Double Orange Starfish
Aslin Beer Company

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Aslin Beer Company
Virginia, United States
New England IPA
Ranked #65
Ranked #304
4.46 | pDev: 6.05%
May 26, 2023
Jun 21, 2016
Double Orange StarfishDouble Orange Starfish
Notes: DIPA version of the Orange Starfish; brewed with Citra and Galaxy hops.
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Rated: 4.43 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

May 26, 2023
Rated: 4.78 by YIharo

Mar 20, 2023
Rated: 4.94 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Mar 14, 2023
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Reviewed by mschrei from Illinois

4.39/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pale orange, light fluffy head and lacing. Dank and citrusy scents. Taste is not as strong but also dank snd citrusy. Slight bitter undercurrent. Medium bodied, mouth watering finish, subtle booziness, easy sipper. Good, but I like the Triple Orange Starfish a bit more.
Feb 16, 2023
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Reviewed by dd53grif from Michigan

4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A Tavour Treat. Pours a gold-yellow color with a minimal head that lasts quite a while. Aroma of grapefuit and citrus. Taste is tangy and slightly sweet grapefuit. Not as bitter as other NEIPAs. A very good brew
Feb 15, 2023
Rated: 4.38 by Nitty703 from Virginia

Feb 08, 2023
Rated: 3.5 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania

Jan 07, 2023
Rated: 4.46 by steelkilt from Maryland

Jan 06, 2023
Rated: 4.31 by KC_beerman from Missouri

Dec 23, 2022
Rated: 4.36 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania

Dec 05, 2022
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
It pours from a pint can until it's emptied into a clear glass liter mug. It has that modern DIPA look, stark white head and cloudy straw-amber color. Thankfully, it's an actual head, not a foamy wheat infused mess. The aroma is good, too. It's more oaty than barley malt and the hopping seems to have a muted citrus reference. The body is good, not great, but much better than most that displace barley malt with other starches. The taste is an enjoyable combination of citrus and earthy, well buffered by the oats, but in great balance. There's no glass lacing, but that doesn’t matter much. There’s only a mild alcohol hit. At 8.3 % ABV, that can't be a detriment. This is good enough that even those those that treasure barley malt in their IPAs might not miss it.
Nov 04, 2022
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Reviewed by jimmybram from North Carolina

4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Look: Soft orange, almost like fanta or tang with that artificial orange juice color. Thin, white foam that clung to the glass.
Smell: Fresh peeled tangerines, a little vanilla
Taste: Lots of juicy notes with almost no hop bite. Malty and sweet like candy.
Feel: Very soft mouthfeel, no acidity
Overall: Very tasty, easy drinking DIPA. Something to be crushed and/or savored depending on the mood.
Nov 02, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by gardner254 from Ohio

Oct 15, 2022
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Reviewed by Bluerabbitbell from Pennsylvania

3.94/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
8/27/22 On tap at PA Market on the Strip in Pittsburgh. Very little nose...very slight orange with malt and milk sugars. First taste is saline and a bite on the sides of the tongue. It ends dank and orangy. A Very good, solid DIPA, but didn't think it worthy of a 98.
Aug 27, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by rare_bird from Michigan

Aug 14, 2022
Rated: 4.21 by curlybird from Pennsylvania

Aug 12, 2022
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Reviewed by BillRoth from Maryland

4.29/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
As advertised… orange forward IPA that delivers a good look and smooth drinkability.
Good brewing… but a little underwhelmed re nose and taste. A bit restrained except for the orange which seems to hinder complexity.
This is marvelously improved ( to my taste) in their Triple Orange Starfish.
Aug 09, 2022
Rated: 4.15 by ScruffySouthpaw from New York

Jul 09, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by Velivolus1 from Vermont

Jul 01, 2022
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.39/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Pours a murky milky medium golden apricot in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and moderate peach + bright orange + pale orange + bright yellow + pale yellow + pale golden yellow colored highlights. The beer has a three finger tall creamy sudsy foamy white head that slowly reduces to a large patch of very slightly mottled thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of juicy citrus/tangerine + citrus/orange + tropical/guava + tropical/papaya + stone fruit/lychee hops over the top of light to moderate aromas of biscuit + oat + wheat malts with a light to moderate amount of sugary sweetness.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of biscuit + oat + wheat malts with a light to moderate amount of sugary sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of juicy citrus/tangerine + citrus/orange + tropical/guava + tropical/papaya + stone fruit/lychee hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which fades away almost instantly leaving lingering tropical + citrus + stone fruit hop flavors.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Moderate amounts of creamy soft/fluffiness mid-body and a light amount of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink with very well hidden alcohol and a very pleasantly creamy soft/fluffy mouthfeel. Enjoyable with lots of citrus + tropical + stone fruit hops. Definitely one that I could see myself grabbing again if I found it fresh.
Jun 30, 2022
Rated: 4.18 by smithj4 from New York

