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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
95
world-class

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Ratings: 106
Reviews: 38
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.67%
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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davet100

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-07-2013 18:45:30 | More by davet100
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

08-14-2013 17:06:16 | More by starrdogg
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

08-11-2013 09:11:13 | More by seanchai
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chippo33

Vermont

3/5  rDev -29.7%

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.3%

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

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-22-2013 00:08:05 | More by ChrisKayler
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josephwa

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-21-2013 15:30:32 | More by josephwa
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Hendry

Vermont

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.

Serving type: growler

07-21-2013 06:16:59 | More by Hendry
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e30todamax

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-18-2013 16:56:03 | More by e30todamax
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tgeorgf

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

07-13-2013 16:29:02 | More by tgeorgf
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jdet1

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

06-23-2013 01:29:34 | More by jdet1
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jjheinrichs

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

06-05-2013 02:52:34 | More by jjheinrichs
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ipas-for-life

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-23-2013 13:12:55 | More by ipas-for-life
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

05-19-2013 17:46:28 | More by jtladner
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mcaulifww

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

04-14-2013 00:02:29 | More by Kurioser
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JOTAS

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

03-31-2013 23:18:47 | More by JOTAS
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-30-2013 12:55:13 | More by smakawhat
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briandot

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

03-29-2013 20:05:16 | More by weezarc
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cfinch2

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

03-26-2013 19:50:39 | More by cfinch2
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russwbeck

Virginia

4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
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
Orange Whip IPA from Mad Fox Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.