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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.