Red Fish - Flying Fish Brewing Company
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2.93/5 rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Poured into pint glass.
A - poured a reddish amber with a nice, frothy, slightly off white two finger head.
S - Pine, and a tad bit of tangerine and tropical fruit..not much at all. getting bread like sweet malt as well behind the hops.
T - well, this is definitely piney, especially in that after taste. getting a lot of malt.. pretty juicy tho. up front i barely get any hops im almost getting like a tea flavor. herbal in a way.
M - not too much carb, very drinkable tho. insanely creamy.
overall this beer was average to me.i was expecting something like sculpin ipa....pure west coast citra style... too much malt for a west coast style IPA in my opinion. i was expecting huge citrus flavor. the description on the bottle didn't match the taste or smell at all. If they didnt emphasize the west coast style on this beer i may have enjoyed it more...i went in with a citra hop bomb mindset.
Serving type: bottle
10-09-2013 02:39:28 | More by Glennlawless
3.06/5 rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Served on tap in a pint
Appearance – The beer is deep copper color with a once finger head of white foam atop. The head fades relatively quickly leaving a decent level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is heaviest of sweeter caramel smells mixed with some fruity aromas of peach and pear. Along with these smells is some very lightly toasted malt smells and a decent showing of a pine and grassy aroma.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter caramel and slightly bready taste. Upfront there is a moderately strong grapefruit hop flavor which increases in intensity as the taste moves on to the end. A little bit of a more roasted malt flavor comes to the tongue more toward the middle of the taste, with it remaining overall relatively light. At the end a pine flavor also comes to the tongue along with a bit of an oddly off herbal hop flavor, which ends up leaving a slightly off dank hop flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on average to slightly thicker side with a carbonation level that was on the slightly lower side. Normally the thicker body and lower carbonation would have been great for the sweet, bread, and hop flavors of the brew, but due to the slightly off herbal flavor at the end, it actually turned out to be a harm to the brew.
Overall – If it wasn't for the somewhat off hop flavor encountered at the end of the taste, this would have been an alright brew, but with it it’s not one to go to.
Serving type: on-tap
05-28-2014 22:32:11 | More by Darkmagus82
3.18/5 rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
A: Cherry-orange coloring shows a good deal of turbidity with suspended micro-particles. Pale beige head is milky and short in heigth and retention. Small streams of effervesce and a speckled lacing concludes things visually.
S: Small pale lemon, flowery citurs with a hint of pepper. Aromatically was small, a bit disappointing for a hoppy red. Finishes off with dry celery and herbaceous notes.
T: Flavor of flowery dry citrus, hoppy bite, grassy, with some dry pine. Moderate level of bitterness, some dry toasted grains, but in the end just a soup of homogenized hops with little detail or complexity, Some dry toasted grains with the hops picking up deeper into the drink with an awareness of peppery citrus. Dry chinook hops are more apparent then on the nose with a finish of toasty french bread and parsley.
M: Decent feel mouthwise, malt substance is marginable, frothy textured and carbonation presence.
O: Overall fairly hoppy and bitter just doesnt have a tasty aspect to it as well lacks any aromatic presence. Hops dont jump out at you, rather the subtle hints are only going to be really appreciated if you are concentrating and writing a review as such, otherwise as an drinking experience you'll find this an average c rated at best. Brighter individual hops and fuller malt support would help guide this in a better direction, but for now an ordinary run of the mill red that really wasnt that tasty. Flying fish is so hard to figure out, thier turnpike beers are vast, complex and the pride of NJ, while thier everyday beers are ordinary and hardly worthy a second helping, like night and day.
Serving type: bottle
02-06-2013 02:03:13 | More by beerthulhu
3.23/5 rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Draft at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.
Pours a very cloudy and very dark ruby red color that's almost brown with dark burnt orange edges and one finger white head that slowly fades into a lasting ring. Streaks of lacing left behind.
Slightly earthy aroma with floral hops and sweet malt notes. Kind of bland and takes a while to open up. Almost nothing detectable until it warns up significantly. Subtle grassy pine along with some caramel malt, toffee and faint fruit.
Fortunately tastes better than the nose would have you believe. Well balanced with dry, bitter hops that are countered by sweet malt notes. Slightly creamy texture adds fullness to the palate. Hints of resinous pine and faint citrus followed by caramel malt, toffee, hazelnut and dark fruit.
Serving type: on-tap
05-19-2012 02:27:23 | More by corby112
Red Fish from Flying Fish Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 242 ratings.