Master Of Oranges
Aslin Beer Company

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Style:
New England IPA
Ranked #163
ABV:
8.4%
Score:
96
Ranked #744
Avg:
4.38 | pDev: 7.99%
Reviews:
50
Ratings:
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Photo of VoxRationis
4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Decanted from a 16 oz (473 ml) can into a muffin top pint glass; no obvious production information.
A: Pours a very hazy, dark golden orange color with a one to two finger, white colored head, rim retention, and sticky rings of lacing.
S: Fruit aromas of orange and lime with perhaps some tangerine and orange Pixie Stix. I think I pick of caramel and a tiny bit of funk.
T: Sweet but not overpoweringly so. Flavor pallet includes orange, tangerine, lime, caramel and mango. Definitely picking up that orange Pixie Stix powdery goodness. Relatively light bitterness may be offsetting some of the sweetness.
M: Medium bodied with lovely, solid carbonation. Solid on the palate.
O: I have only had one Aslin collab before. If this double NEIPA (or New England DIPA, take your pick) is representative, I am truly glad I was able to pick up a whole bunch more.

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VoxRationis from New York, May 07, 2020
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4.02/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can. Large white head with lace. Golden sunset orange.

Tropical and soft. Melon with some stone fruit. Oranges and a bit citrusy. Finishes kind of bland/dull though. Doesn’t have the taste profile I want in an 8.4% beer. Still solid, easy drinking, but I keep realizing aslin is a bit overrated.

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mothman from Minnesota, May 07, 2020
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4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from undated can into a Spiegelau IPA glass. It pours a cloudy, bright orange/tangerine color with over a half finger of creamy, bright white head and thick, sudsy lacing. Its fragrant, dank, fruity nose features tangerine, lemon, and peach, along with notes of vanilla creams and lite pine and floral hops. The taste opens big and bold with tart lemon and sweeter orange/tangerine, peach, and tropical fruit. There are also grassy and earthy notes. The Citra and Mosaic, Galaxy, and Amarillo hops really shine. There is moderate bitterness and an interesting hint of berry at the finish. This ale is medium-bodied and pleasantly carbonated, and the 8.4% ABV gives a noticeable kick. Overall, Master of Oranges is a big, flavorful DIPA. I only wish the can were dated.

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MacMalt from New Jersey, Apr 23, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a Hazy golden straw color with a fresh white head. Smell is tangerine , oranges,and mango. Taste very fruity loads of tangerine and oranges. Mouth feel was dry in the finish with a tropical sting of hops on the palate. Very tasty with ABV in check.

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gatornation from Minnesota, Apr 17, 2020
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4.29/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a one pint can on March 2, 2020. This beer is the love affair between Master of Karate and Double Orange Starfish. Master of Oranges is generously double dry hopped with Galaxy, Mosaic, Citra and Amarillo.

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Photo of stevoj
4.01/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Draft at Churchkey. Hazy orange golden yellow body, slight foamy head. Aroma is hoppy, almost dank and tons of citrus. Taste continues with more earthy, weedy hops and lot of orange peel.

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stevoj from Idaho, Feb 12, 2020
Photo of captaincoffee
4.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This one really reminded me of Grovestand, which is a pretty awesome beer. Never had them side-by-side, but I'm guessing it is similar with a bit of a ABV boost. It's got that powdered sugar and creamsicle thing going on that the best Aslin beers have. It has a touch of the onion/garlic that some of their beers have, but it is very mild and blends in well with the flavors. If you are really looking for it, or are a super taster, you might find it off-putting, but I didn't. Looks a little muddled, but everything else makes up for it. Soft mouthfeel. Really excellent...although you are paying for it.

