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Exit 16 - Flying Fish Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

577 Ratings
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Ratings: 577
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 8.74%
Wants: 69
Gots: 43 | 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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mdfb79

New York

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 6/5/10 notes. Had at SAVOR in DC.

a - Pours a hazy golden color with an inch of white head.

s - Smells of citrus hops, lemon, floral hops, and maybe some wheat.

t - Taste follows the nose; mostly lemon, and other citrus hops. Little bit of bitterness to it.

m - Medium body and low carbonation.

d - A nice DIPA. Not too bitter and some nice citrus in the smell and taste, but nothing overpowering. Would try again.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2010 02:10:22 | More by mdfb79
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another gen from NJ I was thrilled to be able to dig into. This one I had heard great things about and was very anxious to try I have to admit. Served chilled I enjoyed this one on 06/09/2010.



The pour was a very light golden amber with a smooth two inch head of white foam. Falling back slowly it left behind a good amount of side lacing that coating the glass nicely for a few moments before falling back down. The end result was a rocky and broken crown that coated the top of the glass.

The aroma was light hops, grapefruit, and hints of lemon spice and a touch of light wheat. Warming seemingly bringing a lot of balance to this and the wheat/rice aroma comes through much more clearly leaving a fresh grass like aroma in the air. Quick hitting with a light touch of tart and a smooth, effortless hop presence this one comes at you. Light grapefruit, pineapple, touches of lemon again all becoming very clear now. Smooth, subtle and very dry finish is left on the palate with a nice long lingering flavor.

Overall very solid. Nearly silent ABV and a light texture led to this one being incredibly drinkable and complex. Really a superb offering here from them that I heard more then a few people talking about.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2010 00:43:34 | More by mikesgroove
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largadeer

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle shared by nickd717. Thank you, Nick. I had never heard of this beer before and had no expectations, so this was a very pleasant surprise. The beer is clear for the first glass, hazier toward the end of the bottle. The pale gold body is topped by a nice fluffy white head that retains well.

The aroma is bright and crisp with a big tropical fruit hop character. Pineapple, wildflowers, lemon, grapefruit, only a hint of malt. This smells outstanding.

Big citra hop flavor. Pineapple and lemon peel, a touch of sweet guava and white pepper. There's a faint maltiness, but this is largely dry and hoppy with a big juicy tropical fruit character. The finish is dry and crisp, only moderately bitter. This is apparently brewed with wild rice, but I didn't pick up on that at all. Perhaps it contributed to the pale golden color, light body and overall dryness, in which case I wish more breweries would make American adjunct double IPAs. This is a San Diego quality DIPA from New Jersey - awesome.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2010 03:57:28 | More by largadeer
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BigMike

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass. A very hazy orange color with some yellow highlights and lots of effervesence. A hard pour released about an inch of tight bubbled soapy white head.
This thing is very fragrant. Lots of tangerine and mango. Also some peach and light caramel notes.
Taste reminds me of a tangerine peel. Citrussy and bitter with a small amount of peach and lemon.
Pretty light bodied for a DIPA with lots of carbonation.
Overall this is a pretty straigh forward, easy drinking DIPA. Alcohol is well masked and there is a pleasant amount of bitterness on the finish.
Would definitely drink again.

Notes: Review taken from notes written on 5-14-10

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2010 16:04:24 | More by BigMike
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

3.7/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big mama jama bottle courtesy of Thorpe429...thanks Mike.

Unfiltered straw yellow pour with as steady, frothy inch thick head.

Nose is a bit soapy, faint tropical frutiness, and a very discernible scent of Uncle Ben's. Seriously, the rice scent is the most vivid of the scents. Has this beer already started it's decline?

Exit 16 is very light bodied and the hop presence quite faint, backing up the soft scents. Sweetness of a typical double is certainly cut by the rice. While this beer is easy going down, and the snappy carbonation keeps this enjoyable, there's really not much going on with this beer. Having read many positive ratings, and some of those quite recent, I'm wondering if this is an atypical bottle. My sense is this beer is not quite what it once was.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2010 22:21:17 | More by BarrytheBear
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DiabolikDUB

Oregon

4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from Bottle into Pint glass.

Big ups to fbm115 for sending this as an extra!!

