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HopFish IPA - Flying Fish Brewing Company

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671 Ratings
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Ratings: 671
Reviews: 230
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.68%
Wants: 9
Gots: 83 | FT: 1
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

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Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 01-22-2005

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Photo of 1KEVIN1
4.1/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hockeyfighter19
3.29/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ColdOneKev
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NiceTaps
4.06/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle in a stemmed tulip glass.

A- Poured a slightly hazy golden-orange color with a 1-plus F head, off-white in color, and hung around, leaving lots of web lacing.

S-Rich malts and floral hops. There's generous citrus hop aroma to serve as a reminder that it's an American made E IPA. A note of sweetness from the alcohol. Very robust.

T- Malty with floral and spice hop flavors. The bready taste comes first. It's quite clean and very well balanced. The flavors blend.

M- Generous malt body with a touch of alcohol strength. Medium feel overall. Some hop bite but generally dry on the end.

O- A very good beer. As an E IPA, it has extra citrus flavors that aide its drinkability and enjoyment. Yum.

Photo of Muggins25
3.97/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BanditoJunkie
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tuowl74a
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of coreyshay
4.46/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love the design. Tastes a little malty, but good!

Photo of scottr4073
3.61/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Act25
3.86/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a SAM ADAMS pint glass. (and in subsequent reviews into tulips and others. This beer is consistently solid E IPA. Must try.

A: Pours clear, bright amber, apricot color with a thin white head that fades pretty fast but laces moderately.

S: The aroma is classic English IPA and MUCH better than Brooklyn East India. It balances fruity and malty with the hops in background.

T: The taste is oustanding, and it follows the fruity malt smell, but then transits into floral hops bitterness. The balance gets better as it warms. Fantastic finish. Refreshing, juicy, yet dry. Almost salty, definitely a sea beer.

M: Smooth and very crisp, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, very clean finish. Very creamy yet dry, great mouth feel.

D: Very tasty, keeps you coming back for more. Great food beer, great E IPA. One of the best.

Photo of Billlow
3.66/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beer was reviewed at Bill's Beer Report: http://billsbeerreport.blogspot.com/

Photo of MeganandDana
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ChadwickHines
3.91/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IPAalways
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZBowden
4.01/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear Amber copper with thick creamy white head well retained, smells of citrusy floral hops slightly malty, tastes of cooling hop florals with malt notes, light mouthfeel smooth finish. Notable difference in east coast iPad rather than west coast

Photo of kwlightner
3.09/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Volbeer
3.49/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A little too hoppy for me.

Photo of wcu80
3.06/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of MTBDesertGnome
3.84/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gpaetzold
3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mab09002
3.28/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.05/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a teku glass.

Appearance: Pours a clearish copper color. The head is three fingers high, and off-white in shade. Retention is quite good, and the dense texture leaves behind a lot of lacing on my glass. (4)

Smell: Seems rather muted. A bit of crystal and Maris Otter malt is backed by some vague grapefruit hints. That's it. It does seem to become bolder as it opens up, however - still, the aroma leaves me non-plussed. (2.75)

Taste: It's the maltiness that ends up being the initial flavor, bringing waves of caramel, toasted bread, and even cracker. The back end brings some apricot, flowers, earth, marmalade, and even some grape jam. That last note actually gives this one a unique twist compared with other English-style IPAs. Again though, my problem lies in how mild it is. It's easy to drink, but rather boring - even with that slight grape jam flavor, none of the flavors pop. (3)

Mouthfeel: Crisp and easy to drink, the maltiness does little to obstruct the palate with lingering sweetness. Nor does it rely on a lot of carbonation, either. I have to say that the malt backbone is done fairly well here. (3.5)

Overall: Nice lunchtime beer, this one. It's kind of insipid, which means I won't be seeking this out over better examples of the style. I can see other, less discerning drinkers really enjoying this, though. (3)

3.05/5: A decent IPA for beginners

Photo of Rickyjcnj
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It's just ok Kind of watered down

Photo of NoProblem
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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HopFish IPA from Flying Fish Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 671 ratings.