Flyin' HI.P.Hay | Maui Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Maui Brewing Co.
Hawaii, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
68 IBU

Added by July2Nov on 05-23-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
75
Avg:
3.62
pDev:
11.33%
 
 
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2
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Reviews: 60 | Ratings: 75
Photo of matttttYCE
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Poured into a regular pint glass. The head on this brew is about 2 fingers high and pretty creamy and just slightly off-white. Head sticks around a good long while too. Lace is present, sticky. Color of the brew is golden amber.

Smell - My initial thought is that this has a pretty distinct smell for an IPA. Not exactly my favorite IPA aroma, but distinct. The aroma is a mix of citrus, peach, apricot, floral and piney hop notes, some sweetness, caramel, bready malt, and a bit of honey graham crackers. Not a bad IPA aroma, not the greatest either.

Taste - Taste is much the same as the nose. Lots of citrus, peach, and apricot, floral and pine in the background, with a solid, balancing backbone of caramel malt, bread, and honey graham crackers (taste this more than I can smell it). Pretty nicely done in the taste, I’d say.

Mouthfeel - Feel is smooth and moderate. Consistency is smooth, carbonation is creamy, body is medium, and the finish is moderate/average, but doesn’t stick around too long. Feel is a bit above average for an IPA.

Overall - Overall, I’m enjoying this take on an IPA and these “Falconers Flight Hops” that were solely used. This won’t take the place of some of my current favorite IPAs, but this is a pretty solid IPA.

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Photo of UMNbeerhunter
3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a HotD tulip on 7/29/11.

Pours a light golden orange with a fluffy off-white head that dissipates leaving a moderate amount of lacing. I would like to have seen a tad more darker or hazier color in the base but the head and lacing is beautiful.

Smell is mostly of pine hops with some citrus in the background and some carmel sweetness in the finish. Smell is somewhat subdued, I need some more hop slap in the face. Good but not great.

Taste is much the same as the smell. I like it but I want more. No booze presence at all.

Mouthfeel is light to moderate. Nice resin keeps some pine bitterness in the palate bringing you back for more.

Overall this is a solid brew. Not spectacular but really good. I would like to have seen some stronger hop smell and a stronger taste profile, it just felt like these two characteristics were reaching for greatness and fell far short. That said I wish this wasn't a one off for them because I would have enjoyed having a couple next I am in HI.

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Photo of Kshock
3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Very bright orange to a light amber color. Nice appearance, color and brightness.

S- light hop aroma, small amount of citrus, more pine.

T- Starts out simple and round and then hops come rushing in towards the back end. still not insanely hoppy but still bitter none the less.

M- soft on the palate, doesnt wreck shop on the mouth but it certainly has residual bitterness.

overall, very good IPA. Awesome to sneak to the beach in a can. Will revisit it again for sure.

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Photo of Docer
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: (3.5)
- Perfect copper penny amber, pretty much transparent all the way through in my cheater pint. Big fluffy finger of head which quickly chillaxed to a spotty thin blanket of white moon-like foam. Little touch of lacing.

Smell: (3.5)
- Big grainy notes. Thick caramel, spicy bitter pine hop notes. Sweet grains and brown sugars. Zesty, and quite a nice pleasant floral aroma. Overall solid grain, and a very separated floral and pine hop. Lets see if the taste is balanced.

Taste: (4.0)
- Big caramel malts, smooth biscuity backbone. This IPA compared to others certainly offers a bit more in its grain and malt profile. It is finely balanced with a special bitter pine and grassy hop flare. Zesty, a light touch spicy.. and a smooth grainy and bitter finish. Overall quite nice.

Mouth Feel: (4.0)
- Bit drying and parching. Touch chewy. Overall a well carbonated medium bodied and slightly creamy smooth IPA. Certainly is a good drinker.

Overall: (3.5)
- I like this IPA and find that it stands out from so many others. I am one for a lighter malt profile with more bready and biscuit notes, but this one plays the caramel malt very well without stepping into red territory. Great bitter touch and not such a citrus monster like so many others. Certainly a solid IPA from the fresh can.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.74/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Copper liquid, 1/2" white head, plenty of bright clarity to it. Green hop, wet hay aromas.

