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HopFish IPA - Flying Fish Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
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681 Ratings
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Ratings: 681
Reviews: 233
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.96%
Wants: 10
Gots: 92 | 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 beans923
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of JakeDebus
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Big_J22
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of DoubleJ
3.22/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Hops are added to this beer five different times. Quintuple hops brewed HopFish! On to the beer:

Glowing orange colored with a small head which forms on the pour, dropping to a thin lace on top. Gently swirling the glass around does restart the head and gives off a few streaks of lacing which stick to the glass. This doesn't smell like much of an IPA. There is a light mango aroma, mixed with some diacetyl and earthy malts. For an English-styled one, the nose is okay, but if rated like an American one, the score would certainly be deducted from where it stands.

Tastes English, and from the aroma, I sensed that it would. A little earthy and complimented with diacetyl in its base. Vague minerals makes an appearance, then comes a quick strike of vague tropical fruit. I also get a note which reminds me of the Turkish Delight that I once tried when I would much younger. HopFish is a medium bodied beer with pleasant and smooth carbonation, yet brings a gentle crispness that cleans the palate, which is arguably the best aspect of the beer.

Acceptable beer on its own, on the soft side when pitted against the style. It won't grab headlines, however there is still a number of beers which it beats.

Photo of ridgeline23
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of Mcallaghan04
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of rfgetz
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bright golden amber with orange highlights. Solid head, lacing and retention. Citrus up front in the nose followed by biscuity and lightly caramel malts. Taste brings citrus hops with a bit of pine and earth, malt is lightly sweet, slightly caramel and nutty. Medium bodied, maybe a bit too bubbly. Decent drinkable IPA, nothing remarkable.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of 4Socialanxiety
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Chaaze
4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

Photo of woahhohh
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of lordofstarside
3.85/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

Photo of DIPAFAN
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of GrantBrennan
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of beagle826
3.24/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Served from a bottle. Light amber color with solid 2-finger head. Aroma is citrus-y, but a bit lacking for an IPA. Taste matches the aroma, solid citrus, but maybe a bit stale in the finish. Overall a solid IPA. However, with all the solid IPA options out there, not sure if I'd make it a go to.

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

12 ounce bottle -> World Market Tulip glass

This beer pours up a clear medium gold with about a one finger head, not much retention, but some risidual lacing. The smell is very citrus, floral, and pine. Malt dominates up front followed by a powerful grapefruit and spicy hop bitter finish. Mouthfeel is pretty nice, medium thick and satisfying. I'd drink this again.

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Budinetz
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of dsshuck
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Onenote81
4.21/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours a translucent dark orange with a large white frothy cap on top. Great retention; lots of sticky lace rings left behind. Nice clean citrus aroma wafts out. Lemon, orange slices, leafy hops. A good bit of zip to this.

Crisp, refreshing feel. Drinks very nicely. Great bitter snap that is full of flavor. Bitter citrus rinds, a touch of pepper, leafy herbs - that transforms into a a mellow sweet finish of honeycrisp apples and tangerine.

This one really surprised me. It was so easy to drink and had a great balance of mild bitterness with a touch of sweetness. I will make sure to get some more of this. Just remember this isn't supposed to be Sculpin or Stone IPA and the like, so please don't review it like it is. This is an EIPA, and a good one at that.

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

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4/5  rDev +12.7%

HopFish IPA from Flying Fish Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 681 ratings.