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Orange Whip IPA - Mad Fox Brewing Company

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Orange Whip IPA
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109 Ratings

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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 57
Gots: 11 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

redfox405, Nov 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Sludgeman, Nov 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Rbodacious, Nov 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

davet100, Nov 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

starrdogg, Aug 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

alysmith4, Aug 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

seanchai, Aug 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.9%

chippo33, Aug 05, 2013
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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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4/5  rDev -6.5%

cofeeguru, Jul 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

ChrisKayler, Jul 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

josephwa, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of Hendry
4.83/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

From a 750 ml swing top growler filled 4 days ago on 7/16/13, this was a super fresh sample and poured into a port glass. I thought that the Palace Hotel Ballroom was the only place that served Orange Whip, but I stand corrected ("Three Orange Whips!").

Burnished crystal clear copper hue with a finger of khaki head.Carbonation barely noticibale by appearance only. The head remains for a few minutes, some spotty lacing noted, but by no means the most important component.

Aroma is simply top notch in all respects: the hops are completely front and center, with a notable citra blast from the dry hopping causing the mouth to water, like Pavlov's dog. This is a stroll through an orange grove while your feet are stepping on freshly fallen pine needles wafting up your nostrils. Malt? What malt?!

Flavors are that of an orange creamsicle dipped in pine needles, just divine. Orange Whip has one of the most pleasant flavors of any IPA that I have been fortunate enough to sample, and rivals anything from California or Vermont. Alcohol not even slightly detectable.

Mouthfeel also a major high point here. The carbonation that seems like it could be slight by the appearance yet it is masterfully executed, with a result that creates a tremendously creamy texture over the palate. Light to medium body, exceptionally quaffable.

After spoiling my palate to high quality Vermont offerings from Lawson's, Hill Farmstead & The Alchemist (in addition to some stellar California IPAs), it becomes more and more difficult to find something that really flips my wig, yet Orange Whip has done just that. I place Mad Fox Orange Whip at the very top of my recommendation list for those that enjoy a genuine tropical IPA experience, and would match it up against the very best of the best, and the high rating on my part is due to the uniqueness of this amazing IPA.

Hendry, Jul 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

e30todamax, Jul 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

tgeorgf, Jul 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

jdet1, Jun 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

jjheinrichs, Jun 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

ipas-for-life, May 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

jtladner, May 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

mcaulifww, May 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Kurioser, Apr 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

JOTAS, Mar 31, 2013
Photo of smakawhat
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured on tap into a half sized shaker pint style glass at Meridian Pint. From notes.

A dark copper body, orange hues along the edges with a dark amber appearance. Kind of hard body color to describe almost a blur between brown and amber. The puck settles with a nice tan cap and laces nicely. The head is particularly uniform and real nice.

There's a light sense of hop like grapefruit and toasty spice. Light brown sugar whaffs up a bit. More citrus orange and very clean. Very simple. Nice and not overbearing either. Solid.

On first sip the palate fills with a good brown sugar that's tolerable. Piney wood like hops finish with a great breath mellow orange and citrus qualities. Prickly carbonation at first but nothing detracting. Warmth really brings out more of a creamy character and hop tangerine like citrus to the beer also, but it's subtle.

Overall a solid IPA to be having in the area. I personally love 2 hemispheres considerably more and wasn't crazy about this, but it's a solid decent brew worth having again.

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

briandot, Mar 30, 2013
Orange Whip IPA from Mad Fox Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.