Exit 16 - Flying Fish Brewing Company
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Ratings: 597 | Reviews: 200 | Display Reviews Only:
2.41/5 rDev -41.5%
Thanks to SammyJaxxxx for the bottle.
This beer should be right up my alley. According to the label, it is brewed with 5 hop varieties and dry-hopped with Citra and Chinook. And it seems fresh, with a bottle date over 5 months into the future (which I presume means it was bottled within the last month). But, despite the brown bottle, this appears to be light-struck. Completely dominated by skunk.
It's a crying shame.
02-03-2013 01:27:13 | More by DaveAnderson
3.34/5 rDev -18.9%
Brilliant golden sunrise color! Very nice. Head dissipates quickly, but that's not a big deal for me. The smell... hmm. There IS some citrus, but something else too that I am not that fond of. Could this be the rice? Not sure. Very faint hint of nail polish. Or a bit of sourness. Not terrible. Just not that appealing.
The taste is for me primarily piney rather than citrusy. Again, there is a sort of muted flavor of... something I can't quite pin down... that I am not used to in IPA's. It's... OKAY. Is the flavor actually improving somewhat as it warms? Could be, or maybe I've had too much alcohol over the past hour or so.
Carbonation is pretty... active at first. Then settles down.
Well... it's not typical of the style, and there is no crime in that.
Overall, it is a beer that I would not turn down if offered to me. I don't think I would buy it again though.
05-25-2014 03:58:05 | More by Shade1951
3.34/5 rDev -18.9%
Pours more yellow than expected, kind of a golden color. Good head develops and retention is quite good, leaving a light tan, 1/2" thick layer 15 minutes after the pour.
Smell is well balanced with a solid piney hop lead and malt playing back up.
Taste is hoppy up front, malt hides but can be found, a bit of grass is present and some alcohol. Not the normal profile of an Imperial IPA, more of a normal one with a lityle more alcohol.
Drying, medium bodied, medium effervescence. A bit harsh on the swallow.
08-11-2014 03:01:23 | More by PorterLambic
3.38/5 rDev -18%
12 oz. bottle poured into an IPA glass. "Use by" date of 12/1.
A - Golden orange and clear. Little carbonation. No head. No lacing as beer recedes. Nothing remarkable.
S - Slight tropical fruit. Somewhat muddled. Label specifies several tropical flavors and pine, but I am not picking them clearly, if at all.
T - The dominant flavor is alcohol. I taste some tropical fruit again dominated by the alcohol. The finish is also somewhat muddled.
M - Thin and dry. Nothing remarkable.
O - Hopefully I purchased a bad sample, but I am thoroughly unimpressed with this beer. I am a DIPA and IPA fan, and this beer misses the mark. I will not buy again.
09-07-2013 02:27:23 | More by Duane_Opfer
3.45/5 rDev -16.3%
Poured into a snifter. Thanks to psudrew for this one.
4.0 A: Hazy peach color. Two fingers of creamy white head with good retention and a decent amount of lacing.
4.0 S: Pungent hops take over. Lots of pineapple, mango, and cat piss. Malts add just enough sweetness to add complexity. Rice is not apparent.
3.0 T: Definitely not what I expected. I expected the rice to lighten the body, but that isn't the case. Noticeable bitterness, but hop flavor is much subdued compared with what I expected from the nose. Pine, grapefruit, and pineapple. Malts are moderately bready. Rice provides (at least I think) an extra earthy flavor.
4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy. No problems here, but nothing special either.
3.5 D: Not bad, but nothing too great either. I'd drink it on occasion if I could get a sixer or something.
07-14-2010 01:12:33 | More by DavoleBomb
3.48/5 rDev -15.5%
12 oz bottle, 'Use by" date of 5-11-14.
appears a crystal clear pale straw color, soapy bone-white head. looks like a light lager. fruity hop nose. citrus, grassy, orange. some corn too. minimal malt flavor in the taste, clean hop taste. crisp. earthy, not as much citrus flavor as in the aroma. thin body, high level of fizzy carbonation.
overall - it's okay, but not how I like by DIPA's.
12-10-2013 03:02:20 | More by jmdrpi
3.49/5 rDev -15.3%
I poured this beer into a tulip style glass. There was about two fingers of foam that dies down pretty quickly. The coloring is really light. It is a pale yellow.
I really enjoy the nose on this one. I got a lot of citrus, and some flowering hops. There was also some sweetness in the bouquet. The flavor doesn't play as well. The balance is pretty far off. You get a lot of bitterness without any offset.
This is an interesting Imperial IPA. I would like to try it again to see if my opinion changes.
02-15-2013 19:49:17 | More by ummswimmin
Exit 16 from Flying Fish Brewing Company
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