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Mad Fox Orange Whip IPA
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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.73/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Big and hoppy, Orange Whip IPA feature Hop Union’s Citra Hops which provide intense citrus, pineapple and mango aromas and flavors. 75 IBUs of kettle hops along with 22 pounds dry hopped in the fermenter. Big, as in 17.5 degrees plato and 7.2% ABV.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3780) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Draft pint at the Nats ballpark. Darkish copper with a small ring of foam. Nose is orange toffee, pineapple, vanilla, earthy molasses and some resin. Tastes of the same stuff with a dryer finish of resin and citrus zest. Light-medium body is to the sweet side for an IPA. Medium carbonation is nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2604) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Sampler at the pub. Smelling this from about a foot away. Good citra aromas. Tropical pineapple flavors. Decent body behind it. Could drink a lot of this.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tonkun (874) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Tap. Dark but clear copper pour. Citrus, caramel, herb, hop, slight pine. More pine in the mouth. Big malty body with bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfroms (290) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Draft at Black Squirrel. Pours reddish amber, fairly dark for an IPA, with haze of white bubbles. Aroma is very resinous: piney Citra hops with notes of pineapple, juicy lychee, and sweet malt. Great. Taste is pine and mango juice with honey-like malts, very drinkable. Some alcohol heat. Sweet and malty finish. Good.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TylerGreenDC (338) - - MAR 30, 2014
On draft. They’re not kidding with the "orange" part. Some orange aroma, but lots and lots of orange flavor, kind of more orange-plus-tea than orange fruit or juice. Clean and crips. Solid.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2618) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 24, 2014
Growler shared by MNishCT77. Thanks Mark! The beer is dark amber with a tan head. Certainly darker than I anticipated. Citra hops are present but only play a supporting role. This beer is the definition of balance, and I don’t mean that disparagingly, as is often the case when discussing IPAs and DIPAs. Sweet citrus with a sturdy malt body. Again, the balance is so elegant here. Bread crust and citric hops in perfect harmony. Really tasty. This beer has been on my radar for years. I’m grateful for the opportunity to try it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4168) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Impressive and unexpected IPA. Orange whip is exactly what’s going on here with some zesty tangerine, a little booze and some light pine. Pours deep orange with OK head and lacing. Very bitter finish. Tap at Right Proper.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (1440) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Draft at Mad Fox poured into a nonic pint glass, freshly tapped just 3 hours prior for their First Saturday Brewery Open House. Pours a nice dark amber/orange color with little off-white head. Aromas of orange, grapefruit, citrus peel and rind. Tasting notes of big grapefruit and orange citrus, pine, caramel, floral notes, big hops. Medium body with a dry finish, semi-juicy mouthfeel. Possibly my favorite of Mad Fox’s IPAs.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (1429) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Draft->lager at the brewpub. Cloudy orange-amber with white head. Tons of citrus hops and tropical fruit. Bittersweeet finish. Quite good.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
sitzds (299) - - AUG 8, 2013
On tap at mad Fox. Poured into pint glass. Tangerine and other citrus on the nose. Drinkable .


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