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

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BA SCORE
82
good

61 Ratings
THE BROS
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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:
68 IBU

(Beer added by: July2Nov on 05-23-2011)
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear orange color with a huge 3 inch off-white head that fades to a small puffy cap. Broken rings of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smells of citrus zest, pine, and sweet caramel malt. Taste is of somewhat subdued citrus zest and pine hops with a sweet malt finish. Mild hop bitterness on the palate fades quickly. This beer has a medium body and is somewhat thick and sticky in the mouth. Overall, this is a pretty good IPA but nothing that special.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 17, 2011
Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

zestar, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a decent enough head that leaves quite a few dots of lace behind

Smell: Balanced aromatics, with a graham cracker malt character and a piney hop element

Taste: The graham cracker malt character dominates from the outset, with the piney hops forced to play catch-up by mid-palate; the finish brings both elements into balance

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Normally I like my malts to stay out of the way in an IPA, but I like the malt flavor in this beer so much that I am willing to overcome my bias, if just in this instance

brentk56, Sep 20, 2011
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

mikesgroove, Jul 06, 2011
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.

womencantsail, Jun 11, 2011
Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

jaydoc, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

not too familiar with falconer's flight hops, so this has a newish profile for me. pours reddish, which is nice lighter shade of the can color. smells like this is a fruity hop, mangoes or papayas or something of that nature. flavor is similar, not at all bitter or crisp at the end. kind of a long slow finish thats more balanced that the nose would indicate. good mouthfeel, medium on the body and really smooth and sudsy. sessionable, even at the nearly 7% abv, curious to try morw maui brews

StonedTrippin, Jan 14, 2012
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.

Mora2000, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of Gueuzedude
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled September 2011
A vigorous pour from the can produces a fat, three finger thick, pale tan colored head (with just a hint of amber to it) in my New Belgium globe glass; as the head slowly subsides it leaves some spotty, layered lacing on the sides of my glass. When held up to the light the beer shows a brilliantly clear, copper-amber hue, otherwise it has an almost ruby tinged, deep amber hue to it. The aroma smells of crystal malt and American hops; specifically there are notes of ripe orange zest, touches of ruby red grapefruit, some caramelized sweet tea notes and a general spicy / toasted character characteristic of crystal type malts. The more I visit the nose, the more the hop character becomes dominant, yielding to bright tangelo zest notes, tropical fruit like lychee, floral peach as well as some slightly herbal, ripe citrus oil notes and hints of menthol or pine.

Softly bitter as it first hits my palate, the beer picks up a firmer, almost bitting bitterness through to the finish. The finish also sees a touch of sweet-tea like, caramelized malt character lingering on the palate along with the bitterness and some biting citrus laden zest fruitiness. The bitterness throughout the flavor profile intermingles seamlessly with a juicy citrus character (ripe tangelo and ruby red grapefruit notes), as well as subtler notes of menthol, pine and even a touch of herbaceous “dank” character. The essential oil, hop fruitiness is definitely the dominant note in the flavor; in addition to the already mentioned flavors there is also quite a bit of tropical fruit character that is lead by notes of lychee, a sort of juicy-fruit gum character and just a general, bright fruitiness. This has a touch of body to it that puts it into the medium’ish level of body; I usually prefer a lighter bodied IPA, but the extra malt sweetness that comes along for the ride really helps to boost the fruitiness from the hops quite a bit.

This is a very nice beer, I have never heard of this Falconer’s flight blend of hops, but it is certainly one that I find enjoyable and appropriate for an IPA. With the crystal malt character found in this beer I think that the hop character could have been turned up a bit more than it already is; this is at least a month or two old at this point, so it is likely that fresher samples are that much more hop balanced.

Gueuzedude, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of Kelp
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Kelp, May 04, 2013
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.

Beerandraiderfan, Jul 06, 2011
Photo of HopHead84
2.93/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I left home on a day in early January. I bade my loved ones goodbye with bleary eyes and a heavy heart. Half of me wanted to stay, but I knew that if I were ever to slake the thirst in my heart I would have to make this journey. I set out in search of that which is not the best, but that which is also not the worst.

Through the vicissitudes of my journey, I knew hunger and longing, despair and turmoil, loneliness and much hardship. At many points along the road I set my gaze to the westering sun and considered turning back toward my homeland, but I fought that urge off and continued on.

After one year, I reached the base of the Mountain of Truth and began my ascension toward the summit. When I reached the peak, I spied a sentinel stone next to which a tall man in an ebony cloak stood. “I’ve waited many years for you to hear the calling. I’m glad you’ve arrived,” he bellowed in a deep voice as he slowly turned to face me.

