Flying Jenny Extra Pale Ale | Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island

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Flying Jenny Extra Pale AleFlying Jenny Extra Pale Ale

Brewed by:
Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
Rhode Island, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An unfiltered extra pale ale crafted with five different malts and complimented by northwestern hops make this brew one to enjoy year-round. Generous amounts of hops in the kettle and fermenter give our EPA a citrusy and floral flavor and aroma.

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Reviews: 66 | Ratings: 381
Photo of Amendm
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A strong pour from a 12-oz. can (10-11-18) was needed for a 1/2 finger of frothy white short lived fuzz with spots of lace. It states " Extra Pale" on label, true, very hazy light straw color, does not change much in front of light.
Pale malt and yeast lead the smell with floral and herbal hops.
The taste begins semi-sweet and lightly bitter, yeast and pale malt upfront. The middle is still malty as the sweetness drops off and hop bitterness increases. The finish is dry, reasonably bitter and long. Dryness, spicy hop flavors and faint pepper linger for a while.
Medium-rich bodied, plenty of carbonation in reserve. Alcohol is hidden (the pepper?).
Blonde Ale look and smell (the yeast), Pale Ale the rest of the way, nice transition from semi-sweet to dry and spicy.

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Photo of egrandfield
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Definitely encapsulates South County RI with the can and name. Taste is pretty standard light pale ale, but overall nothing I would search too hard for to get. Excited to see a RI brewery making pretty good beer (where I'm originally from), but it won't knock your socks off. A solid B+, but doesn't quite make into A territory.

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Photo of jrc1093
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Grey Sail Brewery

Pours a pale straw with a slight golden sheen and a small white head leaving intermittent walls of lacing.

Aroma is dense with grain and herbal tones while still managing something subtle and inviting; I'm getting notes of hay, a sense of dank hop resin permeating throughout, delicate floral tones, and citrus rinds (but nothing terribly tropical); balanced and assertive.

Taste is dense, earthy, and dank; plenty of hop presence with a fleetinng, prickly bitterness along with some grapefruit peel, orange zest, and straw; straightforward and approachable hop profile without becoming too overwhelming.

Mouthfeel is crisp and slightly bitter, but cleans up by the finish; good sessionable quality; prickly but balanced medium body; crisp hops and an earthy quality that works to its advantage.

Interesting pale that has some great highs but the occasional inconsistency that hinders it from the upper tiers of the style. Nonetheless, a very enjoyable drink, especially for a sessionable beer on the danker side.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a small chalice: color is straw and quite hazy, head is brighter white with fine to small bubbles, head presents about 1/2 inch thick and lingers very well with some lacing.

Smell is very pleasant with aromatic hops with a blend of floral, grassy and light spicy hops.

Taste is also quite good - similar hop flavor to the aroma: floral, grassy, spicy, light citrus; malt is light but present as toast and biscuit.

Mouthfeel is crisp, dry, nearing ipa status.

Overall a very good EPA, just a bit lacking with malt depth in the flavor and presence but the hop blend is very good.

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Photo of IronLover
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Light yellow in color with a hazy, slightly murky appearance. Poured with a tall, creamy, bright white foam with very good retention. Mellow lemon rind and floral hop aromas with malt aromas in tow. Medium bodied with medium light carbonation and a pleasant, mouth filling, creamy smooth feel. Ripe citrus flavors up front transition to floral and herbal followed by medium hop bitterness. Medium maltiness throughout. Floral and light spicy aromas with orange rind and ripe lemon notes follow along solid malt backbone. Finished semi-dryly with light beady malty notes and lingering, floral and light spicy hop bitterness. Balance tilted to the hoppy side. Fairly complex hop character with a marriage of citrus and floral/herbal aromas and flavors. Solid malty backbone provides balance and feel. Very tasty and finished more like an IPA with the bitter finish.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very clean and crisp pale ale to the point of resembling a lager but with more flavor. Some fruity aromatics and a late bitterness makes it a nice accompaniment to any kind of food pairing.

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Photo of jmdrpi
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On draft in a shaker pint glass

Mildly hazy, light yellow in color, white head. Slightly citrus fruity hop aroma. Mild light malt flavor and medium bitterness. Thin bodied.

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Photo of mikeg67
3.02/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can. Pours golden with tall, long-lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of piney hops, ripe fruit and bready malt. Body is medium and crisp. Taste is of herbal hops, bready malt and some fruity notes. Finish is long and herbal. I can’t say I enjoyed the brew.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can

Pours hazy foggy gold with a frothy white foam head. Smells like sweet nutty toasty bready honey caramel malt notes, orange marmalade, white grapefruit, lemon peel, apricot, with some peppery herbal spice and floral resinous earthy grassy pine. Tastes like nutty toasty bready honey caramel malts, citrus marmalade, apricot, grapefruit, tangerines, lemon, with peppery herbal spice and floral resinous earthy grassy pine. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy and slick with moderate carbonation. Overall a real nice extra pale ale.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a hazy bronzed copper color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that fell off at a moderate pace. Sly messy lace. The aroma had some smooth soft citrusy hops a bit sweeter than expected with barely any bitterness. Malts seem somewhat smooth and sweet too. The flavor was a bit sweeter than I thought it would be, still acceptable, as there’s nothing really off. Aftertaste was a blend of the sweetness of the hops and malts. Finish was malty. The palate was between light and medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt appropriate. Overall, pretty decent APA, maybe a bit old school.