Pours a bright but slightly cloudy yellow with a few fingers of light fizzy white colored head. The aroma is hoppy (imagine that) with floral, citrus and mango type hop aromas. Also has a very slight funk aroma which I'm not sure about. The flavor is mostly citrus hops, no malt flavor, almost like a nice hop juice with no alcohol presence. Its light-medium bodied with a pleasant amount of carbonation. I really enjoyed how light and easy drinking this was and how much citrus aroma and flavor there was. The funk aroma was also surprisingly enjoyable and accompanied the citrus notes very well. Thanks again fbm115!

Serving type: bottle

05-28-2010 01:26:19 | More by DiabolikDUB
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stoutfiend27

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle received in the latest with NittanyBeerFan--thanks again Dan...split with the fiancee

a-hazy golden copper color ...two finger fluffy white head that lingered for a while...tons of lacing and spotting....bubbles are present and acceptable

s-tons of pungent grapefruit and citrus....only does a little bitterness get through the ripe fruit aroma...a little must? or grain on the nose..maybe from the rice?? who knows...

t-starts off very grapefruit and and citrus..the bitterness kicks in and rides the whole way down...the middle presents the malt balance with a little graininess and that must...finshes on a fruity citrus hop kick with some substantial bitterness on the tongue..slight alcohol is detectable

m-resiny and sticky..you can tell this is a dipa....carbonation is present and spot on....but whoa on the alcohol burn on the way down...not to detracting though....

d-we will have no problem getting through the 750...

overall another solid brew sent my way from Dan....my first from Flying Fish and i would seek this out again although i dont think the wild rice really adds anything...

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2010 22:54:37 | More by stoutfiend27
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hawks10

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a tulip...

Pours thin, but a nice hazy golden yellow color. Three fingers of pillowy soft white head erupts, looks like meringue...sticks around for a long time and clings to the side of the glass leaving some nice lacing...

An abundance of dry, earthy and piny hops fill the nose with a tiny bit of citrus mixed in...I feel the rice is doing something to add aroma to this beer, can't quite put my finger on it, but there is a distinct spice or bite in the aroma that I haven't noticed in other "normal" DIPA's...the malts are pretty subdued but do add a touch of sweetness, but overall this one is pretty piny and bitter, hop bomb all the way...

Taste really follows the nose...bitter and dry, piny and earthy. I find it rather sticky and resinous, a nice oily hop presence. The more I drink, the more I detect some tropical fruit hop flavors and almost a rye like spice as well (perhaps this is the wild rice?) The alcohol also starts to emerge as you drink, a nice slow burn accumulates on the lips and tongue...

Drinks much thicker than it looks, expected a light body but was met with a sticky and thick medium bodied brew...carbonation seems a little low giving this beer a slick finish in spite of the sticky and chewy initial mouthfeel...

I am liking this one from Flying Fish, my first beer from them and actually my first beer from the entire state of New Jersey. Definitely something I would give another try in the future...

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2010 00:54:25 | More by hawks10
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NittanyBeerFan

Pennsylvania

3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a capped 750mL bottle into my long-stemmed tulip. The color is a pale straw infused with some amber hues, but overall, the rice base of this brew keeps it lighter in color than many other IPAs that use crystal and other barley malts. The head is somewhat disappointing, foaming up only to a 1/2 cm in height and then quickly dissipating, leaving nothing to produce lacing on the sides of my glass.

The aroma is interesting. The wild rice provides a spice that adds to the hop character, much like rye will do. The hop profile is dry and bitter, filled with pine, citrus, and stone fruit...mangoes and apricots mainly. The taste is more of the same. A nice grain profile doesn't bring on the thin adjunct-like flavor that often accompanies rice-based beers. The pine really comes through and begins to dominate, but the citric hops do come in late. I am a fan of the mango in the finish, likely a product of the new strain of citra hops that seems to really be catching on.

For such a lightly colored beer, I expected a thinner mouthfeel, but this was pretty close. Not as resinous and stick as I like my DIPAs in most cases, but it still gets the job done. This is one of the most off-the-beaten path DIPAs that I have ever had. The hop profile is really the highlight of this beer, despite the emphasis that the labeling puts on the wild rice. The wild rice really seems like a gimmick, but Flying Fish has done a great job of producing a hop-forward brew and well-balanced hop profile in a DIPA that is affordable and readily available.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2010 00:15:33 | More by NittanyBeerFan
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle (courtesy of Beerman777) into a Duvel tulip.

