Break Apart
High Water Brewing

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High Water Brewing
California, United States
Cream Ale
Ranked #99
Ranked #23,712
3.68 | pDev: 10.05%
May 08, 2022
Jun 11, 2017
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Notes: Break Apart Chocolate Orange Cream Ale is a delightful tribute to the eponymous confectionary treat. We feature four varieties of sun-kissed orange peel, hints of vanilla and a delicate layer of bittersweet chocolate from cacao nibs, creating a flavor memory in your mouth. Tap into our bright, delicious and refreshing Summer Cream Ale – a flashback to warm days and good times.
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Rated: 3.96 by Beecham from California

May 08, 2022
Rated: 3.38 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Feb 19, 2022
Rated: 3.89 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Oct 03, 2021
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Reviewed by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

3.26/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
16 oz can.

Pours a cloudy yellow gold color with 2 fingers of creamy white head. Good retention. Leaves a crown of lacing.

Aromas of candied orange, vanilla, and subtle dark chocolate.

The flavor is pretty much the same as the nose. Citrus is more tart than sweet.

The feel is light bodied with moderate carbonation. Goes down nicely but it's a bit on the watery side. Needs more carb.

Overall, this is a decent cream ale. It comes exactly as advertised. And while the flavors kind of sort of come together, it's still a bit much for the style.
Aug 12, 2021
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Reviewed by backblast from Alaska

3.17/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Poured straw yellow with a light haze and a very quickly dissipating head and no lacing.

Tasted very thin and watered down with orange flavor and a touch of vanilla/chocolate. Had an odd mid-taste. Finish was more of what was said earlier and also a hint of fake cream-cicle. Disappointed.
Aug 01, 2021
Rated: 4.31 by TomStottman from California

Jun 05, 2021
Rated: 4.37 by Mustela_Man from California

Oct 03, 2020
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Reviewed by HaoleBoy from California

4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The aroma is definitely that of a creamsicle.
The flavor is certainly unique. Sweet, tangy orange tempered by a hint of vanilla. Then the bitter chocolate comes on.
Tart, vaguely sweet finish.
Not sure I need a beer like this, but really glad I tried it.
Apr 20, 2020
Rated: 3.64 by gefinley from California

Jan 05, 2020
Rated: 3.1 by JuiceMan818 from California

Jan 13, 2018
Rated: 4 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Jan 01, 2018
Rated: 3.49 by festizio from California

Oct 14, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by Gkruszewski from New York

Sep 06, 2017
Rated: 3.42 by KAP1356 from Pennsylvania

Sep 02, 2017
Rated: 3.35 by anon from California

Sep 01, 2017
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Reviewed by TheSixthRing from California

2.88/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Appearance - Pours hazy and golden orange in color with an off-white head that doesn't quite reach a half finger's width before fizzing away like soda, leaving a mostly barren surface with scant traces of bubbles floating up to the surface.

Smell - Prominent orange with lesser vanilla and a hint of chocolate.

Taste - Blech. Watered down orange with a touch of vanilla and chocolate. Lots of graininess mid-taste. Finish lingers with re-emerging orange flavor and distant vanilla and chocolate sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Light-bodied with low carbonation. Drinks easy enough, but with a watery finish.

Overall - Watery mess.
Sep 01, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Aug 14, 2017
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Reviewed by Red5StandingBy from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from 16oz can into Stone Nonic Pint. No date.

L: Hazy light orange with a finger width white head that has medium retention.

S: Lots of orange here with a lactose note which make a milk chocolate backbone. Smells like a chocolate orange!

T: Tastes very much like a Chocolate Orange, lots of orange zesty like flavors with a lactose and cacao nib base. Really nice and tasty but also very sweet.

F: Light and crisp, with a drying chocolate finish.

O: Pretty on the mark to what the can describes, yet this could use some extra bittering, too sweet.
Aug 08, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by NickThePyro from Washington

Jul 22, 2017
Rated: 3.51 by UCLABrewN84 from California

Jul 16, 2017
Rated: 3.68 by Furlinator from California

Jul 09, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by Erik-P from Canada (BC)

Jul 07, 2017
Rated: 3.89 by Pacodog26 from Vermont

Jul 01, 2017
Rated: 3.48 by dertyd from California

Jun 20, 2017
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Reviewed by GaryDean from California

4.22/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
The appearance of the can drew me in. I really like the artwork and usually enjoy citrus flavors. The beer pours a slightly cloudy, golden amber color. Inviting aromatics of citrus and cacao are very nice. It is a delicious beer that while sweet, is well balanced by the bitterness of the cacao nibs. I think they nailed the flavor profile of those chocolate orange treats that they say this beer is a tribute to. Looking forward to bringing some of these babies to a summer cook out or beach picnic.
Jun 14, 2017
Rated: 4.08 by BarrelAgedG from California

Jun 11, 2017
Break Apart from High Water Brewing
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