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HopFish IPA - Flying Fish Brewing Company

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HopFish IPAHopFish IPA

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Ratings: 552
Reviews: 220
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.24%
Wants: 9
Gots: 29 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 01-22-2005)
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

11-23-2011 04:43:01 | More by jmdrpi
Photo of Tpsauer

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +12.7%

11-22-2011 05:04:33 | More by Tpsauer
Photo of jackrodgers77


4/5  rDev +12.7%

11-22-2011 01:36:10 | More by jackrodgers77
Photo of nh2032

New York

4/5  rDev +12.7%

11-20-2011 16:19:53 | More by nh2032
Photo of YoItsBeerTym


5/5  rDev +40.8%

11-18-2011 05:44:05 | More by YoItsBeerTym
Photo of victory4me


3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

11-17-2011 15:36:15 | More by victory4me
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2/5  rDev -43.7%

11-16-2011 12:57:47 | More by Acforster2
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New Jersey

4/5  rDev +12.7%

11-15-2011 05:30:06 | More by patm1986
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

11-14-2011 08:21:17 | More by Jspriest
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3.8/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Hazed, brilliant deep gold with a head that has good retention and lacing.

S/T - Grapefruit flesh, earthy pine hops, finishing with a rich caramel sweetness and not quite bitter enough, but shows balance, considering the style.

M - Hefty, full body, perfect carbonation, nice and smooth across the palate.

O - Good rep of the style with rich caramel malts and tropical fruit hop aromas. If it finished more bitter, rather than sweet, this would be great.

Serving type: on-tap

10-23-2011 11:26:40 | More by garuda
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3.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: deep orange body, trace head, ok lacing

S: lemon grass, pine, earthy malt

T: lemon grass, earthy malt, slow bitter pine finish

M: med body, mild oily/sticky mouth

O: Don't know what to make of this IPA
or this brewery. I would be curious to try
more of their beer until I pass judgement.


Serving type: bottle

09-28-2011 19:41:06 | More by BeerLover99
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North Carolina

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

Pours a dark copper with 1/4" of head that quickly fades. Smells like bready malt and a little yeasty. Taste is bread-like malts up front and very faint hop character in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated.

Overall, this is a mild example of the style. The hops are toned down and the malt is over played. The balance just isn't there. This would be a great English style Pale Ale.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2011 01:42:21 | More by tdm168
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3.35/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy honey orange with a 1 inch puffy orange-white head that settles to an oily cap on the top of the beer. Thick foamy rings of lace form on the sides of the glass on the drink down. Smell is floral and soapy with a citrus zest aroma as well. Taste is of malt and citrus zest with maybe some grassy herbal flavors as well. A lower level of carbonation with a smooth and slightly flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good English IPA and my first beer from Flying Fish. I probably wouldn't get this one again though.

Serving type: bottle

08-19-2011 08:38:48 | More by UCLABrewN84
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New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Sideline Bar and Grill in Rockaway, NJ

Light copper to golden color in the body. Has a nice white head that turns into a film. Leaves behind nice creamy lacing on the glass.

I didn't get too much on the nose. Slight floral and citrus aroma.

The taste -- oh, the taste, this is delicious! Slight pine, juicy citrus and some bready malt and sweetness that really smooth things out.

Feels nice in the mouth. Easy to go down. Carbonation is medium and light in body.

I originally thought this was a tasty Pale Ale. Then I found out it was a IPA -- I was a little shocked because of the bitterness was kind of low. I like my IPA's very bitter but this Hopfish IPA had a sweet citrus and piney taste that kept me asking for another.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2011 05:43:15 | More by 9InchNails
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3.83/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a medium orange with a pillowy big white head leaving thick lacing with great head retention.

S: Cilantro and dandelion greens, weedy and herbal.

T: Fairly light malt character for the style. I enjoy the complexity of the hop flavours, orange creamsicle at first and light citrus which transitions into a sage play and finishes herbal and weedy more like the nose.

M: Frothy and medium-bodied, crisp carbonation in the finish, medium long appealing aftertaste.

O: On smelling the nose I was ready for disappointment, but this turned out pretty darn good. This is a balanced East Coast IPA, get any thought of San Diego out of your head because you wont get it. Enjoy a complex flavourful balanced ale. Good job Flying Fish.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2011 03:34:25 | More by Halcyondays
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3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours a nice amber copper color with a short and medium bodied white colored head that laces the glass a little as the beer fades.
S: Smells of sweet roasted malts, some orange hints, then a nice piney/citrusy hop aroma.
T: Tastes of sweet roasted malts, nice bits of citrus (mainly orange) then a piney/citrusy hop finish to it.
M: Crisp, fresh, refreshing, perfect amount of carbonation, medium bodied.
D: Overall a decent IPA that has a good mix of everything and a reasonable abv.

