Double Orange Starfish | Aslin Beer Company

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4.5/5
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304 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Aslin Beer Company
Virginia, United States
aslinbeer.com

Style: New England IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
DIPA version of the Orange Starfish; brewed with Citra and Galaxy hops.

Added by SlothB77 on 06-21-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#187
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
304
pDev:
6.44%
 
 
Wants:
52
Gots:
39
Trade:
3
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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.15/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i was so stoked to try this after hearing and reading an awful lot about it, and maybe it didnt travel well to colorado, but i was somewhat unimpressed by this when i had it at hops and pie this week, its a tasty beer, a cool expression of the hops, sturdy and fresh and goof, but it really didnt stand out to me as overly high quality or anything. its rusty orange tinted without a ton of head and a hazy density to it, mucky even. the aroma might be the best part, cut tangerine and orange zest, heavier citra than we usually get, subtle apricot and peach, layered and interesting for a couple of hops i know pretty well. the flavor is good too, starting better than it ends though, fruity and bright up front, plenty of orange character, orange candy, lemongrass, and a little grain sweetness, this is a little bigger than it needs to be right away for me, like i would love to try the original instead of the double, it seems just a little forced. right past the delicious apex of this, it turns green and chemical, over hopped, bitey, less refined than the best of these are by a long shot, and i have no idea if its an age thing, a flaw, or something from transit, but it really makes this pretty hard to drink and seems a shame after such an enjoyable experience up until here. past the saturation point and then a bit bitter as a result, broken down and muddled compared to earlier on, and by the end of a glass, i dont want any more at all, and i am left thinking this isnt any better than anything we have locally here in the same style, and when i think about the ones i have loved from the likes of outer range, trve, and cerebral, i realize this isnt really worth the attention it seems to have gotten. cool that it came through here, but ill need to try it closer to the source i think to get a better feel for it...

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Photo of PugsandBeer
4.49/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kingholmes
5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorites. Love this beer.

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Photo of LloydDobler
4.44/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WolverineFan1243
4.99/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of avalon07
4.29/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a growler to a snifter glass. Had a dark orange color and a super-cloudy consistency. There was a 3/4", foamy, very long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A sweet and alluring aroma of hops, citrus fruit, malt, and some tropical fruit.

T: Tasted of a mild bit of malt (mostly in the finish), a big shot of citrus fruit (mostly orange), a good amount of hops (not overdone), and light tropical fruit notes (mango, perhaps?). This is a big, juicy, sweet flavor. Aslin has the NE IPA flavor down pat, and this is no exception. It has just enough hops to keep things interesting. Very tasty stuff.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a lively finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A fantastic NE IPA. Definitely drinkable.

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Photo of Dismembered_MC
4.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Eternal218
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of T_Hass
3.72/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RBorsato
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of gbiello
4.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Awesomely good NEIPA. Looks perfect. Big juicy tropical and citrus notes, My only beef is it has a bit of a bite to it. Other than that it's an outstanding brew.

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Photo of Bionicao
4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SierraFlight
4.53/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RichH55
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of shelby415
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kmf_chantilly
4.7/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I've had Double and Triple. Same great taste as Triple Starfish without being such a heavy hitter. This unfiltered beer has a great mouthfeel, perfect level of bitterness.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.4/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

B- / WORTHY

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jromanowicz09
4.65/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BrueryDC
3.98/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StormAles
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mltobin
4.56/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pprichar
4.89/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.38/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamesLeung
4.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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Double Orange Starfish from Aslin Beer Company
Beer rating: 4.5 out of 5 with 304 ratings