Orange Starfish
Aslin Beer Company

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #90
ABV:
5.7%
Score:
98
Ranked #401
Avg:
4.43 | pDev: 6.55%
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
365
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Aslin Beer Company
 
Virginia, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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Gots
  35
SCORE
98
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Kendo from New York

4.4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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
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BillRoth from Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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
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Jaasoares from Virginia

4.32/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

4.37/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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
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gatornation from Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
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5toutman75 from Illinois

4.34/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I don't see a canning date, but I received it about 2 week ago. I wonder if it's a little old as the smell is rather muted. It has a beautiful color with a little head left after the pour. At only 5.7% abv, it's lighter than my usual favorite double IPAs. That said, it's easy going down and full of flavor. The mouthfeel is super soft. I just drank a Master of Oranges prior to this, and now I wish I started with the lighter beer as I wonder if the double ruined my pallet a bit. I get some orange and a perfect level of bitterness, but the flavors are more muted than my absolute favorite regular NEIPAs at this abv level. Still, I'd buy again without hesitation.

Sep 30, 2019
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mothman from Minnesota

4.32/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap. White head with lace. Hazy sunset orange.

Juicy, citrusy, tropical. Earthy with papaya, orange, and melon flavors. Smooth and easy drinking. Very flavorful.

Mar 28, 2019
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at BottleCraft in San Diego poured into a tulip

Hazy orange, one finger white foam cap , recedes very quickly

Orange citrus aroma

Orange citrus taste

Low studding

Good beer

Mar 21, 2019
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thebeers from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vibrant cloudy orange with a short-lived, creamy-looking white head that leaves thick lacing. Creamy orange aroma. Surprisingly watery tasting with watered-down creamy orange flavors coupled with a hint of toast and marmalade bitterness. Relatively full bodied with light fizzy carbonation. Tastes like a solid New England APA.

Mar 04, 2019
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Harrison8 from Missouri

4.08/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque orange with a finger of white foam that retains well (half pour from can). Head retention is good. Aroma is orange marmalade, papaya, grapefruit and peanuty malts. Aroma is sweet, with a lot of tropical fruit residual sugar ringing out in each whiff. The orange marmalade cools down a little and settles into more of a fleshy, ripe orange aroma as the beer warms. Flavor profile is orange, tangerine, papaya and grapefruit with thin peanuty malts behind it. There is a kiss of yeast, but it doesn't make much of an impression. Hop notes are light and compact. Mouth feel is fuzzy and fizzily that edges up to a pillowy-soft texture, but breaks apart just prior. Consistency is medium. Overall, a very light IPA that puts citrus and tropical fruits first with a controlled approach.

Served in a 15.5oz Spiegalau tulip from a 16oz can.

Feb 24, 2019
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jpkand from Virginia

4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours like a neipa, hazy pineapple juice with a nice white head. Tropical , bright fruits dominate the aroma. Pineapple, tangerine, some ripe papaya. Really juicy taste. Sweet orange, pineapple, lemon zest, and a nice , if weak, grapefruit bitterness in the back. Mouthfeel is a highlight. A surprisingly smooth medium+ body is balanced against a lively brightness. It's a fantastic beer, esp in cold weather

Feb 22, 2019
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Griffin2 from Virginia

4.08/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16 oz can into a willi becher pint glass.
L - Pours a hazy orange color with a frothy white head.
S - Smells of orange and hops.
T - Tastes of orange with a nice bitterness.
F - Medium body and carbonation.
O - Very tasty lower ABV IPA.

Jan 06, 2019
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jamesroses from Argentina

4.48/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2 month old can

Pours hazy orange, white head, great two finger head retention, sticky lacing.

Aromas of sweet oranges, tangerines, sweet pineapple and candied tropical fruits.

Taste follows the nose although is not that sweet. There are some melon, lime and red grapefruit notes too. Lots of flavour for such low abv.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly creamy for a 5,7% beer, smooth and medium bodied.

Great beer.

Dec 15, 2018
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captaincoffee from Virginia

3.83/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy peach like you'd probably expect from this beer/style/brewery with a smallish head that leaves a ring for the duration. Nose is certainly orange along with some powdered sugar and maybe a little pineapple hiding in the back. Taste is not nearly as good. The predominant flavor is grapefruit pith, not the fruit or zest. With this style, there isn't really much of a malt backbone, so there isn't much else going on beside pith...maybe a touch of that powdered sugar and a bit of dankness. As it warms, an off flavor starts to come through, especially in the finish. Not juicy, which was really surprising. Not bad, but disappointing considering the hype. Won't purchase again considering the sky high price tag.