Taste was nice and hoppy, low malt profile, not massive hopped, an easier drinker. Price is up there, but this is easily the best hoppy beer made on the island that i've had.

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Photo of BeerRefugee
3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear copper-orange color. Thin off-white head with decent retention. Aroma is floral and citrus hops. Flavor is strong with lemon, grapefruit and grassy notes. Medium bodied and a fairly clean finish. The Falconers Flight hop is a little one-dimensional IMO, but it does make for a very light-tasting flavorful beer.

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Photo of Bfarr
3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Hazy amber with orange highlights, tight tan frothy head, great retention and good lacing. Floral and light citrus aroma. Sweet grapefruit and solid malt backbone with a moderate linger. Fairly balanced. Notes of toffee in the malt at the finish. Smooth, slightly foamy and fairly heavy for the style.

Good IPA with an interesting malt profile. Pretty easy drinking with strong hops that don’t dominate although the Falconer hops didn’t seem to add as much to taste as the aroma and alpha hops. It does really have a little bit of everything, though.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear orange color with a huge 3 inch off-white head that fades to a small puffy cap. Broken rings of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smells of citrus zest, pine, and sweet caramel malt. Taste is of somewhat subdued citrus zest and pine hops with a sweet malt finish. Mild hop bitterness on the palate fades quickly. This beer has a medium body and is somewhat thick and sticky in the mouth. Overall, this is a pretty good IPA but nothing that special.

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Photo of Florida9
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Medium amber in color. A bit hazy. Forms a large, stable foamy head that slowly reduces down to a thick surface coating. Some nice lacing.

S: Aroma is full of citrus hops. Mildly sweet malts, orange, orange blossom, and a bit of tropical fruit.

T: The first thing I notice about this beer is that it is exceedingly sweet and the citrus, orange, and tropical fruit hops only seem to accent the sweetness. Fruit juice. Mild caramel malts. Finishes with a mild bitterness.

M: Medium bodied with appropriate carbonation and a bit of sticky sweetness to it. Mild bitterness.

O: This one was overly sweet for my tastes and the hop profile only seemed to increase that sweetness. Even the finish seemed stickily sweet. And with little bitterness to offset all of that sweetness, I found this beer lacking balance.

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Photo of beagle75
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a shaker pint glass.

A: Clear, light amber color with over one finger of off-white foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass, being quite thick in localized areas.

S: Fairly mild hops that are distinctly coniferous, with even milder caramel malt that shows a grainy edge. This beer smells highly carbonated, with bilious carbon dioxide opening up but diluting other smells.

T: Begins off-dry, with pine and citrus hop aromatics that are subdued in their brightness. Malt is presented alongside the early hop qualities, matching caramel, pine, slight sweetness, and mild acidity with satisfactory results. The middle is drier and less acidic, with other flavors persisting. Moderate bitterness emerges toward the finish, where malt turns more toasty and an acidic edge is re-established.

M: Medium viscosity, sticky and slightly creamy on the palate despite some detectable acidity, with surprisingly low carbonation.

D/O: This IPA presents piney hops in balance with fairly chewy caramel, but it struggles to stand out and establish itself as a remarkable contribution to the style. While not particularly memorable, amongst other average IPAs it looks pretty good.

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Photo of djeucalyptus
3.61/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

beautiful coppery, apple hue with a giant two-finger light tan head that looks stunning and fades to a thin cap that drops some epic lacing.

aroma is simplistic with caramel malts, honey, bitter grapefruit rind, tangerine, herbal hops. some doughy bread in the finish.

caramel up front, receding to a robust, biscuity, earthy malt profile. almost like a strong brown ale. bitter hops in the finish remind me that it's an IPA.

mouth is decent, although a touch creamy. fine, ample carbonation works decently for the flavors. full, creamy, solid. it works.

all in all, I really want this to be better. the hops aren't as bright or powerful as I'd hoped... very malty, almost to the point of being unbalanced. still tasty, but for the price, it's really not cutting it.

