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Flyin' HI.P.Hay - Maui Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
82
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61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 11.94%
Wants: 3
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Maui Brewing Co. 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.

68 IBU

(Beer added by: July2Nov on 05-23-2011)
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Reviews by vacax:
Photo of vacax
2.8/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Can into glass. Coppery golden with average looking white head. Aroma has woody and earthy notes, caramel, spicy and bright hoppiness. Sticky sappy hop flavors, herbal, slight astringency even with some pine, finishes with a lot of biscuit and slightly buttery malt character. Fairly light body and well carbonated, maybe a bit thin for the amount of malt flavors present. Interesting but not really my thing, wouldn't go for this again.

More User Reviews:
Photo of NWer
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of Beaver13
3.13/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz can. Pours a clear golden orange with a medium rocky white head that laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet melon, some crystal malt and some earthy, spicy hops.

The flavor is a lot of sweet sugary malts, fruit and biscuit with some grassy bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, too sweet and biscuity for me and I didn't care a lot for the hop flavors. Decent though, but not worth $12 a six pack.

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jjfoodie for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours an amber color with a large white head. The aroma is very dank, with some strong resinous notes, as well as some pineapple and bread notes. The beer is also full of hop flavor. I get a lot of resin, pine and pineapple notes, with a little bit of toffee, which allows the bitterness to be fairly high. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.8/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another example why I love John's Market. Buy a single or two, cans, check it out.

Good copper pour, adequate head, clarity, vibrance, lookin' good. Almost a wet hop like aroma, green, vegetal and plentiful.

Taste, sessionable, hoppy, pine, low malt body, easy to drink. Grassy. Carbonation gives it a well deserved spritzy mouthfeel. Pretty cool how it can be so green/vegetal/grassy and yet finish very light and dry. Small element of lighter colored citrus to it.

A little expensive, that's its only downfall. If you like the big swell, check this out, goes great with outdoors stuff.

Photo of PeprSprYoFace
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a shaker pint. Pours a pretty clear copper/amber color with a decent white head and lacing.

Aroma is slightly hoppy with a weird almost hazelnut or something aroma. Never smelt that in a beer before.

Tastes the same. Had a weird almost like nutella taste with some hops and a bit of sweetness. Has a decent hop bite in the finish.

Mouthfeel is a bit maltier than I usually like.

Overall an ok IPA. Too many better ones around so don't think I'll be buying this again.

Photo of inthebeeraisle
3.15/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Just checked out at the grocery store with a sixer of this beer. First commercial beer to use the Flight hop.

A: A crystal clear red color with several fingers of white head and medium lacing.

S: Not a strong aroma. A bit of tropical fruit to go with an earthy hop smell.

T: Dry citrus taste the is more then well balanced with a malt backbone. Mild tropical fruit undertones.

M: A nice easy to drink mouthfeel. Light on the palate with no funny aftertaste. Not a huge beer for 6.8%.

O: I'd like to have this side by side with Big Swell, but I"ll buy it again no matter. Solid IPA in a can, just not unbelievable.

Photo of WestValleyIPA
2.55/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured this puppy from a can into my Telegraph pint/shaker glass. A darker golden/amber color with a fluffy finger of white-ish head. Lots of small bubbles rising to the top, even five minutes after popping the can. Smells of old, faded, tealike hops, which shouldn't be the case, given the newness of the beer. A sort of savory quality, a little bit of pineapple. Almost like a Pineapple coated ham. I don't know if this is a good representation of the Falconer's Flight hop or not, but if it is, I'll pass. A lot of sweet malt on the nose. Sweet up front on the palate. A subdued lowgrade bitterness. Like a deep toothache. For me, not what I like in an IPA. The mouthfeel is the saving grace of the beer, very very creamy. Pretty fantastic really. Overall, despite my love of a couple of Maui's brews, I'd put this in the bottom 1/4 of IPAs I've had. Also, at around 12 bucks a sixer, the price is ridiculous.

Photo of Docer
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: (3.5)
- Perfect copper penny amber, pretty much transparent all the way through in my cheater pint. Big fluffy finger of head which quickly chillaxed to a spotty thin blanket of white moon-like foam. Little touch of lacing.

