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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

114 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 38
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 MNishCT77
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16 oz. pint glass purchased at the brewery on the release date (3/1/04), drank over an hour at the bar.

A: 2/3 - deep amber-brown, received with a subtle glass lacing, moderate alcohol legs

S: 10/12 - moderate amount of Citra hop aroma - orange, tangerine and lemon; moderate biscuity malt presence; some alcohols as well

T: 16/20 - on the front of the tongue, there is a moderate hop bitterness that develops into classic Citra flavors - tangerine, orange and mango - with no dank or catty presence; in the middle of the mouth, the citrus flavors continue to develop but there is a big malt presence here than many American IPAs - lots of Marris Otter in here, I think; little alcohol flavors; finishes dry and inviting

M: 4/5 - moderate hop oils, some alcohol fullness

O: 9/10 - solid hoppy pale ale but, to be honest, it's not what I expected with an English IPA color and malt backbone under Citra; it's good stuff but there are other many other commercial Citra beers out there that I prefer - FFF ZD and Pipework's Citra Ninja immediately come to mind; nonetheless, I'd recommend it as a milder, balanced Citra beer, but don't come here looking for a Citra bomb

TOTAL - 41/50

MNishCT77, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of LJugel
5/5  rDev +17.1%

LJugel, Feb 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Johnny_V, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of Moses_Malone
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Moses_Malone, Dec 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

grover37, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

redfox405, Nov 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Sludgeman, Nov 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Rbodacious, Nov 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

davet100, Nov 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

starrdogg, Aug 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

alysmith4, Aug 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

seanchai, Aug 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.7%

chippo33, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of Drumomatic
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Drumomatic, Jul 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

bcheng, Jul 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

cofeeguru, Jul 22, 2013
Photo of ChrisKayler
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

ChrisKayler, Jul 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

josephwa, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of Hendry
4.83/5  rDev +13.1%
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 +5.4%

e30todamax, Jul 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

tgeorgf, Jul 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

jdet1, Jun 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

jjheinrichs, Jun 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

ipas-for-life, May 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

jtladner, May 19, 2013
Orange Whip IPA from Mad Fox Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.