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Exit 16 - Flying Fish Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

569 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 569
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 8.74%
Wants: 69
Gots: 40 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Flying Fish Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Although usually identified with landfills and pipelines, the Hackensack Meadowlands is an amazingly diverse ecosystem providing vital animal and plant habitat. In a nod to a once common food plant here, we’ve brewed this beer with wild rice. We also added organic brown and white rice, as well as pils and pale malts.

Rice helps the beer ferment dry to better showcase the five different hops we added. Lots and lots of them. We then dry-hopped this Double IPA with even more–generous additions of Chinook and Citra hops to create a nose that hints at tangerine, mango, papaya and pine. This beer pairs extremely well with spicy foods and all kinds of seafood. And of course, it’s quite enjoyable all by itself.

(Beer added by: donniecuffs on 03-10-2010)
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

4.63/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a lighter straw color with fantastic clarity. This could easily be mistaken for a pilsner. The head is a two finger white color with nice retention. Quite a bit of lace is left on the glass, as well.

S: I notice a lot of pineapple, mango, apricot, pine, and coriander. Hell, I even pick up some of the wild rice used. Quite the impressive aroma in general. However, I can see how someone could pick up 'cat pee' from the Citra hops - thankfully it all works quite well in this one.

T: THIS is the kind of IPA I like. Light, citrusy, crisp, and refreshing - without any overdone maltiness or hop harshness to spoil things. The citrusy character on this is particularly well done - chock full of mango, passion fruit, apricot, grapefruit, and guava. A slight 'green' flavor comes through in the midtaste as well, but it's hardly what I'd call "piny." Neither is it remotely bitter. Maybe it could use a little more complexity...when the few flavors it presents are so incredible, though, who really cares?

M: Completely bone dry and crisp, just as advertised. If the flavors weren't so joyous to savor, this would go down spectacularly easy. Honestly, though, the ultra-dry finish somehow fits this beer. It's one of those offerings that I like to keep swishing around in my mouth because I want to savor every last drop. The hop resins linger nicely without providing much bitterness.

O: I hardly ever go this high with my ratings. But this one I feel deserves it. The only other Flying Fish beer I had was the extremely meh Winter Reserve - so who would have ever thought they would come through with such a fantastic DIPA? In retrospect, $16 for a 6-pack is kind of a bargain, really.

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2012 23:06:29 | More by ThisWangsChung
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[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a lightly cloudy golden yellow with an average (1-2 finger) white creamy head that diminished slowly, down to a large puddled film and medium collar with excellent sheets of lacing.

The aroma was pleasantly sweet with light grain malts, citrus and floral hops and a mild earthy yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit and tangerine), tropical fruit (mango, pineapple and papaya) and a very light hint of alcohol.

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Exit 16 from Flying Fish Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 569 ratings.