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Photo of LifesAnesthesia
4.54/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L - Hazy, creamy light orange/yellow with a small of-white head that dissipates somewhat quickly, but leaves behind a ton of lacing.
S - Tangerine and orange notes along with some piney, bitter hops - but not as strong a nose on this one as a lot of other Aslins tend to have
T - Tons of tangerine and orange notes up front and throughout that dominate the flavor profile along with some piney, bitter hops as well. Slight amount of malt.
F - Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, but crisp.
O - A really nice NEIPA that provides a lot of citrus flavor. Not Aslin's best, but as far as NEIPAs go, it's very solid.

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Photo of Damian
3.86/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Drank from a 1 pint (473ml) can purchased at Aslin Beer Company, Herndon, VA
Served in a teku

Hazy, straw yellow appearance. Thinner bodied for the style. The liquid was topped by a small, frothy, bright white cap that fell to a fine, lasting collar. Streaky patches of lacing stuck along the glass.

The aroma was really hoppy and clean. Citrus notes dominated. Loads of juicy orange and tangerine. Some pineapple as well. Touch of sweetness. As the beer warmed, the citrus presence became even more fragrant.

The flavor profile was also very citrus forward. Tangerine and clementine notes came through big on the front end. Lemony and wheaty in the center. White grapefruit appeared on the back end. The beer finished super pithy and bitter with intense grapefruit rind-like notes. Bit of resiny pine sap too.

The beer was medium-light bodied for the style and seemed to straddle the territory between an IPA and a double IPA. A fine, fairly zippy effervescence gave the liquid a nice fluffiness on the palate. Fairly creamy, slick and smooth.

Master of Oranges had a terrific clean, hoppy nose and a flavor profile that started out great but finished with a pithy, resiny bitterness that was rather off putting. Even though this can was a few weeks old, this reminded me of beer that was too “green” and needed time to mellow out.

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Damian from Massachusetts, May 08, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a growler to a snifter glass. Had a bright orange color and a super cloudy consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy, somewhat long-lasting head. Fantastic lacing.

S: A very enticing aroma of hops, citrus fruit, malt, and tropical fruit.

T: Tasted of a small amount of malt (fleetingly in the finish), some tropical fruit (mango, in particular), a fair amount of hops (not overdone), and a lot of citrus fruit (oranges, of course). This is a sweet, juicy, and effervescent flavor. It's not cloyingly sweet as you might expect, with the hops bringing everything under control. Pretty tasty.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a creamy, smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: A solidly made, easy to like NE IPA. drinkable.

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avalon07 from South Carolina, Mar 10, 2019
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3.38/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

16 oz. can. Pours hazy orange. Smells of tropical fruit, orange, and a light garlic aroma. Tastes of lots of tropical fruit and pale malt sweetness. A little bit of a mosaic garlic bite, but not much else by way of balance. Some alcohol flavor. Medium heavy. Big and sweet double IPA. It's drinkable, but I'd prefer something more approachable.

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Photo of TheSixthRing
4.36/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Perhaps from the 11/01/18 release?

Appearance - Pours hazy and dirty orange in color with an off-white, quarter finger width head. Sub-par retention results in a thin, broken layer of suds and a razor thin ring of suds around the edge of the glass. Fair lacing, with thin, broken lines and small spotting.

Smell - Fruity, juicy orange aroma with a healthy backing of tropical notes. Guava especially stands out.

Taste - Juicy orange flavor upfront and throughout, with plenty of guava and a touch of pineapple following shortly. Faint, bready sweetness. Finishes much the same, with citrus acidity balanced by the tropical guava sweetness.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with fair carbonation. Slick, silky and somewhat creamy texture... so velvety? Drinks smooth as hell for a beer supposedly 8.4%.

Overall - Really tasty brew with a damn smooth delivery. I could definitely see myself buying this often if it were to ever make the Sacramento market.

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TheSixthRing from California, Nov 19, 2018
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4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Canned ~10/16/18

Pours totally opaque burnt orange, gilded over with a glossy sheen; a finger of pillowy foam with decent retention fading to a frothy ring around the surface and plenty of soapy lacing spattered around the glass.

Aromas of orange creamsicle, bits of peach skins, mango, sweet hop notes, herbal fruit salad; so soft, and meshes so well; totally effortless.

