Orange Starfish
Aslin Beer Company

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Aslin Beer Company
Virginia, United States
IPA - New England
Ranked #109
Ranked #451
4.42 | pDev: 6.56%
May 22, 2022
Jan 24, 2016
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Notes: Double Dry Hopped IPA with Citra & Galaxy.
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4.37 by newcastlemike from Connecticut on May 22, 2022
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4.14/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by dbrauneis from North Carolina

A: Pours a murky bright mango yellow-ish orange in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate amounts of bright yellow + pale golden yellow + bright orange + pale orange colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall dense creamy sudsy foamy bright white head that slowly reduces to a handful of small to medium sized patches of medium thick film surrounded by a large patch of slightly mottled thin film covering the remainder of the surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of citrus/grapefruit + citrus/grapefruit zest + tropical/papaya + citrus/orange hops over the top of light to moderate aromas of biscuit + oat + wheat + pale malts with a light amount of sugary sweetness.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of biscuit + oat + wheat + pale malts with a light amount of sugary sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of citrus/grapefruit + citrus/grapefruit zest + tropical/papaya + citrus/orange hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which lingers slightly leaving light citrus flavors through the finish.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp upfront with a slightly heavier than moderate amount of creamy soft/fluffiness mid-body and a hint of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol and a pleasant mouthfeel (though not quite as creamy soft/fluffy as many of the other NEIPAs). Really enjoyable citrus + tropical hop presence.

Apr 25, 2022
4.14 by curlybird from Pennsylvania on Apr 23, 2022
4.33 by TheEpeeist from Pennsylvania on Apr 22, 2022
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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by pathman from Ohio

03/20/22 can @ Bop Stop

Mar 20, 2022
4.5 by chrismattlin from Ohio on Mar 10, 2022
4.29 by petrusek23 from Ohio on Mar 02, 2022
4.19 by avisong from Virginia on Feb 06, 2022
4.25 by Jdells09 from New Jersey on Jan 15, 2022
4.25 by trickynicky from Maryland on Jan 11, 2022
4.34 by Nitty703 from Virginia on Dec 08, 2021
4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Nov 10, 2021
4 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut on Oct 06, 2021
4.02 by codytwo from Connecticut on Aug 14, 2021
3.75 by Mattias from Sweden on Aug 04, 2021
4.35 by TLA from Pennsylvania on Jul 11, 2021
4.25 by paulish from New York on Apr 06, 2021
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4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Kendo from New York

A: Poured from the can into a Tree House tulip. Body is hazy pale-yellow with a wispy white head.

S: Nice nose of bitter tropical fruit - pineapple comes to mind - and apricot and grapefruit pith and peel.

T: Follows the nose, with juicy pineapple, orange-pineapple juice oranges and orange peel, grapefruit. Balanced between sweet and bitter. Real nice, with lingering lemony bitterness.

M: Juicy, nice and juicy; call it medium in heft.

O: Quite good.

Apr 02, 2021
4.31 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania on Mar 24, 2021
4.02 by Budlum from Maryland on Feb 27, 2021
4.27 by smb71481 from Vermont on Feb 07, 2021
4.35 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Feb 05, 2021
4.38 by _Adam_ from Maryland on Feb 03, 2021
4.02 by benjaminsa from Vermont on Jan 30, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BillRoth from Maryland

Good NEIPA, but nothing much compared to better NE brews for smoothness or flavor. Bit underwhelmed based on reviews and my growing appreciation for Aslin as a brewer.
Nothing bad just nothing great. Wish I could have had a single instead of 4 pack.

Jan 17, 2021
4 by Eziel from Ohio on Dec 12, 2020
4.31 by Pinz412 from Pennsylvania on Nov 28, 2020
4.42 by smi69 from New York on Oct 20, 2020
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4.32/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Jaasoares from Virginia

Pours a hazy light straw hue with a generous head with white lacing. Tropical fruit, citrus and hops on the nose. Taste has a well balanced bitterness of grapefruit and citrus. The finish is delightfully hoppy and mildly sweet with no bitterness. Spectacular feel which goes down smoothly with medium carbonation. An excellent hand well crafted brew.

Oct 13, 2020
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4.37/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

Can. I had the pleasure of having Double Orange Starfish a few weeks back. Phenomenal New England Imperial IPA. Let's see how the original fares. Pours hazy as sin! Probably just as hazy as Double Orange Starfish. I gave that an 8.5 on my patented Haze-o-meter™. This one is probably a bit lighter in actual color but just as hazy. Might even beat it out a bit! Aroma is great. Not surprised. A medley or wet, juicy citrus. Cuties™ clementines are something that jumps out to me. Definitely getting some pineapple as well. Also, it has some green in the nose. Maybe a bit of asparagus!? Flavor also pops. I appreciate how much hoppiness they packed into a relatively lean 5.7% beer. This is boasting a better aroma/flavor than most any beer in the in the 6.5-7.5% ABV range. The tropical fruits and light greener elements really leap onto the tongue. Has a bit of a sherbet flavor but the creaminess is not too excessive. Really drinkable. I think the way the flavor goes from hoppy to purely sugary/sweet is one of the only downfalls of the beer. Bitterness is quite low. Massaging bubbles. Really enjoyed this beer. 5.7% is a great ABV IMO. Another stud beer from Aslin. Might like the imperial version a bit more but this beer also claps it.

Oct 08, 2020
4.03 by Holderness from Massachusetts on Oct 05, 2020
4.27 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee on Sep 01, 2020
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4.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by gatornation from Minnesota

On Tap it pours a hazy golden color.Smell and taste is citrus orange forward with hints of pine in the finish. A soft mouth feel with a juicy citrus taste.

Aug 15, 2020
4.07 by Daniellobo from District of Columbia on Jul 17, 2020
4.5 by DCHritz from Pennsylvania on Jun 25, 2020
4.44 by ryanf2192 from District of Columbia on Jun 08, 2020
4.08 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Jun 01, 2020
3.94 by brocktune from Virginia on May 09, 2020
4.28 by jvillefan from California on Feb 25, 2020
3.81 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee on Oct 04, 2019
Orange Starfish from Aslin Beer Company
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