Smell: (3.5)
- Big grainy notes. Thick caramel, spicy bitter pine hop notes. Sweet grains and brown sugars. Zesty, and quite a nice pleasant floral aroma. Overall solid grain, and a very separated floral and pine hop. Lets see if the taste is balanced.

Taste: (4.0)
- Big caramel malts, smooth biscuity backbone. This IPA compared to others certainly offers a bit more in its grain and malt profile. It is finely balanced with a special bitter pine and grassy hop flare. Zesty, a light touch spicy.. and a smooth grainy and bitter finish. Overall quite nice.

Mouth Feel: (4.0)
- Bit drying and parching. Touch chewy. Overall a well carbonated medium bodied and slightly creamy smooth IPA. Certainly is a good drinker.

Overall: (3.5)
- I like this IPA and find that it stands out from so many others. I am one for a lighter malt profile with more bready and biscuit notes, but this one plays the caramel malt very well without stepping into red territory. Great bitter touch and not such a citrus monster like so many others. Certainly a solid IPA from the fresh can.

Photo of Spikester
4.2/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear amber with maybe one finger of cream colored head. Good amount of lacing. Aroma is rich floral hops some leather and pine. Taste is deep rich leather, pine, not so much grapefruit as West Coast IPAs. Good body for the style and carbonation is perfect. Finish is long and richly bitter. Almost like a jacked up American Pale Ale. No perceived alcohol. Too bad this isn't a bit lower abv I could drink quite a few of these but at 6.8% it would be a short evening. Too bad a perfectly brewed IPA should be seen a mediocre because it doesn't snap your head back with huge hops. Just well done and claims to be brewed on Maui unlike the former contract brewed beers I've had before from this brewery. I am at the half way point now and the head has been replaced by a persistent ring and modest lacing. The aroma and taste profile has staying power though and I am really enjoying this beer. Beer is dedicated to Glen Hay Falconer and proceeds to go to a scholarship fund for brewers. How cool is that? Drink good beer and help your felleow beer lovers. I will buy a sixer next time instead of a couple of singles. I have a hunch this will be a limited release.

Photo of ocelot2500
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber color with a tight white head that leaves chunks of lacing.

Smells of a bit of citrus hops and some toasted malt.

Tastes of a solid wave of hops layered on top of a solid malt base. Hops have notes of citrus with some grass. Malts add some caramel sweetness with a bit of toasted bread. Leans a bit towards the bitter side, but sweetness is noticeable.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, an IPA I do not find to lack anything, but doesn't quite wow.

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of gtermi
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.28/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured cloudy amber with a frothy white/creamy head and some decent lacing. Smell was a citrus hops, mixed with a malty caramel thta makes this smell quite balanced. Taste was definatly hoppy, and again had that bit of caramel, and some spiceness about it. Very nice dry finish and not overpowering on the hops. This is a good session beer and will definatly have more

Photo of djeucalyptus
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

beautiful coppery, apple hue with a giant two-finger light tan head that looks stunning and fades to a thin cap that drops some epic lacing.

aroma is simplistic with caramel malts, honey, bitter grapefruit rind, tangerine, herbal hops. some doughy bread in the finish.

caramel up front, receding to a robust, biscuity, earthy malt profile. almost like a strong brown ale. bitter hops in the finish remind me that it's an IPA.

mouth is decent, although a touch creamy. fine, ample carbonation works decently for the flavors. full, creamy, solid. it works.

all in all, I really want this to be better. the hops aren't as bright or powerful as I'd hoped... very malty, almost to the point of being unbalanced. still tasty, but for the price, it's really not cutting it.

Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to alexgrahamlv for tossing in this extra!

Pours a golden/light amber color with a good sized white fluffy head, fades at a decent rate, leaves a ton of patch lacing on the glass in it's wake.

Smell is strong in caramel malt, does have a muted pine hop aroma though.

Taste has a nice balance to it, no strong hop kick but that might a result of a bit of age on this can, the caramel malt is smooth, carbonation is active but very soft and creamy.

Photo of sgoro
4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of atigerlife
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm not a big fan of their previous IPA attempt...but always like to support these guys so picked up a sixer first time I saw one.

Pours copper colored. 2-Finger slightly off-white head. Minimal carbonation rising....what is rising is small and moving at a Maui relaxed pace.