A: Clear, pale gold body beneath two fingers of fine white foam. Above-average retention and lace. Definitely on the lighter side of DIPAs, but I expected as much from one brewed with wild rice. Good looking beer.

S: Solidly hop-forward aroma is dominated by citrus and tropical fruit (mango and pineapple). The juicy hops are backed up by some dry, biscuity maltiness that really rounds things out. This is a great smelling beer, as I expected - I love citra!

T: Delicious explosion of fruity hops up front (more tropical fruits than citrus, with the citrus more in the orange than grapefruit mode), followed by some piney bitterness, a bit of malt sweetness, and a finish that mixes hop bite, light maltiness, and a hint of booze. Terrific.

M: Clean medium body with a generous, but not over the top, dose of very fine, velvety carbonation. Perfect.

D: Drinks more like 10% than 8.2%, but other than the heat it's a beautifully balanced and hugely flavorful brew.

Notes: I got a sip of this at a recent Captain Lawrence release, and it was definitely the standout IPA of the day. I'm glad to say that the potential of that small sample is realized in a whole bottle - this is quite simply an amazing example of my favorite style, and I'm loving every bit of it. Thanks for the bottle, Steve!

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2010 01:26:50 | More by woosterbill
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to swalden28 for sharing this bottle at a recent tasting.

The beer pours a clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is resiny hops and not too much else. The flavor is more of the same. This is definitely a DIPA with an emphasis on resiny hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2010 05:41:35 | More by Mora2000
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chefmikeanderson

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Slightly cloudy orange yellow. Nice white head that leavings splotches of laving.

Nice piney hops with some bitter fruits overwhelm my nose. Smells nice and clean though. I like it. no alcohol with slight amount of sweetness trying to show itself

This beer reminds me of Maharaja but just a touch drier and less big. That helps me explain and remember it. Lots of piney hops kill my tounge but the meyer lemon taste is trying to do some damage too. A hop bomb for sure it thats what i wanted

My mouth gets the hop dryness that is expected with just a little stickiness

I think this would be a little rough to be drank as a session beer but im not sure it was made for that reason.

to sum this beer up I don't know if its the rice that gives me the sense of a light lager or helles bock but it reminds me of one of those hugely hopped and thats in a good way

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2010 04:23:29 | More by chefmikeanderson
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Kadonny

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 bottle into a snifter glass.

A: A cloudy medium golden color with a half finger white head. Not a lot of glass lacing is left after drinking.

S: Citrus bomb with notes of grapefruit, orange, mango with some sweet caramel malt.

T: Again huge amounts of citrus up front with grapefruit as the lead. I got flavors of orange, mango, lemon and a slight hint of pine and some earth through mid palate. I am also picking up a slight hint of scallion. The sweetness of caramel holds the beer together to allow the hops to finish out the beer. Not overly bitter on the finish as it's nice and smooth. Great beer, different.

M: Full, coating, smooth with some alcohol warming. A bit undercarbonated if you ask me.

D: Pretty good. Not a session by any means, but the larger bottle was very drinkable.

Overall another winner in the Exit Series. So far they are 3 for 4 in winners in this series and I look forward to the next one. Why FF makes outstanding beers in the Exit Series but can't translate that to their normal lineup is a bit puzzling. Great beer, I recommend.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2010 13:44:01 | More by Kadonny
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I drank this from a 22oz bottle into an Orval glass.

The beer pours a cloudy light gold with good carbonation. At least three fingers of head good retention, ok retention.

The aroma is light nice hops slightly pine, easy to smell, but that's about all there, a slight bit of rice on the end.

The taste is ok, its really light, a little hops throughout but its not super smooth or totally appealing. I'd drink but probably not again. Nothing special here.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2010 01:50:51 | More by jrallen34
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PittBeerGirl

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Michael for this in a trade!

A- Body is a translucent light orange hue-very foggy. The fogginess is dynamic as it whirls around the glass. Pours with a 1 finger foamy white head which has great retention at 1/2 finger. Lots of lacing all the way down the glass.

S-Huge grapefruit presence as well as other citrus fruit juice and a hint of earthy and grassy hops.

T- Taste upfront is pretty balanced with a good dose of grapefruit hoppy goodness and a nice, subtle pale rice background that compliments the hops well. The finish is pretty consistent with the initial flavor and a moderate strength, in-check hop bitterness lingers.

