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Exit 4 - Flying Fish Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

613 Ratings
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Ratings: 613
Reviews: 248
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 23
Gots: 54 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Flying Fish Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
Tripel |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Foxman on 03-10-2009)
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Photo of Holland
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: slightly hazy golden color with a thin head that stays throughout. Sticky head on the edges.

S: lemon, orange, maybe coriander and bitter hops.

T: kicks you with citrus, bitterness, and some alcohol on the front, then helps you out with some malt to finish it off. A little on the sweet side, but the flavors do a decent job of balancing.

M: this is where I am let down. It's just too thick for me and not dry enough, creating a coating feeling rather than a crisp, refreshing feeling. Still heavily carbonated.

O: still a very good beer, but the drinkability is hurt by the mouthfeel. Overall, I would have this again, just maybe not a full 6 pack at $14.

Photo of danielp215
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of George2744
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of jawneyt
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of marcfromphilly
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tradiotnal Trippel at first taste on the palate. However the taste will transition into a creamy, almost IPA/pale ale hybrid. I recommend this beer for those trying to forget into the diverse/unique world of Trippel's. Though most purists will not consider this a great Trippel, I feel it's a great segue into the category.

Photo of srw
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Tucquan
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2012-03-23 in Columbia, PA

A - Hazy gold with a short white head and a fair amount of suspended particles. Light lacing.

S - Booze, banana, clove, vanilla.

T - Banana, candied-orange, booze, straw, chalk, some hop bitterness. Finishes like a stale creamsicle.

M - Medium body and light carbonation. Smooth and creamy.

O - This brew didn't excite me. Too sweet and bland for my tastes.

Photo of RobertJBeer
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of IPyAy
2.75/5  rDev -28%

Photo of UltimateLivewire
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of brandonasplundh
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Nay
2.75/5  rDev -28%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I've had good American Tripels, but this bottle isn't one of them. Smells vaguely like stinky feet. Tastes like it's Pale Ale malt bill, transitions into odd and mild phenol, then sweet finish with some lingering hop flavor and bitterness. It's not Belgian phenolic enough to be interesting, but lacks clean IPA yeast/malt flavor too. Sweet (for a tripel) finish is just heartbreaking.

Photo of saxclar123
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Etan
4.23/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a fresh 6 pack of this "American trippel" (6 pack???) in New Jersey. Poured from a 12oz into a brandy snifter.

A: Hazy glowing orange gold. Nice white head dies down quickly, leaving some decent lacing.

S: Sweet, sweet citrus hops with some pale malt behind it. I would think it was a malty IPA if I didn't know better.

T: Blast of sweet citrus hops, followed by sugary pale malt and smooth yeast. Squeezed orange, hint of coriander and pepper, saison-esque brightness from the yeast. Subtle bitterness in the finish, with more malty fruitiness and a breath of fresh grain. No alcohol to be found at first. As the beer warms, the farmhouse-esque yeast comes out, as well as a tiny breath of alcohol in the finish.

M: Light carbonation. Fine for a tripel.

O: Incredibly well-hidden alcohol for 9.5%. Great balance of sweet pale malts and hops. Hopped very strongly, but the hops are sweet and compliment the malt profile, gives it an additional citrus fruitiness that most tripels don't have; I guess that's why they call it an "American" tripel. Drink it fresh for the hops. Great.

Photo of PhantasIPA
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The appearance of this beer is classic for a trippel; it is cloudy and colored lightly, just as it should be.

The smell is fantastic; HINTS of clove, a weak banana smell and a STRONG spicy smell. I can smell pumpkin spice and nutmeg, almost like a gingerbread cookie.

Exit 4 tastes just like it smells. It is well balanced as far as the clove:banana:spice ratio, yet the aftertaste says to me pumpkin and ginger as opposed to banana and cloves. Not to say the latter mentioned flavors aren't apparent, they just aren't in the forefront of the flavor.

The mouthfeel of this brew is okay. With every sip the back of the throat can feel the strong aftertaste.

Overall I enjoyed this beer. For an American version of a Belgian monster, it does hold its own.

Photo of slimntubbs
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of 2dogbrew
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of msarver16
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of abuckel918
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of tehchico
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of RyanCMcGovern
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of Beer4Baltimore
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of match1112
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: cloudy apricot colored body. 1.5" of off white head that appears thick and creamy. great retention with some clumpy lacing left behind.

s: banannas and clove, some citrus and spice from yeast and hops.

t: alochol underlies all the other flavors in this beer. there is a small dose of funk from the yeast, some bready malts and more of the citrus and clove.

m: rich and creamy, lively carbonation and an ever present warming from the alochol start to finish.

o: i feel that the alochol dominates this beer a little too much. some time in the cellar might help this blend better, but right now i feel it's too hot and it distracts from the other flavors too much. still not a bad beer though.

Photo of Timmah11
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Exit 4 from Flying Fish Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 613 ratings.