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Exit 11 - Flying Fish Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

113 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.5%


Brewed by:
Flying Fish Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Deuane on 07-15-2009)
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BeerImmediately

Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pretty pour, just 1f of white head - strong carbonation was both visible and audible. Actually had some lacing, too, which I did not expect.

Light, fresh-squeezed lemon smell with touch of other fruit - maybe peach/apricot? Slight yeasty quality, too. Smell is inviting for summer.

Taste is righteous, too - huge scores for a pale wheat ale. The lemon citrus comes through well along with clementine orange, and just enough Pac-NW hop quality to keep it interesting. Fantasticly (sp?) pleasant aftertaste, which goes a long way in my book.

Zesty carbonation, but not too much to keep it from getting smooth points. Dry bite to accompany the fresh, lemon zest aftertaste.

The carbonation brings this down a notch, but not by much. Still quite drinkable, and had I not had strong IPA earlier, I'm sure I could have another bomber of this lovely APWA later.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2009 02:49:12 | More by BeerImmediately
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Proteus93

Virginia

4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pale blonde, a little more so than straight up straw-coloured, Head formed about a perfect 2-fingers, with patchy lacing here and there.

S: Lemony! It has a big citrus hoppiness, most like lemon zest. In some ways, it kind of reminds me of the scent of something like Mr. Clean or other household detergent / cleaner that have that "citrus fresh" scent. It's a pleasant scent, but I can't help but make the connection.

T: Assertive lemon citrus and pine flavours, though not as pungent or bitter as they would be in an IPA or the like. They are still big, but generally smoother. The flavour added by the wheat sits on the sidelines... rather, it offers a base flavour for others to shine. It all works out quite well, I think, and offers a good example of the flavour profiles working in a pleasant harmony.

M + D: Crisp and refreshing, yet full of flavour. Body is nice and clean, and makes it very accessible and a joy to drink. They haven't felt the need to make it boozy or so large that it is a challenge to enjoy, which makes it even rather quaffable.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2009 03:45:11 | More by Proteus93
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ClockworkOrange

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A 750ml capped bottle that I picked up at Abe's in Bethlehem for around $8. The ale appears a cloudy pale straw yellow color with a good two fingers of fluffy bone white foam. Flavors and aromas consist of apricots, clementines, tangerines, pale malts, toasted wheat and grain, slightly sweet and fruity, citrus, hints of citrus gum (Remember Gatorade gum? Yeah, like that.), mildly sour as well. Surprisingly, I'm getting a touch of alcohol as the ale warms. A few pegs shy of being full bodied with more than ample carbonation. Really tasty stuff.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2009 03:40:23 | More by ClockworkOrange
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dacrza1

New Jersey

4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Situation: recovering my senses after Jerilyn and Rob's wedding weekend--cheers!
Glassware: Koenig wheat...
Appearance: Hazy golden body supports an equally hazy, bubbly off-white head-handosme...
Aroma: Tremendously aromatic bouquet of alchemized hops, as the bottle proclaims; the clever merge of Northwest and English hops provides a delightfuly softened citrus fruit aroma when wedded with the wheat...
Palate: confident, strong yet smooth body in a wheat ale...the wheat softens the approaching crunch that never hits, like a wave that breaks well before shore...
Taste: genuine citric crispness that holds its alcohol well within its body--the hops are balanced nicely within a wheat pillow case, but flavor is definitely available on the teeth and tongue...
Overall: A birthday gift handpicked by mother-in-law--and what a gift! I applaud Flying Fish for their (somewhat politically maligned) attempt to pay homage to NJ's distinguishing features...the big bottle affords a big yet respectable taste...if only Jersey traffic were this smooth and enjoyable...

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2009 19:37:19 | More by dacrza1
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jmalex

Pennsylvania

4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Nice to see some special release stuff from a local brewery. After showing up to bars a day late for this multiple times, I finally get to try my bottle tonight.

APPEARANCE: Pours into my Ayinger weizen glass a somewhat hazy golden yellow. The head is bright white and starts at 3-fingers high before dropping gradually to a full, loose-bubbled cap.

SMELL: Immediately you're hit by a deep aroma of citrus and piny hops. But it's not too hard to go past them and find a sweet, clean base of fluffy wheat. No yeast esters to speak of; just a great blend of malt and hops.

