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Red Fish - Flying Fish Brewing Company

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Reviews: 51
Hads: 354
Avg: 3.74
pDev: 31.02%
Wants: 3
Gots: 85 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Flying Fish Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: rfgetz on 02-06-2012

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Reviews by Beejay:
Photo of Beejay
3.15/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to my Dad for getting me this beer!

A: Light brown as it pours, and a medium brown in the glass with large chunks of floating matter. Head is light tan.

S: Citrus and Piney hops come out right away, light juniper and grapefruit, with undertones of bread.

T: Caramel and a hint of coffee, followed by some light hop flavor. There is a little bit of bitterness that lingers past the first taste, but all in all I thought there would be a bunch more hop character.

M: Medium, with medium carbonation. A little linger on the aftertaste.

O: Decent, but not amazing. With the amount of times hoppy is mentioned on the label, I was expecting more.

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Photo of oberon
3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a standard pint glass a full deep amber with a half finger white head that had good retention.Hops are a little subded in the nose with citric notes present,a caramel/biscuit maltiness was there as well.I really like the full creamy mouthfeel,it's full and mellow so it goes down very well.Hops are not as big as I was hoping but their presence is there,grapefruit rind sticks out mainly on the hop side of things with a sweetish caramel toffee malt base that stands right up to the hops.The feel is great and it does have decent hops,it's just not a big hopped up left coast-style amber.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.92/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, "best by" New Year's Eve 2013, served in a lager glass.

Pulling this from the refrigerator, I'm not too excited to have selected a red ale. But wait, it says "West Coast hoppy style red ale" on the label, and releases a fine hoppy aroma upon uncapping, and looks great in the glass, due in part to the creamy and durable tan head. Well, the flavor and feel do not disappoint either. Crisp but soft carbonation in a medium bodied ale. Good, moderately complex mix of hops over a solid malt base. Mildly bitter aftertaste.

O: a really fine smelling, hoppy red ale. Worth seeking out.

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Photo of Shmagles
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Clear Red to amber, good head stays at the top, thin lacing. Appealing.

S - Smells like a classic red, cant complain (i suck at picking at the notes of scents)

T - Tastes like a classic red, again I like red, so boon!

M - Smooth, drinkable (i usually hate this word sadly), not highly carbonated, good feel.

O - Cant complain. It does not wow me, but I do not feel slighted by this beer. It's light hoppy character makes me feel like I can recommend this beer as an everyday beer for someone who does not like the full bitter and hoppyness of IPAs.

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Photo of dacrza1
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

DATE: June 6, 2015... GLASSWARE: Brew at the Zoo pint... OCCASION: Catching up with Game of Thrones... APPEARANCE: Translucent copper/amber body and a white, cloudlike trail of lacing; almost no effervescence...AROMA: pleasant maltiness and a spike of flowery hops--some citrus and orange as well; mellow and appealing... PALATE: medium-bodied and smooth, with little life but reasonably creamy finish... TASTE: caramel malts take center stage, owning a throaty, metallic dominance; buttery, nutty qualities surface late; some hop crunch balances the experience; a good balance is struck... OVERALL: with grapefruit, a slightly nuanced approach to an amber, with a demonstrative 7% ABV to boot....worthy of a pairing with a night with the epic power of Westeros...

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Solid beer all the way around. Dark copper color, some citrus, spices, and a tiny bit bready. Nice dry tart aftertaste with some hops and malt. Very drinkable.

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Red Fish from Flying Fish Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.