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Exit 16 - Flying Fish Brewing Company

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Ratings: 659
Reviews: 204
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 72
Gots: 63 | 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 dbrauneis
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

dbrauneis, Oct 21, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

phishphorce, Oct 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Archemedies, Oct 18, 2012
Photo of JimmyCop
5/5  rDev +21.7%

JimmyCop, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of Holland
3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
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.

Holland, Oct 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

GoGators, Oct 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

mdillon86, Oct 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Gehrig13, Oct 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

t0rin0, Sep 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

WDJersey, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of corby112
3.78/5  rDev -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.

corby112, Sep 06, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

Vaison, Sep 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

bluckbeyes, Sep 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

srw, Jul 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

THECPJ, Jun 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Jamesthebrit, Jun 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Gww1864, Jun 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Mack2012, May 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

muskiesman, May 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

MrBURTON55, Apr 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Njstoutlover23, Apr 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

brendaniel, Mar 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Mcooly, Jan 14, 2012
Exit 16 from Flying Fish Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 659 ratings.