TASTE: Wow, balance! Finally a beer that brings legitimacy to the American Wheat style. The malt really reminds me of the sweetness and fluffy qualities of German hefeweizens but obviously without the banana and clove esters. The hops are most prominent toward the front but lend their flavor throughout the entire taste. Really impressive.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium bodied and smooth. Well-above average for style with zero harshness. Carbonation is on the higher end which seems about right.

DRINKABILITY: It's the best American Wheat I've ever had. Shame on anyone for not finishing a whole bottle.

I'd heard good things but didn't expect this. Now I'm bemoaning the fact that this batch is the last of this beer forever. I guess I need to stock up.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2009 22:19:45 | More by jmalex
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Kadonny

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from tap into a nonic pint glass at TJs.

A: A lighter cloudy gold color with a one finger white head.

S: Citrus and grassy hops with slight fruit sweetness.

T: Citrus hops with lemon, orange, peach and tangerine with some grassy graininess. A slight bready sweet malt comes along with the hops, but the beer stays bitter but a drinkable bitter. Finish is where the wheat seems to knock back the bitterness and make the finish nice and dry.

M: Medium mouthfeel with no alcohol. Bitter but smoothing.

D: High, real nice drinker.

Overall a great beer that is overly drinkable and enjoyable, especially on warm or hot days. I tell you FF has a good thing going with their Exit Series, very good beers. Keep up the good work.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2009 17:41:54 | More by Kadonny
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

750mL champagne bottle, poured into a 0.5L weizen glass

Pours a cloudy, golden color with a fluffy, bone white cap. A good amount of sticky lacing is left behind and a bevvy of bubbles push their way skyward.

The aroma is very bright and clean. Enticing. Spicy wheat, floral hops, and a light lemon and tangerine citrus.

The citrus comes through first, tangerines, grapefruit and lemons with the spicy wheat in tow. The finish is a tart bitterness, a combo of the yeast strain and the hops. Once again, very bright and clean. Not very complex, just a straightforward hoppy interpretation of the style.

The carbonation is probably a little high, it is a bit prickly, but its really close to being soft and supple. The finish is light, dry, and crisp with a slightly bitter flavor lingering.

I could easily session this on a hot summer day/night. I was drinking this while doing some grilling in 90+ degree heat and it was perfect. An excellent choice for this time of year.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2009 01:52:24 | More by ColForbinBC
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Billolick

New York

4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Large bottle, w/o freshness info. Pours slightly cloudy(cloudier towards the later pours, as the yeast get included into the flow) golden amber... The head is large/huge and lovely, real nice retention, and a slow melt down. Thick blotches of lace on the glass. Grapefruit/amarillo hop nose. Nice hoppy wheat, I love amarillo hops, so the load poured into this brew results in a fruity mango/grapefruit love fest. Love the style, love FF's effort here, wish I could get it locally.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2009 00:08:15 | More by Billolick
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jgasparine

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

A- This pale yellow beer poured cloudy, as expected, with about 1/2" of white foam on top. The head quickly receded, leaving no significant lacing behind. Lots of apparent carbonation here... occasionally you can see some yeast clusters bouncing around on the bubbles...onto the nose.

S- Lots of citrus on the nose- particularly orange and grapefruit. Lots of alpha-acids amongst these floral hops... beneath which lies a hint of bubblegum.

T- The tart and crisp wheat is right up front with those citrus hops... surprisingly, I'm finding that the hops are more restrained on the palate than I anticipated. Finishes clean and dry with some lingering hop bitterness.

M- Very light body... I expected more here... perhaps a bit of grittiness or creaminess that I get with other weisse beers. The carbonation is quite high as well- almost distracting.

D- Super drinkable. Very refreshing... and reasonably balanced (the nose seemed to indicate a hop bomb). Would drink this stuff on any nice summer day!

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2009 05:32:26 | More by jgasparine
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jwc215

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazed golden yellow with a rocky head. Patchy lacing sticks.

The smell is of citrus (lemon/orange) with grassy/floral notes and a wheat tang.