Jun 13, 2022
Rated: 4.7 by florisj135 from Virginia

Jun 09, 2022
Rated: 4.1 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Jun 04, 2022
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Rated by tonystanhope from Florida

4.53/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Juicy, milky, and delicious. Did not get the peanut butter others have noted.
Jun 02, 2022
Rated: 4.43 by adamstef

May 20, 2022
Rated: 4.42 by TheEpeeist from Maryland

May 20, 2022
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Reviewed by Jaccident

4.21/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Stevoj im getting that peanut butter taste too. This ipa was highly recommended to me but im just not enjoying as a world class ipa like many others see.I have tried this again with a clean palate and am enjoying a lot more.
May 05, 2022
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.91/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz can from Tavour. Hazy yellow golden pour, small foamy head. Not sure why, but I'm picking up peanut butter in the aroma and taste. Light oranges and citrus peel throughout. Very nice feel, zesty finish.
May 05, 2022
Rated: 4.28 by smb71481 from Vermont

May 01, 2022
Rated: 4.45 by cabsandking from Ohio

Mar 12, 2022
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Reviewed by CarolinaCardinals from North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Received a can from a friend on 2-21-22. No canning date but it sold out quickly at The Blue Door Bottleshop; consumed 2-22-22.

Beer poured a hazy orange with a very nice white head.

Nose is very nice, full of tropical fruits and citrus.

Taste is spot on with a large but light malt base that displays a dynamic hop burst of orange, mango, lemon, and lychee. Finishes with a very nice rind hop bite; 6/10 on my bitterness scale.

Mouthfeel is very light bodied and extremely refreshing.

Overall an excellent NEIPA!
Feb 22, 2022
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Rated by fehrminator from North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I’ve been burned out on NEIPAs lately but this was top notch. Looks like OJ in the glass. Plenty of tropical fruit flavor. Recommended.
Feb 21, 2022
Rated: 4.5 by redfox405 from Virginia

Feb 04, 2022
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Reviewed by argock from Virginia

4.11/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
No canned on date. Poured into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint.

A: Murky orange/amber with solid two-finger, oatmeal-colored foamy head with good retention and craggy lacing down the glass. Quite a few floaters and debris even for NE DIPA.

S: Blasts of tangerine, orange, guava, and papaya with a bit of pineapple thrown in there. Esters seem on the low side which is fine with me. There is a faint umami note in the background.

T: Flavor is really bright and flavorful on the front end with guava, pineapple, tangerine, orange, papaya, and a bit of herbal lemongrass as the beer proceeds. That herbal flavor starts to get more prominent as the beer warms and gets a biting character which isn't too pleasant and I wonder is from the gloppy crap at the bottom of the can. Esters still seem low but mildly fruity. Bitterness is moderate which I like. Alcohol brings a berry-cherry type of flavor. That same umami, maybe caramel malt note is in the finish and aftertaste.

M: A chalky, mineral feel with a viscous, full-bodied feel and low carbonation which makes this a tough one to get through.

O: I enjoyed the first half of this beer a lot more than the last half. I would pour carefully and keep the debris at the bottom from making it into your glass and taking the beer's flavor and drinkability down with it.
Oct 14, 2021
Rated: 4.44 by crewfan1952 from Ohio

Jul 30, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by Icka31 from Ohio

Jul 03, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Jun 27, 2021
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Reviewed by Zythophile from Washington

4.53/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Can Date: wish I knew
Palate Contaminants: none

Straw colored. Minimal light gets past the surface, although it is detectable. Good amount of fine head, but it doesn't leave as much lacing as one might expect.

Nice sweet white grapefruit scent. It shades a little toward bitter orange, too. It has sweet, but not overly sweet, light honey-ish malt. Pine resin is present and plays nicely with everything else.

In the taste, acidity is more aligned with the orange part than the grapefruit part. The malt has a savory profile, and it actually plays with the bitterness and sweetness very nicely. There's an abundance of fresh cut grass, too. It's really nicely balanced, although the flavors are pretty standard for the type.

Again, it's so well balanced, savory, and smooth. Very fine carbonation is very well integrated. There's a bit of woodsiness/nuttiness that shows up in the aftertaste. Medium-heavy weight for the type. Alcohol not really detectable, although it's not exactly an anvil, anyway.
Jun 20, 2021
Rated: 4.24 by StanleysCup from Maryland

May 01, 2021
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Can. White head with lace. Hazy sunset orange.

A lot of citrus. Orange and mango. Some papaya. Has a grapefruit note in the finish. Earthy hops. Faint bitterness. Hoppy and juicy. Good, but not really up to the hype.
Mar 06, 2021
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