Orange Starfish
Aslin Beer Company

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #91
ABV:
5.7%
Score:
98
Ranked #397
Avg:
4.43 | pDev: 6.55%
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
365
From:
Aslin Beer Company
 
Virginia, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  96
Gots
  35
SCORE
98
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Reviews by thebeers:
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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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Smakawhat from Maryland

3.94/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Very turbid and almost chunky body color, thick and yellow. Faint white for the head and not too creamy with minimal retention as well.

Large hop aroma, mostly pineapple with a mix of citrus. Chalky sensing, with some faint pine and earth tones. Hits quite a bit of juice box character as well, but with minimal sensing sweetness.

Palate is a chewy but also grain sensation. Chalky aftertaste with lots of density and grit, and a large classic new age hop flavors of tropical pineapple and lemon to other citrus fruits. Minor sweet with a bit of pine finish, but there's also a very soapy quality flavor and aftertaste even with a mix of pine light subtle astringency as well.

A good mix of hop flavors, but the tropics dominate and there's a couple things that just seem a little lacking in the beers overall character.

Sep 23, 2017
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dar482 from New York

4.93/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Mar 05, 2017
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cts309 from Virginia

4.2/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Mar 05, 2016
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MRN from Virginia

5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Nov 06, 2016
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ArtAttackEd from Pennsylvania

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

May 03, 2018
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dzni from Virginia

4.01/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Sep 21, 2019
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jlindros from Massachusetts

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

Got a bunch to try from this brewery thanks to Drew. No can date.

Pours a decent bubbly foamy 1/2 finger head that fades at a med pace, very little lacing, super murky milk-shake orange color

Nose is quite nice, starts with citrus, orange juice, soft clementine, into pith, then mango sherbet, puree, more tropical notes with a hint of pineapple, some grapefruit, touch of a creamy malt

Taste brings more citrus, plenty of it, loads of orange juice, orange cream, mango puree, mango sherbet, a bit more pineapple and tropical fruit notes, some pith, spicy rind later, soft creamy malts, wheat/oat combination, finishes a bit spicier and sharper with more rind and fair bitterness.

Mouth is med bod, soft creamy, fluffy carb

Overall a pretty well done NEIPA for sure, very soft juicy and delicious, well done hop profile, drinkable af, I could pound this back easily. Next is the double version of this so I'm excited for that.

Jan 12, 2018
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11-52_4hops from Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dense, opaque, peach juice appearance. Nice sweet tropical fruit nose. Taste includes oranges, peaches, orange rind, a hint of dank, slight bitter hoppy finish. Bottom line - there is a ton of flavor packed into this 5.7 ABV beer. I like this a good deal.

Mar 25, 2017
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PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Feb 18, 2018
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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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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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Diglitt from Virginia

5/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

They can't seem to keep enough of this around. I like this more than their master of karate. Fantastic flavor coming through on this. I can't wait for the next release of this.

May 22, 2016
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mdfb79 from New York

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

May 28, 2019
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guild337 from Virginia

4.91/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

May 28, 2017
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Jtweazie from Virginia

4.64/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jun 20, 2016
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grover37 from District of Columbia

4.19/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

8oz pour for $4.5 at the source. Slightly hazy but not cloudy dark yellow. Looks like it may have dropped out a bit. Grapefruit and especially pine in the nose. Orange, bitter grapefruit taste with bitter pine lingering. Mouthfeel not as full as some. Just OK, thinking this is a relatively old batch.

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Feb 2017. Slightly better than last time. Upping a couple scores.

Dec 04, 2016
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Datdubj1988 from Iowa

4.39/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aug 03, 2016
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drtth from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The cloudy peach colored beer pours out from an undated can into a Duvel glass with a 1/2” creamy white head that recedes slowly (but never totally disappears) and at first leaving little lacing on the sides of the glass. However as the beer is sipped down a solid sheet of foam is left on one side of the glass. Sipping creates some web-like patches and legs of lacing.

The aromas include some pine and some citrus (orange zest) with some tropical fruits such as mango and pineapple mixed in and blending well with the rest.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with the orange zest and pine notes almost upfront but nicely blended in with the tropical fruits that are definitely there and not concealed a bit. There doesn’t seem to be much sweetness from the malt except in the background as a counterbalance to the well-controlled citric, piney bitterness that provides a nice counter balance to the fruit flavors.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and quite smooth with the gentle carbonation. The finish begins as the fruit flavors recede to leave the piney, citric bitterness to close out the long, slightly dry ending that still allows just a touch of sweetness to show almost to the dry, bitter ending.

For my first NEIPA this seems to me to be a well made beer that I'd be willing to have again. It's full of lots of hop aromas and flavors that play well together and leave one wanting another sip.

Jan 08, 2018
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Hopislovehopislife from New York

4.98/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Had this blind side by side with some other people with some trillium and treehouse stuff. It was near unanimous that this was preferred to julius. I cant believe a brewery that has been around for 6 months can produce brews this good. Its a Orange juice bomb. Nose is outstanding orange, mango, tropical fruits, pineapple. Haze for fucking days, if you blindly gave this beer to anyone and didnt tell them what it was they would expect it was a TreeHouse beer. Outstanding all around beer.

Apr 11, 2016
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nmann08 from Virginia

4.12/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 03, 2019
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mmoriarty from Rhode Island

4.57/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Apr 07, 2016
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bschmidt_37 from Illinois

4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sep 21, 2019
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GeuzeInTheHouse from District of Columbia

4.78/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Creamsicle orange color with thick white head. Aroma of mango, pineapple, pine, citrus, and guava. Huge thick mouthfeel for the win! Taste is great too, tons do tropical juries with low perceived bitterness. Overall this may be my favorite from Aslin!

Feb 10, 2016
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spycow from Illinois

4.16/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jun 20, 2017
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Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 365 ratings