The taste is sweet, slightly tart, with hoppy, grassy notes. More hoppy than typical American Pale Wheat Ales, especially in the bitterish, floral/grassy, slightly lemony/orangey finish. A slight touch of alcohol shows.

It has a spritzy/effervescent carbonation in a light to medium body.

This is a nice American Pale Wheat with more character (hop, body, and slight alcohol) than typical.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2009 15:32:16 | More by jwc215
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drtth

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Served in a standard nonic glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: The beer as served is a hazy yellow/light amber color with a ½" white head that slowly recedes to a small ring and light cover over the liquid, Sipping at first leaves rings and speckles of lacing which settle down into some nice but light patterns of lacing later on.

Smell: The aroma here is full of wheat and some malt, but it is the hops with their citrus and tangerine or orange zest that provide the first and dominant impression.

Taste: The flavor starts off with citrus hops (mild grapefruit and orange zest) and then the wheat with some modest sweetness comes into play. But throughout it is the hops taking the lead with wheat the supporting cast member, But throughout they are near equal partners.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium-bodied with moderate prickly carbonation. The finish is long and bitter but soft.

Drinkability: This is a really nice beer for drinking more than one on a summer evening. It is refreshing, very tasty, and I could easily drink more than one. I'll be going out looking for some bottles of this to drink soon. In some ways I think this is a more subtle beer than the Lagunitas Little Sumpin Sumpin that is the most similar beer I can think of. I'm going to be looking for a way to do a side by side on these two. At the moment (and based on fallible memory), I think I'd give this one a slight edge because the sweetness is in better balance.

Serving type: on-tap

08-03-2009 01:55:51 | More by drtth
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Seanibus

California

4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Lovely, fruity and complex. This is a beer that invites slow contemplation. Let it open in the glass and experience the way it changes with time and temperature.

Pours a hazy light golden, like apple juice (not the first time that this beer will show a lovely apple-like character). The head is robust, dense and bright white, with a torrent of carbonation from the pour. The aroma is fruity, with apricot, pineapple, and apple all over it. The flavor is sprightly and champagne-like, with apple, and pineapple overlying the slightly sour wheat malt, a delicious, acidic balance. The mouthfeel is bubbly and light, much like a champagne or light sparkling cider.

This is a very nice beer. I wish Flying Fish would make it a regular, or at least a summer seasonal. It would cut through the sticky, humid summers of South Jersey and Pennsylvania perfectly.

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2009 20:23:46 | More by Seanibus
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a clear gold with a fluffy head and no real lacing.

S-Moderate earthy hoppiness, some nice yeasty notes.

T-Very nice. Lemony with grassy hops in the finish. A nice graininess makes this more interesting than expected.

M-Light to medium bodied with good caronbation

D-A delicious summer session beer. I prefer Exit 4 but so far the Exit series is 2 for 2.

HV

Serving type: bottle

07-31-2009 15:00:26 | More by sholland119
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NJpadreFan

New Jersey

4.88/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Flying Fish- Exit 11

A- Bright hazy yellowish orange with a huge 1/3 the glass head. Very foamy and messy lacing.
S- Big smack of Amarillo hops! Huge citrus hops with a light yeasty wheat and caramel malt.
T- Big sweet grapefruit/ tangerine hops blend nicely with caramel malt and wheat. Well balanced with the hops slightly dominating throughout.
M- Big sweet juicy hops everywhere with a thick malty body and a juicy sweet hop finish.

Overall- Was hoping for something decent here and was blown away! This is 1 of the best beers I've had this year!
To all the Gumballhead fans give this 1 a try!

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2009 21:39:04 | More by NJpadreFan
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GeoffFromSJ

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice typical wheat coloring. Poured into a bunch of different specialty Belgian glasses.

Really interesting offering from the Exit series. Some tartness of a wheat beer. But the hops dominate. But not to such an incredible level that all wheat characteristics go away. Makes it quite drinkable. Suitable for hop heads and for wheat beer lover alike.

Lots of Amarillo hops in this one. Good pine notes.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2009 03:53:53 | More by GeoffFromSJ
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ the Copper Mine Pub (North Arlington, NJ) on 7/24/09. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a hazy straw, with a finger of foamy brite-white head. Retains mostly around the edges, leaving back a fizzy cascade of lace that quickly recedes down the sides of the glass. The aroma possesses quite the nice pop of American hops in the nose, being floral and spicy, with a beautiful grapefruit character to it. Sweet wheat and yeasty notes mix in to give this a sharp tang.