Taste transitions from the aroma so nicely; more creamy orange, juicy citrus notes, passionfruit, faint wild berries, and soft, prickly herbal hop resin to go along with prickly grapefruit pith on the finish.

Mouthfeel shows a rounded, medium body with brilliantly integrated carbonation; pillowy soft and silky on the palate, with absolutely no sign of 8.4%; finishes delicately mouth-coating with herbal, earthy hop oil leaving an airy yet impressionable mark on the palate.

Excellent stuff here. Silky, and a beer I’d have no opposition to describing as ‘plush’. The combination of soft, creamy citrus and deceptively light, dank hops work to create a wholly effortless and enjoyable NEIPA.

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jrc1093 from Connecticut, Nov 16, 2018
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4.22/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 16oz can, undated. Served in a tulip.

Pours a hazy and dull glass of pulp-free OJ with a half-finger of head. Retention is meh, leaving a fizzy cap and a thin sheet of lacing.

Relatively faint, sweet, fruity nose of orange, kiwi, pineapple and lime.

Tastes to me of overripe, juicy, composty tropical fruits, pineapple, mango, guava, kiwi, lime and, only incidentally, orange zest, all the fermented fleshy, zesty bits and none of the rind or pith. Juicy and dank, low bitterness, mildly sour boozy aftertaste.

Feel is soft, smooth and juicy, medium bodied and well-enough carbonated. A boozy glow in the gullet.

Overall, a serviceable beverage.

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papposilenus from New Hampshire, Oct 25, 2018
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4.66/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

An amazing hazy IPA. Love the touch Of orange and vanilla I’m getting. Super soft feel and low carbonation. Would definitely buy again and excited to try more Aslin!

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5toutman75 from Illinois, Oct 24, 2018
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4.14/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A very interesting and refreshing change in an orange-styled NEIPA, as I get much more emphasis on the bitter pith than the sweetness of the juice. Vanilla and pomelo, with additional fun notes I don't get much from this style, like birch bark and clove.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.66/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a very murky, brownish, orangish beer with a finger and a half of sticky, off white head. This smells like freshly peeled oranges, grapefruit peel, mangos and some dank, herbal hops. The creamy beer tastes like the scent with a nice juicy sweetness that yields to a pithy bitter finish. Really tasty example of the hazy IPA.

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FriedSlug from North Carolina, Aug 04, 2018
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4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It's body has a very cloudy sandy orange color with tall frothy head. The foam is light beige in color and hangs on well making nice lacing on the glass. I am hit right away with the heavy aroma of fresh cut orange peel and dank orange oil with sweet bready and yeast. The flavor is right on with the same heavy hit of orange zest, orange oil, dank orange pith, some sweet malt and yeast and a touch of the sweet juice. Bitterness is low up front but steps up a touch in the finish. It feels heavy but well carbonated and still very drinkable. Overall I am digging this beer.

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generallee from Virginia, Jul 29, 2018
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4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very cloudy orange gold color with a 2 finger soapy biscuit head that does not stick to the glass too well.

A pungent sweet citrus aroma can be smelt from a foot away. There is also a background note of papaya, kind of tropical sweet but tart.

The taste lives up to the name in that an intense orange flavor hits the tongue right off the bat. A mild alcohol burn and a limey tartness kicks in a little after and that starts to muddle the orange notes into the finish. It's kind of too bad because I don't feel that adds anything to the flavor profile, only detracts. However you can't deny they did something pretty awesome with that orange flavor. Malt is present but in the background, fairly indistinct.

The feel is very soft and creamy. This is not a bitter beer but a tartness creeps in with the finish along with a very slight burn - actually not too bad considering it is 8.4%

This is yet again a masterfully flavored beer from Aslin. I don't understand the choice of limey tartness but it doesn't come close to ruining the experience. This is a great beer by all standards of the style.

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digboy from New Hampshire, Jun 14, 2018
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4.45/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can poured into a teku

A- A hazy golden orange with a two finger white head.