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Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.61/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to alexgrahamlv for tossing in this extra!

Pours a golden/light amber color with a good sized white fluffy head, fades at a decent rate, leaves a ton of patch lacing on the glass in it's wake.

Smell is strong in caramel malt, does have a muted pine hop aroma though.

Taste has a nice balance to it, no strong hop kick but that might a result of a bit of age on this can, the caramel malt is smooth, carbonation is active but very soft and creamy.

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Photo of FosterJM
3.61/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

596th Review on BA
Can to Bruery Tulip
12oz

App- It's a very coppery/orange color. Big two and half finger head. Great cling all over the glass.

Smell- Pretty dank/damp citrus with a lot of malt behind this one. A little bit of hops with a touch, slight touch of bitter in the nose.

Taste- A big malt bomb that seemed a bit unbalanced. It was a little citrusy, much too malt forward and that was about all she wrote on it. Two flavors to it.

Mouth- Medium bodied and Medium carbonated. Leaves a little bitter taste.

Drink- I had a lot of high hopes for this one. Seems a bit dashed now. It was a bit unbalanced and just malty. No citrus to compliment, not a lot going on.

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Photo of uustal
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep orange/copper with a decent sized off-white head. Solid lacing and head retention throughout. Faint aroma. Hints of grapefruit, lemon zest and grass. Flavor begins with touches of citrus, grass and pine hops. The grassy notes are the most prevalent. Well blended, crisp, but the flavor is lacking. A semi-sweet malt backbone gives this beer balance. Light in flavor overall, but a crisp, somewhat refreshing offering.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

not too familiar with falconer's flight hops, so this has a newish profile for me. pours reddish, which is nice lighter shade of the can color. smells like this is a fruity hop, mangoes or papayas or something of that nature. flavor is similar, not at all bitter or crisp at the end. kind of a long slow finish thats more balanced that the nose would indicate. good mouthfeel, medium on the body and really smooth and sudsy. sessionable, even at the nearly 7% abv, curious to try morw maui brews

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Photo of PeprSprYoFace
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a shaker pint. Pours a pretty clear copper/amber color with a decent white head and lacing.

Aroma is slightly hoppy with a weird almost hazelnut or something aroma. Never smelt that in a beer before.

Tastes the same. Had a weird almost like nutella taste with some hops and a bit of sweetness. Has a decent hop bite in the finish.

Mouthfeel is a bit maltier than I usually like.

Overall an ok IPA. Too many better ones around so don't think I'll be buying this again.

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Photo of OWSLEY069
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a lightly hazy orange-ish color with a white head. In the aroma, piny and citrus hops. In the taste, light hops consisting of mellow citrus and pine. A small hop bite and a medium to lighter bodied mouthfeel, with a dry gingerbread malt in the aftertaste. Nice, but more of an English pale ale.

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Photo of sholland119
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours a clear honey gold with a huge off white head and good stickiness.

S-Biscuity with moderate earthy hops.

T-Quite malty up front with an unexpected graininess. I did not know there was rye in this beer but it sure seems that way. Like other Falconer's Flight beers I have had, the hop presence is strong in earthy bitterness. I like this well enough, but it's not my favorite type of hoppiness.

M-Medium bodied, a little bit slick.

O-Yeah, pretty good, not awesome.

HV

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Photo of Genghis22
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a perfectly see through golden honey color. Nice tight, creamy off white head. Visible carbonation.

S - Tropical, sweet citrus notes. Earthy hop bitterness. Bits of pineapple, clementine and dirt.

T - Sweet at first. Citrus notes dominate and then fade into the earthy crusty hop bitterness. The finish is quite balanced. The hop taste is there, but the bitterness is not.

M - Medium body with moderate carbonation. Very appropriate for the style.

O - I was really excited to try this beer, but not so sure I would go for it again. It is tasty, but forgetable. Nothing offensive, but nothing to remember either.

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Photo of Chriscrundwell12
3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a can into a 3 Floyds pint glass.