The taste starts with a crisp and bitter hop bite up front, that is then immediately cut by that same mix of grapefruit citrus and bready wheat. The hops linger with a satisfying spicy dry feel well past the finish. The mouthfeel is lighter-medium bodied, with a crisp and prickly bite to it. Quite the delcious and thristquenching feel over all for an over 6% beer.

Very nice. Your starting to see more and more of these Hopped-Up Wheat beers each year, and this one is definitely up there. American hops are out in force in this one, with that zesty grapefruit character really being the hightlight for me. Well done beer here form Flying Fish.

Serving type: on-tap

07-27-2009 16:32:59 | More by Kegatron
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magnj

New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a - Pale yellow with a frothy 1 finger white head. Quite a few bubbles rising from the bottom, a bit of sediment visible in the glass, I assume it's bottle conditioned.

s - Nice bouquet of American hops give off a mix of floral, pine, and citrus aromas. The malts smell sweat and the yeast bready.

t - Great hop flavors up front back up the smells of pine and grassy flowers. Not real citric which isn't surprising when you look at the group of hops involved. Malty sweetness and bready yeast come through toward the middle and it just rounds off at the end leaving a very pleasing fresh hop taste on the tongue as it ends towards dry.

m/d - Well carbed, light body that is only a touch sweet. Easily drinkable and not over the top in ABV. This is really nice and refreshing, highly drinkable.

Great beer, one that should find it's way into the lineup permanently for the summer season.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2009 22:30:27 | More by magnj
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Capone's...
Appears a hazy light gold with a small white cap that slowly fades into a gentle cap. Scattered rings of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of huge amounts of American hops. Cascade and Amarillo jump out with citrus and pine, along with lemony and pineapple that is backed up by a sweet bread smell.
Taste is of the aromas in a yeasty, bready, balanced flavor that reminds me of a less sweet version of pineapple stuffing.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, bitter, with yeast, hops, and sweet malts battling for power. Delicious .

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2009 21:43:12 | More by weeare138
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Capones.

Poured a medium and cloudy/hazy yellow color wtih a smaller sized white head. Lacing left on the glass. Aromas of wheat, some yeastiness, with lighter citrus and a lighter fruitiness. Tastes of wheat and citrus. A drinkable wheat ale that would be perfect after being outside on a hot summer day.

Serving type: on-tap

07-23-2009 18:28:22 | More by hopdog
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treehugger02010

Pennsylvania

4.83/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I bought a bottle of this at the Foodery in Philadelphia, PA. I poured it into a kind of flared pint glass, I guess.
A: The body is a cloudy dark yellow color. The head is huge, a bright white color, great retention, thin but sticky pretty lacing and small size bubbles. This is very carbonated.
S: The aromas are wheaty, piney, citrusy.
T: The flavors are earthy, pine and citrus.
M: The mouthfeel is crisp.
D: This is an excellent beer. Freakin great.
Don't drink and review.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2009 02:23:35 | More by treehugger02010
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NoLiberty

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at the Foodery in Philadelphia, fresh indeed.

App: Pours a smooth cloudy, pale yellow straw color. A small one finger head settles into a light cap with moderate lacing. A very refreshing and inviting looking beer even before tasting it. I dig the label too, and no shame in promoting the theme that drives the special series - I 95.

Aroma: Incredibly fresh and fruity, not too thick or strong as I was expecting. A strong fresh grape aroma followed by peach, slight pear and an undercurrent of fruity hops, reminiscent of a New Zealand strain. The wheat characteristics are light and not dominated by the standard wheat beer profile (banana, clove). Very nice.

Taste: The overwhelming upfront flavor is Concord grape, especially the grape skin. The flavor is hard to describe, but it has an almost artificial grape flavor that's super fresh, light, slightly biting and delicious. That flavor is followed by a light bitterness then a moderate wheat flavor, fruity hop follow through and a super clean finish with little lingering aftertaste. A nice full flavor that's not sweet or cloying, just fresh and complex.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with present but soft carbonation. Clean and crisp with slight lingering stickiness in the mouth.

