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

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BA SCORE
3.83/5
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380 Ratings
Flying Jenny Extra Pale AleFlying Jenny Extra Pale Ale
BEER INFO

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

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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#20,475
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
380
pDev:
9.4%
 
 
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14
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113
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Photo of jegross2
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewing the Flying Jenny Extra Pale Ale from Grey Sail Brewing Of Rhode Island out of Westerly, Rhode Island. Major thanks to Michael Y. for the hookup!

Score: 89

Unknown vintage can served in a Goose Island Chicago flag snifter and enjoyed on 08/01/13.

Appearance: Body is a nice dull orange color with a golden tint. Quite murky. Pours two fingers of frothy off-white head that settles to a thin layer with a nice lacing on the side of the glass. Excellent lacing, very good retention. 4.25/5

Smell: Cereal grain, dull orange citrus, grapefruit and mild piney hops. The grain aroma is more forward than I would like in a pale ale, but it is not offensive in the least -- just unexpected and not traditional for the style. A little floral-ness too. Very light on the nose. 3.5/5

Taste: The grain character here is substantially more mellow on the palate than the nose led on, and it is mostly contained towards the finish. Starts off with a nice bitter hop bite that is a little piney, a little grassy, but more “non-descriptly hoppy” bitter than either. Then orange rind and grapefruit. A light amount of grainy malt in the finish for balance, with a lingering bitterness. Quite refreshing, yet surprisingly bitter for a pale ale -- I guess that is why this one is an "extra" pale ale... 4/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, maybe a little lighter than that. Feels a little spritzier on the palate than most pale ales, but in a good way here as this helps the bitter hoppiness pop on the palate. Dry finish. 4/5

Overall: Had low expectations for this given the grain-forward nose, but the flavor is where it counts most and this one delivers. Appetizingly bitter and flavorful for the style, even though it is not complex. Give this "something different" brew a whirl if you get the chance.

Cost: $9.49 for a six pack of 12 oz cans.

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

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%

Can. Pours copper and hazy. Darker than what I was expecting an Extra Pale to be. Smells of floral hops, some pine, some citrus and a good lot of caramel malt. The flavor is no-nonsense and close to the nose. Caramel malts, some bread. Citrus and grass hops with a floral element. Straightforward. I was expecting something else. Body is surprisingly full, in context. Medium bitterness. Not bad, not expected.

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

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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 Casterbridge
3.59/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mmeehen
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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 Jebburrows
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Gagnonn
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.37/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kurzman
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Flying Jenny Extra Pale Ale from Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 380 ratings