A- Attractive looking beer, nice carbonation, three finger head, nice lacing, burnt orange copper color, clear.
S- The aroma is very filled with nutty malts, caramel, slight citrus, pine, bready, sweet.
T- The taste is very similar to the aroma, big malt flavors, nutty, slight bitterness, hops are in the background, slight citrus.
M- Medium mouthfeel, well carbonated, smooth drinking.
O- I Usually dislike malty IPAs, but this one was pretty tasty, not my favorite but still enjoyable.

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Photo of Scotchboy
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

From notes. Can to 12oz tumbler.

A: Nearly clear golden orange. Off-white head is foamy, and there are good pockets of carbonation rising.

S: Pretty distinct and not my favorite...hoppy in an earthy and woody way, with a solid malt backbone...I definitely get some caramel and toffee. Maybe hints of orange peel and spices too.

T: Follows the nose, earthy and woody. Spicy and even hot, but not in the alcohol sense. Solid malt presence, solid lingering bitterness but not too high.

MF: Mouth feels nearly medium, the body has some presence. Prickly carbonation and some dryness on the aftertaste but not a ton.

O: Not my favorite...don't really enjoy the herbal character...its almost rotten or like rotten fruit in a way. This beer was recommended to me but for me there are lots of other IPA's I'd rather have.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.36/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a Pint glass.

A - Pours a bright reddish orange with a huge cream colored head. Mild retentiona and a tiny bit of lacing left on the glass.

S - Citrusy - mostly lemons

T - A mix of sweet malts and citrus, followed by some hop pine.

D - Slight bitter finish. Tons of carbonation.

O - A good summertime beer. Aloha.

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Photo of chugalug06
3.29/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Wonderful clear copper color. Lots of red and oranges. White head builds nicely... Brew leaves decent lacing.

S - Not your typical IPA scent... Not a whole lot of fruity tones. Some nice grapefruit represents. Much too malty for an IPA. Brew has a slight twang.

T - Not a whole lot going on with this brew... :( There's a lot of flavor missing in this one. Some typical IPA flavors are present, grapefruit is present along with some lemony-orange.

M - Some great bitterness, but its somewhat covered by the immense over-carbonation. Light bodied.

O - Quite a disappointing brew, not my favorite. I know Maui can do MUCH better than this... This brew is good, but not worth seeking out.

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Photo of lnashsig
3.28/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to snosage22 for the chance to try this. We do have Maui brewing recently available to the Houston market, but I had not seen this one here yet. Poured into my dfh snifter, pours a dark orange color, off white head that fills the glass, nice retention. Smell- malty, caramel, some tropical fruits, some citrus presence. Sweetness is primary in smell. Taste- honey sweetness, no real hop presence to speak of. Maybe a little bit of bitterness at the end. Its not bad, but its not great. A pretty avg IPA, a little bit too malty and grainy, a little lacking on the hops.

This is my second review of Maui's IPAs, I'm happy to always have an IPA available in a can, but this one just doesn't stand up to better examples of the style.

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Photo of azdback
3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a Spaten Tumbler. Dark red orange color. Quite a lot of carbonation bubbles lead to a large, light tan colored and soapy head. Lace stays around the inside of my glass in rings.

Smell is quite musty. Not much to tell you about the smell other than that. I guess some people describe this as fruit but I describe it as soggy bread or a gym locker room.

Taste is quite a bit brighter than the smell. There are some citrus tastes. Not too bitter and not too sweet. Maybe a blood orange. There are some sweet malt tastes also. The must comes out late but doesn't interfere too bad. Would be better without it though.

Mouth is good for the style. I think the rich flavors stick around to the end. The carbonation is in line and refreshing.

Overall I don't think this was as bad as Big Swell, but still not that enjoyable. Still don't get why the Belgian mustyness is needed. If this was priced at $7 or $8 a sixer it might not be a bad choice, but here in Arizona it is $11 a sixer and that (to me) is way too much dough for an IPA that tastes like dough!

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Flyin' HI.P.Hay from Maui Brewing Co.
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