Oranges are Orange Milkshake DIPA is an American Double IPA by Lead Dog Brewing that features juicy orange and sweet vanilla.

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Oranges are Orange Milkshake DIPA is an American Double IPA that’s brewed by Lead Dog Brewing, and for the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was served in an IPA glass from a 16 oz. can.

Packaging art for the Oranges are Orange Milkshake IPA by Lead Dog Brewing

Packaging art for the Oranges are Orange Milkshake IPA by Lead Dog Brewing

What You Need to Know

Like other Milkshake IPAs, the Oranges are Orange palate focuses on fruit additions and sweet, unfermentable sugars. So how was it? Let’s get to the review.

Appearance

The DIPA pours a nearly opaque deep golden — practically orange hue and is topped by an inch-thick cap of loose, soapy off-white foam that dissipates rapidly. The head’s reduction leaves behind a few droplets of residue on the glass. Sediment is observed afloat.

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Aroma

The aroma is bright with a scent of orange juice sweetened with vanilla. As the beer begins to lose its chill the sweet vanilla dominates.

Flavor

The palate is led by a taste of doughy bread that rises to mild but juicy bite of orange juice. A hint of tart citrus follows and then the tasting mellows significantly with the sweet taste of vanilla.

Label art for the Oranges are Orange Milkshake IPA by Lead Dog Brewing

Label art for the Oranges are Orange Milkshake IPA by Lead Dog Brewing

Mouthfeel

The feel has a soft draw whose sweetness is lightly coating and then finishes crisp and dry. The bitterness has a less-than-moderate astringency.

Overall

The appearance doesn’t exactly inspire but that’s nitpicking. The aroma is strong and sweet but not so much that it becomes unpleasant. The vanilla flavor is quite sweet but there’s enough orange citrus to keep the brew in check. Overall, if you enjoy other Milkshake IPAs, you’ll likely enjoy this brew, too.

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