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NJ350 - Flying Fish Brewing Company

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15 Reviews
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Reviews: 15
Hads: 104
Avg: 3.75
pDev: 29.6%
Wants: 0
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Flying Fish Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
English Strong Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rfgetz on 04-07-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

NJ has always had a rich brewing heritage-20 years before the state was named by the English in 1664, there was a Dutch brewery in what is now Hoboken. We've chosen to celebrate this 350th anniversary with a historic style: English Stock Ale.

English pale malts and flaked barley meld with blackstrap molasses for a hearty and complex malt flavor. For hops, we used Cluster, the first hop cultivated in the US. The beer finishes with the more modern Simcoe and Centennial. The latter gives a deep piney flavor and aroma, a nod to a state treasure-the Pine Barrens.
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Reviews: 15 | Hads: 104
Reviews by Ego:
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3.72/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

great foam cap on this one, a full 2 fingers of white stuff, active in the carbonation department keeping the head quite akimbo, clear to look through with a slight orange tint, lacing is great, a really nice looking glass of suds

faint malt and grain, working hard to get anything substantial here, some sweetness but mostly a vast dessert of blandness

taste etc...
it reminds me of something like old speckled hen on a hand pump... except with a little more body, it has just a smidgen of everything, mild bitterness, definite residue of sweetness on the tongue from the molasses, the carbonation actually lingers a bit which is interesting, the
molasses seem to becoming more of a player as I sip on, this drinks easy and smooth, I could easily envision this while watching a game at the local pub enjoying some bangers and mash (hey, I could have went for fish n chips but that would be even more hack) or when you
are drunk enough the pickled eggs in that jar at the other end of the bar, this is a really nicely balanced beer with definitely a tip of the dumb colonial hat to modern hops (thankfully the brewer was subdued enough in this department, as over hopping would have killed this), nice
full sensation in the mouth that has just the right amount of heft going on

really enjoyable and super easy drinking (even for the higher ABV), almost too easy to knock these back

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.31/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.08/5  rDev -17.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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4.03/5  rDev +7.5%

7/11 Pours medium amber, orange rust tinged, white foam climbs up the side. Malty resiny nose. Taste opens hoppy, becomes sour, then evolves into a pine/molasses blend. Natural tree flavor, with molasses backstop. Great flavor balance, loads of character.

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Photo of Keene
3.98/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chessiejackson
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of beerthulhu
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

- Old english stock ale brewed with molasses.

A: In a chalice a mushroomy large beige crown of 3 inches plus sits above a tarnished oxidized orange colored body of good clarity revealing mid-size carbonation bubbles in heavy concentration. Head retention is superb, very lengthy in its stay, slowly pitting on the surface caving to a mountainous structure. Thick spongy coating for lace. very good presentation.

S: On the nose was fresh wet sticky pine and sweet molasses. Soft caramel toasted bread fresh from the oven with some hints of fresh greenery (shrubery) in the middle. Fairly aggressive hopping aroma per style.

T: Flavor was sweet caramel-pine, citrusy hops and floral notes. Sweet molasses upfront with some sweet chocolate and alcohol notes. The beer progresses to a nice bittering effect, like an ESB, piney hop attributes, dry caramel-scotch, with a dried earthy bittering. Some fresh greenery, dried molasses, and dry toasted sweetness really stands out. Piney hops on the finish.

M: Full bodied, honey consistency, dry toasty mash, carbonation is light to medium in strength.

O: Overall a very good hoppy and piney character, drinks like an ESB and a worthy tribute to my home state. Well balanced, nice deep malty lush body, with good piney hops paying tribute to the pine barrens of NJ.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4.6/5  rDev +22.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of metter98
3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear yellowish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high frothy off white head that has very good retention properties and hardly died down, leaving thick rings of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of molasses are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has some flavors of molasses, but there are also strong notes of citrusy and piney hops, which contribute a light to moderate amount of bitterness and negate any sweetness from the malts and molasses. The hoppy flavors linger into the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer has a very nice balance between the malts and hops. No traces of alcohol are perceptible so it is also very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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NJ350 from Flying Fish Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.