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Flyin' Hi.P.Hay - Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub)

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Flyin' Hi.P.Hay
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16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub) visit their website
Hawaii, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: madpentzer on 06-02-2011)
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Reviews by hopfacebrew:
Photo of hopfacebrew
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Repost of review from hacked account "jmkratt" :(

look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A new IPA from Maui Brewing? Sweet.

A - Poured from can to pint glass. The beer pours a deep orange almost lighter amber color with a nice 1.5 finger white head with good retention and lacing.

S - Excellent hop aroma with lots of fresh fruit. Tropical and Citrus character with a hint of caramel sweetness. No hint of alcohol.

T - Again lots of hop character. Medium bitterness together with the tropical and citrus fruit tones as well as a hint of earthy pine. The malt sweetness provides a nice backbone.

M - Well balanced and medium bodied with good carbonation. Finishes crisp with a lingering bitterness.

O - I enjoyed the beer, more so than the other IPAs I've had from Maui. I would definitely buy this brew again.

Serving type: can

Reviewed on: 06-28-2011 21:45:45

More User Reviews:
Photo of lnashsig
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to snosage22 for the chance to try this. We do have Maui brewing recently available to the Houston market, but I had not seen this one here yet. Poured into my dfh snifter, pours a dark orange color, off white head that fills the glass, nice retention. Smell- malty, caramel, some tropical fruits, some citrus presence. Sweetness is primary in smell. Taste- honey sweetness, no real hop presence to speak of. Maybe a little bit of bitterness at the end. Its not bad, but its not great. A pretty avg IPA, a little bit too malty and grainy, a little lacking on the hops.

This is my second review of Maui's IPAs, I'm happy to always have an IPA available in a can, but this one just doesn't stand up to better examples of the style.

Photo of madpentzer
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a burnt orange color with two fingers of head.

S - Good grapefruit citrus notes followed by caramel malt. Mild pine notes in the background. Not too powerful, but enough hop aroma to let you know it's an IPA.

T - Hops left and right. There are plenty of citrus and pine notes. A mild toasty malt flavor in the background.

M - Good carbonation and pretty easy to drink.

O - This is an great IPA coming out of Hawaii. Combination of the taste and drinkability make me really like this beer. Only deterrence is the $12 price tag.

Photo of Spikester
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Clear amber with one finger of cream white head. Head goes quickly but leaves a nice patch of lace. Smell is fruit and leather. Taste is pine, pink grapefruit, earth, leather, and spice. Malts are quite rich and support the hop bitterness more than most IPAs. Mouthfeel is very good and perfect carbonation. The finish is medium dry with a lasting rich piney leather fadeout. The overall bitter and fruitiness reminds me of a PTE junior. I can state this is the best canned IPA so far and I have had quite a few. As to the price? Hey part of the proceeds are going to future brewmasters. How cool is that? Wish this wasn't a limited release. It would be my go to canned IPA for sure.

Photo of penniwisdom
3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a slightly dark orange. Looks like a decent amount of caramel malt was used in this one.

S - smells like tropical fruit. tangerines, oranges, some woodsy notes. ripe fruit.

T - Rich body for 6.8% beer. Tastes like the english ale yeast. Tastes like orange and pine.

M - Decently chewy for a beer of this alcohol %. Not too light to support the hops. Well balanced.

O - really good for a one-off beer using new hop blend. I enjoyed the falconers flight hops. I did wonder if there was something a little more that Maui could have done with them. I wasnt wildly impressed and I wouldnt purchase these again in can, but if i saw it on tap i'd try the fresh version. Definitely a really solid attempt with these new hops and absolutely worth trying.

Poured into a tulip from a can.

Photo of Elimination
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another one of the falconers flight beers that brewers have been making lately

Pours a very golden, almost copper, great fluffy strong white head, marshmallow like.

Smell of tart hop, sweet citrus, a bit of pepper, earthy yet has a background of pine. A slight smell of alcohol, like a young whiskey.

Taste of sweet carmel, pine characters, some breadyness. There is a tartness, more bitter really that isnt like a classic bitterness you find in many other ipas, it plays with the tongue, leaves a bit of a twang on the tongue. it is really very inviting

Very smooth, and a bit viscus. Very clean yeast taste, easy drinking for the abv and ibus

This is a great well rouded ipa for a nice summer day.