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Photo of PSanger
3.28/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From the makers of Captains Daughter wow this is disappointing. Very malty. Started very sweet and ended malty. I didn't get much in the way of citrus as mentioned in the reviews. Ill stick with Captains Daughter.

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Photo of lic217
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: Very hazy, light yellow/orange
Smell: Tropical and orange citrus hops
Taste: Follows nose, starts sweet, ends bitter
Feel: Prickly carbonation, medium mouthfeel
Overall: A solid beer

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.64/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Can purchased at AJ's Beer Warehouse in Henrietta, NY.

This one pours a light clear amber, with a small head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells like caramel malt, grassy hops, and light grapefruit.

This is fairly unremarkable. It's pretty malty, and the hop character seems a bit muted, and just maybe a little bit boring. It's certainly drinkable, but it's a little too sweet, and not all that crisp, unfortunately.

This is light bodied, not crisp enough, with a good level of carbonation.

Not the best stuff from this brewery.

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Photo of vegas_scumbag
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The perfect yard work beer. It has a lower abv than most beers I would normally drink, but it's interesting enough to keep going back to. There is a fair amount of hoppy and bitter but also a satisfying malt backbone to balance it out. Unlike captains daughter, this is widely available in 6pk and, for me, fills the gap of the thin watery session beers and the 7% and up big boys. You can drink 4 in an afternoon of lawn mowing and weed whacking and not need a nap afterwards. That said, it more than the hop water usually pushed as sessionable beers. A great beer to have when your having a few.

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Photo of JamesStreet
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip out of a 12oz can that was canned on 7/30/15
Look - Hazy orange with a two-inch off-white head. Mild retention with moderate lacing
Smell - Nice aromas of pine and citrus. Earthy, floral hops come in as well giving it that grassy note.
Taste - Sweet cara malt and graininess, some citrus as well as a nice grassy hop taste.
Feel - Heavier side of medium-bodied, milder carbonation.
Overall - Not a bad summer pale that drinks rather nicely.

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Photo of BranfordBound
3.94/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Really nice summer beer from Grey Sail. More American than English, though. Extra pale ale makes sense. Near amber and cloudy, good lacing. Aroma is a bit weak, flavor is great though. Slightly sweet, nice and hoppy, finishes bitter and clean. Light body.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

From the can. Sampled on August 10, 2015.

The pour is a slightly hazy yellow-orange with a huge cream colored head.

I did not expect the abundance of orange, pine, floral, and grassy hops on the nose but they are there overtaking any evidence of toasted pale malts.

Thin to medium body.

The toasted and grainy malts present themselves briefly but like the aroma the taste is overtaken by the hop bitterness up to the end.

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Photo of rdilauro
3.23/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Problem with tis beer is that I have been drinking their Captain's Daughter so much that I am comparing other IPAs and PAs to that one. Which really is not fair.

This was a pretty big beer., full and rich. It had some of that nice spiciness and pine approach as other IPAs do, but then rounds it off with some big time malt and big hops

I am still glad I tasted this one. I am slowly running out of runway for tasting different beers in the CT area, so, when I see something I have not had , I go for it

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Photo of far333
3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Giant foamy light orange head that lingers long. Apricot colored, crystal clear. Aroma of honey malt and subtle citrus.

Flavor initially matches the nose - biscuity malt, hone notes, but orange rind and citrus hops burst through. A bit hard-edged hops, very pithy. Pretty hoppy for an EPA. Semi slick mouthfeel, fine carbonation tingle in the finish. Enjoyable beer.

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Photo of mnrider
3.74/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Two fingers of white foam. The color is hazy amber. A lot of carbonation
and plenty of sediment floating around. Great retention and lacing.

S: Floral grassy hops. Sweet malts. A little citrus.

T/M: Creamy. Hops are grassy, piney and a little fruity. Malts are sweet with
a little bread and yeast flavors. Has a weak bitter taste that lingers into a
mostly clean finish.

O: Nothing really that memorable but has enough to keep me interested.
Lacks in hop bite. Smooth with an easy to drink feel. Probably wouldn't get


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Photo of Stubbie1
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hazy orange/gold, thin white head. Hops on the nose with a light hint of pepper. Bitter hops up front with a slight malt finish. This will go good with anything off the grill!

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Photo of TX-Badger
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy orange gold color with off-white head. Pine, citrus, grass, and some spice on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a nice balanced malt bill.

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Photo of Tiernan
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For and extra pale ale so generously hopped, I was surprised at first to get very little hop aroma after pouring. Looks great in the glass. Fluffy white head that lasts and eventually leaves behind some nice lacing. Initial flavor is a very spicy, peppery hop bite. Some good notes of pine and citrus punch through the back end. Strong malt backbone for a pale ale. In the end, I wish I had more!

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Photo of WhiteHillsStore
3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy golden color with a white head that trails the glass. The smell was actually pretty tame with just some light citrus and pine on the nose. The taste was actually very full with hop flavors giving citrus and a bit of pepper on the end. From the flavor I found the beer to be a bit on the heavy side and the aftertaste wasn't as clean as I like but overall a very nice beer.

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Photo of InkedinRi
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Very nice pale ale, needs to be fresh or it gets malty. They need to put the Abv on the can, and there dating system is really lame. But I like this beer!

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Flying Jenny Extra Pale Ale from Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 381 ratings