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Exit 16 - Flying Fish Brewing Company

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Ratings: 639
Reviews: 204
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9%
Wants: 70
Gots: 59 | 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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Photo of PorterLambic
3.34/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

PorterLambic, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Griffith, Aug 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

rojapa, Aug 09, 2014
Photo of drauch
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

drauch, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of redwing497
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

redwing497, Aug 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

tdm168, Aug 08, 2014
Photo of SCanthony
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

SCanthony, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of Rideguy64
5/5  rDev +21.7%

Rideguy64, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of Cresant
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured this 12 oz. in date bottle into a Spiegelau glass. A cloudy gold body with a minimal white head that left only spotty lacing.

The smell was citrus, lemons. Kiwi? Whole grain bread.

The taste was also lemony citrus. Lightly piney. Sweetness was understated allowing the hops characteristics to shine. Drying finish. Drinks more like an IPA rather than a DIPA.

The body was medium with adequate carbonation, giving it a scrubbing texture. Pleasant, very tasty.

Cresant, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of MikeM417
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

MikeM417, Aug 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Beer4B, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of Westyn
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Westyn, Jul 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

WVUbrew, Jul 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

SleepMD, Jul 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Ponch0, Jul 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

AlvinLin, Jul 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

DrBier, Jul 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

jl2414, Jul 26, 2014
Photo of malfunxion
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

malfunxion, Jul 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

curlybird, Jul 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

ConnorZaleski, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of DGreene697
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

DGreene697, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of KajII
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a lightly cloudy golden yellow with an average (1-2 finger) white creamy head that diminished slowly, down to a large puddled film and medium collar with excellent sheets of lacing.

The aroma was pleasantly sweet with light grain malts, citrus and floral hops and a mild earthy yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit and tangerine), tropical fruit (mango, pineapple and papaya) and a very light hint of alcohol.

The taste started out lightly sweet with notes of caramel and citrus, but quickly became moderately bitter with a bold fruitiness and a strong alcohol presence at the end. The flavor lasted for a nice long time following the swallow, with a hoppy alcohol taste left lingering on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was a bit beyond light in body with a creamy, dry texture and a carbonation that was a subdued medium in intensity.

Overall this is a really tasty and well balanced IPA. I don't know if it is the rice that made the difference, but it is put together exceptionally well making it a very enjoyable drinking experience...


KajII, Jul 16, 2014
Photo of Acforster2
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%

Acforster2, Jul 15, 2014
Exit 16 from Flying Fish Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 639 ratings.