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NJ350 - Flying Fish Brewing Company

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93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | 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

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Reviews by JerzDevl2000:
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4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.03/5  rDev +8.3%

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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3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +7.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
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 -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.15/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled this bottle at cellar temp and poured it into a snifter. The beer pours a cloudy copper color with lots of fine white sediment suspended in the beer. There is creamy eggshell white head of 3cm that fades to a sturdy surface layer and leaves clingy lattice work.
Aroma is grainy malt and some bready yeast with hits of caramel and a little earthy hops. First sip is fairly mild with an almost bland flavor. Only some sweet malt and a little brownsugar. The body is thin with mild rolling carbonation average texture. The flavor lingers with a bit of sweetness and cereal grain. I dont get too much of a hop profile and the booze is well hidden at 7.5%. The beer isnt bad but it is a let down as I was hoping for more when I bought the bottle in New Jersey. I wouldnt pay for another bottle if I saw one.

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NJ350 from Flying Fish Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.