Spring India Pale Ale - Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
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2.65/5 rDev -28%
This beer pours a hazy yellow color with a finger of foamy white head that retains slightly a leaves a little bit of lacing. However, the color and haziness is nothing like an IPA should be... It looked like a Hefeweizen. The aroma is surprisingly lacking, but there are some hints of grassy hops. The taste starts with earthy hops and then switches to grapefruit and then ends abruptly... Feels fairly empty. The mouthfeel is creamy, which is not what I'd expect from an IPA and makes the experience a little weird. Overall I am wondering if I got a funky batch but I would not suggest this to anyone.
03-28-2011 21:24:07 | More by csiewert
3.1/5 rDev -15.8%
Mildly hazed gold with an orange tinge and an airy clump of white head on top.
Not even close to enough hops in this one to be considered a worthy IPA, especially at the considerable ABV. Some tropical fruit and soft citrus pretty much sums it up with a somewhat rough alcohol burn on the finish. Not even much in the way of hop bitterness.
I was hoping for a hop assault in an IPA of this strength. I've had plenty sub 6% IPAs that blow this one out of the water. Swing and a miss...
02-24-2011 19:00:36 | More by bump8628
3.33/5 rDev -9.5%
Poured into a pint glass and nice 2 finger white head. It has a cloudy appearace with a light golden color.
Smell is citrusy with notes of pine.
Taste is grapefruity, bitter that ends very dry.
A very delicious taste but do not like the over the top dry bitter finish. Mouthfeel is light.
A nice IPA but I wouldn't go out of my way to get this one.
02-27-2011 02:21:41 | More by shohog
3.4/5 rDev -7.6%
On tap at Pete’s Place.
A: Served a copper color with a small head and bits of lacing.
S: Aroma is a mixture of citrus and pine with some malt sweetness and hint of spice.
T: Taste is similar with citrus and pine and malt sweetness. Nice bitterness and a clean finish.
F: Fairly medium body, crisp and a bit refreshing 7.7 % ABV is well hidden.
O: Decent drinker, good for a couple. Nice offering from a small regional brewer.
05-23-2012 13:15:51 | More by soju6
3.5/5 rDev -4.9%
Appearance - The beer pours a nice cloudy orange with a nice white head. Lacing present.
Smell - Very nice. Aroma of grapefruit and pine along with a slight floral hint.
Taste - Crisp and clean beer. Nice grapefruit flavor with a nice bready maltiness. Very well balanced IPA. Not in your face like a lot of American IPAs are btu still has a nice hop presence. Very approachable.
Mouthfeel: Medium body with medium carbonation.
Overall: Very solid brew from these guys. Very easy to drink IPA. Too bad it is seasonal and too bad we can't get it in New Orleans. This seems to be a theme.
05-25-2012 22:22:28 | More by Beerbuddha
3.58/5 rDev -2.7%
The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma has a lot of tropical fruit in it as well as some bread and a little bit of orange citrus. A nice, fruity smelling IPA that is better than I expected it to be. The flavor is also very fruity. I get a lot of orange and grapefruit citrus notes, as well as some bread. The bitterness is pretty low for the style but there is a lot of hop flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
10-31-2011 00:15:49 | More by Mora2000
3.6/5 rDev -2.2%
I bought a single bottle of this at Highland Package store in Birmingham, Alabama. Not bad at all. Pours a slightly hazy golden with a healthy head that is pure white and leaves some lacing. Gentle hops in the nose, mostly floral, but with a dose of clean sweet malt, some waxiness and and a bit of bitter citrus. Similar in the mouth with a bit more grassiness and a bit of meatiness in taste. Fairly dry and grainy, but overall there is a gentleness and floral subtlety to the beer that makes it seem a bit more of the English style than the American- but with an altered hop profile that still keeps things somewhat restrained. Fairly nice.
08-31-2011 20:46:17 | More by Georgiabeer
3.6/5 rDev -2.2%
Kevin hooked me up with this beer recently just for the heck of it. It arrived via his beer of the month club and he wanted to share it with me.
Pouring into a Firestone Walker pint glass. Hazy orange/brown with a thin off-white foam that's partially retaining.
Moderate candied orange peel/lemon hop in the nose.
Moderate bitterness up front with a lemon rind citrus essence. Somewhat dank. Dry, clean finish.
