Castaway Chocolate Orange IPA | Thomas Creek Brewery

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Castaway Chocolate Orange IPACastaway Chocolate Orange IPA

Brewed by:
Thomas Creek Brewery
South Carolina, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ChainGangGuy on 02-01-2012

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Ratings: 220 |  Reviews: 47
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Castaway Chocolate Orange IPA from Thomas Creek Brewery
3.62 out of 5 based on 220 ratings.
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