Exit 4 - Flying Fish Brewing Company
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Reviews by cbarrett4:
4.35/5 rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Tasted from tap at Oregon Brewers Festival. Tasted 4 times with consistent notes:
A - Gorgeous golden hue with good carbonation, decent clarity and a nice level of persistent head.
S - Great clove, citrus, spice, and funky yeast thing going on.
T - Wowie! This is why I kept coming back and tasting this gem; COMPLEX; lots of spice, coriander, clove, ginger, some of the funky yeast coming through, then some refreshing citrus (orange and melon it seems).
M - It has a high ABV, but the texture, body, and balance is such that it doesn't seem to be overly alcoholic; good balance between acid and tannins.
D - Imminently rewarding to sip on. The flavors expand and change as the temperature changes.
One of the best Trippel style ales I have had outside of Belgium or Canada.
Serving type: on-tap
08-11-2010 19:22:35 | More by cbarrett4
More User Reviews:
3.1/5 rDev -18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
A: Copper orangeish hazy color small head not much lacing.
S: As stated on the bottle, hoppy. Also banana notes in there
T: I'm definitely not used to a hoppy tripel... Fruity esters and alcohol are dominant in the beginning before giving way to a bit of a citrusy hop characteristic - which kind of goes ok with the banana quality. Lingering bitterness.
M: medium/full bodied with a mostly dry finish.
O: Tough to rate this one since it is much hoppier than any other tripel I'ved tried. The tastes are pretty good and the alcohol is not too well hidden. (at 9.5% thats not a big surprise). Overall, I'm happy I've tried it.
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2014 00:21:04 | More by Givemebeer
3.78/5 rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Best by 11/11/14.
Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, earth, yeast, spice, and citrus aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, citrus, and Brett like flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and dry mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but slightly boozy.
Serving type: bottle
02-06-2014 05:00:08 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.89/5 rDev +28.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Lost Abbey branded Rastal Teku 2.0 glass...
A- Pours a hazy golden yellow/orange hue with a single finger worth of a white head, dissipating quickly...noticeable sediment suspended in the liquid. 3.75
S- The 'American Trippel' designation does not disappoint as the aroma is wonderfully unique and massively complex.. Instead of the familiar aromas dominated by esters from the yeast and other adjuncts (i.e. spices), Exit 4 blooms with a bold aroma dominated by a combination of honey-like sweetness and a hop cocktail courtesy of Simcoe, Columbus, Palisade and Amarillo varieties. Fleshy tropical fruits (pineapple, white grape, pear, peach, passionfruit), citrus (lemon, lime, grapefruit), spice, a dash of pine and a hint of banana and bubblegum (courtesy of the yeast) all emanate from the glass! Without a doubt, one of my favorite aroma for a beer (and especially a Trippel)...ever. 5.0
T- The palate is immediately met with those sweet tropical flavors found in the nose. A hint of spice is detected mid-palate which quickly morphs into a dry piney finish courtesy of the triumphant blending of Columbus hops, acidulated malt and Demerara sugar. Despite being 9.5% ABV, the alcohol is undetectable. Flying Fish defines Exit 4 as a 'hoppy trippel' and just like the aroma, does not disappoint in the flavor. Another perfect score! 5.0
M- Light-to-Moderate carbonation and light body makes this beer extremely quaffable. At this elevated ABV, Exit 4 stands to be a dangerous offering. Simply stated, this the best Belgian inspired beers I've ever tasted...awesome stuff! 5.0
O- Exit 4 is the epitome of a blend between a Belgian Trippel and an American IPA. Being that these are my two of my top three beer styles, Exit 4 ranks as one of my top beers of all time...and for it to be a year-round offering makes me smile. I am never without less than a 6-pack (and more like a case) at any given time. The ability to harness the profile of a Belgian Trippel/Tripel/Triple and combine it with the hop aroma/flavor from Pacific Northwest hops makes it one outstanding offering. Exit 4 is one (among many) reason to rejoice being born and raised in New Jersey...get it if you can! What's more, you cannot beat the value for a Trippel of this caliber (~$10.99 a 6-Pack)...simply amazing! 4.75
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2014 19:20:58 | More by threeviews
Exit 4 from Flying Fish Brewing Company
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