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Red Fish - Flying Fish Brewing Company

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209 Ratings
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Ratings: 209
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.8%


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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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a shaker pint.

Appearance
Amber with 1-2 fingers of fluffy, off-white head that dissipates slowly. Excellent clarity and moderate carbonation. Tiny particles of yeast float around.

Nose
Lemon zest, grapefruit, Tootsie Roll, caramel, toffee and pine.

Taste
Lemon zest, grapefruit pith and hints of Fruity Pebbles. Bready malts, brown sugar, toffee, caramel and hints of Tootsie Roll. More grapefruit on the back end as well as some resinous pine.

Mouthfeel
Medium bodied, crisp, slightly bitter and drying.

Overall
Pretty standard Red with an extra residual bitterness. Pretty easy drinking though.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2012 21:11:27 | More by justintcoons
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2012 20:26:40 | More by Kegatron
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Shmagles

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2012 07:12:15 | More by Shmagles
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.23/5  rDev -13.4%
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
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NiceTaps

New Jersey

4.03/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap in a pint glass.

A- dark amber/red color with a two finger head and lots of sticky lacing. This beer looks great.

S-has a nice hoppy, citrus-pine smell that nears American IPA.

T- nice malt forward sweetnes followed by a very nice bitter-hop dry finish. Balanced.

M- robust body and good carbonation. It is alive.

O-this is a vey drinkable 7.0 ale. Hearty, not heavy. I'd liken it to an American IPA. I liked it the first time that I drank it but waited to review until I took it three different times. It's steady.

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2012 21:41:37 | More by NiceTaps
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jtierney89

New Jersey

4.3/5  rDev +15.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-29-2012 05:13:47 | More by jtierney89
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-25-2012 15:52:49 | More by xnicknj
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mvanaskie13

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at 2nd st brew house...

Poured into a standard pint glass, color is transparent amber, nice carbonation, light white head that clings very well.

Smell is mostly light roast and caramel malt, some good hop flavor as American hops.

Taste is clean, very nicely balanced hop bitterness and malt sweetness, malt is light hints of caramel and mild toast, hops are clean but balance the sweeet malt.

Mouthfeel is clean, nicely carbonated and balanced.

Overall, reminds me of a hopper more bitter troegs amber. It's tasty and easy drinking

Serving type: on-tap

02-25-2012 03:51:00 | More by mvanaskie13
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SwarthmoreBev1

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

When I got a pint of this deep amber ale, I was thinking of the ESB Amber. However, when I tried it, I was pleasantly surprised. This was a very nice brew that was not too heavy or lacking for hops. It left a very nice taste in my mouth. I hope that they add this to their regular roster of brews. I had some pizza with it and that was a very nice complement to each other.

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2012 22:10:16 | More by SwarthmoreBev1
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benetoh

New Jersey

3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: reddish amber, not much of a light tan head

S: Mild pine

T: caramel up front, but the piney hops quickly take over. Not overpowering; hop balanced. Clean finish, not too bitter

m: medium weight, appropriate to the style.

O: A good, balanced beer with noticeable hops but not too bitter. Sessionable as long as you aren't weak. Overall, a solid beer, worth trying. Although its a one-off, I would drink again if they made more.

Serving type: on-tap

02-19-2012 22:54:19 | More by benetoh
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drabmuh

Maryland

4.15/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-15-2012 16:21:35 | More by drabmuh
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rfgetz

New Jersey

4.28/5  rDev +14.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

02-06-2012 15:35:34 | More by rfgetz
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