Astro Zombie from Aslin Beer Company – 6.7% ABV Double Dry Hopped IPA
|Appearance||Hazy orange (almost opaque) with fluffy white head.|
|Aroma||Bright citrus notes – orange and grapefruit with pineapple.|
|Taste||Pine is dominant at first, then orange, pineapple, and mango. No bitterness.|
|Mouthfeel||Fuller body with moderate carbonation.|
Aslin Beer Company was founded by a trio – Andrew Kelley, Kai Leszkowski, and Richard Thompson – that wanted to create a company for which they would all want to work. Aslin Beer Company opened in September 2015.
Located in a business complex behind a Hyatt House in Herndon, Virginia, Aslin Beer Company might be tricky to locate for a first-timer, but well worth the hunt.
Due to a discrepancy between regulatory agencies, Aslin closed their tasting room and is only selling beer to go. There is no on-sight consumption. Check Aslin’s Facebook page for daily hours and releases.
Aslin announced this summer that they will be opening a new tasting room and sour beer facility in historic downtown Herndon in 2018. The new spot, located at 771 Elden Street, will be steps from Herndon’s Old Town Hall. The new location have approximately 2500 square feet of interior space, plus a 2500-square-foot outdoor space, including a rooftop deck and bar, bocce ball court, and a covered deck.
Astro Zombie is a double dry hopped IPA with Galaxy and Amarillo hops. The beer boasts notes of pineapple, passionfruit, pine, and mango.