Red Fish - Flying Fish Brewing Company
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3.71/5 rDev +0.5%
On-tap at Little Town NJ, Hoboken, NJ
A: The beer is clear dark amber in color and does not have any visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high off white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and sides of the glass.
S: Light aromas of caramel malts are present in the nose along with some hints of sweetness.
T: The taste has flavors of caramel malts with bits of sweetness and hints of fruity yeast. No bitterness is apparent, although there are enough underlying hops to prevent the beer from being too sweet.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a bit smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is easy to drink, goes down easily and is a good representation of the style.
04-30-2013 00:12:37 | More by metter98
3.65/5 rDev -1.1%
12 ounce bottle - $1.79 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Best By: 04-06-13
Appearance: Pours out a rust-colored body with a sizable (though rather short-lived), sudsy, off-white head.
Smell: Pale, crystal malt notes with a little tinge of light brown sugar. Citrusy notes of moist grapefruit, lemon along with hints of florals and easy-going pine.
Taste: Delivers on the notes from the nose, a start of pale malts, some crystal with a smidgen of lightly toasted grain and brown sugar sweetness. Splash of grapefruit juice, a few drops of lemon juice, then some incorporated flowery, piney touches. Accumulating resinous quality. Medium-plus bitterness. Drying, citrusy finish with a lingering of light bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: A decent, acceptable red with a slightly notched up ABV.
12-25-2012 17:18:59 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.73/5 rDev +1.1%
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.
12-25-2012 21:54:25 | More by oberon
3.84/5 rDev +4.1%
Pretty nice amber. Hop character is there, but not obnoxiously so. Seems appropriately done. It slightly overshadows the amber characteristics that do show through. Feel has a nipping carbonation. This is a good amber, hopped up a bit. I like it. Another new hit from Flying Fish.
07-01-2013 04:35:59 | More by RblWthACoz
3.55/5 rDev -3.8%
12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.
Pours a fairly clear copper but I do see a few floaters here and there, topped with a near finger of slightly off-white colored head. This retains with a tight ½ finger, which leaves back a big foamy cascade of lacing. The aroma smells floral and leafy with some light pine notes and then more of a ripe and herbal feeling citrus component. A touch of spicy pepper is present as well. Sweet doughy grains work with the citrus along the back.
The taste has an earthy and gritty bitterness to it, with some pine thrown in and is surrounded on the sides by some ripe and herbal citrus character. A backbone of caramel and sweet grains mixes in with that green citrus flavor from behind to give the flavor profile a deep twang. This is dry, earthy and bitter on the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and crisp on the tongue with a firm yet still slick and creamy feel along the back. A touch of alcohol hangs on the finish a bit.
This was decent. I usually prefer my hoppy Amber Ales to be more in the West Coast style but this one still brought some different things to the table and at least had a nice fresh drinkability to it for 7%. Not sure if I’d actually go for an entire six-pack of this but I was happy with this bottle.
11-29-2012 20:26:40 | More by Kegatron
4.15/5 rDev +12.5%
Beer on draft at Churchkey. Beer is dark amber / red with a thin off white almost tan head, some lacing, moderate carbonation.
Aroma is very hoppy, strong in my face, good cascade and chinook hop presence.
Beer is medium in body and sweet with a nice malt backbone, almost munich and crystal in body but very hoppy with only moderate bitterness on the backend. An interesting little beer, I might have it again.
02-15-2012 16:21:35 | More by drabmuh
3.23/5 rDev -12.5%
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.
05-19-2012 02:27:23 | More by corby112
3.98/5 rDev +7.9%
Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.
Classic textbook looking amber, with some good hinting reds. Large frothy white head three fingers tall with lots of clumping and settling to a thick puck.
Tasty smelling malts, cinnamon and spices also. Spritzy and flavorful smelling with a chewy sense to match.
Palate hits the right notes nicely. Good light toasty malts, hinting a little kind of toasty bread crust to match. Spicy with a hint of herbality hop action to match, and some chewy leaf like hops to match. Light bodied with the malts subsiding on the palate a bit.
Overall pretty solid basic but enjoyable amber. For 7% abv it's also hardly noticeable at all.
09-05-2013 00:15:11 | More by smakawhat
3.18/5 rDev -13.8%
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.
02-06-2013 02:03:13 | More by beerthulhu
3.9/5 rDev +5.7%
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.
10-31-2013 03:25:55 | More by chinchill
3.8/5 rDev +3%
on tap at khyber in philly
Pours a slightly hazed reddish color with some cherry and orange hues. Beige head rests on top with some filmy retention, leaving patchy lacing on the glass.
Pretty punchy hoppy nose with a nice dosage of pine and citrus fruit. Some bready, malty sweetness with a hint of dark fruit. Faint notion of alcohol.
Bitter and juicy up front with some piny notes. A bit sticky and resiny with a touch of grapefruit and citrus peel. Sweeter malt base creeps in with a touch of cherry and dark fruit. Bready with caramel. Finishes bitter and a little warm.
Medium body, decent carbonation, sticky and lingering on the tongue. This is better than many of the typical Flying Fish offerings - slightly abrasive but still something I'd drink again.
02-25-2012 15:52:49 | More by xnicknj
4.28/5 rDev +16%
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.
02-06-2012 15:35:34 | More by rfgetz
Red Fish from Flying Fish Brewing Company
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