Double Orange Starfish
Aslin Beer Company

Double Orange StarfishDouble Orange Starfish
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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #55
ABV:
8.3%
Score:
99
Ranked #248
Avg:
4.49 | pDev: 6.24%
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
398
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Aslin Beer Company
 
Virginia, United States
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Double Orange StarfishDouble Orange Starfish
Notes: DIPA version of the Orange Starfish; brewed with Citra and Galaxy hops.
Reviews: 70 | Ratings: 398 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by AzIpaGuy:
Photo of AzIpaGuy
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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Photo of johnlatona
4.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a sippery liquidish flavorbomb that smells like bitches and fairydust and tastes like black cameltoes in Bahrain. Feels like masturbating on a rainbow. Overall a goodie.

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Photo of Xenoreactive
4.12/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Decent.

Nice berry and citrus notes. Quite sweet.

Not quite the smoothie-feel I was hoping for, but has a malty and dense texture.

Orange Hypefish.

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

Another thanks to Drew. No can date.

Pours a decent foamy bubbly almost fluffy 1/2 finger head that fades at a med to slower pace, nice lacing, again super murky milk-shake burnt orange color

Nose is doubly focused on citrus, loads of orange juice and pineapple, a little mango, a bit of sweeter tangerine, pithy, very fruity, a little fruity cereal like fruity pebbles, bit of peachy apricot stone fruit

Taste brings some toasted grainy malts, cereal with more fruity pebbles again, plenty of orange and citrus blended with very creamy almost lactose like flavors, loads of pith and orange juice pulp, some mango and pineapple, a bit more generic tropical and generic citrus, big sweet malt in the background, not quite syrupy but almost there, and touch of alcohol warmth, hops get a little spicy and chewy later, and more like candied orange, sticky finish too.

Mouth is med to a bit heavier bod, touch of warming alcohol, a bit syrupy and thick like, nice fluffy carb

Overall not bad, I like the regular a lot more, this was good but seemed like it was over doing it in almost every aspect and you lost all the nice characters of everything.

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Photo of avas
4.57/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 12/21/16. Consumed 12/30/16.

A: Pours an extremely murky deep gold with about two fingers of eggshell-colored head. The fullest of haze on this.. It looks almost brown in the glass due to the lack of light passing through the liquid. Head sticks around seemingly forever. Seriously, I'm now almost done with the glass 30 mins later and there still a layer of foam sitting up top. Tons of beautiful lacing too.

S: Up front, I get a ton of that orange/vanilla creamsicle/sorbet thing that Galaxy-hopped beers sometimes give off. In fact, this is probably the greatest intensity with which I've picked up on that outside of the nose on Tree House Green. It's huge orange, sweet doughy malt, and some peach and mango right behind that citrus explosion. On the backend there's definitely a piney/woodsy earthiness, what some describe as "Galaxy dankness." Aromatic intensity isn't as huge as I'd expect for an 8.3% beer, but the profile is pretty damn nice.

T: So I mentioned a comparison to Tree House Green on the nose... When I taste this, first thing that comes to mind is that killer flavor profile on Green. It follows the nose almost to a T... Insane amounts of what I can only describe as dank, musty orange creamsicle. It's so much raw orange, but with an almost vanilla-like sweetness and a creaminess that seriously makes you think you might just be drinking a melted down orange sorbet. Accompanying this are BIG flavors of peach, mango, a little bit of pineapple, an assertive sweet doughy malt presence, and a whole lotta earthiness on the finish. The earthy character is hard to pin down, but it's kinda herbal, kinda woodsy, and a little piney. I'm not getting any vegetal 'sweaty onion' notes from the Citra, and not much 'raw hop' flavor. Just straight dank citrus juice.

M: Pillowy soft mouthfeel on this, super delicate as it glides right across the palate with silky smoothness. Medium weight on the tongue is probably my biggest criticism of this beer--it almost drinks like a 6% beer with how light it feels (for the style), which offers extraordinary (yet dangerous) drinkability. I think a slightest heavier weight with add to the 'sorbet' flavor and soft carbonation to really create a 'creamy' mouthfeel, but that's largely preferential. I could definitely see others preferring the lighter body. There's a medium orange peel-y bitterness that comes in on the finish, and it does well to balance out that moderately sweet doughy malt character. Really really good stuff.

O: My goodness. I had high expectations for this one, but it has exceeded them. I know I've really harped on this, but this seriously reminds me SO much of Tree House Green. It's missing the brewery's signature 'bubblegum' yeast flavor, and it definitely doesn't have that creamy, full mouthfeel that the TH IPAs offer. But the flavor profile is spot-on, with a TON of fruit (orange sorbet, peach, mango), a pretty assertive malt presence (sweet and doughy, yet still light), and a bunch of earthy dankness. This is absolutely delicious, one of the best DIPAs I've had this year. Need more from Aslin!!

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Photo of TomMorris
4.57/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pcshotsauce33
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Skellbop
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sturgeon83
4.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ragnar3
4.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DankScuba
4.32/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

L: Bright, one yet hazy pour. Almost looks like orange or tropical fruit juice.

S: Matches the appearance. Huge citra style aromas. Grapefruit, mango, stonefruit, sweet fruit juice smell.

T: heavily carbed, almost tingly. Sweet heavy malt flavor with a background of tropical fruit.

F: thicker mouth feel than a classic IPA. A bit too much carbonation, for my taste.

O: Great citrus style beer. Drinkable, and hides the alcohol very well. Can't wait to try again.

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Photo of jmg480
4.48/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of anteatr23
4.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TonyLuvsBeer
4.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of crobinso
4.18/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Eru food and better than other of their offerings but I won't drive that far anymore when i pass veil and triple crossing to get to these guys! I hadn't had a beer that WOW'd me but i may do in line trades at veil for rhem to give them another shot

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Photo of fireazzi
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamesLeung
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of eppie82
4.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cans. Orange hazy appearance with good bit of carbonation/foam on the pour. Citrus orange and mango aroma. Juicy flavors. Sweet. Good mouthfeel.

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Photo of MJSFS
4.6/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Freshly zested orange peel is definitely the first thing you pick up smell wise and this monster is very juicy. The look of hazy orange juice is definitely an east coast IPA look but on par with green or julius from tree house or trillium vicinity.
Awesome beer

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Photo of Cdinnpt
4.33/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kingholmes
5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my favorites. Love this beer.

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Photo of edthehead
4.53/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Wow, this is one intense IPA. Extreme citrus, piney, grapefruit, orange flavors and nose, and big lasting foamy head. Nicely carbonated, with a real bitter dry finish that leaves a tingle and an Ah in your throat! Nice!

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Photo of CharlesK
4.34/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Double Orange Starfish from Aslin Beer Company
Beer rating: 99 out of 100 with 398 ratings