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Exit 16 - Flying Fish Brewing Company

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616 Ratings
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Ratings: 616
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 8.98%
Wants: 70
Gots: 55 | 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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3/5  rDev -27.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
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

reebtaerG, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Hypersomnia, Feb 02, 2014
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3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Exit 16 pours a bright, clear, straw yellow color with a small sized head with okay retention and leaves low lacing. Smells of dank hops, grapefruit, lemon, and bread.

You can really taste the citra hops in this one. Taste starts with dank citra hops and grapefruit, then moves to tangerine and lemon, with a bready, dank, grapefruit finish. Mouthfeel is light for a IIPA with above average carbonation, has a bit of creaminess. Usually I would like a fuller bodied IIPA, but the lighter body on here work with the flavors.

JG-90, Feb 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.69/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a sam adams custom glass, color is very transparent straw, good bubbles, thin head, bright white in color, no lacing and just a ring remains.

Aroma is big hops, pungent, citrus, grapefruit, mango, lemon but is quickly followed by sweeter flavor, could be the malt or rice/malt mix.

Taste is big hop forward flavor, citrus heavy, some pinier notes than the aroma, flavor is dry but very thin, something seems off, maybe the rice/malt combination with the strong hops aren't blending well. that said it is quality taste from such thin ingredients at this strength.

Mouthfeel is very dry, very crisp, nice lingering flavors and solid dipa presence.

Overall, this is a very good beer, flavor and aroma are slightly off from a good dipa, but it comes through in the flavor and mouthfeel.

mvanaskie13, Jan 13, 2014
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Exit 16 from Flying Fish Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 616 ratings.