S- Oranges, orange rind, dank, grapefruit.

T- Oranges, melons, cantaloupe, grapefruit, touch of tropical fruits, a little piney/dank.

M- Smooth, creamy, medium body.

O- A very tasty DIPA, creamy, a little sweet, very well balanced.

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larryi86 from Delaware, Jun 01, 2018
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4.37/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Gorgeous orange, turbid cider body. Ultra-juicy look. Huge, soapy off-white head, but only a little sticky lacing.

Huge pop of candied orange right up front, almost Fanta- (or Crush-) esque. Grapefruit. Tangerine. Berry medley. Damp, dank grass. Resin. Herbal greens. Very sweet and bright.

Taste is a perfect balance of sweet, bitter, dank, malty, and saline. Citrusy, pithy, green (but not at all astringent), piney, lemon-zesty, spicey herbal, tangy, and just a touch boozey. Delicious. I’m a sucker for a little extra natural fruit sweetness, and this one (like Grovestand) has it just right.

Feel is silky smooth, well carbonated, but not sticky. Very soft and velvety.

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AmeriCanadian from Tennessee, May 19, 2018
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4.3/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Can Date: presumably April 2018
Palate Contaminants: other beer

Another awesome label from Aslin. It implies motion. And Tron. Sort of.

Look is as close to straight-up orange juice as I've seen, both in color and opacity. Not much carbonation visible.

Smell is general citrus and marshmallow. Pine sugar, if that makes sense. Lemongrass, and a bit of bitter greens, like arugula.

Plenty of fruit in the taste, although the citrus is fairly restrained. The namesake fruit is present, but it's the bitter variety, hardly sweet at all. Starfruit and papaya are there. There's a fairly strong herbal element, with bay and tarragon. It might pair nicely with an Italian chicken dish. Not so much sweetness from the fruits as from the malt, but even that stays in the background.

Smooth carbonation. Any bitterness fades pretty quickly, leaving some sort of fruit puree.

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Zythophile from District of Columbia, May 12, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft. Served in a goblet glass. Pours a creamy, hazy golden yellow body, one finger white head, good retention and lots of lacing. Smell and flavour is primarily citrus, grapefruit, orange, sweet caramel, touch of candied sugar, a bit of pine. Lots going on here, a lot of hop aromatics. Minimal citrus zest bitterness on the backend, mostly a yeast and grapefruit sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, creamy with a good carbonation, moderately zesty finish.

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Stevedore from Wisconsin, Mar 29, 2018
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4.35/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-A murky hazy dirty opaque orange, with a slight head and lacing.
A-Aroma has orange and citrus hints.
T-The taste follows the nose with an abundance of orange flavor.
M-A medium bodied juice bomb with some carbonation. The alcohol is very well hidden.
O-Another good beer from a brewery that is known for their juice bombs.

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VABA from Virginia, Feb 04, 2018
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4.28/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can, no date, purchased days before consuming:
The beer pours with a consistent cloudiness, but of the amber/beige dull yellow/orange that just isn't attractive to my eyes. I didn't get much head formation, and a medium ring held its own (may be a bit more vigorous next pour).

Nose is big on juice, including pineapple, peach, nectarine, and mango. Underneath there are occasional and minor hints of spice and fresh pine wood.

The taste isn't as juicy as the nose indicates, and that pine wood note comes across more as fruit rind left over from the juice the nose stole. A citrus-leaning juice blend has all the aspects from the nose, but isn't as powerful, sweet, or lasting. The more bitter rind-like notes take control and hold it for most of the taste. A slight burn and menthol-like wintergreen peek through in the end taste at times, noted but not dominant.

A fairly creamy full feel in this beer that is cut a tad by the little bit of bite in the end at times. An enjoyable beer that I think shows a little bit from each of the beers that inspired it.

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cjgiant from District of Columbia, Jan 28, 2018
Master Of Oranges from Aslin Beer Company
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 206 ratings