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HopFish IPA - Flying Fish Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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685 Ratings
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Ratings: 685
Reviews: 234
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 12.64%
Wants: 10
Gots: 97 | 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:
Beer added by: NeroFiddled on 01-22-2005

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Ratings: 685 | Reviews: 234
Photo of AndrewMichael
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.03/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Received in trade from mdaschaf, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a huge bubbly white head that shows great retention and lace. Smells of earthy and citrusy hops, with a bit of bready malt, some mineral aromas, and a bit of yeasty funk. Taste is a nice compromise between malt and hop. Earthy citrus meets bready mineral water and a hint of yeast funk. Medium body with a spirited level of carbonation and a slick mouthfeel. Meh. This one is ok, but there's either some wild yeast working in this bottle or the beer was kept on the yeast too long after fermentation. No bottle dating so there's no telling how old this bottle is.

Photo of JRHope
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of Mcooly
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of bonbini26
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of ahbaggins
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of hopsolutely
3.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A hazy light coloured amber with little head or lacing. An odd "soda" mouthfeel with much small bubble carbonation in the mouth.

Muted aroma of caramelized malts with a hint of pineapple in the background. Flavours of malts and fruits as expected from the style. Lingering bitterness is pleasant, but lacking the hop finish for which I'd hoped.

Perhaps I've been unlucky with this bottle and will become enamoured with my remaining 5 - in which case I will change this review accordingly!

Photo of shockrocker65
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Elfastball7
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of bigdeuce
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer was very nice and tasty! Good looking beer with an outstanding white cap that left a bit of foam on my glass. Classic micro brew scent. Some pine scents on the nose, but also very malty. Not overly hoppy, but you must classify this as an IPA! Cannot see through the glass, much like a great hefeweizen. Nice tasting, buscuit base. Very pleased with the finish! Very fine brew!

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of thatdirtymick
1/5  rDev -71.9%

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of JerseyKirk
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: unfiltered almost amber. Small slight off white head.

S: slight citrus. Fruit rollups.

T: almost fruity, sweet, malty not bready. Easy drinker.

M: thin and dry. Easy finish. No lingering bitterness.

O: easy drinking local ipa. Will drink on special. Good session ipa.

*Note had at the brewery and it was a completely different beer. Sooo much better. Notes of rose and flower. So good fresh.

Photo of jam354
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of mikeg67
3.2/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at The Office. Pours golden with a thick white head. Aroma is of citrusy hops, some pale and caramel malt. Medium, crisp body. Citrucy hops, biscuit malt and hints of caramel fill the mouth. Finish is medium and hoppy. Light, easy drinking IPA.

Photo of Popp24
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of Sammy
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Decent though not outstanding IPA. Nugget hops and lots of malt to make it bittersweet and the malting contributes to drinkability, as does the understated carbonation. Light orange body. Orange taste and slight orange aroma. Middling mouthfeel.Guessing IBU 55-60.

Photo of JohneHoodlum
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of mdfb79
2.93/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

From 12/03/11 notes. Had on tap at some restaurant out by Desales University in PA while visiting my sister.

a - Pours a hazy deep orange color with one inch of fluffy white head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of earthy notes, very light citrus hops, and light bready malts. Very bland, with only a hint of hops. Not great, pretty average.

t - Tastes of earthy notes, light floral notes, bready malts, grains. Again, very bland, and not much in the way of hops.

m - Light to medium body and low to moderate carbonatioin. Easy to drink.

o - Overall a pretty average IPA. Nose had the faintest smell of hops to it, while the taste had none really at all. Not one of Flying Fish's finest and not one I'd seek out again.

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of bigred89
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Hophead717
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on-tap at Thunder Burger DC. Poured into an English style pint glass.

A: Golden/orange with a one finger foamy head that hangs around for a bit. Some lacing.

S: A nice mix of orange and grapefruit. Some light hop notes, but citrus scents are more prominent.

T: Good, but bit boring to be honest. Some bitter hops and notes of grapefruit. The malt base is definitely there (and boring), reminding you that it is an English IPA.

M: Fairly light with good carbonation.

O: Good, but standard. Neither exciting, nor a letdown.

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HopFish IPA from Flying Fish Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 685 ratings.