to sip out some of the foam and making it very difficult to pour.
Besides that. . .Hazy Orange. Spotty lacing. Huge fucking monster of a pillowy white head with a mix superfine and very large bubbles. Settles into a perfect plateau once the head chills out...
"Does this look infected?" comes to mind.
Let's see.

S ~ Orange peels and grapefruit. Little mint & breadyness.
So far so good.

T ~ Old lemons, Grape juice, hard sap, & alot of yeast. Grapefruit is muted & takes a backseat. Slap in the face of buttered sourdough bread toward the end.
I can tell this one is almost past it's prime yet not spoiled,
so I'm cutting it a LITTLE slack, but not much because the grapefruit and biscuit flavors I love in this brew have faded.

M ~ So dang spritzy with a heavy burn from what I hope is from the beer "conditioning" for too long (for the worst)
Too much yeast.

D ~ Carbonation was way off, and I hope it was just a fluke batch or an old bottle because I love this beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2011 03:51:55 | More by chocosushi
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eclaycamp

Kansas

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce stubby bottle poured into a juice glass (I’m travelling for work, so beggars can’t be choosers). Color is a dark gold to amber, very similar to an apple juice. That goes for the carbonation as well, as the beer has quite a bit of fizz. The head bursts forward but doesn’t hang around long, as it collapses down to just a skimming over the top. Appearance is somewhat murky, but that’s my fault – a closer inspection of the bottle reveals a pretty hefty sediment of yeast. Aroma is subdued, but again could be on me – whenever I travel my sinuses usually take a beating and this trip has been no exception. Some mild and subdued hop aroma with a little bit of malt. That’s really all I can get out of the nose at this time. Taste is surprisingly hop-centric, with familiar notes of grapefruit bursting through. My first thought is that this is clearly a beer with Cascade hops. Using a magnifying glass to read the marketing speak on the label and would you look at that, Cascade. Oh, and it’s bottle conditioned too. Guess I should have read that at the outset. Malt profile becomes more pronounced as you drink it, and I think that it’s not so much bready, but more nutty – something like almonds come to mind. Mouthfeel is light to medium. The carbonation is a little bit heavy but it helps scrub the residual hop bitterness off your tongue. There’s a little bit of malt sweetness up front with the hops to help balance things out, but it finishes dry. There’s just a hint of the alcohol phenol on the back of the throat when drinking the beer – this is a flavor I’ve found that I’m very susceptible to, so your mileage may vary. The light mouthfeel and dry finish seem to tip me off that this is a beer that’s meant for consumption in mass quantities, which is fine – it goes quite well on a late-spring evening like tonight. Overall I’d prefer the body to have just a little bit more in terms of malt character and I’d like to have the alcohol tones down a little bit (again, probably just my preference). This beer certainly doesn’t break any new grounds in terms of the Pale Ale style, but it doesn’t do much wrong either.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2011 00:57:23 | More by eclaycamp
Basement Batch from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
82 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.