Exit 11 - Flying Fish Brewing Company
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Reviews by BeerAdvocate:
4.5/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #33 (Oct 2009):
Oh yeah, brothers and sisters, this is a style, sub-style or whichever it may be, that we wish would get much more attention ... the Hoppy American Wheat.
Unrefined raw appearance, small floaties swirl and dance as the carbonation pushes them around the cloudy golden liquid. The head retention is nothing less than spectacular. Big orangey burst in the nose, smells of freshly broken up clementines with a sprig or two of spearmint. From first sip, the lush, bottle-conditioned, smooth body wraps itself around the tongue. Light bready and doughy biscuit flavors from start to finish; wheat comes off with a hint of spice and the yeast tone is a bit nutty but stays neutral for the most part. While the hop bitterness is not massive, the flavor does get a bit vicious on the taste buds with a pummeling of orange skin, mint leaves, green pepper and black tea. In the midst of the hop chaos is an injection of spicy pepper and tropical fruit from the alcohol. All of this, and it wields a relatively clean finish.
Yet again, we run into one of these "limited release" beers and wish it would have gone straight to the year-round lineup.
Serving type: bottle
11-15-2010 21:46:04 | More by BeerAdvocate
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a slightly cloudy, golden yellow color with a medium-sized white head of soapy foam that recedes quite rapidly leaving some sparse lacing.
Aromas begin with a semi-spicy, grassy, citrusy fruity hop profile with some dry wheat maltiness along with some subtle breadiness.
The tastes begin with some grassy, citrus and floral hops. As it warms you can appreciate the balancing bready malt flavors with a touch of sourness from the ample wheat malt additions.
The mouthfeel is light-medium bodied with medium carbonation. Finish is crisp, slightly bitter and overall quite freshing and clean.
Overall this is a super solid hoppy wheat beer from an emergingly solid NJ brewer. While some of their "regular" 6 and 4 pack offering are lackluster, these Exit series beers have been quite above average and well worth seeking out. This is flavorful and great for when you want a slight twist from your basic pale ale.
Serving type: bottle
09-13-2012 14:48:16 | More by claspada
Exit 11 from Flying Fish Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.