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Exit 16 - Flying Fish Brewing Company

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Ratings: 691
Reviews: 209
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 76
Gots: 75 | 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:
Beer added by: donniecuffs on 03-10-2010

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.
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5/5  rDev +22%

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4.11/5  rDev +0.2%

Rated with current average because this beer was 2 years old. Still retained citra hop aroma. Flavor was more malty, and rice was evident. Hope to have fresh.

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1/5  rDev -75.6%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.42/5  rDev +7.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.72/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.8/5  rDev -7.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.96/5  rDev -3.4%

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5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of Slatetank
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I purchased this bottle at the Fridge, poured chilled from the 12oz brown bottle in an IPA glass.

The color golden clear with visible carbonation and 2 1/2 fingers of white head with avg bead and snowy wavy lace. The smell has a lot of citrus and tropical aroma wiht light grapefruit in the nose and slight floral hop ester with a moderately herbal scent. The feel is very lush with lots of hop resins and low astringency with medium light carbonation and moderate bitterness and mild dry tangy finish.

The taste is lightly spiced up front with tangerine and grapefruit hop flavor with perhaps a mild pineapple aroma carrying over into the taste with fruity tropical quality and light hint of herbal hop aspects. The malt is low in the taste with mild pepper and juicy citrus the focus with mild grain flavor as it warms with subtle alcohol. Overall I really enjoyed this with nice use of Citra and Chinook for both the aroma ...the rice adds to the feel giving a gentle dry impression which enhances drinkability.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of mikeg67
4/5  rDev -2.4%

12 oz bottle. Pours hazy orange, with short lived white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of citrusy hops and ripe fruit. Body is full, creamy and crisp. Citrusy hops dominate the palate while sweet malt and ripe fruit provide support. Finish is long dry. Quite good.

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Exit 16 from Flying Fish Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 691 ratings.