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Red Fish - Flying Fish Brewing Company

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Ratings: 285
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 11.41%
Wants: 4
Gots: 30 | 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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rfgetz on 02-06-2012)
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5/5  rDev +35.9%

DaveEcenrode, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of SpAiReArGsEonNE
4.54/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A - A bright mahogany/red with a pretty bubbly cream-colored head of about an inch and a half. Leaves some lacing behind.

S - The smell, as well as the taste, of this one is textbook perfect balance. Aromas of bitter piney hops but also of sweet biscuity malts.

T - At first, you get a taste of a typical hoppy amber ale, but on the back end of the sip, the malts punch you in the face. That's really what I love about this beer, and what has made it one of my go-to's. The aftertaste is almost like fresh baked bread.

M - Fair amount of carbonation, but smooth, almost creamy, for the style. Goes down way easy.

O - An awesome brew that is easy and pleasurable to drink for any occasion. The hops bitterness, as well as the malt sweetness, go hand-in-hand perfectly. If ever I stop somewhere that has it on tap, it's always my choice to start the night with.

SpAiReArGsEonNE, May 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

wonothesane42, Mar 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

brandonasplundh, Mar 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

jscottku21, Feb 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

pavl, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of Damian
4.49/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Drank on-tap at Goodnight Irene’s Brewpub, Wildwood, NJ
Served in a pint glass

Slightly hazed, crimson-amber appearance. The liquid was topped by a tight, one inch tall head of light tan foam. Solid retention. Odd shaped patches of lacing coated the top half of the glass.

The nose was hoppy and quite interesting. Citrusy, c-style hops dominated. Strong notes of candied orange peel. Somewhat spicy. The hops were accompanied by a sweet, caramel malt backbone. Hints of brown sugar came through as well.

The flavor profile was punchy and very similar to the aroma. Malty up front. Lots of sweet caramel and biscuity malts. Punchy, citrusy hops soon took over. Candied orange peel was most apparent. Ruby red grapefruit was noticeable as well. The finish was piney and just a touch bitter. At 7% ABV, the alcohol was nicely buried beneath all the intense flavors.

Super slick and creamy on the palate. The liquid was smooth, frothy and supple and contained a fine, tongue blanketing effervescence.

Flying Fish's Red Fish is an amazingly flavorful yet extremely well balanced hoppy red ale. This was quite the welcomed surprise.

Damian, Jul 27, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a deep auburn with a frothy off white head and good clarity. Big citrus hop nose. Nice slick malt body with a lingering caramel aftertaste. Pungent resinous hop character rolls along the tongue finishing super pale. The body presents it self just enough to hold all the hops together to allow for one smooth sip presenting well blended hop flavors. 7%? Dangerous, drinks much like you're standard 5% american amber. Not sure how I feel about that. Good though, one of flying fishes better offerings.

jtierney89, Feb 29, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From Flying Fish's website: Red Fish is a west coast hoppy red ale. Columbus, Chinook and Cascade hops give the beer a robust piney nose. Two-row, crystal and cara-red malts give the beer a malty background and a 7% abv.

Pours a lightly hazed burnt copper color, moderate cap of off-white froth, little lacing. Scent brings a moderate hop profile with parts piney and grassy, backbone is lightly sweet, faint caramel, hints of spicy rye. Taste leads with firm piney hoppyness with splashed of grass and citrus, follows with moderately sweet caramely malts, , light toasted husky grain notes, faint splash of spicy rye (surprised to see the website doesn't list it as an ingredient). Body is medium, finishes quite dry for the sweetness present in taste. This beer was a pleasure to drink as it was quite balanced between hoppy and malty. One of the better non-exit brews from Flying Fish.

rfgetz, Feb 06, 2012
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4.28/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured chilled in standard ale glass

A: clear dark amber color; medium sized head with mixed-sized bubbles
S: sweet hops, light aroma with a bit of oak
T: very hoppy red ale (nearly at imperial level); ditto for the alcohol level; sweet; complex and rich; really hard to fault the flavor--it's quite inviting
M: creamy and smooth--wow

Yes, get it.

Arithmeticus, Jan 05, 2013
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Red Fish from Flying Fish Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 285 ratings.