Serving type: on-tap

07-17-2011 13:45:28 | More by erosier
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3.3/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy light brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is overwhemingly of hops. Taste is also very hoppy, a touch of citrus. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall, while not a bad beer, I thought it was lacking in balance.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2011 14:36:35 | More by tone77
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New York

4.15/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

took a break in between posting my rosso reviews to pop open this bottle so generously sent my way by mnbearsfan in the Good People Farm System BIF.

a - opened the bottle and filled my captain lawrence taster tulip. classic murky orange color with a very thin bubbly head. no lacing.

s - malty sweetness. nice ipa malt heavy.

t - surprising sweetness. good candy flavor. not a hop head's ipa, but a good beer. mostly malty sweetness.

m - very vibrant carbonation and nice feel. medium bodied. feels like a beer.

o - overall, very good beer. nice and smooth and great for a malty ipa.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2011 03:55:43 | More by cosmicevan
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Ping Glass.

A - Pours a medium cloudy orange with a thin tan head. Good retention.

S - Sweet malts, citrus- mostly orange.

T - Citrusy - Orange and some white grapes.

D - No Bitterness, low carbonation, not sweet, which was nice.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2011 01:52:08 | More by HuskyinPDX
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3.13/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This IPA pours out as a golden yellow color with a decent sized head on it. The head doesn't give off too much lacing really. The smell has a pretty good hoppiness to it but it's nothing too crazy. The taste has an average amount of bitterness mixed with a malt body. The mouthfeel is on the lighter side, not a lot of complexity here. Overall to me its an average IPA. It's worth trying if your trying to ween yourself into the style.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2011 23:42:14 | More by Knapp85
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2.7/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Bottle shared by Bobby.

A: The beer pours a clear orange color with a finger of white head.

S: Not what I was hoping for here. Butter and popcorn up front with a strong breadiness to it as well. Hints of floral hops and a little bit of orange peel to it. Not a very good aroma.

T: Orange peel, grass, and some floral hops up front, making the flavor slightly less awful than the aroma. Pale malts and bread with a lemony flavor and perhaps even a light tartness.

M: Medium in both body and carbonation.

O: This was just really not a very good beer. Pass.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2011 17:40:17 | More by womencantsail
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2.85/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

on tap at manny browns in philly

Pours a clear golden color with some yellow hues. A white head fades out slowly with plenty of patchy lacing and film.

Scents of biscuit malt and grapefruit hops, some rind and fruit sweetness, but not overbearing.

Burst of hoppy citrus and bready malt. Somewhat sweet with biscuit and butter. Grapefruit and orange with rind and citrus juice. Finishes a bit dry and watery with some bread crust.

Medium body, higher carbonation, drinks okay. Pretty boring flavor, would like to see more of a hop profile too.

Serving type: on-tap

05-14-2011 03:17:49 | More by xnicknj
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2.58/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass.

Dark honey colored amber. One full finger of head when receded left some scant lacing. Sweet malt, biscuit and caramel in the nose. Maybe even a touch of tea too. Man.... This is a malt bomb to me. Huge turnoff. Comes across pretty creamy and smooth. Caramel like taste. Hop bite is non existent. Not at all what I am looking for.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2011 23:52:11 | More by TheDudeRules
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North Carolina

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

Poured into a standard pint a slightly hazed burnt orange with a thinner long lasting white head,a big sweetish biscuit malt base reallty stood out at first sniff than herbal/leafy hop comes thru.Flavors of caramel and sweet biscuit mixed with herbal hops makes for a pretty good EIPA,this is what this beer is all about.Its not a bad beer for the style,if your looking for an in your face hoppy IPA this is not for you.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2011 11:58:33 | More by oberon
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3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

First had: bottle from Monster Beverage, Pitman, NJ

Poured a hazy yellow-orange with a small white head. True to the name, lots of nice hops in the nose, and on the tongue as well. Citrusy hops with a nice bitterness, and a bready malt base. Light-medium body, nice and drinkable. Not too harsh or strong for an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2011 21:25:58 | More by Rifugium
HopFish IPA from Flying Fish Brewing Company
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