Exit 16 - Flying Fish Brewing Company
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Reviews by jmalex:
4.13/5 rDev +0.2%
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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3.9/5 rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
[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.
The taste started out lightly sweet with notes of caramel and citrus, but quickly became moderately bitter with a bold fruitiness and a strong alcohol presence at the end. The flavor lasted for a nice long time following the swallow, with a hoppy alcohol taste left lingering on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was a bit beyond light in body with a creamy, dry texture and a carbonation that was a subdued medium in intensity.
Overall this is a really tasty and well balanced IPA. I don't know if it is the rice that made the difference, but it is put together exceptionally well making it a very enjoyable drinking experience...
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2014 18:19:54 | More by KajII
Exit 16 from Flying Fish Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 571 ratings.