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Exit 16 - Flying Fish Brewing Company

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Ratings: 632
Reviews: 204
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 8.98%
Wants: 70
Gots: 58 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

ssimpson89, Mar 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

larryi86, Mar 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

wertschy, Mar 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

AilHead, Mar 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

alelover, Mar 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

gatornlb, Mar 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

johnyb, Mar 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

DIPAFAN, Mar 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

TubbyDullard, Mar 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

salthemonster, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of AdamBear
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-pale gold with a nice thick white head

S-herbal hops. Hint of vanilla. Somewhat citrusy. Has a fresh scent to it. Good strength

T-comes in with a really crisp flavor of mellow hops and sweet citrus. It's a good flavor. It has a subtle complexity to it like there's a bouquet of citrus and other tropical fruits in the background. The fluid form and make a decent lasting after-taste.

M-medium creamy carbonation with a creamy finish

O-I don't know many Double IPAs that are so completely drinkable and refreshing. I love the style but as far as drinkability goes, this rivals the Lagunitas All Day IPA. It's not too hoppy or too bitter, but it's definitely an IPA and it's one I recommend for anyone, fans of they style or not.

AdamBear, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of ldhughes3
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

ldhughes3, Mar 02, 2013
Photo of kevanb
3.74/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Pours a very clear golden color, hues of orange and straw, a touch of sediment in the glass, but generally very clear with a soapy white head, not much there with poor retention and light lacing. The aroma is of a citrusy hops, touches of bitter and earthy pine with lots of pale grain, rice, and alcohol. The flavors are right in line, tangerine and grapefruit, piney hops with lighter grain, the hops are a bit more in control here. Rice is there again, reminds me of a musky asian lager, alcohol heavy finish. The body is thin and heavily carbonated, almost abrasive on the tongue, the finish is juicy rather than dry, prickly bubbles as it goes down.

Verdict: A mediocre Double IPA from Flying Fish, there is a lot of potential here for a pungent, fruit forward IPA that could be really great, but I'm not convinced rice is the right adjunct for this beer.

kevanb, Mar 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

kwa357, Feb 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

GeePee, Feb 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

jlindsey, Feb 23, 2013
Photo of Omnium
4.41/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16Oz pint glass serving
A - Pours a super light golden color, i mean really really light. One finger head with moderate density, mild lacing
S - Nothing strong jumps at you, but a medium hop aroma, light malt, a little sweet/sour floral aroma, a hint of caramel malt, orange peel.
T - For this being a double IPA with the ABV that it has, it has about the best easily masked abv's i think ive ever had. (which could be dangerous to some). Very fresh grassy, hop flavor. I think I get some of that "wild rice" thats in here, but its very faint. And also has an enjoyable aftertaste.
M - Refreshing, and light feeling.
O - This is a paradox of sorts. 8.2% double IPA with probably the lightest color of any double, let alone most IPA's, Incredibly light and fresh feeling. You could session this beer easily. While there's no flavors here that really make you go wow, its the ease of how well this goes down thats the real shining trait of this beer.

Omnium, Feb 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

e30todamax, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of CHADMC3
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a pale straw colored yellow beneath the pure white head which patiently dissipates to leave a consistent ring of lacing around the glass.

Generous fesh hop aromas leap from the glass including fesh citrus hops such as mangos and pineapple as well as a touch of lemongrass.

The flavor offers more citrus hops including mango, grapefruit, and lemon as well as grass and pine. Just plain fresh hops throughout.

Medium to lighter in body with a crisp, refreshing mouthfeel and a fresh, pungent hop finish.

A real surprising treat, FF did one heck of a job with this brew.

CHADMC3, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of spinrsx
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz Bottle from Total Wine Tampa FL for 3$

Appearance - Slightly hazy gold colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes.

Smell - Hops, malts, caramel, apricots

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel and hops. There is also some grapefruit, lemons, and apricots. It ends with a hoppy fruity aftertaste.

Overall – My kind of beer.. great hops bitterness and lots of tropical/citrus fruitiness. Reminds me a bit of a Lagunita's Lil Sumpin. I'll buy it again.

spinrsx, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of RollTide7
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Extremely light for an ipa, let alone a double. For me the beer was much different than I was expecting as I have been drinking a lot of ipa and iipa recently. If you are looking for a session ipa with high gravity this is it. If you want a hop bomb which to me is more what a iipa should be, this is much lighter. More citrus than hop flavor. Overall a pretty solid local, but I just want more hops!

RollTide7, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of jacewg
4.39/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a legitimate pilsner gold with only the faintest hint of orange. Maybe the lightest DIPA I've ever seen. Nice head, solid retention, good lacing.

Aroma: Outstanding. Pure tropical citrus goodness. Notes of bitter orange, tangerine, and very light pale, sweet malts. Smells outstanding.

Taste: Very good, but not to the level of the aroma. The same notes as the aroma just a little diminished with a very light body. Malt plays a back seat to hop flavor, which I like. Good anchoring bitterness and a touch of alcohol on the finish. This beer tastes good, but honestly drinks like 5% instead of 8.2%, which makes it difficult to put a score on. Very enjoyable overall and very easy to drink, but lacks the punch of the nose.

Mouthfeel: The rice really lightens the body. NIcely carbonated and lifts off the palate easily. If this were 5%, I'd want to drink about 8 at a time. The body is very light and it drinks as light as 8.2% humanly can.

I stumbled upon this beer randomly not knowing anything about it minus what the label told me: a citra and chinook dry hop and fermented with rice. I went back the next day and bought a 6-pack. A really refreshing hoppy treat. Would be perfect for drinking outside on a hot day.

jacewg, Feb 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

SadMachine, Feb 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

iL0VEbeer, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of ummswimmin
3.49/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

ummswimmin, Feb 15, 2013
Exit 16 from Flying Fish Brewing Company
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