Double Orange Starfish
Aslin Beer Company

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From:
Aslin Beer Company
 
Virginia, United States
Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #64
ABV:
8.3%
Score:
99
Ranked #281
Avg:
4.47 | pDev: 6.04%
Ratings:
463
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 05, 2022
Added:
Jun 21, 2016
Wants:
  48
Gots:
  45
SCORE
99
World-Class
Double Orange StarfishDouble Orange Starfish
Notes: DIPA version of the Orange Starfish; brewed with Citra and Galaxy hops.
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Photo of Jaccident
4.21/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Jaccident

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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3.91/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by stevoj from Idaho

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
 
4.28 by smb71481 from Vermont on May 01, 2022
 
4.45 by cabsandking from Ohio on Mar 12, 2022
Photo of arizcards
4.43/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by arizcards from North Carolina

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
Photo of fehrminator
4.28/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by fehrminator from North Carolina

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
 
4.5 by redfox405 from California on Feb 04, 2022
Photo of argock
4.11/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by argock from Virginia

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
 
4.44 by crewfan1952 from Ohio on Jul 30, 2021
 
4.5 by Icka31 from Ohio on Jul 03, 2021
 
4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Jun 27, 2021
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4.53/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Zythophile from District of Columbia

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
 
4.24 by StanleysCup from Maryland on May 01, 2021
Photo of mothman
4.25/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by mothman from Minnesota

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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4.18/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by larryi86 from Delaware

16 oz can, undated, poured into a teku

A- A hazy/murky orangish copper with a two finger white head.

S- Citrus, citrus zest, some tropical fruits and pineapple, a little earthy/piney, touch of pale malts.

T- Citrus, citrus zest, some oranges, touch of pineapple, earthy/piney finish, touch of pale malts. The citrusy hops linger nicely.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A solid NEIPA, but seems like it might be a little past it’s prime based on that other Orange Starfish beers from Aslin.

Mar 04, 2021
Photo of ScaryEd
4.73/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

16 oz can into a tulip glass. No discernible canning date. Sigh.

Pours a hazy orange straw color with a massive effervescent off-white head. Excellent retention with a good bit of cobweb lacing. Beautiful.

The aroma brings notes of fresh oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, and pineapples. There's a fair bit of peaches, pears and apricot. Nicely floral.

The flavor is exploding with citrus flavors; namely oranges, tangerines, lemondrop candy, grapefruit and orange creamsicle. Stupid. Then comes a wave of pineapples, peaches, apricots, and mangoes. Just name every fruit in existence. It's subtly piney on the finish with a nice malt backbone, providing a wonderful balance to this coagulation of fruit. Holy balls.

The feel is medium-full bodied with lower carbonation. Exceptional creaminess with a smooth finish. Alcohol is very well-hidden.

Overall, holy shit. Just. Holy shit. I don't even care that there isn't a canning date on this beer, this is legitimately one of the best DIPA's I've ever had. I'm a sucker for Citra/Galaxy combos, and this one showcases the absolute best of each hop. It's sweet with a lot of candied fruit flavors, but it's just so well balanced. I'm in love.

Feb 22, 2021
Photo of BJB13
4.24/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by BJB13 from Maryland

Poured from 16 ounce cans.

I started with a fresh four pack and drank the first immediately. I thought it was OK but was disappointed and thinking this one was over “hyped”. I didn’t get around to the second can until it was two weeks old. This made a nice difference and the beer was more smooth with less aggressive bitterness but still plenty of hop character. Not only did it get better after a couple of weeks it held up well as my last can of the four was 120 days plus when consumed.
Well done and solid overall.

Feb 20, 2021
 
4.1 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts on Feb 17, 2021
Photo of Bloodbuzz99
4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Bloodbuzz99 from Georgia

Can from Canton St Feb 2021

Feb 13, 2021
 
3.91 by hophugger from Virginia on Jan 31, 2021
Photo of Devin2424
4.24/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Devin2424 from Connecticut

16oz can poured into a snulip

Look- Pours a hazy orange yellow color

Smell- Orange, citrus fruits

Taste- Big orange flavor, some sweetness, slight bitterness

Feel- Smooth and creamy

Overall- Solid ipa

Jan 31, 2021
 
4.53 by MTKATL from Georgia on Jan 15, 2021
Photo of Ajtucker350
4.3/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Ajtucker350 from Virginia

Very well made beer. I like the triple better but still a solid IPA.

Jan 08, 2021
 
4.34 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon on Dec 29, 2020
 
4.59 by mbjb0720 from Pennsylvania on Dec 19, 2020
Photo of Stevedore
4.19/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Stevedore from Oregon

Nothing crazy, feel like the triple version popped more. Medium caramel, big orange, citrus and grapefruit, mildly floral and zesty finish. Has a fair bit of sweetness to it as well, medium bodied, mildly sugary with good carbonation. Medium bitterness.

Dec 12, 2020
 
4.6 by Eziel from Ohio on Nov 27, 2020
 
4.31 by TedStrosser from Pennsylvania on Nov 24, 2020
 
4.34 by farnold from New York on Nov 15, 2020
 
4.49 by Cwarwick812 from Massachusetts on Nov 15, 2020
 
4.66 by KMcG from Virginia on Nov 15, 2020
 
4.69 by _Adam_ from Maryland on Nov 13, 2020
 
4.59 by Jaasoares from Virginia on Oct 25, 2020
 
4.32 by DVMin98 from North Carolina on Oct 17, 2020
Photo of Paddy-loves-beer
4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Paddy-loves-beer from Pennsylvania

Really good beer.

Oct 15, 2020
 
4.5 by David_Menendez from Pennsylvania on Oct 03, 2020
 
4 by jonbonfondle from Minnesota on Sep 16, 2020
 
4.44 by Sulty from Massachusetts on Sep 14, 2020
Photo of Knapp85
4.32/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Poured as a hazy orange yellow color with a thin white head. The smell has a nice bold hop aroma. The taste has a nice sweetness to it with a subtle lingering hop bitterness late in the finish. The feel is oily and smooth. Overall it’s a very solid brew!

Sep 11, 2020
 
4.27 by lsthwy from Massachusetts on Sep 05, 2020
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