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Orange Whip IPA - Mad Fox Brewing Company

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Orange Whip IPA
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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

116 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 116
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.9%
Wants: 58
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mad Fox Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: blackie on 11-06-2010)
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Photo of kellyej
4.8/5  rDev +12.4%

This is the best Mad Fox beer I've had so far and I would highly recommend it to any IPA or pale ale fan.

A- Orange Whip pours from the draft a mahogany/amber color with reddish highlights and a wispy head.

S- The beer pops with a strong hit of pineapple accented with notes of citrus, fruit cocktail and other hop aromas.

M- This medium-bodied beer is smooth through the middle and ends with a refreshing dry note.

T- The beer--with its expert balance of bitter hops and sweet malts--tastes like vacation in a glass with notes of pineapple, citrus, fruit cocktail, peaches caramelized in brown-sugar, and pineapple upside down cake.

kellyej, Monday at 12:47 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

HookemHoos, Oct 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

zp6167a, Oct 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

tclipse, Oct 09, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +12.4%

mda080, Sep 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

reebtaerG, Sep 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

earlholman, Sep 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

northstar23, Aug 20, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +0.2%

DavidHume, Aug 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

pauljunk, Aug 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

StrikeThreeLager, Jul 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

murbray, Jul 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

tgatort, Jul 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

navin, Jul 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

edglodek, Jul 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Williaar, May 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

TahoeTweezed, May 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

JWalterWeatherman, May 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

ZEB89, May 01, 2014
Photo of cjgiant
3.89/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A floral IPA that I thoroughly enjoyed my first few times having it. It is a occasional offering by the brewpub so I can't say if the beer or my tastes have changed. Now it seems sweeter and more malty than I like.

A: good dark amber, fairly clear given darkness
S: floral, orange notes (shockingly?) - I almost think the sweetness is being foreshadowing
T/M: more malty and less mouthfeel than I want from an IPA. There is a slight tug on the tongue, but the honey-orange sweetness is the most prevalent. This isn't bad, but not what I am really looking for.
O: a decent offering I always grab one of when it's on tap, but I've stopped getting more than one.

Re-review (original 08/2013): this batch (to me) is less sweet and a little more bitter than my original review. The feel and taste change can be summed up in that they tend towards orange-rind (from the previous honey-orange sweetness). Net effect: +.25 on taste, feel, overall; -.25 on smell.

cjgiant, Apr 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

DubCo21, Apr 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

DC_Brah, Apr 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

CB2maltygoodness, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Growler shared by MNishCT77. Thanks Mark!

The beer is dark amber with a tan head. Certainly darker than I anticipated. Citra hops are present but only play a supporting role. This beer is the definition of balance, and I don't mean that disparagingly, as is often the case when discussing IPAs and DIPAs. Sweet citrus with a sturdy malt body. Again, the balance is so elegant here. Bread crust and citric hops in perfect harmony. Really tasty. This beer has been on my radar for years. I'm grateful for the opportunity to try it.

Huhzubendah, Mar 22, 2014
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Orange Whip IPA from Mad Fox Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 116 ratings.