Exit 16 - Flying Fish Brewing Company
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Reviews by jmalex:
4.13/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Thus far, the Exit Series has been nothing short of "Can't Miss". But can a Rice I2PA keep the streak of amazing beers going?
APPEARANCE: Pours into my Victory willibecker an intense clear, golden color with a bright white head on top. The head is quite rocky and takes its time dropping to a full cap.
SMELL: Wow! Pure west coast style here. The hops are full of citrus, pine, and grapefruit rind and really beat you in the face full force. In the background is an odd vegetal graininess which I can only assume is from the rice. Not sure if I like it, but it sure is unique and interesting.
TASTE: Is it any surprise that the hops dominate here as well? The same flavors that the aroma had come through fairly resinous and bold. The malt does make a showing however, but not quite as sweet as one would otherwise expect. Perhaps this too is a result of the rice.
MOUTHFEEL: Almost dry but not quite there. But don't confuse body with sweetness, because while this has a bit of the former, it doesn't suffer from too much of the latter. Carbonation is average and appropriate.
DRINKABILITY: Not overly sweet, not overly big, and no indication of the 8.2% ABV. I should be able to make short work of this 750mL.
Another slam dunk. These Exit beers are must-haves for any beer lover. I can't think of a better way to welcome in the 70 degree temperatures today than a few glasses of I2PA.
Serving type: bottle
03-20-2010 18:43:39 | More by jmalex
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4.16/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
You get a finger of bone white foam, the head has a fairly dense weave but has so-so retention, the lacing comes in broad sheets which slowly slide down the glass side. Clean, pure golden color, not especially vivid but bright and shiny, the bubbles are fat and dispersed, slowly rising to the surface. Powerful nose that explodes out of the glass with a sweet mélange of tangelo and pink grapefruit citrus, very floral, pine sap and honey, underneath is the stiffening presence of pretzel dough and salt, somewhat chocolaty, the nectarine, peach, pineapple, papaya fruit persists quite well, gregariously rich. Full-bodied, thick and close to fluffy, pushes across the palate like a rug unfolding. The carbonation has some punch yet no way can it clean up the underlying sweetness of all that grapefruit, tangerine, lime citrus as well as peach, apricot, mango, pineapple fruit. No noticeable herbaceous edge, perhaps a slight minerality and it may be that the rice contributes to a drier finish and overall smoothness. Alcohol managed well. Not particularly complex nor challenging, however, if you enjoy a sweeter and softer style of IPA then this is pretty much a slam dunk.
Serving type: bottle
03-09-2014 00:04:18 | More by farrago
4.35/5 rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Had on tap on 1/9/14 at Lures
A-Pours a cloudy pale orange color with a one finger head. Decent lacing.
S-Nose of citrus and floral hops, honey malt, and light cheese.
T-Taste is of pine, sweet caramel malts, some fruit and some resin. Not unpleasant, but understated.
M-Mouthfeel has medium bodied and a bit sticky. Finishes more to the sweet side of bittersweet, with the caramel and the sweet fruits overwhelming the citrus.
O-Overall a great DIPA the rice I think is a nice ingredient
Serving type: on-tap
02-10-2014 15:29:37 | More by reebtaerG
Exit 16 from Flying Fish Brewing Company
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