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Red Fish - Flying Fish Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
83
good

311 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 311
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 5
Gots: 42 | 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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Photo of Sipchue
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Purchased Oct. 12, 2013, Enjoy by January 20, 2014. You might expect to hear about the nice, clean burnt orange color. You might expect a comment about the nose of citrus and pine with a mouthfeel and flavor that work well in this red ale category. But the reason Red Fish moved to the higher echelon of ratings has to do less with the lacing, aroma and veiled perception of ABV, and more to do with the eventual higher temperatures this wonderful brew reached during my tasting time. The robust, full malt flavor comes through to meet the previously mentioned hop character to make, for me, an absolute favorite, reminiscent of the flavors and aromas of brew days in my garage. To die for. I recommend letting this one settle, then enjoy.

Photo of scottbrew4u
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Glennlawless
2.93/5  rDev -20.2%
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.

Photo of JG-90
4.01/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Red Fish is a mohagany/brown/red color and is pretty clear. Has a small head with poor retention and low lacing. Smells of bread, caramel malt, and piney hops.

Taste starts with caramel malt, then piney hops, with a bready, grapfruit, tangerine finish. Crisp and hoppy afertaste. Average body with above average carbonation.

Photo of kmos27
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of lockewoodfin
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of beans923
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of CreekyJarls
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Jame515
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of DLS168
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of smakawhat
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of imfrommichigan
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.1%

Photo of Joshuwutphilly
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Varkias41
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of CreightonSM
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of MSL94
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of EBeckett3
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of pavl
4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of Suds
3.31/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer is a beautiful amber color. The white head has staying power. It is clear and the smell is a malty, spicy hopped scent. A little soapy smell, and a fruit scent...berry an peach? Not a powerful aroma, but present nonetheless. The taste is drier than expected. Spice and bitterness in the mid taste. Mild maltiness throughout. Full and satisfying mouthfeel. This is a respectable beer.

Photo of ACifra
4/5  rDev +9%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Red Fish from Flying Fish Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 311 ratings.