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Exit 16 - Flying Fish Brewing Company

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Ratings: 673
Reviews: 206
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 73
Gots: 65 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Teleweizen2
3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A - pours a crystal clear golden straw hue. approximately two fingers worth of quickly fading yet tightly packed pearly white foam. leaves Jackson Pollack style lacing on the glass.

S - Aroma is dank and citric. Orange, papaya, pineapple and a hint of lemon zest notes all grace the nose. pine and resinous notes as well.

T - hop flavor starts from the beginning. On the tip of the tounge there is is a touch of bready dough and crisp crust but sweet and bitter citric flavors dominate. Lots of crisp bitter orange peel while tropical fruits lend to a round and juicy center. bitterness again dominates the finish.

M - light bodied. very crisp texture. High carbonation reminiscent of champagne.

O - A nice DIPA. I really like the drink-ability of it and this particular bottle is very tasty but I have had others which are a bit more muddled. As with other beers I am taking into account consistency in the overall score.

Photo of andthevolcano
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of BradMacMullin
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of ckollias
4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a Belgian tulip glass.

A: Pours a clear golden hue with a frothy, fizzy, white, 2-finger, white head that slowly dissipates down the side of the glass ending in a solid persistent lace.

S: Pleasant bitter aroma with a definite hoppy and tangerine aroma.

T: Clean and fresh bitter flavor with a fruity and hoppy middle and finishes on the dry side of bitter.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Awesome Double IPA. The rice addition brings out the hop flavor and aromas

Photo of Chugs13
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of rm9679
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of sfsean28
4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had Exit 16 when it was first released a few years ago and it was excellent. I just picked up a six pack recently and decide to review it. So glad that they finally came out with sixers as promised.

A- poured into tall pislner glass with .(just wanted to build up a thicker headan aggresive pour at the end). Nice foamy head with a quarter inch retention leaving nice lacing on the glass. It is light yellow color with tiny carbonation bubbles.

S- very hoppy. Can detect lemon and pine immediately

T- taste lemon and grapefruit and a some bitterness at the end.

M-carbonation is light but not weak. Bitterness kicks in and then a dry finish. Makes my mouth water for more.

O- This is a wonderful brew. Its crisp and refreshing. Its abv is high but not noticeable in the taste. I hope to see more six-packs in the future.

Photo of Bake
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Flying fish is a local for me but not one a drink very often. This would change if they ever make Exit 16 a regular in their rotation.

A - Very light in color for a DIPA which surprised me once I tasted it

S - Smells great! Very hoppy with lots of notes of citrus

T - Nicely balanced DIPA. Plenty of hops and some sweetness. Crisp and clean. No hint of alcohol whatsoever. Nice overall complexity

M - Feels light and smooth

I really like this beer and will absolutely buy it when available. Hint, Hint Flying Fish!

Photo of ShemRahBoo
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of mwarriner
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of joe1013
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Hessian257
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of dbrauneis
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a crystal clear medium yellow in color with some golden yellow highlights and moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall bright white head that slowly reduces to a couple of very small patches of large bubbles, a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer, and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Strong aromas of hops - tropical fruit (mango, papaya, and pineapple) and citrus (tangerine)

T: Very similar to the smell, the flavors of this beer are almost completely strong hops - tropical fruits (mango, papaya, and pineapple) as well as tangerine citrus. Very light notes of malts and rice. Light amounts of bitterness which fade in a reasonable amount of time. Tastes well balanced between the malts and hops.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: Very enjoyable - the flavors and aromas of the hops are really nice without an over the top amount of bitterness. The alcohol is well hidden making this beer easier to drink than might have been expected with the ABV. Seemed like a good beer for Sunday football considering Exit 16 is the Meadowlands.

Photo of phishphorce
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Archemedies
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of JimmyCop
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of Holland
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: looks like a light lager, very clear and thin, but really interesting light, pale golden color. Nice head, good carbonation, no doubt the clearest DIPA I've seen.

S: hops - citrus and juniper, nice smelling and a little bitter

T: very hoppy and bitter, some alcohol, and then more bitter on the back end.

M: light and thin for the style with great carbonation

O: looks like bud light, tastes like a hop bomb. Taste could be improved with more balance, but it's a nice refreshing take on the DIPA. $12/6-pack at Wegman's Cherry Hill.

Photo of GoGators
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of mdillon86
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Gehrig13
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of WDJersey
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of corby112
3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cask at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.

Pours a hazy, dark golden yellow color with a half finger white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring.  Spotty lacing left behind.

Earthy yet sweet aroma with resinous, grassy hops along with sweet citrus and pale malts.  Floral pine needle followed by grapefruit, lemon rind, pineapple ,biscuit and grainy graham cracker malt.  Nice hop presence in the nose but it's slightly muted by the cask.

Medium bodied with delicate carbonation and a dank, resinous hop flavor up front that provides a lot of dry bitterness that lingers over the sweeter fruit notes and pale malts into a dry finish.  Piny and floral with earthy grass followed by citrus fruit, mostly lemon, grapefruit and subtle tropical fruit notes.  Pale biscuit malt backbone providing subtle balance without getting in the way of hops.  Boozy heat toward the finish.  Nicely balanced and pretty drinkable.

Exit 16 from Flying Fish Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 673 ratings.