Dec 13, 2018
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NotAlcoholicJustAHobby from Vermont

4.17/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L- The beer pours and opaque well....orange. The head is 2 fingers of slightly off white foam. As the head recedes the lace clings to the sides in great quantity.
S- The nose is a mix of orange and tangerine which becomes evident the moment the can is popped.
T- On the palate the beer is less sweet than the nose implies. Overall I'd say the beer leans just slightly to the bitter pithy side. Orange and tangerine flavors here are outshone by the pith, but makes the beer quite drinkable.
F- Mouthfeel overall is a solid medium. Carbonation after the initial pour is light.
O- A nicely drinkable single IPA at a somewhat sessionable 5.7%. Packs more than enough flavor to satisfy. Recommended.

Dec 09, 2018
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eppie82 from Illinois

4.33/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From can picked up at Aslin the day before.

Beautiful orange yellow opaque color with good bit of foam head upon aggressive pour. Juicy and tropical aroma burst from the glass. Solid juicy flavors as well with a medium mouthfeel (which is good for a pale ale). This packs a very good amount of flavor into such a light (5.7% abv) pale ale.

Dec 04, 2018
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clayrock81 from Florida

4/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Posted a cloudy yellow-orange body with minimal head and no lace down the glass. Aroma has minimal sweetness with an earthy hoppiness to it. The beer has a sharp acidity to it in a light, juicy body, mix of citric and even lemon/orange sharpness, with a pineapple juice (almost tropical fruit) sweetness and sharp/sweet finish.

Oct 31, 2018
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johnnnniee from New Hampshire

4.1/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Can shared a couple weeks ago not sure by who, but thanks
Hazy murky grapefruit yellow with some wicked orange and citrus. Earthy gritty mouthfeel. clean and tasty

Oct 25, 2018
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gcasher from Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

16 oz can fresh
Graded color from straw to dark orange with white fizzy head an great lacing on the glass. Smells of bitter hops and sweet tropical fruit. Taste is less better and much more sweet. Body is medium.

Oct 06, 2018
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brentk56 from North Carolina

3.99/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a murky honey color with a thick head that sticks nicely and leaves clumpy lacing

Smell: Tangerine, melon and pith

Taste: Melon forward, with tangerine building; pithy, through the middle, and a relatively dry, dank finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body but overly carbonated

Overall: Not the most distinctively juicy NEIPA I have tasted from Aslin; OK, but by comparison it suffers

Thanks, Slack, for the opportunity

Sep 09, 2018
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FriedSlug from North Carolina

4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bitter orange beer with moderate to light sweetness. Nice smooth mouthfeel. Very sticky head. Tastes fruity but there is a bitter orange baby aspirin finish. Tasty beer.

Jul 27, 2018
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bobv from Vermont

4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Moderate pour yields a full one inch white head over a cloudy golden body with some sticky lacing. Nose of sweet citrus (orange, ruby red grapefruit.) Taste of orange, orange zest, and orange pith in that order. Very nice feel in that it's a juice bomb very well carbonated. Overall, one of their best. Cheers!

Jul 07, 2018
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gopens44 from Virginia

4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Of all the NEIPA’s I’ve had, this murky, muddy yellow beer has the most earthy hiding under the faint orange taste, leaving behind only a hint of like mineral water taste or something in a mighty dry finish. The nose is pretty brilliant with some spicy hops that lean orange, piney and sandy or earthy.

Apr 28, 2018
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larryi86 from Delaware

4.44/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

16 oz can poured into a teku

A- A hazy orange copper with a two finger white head

S- Dank, bright citrus and citrus zest, some tropical fruits, touch of earthy pine.

T- Citrus, lime and grapefruit zest, mango, tropical fruits, cantaloupe, touch of sweet malts, dank.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A very good NEIPA that gets a nice balance when it warms. Have to give it big props for being so tasty and under 6% ABV

Apr 24, 2018
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MrOH from Malta

4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Looks like a NEIPA, so it looks like it's supposed to. Can't dock them too much. Dammit.
Lots of citrus! Like someone is zesting a variety of citrus fruits into a glass!
Saturated hop flavor, lots of citrus, nothing else.
Pretty dang drinkable
Probably the best NEIPA I've had since I got bored of NEIPAs

Feb 17, 2018
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