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Orange Whip IPA - Mad Fox Brewing Company

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Orange Whip IPA
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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

106 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 54
Gots: 9 | 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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Lesotho

3/5  rDev -29.9%

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Illinois

3/5  rDev -29.9%

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Vermont

3/5  rDev -29.9%

08-05-2013 10:52:56 | More by chippo33
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewpub poured into a sampler glass. Pours a hazy reddish amber color with a large offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of strong citrus hops, caramel and toasted malts. The taste is big citrus hops including orange, pineapple, grapefruit and candied citrus, as well as caramel malts. Medium bodied. Strong lingering bitterness.

Serving type: on-tap

05-10-2011 15:44:13 | More by CuriousMonk
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

3.58/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had a cask version of this at the Brickskeller.

A: dark brown, very cloudy; no head, but that's what you would expect out of a cask; don't let that deter you
S: very pungent, along the lines of gargonzola cheese
T: Whew! very unusual flavor; the orange is very subtle; the main profile resembles Vick's cough drops in a grapefruit juice; the oak cask is very discernible
M: very muted in the mouth, but again that's because of the cask, so I marked up for that
D: very hard to get into this beer, but I couldn't stop drinking it

This was one strange beer. Get one if you want to explore the outer reaches of the beer galaxy.

Serving type: cask

11-12-2010 18:33:59 | More by Arithmeticus
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Drumomatic

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

07-29-2013 00:28:30 | More by Drumomatic
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bcheng

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

07-23-2013 13:11:03 | More by bcheng
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mcaulifww

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

05-15-2013 19:23:27 | More by mcaulifww
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briandot

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

03-30-2013 03:32:08 | More by briandot
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millerbuffoon

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

12-27-2012 02:40:16 | More by millerbuffoon
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

08-12-2013 16:49:38 | More by alysmith4
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

3.89/5  rDev -9.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-22-2014 21:54:38 | More by cjgiant
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jfmorey

Virginia

3.93/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On tap at the Brewpub in Falls Church.

Nice clear dark orange amber color with little head, average nose which is light citrus.

Taste is very good, clean with mainly citrus hops and good malt balance.

Mouthfeel is a bit too light for me.

Overall a very good beer that falls a bit short of my expectation for an IPA.

After the review I spoke to the bartender, found that this usually unfiltered beer was filtered for a competition, which may explain the difference between my experience and the prior consencious.

Serving type: on-tap

08-08-2011 18:38:03 | More by jfmorey
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murbray

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.5%

07-19-2014 13:02:30 | More by murbray
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Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -6.5%

12-13-2013 05:37:06 | More by Moses_Malone
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cofeeguru

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.5%

07-22-2013 17:25:55 | More by cofeeguru
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scottDC

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -6.5%

03-16-2014 01:21:49 | More by scottDC
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy brownish orange color with minimal head and a loose foamy off white lacing and sediment.

A - Tropical fruit that's tangy and pungent and fruit rinds.

T - Matches the nose with fruit rinds of guava, oranges, and grapefruit. Sweet caramel malt underneath blends well with the sweet fruity taste and and mild bitter aftertaste that doesn't hang around for very long.

M -Light medium body, velvet smooth.

O - Not setting the IPA world on fire but I did really enjoy the glass.

Serving type: bottle

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CB2maltygoodness

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -6.5%

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Doodler

Colorado

4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler shared with Jason - grazie amigo. Poured a murky tangerine with a modest head. Nose of lemon peel and raspberries, with a ton of grapefruit. Taste is primarily a hoppy blast of citrus and pink grapefruit, with tell-tale grassy bitterness on the back end. Finishes a bit sweet with an Orange Julius stickiness (per the label - I guess) Nice carbonation. A solid IPA.

Serving type: growler

09-20-2011 04:17:22 | More by Doodler
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ptshrdn

Virginia

4/5  rDev -6.5%

04-15-2012 16:51:49 | More by ptshrdn
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smurfbeer

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -6.5%

12-31-2011 01:10:48 | More by smurfbeer
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Massive thanks goes out to drabmuh for sending me this one in a past trade! Shared this one with my doppelganger while sitting by the pool on my birthday weekend! Served from growler into a Stone nonic multiple times. Poured a deep red-orange with a minimal cream colored head. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, orange, orange peel, citrus, and citrus hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, orange, citrus, and citrus hop. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. The aroma on this one was what made it for me. I could see how people would think this smells like an orange creamsicle as all of the components to make that smell possible are here. The flavor however is more citrusy IPA in nature and quite easy to drink. The hop profile on this one wasn't overly bitter, making it quite enjoyable. A definite must try if given the opportunity!

Serving type: growler

07-11-2011 14:10:03 | More by thagr81us
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Eriktheipaman

California

4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First time doing a review in about 6 months but no ones reviewed the batch released today so I'll bite.

Pours a murky orange hued brown. The appearance is my biggest gripe about this beer.

The smell is Citra all the way. An almost slightly sour orange/mandarin smell. Hoppy like no other and obviously fresh.

The taste is more focused on hop flavor rather than bitterness. Sweet citrus with some bitterness on the back with an awesome malt balance. I always enjoy the breadiness most Mad Fox beers have.

I've been waiting to try this beer for about 9 months since I moved here and started going to Mad Fox. I think it was a little over hyped for me but it is still a damn fine beer. I'm glad it's not filtered but on the other hand the appearance could use some work for sure.

Serving type: growler

04-25-2012 00:27:09 | More by Eriktheipaman
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russwbeck

Virginia

4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Orange Whip was served with head pouring over the top of the glass, semi-hazy orange in color with a finger or two of white head. The retention is great, and the head laces so much that I can't tell from the outside where the head has gone and wear it starts. 4.5

S: The aroma is faint, but is focused on citrus and other tropical hints. It's very piney as well, right is right up my alley for IPAs. 3.5

T: The taste is basically all orange citrus, in a piney delicious way. Fresh hops, and a slight nip of booze assault the palate. I feel like if you put a scoop of vanilla ice cream in this you'd get a cream sickle beer float. Note to self: do that next time. 4

MF: It has a light body with the perfect amount of carbonation. The beer is damn drinkable and pairs wonderfully with their food offerings. The bitter aftertaste sticks with you well after the beer has cleared the tongue. 4.5

Value: This is Mad Fox's best and most popular offering, making it a tough one to track down. It's priced right for the area at $6 per pint, but if you can get it on half priced growler night it's an absolute steal. 4.5

O: The beer I look forward to most from this brewery never disappoints. If you come here for one reason, this should be it. 4.5

Serving type: on-tap

03-02-2013 20:25:07 | More by russwbeck
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Orange Whip IPA from Mad Fox Brewing Company
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