Exit 16 - Flying Fish Brewing Company
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Reviews by zeledonia:
3.95/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Visiting family in New Jersey, and this brewery was near the top of my list to try. Sadly, little idea on how fresh this is, but it was refrigerated, so that gives me hope.
Pours a very pale straw yellow, looking more like a light lager than a DIPA. I'm sure that's intentional, but it's not doing it for me so much. One finger of white head, decent retention, good lacing. I'm attributing the color to the rice, and giving them a pass on it.
I can tell this wants to be big on the hops, but it's just not. What's there is delightful, but there ain't enough of it! Some pine, some tropical fruits. Just give me more of it. Find myself having to stretch, digging my nose deeper into the glass to pull out those faint aromas.
Mouthfeel is top-notch. Medium-light body, lighter than normal thanks to that rice, and dryer as well. A really crisp, quick dry finish, that sucks the moisture out, but leaves just enough for the flavor to stick. Medium-low carbonation, flaring up in the middle and then relaxing. Very nice.
Taste is good. Comes across very balanced, despite substantial hop flavors. There's bitterness, but there's some resinous pine too (or maybe that's the Christmas tree downstairs getting in my head?). Has a really soft touch, with the grains supporting it completely, but without really making themselves felt.
This is a darn good beer. I like it, and I'll happily finish the six-pack. I really like the lightness, crispness, and dryness that the rice adds, and that makes it a pretty unique beer. If I weren't from the land of Abrasive, which I consider the top DIPA bar none, I might be a little more impressed.
Serving type: bottle
12-25-2012 06:32:09 | More by zeledonia
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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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