Exit 16 - Flying Fish Brewing Company

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Ratings: 675
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 73
Gots: 68 | FT: 5
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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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a pale gold that's seethru with minimal head and lace and a very strong hop aroma, started to smell it immediately, that I describe as musty, piney, citrusy with some grape notes as well (I guess that sweetness could be mango or papaya according to bottle but I'll stick with basic grapefruit). Not the most flavorful (D)IPA I've had but it was pretty hoppy and not a tastebud killer or some slop with hops. Even with the large amount of mostly citric and pine hops, there are some sweet grapelike hops in there and the beer passes easy and finishes smooth, more like a pale ale in terms of body and finish. A very good IPA and and a must try for any hophead.

Photo of Rob_pbr81
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Zbeetleman
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of sjones5045
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Hendry
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Is Exit 16 the near Pikes Hollow?

Ridiculous distribution laws keep Flying Fish out of Vermont,New Hampshire,Mass.,New York & Maine, so I got this from my buddy in Arizona! Been waiting to try this one amid all the buzz, so here goes.

Pale straw color,soapy one finger dense white head,impressive carbonation,solid lacing.

Aroma changes as it warms: starts out slightly tropical with some notes of grapefruit pineapple & orange, sweet malts become more prominent as it warms.

Taste is pleasant,smooth,mildly bitter,alcohol nicely concealed.There is a definitely a subtle tropical flavor with a touch of pine going on here.This is a nicely crafted IIPA with the hops playing the starring role, though not aggressively so.

Mouthfeel is on the light side,maybe even a tad thin, carbonation is zippy and not overdone,keeping the flavors moving along.

There are a ton of new IIPAs out there, and Exit 16 is one that is worth your time seeking out, especially if you are in the mood for something different. The wild rice is an interesting addition that gives this Flying Fish concoction a character that is just different enough to set it apart from the pack.

Photo of YeastEnthusiast
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Dduquette
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of johnnnniee
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of ErnestHemingway
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Immortale25
3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Florida Beer Co. tapered glass. Label says Use By: 11-11-13.

A- Pours a medium golden color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains a bit before sinking down to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a sheer sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a thick ring behind on the glass.

S- You can really smell the citra hops resulting in the mango and tangerine notes mentioned on the label. You can also smell the wild rice which seems to work well with the profile.

T- The flavor isn't quite as exhilarating as the aroma as the rice shows itself as the weak adjunct it is. Yes, there's a nice amount of citrusy hop bitterness but the weak aftertaste the rice exhibits makes it fall flat. Still, it's pretty drinkable for the ABV.

M- Another reason this beer isn't that enjoyable: thin body due to the rice. Medium carbonation is OK but the feel overall is quite weak.

O- If only this beer was as good as the aroma lets on.

Photo of Casey3236
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of petermethot
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Jason1337
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of alex_hart
4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of yamar68
4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I've loved every Exit series beer I've had, and I'm a hop head and a Minnesotan. This is like my dream beer. Thanks TravisR!

Sort of strange looking... bright yellow gold with a slim but very persistent white head. Plenty of lace.

This sort of creamed corn sweetness is layered of tropical fruits and jam.

What a great mix of flavors - orange juice and conifer with nutty malt and honey. The wild rice contribution makes for a great twist on what is obviously a tasty beer to begin with.

Photo of gleemonger
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of JMUbrewz
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Moose90
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle best by 09/16/13, tasted 06/10/13

A – Pours a very pale light straw yellow. Somewhat hazy as well. Head is bright white, and quite frothy, albeit thin. Lacing left behind is nice, but spotty.

S – Nice melon notes, some crisp citrus as well. Dominated by a unique bouquet of papaya and mango as well, nicely dry as well, while it remains fruity. Hop profile here is great.

T – Similar to the nose, though the papaya and mango notes do make quite a statement, some dried apricot notes as well. This is not overly sweet, which is great, and whatever malt backbone there is only comes across on the nice and long finish.

M – Carbonation is on the low side, but overall this is nice and crisp for the style, the rice adds a surprisingly nice touch to this one.

O – Nicely drinkable and very refreshing. The hop notes are very tropical and the malt backbone is nicely subdued. ABV is hidden well.

Photo of apf
4.59/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The aroma of this beer is almost perfect very citrusy and floral. The flavor isn't quite as robust but it is great. It is a bit under carbonated for me. It has a nice bitter finish but starts out kind of mellow. Overall this is an excellent beer. Never seen it in bottles.

Photo of DaveR514
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of CoachC
4.39/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - golden, straw colored beer with a 1/2 inch head

S - smells of delicious grapefruit hoppiness

T - this is a tasty brew, awesome grapefruit hop bomb with no evidence of alcohol

M - this is a light beer, really refreshing on a warm day

O - I am a fan of this brew, it is light, hoppy, and yet super tasty

Photo of dstotz
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Exit 16 from Flying Fish Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 675 ratings.