Orange Whip IPA | Mad Fox Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Mad Fox Brewing Company
Virginia, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by blackie on 11-06-2010

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Ratings: 167 |  Reviews: 49
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of kellyej
4.8/5  rDev +13.5%

This is the best Mad Fox beer I've had so far and I would highly recommend it to any IPA or pale ale fan.

A- Orange Whip pours from the draft a mahogany/amber color with reddish highlights and a wispy head.

S- The beer pops with a strong hit of pineapple accented with notes of citrus, fruit cocktail and other hop aromas.

M- This medium-bodied beer is smooth through the middle and ends with a refreshing dry note.

T- The beer--with its expert balance of bitter hops and sweet malts--tastes like vacation in a glass with notes of pineapple, citrus, fruit cocktail, peaches caramelized in brown-sugar, and pineapple upside down cake.

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Photo of HookemHoos
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of zp6167a
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of tclipse
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mda080
4.8/5  rDev +13.5%

Photo of reebtaerG
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of earlholman
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of northstar23
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of DavidHume
4.34/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pauljunk
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of StrikeThreeLager
5/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of murbray
4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of navin
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Williaar
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of TahoeTweezed
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of JWalterWeatherman
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of ZEB89
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of cjgiant
3.88/5  rDev -8.3%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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