Aroma is floral hops. Citrus. Some honey/caramel. Quite a nose.

Taste is hops up front. Foral. Grapefruit. Hay. Malts backbone. Decent enough.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, lightly cleansing and dry at the end.

Overall, very drinkable. Nicely balanced for IPA. Much better than Big Swell. Glad they made this one.

Photo of bumchilly25
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of OWSLEY069
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a lightly hazy orange-ish color with a white head. In the aroma, piny and citrus hops. In the taste, light hops consisting of mellow citrus and pine. A small hop bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry gingerbread malt in the aftertaste. Nice, but more of an English pale ale.

Photo of womencantsail
3.05/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

A: The beer pours amber in color with a white head.

S: Caramel and grass are the most prominent aromas. Some citrus peel along with some toffee and brown sugar. There are off-putting earthy and tea aromas to this as well.

T: The flavor isn't much good either. Sweet malts, bread, and toffee make up the bulk of the flavor. Decently bitter with some grassy hops. Not much in the way of what I look for in an IPA.

M: Medium in both body and carbonation.

O: Just generally off-putting. I don't care to have this again.

Photo of FosterJM
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

596th Review on BA
Can to Bruery Tulip
12oz

App- It's a very coppery/orange color. Big two and half finger head. Great cling all over the glass.

Smell- Pretty dank/damp citrus with a lot of malt behind this one. A little bit of hops with a touch, slight touch of bitter in the nose.

Taste- A big malt bomb that seemed a bit unbalanced. It was a little citrusy, much too malt forward and that was about all she wrote on it. Two flavors to it.

Mouth- Medium bodied and Medium carbonated. Leaves a little bitter taste.

Drink- I had a lot of high hopes for this one. Seems a bit dashed now. It was a bit unbalanced and just malty. No citrus to compliment, not a lot going on.

Photo of beagle75
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a shaker pint glass.

A: Clear, light amber color with over one finger of off-white foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass, being quite thick in localized areas.

S: Fairly mild hops that are distinctly coniferous, with even milder caramel malt that shows a grainy edge. This beer smells highly carbonated, with bilious carbon dioxide opening up but diluting other smells.

T: Begins off-dry, with pine and citrus hop aromatics that are subdued in their brightness. Malt is presented alongside the early hop qualities, matching caramel, pine, slight sweetness, and mild acidity with satisfactory results. The middle is drier and less acidic, with other flavors persisting. Moderate bitterness emerges toward the finish, where malt turns more toasty and an acidic edge is re-established.

M: Medium viscosity, sticky and slightly creamy on the palate despite some detectable acidity, with surprisingly low carbonation.

D/O: This IPA presents piney hops in balance with fairly chewy caramel, but it struggles to stand out and establish itself as a remarkable contribution to the style. While not particularly memorable, amongst other average IPAs it looks pretty good.

Photo of Cavery
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Shared with SundaySour after our trip from the Provisions

Poured into Stone Nonic.

A: Three finger head forms like a swelling wave over the beach sunset of a body. Slightly burned orange gives into yellow sunshine beams.. Very nice looking beer for coming out of a can.

S: Spicy hops greet the nose, suggestions of tropical fruit are ephemeral. A real character of green leaves comes through. nose is uniquely not so fruity or piney. I'll settle on the middle ground of palm hearts and leaves.

T: Very light pine and citrus rine. Lemon and Lime rine throughout. The hops add a very subtle bittering, and have a uniquely oily quality. Very good, unique, and refreshing.

M: An understated mouth that is greatly helped by the large bold bubbles. It doesn't last beyond the sip, but it does respectably as an opening act for the flavor.

O: What a shock, another solid brew from Maui. I'd say that this beer is the ultimate craft summer party brew. Highly sessionable and very reasonably priced. I'd grab a few sixers (boo 4 packs) for a solid offering at an impromptu warm-weather gathering.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a Pint glass.

A - Pours a bright reddish orange with a huge cream colored head. Mild retentiona and a tiny bit of lacing left on the glass.

S - Citrusy - mostly lemons

T - A mix of sweet malts and citrus, followed by some hop pine.

D - Slight bitter finish. Tons of carbonation.

O - A good summertime beer. Aloha.

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Flyin' HI.P.Hay from Maui Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.