Orange Whip IPA | Mad Fox Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mad Fox Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
madfoxbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by blackie on 11-06-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
167
Reviews:
49
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
9.22%
 
 
Wants:
69
Gots:
21
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 167 |  Reviews: 49
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.37/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It's oddly dark for an IPA, and the crystal malt really shows up on the nose - but so do the Citra hops. Lots of melon, mango, pineapple, and grapefruit show up alongside the caramel. The taste follows suit, with a bit more focus on the malt. Tropical and citrus flavors open it up nicely, followed up by caramel, toffee, and earth. It's more balanced than the color might suggest, but ultimately the crystal malt has more influence than it should. The palate is heavy and sweet, but the subtle carbonation cleanses the palate respectably. I'd give this a 4 if it were classified as a red IPA, but it's too malty compared to some of the lighter and defter examples of the style. Still a decent offering, though.

3.37/5: Crystal whip?

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Photo of duvel1979
3/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of vtmel82
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Seanecy
3.15/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Big_V
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brpendergast85
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atrocity
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnnnniee
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sample at Industry Night at HomeBrewCon.
Orange amber color white head. Huge citrus and tropical fruitiness. Pretty tasty beer, but oddly the server wouldn't allow me to try this beer until I tried his saison first.

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Photo of rjd722
4.68/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JamLand
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jwilly459
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very solid IPA. Light orange flavor, I could drink this in a minute.

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Photo of gopens44
3.94/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Iamjeff6
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chrisbaggz
4.62/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of illeagle05
4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Boone757
4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robva
4.64/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CraigShap
4.32/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of florisj135
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mmoriarty
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From the growler, it pours an orangey copper-amber with an off-white head. A bit of caramelly sweet to the nose, with some citrus thrown in. Taste follows nose. Yum!

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Photo of Beers-es
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

At the brewery in a pint glass. Color is orange-copper (shocker) with a thin dense off-white head. Smell is a huge pine blast. Taste is grapefruit and pine with a nice malt undercurrent with some breadiness in the finish, which is only slightly dry and bitter. Feel is medium and smooth. Good beer that I'm glad is brewed 3 blocks from me.

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Photo of Andnkuhn
4.42/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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Orange Whip IPA from Mad Fox Brewing Company
4.23 out of 5 based on 167 ratings.
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