Flying Jenny Extra Pale Ale - Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
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3.69/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Good Beer but overall a bit too one note. Luckily I like the note, Hops.
Poured a lovely orange with a nice 2-3 fingers of white head on top.
some nice lacing left on the glass.
the smell is very floral. it was life a perfume. a bit off putting but still intriguing.
the taste is straight hops, not the usual hops though, more floral than citrus. but nice and certainly stands out on its own as far as pale ales.
Too many IPAs and Pale ales have been following the same recipe and it was nice to see this brew stand out and something unique.
I like the brew but won't be buying again.
Serving type: can
10-17-2013 01:50:11 | More by dippy
3.71/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Yay craft beer cans.
as much as I love cans, they are harder to pour, and this yields a way to big foamy fluffy 3 finger head that's bigger than the beer and forces me to stop pouring, fades semi slowly with lots of lacing, fairly hazy light sediment laden orange honey colored.
Nose has some nice hops, a light floral hop character, mild grassy and spicy, a touch of a juice fruit hop and very faint citrus, a touch of apricot like fruit too, little spicy like. Hint of a malt base but not much.
Taste starts with more hops, mild to fair bitterness at first, but it ramps to a fairly stronger bitterness. Hops are juicy, a little bit of fruity hop character, mostly grassy and a little spicy, light leafy too, and faint pine. Citrus comes through a bit more as it goes, adn again a little fruity apricot like. Malts are very light, just a touch of malt character but mostly seems a little watery. Finish gets quite bitter, more spicy hop bitterness mostly, little grassy and leafy, hint of fruity hop again, no malt.
Mouth is med to lighter bod, a little watery feeling, and decent carb.
Overall not bad, nicely drinkable and nice hop profile, but the malts are just lacking way too much I think.
Serving type: can
10-12-2013 21:54:22 | More by jlindros
3.95/5 rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Heard good things abut Grey Sail. Some nice looking cans arrived in MA recently, I'm down. Had this on-tap once in RI but it seemed a bit out of freshness, time for a redo.
A- Poured from the can for the review. Semi-hazed amber body with some orange hues around the edges. Puffy, creamy white head to two fingers with nice retention. Nice webs of thick lacing coat a good portion of the glass.
S- Citrus, floral and pine hops come in at a respectable APA level. Yeast bread, light caramel, cracker malt sweetness and slight fruits beyond those hops.
T- A pronounced Cascade hop note comes to mind instantly and leaves me thinking of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. The hop profile is citrus zest, pine, floral and slightly grassy and not quite at an IPA level like some APAs today. Rounded out by biscuit, cracker, light caramel and yeast bread hints.
MF- Foamy body for the style but smooth high-end carbonation overall. Body is light to moderate with a bubbly texture but not watery at all, nearly creamy. Medium bitterness in the finish.
Solid APA with the same Cascade hop profile that SNPA made so famous, which is always a great thing considering the amount of breweries that miss on this style.
Serving type: can
09-30-2013 02:44:00 | More by cbutova
Flying Jenny Extra Pale Ale from Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
87 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.