Flying Jenny Extra Pale Ale - Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
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4/5 rDev +4.2%
On-tap 5/1/2012 at Track 84, in Warwick, RI served in a US tumbler pint glass.
A: The beer is a deep golden brown color with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick on the glass.
S: The aroma contains fruity citrus, caramelized malts and a good amount of hops.
T: The taste starts with a quick burst of hops bitterness that is quickly followed by sweet flavors of citrus and caramel. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.
M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sweet.
O: Tasty, goes down very easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a nice solid beer to pound down for a long time.
05-23-2012 03:18:01 | More by TheManiacalOne
3.71/5 rDev -3.4%
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.
10-12-2013 21:54:22 | More by jlindros
3.7/5 rDev -3.6%
Cloudy amber color. Modest head from a vigorous pour. Little lace (a couple of spots).
Predominantly hop pellet aroma. Appealing, yet one dimensional.
Lightly toasted malt flavor up front. Good hop kick in the swallow. Lingering black pepper aftertaste. Full body and above average carbonation. Long lasting bitter aftertaste.
Notes from on tap
Lots of spotty lace with distinct rings. Small bar pour head. Dark gold light amber color. Cloudy.
Relatively light aroma but it has a good blend of malt and hop.
This is a bitter beer, like a normal IPA. Long aftertaste.
04-21-2013 17:38:13 | More by smcolw
4.31/5 rDev +12.2%
The CANQuest (TM) CANtinues its salute to New England in the aftermath of Winter Storm Nemo! I scored a sixer of this last weekend while in West Warwick to visit my buddy.
From the CAN: "Raise high the Flying Jenny!"; "Our Extra Pale Ale is brewed with a generous mix of Columbus, Tomahawk, and Zeus hops for their complex citrusy and spicy flavors and aromas. Then, as an extra finishing touch, we dry hop with select Cascade and leave unfiltered to fully unfurl the taste. Hope you enjoy our EPA."; "[undersigned Jen and Alan]".
The Crack revealed another brimful craft CAN. I always feel like I am getting a Baker's Dozen when that happens. The inverted Glug threatened to be too much for my glass so I backed off and allowed it to settle somewhat. Easily two fingers of dense, tawny head sat above the beer with about two fingers of liquid still in the CAN. Color was a very hazy deep-amber, which was to be expected, given that it was left unfiltered. The nose reminded me of the cartoon with the frog, the kangaroo and the rabbit - lots of hops! Just as advertised, it had both a peppery spiciness and a grapefruit citrusiness to it. Mouthfeel was medium and the hops were actually jolting on the tongue and I mean that in a good way. Perhaps "riotous" might have been a better term, but either way, nothing was being held back. Where is the demarcation line between APA and IPA? This could have been either and as a self-avowed hophead, I was in love. The hops scrubbed away the weak, dead and dying taste buds from my tongue, leaving me with a fresh palate. Finish was gaspingly dry, not for the faint of heart. The reviewer who drank it straight from the CAN must have been panting for water afterwards. The lacing that remained as the head fell was sticky and will require a jackhammer to remove.
02-10-2013 23:22:54 | More by woodychandler
3.98/5 rDev +3.6%
12 ounce can, shared by my non BA member drinking buddy Josh IPA (JIPA).
Pours darker amber, cloudy. The head is off white and quickkly it is loosely clinging to the side of the glass.
Sniff reveals a respectable pine infused hop presence. Not bad…
This pale is better then moderately hopped. More pine, more hop resins. Smooth and easy enough to drink and enjoy. Hops in control, but enough of a malty underlayer to provide a bit of balance.
Decent to pretty darn good pale ale. Worthy selection if you see it in your area and are looking for a decent brew in an easily portable can.
I believe JIPA found it in Connecticut…
09-05-2012 22:10:40 | More by Billolick
3.74/5 rDev -2.6%
Thanks to the legendary woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very hoppy, almost IPA like. Taste is hops, pine, a touch of citrus, lots of hoppy goodness, kind of lacking in malts. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.
