Castaway Chocolate Orange IPA | Thomas Creek Brewery

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Castaway Chocolate Orange IPACastaway Chocolate Orange IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Thomas Creek Brewery
South Carolina, United States
thomascreekbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ChainGangGuy on 02-01-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
220
Reviews:
47
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
12.71%
 
 
Wants:
10
Gots:
24
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 220 |  Reviews: 47
Photo of StevenMilligan
3.3/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Disappointed by the subtlety of both the chocolate and the orange. Plenty of bitter hops, smells like chocolate, but there's minimal orange flavor at all. I'm an IPA drinker, but I think this lacked a good malty backbone. The over-bittered hops are unchecked by malt.

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Photo of BEER88
3.42/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ChicagoNick
3.57/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of harpus
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of AlaskaAg
3.51/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of J-Rye
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I decided to take a chance on this and it was well worth the price. I would get this again. It's fantastic to drink with Thai pineapple fried rice.

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Photo of IdrinkGas
3.12/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of jazzer
3.81/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattsmith413
3.59/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PA-Michigander
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZorroZ
4.19/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Very dark copper pour w/a thin, tan head that dissipates quickly
Smell: Hops and orange are prominent in the smell, but not much eles; certainly not chocolate.
Taste: Ah... there's the chocolate. Not heavily-chocolate, as with a chocolate stout, but definitely present. The orange blends nicely with the hops as well.
Feel: About what I'd expect from an IPA, maybe a just a touch creamier, although that could just be the chocolate taste fooling me.
Overall: This is another very good beer from Thomas Creek. Despite the chocolate, it's not a dessert beer, but definitely not one you'd want to session due to the ABV.

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Photo of tjcapture
2.37/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

I really like other Thomas Creek brews and I'm not a regular IPA drinker, so keep that in mind. Unable to pick up any chocolate or orange taste, it was all hops, no balance.

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Photo of JDW4195
4.18/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First, I'm not an IPA drinker. So, take it for what it's worth. When I read the name, I expected a dessert beer. The chocolate and orange are barely noticeable, but do help smooth out the hop. Pretty solid beer, good ABV. I suppose a Hop Head would enjoy it.

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Photo of Mezmerized07
3.89/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lugenbeast
3.44/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of vancean2
3.87/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bierleichen
3.2/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mikestaf
3.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wulfie85
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of richkrull
3.26/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SplitsAtoms
2.47/5  rDev -31.8%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Good in theory ... This thing poured all head. Taste was like a black ipa but also a bit sour. Did not detect significant chocolate or orange notes. Despite that the flavor was decent with some hoppiness and general citrus. May have had an older bottle.

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Photo of GeorgiaBeerMoose
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of marshall4usc
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Keene
3.76/5  rDev +3.9%

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