Double Orange Starfish
Aslin Beer Company

Double Orange StarfishDouble Orange Starfish
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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #59
ABV:
8.3%
Score:
98
Ranked #263
Avg:
4.48 | pDev: 6.03%
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
455
From:
Aslin Beer Company
 
Virginia, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  48
Gots
  42
SCORE
98
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Double Orange StarfishDouble Orange Starfish
Notes: DIPA version of the Orange Starfish; brewed with Citra and Galaxy hops.
Reviews: 84 | Ratings: 455 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Holderness from Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

No canning date? Just arrived on select shelves in Boston two days ago so I’ll assume it’s quite fresh.

L — Muted golden orange haze with two fingers of off-white head produced with moderate pour. Good retention and great lacing
S — Sweet floral, mixed berry, yellow peach, woodsy dankness, orange cream soda, mango, apricot. Very clean and expressive, a nice interplay between the hops, the creamy pale malt character, and the expressively fruity yeast esters
T — Apricot jam, orange flesh and pith, green leafy bitterness, perfumed floral, creamy maltiness (seems heavy on the flaked oats), kumquat
F — Medium+ mouthfeel, medium carb. Nice and soft, decent fluffiness, but also has this oily yet restrained bitterness throughout
O — A very solid DIPA that finds a nice balance of punchiness and softness. Wish Boston would get distro from these guys more often

90/100

Sep 01, 2020
More User Reviews:
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johnlatona from New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev -1.8%
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.

May 26, 2017
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Xenoreactive from Virginia

4.12/5  rDev -8%
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.

Jun 23, 2016
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jlindros from Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

Jan 13, 2018
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avas from New York

4.57/5  rDev +2%
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!!

Dec 31, 2016
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TomMorris from Connecticut

4.57/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Nov 21, 2017
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Smakawhat from Maryland

4.65/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the can into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Absolutely beaming bright pale orange amber body color, with excellent clarity. Just a hair off white of this lightest khaki colored rich gigantic controlled head. Fistfull of clump and lace and staying power, eventually settling with a big presence.

Aroma is delicious. Bursting juicy orange hop citrus with lots of character. Zesty bitter oils, sweet juice, and even candy like softness of light sugar. Very wonderfully balanced. Hits later into soft tea, mint, and sweet herbs, with a chewy malt sense on the nose too. Great stuff.

Palate just really sings impecably. Big hits on the first sip of orange tea and sweet herbs. There's a candy like citrus of pith and marmalade than kicks in with a rich malt backbone, that gives an excellent chewy body. Green herbal and more zesty orange oils on the finish, with hoppy oils that just cut and coat everywhere.

Just a ridiculously good IPA. Not varied, but just getting the basics in exceptional manner.

Aug 19, 2020
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pcshotsauce33 from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

May 22, 2018
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Skellbop from New York

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 20, 2018
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Sturgeon83 from Kentucky

4.54/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dec 09, 2017
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ragnar3 from Iowa

4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jan 23, 2019
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DankScuba from Maryland

4.32/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

Jun 24, 2016
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jmg480 from Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nov 14, 2017
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anteatr23 from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aug 31, 2017
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TonyLuvsBeer from Michigan

4.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 17, 2018
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crobinso from Colorado

4.18/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Apr 04, 2019
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BEER88 from Washington

4.4/5  rDev -1.8%
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

Sep 01, 2017
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fireazzi from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Jun 02, 2018
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JamesLeung from Florida

4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Aug 16, 2018
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eppie82 from Illinois

4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

Mar 27, 2018
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MJSFS from Florida

4.6/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Jul 14, 2018
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Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 17, 2021
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Biggiekrock627 from Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +6%
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

Aug 06, 2016
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larryi86 from Delaware

4.18/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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
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Cdinnpt from New York

4.33/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jan 12, 2018
Double Orange Starfish from Aslin Beer Company
Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 455 ratings