The man in the black cloak drew back his hood to reveal a kindly countenance, long white hair, and a close cropped gray beard. His milky eyes betrayed blindness, but I knew he saw more than any man on earth. He held out his hands, between which he was clutching a can. “If it is mediocrity you seek, child, look no further."

7/10/2011

On tap at URGE.

A: Golden amber with a one inch head of white foam. Much lacing is left behind.

S: Orange and tangerine with a firm malt foundation of bread and caramel. There's a dash of onion in there as well as dank pine.

T: Caramel and bread with a smooth moderate hop bitterness. Notes of tangerine and orange flesh suffuse the palate. There's a dank earthy pine quality and a touch of booze.

M: Medium body with moderate carbonation. 

Overall: I'm not a fan. No strong attributes and not hoppy enough. An average malt forward IPA. The soul of mediocrity.

HopHead84, Jul 11, 2011
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.

HuskyinPDX, Jul 18, 2011
Photo of flagmantho
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz can into a pint glass.

Appearance: hazy golden hue with the thinnest layer of pillowy ivory foam. Not bad, but not special.

Smell: light malt aroma with some funky, piney hops. Pretty plain but not too bad.

Taste: sweet malt with just a hint of biscuitiness. Hops are laid back and are on the floral and funky side. Bitterness is not especially high, but it's relatively well-balanced for the style. It seems like a simple beer, but it is quite well-executed.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation yielding a nice creaminess for the style. Good stuff.

Overall: at first I thought that the Flyin' Hi.P.Hay was going to be a mediocre IPA. Between the well-balanced flavor and good mouthfeel, though, I'm quite impressed. I don't know if it's worth the imported-from-Maui price, but it is a decent beer.

flagmantho, Jul 16, 2011
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.

OWSLEY069, Dec 29, 2011
Photo of ArrogantB
3.15/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

I picked up a sixes of these because I liked the Big Swell and it was super hoppy. This was just about an average IPA. It wasn't bad it just wasn't anything special. Amber orange color, smells like the faintest of hops. Taste is malt forward with some bitterness on the finish. Overall I was disappointed especially since it was $11 per sixer.

ArrogantB, Jun 29, 2011
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.

FosterJM, Jun 27, 2011
Photo of Florida9
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Medium amber in color. A bit hazy. Forms a large, stable foamy head that slowly reduces down to a thick surface coating. Some nice lacing.

S: Aroma is full of citrus hops. Mildly sweet malts, orange, orange blossom, and a bit of tropical fruit.

T: The first thing I notice about this beer is that it is exceedingly sweet and the citrus, orange, and tropical fruit hops only seem to accent the sweetness. Fruit juice. Mild caramel malts. Finishes with a mild bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with appropriate carbonation and a bit of sticky sweetness to it. Mild bitterness.

O: This one was overly sweet for my tastes and the hop profile only seemed to increase that sweetness. Even the finish seemed stickily sweet. And with little bitterness to offset all of that sweetness, I found this beer lacking balance.

Florida9, May 03, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

gtermi, Oct 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -16.7%

harrymel, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of bumchilly25
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

bumchilly25, May 11, 2012
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.

Beaver13, Jun 30, 2011
Photo of yemenmocha
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours an attractive amber with enormous white head, and I love creamy head on an ale like this. Nose has a holiday cookie doughy quality with some tingly citrus aromas. Palate is noticeably light bodied, watery even, with some candied malt and juicy fruity hops to balance. Finish has a black tea quality, with more fruit. Not as complex as their mainstream IPA, but certainly worth trying.

yemenmocha, Jul 18, 2011
Photo of woemad
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz can purchased at Huckleberry’s in Spokane.

Poured a hazy, orangey-amber color, with a couple inches of creamy-looking off-white foam. Lots of lace on the sides of my glass.

Very hoppy nose. Citrusy hops dominate, with a little bit of malty sweetness showing through.

The taste was a little more tart than I was expecting, but not to a degree that marred things. The malts are definitely not hiding in a corner. While subordinate to the hops in overall intensity, this is one of the maltier IPAs that I’ve had recently, which is probably good because the tart hop flavor needs some sort of counterpoint for this beer to stay balanced.

Medium bodied, with a slightly oily mouthfeel.

Quite tasty, this beer. Because of the red can, I thought this was a holiday seasonal, but I see the age of the earlier reviews and stand corrected. The great thing about it being in a can is that it doesn’t seem to have any fading hops issues at all. Long live canned craft beer!

woemad, Jan 08, 2012
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.

deltatauhobbit, Nov 16, 2011
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Flyin' HI.P.Hay from Maui Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.