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HopFish IPA - Flying Fish Brewing Company

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670 Ratings
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Ratings: 670
Reviews: 230
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.92%
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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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of projectflam86
3.63/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle.

A- Pours a hazy golden color with a thick white foam head that leaves good lacing. A decent amount of sediment is seen floating around.

S- A little clean and lacking hop aroma for an IPA, even an EIPA. Some faint toasted grain and a touch of alcohol.

T- A nice hoppy bitterness initially with a sweet grainy finish. Biscuit malt and light caramel flavors help to balance out some of the bitterness.

M- Medium bodied with good carbonation.

O- Overall a decent brew.

Photo of TheBrewo
3.93/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was served from the tap at The Office in Montclair, NJ. The beer arrived in a flared pint glass. Glowing a golden amber color, this drink sported a one finger tall tan head. Retention was good, leaving sticky, spidery lacing down the sides of the glass. There was the slightest haze, and carbonation appeared medium. The nose showed massive piney hops, medicinal phenols, apricot, and raspberry sweetness. These fruity inclusions really popped. On the back a lemon cleanliness appeared, along with some fusel booze and nail polish remover. Our first impression upon sipping was that this guy showcased a nice hoppy variety. As we sipped coppery caramel malts hit first, with a rich balance from juicy and piney hops. These were nicely sweet and fruity. The middle peaked with a bitter piney resin, with fresher earthy hops mixing in. The grain here was souring, with lemony freshness as in the nose. We finished on sweeter notes of honey, floral hops, more lemon, and caramel and pale malts. The end was well balanced and sweeter than the rest of the taste. The aftertaste breathed of that same hop cone earthiness, metallics, and a hollow chemical bite. The body was medium, and the carbonation was medium. A grassy astringency was streaked down the tongue, with a soft and creamy coating following each sip. Slurp and smack were nice, and the beer was easy drinking. Abv was appropriate.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the insane fruitiness in the nose. These notes blended beautifully and sweetly with big piney hops. The following taste was almost as nice, but all the components become a bit muddled by the end with all of the stark flavorings crashing together. Strong effort for the style, and always happy to drink local.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a almost clear burnt orange color with a tight half finger head. This beer leaves rings of lace on the glass. The aroma is of citrus notes along with a herbal smell and a touch of dark fruit sweetness. The taste follows suit with a citrus and herbal flavor up front. This gives way to a dark fruit sweetness and then a very slight earthy bite. The mouthfeel is low to moderatly carbonated. Overall it is not bad. A nice blend of hops and malt, enjoyable but not great.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.8%

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2.25/5  rDev -36.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of arizcards
3.65/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received a bottle for helping a friend recently.

Beer poured a cloudy orange with a nice white head that is leaving lacing behind.

Nose is pretty much all malt as i am not catching aromic hops.

Taste is pretty well balanced and easy to drink. Malts balance very well with grapefruit and mango. Residual hop residue is very pleasant.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied.

Overall this is a pretty decent beer. Not one that will knock your socks off but easy drinking and enjoyable nonetheless.

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3.35/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Pilsenerhaus in Hoboken.

This one starts promisingly but winds up being just another run-of-the-mill English style IPA I’m afraid. Looks nice enough, nearly clear amber color, nice cap of white foam, retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is fairly vivid, citric and fruity, with a noticeable sweet caramel malt character. Unfortunately the taste fails to deliver much beyond generic bitterness and more standard caramel malt notes. Faint fruity, citric, and herbal hop flavors but nothing too prominent, bland bitterness wins the day.

Mouthfeel is fine on tap, smooth, a little creamy, medium bodied with moderate carbonation. This isn’t a bad beer but it left me feel a bit uninspired and maybe a little bored.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Victory Tulip.

Appearance: A hazy amber body with a very thin head that barely makes it up a full finger before it vanishes.

Smell: Light hints of passion fruit hit me up front with nice floral and grassy notes working their way in. The nose is very tropical and pleasant but also very subtle.

Taste: I get mango and bright lemon flavors up front. There is a nice floral element here as well. The hops eventually yield to a nice malt sugarness and the slightest bitterness. This is a very nice IPA. Nothing over the top but instead, a very balanced taste which takes care of my hop fix.

Mouthfeel: I thought there was just a tad too much carbonation here. It took away from some of the more subtle flavors.

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HopFish IPA from Flying Fish Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 670 ratings.