02-16-2013 15:41:27 | More by tone77
3.75/5 rDev -2.3%
A hazy golden amber colored brew with a sizeable egg shell colored head and full web of lacing. The aroma is a nice creamy pine-malt blend. Very nice and along the lines of a solid IPA. Maybe a little citrus as well. The flavor offers a bit of the same as the aroma but it's just a bit weaker, as one might expect from a pale ale. The hop bitterness turns into much more of a grassy bite rather than the sweeter pine noted in the aroma. This is a very drinkable brew with a thin feel although the body is closer to medium-light. Carbonation is very polite but adequate. Flavors include nutbread and light caramel but grassy hops dominate with just a hint of pine. A pleasant surprise for a pale ale, a decent hop quotient, but not anything I would go out of my way to revisit. Still, worth a try and probably a decent choice for a beer to go with some grub.
08-27-2012 03:26:07 | More by Durge
4.21/5 rDev +9.6%
12oz. can served in a nonic pint. Canned on 7/2/2012 tagged on the six pack. Pours a dull golden/burnt-orange hue with a hazy clarity. Head is frothy, off-white and embedded with pinpricks and craters and eventually settles into a fairly consistent 1/8th inch skim. Some spots and swaths of lacing are present during the session. Nose expresses grapefruit, citrus rind and a piney/herbal quality. Taste follows nose with the addition of pleasant earthy hops bitterness that lingers between quaffs. Wow - this is a freakin' tasty APA! Mouthfeel is light-medium with a lively, almost prickly carbonation and a pleasant, palate-cleansing acidity. This beer is really top notch and has great complexity for such a low abv offering. I'm super stoked to find such a drinkable local, and year-round to boot.
Update my rating on 2/23/14 - not sure if something has changed in the recipe, but hops are much less in the foreground and I've been getting a bit more caramel malt than my original recollection. Nonetheless, still a regular draft option at home.
07-20-2012 01:31:45 | More by Jwale73
4.03/5 rDev +4.9%
12oz can (courtesy of vonschplieffen) into a Duvel tulip. Always happy to try a new canned craft offering.
A: A straight pour results in a hazy medium-amber body presided over by almost three fingers of dense off-white head. Terrific retention and lacing. Other than the slight lack of clarity it's stunning.
S: Nice balance of toasty malt and aromatic, floral hops. Simple and enjoyable.
T: Clean floral and piney hoppiness up front, with some apricot and bready malts toward the end. Significant, crisp bitterness on the finish and dry aftertaste. Flavorful and refreshing at the same time. Very good.
M: Light and lively, with plenty of creamy carbonation. Pleasant.
O: Impressive beer - way, way, way better than this brewery's Flagship Cream Ale. The substantial hoppiness was a very pleasant surprise, especially in something called "extra pale." Definitely worth a shot, although I'd still probably choose SNPA over this, and would most definitely take a Sea Hag when it comes to canned hoppy brews.
09-17-2012 01:44:26 | More by woosterbill
3.88/5 rDev +1%
In a pint glass this beer was a dark amber color. There was a medium-sized off white head that left a bit of lace.
Aroma of citrus and flowers, as well as sweet malt.
Tastier than the aroma implied. Grapefruit and flowers. Strong malt background of caramel and bread.
A hoppy beer, but still very malt forward. Nice balance.
07-09-2014 12:16:54 | More by lordofthewiens
3.59/5 rDev -6.5%
A: Cloudy yellow-orange in color. Forms a large, rocky, and very stable head. There's even some hop resin floating on top of head. Lots of lacing.
S: Aroma starts off with a slight metallic twang. Carbonation. Hops. Herbal-grassy hops. Maybe a little pine.
T: Taste falls off. Not bad. Just not that interesting. Bready malts, some light citrus and more of the grassy hops.
M: Lighter body. Heavier carbonation. Low bitterness.
O: A fairly middle of the road APA.
05-10-2014 21:37:40 | More by Florida9
3.95/5 rDev +2.9%
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.
09-30-2013 02:44:00 | More by cbutova
Flying Jenny Extra Pale Ale from Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
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