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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Big and hoppy, Orange Whip IPA feature Hop Unions 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.

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (3650) - 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 dont 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. Im 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 (8304) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Impressive and unexpected IPA. Orange whip is exactly whats 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 (6688) - 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 Foxs IPAs.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DCLawyer (2787) - 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 (318) - - AUG 8, 2013
On tap at mad Fox. Poured into pint glass. Tangerine and other citrus on the nose. Drinkable .

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
Westchesterco (1940) - mclean, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2013
Aroma pineapple and mangos flavors. Citrus mango and pineapple flavorslong finish,

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brystmar (1314) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2013
Last time I had this, it was far and away the best single IPA I'd ever tasted: big, juicy, orange citrus hops layered against a mildly sweet, creamy malt base. That August batch would command a ~4.5 rating from me, and I tend to be pretty conservative. This growler (filled 3/26) is quite different than my last one over the summer. Dark amber pour is unique to the style. Fluffy white head up top shows good retention. Palate features accents of orange peel, rather than the previous creamsicle bomb (which I loved). Fresh, juicy citrus from the hops balances nicely against a hearty malt base. Even without the creamsicle flavor, this is still an excellent IPA. Wish they brewed it more often.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - DEC 28, 2012
They picked the right name for this brew. It describes the flavor profile perfectly. Big old Orange notes on the nose and the orange zest comes thru in the flavoring. A fun beer to drink, I polished the growler off with little effort.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (6606) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2012
On draft at the brewery. Pours a cloudy amber with a white head. Tropical fruit aroma. Pineapple, grapefruit and orange zest. Bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reggiedunlop (3697) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Pours an opaque amber/reddish with a medium tan head. Aroma is earthy and bitter...i detect none of the citrus or stonefruits they claim to be present in the aroma. Flavor is mostly piney and bitter with a bit of caramel and doughy maltiness...again...what fruit? Mouthfeel is light/medium with an earthy/piney dry bitter finish. Given the commercial description, this is a disappointment.


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