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Flying Jenny Extra Pale Ale - Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island

Flying Jenny Extra Pale AleFlying Jenny Extra Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

117 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 117
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 9.49%


Brewed by:
Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island visit their website
Rhode Island, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheManiacalOne on 05-23-2012)
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Reviews by jlindros:
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jlindros

Massachusetts

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
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BryanCarey

Texas

3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden/orange in hue, this beer has a nose that combines hops, bread, and pine. The foam is substantial and long- lasting, making its presence known from the get- go and leaving its presence behind in the form of noticeable lacing.

This beer has a taste that follows its nose. The flavors of pine and bread are most obvious, backed by flavors of sweet malt, biscuits, citrus, and crackers. The taste is a little less intense than the nose led me to believe, but the basic flavors are just as expected and the beer is very pleasant.

This beer isn’t quite an IPA, but is leaning in that direction; Hence the name, extra pale ale. It has an intriguing taste combination and seems like the type of beer that seasoned veterans and craft beer newbies will all find acceptable. The bread, pine, fruit, and floral notes are certainly there, but not overpowering and the beer is very non- pretentious.

I have only tried a few Gray Sail beers, but this one is my favorite in the bunch. Give it a try if you can find it- just be careful when you pour, as the foaminess can easily overflow your glass.

Serving type: can

04-23-2014 03:26:53 | More by BryanCarey
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PaulD

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-20-2014 03:00:57 | More by PaulD
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Hoggo

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-06-2014 13:24:58 | More by Hoggo
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HoppySeb

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

03-29-2014 00:40:17 | More by HoppySeb
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Karibourgeois

Texas

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-23-2014 21:21:56 | More by Karibourgeois
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Givemebeer

Vermont

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a can - drinking from the can - yes I am.

A: Well the can is cool nice artwork making me wish it were summer.

S: Smells piney! A definite east coast ipa/ pale ale type smell. Tiny malt backbone is apparent just enough to keep balance.

T: Follows the smell - straight pine and it's nice. A nice spiciness towards the back end. Good clean finish.

M: Fairly light bodied and pretty dry.

O: I could see myself sessioning this on a hot day. Nice how it doesn't try to follow the ways of other pale ales.

Hops included: Columbus, Tomahawk, and Zeus. Dry hopped with Cascade.

Serving type: can

03-22-2014 02:31:47 | More by Givemebeer
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GJ40

North Carolina

3.55/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled from a can marked "3 05 15 A 2 B E".

Golden with good clarity except for a vast suspension of chunks. It looked like one of those snow globes but with little movement. A big white head. A nice citrusy burst of aroma that fades quickly but remains pleasant. A nice citrusy bite but the yeasty sediment affects the flavor. I would have watch for it on the pour if it were a bottle but it's tough to see coming out of the can until it's too late. A moderate consistency and carbonation.

Nice flavor but the sediment ultimately affected the experience.

Serving type: can

03-13-2014 12:14:46 | More by GJ40
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cavemanlawyer1999

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.6%

02-24-2014 01:53:43 | More by cavemanlawyer1999
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Rhf9120

Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-23-2014 21:47:39 | More by Rhf9120
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Hopalonglong

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

02-14-2014 04:02:02 | More by Hopalonglong
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bsizzle74

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

02-01-2014 22:04:00 | More by bsizzle74
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-19-2014 17:18:04 | More by Griffith
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hoppymcgee

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-30-2013 01:43:37 | More by hoppymcgee
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -23.1%

12-28-2013 07:00:35 | More by jenray
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bootdown21

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-24-2013 15:08:21 | More by bootdown21
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-10-2013 23:40:49 | More by nmann08
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Mainelyhops

Maine

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-03-2013 01:03:10 | More by Mainelyhops
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mjstacker

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +2.6%

12-02-2013 00:38:26 | More by mjstacker
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TheMultiYeast

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

11-10-2013 22:09:22 | More by TheMultiYeast
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dippy

Massachusetts

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
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Matty_P

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

10-17-2013 00:38:41 | More by Matty_P
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

10-13-2013 03:23:04 | More by Mebuzzard
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anaids

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

10-01-2013 02:33:43 | More by anaids
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cbutova

Massachusetts

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
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Flying Jenny Extra Pale Ale from Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
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