Astro Zombie
Aslin Beer Company

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #201
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
96
Ranked #903
Avg:
4.37 | pDev: 7.09%
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
169
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Virginia, United States
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Reviews by papposilenus:
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papposilenus from New Hampshire

4.47/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 16oz can, undated as best I can tell. Note: can states abv at 6.7%. Served in a spiegelau-style IPA glass.

Pours a murky, thick-appearing dull apricot colour with a finger-plus of plush, lathery head. Retention is good, leaving a thick, creamy collar and a solid curtain of lacing.

A relatively subdued nose of tropical fruit basket, tree leaves and sexy sweat. What I can smell is terrific, but it's lamentably faint.

Taste follows the nose but in reverse primacy and, thankfully, with far greater intensity. Dank, sexy sweat and bhang water, green tree leaf bitterness and then the fruit basket, big tangerine, papaya, pear and lime. Oats? Herbal, earthy and dank, more bitter than sweet, finishes with a big spruce and grapefruit peel oily zing.

Feel is smooth, oily and drying, medium-plus bodied with fine, tingly carbonation.

Really nice well-brewed NEIPA. Hits all the right notes. Feels big, not in a boozy way, but more heft and flavour than I expect under 8% abv. Good stuff.

Oct 23, 2018
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mozif from Virginia

4.78/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Total juice bomb. You get all the regular aspects of what you'd expect from an Aslin DIPA with a lower abv. Probably my favorite single IPA from them.

Jun 07, 2016
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Xenoreactive from Virginia

4.84/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Possibly my favorite IPA in general; incredibly easy to drink and all too flavorful at this ABV.

L: Pale orange; yellowish; hazy and opaque. Beautiful head with lovely retention.

S: Super dense tropical flavors. Really aggressive berry notes and light biscuity flavors come through.

T: Just like the nose, really pleasant fruity flavors. Malty with fruit hop flavors coming through.

F: Thick and lingering. Perfect balance of carbonation and a dense unfiltered texture.

O: Out of bounds. Out of control. Out of this world.

Jun 24, 2016
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Beers-es from Virginia

4.52/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From an hours-old crowler, pours a dark, turbid orange. Big, dense 2-finger head leaves dense lacing. Looks amazing. Smells intensely of oranges with some mango, tangerine and a spicy, almost minty undercurrent. Taste follows with a faint breadiness toward the finish, ending with more of a piney spice and mild bitterness.

Feel is a smooth medium with perfect carbonation. Get it while you can!

Mar 25, 2016
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dalizzie from Virginia

4.71/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

At the brewery yesterday. Galaxy & Amarillo hops.

(L) The color is super hazy orange, verging on opaque.
(A) Smell was orange juice and citrus. A little pineapple.
(T) JUICY! The taste is like the smell, tropical and citrus but not overly sweet. Maybe a little piney. Super balanced.
(F) Full bodied.

Killer juicy IPA. IMO as good as A Small Town in Ontario. So happy I showed up for the new pours.

Jun 05, 2016
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chippo33 from Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 23, 2016
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Evan from Maryland

4.43/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

May 03, 2016
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CanConPhilly from Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L - 1.5 finger bright white head atop a shining, opaque orange body.

S - tangerine, grapefruit, pine.

T - lots of grapefruit along with some sweeter tangerine and perhaps mango. Mildly herbal middle. Very low bitterness. Medium-low sweetness. No booziness.

F - medium body and carb.

O - a perfect ipa to drink outside. Such an easy drinker, and a good one to share with non-ipa fans.

May 25, 2018
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IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

4.26/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

8 oz pour at brewery on October 21, 2016. Notes emailed to myself.

L: light bronze color, mostly hazy, 2f head with nice lacing and ring

S: tropical fruits like mango guava berry and lots of earthiness, maybe some overripe orange

T: follows nose, dank but not bitter

F: medium body, light to medium carbonation, good construction and balance

O: another great ipa by aslin.

Oct 22, 2016
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seansween from New Jersey

4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 20, 2018
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heddar33 from Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 17, 2019
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lupercmda from North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 19, 2016
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hoppytobehere from District of Columbia

4.22/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

32 oz crowler filled today at Aslin

This is what they do best and what I like most about them. Juicy, bangin' IPA that you can take to the dome. Smells great, tastes even better and mouthfeel you want to take a goddamn nap on.

Jan 13, 2017
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Sludgeman from District of Columbia

3.84/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Ugly but with a nice head.
Aromas of orange juice, citrus
Try to detach your eyes from your stomach. Not much different than a typical IPA.
I like the smoother MF. Dry finish. Medium body.

Jan 17, 2018
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waddellc2 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 14, 2017
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rdoggg from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

May 25, 2018
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mrn1ceguy from Illinois

4.16/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Murky but not hazy dark orange color. The nose is a musky hops with some orange behind it. The taste has a candied orange taste to it with a mildly bitter hop. Kind of a weird mix, while good it's better on paper thane excurion. Feel is full and smooth with no harsh bite. Overall a good beer but missing the big flavor punch I've come to expect from Asline.

Oct 22, 2016
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outoffocus from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aug 31, 2016
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cp45 from New Jersey

4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 16, 2016
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Boone757 from Virginia

4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

May 06, 2016
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Big_V from Maryland

4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jan 19, 2017
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jkrug5 from Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oct 28, 2017
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CreightonSM from New York

4.01/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Feb 21, 2020
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SlothB77 from Virginia

4.69/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Fresh crowler.

Orange juice. Looks like orange juice. Bright neon orange. Haze for days.
Smells like orange juice and a dank bowl of weed.
Taste is juicy, fleshy orange juice and finishes with pineapple. Sweet. No bitterness, no alcohol. Rind and pith.
Spongy, fleshy soft feel.
Fantastic. Probably the best ipa I have had from Aslin yet.

Dick sparks!

May 13, 2016
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Cubatobaco from Virginia

4.32/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Oct 31, 2016
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Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 169 ratings