Castaway Chocolate Orange IPA brewed by Thomas Creek Brewery - Greenville, South
Fresh off its inaugural bottling line run, the newest entry into our beer
lineup, Castaway Chocolate Orange IPA, is now ready to make the journey from
store shelves straight to your taste buds. Crisp and citrusy, this India
Pale Ale derives its atypical dark copper brown color from malted chocolate
wheat. Heavily hopped, the bitterness blends with the dark chocolate flavors
of the cocoa nibs added during fermentation. Those subtle chocolate notes
rest behind a floral bouquet, enhanced by additions of bitter orange peel
and dry hopping with Citra hops. Cheers!!
Beer Review From
Poured a deep ruby red-orange (sort of a brown hue) with a half finger off-white
(touch of tan) head that subsided to a minimal amount slowly. Maintained
phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt,
citrus, milk chocolate, powdered chocolate, citrus hop, grass, and earth. The
flavor was of sweet malt, powdered chocolate, spices, citrus hop, citrus, grass,
earth hop, orange peel, and subtle earth. It had a medium feel on the palate
with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. They really
did a good job incorporating the orange and chocolate flavors and aromas on this
one. The citrus touch on this one was really quite nice as it helped to balance
out the sweetness that the chocolate added. Probably one of the better IPAs to
come out of Thomas Creek and definitely one of the most experimental. Looking
forward to trying new things in the future.
Thomas Creek Brewery
Thomas Creek Brewery is situated in the heart of Upstate South
Carolina, creating a tasty array of great microbrews. From ales to
lagers, Thomas Creek uses only the finest American barley, hops and
yeast. With an assortment of 8 standard beers and seasonals as well,
Brewer Tom Davis is constantly brewing to meet customer demand.
Thanks everybody for keeping us so busy!
Since the beginning of the brewery in 1998, Tom Davis has been
winning the hearts and taste buds of people all over the Southeast.
His goal is to make the finest hand crafted beer, and please every
beer lover that tries a Thomas Creek brew.
The Thomas duo is proud to be the Upstate's premiere microbrewery
and would like to invite you to try our brews if you never have and
continue enjoying your favorite if you are a fan.