M-High carbonation and lightweight body-drinkable but somewhat thin.

D- This is a nice fruity citrus IPA. Its really good, really drinkable, and very well balanced. Its certainly no hop bomb but it is a different and interesting IPA in its own right. This is an awesome Jersey Beer!

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2010 04:25:18 | More by PittBeerGirl
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axeman9182

New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my Duvel tulip... Exit 16 pours a very nice looking tangerine color, with a lovely white cap forming and lingering before leaving plenty of lace behind. The nose can be summed up in two words, "citrus" and "delicious". The taste is more of the same, and they nailed the hop flavor/bitterness balance, but I find myself wishing it wasn't quite so dry, and that there was just a hint of malt presence. The lack of malt leads to a mouthfeel that's a little thin, and Exit 16 could stand to be a little bit more highly carbonated. This is a very good beer, and it's nice to see rice being used in a craft beer, but there are enough things just off to keep it from being one of my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2010 01:49:14 | More by axeman9182
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-pours a hazy golden straw color with a white fluffy head. it has little retention and leaves almost no lace.

S-the nose is a little light for an imperial IPA. This has a nice caramel base to it with a touch of toasted bread. Piney hops come in at the back with a touch of herbal grassy hops.

T-the taste is quite balanced but definitely leans towards hops in the back. this is quite big, toasted bread and caramel with notes of brown sugar. piney hops come in next with notes of bitter grapefruit in the back. a nice light bittering hop presence at the finish.

M-this is a medium body that is smooth, creamy, and syrupy on the palate. a low level of carbonation holds throughout the drink and keeps a soft sturdy feel throughout the drink with a juicy finish

D-this is pretty tasty and balanced, it is very smooth and easy drinking. it hides the alcohol very well.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2010 01:07:05 | More by cpetrone84
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ommegangpbr

New York

4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Quality beer CAN be made in Jersey!
I just had a bottle of Southern Tier's Hop Sun and this was probably the most perfect follow up beer.
On the pale side for an IPA. Foam is bright white and sticks to the glass.
Scent is, well, POW.
Bright and sharp with the hops. Dry hopped goodness all about.
Drinks very much like a doubled up version of Hop Sun. Very light in the body and on the palate. Lemony hop character with a crackery malt profile. Slight edges of sweetness but for the most part very dry.
Drinkability for days. This has lots of what I want in a hoppy beer. Perhaps a smidgen one dimensional; could stand a hint more depth in flavor or sweetness? but that's just nitpicking.
This makes me think that someone at Flying Fish was trying to re-create Pliny the Elder. It's the closest thing I can think to compare to that Pliny. I would be happy to conduct a taste test of this nature.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2010 07:19:20 | More by ommegangpbr
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boatshoes

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Received this bottle as an extra from jkane101 in a recent trade. Thanks man!

Appearance- Pours a hazy straw golden that is on the lighter side of a DIPA out of the bottle with about a finger and a half of nice creamy white head. Active beading and mild lacing left as I drink.

Smell- Very fruity. It's interesting but the last two DIPA I've had I've been getting strong lemon citrus notes, which I hadn't really noticed before in many DIPA I've had. This one's included though, get a lot of lemon and grapefruit out of the nose along with a little bit of pine needles.

Taste- Again, starts of with very fruity, lemony and grapefruit oriented hops. A pretty strong dose of piney resins follows that up. Finishes off with a slightly interesting spiciness and a nice drying bitterness.

Mouthfeel/Drinkability- Mouthfeel is nice and substantial with good levels of carbonation to keep the beer moving. Drinkability is decent as well, though the beer sweetened up fairly substantially as it warmed I felt.

Overall, very solid DIPA. Wouldn't go a long ways out of my way to get it again but definitely worth a shot if you've got it in your area.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2010 21:06:21 | More by boatshoes
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meatyard

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy, yellow/orange with good carbonation streams. The whitish head is short but dense with fair retention and light lacing.
Mostly I get mango & pineapple in the smell along with a fruity sweetness. Reminds me a bit of the mango syrup in cans that we bought & drank on the beach in Negril, Jamaica many years ago.
The taste is quite different than the aroma. I wish the taste held on to the smell more but here I get a lot milder version of the mango & pineapple and it's not sweet at all. I suppose the taste that comes through is the rice and there is a dry bitterness throughout.
Mouthfeel is thin, leaning to medium and dry.
Drinkability is pretty good. the aromas are nice, alcohol is hidden and the taste is interesting, almost unique. The only thing that didn't suit me was the particular bitterness in this beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2010 22:14:18 | More by meatyard
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GeoffFromSJ

New Jersey

4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ok, to be upfront, this style bores me. Wow, you shoved a lots of hops into a beer. However, this rendition is more interesting.

