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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

112 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.88%
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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3/5  rDev -29.9%

bum732, Mar 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -29.9%

AleWatcher, Jan 13, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.9%

chippo33, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of CuriousMonk
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.

CuriousMonk, May 10, 2011
Photo of Arithmeticus
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.

Arithmeticus, Nov 12, 2010
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

earlholman, Sep 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Drumomatic, Jul 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

bcheng, Jul 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

mcaulifww, May 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

briandot, Mar 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

millerbuffoon, Dec 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

alysmith4, Aug 12, 2013
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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.

cjgiant, Apr 22, 2014
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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.

jfmorey, Aug 08, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

murbray, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Moses_Malone, Dec 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

cofeeguru, Jul 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

scottDC, Mar 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

2dogbrew, Dec 22, 2011
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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.

jzeilinger, Dec 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

CB2maltygoodness, Mar 30, 2014
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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.

Doodler, Sep 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

ptshrdn, Apr 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

smurfbeer, Dec 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

northstar23, Aug 20, 2014
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Orange Whip IPA from Mad Fox Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.