Drinkability: The only thing not keeping me from drinking a lot of this beer is the limited release cost.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2009 01:17:11 | More by NoLiberty
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turnstile

Pennsylvania

4.8/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased from the Foodery in Philadelphia:

Appearance: Poured a cloudy, bright golden color with a one-inch foamy head which quickly disappeared for the most part. Stuck around the edges with little lacing.

Smell: Fresh fruit and spices. Strong apricot and orange peel - almost as if it were a fruit beer. Moderate clove aroma. The wheat is also strong, and there is a noticeable citrus hop scent.

Taste: Slightly sour on the tongue with some lemon notes. The bitterness is there from the added hops, but not nearly as bitter as I would have expected.

Mouthfeel: Very carbonated. A light-medium body.

Drinkability: Very drinkable. This is my favorite variety for the summer time, and this is surely one of the best I've ever tasted. There are some overly sweet American wheat beers, but this one delicately and successfully balances sweeter notes.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2009 01:27:41 | More by turnstile
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StonyB

New Jersey

4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Vito and the Copper Mine Pub for tapping this brand new beer, from Flying Fish's "New Jersey Turnpike" series...

Appearance - Slowing down for the tollbooth, we see a very cloudy, golden yellow beer. A thin cap of foam hovers above, and reasonably sticky lacing coats the sides. It looks like a hazy summer day...

Smell - Digging around for some coins, we smell wheat along with some mild floral and citric hops. It's a clean, fresh aroma (unlike Exit 13, but that's 10 miles up the road, so we're okay...)

Taste - The tollbooth clerk hands us our change as we savor our first sip. Citrusy grapefruit and wheat up front. Fairly sweet malt and some candy sugar next, a bit of yeast in the finish.

Mouthfeel - We thank the clerk and speed off, reflecting on the beer's tart, slightly puckering dryness...

Drinkability - As we cruise down the Turnpike, it becomes evident that this is quite a summertime session beer. Refreshing, with a not unreasonable ABV (6.2%).

If you're driving through the Garden State, Exit 11 on the NJ Turnpike is how you get to the Jersey shore. This beer gives you a taste of that; sunny and refreshing but with some (hop) character. Suntan lotion not included...

Recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

07-19-2009 01:28:02 | More by StonyB
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Nickls

District of Columbia

4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(From notes)

A - Hazy yellow/light orangey color; with a thinner white head

S - Yeasty; grassy hoppiness; touch of sweetness, faintest hint of more hops toward the end

T - Nice hops (but not overpowering); Belgian-like wheatiness; doughy and yeasty; actually a few things going on here

M - Lighter MF; lively carbonation; nice

D - Really drinkable; fresh; tasty; fairly interesting

Overall, I've had some pretty bland beers in this style, but this ranks up as one of the best I've had in the range. Nice stuff, and hugely drinkable. Recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

07-18-2009 20:09:13 | More by Nickls
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bwd110

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Capone's in Norristown, PA 7/17/09. Served in a pint glass.

A: Arrived at the bar with a small 1 finger bright white head, which yielded slowly to partial, but decent lacing. The beer is somewhat cloudy but a bright yellow lemon. Wheat beer of the sun popped into my head. Looks refreshing.

S: Good nose here. All the requisites are present, nothing extraordinary. Good hop presence, some citrus and apricot tones along with sharp wheat and earthy breadiness.

T: Really, really good. The hop profile is quite good, it melds perfectly with the English yeast and Belgian / American Wheat malt base. This beer is more hop centric than it is wheat based, which is really nice. Just enough wheat to complement the hops, malt and yeast spice, but not overdone so that the flavor is compromised, too bland or dry. Nice bitterness finishes off this one.

M: Light, crisp, refreshing.

D: Had just one, but was forced to pick up a couple bottles. Can definitely see myself enjoying quite a few on the deck this summer.

FF has always been a nice brewery for me, however I've not had anything really mind blowing from them before. This beer, on the other hand, is one of the best efforts I've seen from the brewery.

Serving type: on-tap

07-17-2009 20:02:13 | More by bwd110
Exit 11 from Flying Fish Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.