Medium-light in body, modest carbonation.
Overall a decent example of the style but far short of memorable. Not one I'd seek out again but glad to have sampled it.
12-14-2011 02:19:29 | More by BrewerB
3.63/5 rDev -1.4%
A- Pours a pale orange with half a finger of head. The carbonation seems somewhat high for this beer, but for some reason it doesn't come out in the head.
S- Caramel, sweet orange, softened pine wood. Certainly hop forward.
T- There's quite a bit of citrus- lime, orange, lemon tangelo, combined with a bitter dusty, dirty piney, hop flavor. Some sort of non specific sweetness. The dirtiness is starting to get on my tastebuds nerves- it's mineral to the extreme.
M- Bitter. Strong carbonation. Right level of syrup/ stickiness.
O- There's some good stuff going on with this beer. I don't know if the mineral/ dirty bitterness is intended or bad aging, but I don't like that aspect of the beer. Otherwise not bad.
08-17-2011 04:39:23 | More by zdk9
3.68/5 rDev 0%
Another bottle courtesy of russpowell. Thanks Russ!
It pours a cloudy peach colour and isn’t shy with the foam; 2 fingers easily and I’ll check on the lacing later. It seems a lot of the brews from OK turn out cloudy rather than clear but that’s fine by me.
It has a pretty big nose of citrus. The grapefruit is there and nicely done with some hints of pine and a smaller hint of malt.
The taste is quite bitter but I don’t get a lot of citrus accounting for it as I did in the smell. More of a grassy even aspirin like bitterness. There’s some malt here…I get some sweetish notes from time to time and some notes of bread. Not a bad tasting IPA, it’s just a bit “messy”, if I can use that word.
Medium body with medium carbonation, I like the mouth feel and it’s easy enough to drink. I think this is a good example of the style.
04-15-2011 19:04:16 | More by Bitterbill
3.75/5 rDev +1.9%
Review from notes, had this 2 weeks ago
Pours a semi hazed apricot with a finger of pearl colored head. Some floaties toward the end, very good head retention & lacing
S: Grapefruit & a touch of pineapple & a bit of orchard fruit
T: Follows the nose, nice grapefruit pop, some breadyness, a touch of pear up front. Some grainyness once warm, along with apricot, woody hops & more grapefruit. Fizzles a bit on the finish, although some grapefruit, pineyness & a kiss of booze are detectable
MF: Medium bodied with form carbonation, a touch grainy with pretty nice balance
Drinks pretty easy, a good take on the style, would not hurt my feelings if this was a year round offering...
03-10-2011 22:43:46 | More by russpowell
3.75/5 rDev +1.9%
12 oz bottle poured in a glass
A - Pours fairly cloudy amber with a 2 finger white/off white head.
S - Grapefruit citrus and piney hops are definitely out front with somewhat of a malty/floral aroma as well.
T - Grapefruit, lemon, possibly mango..all very present. The bitter hops punch through for that typical IPA taste. Finishes very floral...I taste the malt a little more I expected. Nice though.
M - Crisp and Smooth. Moderate carbonation...not too much. Nice and clean.
My buddy and I had been looking for an IPA from Choc and low and behold...their Spring selection. It's not my favorite but a solid IPA. I wish they offered this more often than a Spring Seasonal.
05-16-2011 02:46:34 | More by audiodav
3.81/5 rDev +3.5%
Pours out to a frothy head that persists and laces well. Color is a cloudy orange-gold due to bottle conditioning (forgot to decant). Aroma is piney, herbal , and citrus hop notes with bready malts. Flavor is spicy, tangy hops up front with a resiny bittersweet finish with a sweet malt aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light to medium with appropriate carbonation. Overall a very good AIPA.
05-28-2014 23:33:23 | More by EagleTalon
3.83/5 rDev +4.1%
Thanks Wade for this brew! What a great surprise. Had right from bottle...but I did pour a sip out to get a color profile...
Nice golden brown color. Smells of fresh hops and malts. Taste is very mild hops and lots of malts. Nothing amazing here, but it is a very nice IPA. Very mild, sessionable, drinkable, and easy. I wish it was a bit more fruity or sweet, but overall it is a really nice session IPA...which is scary due to its ABV.
05-23-2012 02:51:44 | More by DrinkSlurm
Spring India Pale Ale from Choc Beer Co. / Pete's Place
83 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.