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Extra Pale Ale - Flying Fish Brewing Company

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Extra Pale AleExtra Pale Ale

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378 Ratings
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Ratings: 378
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.32
pDev: 15.06%
Wants: 5
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Fish Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-20-2001)
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Jamstone714

Florida

1/5  rDev -69.9%

02-11-2012 04:12:48 | More by Jamstone714
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shippos

New York

1.53/5  rDev -53.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

courtesy of ninjaworm via bif 13

poured in to a 16oz glass and had to stopo mid way through the bottle as the foam just completly took over, very carbonated beer almost resembling soda. hugh large bubbly white head on a pale yeloow color. soft aroma, almost non existent to me, can pick up some hints of cooked corn...mainly when i poured it into the glass though. I let this sit a bit to relieve some of the co2, I couldn't drink any other way. bland tasteless body, nothing great to say about this beer except....bad.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2004 04:26:15 | More by shippos
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jtierney89

New Jersey

1.65/5  rDev -50.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Bought this assuming that the "extra" would mean there's something extra about it but apparently its just a plain old pale ale, oh well. Maybe it'll surprise me.

Pours a clear golden straw color head with lots of visible carbonation and a decent sized white head. Looks refreshing. Smell is very earthy and herbal, nice change up from the citric thing. Grainy taste all the way through with a clean dry finish. Very bright and clean and totally sessionable. Thirst quenching with a slightly slick swallow.

I wouldn't mind this beer on a hot day where I really couldn't handle anything heavy so its not bad. Flavors are very mild but that lends to its sessionability I guess.

***

I think I was being too nice to this beer earlier cause I was parched when I had it. Flavors are really underplayed here.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 17:24:28 | More by jtierney89
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tchenery

Virginia

1.73/5  rDev -47.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Color looks very light for style. It has hardly a head but is showing some carbonation.

Smells like the hops died out of this one. I was expecting to be blown away by hops but I'm only getting a sweet malt smell. There's no date on the bottle.

Taste is buttery. Very average. Slightly bready malt profile, but not really.

Mouthfeel is slick.

I might have a bad bottle on my hands, or an old bottle. Either way this beer is unenjoyable as is.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2011 23:37:22 | More by tchenery
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MonkeyStain

Florida

1.75/5  rDev -47.3%

05-14-2013 01:19:04 | More by MonkeyStain
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -39.8%

08-21-2013 20:30:19 | More by TTripp725
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Belittle

New Jersey

2/5  rDev -39.8%

04-29-2014 17:14:34 | More by Belittle
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touchmeimsac

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -39.8%

11-28-2011 16:30:02 | More by touchmeimsac
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NJpadreFan

New Jersey

2.03/5  rDev -38.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Flying Fish- Extra Pale Ale

Appearance- hazy yellow with a moderate thick soapy white head.
Smell- Very light grassy musty hay. Light malt.
Taste- Musty hay/ straw with malt and an earthy hop flavor.
Mouthfeel- Light basically watery. little flavor. Slighty sweet but not much else going on.

Overall- Once again this is a huge disappointment. Very weak very watery. Not horrible but bland and boring. Avoid!

Serving type: on-tap

11-18-2006 02:47:25 | More by NJpadreFan
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beveragecaptain

New Jersey

2.08/5  rDev -37.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear golden color with minimal head. The smell is fruity, but there is also an unpleasant odor, not unlike feet. The taste is equally bad. It’s like a bad adjunct lager with some fruitiness. There is some hop bitterness, but not much. It’s hard to finish this beer. Another unimpressive offering from Flying Fish

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2004 04:09:02 | More by beveragecaptain
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Mineo

New Jersey

2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

02-14-2014 04:11:37 | More by Mineo
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RWACKO

New York

2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

04-12-2012 10:37:01 | More by RWACKO
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mlplus

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -32.2%

05-23-2014 11:10:52 | More by mlplus
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

2.3/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle into pint glass

Pours a clear golden color with a faint amber hue. Thick white head slowly fades into some patchy lacing.

Slight herbal hops with some floral notes. Not very bitter or expressive. A few bready sweet tones with caramel.

Splash of light hoppiness up front, with some floral and grassy tones. Hints of lemon peel and citrus. Bready with caramel. Overall very soft, basic, and under-pronounced flavor.

Lighter medium body, decent carbonation, a little sticky but clean on the tongue. I want to enjoy it, but this is one of the most boring pale ales I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2011 05:32:09 | More by xnicknj
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pentathlete

Virginia

2.3/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

An ale attempting to be a macro lager? This is a slightly darker than typical gold (I'm talking minor shades here) with a small, but stubborn big bubbled head and very active, near club soda level, carbonation. Smell is cheap perfume, old flowers, but no hoppiness or even overt maltiness to speak of. Flavor is watery unfermented malt flavors very similar to an NA brew. Mouthfeel is very thin. This is not that good and I would not recommend it. If forced to choose it would better to stick with a non-offensive macro lager than one of these.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2005 04:48:09 | More by pentathlete
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Jayli

Massachusetts

2.4/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Acquired this from TheManiacalOne so a big THANK YOU goes out to him
Poured in to a pint glass
Consumed 12/31

A: This beer pours a hazy, light copper color with about a 1/4 inch of white head. Head recedes immediately leaving minor wisps of lacing.

S: Nose is buttery toffee, and caramel.

T: Taste is almost like a candy bar, very rich toffee and caramel. A hint of fruitiness in the middle and something that is perhaps akin to hops in the finish?

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation, very syrupy.

D: Doesn't go down very easy, fit more in to an amber than APA, not too filling, mild kick. I barely got this one down..in fact, I tried to pawn it off on my girlfriend, but she didn't want it either...

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2011 20:07:51 | More by Jayli
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Dougal

New Jersey

2.48/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

an apa with a label that says extra and you think the hops are going to be very present. well they are not very present in this beer... it is very average compared to some of the greats like terrapin and sierra. it has a very flat boring taste where the carbonation just isn't there and the spice/flavor does not shine through.

this one needs to be re-tooled

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2010 01:11:01 | More by Dougal
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bonbini26

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

01-10-2012 17:54:37 | More by bonbini26
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Mudawg

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

02-20-2012 17:01:53 | More by Mudawg
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slimntubbs

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

01-30-2012 04:45:41 | More by slimntubbs
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

05-12-2013 14:31:44 | More by TheBigBoy
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jnardone235

New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

12-28-2013 08:14:23 | More by jnardone235
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Kyle_Koch

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -24.7%

06-08-2014 17:39:46 | More by Kyle_Koch
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MrOH

Maryland

2.53/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Slighty haze golden color with a thing head.

Earthy, grassy hops. Caramel malt. meh.

Sweet oranges, caramel, slight hop bite, grassy. Ehh.

Pretty clean, low carbonation.

Definitely not a go-to APA. There are many others that I'd much rather have.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2011 01:27:19 | More by MrOH
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mikeg67

New Jersey

2.55/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle from Trader’s Joe. Pours deep golden with a thin, short lived white head. Aroma is of bready malt, some hops and some off sour notes. Body is light and slightly crisp. Bready malt, some light hops and hints of fruit combine on the palate. Finish is semi-dry and short- lived. Simple, inoffensive brew.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2012 16:04:26 | More by mikeg67
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Extra Pale Ale from Flying Fish Brewing Company
76 out of 100 based on 378 ratings.