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HopFish IPA - Flying Fish Brewing Company

HopFish IPAHopFish IPA

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497 Ratings
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Ratings: 497
Reviews: 218
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 13.2%


Brewed by:
Flying Fish Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 01-22-2005)
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Reviews by lordofstarside:
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lordofstarside

Nevada

3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

To my knowledge my first english ipa. 12oz to a specialty pint glass. Enjoy by 5/13 date

Pours a nice neural gold with two fingers of foam. A mild carbonation stems from a single part of the glass among a mild cloud of yeast. Retention and lacing are good, only real fault is all the suspended yeast. Aroma of some spicy hop with a strong malty background. To my understanding that's dictated by the style. Some citrus present, taken a bit aghast by the malt, used to my hoppy west coast ipa. Taste is really good, nice crisp hops balanced perfectly with the malt. Feel is consistent also, dry finish, no alcohol and very bitter. Overall surprised how much I liked this, quite balanced.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 02:34:15 | More by lordofstarside
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A: Pours a pristine golden color with a slight haziness from tiny speckles of floating sediment. A creamy off-white head is short lived as it eventually dwindles to a silky smooth cap, leaving decent amounts of abstract-looking lacing down the glass. Head retention leaves a bit to be desired, even with the nice lacing.

S: The scent is a bit weak with very light floral hop aromas and a bit of citrus zest. Lots of caramel malts underneath as well, if my sniffer doesn't deceive me. This would have scored higher if I didn't have to nearly dip my nose in to pick up what was going on.

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HopFish IPA from Flying Fish Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 497 ratings.