HopFish IPA - Flying Fish Brewing Company

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653 Ratings
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Ratings: 653
Reviews: 224
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 8
Gots: 75 | 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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3.05/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.89/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mab09002
3.3/5  rDev -7%
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

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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

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3.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.08/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

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3.76/5  rDev +5.9%

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4.6/5  rDev +29.6%

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3.91/5  rDev +10.1%

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3.64/5  rDev +2.5%

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3.8/5  rDev +7%

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3.28/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Alpha309
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of cubfanbudman81
3.2/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3.56/5  rDev +0.3%

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HopFish IPA from Flying Fish Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 653 ratings.