NJ350 - Flying Fish Brewing Company
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Reviews by JerzDevl2000:
4.11/5 rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Let's face it - this state ain't perfect. Property taxes? Hate 'em. Ditto for the traffic here, and don't get me start on the cops. This place has been my home for 30 years and although I don't take a; lot of pride in it, New Jersey *is* my home for the foreseeable future. Earlier this week, I picked the last one of these up off of the shelf at the new Joe Canal's in Parsippany and had to buy it, only because I like Flying Fish and how they feel about brewing here in the Garden State. Although I have a lot of gripes about this neck of the woods, I'm ecstatic that this offering is not one of the reasons why I still seek greener pastures at this time!
This beer had a fabulous pour to it, as the copper hue, thick head, and near-perfect lacing combined for a pleasing appearance, not to mention the opaque hue that made this glow as I held it up to the light. Lots of barley and malt in the nose, leading me to believe that this was a Barleywine or Wheat Wine style of beer at first. Lot of rye on the taste, followed by a molasses-like stickiness in the mouthfeel as the subtle hops kick in in the back. With a grainy texture to this, the pine didn't come in until the very end and even that didn't linger for long. The carbonation was present from start to finish, as evidenced by the stream of bubbles that made its way through the hazy appearance and the lightness of the taste of this, sip after sip.
The alcohol was recessed nicely as well, as I didn't feel it until I nearly polished off the 1 pt, 9.4 oz bottle. No doubt that the pale malt stood out more than the Barley but the use of the cluster hops was a nice touch that made this beer stand out from its stylistic peers. So easygoing and smooth, this had a ton going for it and was a breeze for me to polish off by myself. A great texture, mouthfeel, and taste all combined to serve our state well, as this was just as good as anything that Flying Fish released as part of their Exit series. A must-try for anyone who loves good English Ales or like me, is stuck in the Garden State and needs a reason to believe in what this place is still capable of.
Serving type: bottle
05-16-2014 21:36:15 | More by JerzDevl2000
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3.76/5 rDev +0.8%
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.
Serving type: bottle
06-26-2014 23:17:12 | More by beerthulhu
3.79/5 rDev +1.6%
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
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
Serving type: bottle
05-19-2014 05:11:18 | More by Ego
NJ350 from Flying Fish Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.