Photo of sholland119
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a clear honey gold with a huge off white head and good stickiness.

S-Biscuity with moderate earthy hops.

T-Quite malty up front with an unexpected graininess. I did not know there was rye in this beer but it sure seems that way. Like other Falconer's Flight beers I have had, the hop presence is strong in earthy bitterness. I like this well enough, but it's not my favorite type of hoppiness.

M-Medium bodied, a little bit slick.

O-Yeah, pretty good, not awesome.


Photo of July2Nov
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Chriscrundwell12
3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a 3 Floyds pint glass.

A- Attractive looking beer, nice carbonation, three finger head, nice lacing, burnt orange copper color, clear.
S- The aroma is very filled with nutty malts, caramel, slight citrus, pine, bready, sweet.
T- The taste is very similar to the aroma, big malt flavors, nutty, slight bitterness, hops are in the background, slight citrus.
M- Medium mouthfeel, well carbonated, smooth drinking.
O- I Usually dislike malty IPAs, but this one was pretty tasty, not my favorite but still enjoyable.

Photo of pukahi91
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Halcyondays
4.15/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. can,

A: Pours amber with a firm white head, good thick lace. Very good head retention.

S: Toasted malt and some tropical fruit.

T: Good amount of pineapple, melon rind and grapefruit. Direct strong hop character, with a nice balance of biscuity malt.

M: Medium-bodied, soft and frothy carbonation. Long aftertaste.

O: Quite good, kick Big Swell's butt for sure. Just an enjoyable IPA.

Photo of snaotheus
4.03/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a pilsner glass

Pours very prettily. Big fluffy head on top of a nice clear golden with a slight hint of copper. Lots of active carbonation, medium amount of lacing. Smell is muted but orangey and/or orange blossomy. Some straw, too.

Taste is mild, bitter, actually a pretty solid every day IPA.

Mouthfeel is creamy, almost fluffy. Overall, I'm pretty impressed.

Photo of doughanson78
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a pint glass.

A: Deep copper in color. Very clear. Slightly off white head, with less than stellar retention and alright lacing.

S: Very earthy and grainy. A touch of citrus hops. A bit of caramel coming through. Bready. Buttery. Some rye.

T: Some caramel upfront. A light bitterness, with earthy notes and some citrus. Very biscuity in the finish. A touch of rye.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Pretty dry finish.

O: A pretty good IPA. Not overly bitter (but I like overly bitter). Well blended. The finish is great with the biscuit and rye.

Photo of azdback
3.18/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Spaten Tumbler. Dark red orange color. Quite a lot of carbonation bubbles lead to a large, light tan colored and soapy head. Lace stays around the inside of my glass in rings.

Smell is quite musty. Not much to tell you about the smell other than that. I guess some people describe this as fruit but I describe it as soggy bread or a gym locker room.

Taste is quite a bit brighter than the smell. There are some citrus tastes. Not too bitter and not too sweet. Maybe a blood orange. There are some sweet malt tastes also. The must comes out late but doesn't interfere too bad. Would be better without it though.

Mouth is good for the style. I think the rich flavors stick around to the end. The carbonation is in line and refreshing.

Overall I don't think this was as bad as Big Swell, but still not that enjoyable. Still don't get why the Belgian mustyness is needed. If this was priced at $7 or $8 a sixer it might not be a bad choice, but here in Arizona it is $11 a sixer and that (to me) is way too much dough for an IPA that tastes like dough!

Photo of jdense
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. cans shared by colleague, 9.13.11, poured into wine tumblers. Brewed with Falconer's Flight hops proceeds to charity.

One finger white head over clear orangish amber body, several small streams of uprising carbonation, medium-fast dissipation with sticky lacing. Fairly citrusy nose, meyer lemon, orange pith balanced by crystal malt stone fruitiness. Taste mirrors nose, good dose of orange and lemon, crystal, and a bit of caramel malt deep sweetness. Mouthfeel a bit on light side of medium, slight stickiness. Not bad, glad this is going to a good cause.

Flyin' Hi.P.Hay from Maui Brewing Co. (Brewpub)
85 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.