The hops aren't super-overwhelming. Nice pine flavors, but there are good fruit flavors as well. The bottle mentions hints of papaya, tangerine, and mango. Sure. Why not? Something like that is going on with the pine tastes.

Where this beer really shines is when it gets warm. The mouthfeel becomes incredibly light and smooth.

My wife had three of these and she's not a huge double-IPA person. So it must be pretty drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2010 17:56:40 | More by GeoffFromSJ
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Imsothirsty

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 750 into a wine glass. Faint orange yellow, just a little hazy, very bubbly. Leaves a 1 finger head that fades quickly.

Nose is nice and hop forward, definitely citrus and pine, and just a little floral, I could sniff it all day.

Taste follows the nose citrus fruity and crisp pine flavors. If they didn't tell me it was there I wouldn't have noticed but, one can detect just a little brown rice flavor. I barely noticed it though.

Mouthfeel is good, crisp, medium high carbonation, very bubbly, medium-light body.

A very drinkable IPA, I hope they continue to bottle this as a regular, it reminds me a lot of 90 minute, and I would consider this a strong competitor.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2010 23:51:59 | More by Imsothirsty
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glid02

Georgia

4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle via trade with Lunch - thanks!

Pours a hazy golden color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a patchy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of pale malts with good amounts of rice aromas that are best described as slightly tart with hints of lemon peel. Also present are good amounts of bright citrus hop aromas with smaller amounts of tropical fruit hops.

Tastes similar to how it smells, although the hops aren't quite as robust. Crisp pale malt flavors kick things off and are joined by wild rice flavors shortly thereafter. Solid amounts of hop flavors enter into things midway through the sip, mostly citrus but with hints of herbal and tropical fruit flavors as well. The hops carry through to a mildly bitter and crisp ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a solid thickness with moderate carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could have a few more without any problems.

Overall I was expecting more a hop bomb when I saw the light color but the rice has more influence than I'd expected. An interesting beer that was impressive, worth a shot.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2010 23:54:22 | More by glid02
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml. Notes from a tasting. Pours a hazy light orange, quite a bit of sediment. Bubbly white head is reduced to a cap & ring. Some weirdness in the smell at first, maybe it's the rice, hops detectable along with some citrus and other fruit later on. A little bit earthy also. The rice for me was very up front and apparent, definite brown rice taste. It works well though, I've never encountered this in a beer before. Fresh citrus and fruit too, especially in the aftertaste. Biscuity. Booze is very well-hidden. The mouthfeel has a decent creaminess to it, good carbonation. Very easy to drink. Didn't blow me away at all but this was an interesting and solid brew from a brewery I've never heard of. I would try more of their beers.

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2010 06:10:17 | More by Chico1985
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cbutova

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer number two of last night's tasting, reviewed from notes. Pours out a hazy light golden yellow with a one finger white head that has good retention. Starts to leave lace once the head starts to die down and ends up being a good thick cloud on top of the beer. The head is bubbly but does not fizz away quickly. The color and the haze don't look amazing but that is expected in a bottle conditioned rice beer. Smell is good. Fruit (tangerine, orange, mango, apple) come in big from hops and are balanced straight away with literal smell of rice. Light malts are in the very background and make for an interesting nose. The nose is of good strength and the rice certainly is pretty cool to experience. Taste has a lot of rice and a lot of hops. Hops leave a medium, good level of bitterness for the style. It becomes fairly malty tasting with earthy and grassy hop notes. The fruity aspects aren't as present in the taste but a bit do come through. The after taste actually has a fair amount of citrus and even some light cocoa flavor. Mouthfeel seems a tiny bit watery but with nice low-medium carbonation level. There is a little warmth but the alcohol is hidden well. A tiny bit more creaminess would be nice. Drinkability is good. The price was good for a big bottle of tasty beer. The ABV is pretty much nonexistant and the rice made for a really interesting ale.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2010 19:58:49 | More by cbutova
Exit 16 from Flying Fish Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 577 ratings.